A smart, sexy, laugh-out-loud romantic comedy about ex-boyfriends, imperfect parents, friends with kids, and a man who disappears the moment he says “I love you.”
Nina Dean is not especially bothered that she’s single. She owns her own apartment, she’s about to publish her second book, she has a great relationship with her ex-boyfriend, and enough friends to keep her social calendar full and her hangovers plentiful. And when she downloads a dating app, she does the seemingly impossible: She meets a great guy on her first date. Max is handsome and built like a lumberjack; he has floppy blond hair and a stable job. But more surprising than anything else, Nina and Max have chemistry. Their conversations are witty and ironic, they both hate sports, they dance together like fools, they happily dig deep into the nuances of crappy music, and they create an entire universe of private jokes and chemical bliss.
But when Max ghosts her, Nina is forced to deal with everything she’s been trying so hard to ignore: her father’s Alzheimer’s is getting worse, and so is her mother’s denial of it; her editor hates her new book idea; and her best friend from childhood is icing her out. Funny, tender, and eminently, movingly relatable, Ghosts is a whip-smart tale of relationships and modern life.
Women of all ages who have endured the ups and downs of online dating, the changing nature of long-term friendships, and the overwhelming stress of family crisis will relate to Dolly Alderton’s Ghosts.
Dolly Alderton writes well and has thousands of adoring readers. Ghosts is the sometimes witty, sometimes acerbic, and other times sad commentary on dating relationships and marriage. A Sex in The City kind of book, told in first person and set in London, one of my favorite story locations. Many thanks to Knopf and NetGalley for providing an ARC to read and review.
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