A RITA® nominee for best contemporary romance of 2017
Everyone knows her face. He knows her heart.
Emerson Quinn is famous. Girls want to be her. Boys want to date her. Each record outsells the last. All that remains is to continue transitioning her brand from its teenage fan base to a more mature, diverse audience. So she’s under strict orders to play nice with her army of assigned co-songwriters and to knock off the serial dating that keeps landing her in the tabloids. If she follows instructions, she can look forward to an indefinite run at the top of the celebrity ecosystem. There’s only one problem with this plan: Emerson is miserable.
So she runs away, impulsively fleeing her L.A. life and heading for a small Iowa college town where a guy she once knew lives. He’s the only person in the world she can think of who might be enough of a nerd to not know about Emerson Quinn the brand. Who might be willing to provide a haven where she can lay low and write her new album by herself, on her own terms.
Art history professor Evan Winslow knows a thing or two about leaving your past behind. He’s worked hard to establish himself far from the spotlight of his infamous father. He’s up for tenure soon, which will mean job security for life. All he has to do to lock down his hard-won, blessedly quiet existence is keep his head down.
Too bad the most famous pop star in the world—who also happens to be his long-lost muse—has just shown up on his doorstep.
Praise for Famous
- “A knockout contemporary romance sure to delight… There are about seven hundred small moments to adore in this book, but the thing I loved the most was that this was grounded in reality. Emerson’s pain was evident and so relatable—she’s a young woman who let other people define her for far too long. Her time in Iowa reminds her who Emmy is as a woman and who she wants to be and allows her to separate that from the public ideation of Emerson. Who among us has not had that same journey, albeit perhaps not on the cover of People?” –All About Romance (A desert island keeper)
- “This book is kind of sweet, with some slow burn romance and some amazing tension between the two, and then when we finally get the sexy times, it is scorching.” –Smexy Books
- “This is a great fun summer romance with two people unexpectedly finding just what they needed when they weren’t looking for it.” –The Good, The Bad and the Unread
- “What is so lovely about this romance is that Evan and Emmy connect on such a deep, emotional level. They become friends and confidantes and each other’s safe place. They trust each other. Emmy is a world-famous musician, but Evan sees her for the caring, talented, sometimes insecure woman she is.” –Fiction Vixen