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The Rom-Commers

She’s rewriting his love story. But can she rewrite her own?

Emma Wheeler desperately longs to be a screenwriter. She’s spent her life studying, obsessing over, and writing romantic comedies—good ones! That win contests! But she’s also been the sole caretaker for her kind-hearted dad, who needs full-time care. Now, when she gets a chance to re-write a script for famous screenwriter Charlie Yates—The Charlie Yates! Her personal writing god!—it’s a break too big to pass up.

Emma’s younger sister steps in for caretaking duties, and Emma moves to L.A. for six weeks for the writing gig of a lifetime. But what is it they say? Don’t meet your heroes? Charlie Yates doesn’t want to write with anyone—much less “a failed, nobody screenwriter.” Worse, the romantic comedy he’s written is so terrible it might actually bring on the apocalypse. Plus! He doesn’t even care about the script—it’s just a means to get a different one green-lit. Oh, and he thinks love is an emotional Ponzi scheme.

But Emma’s not going down without a fight. She will stand up for herself, and for rom-coms, and for love itself. She will convince him that love stories matter—even if she has to kiss him senseless to do it. But . . . what if that kiss is accidentally amazing? What if real life turns out to be so much . . . more real than fiction? What if the love story they’re writing breaks all Emma’s rules—and comes true?


The Review

Hello Book friends!

Today I’m reviewing The Rom-Commers by Katherine Center. In this romcom we follow award winning screenwriter Charlie Yates, who is in desperate need for someone to rewrite his latest screenplay (even though he won’t admit it) and Emma Wheeler who is willing to help him, for a price of course.

And romance readers you NEED (yes all caps) this book in your life.


Think of a happy moment. How it made you feel. How happiness bubbled up like the first sip of champagne, how it creates a kaleidoscope of vivid colors, bright and beautiful that you want to bottle up, and save it for safekeeping. Hoarding it as though you are book dragon, to visit it often, to replay that moment when you need it most.

That. is. this. book.

Katherine Center, you amaze me. I LOVE every page of this book. It’s how Center shapes the story, taking two people on opposite spectrums of life and forcing them to collide together, creating a book readers will want to remember ten, fifteen year from now, because it’s that good.

Pre-order this one today.

Happy Reading ~ Cece

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About the Author

Katherine Center writes laugh-and-cry books about how life knocks us down—and how we get back up. She’s been compared to both Jane Austen and Nora Ephron, and the Dallas Morning News calls her stories, “satisfying in the most soul-nourishing way.” Her books have made countless Best-Of lists, including RealSimple’s Best Books of 2020, Amazon’s Top 100 Books of 2019, Goodreads’ Best Books of the Year, and many more.

Bestselling author Emily Henry calls her summer 2022 book, The Bodyguard, “a shot of pure joy.” The movie adaptation of Katherine’s novel The Lost Husband (starring Josh Duhamel) hit #1 on Netflix, and her novel Happiness for Beginners is now a Netflix original starring Ellie Kemper. Katherine lives in her hometown of Houston, Texas, with her husband, two kids, and their fluffy-but-fierce dog.

publication details

Pub DateISBNPage CountPublisherAge GroupSource & FormatReview Posted Online
11-Jun-24978-1250283801336St. Martin’s Griffin AdultNetGalley, Digital ARCJanuary 28, 2023

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– C




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