A Witty & Super Cute Book: Ghosting by Tash Skilton

GHOSTING

by Tash Skilton
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Adult
Publisher: Kensington
Publication Date: May 26th 2020
Source: ARC received for review
Star Quotient: ★★★1/2
Kiss Factor: ✷✷✷1/2
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Who doesn't love a romance that blossoms over exchanged texts? Not moi! I was very eager to pick up Ghosting because of the premise. I'm also a pretty big sucker for books set in NYC. Along with the fact that Sarvenaz Tash, who has written some of my favorite YA books, is attached to this, I knew this was a book I would devour. And devour I did! I had a great time reading this book and will definitely not shy away from recommending it to romance nerds.

Zoey has just moved to NYC from LA per her boss' insistence that she needs some growing up to do. She's a little grumpy about the whole thing and hasn't really ventured outside the coffee shop she hangs out at all day. This cafe is where she also happens to meet Miles and so begins a daily battle for a nice table and that last day's biscotti. Unbeknownst to either of them, they are also connecting online as their clients, who they ghostwrite for as part of a dating service, are falling for each other. As you can imagine, between the daily back-and-forth between the two, and them trying to halt their clients from heading towards what could be a dating disaster, there were plenty of humorous moments peppered throughout Ghosting. It was a truly fun read for me. If you're a fan of banter that has you grinning from ear-to-ear, this is definitely the book for you. And of course, watching them fall in love through their online personas was a whole other charming experience. It was freaking cute seeing them bond emotionally and slowly fall in love. I thought the final reveal about their true identities was satisfying. I liked that it wasn't dragged out and that the two had a good conversation about it.

Zoey and Miles were pretty great protagonists for this book. While the love story between them is a strong component of Ghosting, I liked how the authors took the time to really build up these characters and their individualities. It was nice that the book was written in dual POV because you got to see what was going on in each others' heads. They are both dealing with their own set of issues. Zoey is a little bit lost in NYC and in terms of her career, and Miles is nursing a broken heart after his fiancee broke up with him. The secondary cast also easily stole the show. In terms of elements that did not work for me, I'd have to say that I found the book to be a bit dense and wordy at times, particularly in the middle. Thankfully, I was able to push through, so it wasn't a deal-breaker for me.

Ultimately, Ghosting kept me entertained and that's all I ask of from a good book. It delivered on a cute romance, had some tropes I enjoy, and had a likable cast. I'll look forward to reading more from this author duo.

Do you enjoy romances that develop through letters/text messages/emails? Have you read any good ones?
Let me know in the comments below!



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