Beach Read meets When Harry Met Sally in this vibrantly funny and endearingly sweet story of two lonely people who find love when they least expect it. A love letter to classic rom-com movies, and to anyone who has ever pined for the wrong person.
You know how the story’s supposed to go … but love makes its own plans.
Eli thinks he and his girlfriend, Victoria, are meant to be together – until she breaks up with him, leaving him heartbroken and confused. Determined to win her back, he goes along with the advice of his friends: become the sophisticated yet vulnerable ideal man. How? Study the best romantic heroes from everyone's favourite rom-com movies.
Leah is used to being alone, especially after taking care of her sick foster mother for the past year. And with no family or friends to keep her in town, she makes the decision to move. Again. But when she becomes inadvertently drawn into Eli’s makeover scheme, her plans are put on hold, and she ends up being Eli’s guide through the wild world of meet-cutes and grand gestures. Even though she believes Eli is perfect the way he is. Even though she just might be falling in love with him …
‘The perfect swoony, slow burn, sentimental romantic comedy ... 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!’ Jenn McKinlay, author of Paris Is Always a Good Idea
Jayne Denker is the author of romantic comedies, including It's Probably You and The Rom-Com Agenda. 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.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Australia (January 4, 2023)
Length: 320 pages
Raves and Reviews
'You know that iconic rom-com trope where someone gets a makeover and suddenly their best friend falls in love with them? If you love that, then you'd better pick this book up because you'll be obsessed with every page.'
'Denker spins rom-com gold in this vibrant, genre-savvy tale ... A funny and poignant ride, enhanced by sparkling prose and a stellar lineup of supporting characters.'
– Publishers Weekly
‘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!’
– Jenn McKinlay, New York Times bestselling author of Paris Is Always a Good Idea
‘The Rom-Com Agenda is a funny and heartwarming story with characters you’ll want to meet again. An homage to the romcom movies we grew up with.’
– Sophie Sullivan, author of How to Love Your Neighbor
‘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
'A sweet and slow-burn love story, showcasing in-depth knowledge of romantic comedies and featuring a supporting cast worthy of their own novels.'