Can’t Wait Wednesday – PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT by Sarah Adams


“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, which encourages fellow bloggers to spotlight upcoming releases that we’re excited about.  It is a meme that I have  loved participating in since I first started blogging, but as Jill is no longer actively posting, from now on I’ll be linking to Can’t Wait Wednesday, hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings, which is a spinoff of the original WoW meme.

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My selection for this week is PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT by Sarah Adams.  I loved this author’s last book, When in Rome, and when I saw her follow-up is set in the same world and that it features fake dating, it immediately became a must-read for me.



Publication Date:  May 2, 2023 by Dell

From Goodreads:

When the owner of the local flower shop in Rome, Kentucky, makes a questionable agreement with a tattooed bad boy, a delightful friends to lovers romance begins to bloom–from the author of When in Rome and The Cheat Sheet.

Annie Walker is on a quest to find her perfect match-someone who nicely compliments her happy, quiet life running her flower shop in Rome, Kentucky. Unfortunately, she worries her goal might be too far out of reach when she overhears her date saying she is “sounbelievably boring.” Is it too late to become flirtatious and fun like the leading ladies in her favorite romance movies? Maybe she only needs a little practice…and Annie has the perfect person in mind to become her tutor: Will Griffin.

Will–the flirtatious, tattooed, and absolutely gorgeous bodyguard–is temporarily back in Rome, providing security for Amelia Rose as excitement grows for her upcoming marriage to Noah Walker. He has one personal objective during his time in town: stay away from Annie Walker. But no sooner than he gets settled, Will soon finds himself not only breaking his rule, but tasked with far more than simply providing security.

Will wants no part in changing the sweet and lovely Annie, but he can’t bring himself to say no to her request, so he officially agrees to teach her how to be the next leading lady of Rome, Kentucky, and find the love of her life-even if he doesn’t believe in love himself. Between faking a relationship so the meddling town doesn’t catch on to what’s really happening on their practice dates, and tutoring lessons that convince Annie to add passion to her list of must-haves in a mate, it doesn’t take long for the lines of their friendship to blur…


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I’d love to hear what upcoming book releases you’re waiting on this Wednesday? Leave me your link in the comments below and I’ll stop by and check out your CWW selection for this week. 🙂

34 replies
  1. Sam@WLABB
    Sam@WLABB says:

    I am pretty excited that Adams is bringing us back to Rome. I felt all Noah’s sisters needed their own books. I adored them

  2. Lark
    Lark says:

    I’ve loved the last three Sarah Adams’ books that I’ve read; she’s very much a favorite author of mine now. So I am very excited to know that she has another book coming out soon! 😀

  3. Literary Feline
    Literary Feline says:

    This sounds so sweet! I love the setting and already want to know more about Annie and Will. I hope you enjoy it when you read it, Suzanne. As an aside, every time I see that phrase, “practice makes perfect”, I am taken back to my elementary school days when I had a teacher who drilled that phrase into us. I probably overuse it to this day as a result. Thank you for sharing!

  4. Verushka
    Verushka says:

    This sounds so incredibly cute — and I love, love Annie and her wanting a quiet life ❤️

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