The Dead Romantics: A GMA Book Club Pick (A Novel)

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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368 pages

Average rating: 7.52




Community Reviews

kayleereads 💫
Jun 23, 2024
10/10 stars
I loved this book!!! This book had me feeling a variety of emotions ranging from anger for her terrible ex, absolutely sobbing at certain chapters, and to kicking my feet over the amazing romance between the Fl and the Ml! This book is amazing and I def recommend!!! 10/10!!!
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Jun 14, 2024
9/10 stars
I loved this story!! It truly made me so happy reading this, I couldn't stop listening and literally woke up in the middle of the night and finished it. Narrator was excellent. It was so sweet, made me laugh and cry. I left feeling so good after this book. Romance and ghosts-yes please! =) The narrator is excellent and the authors note was fun to listen to as well. I've already recommended this to friends and family and I will even read this again. Looking forward to other books of hers.
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May 31, 2024
10/10 stars
This was perfect
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Ali Nurmikko
May 29, 2024
6/10 stars
If Hallmark made a Halloween movie the same way they make Christmas movies, this would surely be one. Hot Casper the Friendly ghost meets romance love story. Cute plot, although odd sometimes (ghost sexy scenes lol??). But I enjoyed the funky love story.
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May 08, 2024
2/10 stars
Ok. I have not finished this book, and just now I am shocked to see it is by the same author as The Seven Year Slip because that book was lovely!! This book is not great. Florence is not likable, she drones on and on, there is such potential but over half way through I'm skipping to the dialog and I just don't care where it goes!
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