[REVIEW] The Roughest Draft by Emily Wibberley & Austin Siegemund-Broka

[REVIEW] The Roughest Draft by Emily Wibberley & Austin Siegemund-Broka

Y’all. Y’ALL. I will never understand why this book has such a low rating (for a romance) on Goodreads. I know the writing is a little more flowery than most romance novels, but seriously, everything about this book was a win for me.

Katrina and Nathan, former co-writers of an international bestseller, want nothing to do with each other after a previous falling out. The two are forced to finish their publishing contract for one more book, live together on a writing retreat, and face the reality of what they mean to the other.

Y’all, THIS is the level of angst I need in a romance!! I was completely giddy while reading this wondering who would slip up first in their game to avoid the past.

There is something that is so rarely done in romance novels which is capturing the complexity of a feud between two people, especially between those that are in a relationship. I often find that complications that arise in most romance novels are so simple and easy to understand–the solution is essentially served to you. This is not reality. Fights often have two sides that are not so easily reconciled–two people might think they are arguing about two completely different things.

Wibberley and Siegemund-Broka do an incredible job of capturing this complexity. I was blown away by the collision of Katrina and Nathan.

I do think the ending reveal was a bit anticlimactic, but the buildup was so good that I honestly could not care less.

Needless to say, this will definitely be one of my top favorites for the year.

Rating: ★★★★★

Find The Roughest Draft at an independent bookseller near you on IndieBound.

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