Hey Friends! Today I'm sharing my review of The Roughest Draft! The featured book in the July Pouring Over Books Box!
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From the Book jacket
Nora Hamilton knows the formula for love better than anyone. As a romance channel screenwriter, it’s her job. But when her too-good-to work husband leaves her and their two kids, Nora turns her marriage’s collapse into cash and writes the best script of her life. No one is more surprised than her when it’s picked up for the big screen and set to film on location at her 100-year-old-home. When former Sexiest Man Alive, Leo Vance, is cast as her ne’er do well husband Nora’s life will never be the same.
The morning after shooting wraps and the crew leaves, Nora finds Leo on her porch with a half-empty bottle of tequila and a proposition. He’ll pay a thousand dollars a day to stay for a week. The extra seven grand would give Nora breathing room, but it’s the need in his eyes that makes her say yes. Seven days: it’s the blink of an eye or an eternity depending on how you look at it. Enough time to fall in love. Enough time to break your heart.
4 out of 5 stars
My Review ( Spoiler Free)
I love a good contemporary romance where the main characters are more mature. Meaning they are navigating not just the romance, but whole lives including children , careers, and just life. It feels more realistic and more relatable to me at this point in my life.
I personally loved this book. It was a fast read for me! My initial thoughts were that it was the perfect Hallmark Movie...with sex.
Then I got really invested in our main characters and I couldn't put it down.
All of your favorite tropes are here ( grumpy/sunshine, small town romance, miscommunication) but they don't feel overdone. They fit perfectly into the story of Nora and Leo.
All in all, a perfect summer read.
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