The Roughest Draft

Berkley. Jan. 2022. 336p. ISBN 9780593201930. pap. $16. CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
Katrina Freeling and Nathan Van Huysen were publishing’s up-and-coming dream team…until their writing partnership imploded pre-publication and neither would divulge the reason. Four years later, their book is still a best-selling success, and they’re finally tasked with finishing out their contract. Retreating to Florida to write means rehashing the past, and the two must figure out whose love story they’re actually crafting: their characters’ or their own. This dual-perspective romance is the first adult novel from real-life couple Wibberley and Siegemund-Broka; fans of the pair’s YA novels will still get all the feels from Nathan and Katrina’s developing relationship.
VERDICT This will-they-or-won’t-they romance is perfect for readers who enjoy friends-to-lovers, or anyone pursuing a passion project professionally. For fans of Emily Henry’s Beach Read, Minnie Drake’s Star-Crossed, and Christina Lauren’s Twice in a Blue Moon.
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