You definitely shouldn't pretend to be their boyfriend.
Rasul came to this backwater town for an academic residency-a necessary evil, since he's burned through his advance without finishing the book that goes with it. But he's also getting distance from a toxic relationship. Quiet, reserved Jacob isn't his type, but their charade gives Rasul a respite from the social media circus surrounding his breakup, and Jacob's charming apartment proves the perfect setting to write.
Of course, prolonged exposure reveals that Jacob's reserved exterior hides a thoughtful, intelligent man who sets Rasul's imagination-and heart-alight.
Every day Rasul reveals himself to be more than Jacob ever dreamed he could. Jacob tries to be content with friendship and the professional overlap between author and bookseller, knowing a shooting star like Rasul could never make a home with Jacob in a small town like Copper Point.