The Dead Romantics
By Ashley Poston
Thanks to HQ for gifting me The Dead Romantics. It’s perfect for Halloween! Discover why in the blurb and my review below…
Florence Day is a ghost-writer with one big problem. She’s supposed to be penning swoon-worthy novels for a famous romance author but, after a bad break-up, Florence no longer believes in love. And when her strict (but undeniably hot) new editor, Benji Andor, won’t give her an extension on her book deadline, Florence prepares to kiss her career goodbye.
Although when tragedy strikes and Florence has to head home, the last thing she expects to see is a ghost at her front door. Not just any ghost, however, but the stern form of her still very hot – yet now unquestionably dead – new editor.
As sparks start to fly between them, Florence tells herself she can’t be falling for a ghost – even an infuriatingly sexy one. But can Benji help Florence to realise love isn’t dead, after all?
If you fell in love with Beach Read, The Love Hypothesis and The Hating Game, this laugh-out-loud romance packed with sizzling chemistry will give you all the feels!
The Dead Romantics is a book with a ghostly difference and it is absolutely fabulous! Florence Day is a ghostwriter for Falcon Publishers and is basically failing at buttering up the new editor. She also has an interesting thing or two to say about publishing. She also isn’t into romance a and happily ever after and doesn’t really believe in them, except this is what she needs to ghost write. The repartee is fantastically funny.
There are moments of deep sadness when Florence’s dad dies, but then someone she least expects turns up, someone who it should be impossible to be in her eyeline. It turns out she can see ghosts.
There is good character development within it as readers see Florence grow in her unusual life. There is also hope to be found from places there seemed to be none.
The writing is clever and sharp how it mingles death and humour together to create a rom-com. All in all, the concept and execution of it makes for some entertaining reading.