My Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Augustus Everett is an acclaimed author of literary fiction. January Andrews writes bestselling romance. When she pens a happily ever after, he kills off his entire cast.
They’re polar opposites.
In fact, the only thing they have in common is that for the next three months, they’re living in neighboring beach houses, broke, and bogged down with writer’s block.
Until, one hazy evening, one thing leads to another and they strike a deal designed to force them out of their creative ruts: Augustus will spend the summer writing something happy, and January will pen the next Great American Novel. She’ll take him on field trips worthy of any rom-com montage, and he’ll take her to interview surviving members of a backwoods death cult (obviously). Everyone will finish a book and no one will fall in love. Really.
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Why I liked this book:
I like reading stories about struggling writers and how they overcome writer’s block. This book also had a good amount of romance without being over the top and too detailed. It tells the story of two people who knew each other in college but never really kept in touch and then they find each other again and have to overcome their past opinions to see the true person in front of them now.
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The characters were relatable to me and the story made me like them almost instantly. January had the troubled past that you want to see her overcome and be successful. Gus had an air of mystery about him for the first part of the story that made you want to dig deeper and learn more about him.
I would recommend this book to anyone who loves a light romance/contemporary. It does have a sort of hate-to-love trope so if you’re not a fan of those, you might consider skipping this one.