The Dead Romantics

Thank you, Berkley, for the gifted copy of The Dead Romantics {partner}

Genre: Romance
Format: 📖
Pub Date: 6.28.2022
Star Rating: ☆☆☆☆☆


“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.”


“..the wind is just the breath of everyone who came before us. All the people who’ve passed on, those who’ve taken a breath. They’re still in the wind. And they’ll always be in the wind singing.”

Well, first of all, I loved this book. I love books that are different or make me think outside the box. I usually find something to relate to in a book about grieving the ones you’ve lost because it’s something we’ve all encountered or will encounter in our lives. So, if I can find a story that gives me the faintest bit of hope that the people I love most are still with me, I will gladly read that book.

The Dead Romantics was one of my most anticipated summer reads, and it lived up to all the hype I had given it. Also, I’m so happy to be chosen as a GMA July Book Club Pick! The book contains beautiful quotes about life, death, and what it means to grieve and love between those two. Once I started reading it, I had to force myself to put it down so I could savor the story. I plan to reread it.

I loved the chemistry between Florence, the ghostwriter, and her ghost; it was full of love and respect. They may be my favorite “couple” for 2022. But, I can’t go into too many details without giving away essential story parts.

Ashley Poston’s writing was beautiful and full of all the wit and humor I find in Emily Henry’s books. Poston created characters that I loved, ghosts and all. I most certainly cried on several pages, especially the ones towards the end of the book. I didn’t know which direction Poston would take her readers, and I was nervous to say goodbye to the characters I’d come to love. But, she did a marvelous job; The Dead Romantics is one I’ll keep close to my heart.

🥰 Witty & delightful
💖 Romance genre at its finest
👻 Hauntingly romantic
🤩 Fun & quirky characters

If you enjoyed reading Emily Henry’s books, I recommend reading The Dead Romantics.

Book Info
Format: 368 pages, paperback
Published: June 2022
ISBN: 9780593336489 (ISBN10: 0593336488)
Free review copy provided by publisher, Berkley Publishing , in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own and in no way influenced.

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