The Roughest Draft
by Emily Wibberley; Austin Siegemund-Broka
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 25 Jan 2022 | Archive Date 25 Feb 2022
Berkley Publishing Group, Berkley
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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 book 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.
“Complex and compelling, The Roughest Draft is a love letter to the creative process and how it inflects our lives and, most especially, our relationships.”—Kate Clayborn, author of Love at First
“The Roughest Draft is about finding that missing piece of yourself in that one person who brings out the best—and sometimes the worst—in you. It’s deeply romantic, unflinchingly real, and is a meditation on the power of words—not only for the reader, but for the writer.”—Jen DeLuca, author of Well Played