Synopsis

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?

Audiobook review

5 stars

Katherine Center nailed it again!

The Rom-Commers is another romantic, smart, soul lifting and emotional story from Katherine Center.
Emma is a perfect heroine: sometimes clumsy, making the best of what life gave her, resilient, determined, caring and absolutely passionate with romcom.
Her fangirling for Charlie and other Hollywood celebrities was so relatable and cute.

And watching her determined to convince Charlie that romantic comedies was a serious business deserving of his talent was extremely entertaining.

The relationship between Charlie and Emma unfurled slowly but steadily, feeling organic. From reluctant to colleagues to friends to probably more even if it was not without some drama (but otherwise where would be the fun right?).

That book is not only filled with romance and fun but as with every Katherine Center’s books, it also features some heavy topics (illness) and teaches us a lesson. Said lesson being to make the most of what life gives us and choose to be happy. That doesn’t mean always smoothly sailing but that means choosing to see the bright side of things, choosing kindness over hate or resentment, choosing to adapt when life throws lemons at us.


“That’s just life.
Tragedy really is a given.
There are endless human stories, but they all end the same way.
So it can’t be where you’re going that matters. It has to be how you get there.
That’s what I’ve decided.
It’s all about the details you notice. And the joys you savor. And the hope you refuse to give up on.
It’s all about writing the very best story of your life.
Not just about how you live it—but how you choose to tell it.”
It was pure joy listening to that audiobook narrated by the excellent Patty Murin.



Katherine Center has once more demonstrated that she deserves her place as one of my favorite romance writers.

“You had to maximize joy when it fluttered into your life. You had to honor it. And savor it. And not stomp it to death by reminding everyone of everything you’d lost.”

Thanks for reading.

Sophie

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12 Comments

  1. I always enjoy the gentle reminders Center plants in her books to, basically, live, love, laugh. Enjoy the moment. This was another fun and touching tale. I liked how she gave everyone an HEA. I thought my heart would explode at the end.