The Roughest Draft

Emily Wibberley

Austin Siegemund-Broka

27 October 2022
9781035018659
336 pages

Synopsis

'This novel is that rare piece of writing that needs no editing, haunts your sleep, and leaves you wishing it was longer when you turn the last page.' - Jodi Picoult, author of Wish You Were Here

Their romance was a bestseller. Too bad it was all fiction . . .

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. They haven't spoken since, and never planned to, except they have one final book due on contract.

Forced to reunite they 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.

Achingly romantic, The Roughest Draft by Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka is an intimate will-they-won't-they love story.

This novel is that rare piece of writing that needs no editing, haunts your sleep, and leaves you wishing it was longer when you turn the last page.
The Roughest Draft is a book about books, and a breathtaking meditation on the ways in which fiction can be a space to expose and write large our must vulnerable truths . . . Complex and achingly romantic
The Roughest Draft has it all: romance, rumor and intrigue, and you won’t want to put it down