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My Review of Dead Romantic by Ruth Saberton

Dead Romantic is Ruth's 4th novel and is published by Notting Hill Press on 2nd October.
 
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What They Say:
 
What do you do if you come face to face with a ghost?

Put it down to a bump on the head and work stress if you’re a respected academic like Cleo Carpenter. With Christmas approaching, professional rivalry afoot and a best friend determined to interfere in her love life the strain is clearly starting to get to her.

Guilt-stricken and deceased, Alex Thorne is desperate to make amends with his brother, Rafe, a tortured musician trapped in a spiral of destruction. When an encounter with Cleo forges a link between them she becomes his only hope. So what if the only person who can see him is a sceptic?

As Cleo starts to doubt her sanity, the safe world she takes for granted crumbles around her. Setting out to regain control and prove once and for all ghosts don’t exist, she embarks on a journey of self discovery and surprise, learning that love really does defy science, logic and maybe even death itself…
 
What I Say:
 
I LOVED THIS BOOK! Like, so much! I have read some of Ruth's stuff before and we've chatted loads on Twitter and FB so I was really excited when I was invited to review this new book. The premise is fantastic and right up my street.
 
I fully believe in ghosts and have quite a lot of experience in this area myself (I know, weirdo!) and who doesn't love a good Christmas story? Cleo is a brilliant character, so warm and natural. I really liked her and felt for her. Her job as an Egyptologist was really interesting and I loved learning more about her job and her passion.
 
Alex, oh, Alex. I loved him. Such a tortured soul but so full of hope. My heart hurt for him and Rafe. I just wanted them to be ok and sort their issues out. The characters in this book were just so perfect. Balancing good and bad in perfect harmony and drawing you in to their world.
 
The Christmas theme that runs through Dead Romantic is delicious. So cosy and toasty and festive. I can't WAIT for Christmas now!
 
I have to say, this book is now firmly on my Books of the Year list and has cemented Ruth Saberton as one of my favourite authors to watch out for.
 
A delicious, spine tingling lovely read 10/10

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