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Review: The Dead Romantics by Ashley Poston

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Review: The Dead Romantics by Ashley Poston

A disillusioned millennial ghostwriter who, quite literally, has some ghosts of her own, has to find her way back home in this sparkling adult debut from national bestselling author Ashley Poston.

Florence Day is the ghostwriter for one of the most prolific romance authors in the industry, and she has a problem—after a terrible breakup, she no longer believes in love. It’s as good as dead.

When her new editor, a too-handsome mountain of a man, won’t give her an extension on her book deadline, Florence prepares to kiss her career goodbye. But then she gets a phone call she never wanted to receive, and she must return home for the first time in a decade to help her family bury her beloved father.

For ten years, she’s run from the town that never understood her, and even though she misses the sound of a warm Southern night and her eccentric, loving family and their funeral parlor, she can’t bring herself to stay. Even with her father gone, it feels like nothing in this town has changed. And she hates it.

Until she finds a ghost standing at the funeral parlor’s front door, just as broad and infuriatingly handsome as ever, and he’s just as confused about why he’s there as she is.

Romance is most certainly dead . . . but so is her new editor, and his unfinished business will have her second-guessing everything she’s ever known about love stories.

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The Dead Romantics is a thrilling and exciting novel by author Ashley Poston. I didn’t see this book coming and it hit me with all the feels.

When we first meet up with Florence Day, we discover that she is a ghostwriter for one of the top romance authors in the industry. Unfortunately for Florence, she’s had writer’s block ever since her last breakup. Now with her script due, she has no idea what to do but ask for an extension. Sounds easy enough until her sexy new editor refuses. Florence has no choice but to bang out a manuscript no matter how awful it might be. Everything is going to plan until one phone call turns her entire world upside down…

The Dead Romantics is a quirky and well-written story. I was sucked in and intrigued from the very first page. I thought the plot was fun and unique. I loved the paranormal aspects of the story and how much they added to it. I enjoyed the characters and all the different dynamics they brought to the table.

There is so much more to The Dead Romantics than meets the eye. It’s a unique love story filled with humor, family dynamics, and dealing with grief. This book was highly entertaining and I devoured it in just a single sitting. In the end, I thought this book was a really fun read and had a wonderful time getting swept up in this story.

*I was provided an ARC copy of this book via the publisher & NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.

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