Such a delightful read for summer!
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.
A book about authors, books, writing, love, and grief
Augustus Everett isn’t the hot boyfriend you would find in the other romance books, he comes with a very heavy-not-easy-to-deal-with package, his character is imperfect, which what made me fall in love with him along the lines even more.
The closest t hing to my heart is an imperfect character, i love reading characters that are more close to reality and its faults than fiction and its perfection.
At the same time January’s character was the sweetest most joyful thing you will ever get to read about, she actually makes me smile just reading about her day.
And the fact that both characters are authors made me just go weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
The writing was so light and funny, i LAUGHED OUT LOUD and i re-read the funny scenes just to make sure than this was actually as funny as i thought it is!
it was one of those slow burn romance, that starts with the characters getting extremely close as friends, and building an their relationship over a solid friendship, which we all know is the best kind of romance.
It gets you rooting for the characters from the bottom of your heart
This is my 3rd book in a row about Grief, and God i wish i would never experience what these characters went through.
the story starts with one year after January lost her father, and my Goodness did i feel her hurt!
It was handled with so many emotions and feelings, it was truly heartbreaking to read about how she’s handling it, and i just felt everything she did.