G. Bianco, 2019
In their debut collaboration, Sarvenaz Tash and Sarah Skilton have joined forces to write a romance that will make you want to explore New York City in an instant! Ghosting: A Love Story follows two ghostwriters who know how to help others find love, but don’t quite know how to help themselves in the same department.
Dumped by his fiancée, not only is Miles couch-surfing across New York City, but downsizing has forced him to set up shop at a café. Also, he no longer believes in love. Not a good look in his line of work. Meanwhile, Zoey's eccentric L.A. boss sent her packing to New York to "grow." But beneath her chill Cali demeanor, Zoey's terrified to venture beyond the café across the street. The only thing Miles and Zoey share is their daily battle for Café Crudité's last day-old biscotti. They don't know they're both ghostwriting "authentic" client profiles for rival online dating services. Nope, they have absolutely nothing in common, until they meet anonymously online, texting on the clock. Soon, with their clients headed for dating disaster, both Miles and Zoey's jobs are at stake. And once they find out their lines have crossed, will their love connection be the real thing--or vanish into the ether?
I loved the concept of this novel! The world of ghostwriting is one I was unfamiliar with so the idea of two people trying to help others find love, yet be oblivious to their own feelings, was fun and flirty! The emails before each chapter helped shape the world of ghost-writing and both Miles and Zoey were fun to read about, but I almost wish there would’ve been more details about some of the minor characters, like Aisha, Leanne, and Clifford.
I also really enjoyed the setting of New York and the realm of possibility that exists there. The way that Miles tries to make Zoey fall in love with the city and to see his appreciation for the Big Apple was really cool to read about and made me want to hop on a train to Manhattan immediately!
However, if I’m being honest, it took me such a long time to get into this book and I think it’s because of all of the set up that needed to take place to make the world of ghostwriting comprehensible. I also found the build up to Miles and Zoey’s relationship to be a bit too slow for me. If you like a slow burn romance, then you might appreciate it more than I did; however, when the main characters don’t actually have a full conversation until the book is halfway done, it’s a bit too slow in my opinion.
While it took me a bit to get into it, I did end up enjoying this story! It was a little cheesy at times, but overall, is a fairly entertaining read. If you're looking for a summer rom-com that has a lengthy build-up, but fun conclusion, then I would definitely check this book out.
*I received an ARC from Kensington Books in exchange for my honest opinion.
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