When Katrina “Kat” Freeling and Nathan Van Huysen met six years ago at a writers’ workshop in upstate New York, their writing styles and personalities just clicked, and the two quickly became the closest of friends and the co-authors of a well-received first novel. By the time their second book goes to print and is on its way to become a hugely successful best-seller, however, something has fractured their partnership and the two aren’t even on speaking terms.
Four years later, Kat and Nathan are still under contract to co-write a final book for their publisher who won’t take no for an answer. Kat very reluctantly agrees to write with Nathan once more, but only to please her agent/fiancé Sam. Nathan agrees, because he secretly thinks he can’t write without Kat.
The two reunite in the same house in the same Florida town they wrote their last book, the one that propelled them to fame, broke up their friendship and quite possibly destroyed Nathan’s marriage. Sequestered on Key Largo, long-buried sparks fly and closing the cover on their book and their relationship may not be as easy as it sounds.
Will they or won’t they? Did they or didn’t they? Told in the present time and through flashbacks, The Roughest Draft by co-authors and real-life couple Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka is a steamy, slow-burn of a romance that will definitely heat up your reading list.