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The Rom-Commers

A Novel

Author: Katherine Center

The Rom-Commers

The Rom-Commers

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Featuring beautiful spray-painted edges with vibrant designed endpapers.

The New York Times bestselling author Katherine Center's next laugh out loud, feel good rom-com...

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Featuring beautiful spray-painted edges with vibrant designed endpapers.

The New York Times bestselling author Katherine Center's next laugh out loud, feel good rom-com about writing your own story.

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?

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"Center, the prolific author of many romances, clearly understands what it takes to create a winning romantic comedy and puts Charlie and Emma through many of the most delightful rom-com tropes (enemies to lovers, forced proximity). But the book, like all of Center’s work, doesn’t completely eschew darkness—both Emma and Charlie are dealing with trauma and grief. A winning romance that deftly balances heft and humor." --Kirkus

"Winsome and charming, Center's latest is that perfect blend of romance and overcoming life challenges that her readers treasure." --Booklist (starred review)

“This rom-com about a rom-com offers a pretty predictable storyline, but the enjoyment comes from the tongue-in-cheek commentary on its own genre. As Center writes, ‘If you’re surprised by the ending, somebody wasn’t doing their job. We all know where it’s headed. The fun is how we get there.’” --USA Today

“Grumpy Boy and Sunshine Girl is one of the best tropes and it’s back again in this meta romcom…will the kissing come off the page to the other page? We’ll find out, and I will likely be squealing like a pig throughout!” --Betches

“Katherine Center offers another source for the pleasurable charms readers of Hilderbrand will soon be desperately jonesing for.” --Parade

“The Rom-Commers by Katherine Center is a delightful, hilarious love story that fans of Emily Henry will be eager to dive into this summer.” --BookTrib

“If you’re into Katherine Center’s rich character development and a juicy enemies-to-lovers romance, read this.” --The Skimm

“For a good cry, many laughs and a big hit of dopamine, read The Rom-Commers, a story about an aspiring screenwriter looking for real-life love. I’m a massive Katherine Center stan, and this book is her best yet.”—Emily Giffin

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