The Dead Romantics By Ashley Poston
‘The Dead Romantics’ is the latest book by Ashley Preston.
Florence Day is a ghost-writer with one big problem. She’s supposed to be penning swoon-worthy novels for a famous romance author but, after a bad break-up, Florence no longer believes in love. And when her strict (but undeniably hot) new editor, Benji Andor, won’t give her an extension on her book deadline, Florence prepares to kiss her career goodbye. Although when tragedy strikes and Florence has to head home, the last thing she expects to see is a ghost at her front door. Not just any ghost, however, but the stern form of her still very hot – yet now unquestionably dead – new editor. As sparks start to fly between them, Florence tells herself she can’t be falling for a ghost – even an infuriatingly sexy one. But can Benji help Florence to realise love isn’t dead, after all?
It seemed only perfect to kick off October with ‘The Dead Romantics’, a witty and romantic story about love and grief.
The story is seen through the narrative of the wonderfully Florence Day who is a ghost writer for Ann Nichols, one of the most famous romantic novelists. But Florence is on deadline with the latest book and she’s finding it hard to write her happy ending after having her heart broken and no longer believing in love. It doesn’t help that her father has just passed home, she has to return to the town that she ran away from and her new handsome editor called Ben is now dead and stuck in a limbo with Florence.
I absolutely loved this book, I devoured it but also tried to drag it out as I didn’t want the love story between Florence and Ben to end. But their story made for poignant and also upbeat reading.
I loved Florence, she’s a unique and quirky character with an unusual power of seeing dead people which was the main reason that she left her hometown. She’s very similar father to her father, which makes her loss so painful as he understand her better than her brother and sister.
Her family run a funeral business and this is where the story is primarily set and this makes for atmospheric reading and each of the family members had wonderful personalities that added to the story perfectly.
I adored the interactions between Florence and Ben and also like Florence – I also like foremans!
A wonderfully original and uplifting story, ‘The Dead Romantics’ is full of hope, love and charm and Ashley is an author I’m definitely going to look into. Her writing is fresh, fun with lead characters that are only aspirational but also relatable!
You can buy ‘The Dead Romantics’ from Amazon and is available to buy from good bookshops.