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  • Published: 12 April 2022
  • ISBN: 9780593201930
  • Imprint: Jove
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $22.99

The Roughest Draft



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They were cowriting literary darlings until they hit a plot hole that turned their lives upside down.

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, for reasons neither would divulge to the public. They haven't spoken since, and never planned to, except they have one final book due on contract.

Facing crossroads in their personal and professional lives, they're forced to reunite. The last thing they ever thought they'd do again is 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.

  • Published: 12 April 2022
  • ISBN: 9780593201930
  • Imprint: Jove
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $22.99

Praise for The Roughest Draft

Wibberley and Siegemund-Broka deliver on what they’ve always done best: imperfect characters who you want to follow all the way to the end. There’s fire-hot tension and yearning and resentfulness and fights and steamy romance, but there’s also beauty in the way the story depicts the uncertainty of creative careers, working as a team, and individual growth. If you have a case of winter blues, this is the novel to pick up.

Buzzfeed

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, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Wish You Were Here

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 feels as if it’s a palimpsest for Wibberley and Siegemund-Broka’s most deeply held beliefs about writing and each other — a profound collective story inked out for all of us to find ourselves on its pages.

Entertainment Weekly

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