The roughest draft by emily wibberley and Austin Seigemund-Broka

“Prove it,” I half whisper. “Prove to me it’s fiction.”

“Why did Katrina Freeling and Nathan Van Huysen quit writing together?”

THAT is the question. and THAT is why The Roughest Draft had me turning the pages to find out what happened! I enjoyed the insight of co-writing and the vulnerability of writing. Emily and Austin’s prose is always stunning. Heads up: this one is not a perfectly crafted love story. Yes, there is an HEA but Katrina and Nathan are. On. A. Journey. A four year journey. TBH, some of the story didn’t sit well with me; however, if romance readers love an imperfect fairytale then check out The Roughest Draft! 28 Summers by Elin Hilderbrand (but with an HEA) kept popping in to my head. The Roughest Draft is raw and real and deep. A love to hate to love romance between two authors and their way back to each other.

-friends to enemies to friends to lovers
-slooow burn
-past & present timelines
-dual POV
-a second chance at love
-writing partnership
-a lovable kitty named James Joyce
-gorgeous Florida cottage setting
-late night love letter written in someone else’s voice
-#IsThisAKissingBook: “…the feeling of a first kiss with someone you’ve kissed a hundred times.”

Thank you Berkley Romance for an advanced copy!

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