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3.70  ·  Rating details ·  915 ratings  ·  374 reviews
With lots of fun banter and quippy dialogue, Ghosting: A Love Story is for readers looking for the wit and heart of Mhairi McFarlane and Sophie Kinsella with the romance of You've Got Mail plus a savvy digital take on modern love a la Alisha Rai.

“A sweet, genuinely funny, banter-filled delight of a rom-com.”
—Kerry Winfrey, author of Waiting for Tom Hanks

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Paperback, 352 pages
Published May 26th 2020 by Kensington Publishing Corporation
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Nilufer Ozmekik
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
May 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
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.
Emer (A Little Haze)
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 ...more
Nenia ✨️ Socially Awkward Trash Panda ✨️ Campbell

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GHOSTING 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
Sarvenaz Tash
Jul 30, 2019 added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-i-wrote
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
May 09, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, arcs, ebooks
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
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.
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.
May 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviews

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
Sam (AMNReader)
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
Laura ☾
May 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
*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
Jacqueline Wheeler
Jun 04, 2020 rated it liked it
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 ...more
May 27, 2020 rated it liked it
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Jul 25, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: on-my-shelf, bookclub
2,5 ⭐

Half a star is for Vlad and the Cupcake.
Amanda D.
Apr 03, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Super slow burn, but 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.

Pooja Banga
Apr 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020-releases, arc
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 one

Jun 08, 2020 rated it liked it
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 lol

Btw 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
Paula Terrado
May 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance, 2020
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
Jul 20, 2020 rated it it was ok
The cover of this book was perfect and I really enjoyed how it looked. I just couldn't get into the plot. I don't feel like the characters had much going for them and it wasn't relatable to me. I had higher hopes for this book but i'm hoping that someone else will be able to connect better. The plot was lacking and the characters needed development.
May 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
Too cute!
Mary Ann Marlowe
Jun 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2020-reads
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 ...more
Apr 30, 2020 marked it as to-read
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
Samantha (WLABB)
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
Laura ☾
Apr 13, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
*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
Apr 19, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Aug 29, 2020 rated it liked it
I liked the premise of the book. Ghostwriters falling in love was a cute storyline. They both work for competing online dating companies. Miles and Zoey argue weekly for a table at their local coffee shop, day old pastries, and local restaurants. Unfortunately it took me a long time to get into this book, I don’t really know why. The main characters were great but I was bored easily with the storyline. The side characters were not remarkable. Overall, it was an okay book. I do recommend this to ...more
Kari Ann Sweeney
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
3.5 stars rounded up to 4

This 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
michelle (magical reads)
May 31, 2020 rated it really liked it
rep: biracial (Egyptian, Jewish) protagonist, biracial (Filipina, white) protagonist

oh 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
Emma Kiely
May 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
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
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