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by Jayne Denker

THE ROM-COM AGENDA by Jayne Denker

St. Martin’s Griffin, January 2023

Vibrantly funny, endearingly sweet, and a love letter to all things rom-com, this is a story of two people finding love when they least expect it

You know how the story’s supposed to go...but love makes its own plans.

STEP 1: Find yourself

Leah Keegan is used to being alone, especially after the death of her foster mother the previous year. Now there’s nothing keeping her in the sweet town of Willow Cove. It’s time to move on. Again.

STEP 2: Win back the one who got away

Eli Masterson thought he and Victoria were meant to be together forever until she decided to jet off to Rome for a year. Eli is determined to win her back. But how?

STEP 3: Become a romantic hero

Changing Eli’s physical appearance is easy, but to turn Eli into the sophisticated-yet-vulnerable ideal man, his girl pals force him to watch classic rom-coms. And take notes.

STEP 4: Fall in love?

Inadvertently drawn into the makeover scheme, Leah ends up being Eli’s guide through the wild world of meet-cutes and grand gestures. Even though she believes Eli doesn’t need to change a thing about himself. Even though she just might be falling for Eli . . . and Eli falling for her.

JAYNE DENKER is the author of romantic comedies. When she’s not hard at work on another novel (or, rather, when she should be hard at work on another novel), she can usually be found frittering away stupid amounts of time on social media.

Early praise for The Rom-Com Agenda:

“Filled with charming characters and a heartwarming love story, The Rom-Com Agenda celebrates friendship, self-acceptance, and finding your voice. Denker delivers a joyous ode to the romantic comedy genre that is sure to delight readers!” —Kate Bromley, author of Here for the Drama and Talk Bookish to Me

“The Rom-Com Agenda is a funny and heartwarming story with characters you’ll want to meet again. An homage to the rom-com movies we grew up with.” —Sophie Sullivan, author of Ten Rules for Faking It

“In The Rom-Com Agenda, Jayne Denker has crafted the perfect swoony, slow burn, sentimental romantic comedy that we all deserve. I was absolutely swept off my feet by this delightfully witty romance between a complicated heroine and an idealistic hero. Movie references a huge bonus!” —New York Times bestselling author Jenn McKinlay