When in Rome by Sarah Adams

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When in Rome: A Novel

When in Rome
by Sarah Adams
Pub Date – 9/20/22
I love an opposites attract and loved The Cheat Sheet.

A romance between a sheltered pop star and a grumpy heartbroken pie man. Hehe he has taken over his grandmother’s pie shop so that makes him a pie man, right?

He has offered his guest room and the small town atmosphere and gossip has made it so she has to stay with him. She is getting addicted to the way he doesn’t treat her like a celebrity and just an annoying person. No one treats her like a normal person. 

This is the second book I’ve read this week where a toxic controlling relationship or a kind of parasitic relationship has taken over a characters life. It’s so crazy when you realize you’ve been lied to, stolen from and isolated.

Glad the truth was revealed before it could go too far! The romance was so sweet. Once the fears were worked past.

❓ Do you like pie? What’s your fav filling? I love a Chocolate Silk Pie or Cherry, Pumpkin and Apple.

Thank you @randomhouse and @netgalley for the e-ARC for my honest and voluntary review.

Opposites certainly attract for the stranded pop star and small-town baker in this slice of romance from the author of the TikTok sensation The Cheat Sheet.

Amelia Rose, known as Rae Rose to her adoring fans, is burned-out from years of maintaining her “princess of pop” image. Inspired by her favorite Audrey Hepburn film, Roman Holiday, she drives off in the middle of the night for a break in Rome . . . Rome, Kentucky, that is. 

When Noah Walker finds Amelia on his front lawn in her broken-down car, he makes it clear he doesn’t have the time or patience for celebrity problems. He’s too busy running the pie shop his grandmother left him and reminding his nosy but lovable neighbors to mind their own damn business. Despite his better judgment, he lets her stay in his guest room—but only until her car is fixed—then she’s on her own. 

Then Noah starts to see a different side of Rae Rose—she’s Amelia: kindhearted and goofy, yet lonely from years in the public eye. He can’t help but get close to her. Soon she’ll have to return to her glamorous life on tour, but until then, Noah will show Amelia all the charming small-town experiences she’s been missing, and she’ll help him open his heart to more. 

Amelia can’t resist falling for the cozy town and her grumpy tour guide, but even Audrey had to leave Rome eventually.


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