Ghosting: A Witty, Heartfelt, & Modern Love Story (Paperback)

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Staff Reviews

Such a cute enemies to lovers with lots of banter. It’s a slow burn but so worth it. Definitely makes me miss nyc and I want to walk the High Line to see it via Zoey’s eyes and Miles voice.

— Audrey H.


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

Online 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 local café. Also, he no longer believes in love. Not a good look in his line of work…helping people find love as a ghostwriter for 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 anxiety makes her terrified to venture beyond the café across the street into the big city…

Finding themselves competing for space at Café Crudite, the only thing Miles and Zoey think they share is their daily battle for last day-old biscotti and a mutual dislike of each other. They don’t know they’re both writers, creating “authentic” profiles for rival online dating services. They think they have absolutely nothing in common. . . . until they meet anonymously online while pretending to be their clients and sparks fly.

As they become more deeply connected online, their mistaken identities get more complicated when their clients experience a dating disaster IRL.  Once they find out their lives have crossed in more ways than one, will their online 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."

“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

About the Author

Tash Skilton is the pen name of Sarvenaz Tash (author of The Geek’s Guide to Unrequited Love and Virtually Yours) and Sarah Skilton (author of Fame Adjacent and Club Deception), who met on Twitter and parlayed their online friendship into an IRL one. Their Guidebook to Forever Friendship includes getting each other’s ‘90s pop culture references, passionately discoursing their favorite TV shows/books/movies via email, and cheering each other on through the psychological matrix that is motherhood. They have a complicated relationship with the Internet, but will also always love it for facilitating their bi-coastal friendship (and the writing of this book).

Praise For…

“Skilton, the pseudonym of collaborators Sarvenaz Tash and Sarah Skilton, puts a multicultural millennial spin on You’ve Got Mail in this laugh-out-loud romance…Skilton delivers solid laughs—Zoey’s former boss, a Carrie Fisher–esque actor, and her emotional support ferret especially steal the show—and a cute central couple. Rom-com fans will find this one well worth their time.”
Publishers Weekly

“Part Sleepless in Seattle, part Roxanne and part ‘Friends.’ It’s a perfect, ’90s-esque enemies-to-lovers rom-com, but for the new millennium…quick, snappy and smart.”
“A sweet and funny spin on dating in the fast lane.”
—Shelf Awareness

Product Details
ISBN: 9781496730657
ISBN-10: 1496730658
Publisher: Kensington
Publication Date: May 26th, 2020
Pages: 352