Book Review: The Dead Romantics by Ashley Poston


Title: The Dead Romantics

Author: Ashley Poston

Publication Date: June 28, 2022

Number of Pages: 368

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Berkley

Genre: Contemporary, Romance


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.

Personal Thoughts:

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Wow, this was such a cute and fluffy read! The kind of book you want to reread when you’re feeling a bit sad to make you feel better.

In this romance novel, we follow Florence Day who works as a ghostwriter for a very famous romance author. She’s currently on her last book before her contract is up, unfortunately, she couldn’t write a happily ever after because to her, romance is as good as dead. Then she receives a phone call, one she never want to receive… she is informed that her father has passed. So she must return home to Mairmont, a place she spent years running away from because of a crazy past.

I honestly can’t think of anything bad about this book because I just love everything and I am so glad I bought a copy because it’s worth every penny! Throughout the story, Ashley Poston throws book references/titles and I want to read all of them.

This book constantly reminded me that things will get better — maybe not today, but someday. It is well-written in a way that makes you feel all warm inside. This is definitely an oatmeal book for me (iykyk).


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