The Dead Romantics

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
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Average rating: 7.48




Community Reviews

Jul 18, 2024
8/10 stars
I had a great time.
So fun, and cute.

I love the mayor.
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Jun 28, 2024
6/10 stars
This book dealt with coming to terms with death more viscerally than The Seven Year Slip. This book also had more of a quirky, silly vibe to it. Florence refers to her coffee as "vroom vroom juice" which I thought was cute, but I can see how others would find it cringey. I wouldn't say this is a beach read because there are some heavy moments, but it is a quick read and most of it is a fun time that shouldn't be taken too seriously.
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Jun 12, 2024
6/10 stars
Cute with lovable characters. Enjoyable.
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May 30, 2024
10/10 stars
So good, no complaints.
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Aug 29, 2023
10/10 stars
I did NOT want this book to end!
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