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The Dead Romantics

By Ashley Poston
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Publisher Description

A New York Times Notable Book of 2022!

The New York Times Bestseller and Good Morning America Book Club Pick!

"I LOVED this book! ...Funny, breathtaking, hopeful, and dreamy.”—Ali Hazelwood, New York Times bestselling author of The Love Hypothesis

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.

"One of the Summer's Hottest Reads"—Entertainment Weekly

969 Reviews

Smiling Face with Heart-Eyes“I found this book by accident at Half Price Books and I am SO glad I did. Not only did I love the story, which was so original and cleverly written, I also identified with the protagonist so much. The author makes so many references to the things I love in such a witty way. I laughed and cried and found so much joy in this novel. It moves at a comfortable pace while still giving all of the descriptive detail you could possibly desire Please read it!!”
Characters change and growLikable charactersMulti-layered charactersBeautifully writtenFunny writingOriginal writing
Thumbs Up“This was a super cute book to start fall off with! I enjoyed it a lot even though it’s not a genre I usually read. I’ll definitely check out more from this author!”
Likable charactersEasy to readMagical settingRomantic
Thumbs Up“This book took me a little while to get into, but it was a cute, feel-good read with a sweet ending and lovable characters! I love when two characters have a magical bond. 🫶🏼”
Likable charactersEasy to readFunny writingTwistyMagical settingFeel good
Smiling Face with Heart-Eyes“Over all, I loved this book! It was such a sweet story and it even made me laugh a few times. My only complaint is that it was a bit difficult to read sometimes. The way things were worded just didn't always flow well. Then again, I did read this all night, when I should have been sleeping.... Maybe my lack of sleep made it more difficult to understand what the author had written. Still, I'm glad the author was able to find a way to a happy ending, I was worried it wasn't going to end happily.”
Characters change and growAddictiveBeautiful settingRomantic
Red Angry Face“This was the worst booktok read”
Bad writingUnengaging charactersUnsatisfying plot

About Ashley Poston

Ashley Poston writes stories about love and friendship and ever afters. A native to South Carolina, she now lives in a small grey house with her sassy cat and too many books. You can find her on the internet, somewhere, watching cat videos and reading fan-fiction.

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