My first book I’ve read by the author duo, Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka, their writing was beautiful, telling the tale between the protagonists of The Roughest Draft who also happen to be two authors writing a book together.
Taking on a dual timeframe that slowly reveals what truly happened between the writing team, Katrina and Nathan that led to their professional break up; they are pressured to join forces again and fulfill their publishing contract to write their final book. The slow burn romance between them was perfect and it was a pleasure to read their parallel lives, dual POV and dual timelines that added such a wonderful uniqueness than other stories that I have read in the past that have attempted the same method.
Thank you Berkley for the advanced reader's copy. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
The Roughest Draft releases tomorrow, January 25th!
They were cowriting literary darlings until they hit a plot hole that turned their lives upside down.
Three years ago, Katrina Freeling and Nathan Van Huysen were the brightest literary stars on the horizon, their cowritten books topping bestseller lists. But on the heels of their greatest success, they ended their partnership on bad terms, for reasons neither would divulge to the public. They haven't spoken since, and never planned to, except they have one final book due on contract.
Facing crossroads in their personal and professional lives, they're forced to reunite. The last thing they ever thought they'd do again is hole up in the tiny Florida town where they wrote their previous book, trying to finish a new manuscript quickly and painlessly. Working through the reasons they've hated each other for the past three years isn't easy, especially not while writing a romantic novel.
While passion and prose push them closer together in the Florida heat, Katrina and Nathan will learn that relationships, like writing, sometimes take a few rough drafts before they get it right.