January Andrews built her life around happily-ever-afters: her parents' idyllic marriage, a picture-perfect relationship with her boyfriend, and her dream career as a romance novelist. Then it all fell apart. Heartbroken, January arrives at her father's Michigan lake house to try to write her new novel…only to find she's moved in next door to her nemesis, Augustus Everett. Ten years ago, they were rivals in their college writing class; now Gus is the (very handsome) darling of the literary world and January is broke. She vows to avoid him at all costs, but a fateful run-in at a local book club sparks a conversation—and a wager. Gus will attempt to write a happily-ever-after, and January will try her hand at "bleak literary fiction."
He offers to teach her his research process, and she agrees to guide him through "a rom-com crash course."
But as the summer heats up, so does their relationship. Only one writer can win the bet…but both will end up with more than they bargained for. Sexy and heartfelt, this contemporary romance lives up to its title as a satisfying Beach Read