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Ghosting: A Love Story, Tash Skilton - Signed, Preorder

$15.95
SKU: TSSB2020

RELEASE DATE: May 26

In order to receive your book by the release date, orders must be place by May 17 for media mail shipping and May 20 for flat rate shipping. 

 

Preorders from The Ripped Bodice will include a sticker, bookmark, limited edition postcards with the UK cover and signed bookplate. Personalization is not available. 

For readers looking for the wit and heart of Mhairi McFarlane and a savvy digital take on modern love a la Alisha Rai, Ghosting: A Love Story will check all the boxes.
 
A charming Cyrano retelling, Ghosting will steal your heart—but unlike a dating app suitor—it will stick around awhile after!

 
LEAVE IT TO THE EXPERTS—TO BREAK ALL THE RULES
 
Online Dating Ghostwriting Rules to Live by
 
MILES
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 café. Also, he no longer believes in love. Not a good look in his line of work . . .
 
Do not present a “perfect” image. No one will trust it. Nor should they.
 
ZOEY
Zoey’s eccentric L.A. boss sent her packing to New York to “grow.” But beneath her chill Cali demeanor, Zoey’s terrified to venture beyond the café across the street . . .
 
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.
The only thing Miles and Zoey share is their daily battle for Café Crudite’s last day-old
biscotti. They don’t know they’re both ghostwriting “authentic” client profiles for rival online dating services. Nope, they have absolutely nothing in common. . . . Until they meet
anonymously online, texting on the clock . . .
 
Never remind the client you’re their Cyrano. Once you’ve attracted a good match, let the client take over ASAP.
 
Soon, with their clients headed for dating disaster, both Miles and Zoey's jobs are at stake. And once they find out their lines have crossed, will their love connection be the real thing—or vanish into the ether?. . .
 

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

Price: $15.95
a gold sticker that is placed on the front cover of the book - does not affect the signature.