WWW Wednesday 26/4

WWW Wednesday is hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words! All you have to do is answers the following three questions:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

At the moment, I’m reading The Dead Romantics based solely on a review from Ali Hazelwood. I believe this started out as Reylo fanfic but quickly became it’s own story. The only similarities now are the ghost thing being a bit like the force bond and Ben’s name. I’m a little unsure of it right now. I was hoping for more focus on the romance but at 40% we’re mostly focused on Florence and her fathers death.

I recently DNF’d The Roughest Draft at 40%. I might come back to it later but it wasn’t what I was expecting when I picked it up. The cover and blurb imply a romantic comedy but it has more of a general fiction or literary vibe. I didn’t feel any affection between the couple and, my god, do they love waffling on about writing! So many gosh darn metaphors.

Next, I plan on reading Ms Perfectly Fine by Kate Callaghan which is due for release this summer. The ARC is currently available on NetGalley. I quite enjoyed her previous book and I’m a big fan of all of the tropes in this one. I like the hints of a mystery subplot as well.


What are you currently reading?

The Dead Romantics by Ashley Poston

A disillusioned millennial ghostwriter who, quite literally, has some ghosts of her own, has to find her way back home in this sparkling adult debut from national bestselling author Ashley Poston.

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.

Romance is most certainly dead . . . but so is her new editor, and his unfinished business will have her second-guessing everything she’s ever known about love stories.

What did you recently finish reading?

The Roughest Draft by Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegmund-Broka

They were cowriting literary darlings until they hit a plot hole that turned their lives upside down.

Three years ago, Katrina Freeling and Nathan Van Huysen were the brightest literary stars on the horizon, their cowritten books topping bestseller lists. But on the heels of their greatest success, they ended their partnership on bad terms, for reasons neither would divulge to the public. They haven’t spoken since, and never planned to, except they have one final book due on contract.

Facing crossroads in their personal and professional lives, they’re forced to reunite. The last thing they ever thought they’d do again is hole up in the tiny Florida town where they wrote their previous book, trying to finish a new manuscript quickly and painlessly. Working through the reasons they’ve hated each other for the past three years isn’t easy, especially not while writing a romantic novel.

While passion and prose push them closer together in the Florida heat, Katrina and Nathan will learn that relationships, like writing, sometimes take a few rough drafts before they get it right.

What do you think you’ll read next?

Ms Perfectly Fine by Kate Callaghan

Autumn wants the house, but Elijah wants her.

Autumn Adler, a famous concert pianist, is making her solo comeback to the stage after a tragic accident, and she can’t afford any distractions. Of all the things that could go wrong, she never expected her landlord to rent out the ground floor of her home to Elijah Wells – a game designer in the midst of building his own company. Autumn loves her townhouse, and she refuses to give it up. However, Elijah is equally stubborn. As the days pass, Autumn’s efforts to make him leave only further his desire to win her over. It seems as though neither can win this battle of wills.

Yet as Autumn’s showcase approaches, a seemingly innocent gift turns into something far more alarming. Can the two call a truce and figure out what’s going on? One house, two strangers, and a dark secret. What could go wrong?

✨Tropes & Themes✨
Grumpy X Sunshine
He falls first and harder
Forced Proximity
Split POV
Enemies To Lovers
Chronic Pain

Readers! Please note that this novel contains themes of (but is not limited to): stalking, trauma, chronic pain, anxiety, survivors’ guilt, and self-isolation. This is an adult romance with mature content and not suitable for those under 18.

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2 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday 26/4

  1. The Roughest Draft was definitely not a rom-com and I agree that the cover did it a disservice. Knowing that, I thought it was really good! It reminded me of an Emily Henry novel. I just finished Dead Romantics and it was also Fabulous! It is a slow burn romance- hang in there! The end is very rewarding!

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