#BookReview: THE DEAD ROMANTICS by Ashley Poston @ashposton @HQstories

Publication: 29th September 2022 – HQ

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?

If you fell in love with Beach Read, The Love Hypothesis and The Hating Game, this laugh-out-loud romance packed with sizzling chemistry will give you all the feels!



If you are looking for a paranormal romance with relatable and lovable characters, a beautiful storyline, and witty writing, then I can’t recommend The Dead Romantics enough!

I loved everything about this novel. The story, the setting, the writing style… and especially the eccentric, entertaining, and well-developed characters who are often found reading romance books (including some of my favourite authors and others that I have just added to my TBR list)!

Florence Day doesn’t believe in love. Not after her latest heartbreak. But, she works as a ghost-writer for a famous romance author and she’s on an absolutely-not-extendable deadline to finish her latest book. However, her job is the last thing on her mind when she gets a call that her father has died of a heart attack and she needs to return home, to the same town that chased her away when she was a teenager. 

Florence, like her father, has a gift: she can see ghosts. Of course, no one in the small Southern town ever believed her and she was considered weird and bullied, especially after she solved a murder with the help of a ghost. She hasn’t been back in ten years and she feels an outsider not only to the town people, but also to her own family. While trying to reconnect with her family and busy following her father’s peculiar requests for his own funeral – where is she supposed to find one thousand daffodils? – she also faces her first sighting of a ghost in ten years. Things get even more complicated when that ghost turns out to be her charming and handsome new editor, Benji Andor.

The Dead Romantics is an incredible and unique story. I loved the character of Florence and I was engrossed in her journey and development as she tries to reconnect with her family and to overcome her writer’s block and her disbelief in happy endings, while also dealing with her feelings for a ghost. It is romantic (I loved the chemistry between Florence and Ben), emotional, at times funny, at times heartbreaking. It is one of these stories you don’t forget easily and you’re still thinking about weeks and weeks later!

A huge thank you to HQ and NetGalley for providing me with a proof of this fabulous novel.

Ashley Poston writes stories about love and friendship and ever afters. A native to South Carolina, she now lives in a small grey house with her sassy cat and too many books. You can find her on the internet, somewhere, watching cat videos and reading fan-fiction.

Tweet her at @ashposton and find out more about her at www.ashposton.com.

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