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  • Writer's pictureBea Syer

REVIEW: Ghosted by J. E. Rowney

I picked up Ghosted on a whim— I read almost exclusively romance, but this caught my eye. Stories about female friendships are always a plus in my book, and Ghosted did not disappoint me.

Told from the perspective of a young midwife, Ghosted is the story of Violet and her best friend Zoe. Recently out of a terrible relationship and newly dating a charming man who treats her like she's a goddess, there's nobody Violet needs more than her best friend of some twenty-something years. Except Zoe is absolutely nowhere to be found—she's not answering her phone, she's blocked Violet on social media, and her husband as good as tells Violet that Zoe doesn't want her around anymore.

Zoe and Violet's relationship is at the heart of this book, and it's honestly really heartwarming and lovely, even with everything that happens. They're a pair of messy, not quite functional twenty-somethings, and I found them both incredibly relatable. They felt like my best friends, with their coffee catch-ups and shopping dates, and incredibly real as a result.

I did wish that Zoe's rejection of Violet had started earlier or been drawn out for longer, as it felt a little as though it was wrapped up rather quickly, but on the whole, I really enjoyed this and I'm looking forward to reading the rest of Rowney's work.

Ghosted does follow on from Rowney's other books, but I honestly did not realise until I looked her up when I finished, so you definitely do not need to read Lessons of a Student Midwife first!

Final verdict: A wonderful story of how female friendship is far more important than any man. 🍯🍯🍯🍯/5 honeypots! You can get Ghosted on Amazon. You can follow J. E. Rowney on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, and check out her website for details on her other books and future plans.

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