Ghosting
GHOSTING: A Witty, Heartfelt, & Modern Love StoryFor readers looking for the wit and heart of Mhairi McFarlane with the romance of You've Got Mail plus a savvy digital take on modern love a la Alisha Rai, Ghosting: A Love Story will check all the boxes.“A sweet, genuinely funny, banter-filled delight of a rom-com.” —Kerry Winfrey, author of Waiting for Tom HanksOnline Dating Ghostwriting Rules to Live by:• Do not present a “perfect” image. No one will trust it. Nor should they. • Think of your quirks—such as cosplaying B-movies from the 1980s—as a “Future Honesty.” Save these as a reward only for those who prove worthy. • Never remind the client you’re their voice. Once you’ve attracted a good match, let the client take over ASAP.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…ghostwriting for potential suitors on a failing dating site.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 think they share is their daily battle for Café Crudite’s last day-old biscotti. They don’t know they’re both creating “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?“Skilton puts a multicultural millennial spin on You’ve Got Mail in this laugh-out-loud romance. Solid laughs…rom-com fans will find this one well worth their time.”—Publishers Weekly"A light, hip, and humorous romance, perfect for stressful times."—Booklist“Skilton puts a multicultural millennial spin on You’ve Got Mail in this laugh-out-loud romance.”— Publishers Weekly"Sweet and funny."—Shelf Awareness“Cyrano de Bergerac meets classic rom-com banter...An energetic romance that would make Nora Ephron proud.”—Kirkus Reviews

Ghosting Details

TitleGhosting
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseJan 1st, 1970
ISBN-139781496730664
Rating
GenreRomance, Contemporary, Adult, Fiction

Ghosting Review

  • Nilufer Ozmekik
    January 1, 1970
    I have to admit: this was smart, unique, entertaining book and I actually enjoyed inner monologues of the characters, cultural references, dating apps’ false advertisement and side effects of virtual build relationships and of course hiring literary Bergeracs as ghost writers to find your ideal match is great plot idea! But the book was too much wordy and too slow for me! Nearly half of the book, both characters focused on their ghost writing careers and deal with so many absurd situations with I have to admit: this was smart, unique, entertaining book and I actually enjoyed inner monologues of the characters, cultural references, dating apps’ false advertisement and side effects of virtual build relationships and of course hiring literary Bergeracs as ghost writers to find your ideal match is great plot idea! But the book was too much wordy and too slow for me! Nearly half of the book, both characters focused on their ghost writing careers and deal with so many absurd situations with their clients and gave each other mean names, cold shoulders, sneaky and hostile glares. The romance parts and their back stories left for the second half of the book and you gotta read a lot of pages till you reach the juicy parts. ( unfortunately we waited too much for GreatScot and DuschessB’s matching parts: which are the online nicknames of our couple. I wish we may see the matching part and their frenemies to friends to lovers without knowing their identity story-line earlier. And I didn’t like much about Miles: I found him so pretentious, arrogant and I couldn’t empathize with his heartbreak with his ex who cheated and dumbed him, expecting another man’s child. But I liked Zoey and her relationship with Margareth (boss, mentor, big sista), her struggles to gain her freedom and discover the outer world parts, her insecurities and awkwardness attracted my attention. She was lovely kind of quirky character and I hate the guts of her family.Overall: We have lovely heroine and not so ideal book-boyfriend, irritating hero, smart banters, dialogues, inner monologues. But as I told before the pace is too slow, wordy and we spent so much time till we learn more about characters and their so slow burn chemistry. The book seems like more about online datings’ parody than a cute, sweet romance. I can see the both of the authors are so talented but I wish they could edit some parts and build the couple’s love story a little earlier. I was about to stop reading so many times and it was a little painful experience for me to focus on the story. So I’m giving smart, humorous dialogues and references: 4 stars Romance and chemistry : 2 starsOn average :I’m giving 3 stars. I still want to read this duo’s new books. This one has so much potential and promising start. I wish I could love it more or skip the first half to reach the second and more satisfying parts of the book.Special thanks to NetGalley and Kensington for sharing this entertaining story in exchange my honest review.
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  • JEN A
    January 1, 1970
    I received an advance copy of this book from net galley and the publisher in return for an honest review. Release date for this book is 26 May 2020 This is a cute whimsical rom-com of a story. This is definitely a story that millennials will relate to and even though I am a bit older than a millennial, I still felt drawn to the characters. This story is basically an updated take on the movie “you’ve got mail”. It was an easy read with a very satisfying ending. I enjoyed it immensely.
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  • Nenia ⚔️ Queen of Villainy ⚔️ Campbell
    January 1, 1970
    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || PinterestGHOSTING is an enemies-to-lovers story about two people working at competing dating service sites who don't realize that they're Cyrano de Bergeracking each other on behalf of their clients whenever they chat online. It's a concept that has a lot of promise, but I had a lot of trouble getting into the romance.❣️ The dating site element feels so unrealistic. Social media sites don't have unlimited money. Hiring ghostwriters and then letti Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || PinterestGHOSTING is an enemies-to-lovers story about two people working at competing dating service sites who don't realize that they're Cyrano de Bergeracking each other on behalf of their clients whenever they chat online. It's a concept that has a lot of promise, but I had a lot of trouble getting into the romance.❣️ The dating site element feels so unrealistic. Social media sites don't have unlimited money. Hiring ghostwriters and then letting them wine and dine clients seems expensive. Also, in this digital age, everything is done online with Zoom or Skype meetings, so it felt weird that Miles and Zoey would meet up with their clients in New York-- in person-- and then even watch their dates to see how things are going?❣️ I didn't really like either of the two leads. At first, I LOATHED Zoey. She was so awful and petty in the beginning. I couldn't stand her "playful" fighting over the free pastry goods with Miles. I just wanted to be like, "LOOK HERE, KAREN." Eventually I warmed up to her, but by the end of the book, I no longer liked Miles, because naturally when the romance element finally picks up, there has to be a BIG MISUNDERSTANDING to ruin everything. And it does, I mean. Ruin everything.You call that a grovel? It was a simper, at best.❣️ It hinges on way too many coincidences. Not only are they Cyrano de Bergeracking each other's clients, but the CEOs of their firms are ex-husband and ex-wife, they both know the same gay couple who's getting married, they live next door to each other, and it turns out that Zoey's friend at work is actually Miles's sister (who's working for both companies like a spy), only it never gets out because everything she's about to bring him up OH NO SOMETHING HAPPENS LOOK AT THAT. I just felt like the book was working overtime doing double-gymnastics to make sure everything fit puzzle piece-neat, but because it was so over-the-top, it really didn't work as well as it thought it did.Things I did like (diversity-- heroine is half-Filipina, hero is a "Jewslim", half-Jewish and half-Muslim Egyptian; although why is the hero so pale on the book cover? In the book he's described as having dark skin...). Fun descriptions of New York's, um, quirky culture (although it seems kind of sparkly and sugar-glossed... the way San Francisco's frequently is; there's an edge to that glamor). Zoey's friend, Mary, star of a cult classic fantasy movie, was fun... but she popped up in the book way too often  as comic relief. The epistolary chat elements were also pretty well done.I don't know, maybe I went into this with expectations that were too high. At first, it did have a fun early 2000s chick lit vibe that I really liked, but then the heroine started getting annoying, and the big misunderstanding was just icing on the omg-why-tho cake. I think some people might enjoy this romance a lot but for me it ended up falling a little flat, even though I did read to the end.Thanks to the publisher for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review!  2.5 stars
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  • Emer (A Little Haze)
    January 1, 1970
    Mismatched in Manhattan (known as Ghosting in some territories) follows the story of two characters, Zoey and Miles, who start out as enemies but slowly (very slowly!) realise that there’s something more behind their bickering. Unknown to each other both Zoey and Miles work for two companies that offer their services to users of dating apps. They both are employed for their ability to write flirty and interesting texts / messages to help clients of dating apps make more successful matches. Zoey Mismatched in Manhattan (known as Ghosting in some territories) follows the story of two characters, Zoey and Miles, who start out as enemies but slowly (very slowly!) realise that there’s something more behind their bickering. Unknown to each other both Zoey and Miles work for two companies that offer their services to users of dating apps. They both are employed for their ability to write flirty and interesting texts / messages to help clients of dating apps make more successful matches. Zoey finds herself writing for a girl named Bree and Miles for a guy named Jude who surprise surprise end up being matched... and all sorts of Cyrano de Bergerac style drama ensues.The book is described as an ode to the New York set romantic comedies that we all know and love... think When Harry Met Sally, You’ve Got Mail ... and it certainly shares a similar style of snappy dialogue from those famous rom-com stalwarts. And that dialogue was actually my favourite part of the novel; I really enjoyed the moments where dialogue and instant messaging was used to tell the story between Zoey and Miles as to me it really helped to liven up what was for the most part quite a slow paced novel. I do enjoy a slow burn romance but I think this novel erred a little too much on the slow side. I found the first half of the novel quite difficult to get through as to me it felt as if the plot was plodding along to a predictable ending rather than feeling properly engaging. And part of this problem was how each chapter was begun with an email from either Zoey or Miles’ respective bosses. Both characters were far too hammy in tone and not only did their presence in the novel feel super cringe but these melodramatic emails took too much of the attention away from the main story of this book.As for the main characters... I really didn’t care much about either of them during the first half of the novel. Zoey was meant to be dealing with a lot of anxiety but I felt that this was poorly portrayed as instead of feeling empathetic towards her I found her to be too whiny which I’m sure was not the intention of the authors. And as for Miles? He was dealing with a broken engagement and needing to find a place to live... but he too had this whiny quality and at times was a little too overbearing and borderline smug in tone. However, in the second half of the book things dramatically improved. This was when there was more physical and verbal interaction between the main characters; therefore I was able to get a sense of how suited to each other they were and began to feel much more invested in their relationship. I particularly enjoyed a scene where Zoey had a birthday dinner with her parents and how Miles supported her during that event. It was the first moment that I truly felt Zoey came alive on the page as it helped to inform why she was so anxiety ridden and it also helped to show that Miles was more than just a smug kind of guy. The book certainly requires some suspension of belief too... lots of things are a little bit too neat and convenient e.g. the way the dating companies are set up, how Zoey knows Miles’ sister, Zoey and Miles’ bosses are actually rivals who are divorcing each other, they end up living in the same building etc etc... but that’s to be expected in light and fluffy books such as this. So definitely this was a book of two halves for me. It’s such a shame that the beginning was so slow as this had a very enjoyable, whimsical feel to it once the book got going. *An e-copy of this book was kindly provided to me by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*This edition publishing 26th May 2020, Little Brown Book Group UK For more reviews and book related chat check out my blogFollow me on TwitterFriend me on Goodreads
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  • sXe Punk Girl
    January 1, 1970
    After being quite intrigued by the tagline, "Cyrano meets the 21st century," my mind could only imagine the lines awaiting me. Full review to follow shortly, but for now, I say to Tash Skilton, “I do not love you . . . I adore you!”
  • Sarvenaz Tash
    January 1, 1970
    Sarah and I wrote this with one basic directive: to make each other laugh. I hope it makes you laugh too. It’s our love letter to Nora Ephron, Carrie Fisher, and all the wonderful rom-coms that have been our pick-me-ups when we most needed it.
  • m a u r a
    January 1, 1970
    DNF at 60%. To be honest I really really wanted to love this book but I just couldn't with it. This book has such an interesting synopsis, two I was really excited going into it. I think my main gripe with it is that things felt very contrived. Like for example how the main character moves to New York feels so incredibly unrealistic that it really irritated me. Also, I think there should have been twice the amount of interactions between Miles and Zoey. I understand that they are interaction whe DNF at 60%. To be honest I really really wanted to love this book but I just couldn't with it. This book has such an interesting synopsis, two I was really excited going into it. I think my main gripe with it is that things felt very contrived. Like for example how the main character moves to New York feels so incredibly unrealistic that it really irritated me. Also, I think there should have been twice the amount of interactions between Miles and Zoey. I understand that they are interaction when they don't really know it, but I didn't connect with those moments half as much as when they were together in person. I don't know maybe I was in a slump, but I just wanted more. 2/5 stars. ARC provided by the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Dahlia
    January 1, 1970
    I loved this SO MUCH. It’s just so perfectly rom-com and made me so happy. Both authors have written books I’ve really enjoyed in the past but tbh this wildly exceeded my expectations and brought me so much joy.
  • Sam (AMNReader)
    January 1, 1970
    I'm obsessed, if you can't tell, with Shop Around the Corner/you've got mail takes.I don't know why. I kind of hate the "don't know who other person is," ability for lying and deeply disturbing vulnerability. And yet...something about the concurrent timeline of in-person animosity and online flirtation is my absolute cat-nip. Like you kind of find the other person so irritating they are attractive? Cool. I like... Totally get that.This one started out a little clunky. I enjoyed the characters, s I'm obsessed, if you can't tell, with Shop Around the Corner/you've got mail takes.I don't know why. I kind of hate the "don't know who other person is," ability for lying and deeply disturbing vulnerability. And yet...something about the concurrent timeline of in-person animosity and online flirtation is my absolute cat-nip. Like you kind of find the other person so irritating they are attractive? Cool. I like... Totally get that.This one started out a little clunky. I enjoyed the characters, secondary, primary,all. I enjoyed the setting as well. As someone who loves the place where I live, I understand but Miles's and Zoey's ties to their geography. As someone who likes experiencing new things but really needs to feel brave in doing so, I understood Zoey's tendency to stay close to her apartment in her new city. Anyway, I really liked both characters. Miles's relationships really helped establish him as someone other than the New York City snobby hipster, and Zoey's showed her grounding existed more to a person or people than a place. And this book made me laugh. At least, it was totally amusing and enjoyable. And instead of being one of the worst moments, the reveal was a best moment. It's a slow burn, but well paced, although I might've liked a little more post-misunderstanding. And, as I said the beginning felt clunky. Either I got used to it or it became less awkward as the book moved on. I would give this a 3.5, rounding up bc I can see revisiting and because it was a super charming diversion.
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  • ℳacarena
    January 1, 1970
    4.5⭐I think that what I liked most of the book is what most reviewers didn't like at all: the sloooow burn romance. As Zoey says (to her client, Bree), "it'll be so much hotter and more satisfying after all that waiting and waiting, all that buildup rocketing through your bodies, it'll be like... [she] make[s] an "explotion" noise, complete with hand movements."The story is quite original, it has the key ingredients of a rom-com, witty dialogues, and (from my very personal point of view) likeabl 4.5⭐I think that what I liked most of the book is what most reviewers didn't like at all: the sloooow burn romance. As Zoey says (to her client, Bree), "it'll be so much hotter and more satisfying after all that waiting and waiting, all that buildup rocketing through your bodies, it'll be like... [she] make[s] an "explotion" noise, complete with hand movements."The story is quite original, it has the key ingredients of a rom-com, witty dialogues, and (from my very personal point of view) likeable characters. I really like Zoey. She's funny, smart, but insecure (due to understandable reasons). On the other hand, Miles seems very self-confident and also sharp-witted.Zoey and Miles relationship reminded me of Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks in You've Got Mail (one of my favourite movies), and there are a couple of (literal) references to the movie as well. You can see what I mean when they meet at the café.In summary, quite enjoyable, hard to put down, witty dialogues, and a slow burn romance.Thanks to Kensington Books and NetGalley for providing me with an e-arc in exchange for my honest review.
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  • Laura ☾
    January 1, 1970
    *Thank you to the publisher and Netgalley for providing an ARC in exchange for an honest review *Ghosting is a pick-me up, witty rom-com, where Miles and Zoey are both cynycial ghostwriters for competing companies who specialise in helping people with their online dating (a little Cyrano). This delivered exactly what was promised - a fun, entertaining read. The characters felt relatable and likeable, and the romance was very slow-burn. I would have actually liked to see a little more of these tw *Thank you to the publisher and Netgalley for providing an ARC in exchange for an honest review *Ghosting is a pick-me up, witty rom-com, where Miles and Zoey are both cynycial ghostwriters for competing companies who specialise in helping people with their online dating (a little Cyrano). This delivered exactly what was promised - a fun, entertaining read. The characters felt relatable and likeable, and the romance was very slow-burn. I would have actually liked to see a little more of these two actually together!
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  • Yoda
    January 1, 1970
    I received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. It´s a sloooow burn type of love and I actually love it. Definitely cute and feel-good. I did enjoy most of it, I loved that there was really no drama just to make plot thicker. Characters were cute, quirky and deeper than I expected. The only reason it´s not getting 5 stars its because the writers used parentheses, quite a lot, and I really really don´t like that in a book. Overall it was worth the read.
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  • Jacqueline Wheeler
    January 1, 1970
    I can't believe I'm about to say that I enjoyed this hate to love romance! Ok, it wasn't exactly hate to love, but they definitely were snarky to each other in the beginning. This was a cute romance about two ghost writers who were both writing for different dating websites. They each have a client they are helping find love via dating websites, and they do that by typing for them. They don't realize that actually they are falling in love with each other (because they don't know the other one is I can't believe I'm about to say that I enjoyed this hate to love romance! Ok, it wasn't exactly hate to love, but they definitely were snarky to each other in the beginning. This was a cute romance about two ghost writers who were both writing for different dating websites. They each have a client they are helping find love via dating websites, and they do that by typing for them. They don't realize that actually they are falling in love with each other (because they don't know the other one is a ghost writer).Some parts of the book were in the slower side, but all in all I thought it was a good read! I feel like we could have done without the boss' chapters because those were just weird. I did enjoy that this takes place in a city (I love city stories)! I'd definitely read more by this author and thought the idea was very clever for a romance.
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  • Lacey
    January 1, 1970
    Review coming soon
  • Pooja Banga
    January 1, 1970
    Thanks to Netgalley and publisher for providing me an ARC in exchange for an honest review.In the age of modern dating this book seems apt.It is a cute rom com and can be easily grasped.You can find yourself relatable with characters at times.I was quite fascinated by the cover itself and decided to request this book.I can assure you you won't be disappointed with this oneInsta-https://www.instagram.com/p/B_B-aNHhH... Thanks to Netgalley and publisher for providing me an ARC in exchange for an honest review.In the age of modern dating this book seems apt.It is a cute rom com and can be easily grasped.You can find yourself relatable with characters at times.I was quite fascinated by the cover itself and decided to request this book.I can assure you you won't be disappointed with this oneInsta-https://www.instagram.com/p/B_B-aNHhH...
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  • Paula Terrado
    January 1, 1970
    5 stars for this fun book!(Thank you NetGalley and Kensington Books for providing the ARC) ✨Zoey was from LA who was sent to New York by her boss, Mary Clarkson, so she could find and be herself. Mary wanted Zoey to explore the world and have a life so Zoey can stop making excuses like, “I have to work”. Also, her side jobs is as a ghostwriter for the Sweet Nothing company under Clifford Jenkins.Miles was the top ghostwriter if Tell It To My Heart under Leanne Tseng—Clifford’s ex-wife. Miles als 5 stars for this fun book!(Thank you NetGalley and Kensington Books for providing the ARC) ✨Zoey was from LA who was sent to New York by her boss, Mary Clarkson, so she could find and be herself. Mary wanted Zoey to explore the world and have a life so Zoey can stop making excuses like, “I have to work”. Also, her side jobs is as a ghostwriter for the Sweet Nothing company under Clifford Jenkins.Miles was the top ghostwriter if Tell It To My Heart under Leanne Tseng—Clifford’s ex-wife. Miles also is a local New Yorker who kept encouraging Zoey to give NY a chance before she leaves it behind.However, before they became friends-to-lovers, they were first frenemies because they were competing with each other over who gets the best table at Cafe Crudité. Story happened, and little did they know that they were ghostwriting each other. When they figured it out, quite a turn of event.——————————I enjoyed this RomCom so much, i couldn’t put it down because the banter’s were just so fun to read. Also i cannot stress enough how much I LOVE THE FILIPINO REFERENCES they used because I am one!!! (And yes, I am biased but still their descriptions are on-point!)And, i hate three characters in this book: Zoey’s mom & dad, and Jordan. Zoey’s parents were awful. PLAIN AWFUL. They were so insensitive and all they think about is themselves. Although they had dinner with Zoey during her birthday, they still acted like sh*t. Jordan is just plain b**ch. You do something like that and you want to back out? THAT’S NOT HOW LIFE WORKS WOMAN, YOU SHOULD HAVE THOUGHT ABOUT THAT BEFORE YOU DID IT!!!Anyway, i would totally recommend this book to anyone who wants a good RomCom read! Happy reading!
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  • Ixxati
    January 1, 1970
    Reading slump suck! I tried to read but then I just stopped reading. This is a slowwwww burning story and I almost DNF this book lolBtw I felt confuse at first but then I realized there are two point of views lol from Miles and Zoey. They work as a ghostwriter for a different company who help people with their online dating profile and I was like who the hell use that kind of service? Especially when they chat with the potential matches on behalf of their client asdfghjkl but yeah this is a mode Reading slump suck! I tried to read but then I just stopped reading. This is a slowwwww burning story and I almost DNF this book lolBtw I felt confuse at first but then I realized there are two point of views lol from Miles and Zoey. They work as a ghostwriter for a different company who help people with their online dating profile and I was like who the hell use that kind of service? Especially when they chat with the potential matches on behalf of their client asdfghjkl but yeah this is a modern world so maybe this thing does exist. I don't like any of them and the only character that I like was Mary, Zoey's ex boss aka friend. Thank you Netgalley for Ghosting: A Love Story ARC!
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  • Amanda D.
    January 1, 1970
    Super slow burn, but listen...it was cute and my brain can only handle so much right now. Will warn that there's a boss who is thoughtlessly racist and the heroine checks him for it.
  • Kristi
    January 1, 1970
    Too cute!
  • Mary Ann Marlowe
    January 1, 1970
    Ghosting is such a fun read. The two protagonists meet early on and establish their initial antagonism, and then continue throughout to build a real relationship that is completely independent / parallel to their online correspondence, so that by the time things escalate between them, it's truly based on their friendship and the choices they've made to bridge the gap and get to know one another. I appreciated that because the whole time they were chatting with each other as other people, I was i Ghosting is such a fun read. The two protagonists meet early on and establish their initial antagonism, and then continue throughout to build a real relationship that is completely independent / parallel to their online correspondence, so that by the time things escalate between them, it's truly based on their friendship and the choices they've made to bridge the gap and get to know one another. I appreciated that because the whole time they were chatting with each other as other people, I was in full "reading-through-my-fingers" cringe mode, waiting for something super embarrassing or revealing to occur. And while that correspondence was outside their relationship, it adds this cute sort of "id" level to their romance, underscoring how right they are for each other. I loved the voice of each narrator. I loved their banter both in the dialogue and in their written correspondence. The side observations are hilarious. And there were several subplots that kept the whole story compelling and came to a very satisfying completion. Super quick and fun read.
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  • Samantha (WLABB)
    January 1, 1970
    Both Zoey and Miles work as ghostwriters. Not for novelists, but for dating services. Unbeknownst to the other, they are having a sort of online relationship with each other, while IRL, they are nemeses battling daily for the big table at the cafe across the street. Slowly, the competition goes from cutthroat to friendly, and some real feelings begin to emerge. But, will their connection thrive offline?So. Much. Fun! More often than not, when I pick up a "rom-com", it's not quite what I was expe Both Zoey and Miles work as ghostwriters. Not for novelists, but for dating services. Unbeknownst to the other, they are having a sort of online relationship with each other, while IRL, they are nemeses battling daily for the big table at the cafe across the street. Slowly, the competition goes from cutthroat to friendly, and some real feelings begin to emerge. But, will their connection thrive offline?So. Much. Fun! More often than not, when I pick up a "rom-com", it's not quite what I was expecting. This however lived up to its rom-com label, and had me laughing loudly and often.Here are five things I really Loved about Ghosting: A Love Story:1. I thought the premise was brilliant! What are the chances of two people with matched online profiles BOTH using ghost writers to help them get a date? Probably slim to none, but it made for a really fantastic storyline. I liked the way Zoey and Miles interacted with both their clients and each other. The meetings, the chats, the dates provided many opportunities for comedic moments, and the authors utilized them well. Just wait until you get to delight in their banter, and bear witness to some of their antics! 2. It's a bit of two-fer romance. While we watch Zoey and Miles slowly fall for each other, we also get to see a relationship form between their clients. I really enjoyed all of these characters, and especially loved having two couples to root for. 3. Cheese! Yes, there was a lot of cheese talked about and consumed over the course of this book, and I was down for it. I kind of wish that Cheese pop-up restaurant was a real place, because I would make it my first post-quarantine stop. 4. Miles' parents were the best! There actually aren't many scenes, where his parent appear on page, but Miles speaks of them fondly. He was this heart-on-his-sleeve romantic, because he was so inspired by his parents' own love story, and it's a good one. I am getting all mushy over here just thinking about it. 5. Mary for the win! Mary was Zoey's former boss back in LA. She was a one-time actress with a cult following, and now a writer and script doctor. My goodness! She was hilarious! Every time she phoned, texted, or emailed, I couldn't help but giggle. She was so over the top, but so wonderful too. I loved, who she was for Zoey, but also the way she acted like her fairy godmother, even if it was not apparent from the start. Sarvenaz Tash called this her and Skilton's love letter to Nora Ephron, and it definitely reads that way. The book had the signature humor, banter, and feels of a Nora Ephron rom-com, while still being fresh, new, and uniquely their own.*ARC provided in exchange for an honest review. BLOG | INSTAGRAM |TWITTER | BLOGLOVIN | FRIEND ME ON GOODREADS
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  • Janye
    January 1, 1970
    What an original story. This was such a neat premise. Miles and Zoey both ghost write for two rival dating sites to help couples find love. I love the wit that the author uses. You can tell she is a fun lady. Also, I loved learning about many places that would be fun to visit in NYC.I did have a bit of a hard time getting into the book. It was intriguing but did not capture my full attention until about 40% in. This doesnt reflect negatively on the overall book though. I really enjoyed this stor What an original story. This was such a neat premise. Miles and Zoey both ghost write for two rival dating sites to help couples find love. I love the wit that the author uses. You can tell she is a fun lady. Also, I loved learning about many places that would be fun to visit in NYC.I did have a bit of a hard time getting into the book. It was intriguing but did not capture my full attention until about 40% in. This doesnt reflect negatively on the overall book though. I really enjoyed this story. Miles and Zoey were so fun!Thank you Kensington Books and Netgalley for an advanced readers copy of this novel in exchange for my honest opinion.
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  • Laura ☾
    January 1, 1970
    *Thank you to the publisher and Netgalley for providing an ARC in exchange for an honest review *Ghosting is a pick-me up, witty rom-com, where Miles and Zoey are both cynycial ghostwriters for competing companies who specialise in helping people with their online dating (a little Cyrano). This delivered exactly what was promised - a fun, entertaining read. The characters felt relatable and likeable, and the romance was very slow-burn. I would have actually liked to see a little more of these tw *Thank you to the publisher and Netgalley for providing an ARC in exchange for an honest review *Ghosting is a pick-me up, witty rom-com, where Miles and Zoey are both cynycial ghostwriters for competing companies who specialise in helping people with their online dating (a little Cyrano). This delivered exactly what was promised - a fun, entertaining read. The characters felt relatable and likeable, and the romance was very slow-burn. I would have actually liked to see a little more of these two actually together!
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  • Brittany
    January 1, 1970
    Ghosting: A Love Story was such a cute light hearted read. ⁣⁣I have never heard of hiring someone to make your dating profile catchy, and at first I was like man, you are basically lying to get someone to like you; but I guess some people just aren’t outgoing at first and need a little push. The conversations between ghost writers were cute and quirky and enjoyable to read. ⁣⁣Zoey and Miles had such funny banter between them and I loved every second about their frenemies to lovers vibes. It’s de Ghosting: A Love Story was such a cute light hearted read. ⁣⁣I have never heard of hiring someone to make your dating profile catchy, and at first I was like man, you are basically lying to get someone to like you; but I guess some people just aren’t outgoing at first and need a little push. The conversations between ghost writers were cute and quirky and enjoyable to read. ⁣⁣Zoey and Miles had such funny banter between them and I loved every second about their frenemies to lovers vibes. It’s definitely a good cute fast read! ⁣#romcom #ghostingalovestory #books #bookstagramThank you @kensingtonbooks and @netgalley for an ARC for my honest review. #netgalley⁣⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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  • Kari Ann Sweeney
    January 1, 1970
    This modern day rom-com was fresh, feel good and so much fun. It had me laughing out loud, which during this time of uncertainty was absolute perfection. Miles and Zoey meet at a NYC coffee shop while competing over the best table. Unbeknownst to them they are both ghostwriters for rival dating apps. Furthermore- they don't even realize they are falling for each other. I immediately fell in love with the snappy dialogue and stuck around for the slow burn romance. I also really enjoyed the side c This modern day rom-com was fresh, feel good and so much fun. It had me laughing out loud, which during this time of uncertainty was absolute perfection. Miles and Zoey meet at a NYC coffee shop while competing over the best table. Unbeknownst to them they are both ghostwriters for rival dating apps. Furthermore- they don't even realize they are falling for each other. I immediately fell in love with the snappy dialogue and stuck around for the slow burn romance. I also really enjoyed the side characters: Mary, a quirky cult-classic actress turned script doctor and eye-roll inducing bosses Clifford and Leann. I originally got to know my husband via online chat, so I have a soft spot for the You've Got Mail/Cyrano/SetItUp vibe.Steam level- one really steamy chapter (28), but other than that it was mild.Thanks to Netgalley and Kensington Publishing for a chance to read this free ARC. All opinions are my own.
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  • Lama
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 stars rounded up to 4This book is a hilarious commentary on dating in the modern era.Zoey and Miles are both online dating ghostwriters, i.e. clients hire them to spruce up their profiles, and also to chat with potential matches on their behalf. They are also frenemies who fight over the last day-old stale biscotti at their local café. What they don’t know is that they’ve been chatting with each other online for weeks – posing as their respective clients Bree and Jude, of course – and gettin 3.5 stars rounded up to 4This book is a hilarious commentary on dating in the modern era.Zoey and Miles are both online dating ghostwriters, i.e. clients hire them to spruce up their profiles, and also to chat with potential matches on their behalf. They are also frenemies who fight over the last day-old stale biscotti at their local café. What they don’t know is that they’ve been chatting with each other online for weeks – posing as their respective clients Bree and Jude, of course – and getting along brilliantly. Soon they both find themselves breaking the #1 rule in the handbook: don’t fall in love with your client’s match.So what will happen when they find out the truth? Unfortunately, the answer to this question comes too late in the book. I thought the first half of the book was a little… cluttered? A lot was going on in the beginning, and I didn’t really get invested in the book until about 65% of the way in. Too much time was spent discussing their crazy work lives and crazy bosses (Zoey’s boss Mary was an amazing character though!), their clients’ dates, and the Star Wars-inspired Undersea movie that Miles is obsessed with. And as such not enough time with Zoey and Miles IRL, which is a real shame because both MCs are hilarious, snarky, and their fears and motivations are oh-so-relatable. Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for providing an advance copy in exchange for an honest review.
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  • michelle (magical reads)
    January 1, 1970
    rep: biracial (Egyptian, Jewish) protagonist, biracial (Filipina, white) protagonistoh this was cute!! while the cyrano part took up the whole first half of the book, I liked that it faded to the background in the second half and that miles and zoey were able to form an in-person connection
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  • Emma Kiely
    January 1, 1970
    I want to thank Netgalley for providing me with this book in exchange for my honest review.This book was adorable. I was pulled in by the synopsis and couldn’t stop reading until I finished it. I love the main characters. Zoe reminded me a lot of myself and I really loved reading her journey. Miles was equally amazing and totally adorable. I enjoyed reading their story. The dialogue was hilarious and I found myself laughing out loud a few times which is always a sign of an awesome book for me. T I want to thank Netgalley for providing me with this book in exchange for my honest review.This book was adorable. I was pulled in by the synopsis and couldn’t stop reading until I finished it. I love the main characters. Zoe reminded me a lot of myself and I really loved reading her journey. Miles was equally amazing and totally adorable. I enjoyed reading their story. The dialogue was hilarious and I found myself laughing out loud a few times which is always a sign of an awesome book for me. The whole storyline was amazingly done it didn’t feel rushed or slow it flowed perfectly.I gave this book 4 stars.
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  • nick
    January 1, 1970
    3.5/5Who doesn't love a romance that blossoms over exchanged texts? Not moi! I was very eager to pick up Ghsosting 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 3.5/5Who doesn't love a romance that blossoms over exchanged texts? Not moi! I was very eager to pick up Ghsosting 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 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.
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  • Christina Lane
    January 1, 1970
    Ugh, I loved this book. It's incredibly witty, funny and heartwarming. I loved the two authors combined writing style. It's a modern day rom-com filled with banter and charm. Miles and Zoey are rivals as ghost writers for competing online dating services, (unbeknownst to them). They are also rivals at a coffee shop, competing for space and day old baked goods. I love Miles's character. He is nerdy, hipster and adorable with an inner hopeless romantic that is absolutely charming. He is also heart Ugh, I loved this book. It's incredibly witty, funny and heartwarming. I loved the two authors combined writing style. It's a modern day rom-com filled with banter and charm. Miles and Zoey are rivals as ghost writers for competing online dating services, (unbeknownst to them). They are also rivals at a coffee shop, competing for space and day old baked goods. I love Miles's character. He is nerdy, hipster and adorable with an inner hopeless romantic that is absolutely charming. He is also heart broken and a tad bitter about his situation with his ex-fiance. But he can't deny his attraction to cute and quirky Zoey. Zoey is new to New York, from LA, and just trying to get by, make some money and hopefully figure herself out a long the way. Both characters are quick witted and charming in their own ways. This is more than just a rom-com though. It is an ode to New York and the modern dating world. The supporting characters are just as fun an interesting at the main characters, despite their small roles. This would make a totally adorable indie romcom movie for sure. Overall, I really liked this book. I laughed out loud and fell in love with the characters. It also made me want to visit New York!
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