The Roughest Draft by Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka
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I got this book from Once Upon a Book Club. That means I was able to open up gifts as I read the book. To be honest, this made me like the book a bit more than I otherwise would have.
Katrina and Nathan met at a writing workshop and eventually became co-authors. Nathan is married, but Katrina is not. Despite this, their author relationship seems to work and three years ago, they were on the brink of stardom. Something happened and Katrina walked away. She got engaged to their literary agent, and Nathan tried to eke out a solo author career.
Now they are forced back together to finish one more book to fulfill their contract. This is a book that writers would probably enjoy as it’s very much about writing a book, and writing a life. The POV changes between Katrina and Nathan, both past and present. This gives us a whole look at the story, but I also found the back and forth in time to be kind of annoying. It just felt like a lot of things were going to repeat themselves, and I just wanted concrete answers about the past.
Not a bad book by any means, it’s still a pretty standard 3-star read for me. Definitely not something I’d re-read, but I’m glad I had the chance to check it out.
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