I’m not usually one for romance with paranormal elements but as soon as I read the synopsis for Ashley Poston’s adult debut, The Dead Romantics*, I was sold. And I was over the moon when Berkley reached out about taking part in a blog tour!
Romantics came out this past Tuesday but I’ve already seen several friends talk about how much they enjoyed it, how this book needs to be on everyone’s summer reading list, etc. Run, don’t walk, to grab yourself a copy.
I made the big mistake of trying to get in some early morning reading time and starting this before work today. BIG MISTAKE. I had a hard time putting it down and getting started with my work day, so I have a really good feeling about this one. I cannot wait to get more time with this story over the long weekend!
Keep reading for the synopsis below!
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.
*Thank you to the publisher for providing me with an e-galley of this book. This has not impacted my review or opinion in any way; all opinions are my own.
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