Book Review

THE DEAD ROMANTICS by Ashley Poston

I received a gifted galley of THE DEAD ROMANTICS by Ashley Poston for an honest review. Thank you to Berkley Publishing Group, PRHAudio and Netgalley for the opportunity to read and review!

Rating: 4.5 / 5
Publication Date: 6/28/2022

THE DEAD ROMANTICS follows Florence, a young woman who is used to keeping parts of herself locked away. She has to keep her vocation a secret since she’s the ghost writer for a much beloved romance author (a problem since she’s pretty much given up on love herself). She has a new editor to clue in both to her ghost writer identity and her current writing troubles.

She also has kept her ability to see and talk to ghosts under wraps, after this ability had her leaving her hometown and her family’s funeral home business in her rear view. When a family tragedy has her coming home, she has to confront all that she’s been keeping secret.

This book really sucked me in and I wound up flying through the audiobook in barely more than a day. It even got me out of bed early to finish up before starting work the next morning! All that said this is a book I would definitely recommend going into with eyes open. It deals in heavy topics of grief and loss and it is one that should come with some tissues at the ready!

I went into this book without checking out the synopsis, so there were a few surprises along the way. I will say that I did pick up on the big twist fairly early on in the book, but it still left me wondering how things would play out and it didn’t diminish my enjoyment at all.

I really enjoyed this book and I love the author’s writing. I enjoyed the author’s AMONG THE BEASTS & BRIARS, so I wasn’t sure what to expect from this very different type of story, but I loved this one even more!

THE DEAD ROMANTICS is out today!

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