REVIEW : The Art of Ghosting by Ashley Hastings


Alice won’t be tied down, not to a man, a place, or a house plant. Even her job as a traveling nurse allows her to go where she wants, when she wants. And men? She enjoys their company, but when a man gets too close, it must be time to ghost him.

James is a man whore who lives for the no-strings hookup. James thinks he has it made with Alice – until he falls hard for her and starts second-guessing his playboy ways.

When James and Alice discover a 100-year-old journal in the walls of an old house she has inherited, they learn to fall in love alongside the writer of the diary.

But do they have a ghost of a chance of making this relationship work?

“Peacock, Mississippi, here I come.

my review

I swear every single book I read from Ashley Hastings I fall more and more in love with Peacock, Mississippi. There is so much to love and discover about the town itself, but also the residents. The Art of Ghosting was hauntingly beautiful and I couldn’t get enough of it!

Alice and James are both afraid of commitment, however, from the moment they meet they are drawn to each other. James was quick to give up his bachelor life and start something real, however, Alice is a little harder to break. I loved the chemistry between Alice and James, the tension at the beginning and the sparks once they gave into each other.

But this book was more than just Alice and James. It was also very much about Willow and Kirby’s love. I loved the tie in from past and present. The historical aspect of this story was fantastic and that is what absolutely made me fall in love with this story.

Of course, since The Art of Ghosting takes place in my favorite town there are a few visits from some old friends, such as Casey and Cade and plenty of Maxwell, Millie and Ivy, with mentions of Darby, Nathan, Lucy and Grayson.

This is a complete standalone, however, if you haven’t read any of the previous books I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND it! You’ll be transported into a beautiful small town in Mississippi that you’ll never want to leave. I can’t wait to see what is next in store for the town of Peacock.

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