About the Book:
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.
Romance isn’t dead after all!
Sometimes you just need a light, quirky romance and ‘The Dead Romantics’ is that book! No angst, just lots of very original characters and tons of pop culture references. And a smart, handsome (dead? 😉) hero! Take a look at the synopsis, this story is absolutely perfect for fans of Christina Lauren.
I had no idea what this book was about going in and I’m glad I didn’t. I loved the endearing heroine Florence Day and her very odd past! Her secret is that she can see ghosts. She’s had her heart broken by her ex and she’s having a very tough time finishing her latest book which is way past deadline. Well, not really her book, it’s for the author she ghostwrites for!
She doesn’t think anyone besides a close inner circle knows her secret ghostwriting identity. When she meets Ben, the new editor assigned to her, sparks fly. He’s gorgeous!
Lots of twists and turns follow, including Florence having to attend a funeral back in the small town she grew up in. This is a sweet, funny romance, with lots of inside references to the publishing world, authors’ egos, and the romance genre in general.
”I tried publishing once. It didn’t work out. And I definitely did not make millions.” He had barked a laugh.
“Well, that’s because you wrote a romance.”
“What’s wrong with that?”
“Oh, bunny, you know you can do better.” I faltered.
“Better? . . .”
“No one’s remembered for a romance, bunny. If you want to be a good writer, you gotta make something that lasts.”
Quelle horreur! Romance readers will enjoy this lovely romance, a wonderful escape on a summer day. Loved the cover and the cast of characters and Florence and Ben.
(Thanks to the publisher for providing an advance copy in exchange for an honest review.)