The Love of My Afterlife by Kirsty Greenwood: My Book Review

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The Love of My After Life is one of the most anticipated new romance book releases coming July 2024. Check out She Reads Romance Books' book review.

The Love of My Afterlife
by Kirsty Greenwood

Category: Contemporary Romance
Tags: Neighbors to Lovers, Enemies to Lovers, Found Family
Published July 2024
Amazon Goodreads
Rating: ★★★★
Book Boyfriend: ★★★★

The Love of My Afterlife Summary:

Delphie can’t believe that she’s found herself in the afterlife after choking on a microwaveable burger, standing in a nightie in front of the hottest man she’s ever seen. They start to chat until someone comes running out of a door, yelling something about a huge mistake, and sends the dreamy stranger back down to earth.

When Delphie is offered a deal in which she can return to earth and reconnect with the mysterious man, she jumps at the opportunity to find her possible soulmate and a fresh start. But in a city of millions, Delphie is going to have to listen to her heart, learn to ask for help, and perhaps even see the magic in the life she’s leaving behind.

The Love of My Afterlife: My Review

This is one of those new releases that just jumped out at me with its original storyline and instantly snagged a spot on my list of most anticipated romance books of 2024. It was my first book by Greenwood and I enjoyed every minute of it.

Delphie unexpectedly finds herself in the afterlife after choking on a burger and meets Merritt an Afterlife Therapist who’s a bit quirky herself and ends up sending Delphie back to earth to find her soulmate who she met at the pearly gates but who was also sent back to earth.

It’s not necessarily out of the goodness of her heart but because Merritt’s bored and would like Delphie to live out a romance book trope or two and give her a real-life happily ever after story to watch unfold.

It’s a super cute premise with Merritt voicing her frustration with Delphie at certain moments and trying to “help” her along since Delphie is 27-year-old who’s never dated, never had a relationship and is still a virgin.

I love authors who create such unique stories with amazing characters who you love seeing get their happily ever after.

This story revolves around Delphie but both main characters are dealing with some major life issues that they end up working through given their forced proximity situation given Delphie’s timeline to find her soulmate.

Unfortunately or fortunately, it took choking on a microwavable burger for Delphie to realize what has been missing in her life and it may be too late. She is someone who has lived a very insular life and so her world became quite small. She was bullied as a teen, pretty much abandoned by her parents and since then has kept people at arms-length, never letting anyone in.

But in doing so her life consisted only of the job she went to across the street and the mute neighbor she would visit for breakfast every morning. Her brush with death and the timeline to change her fate ended up showing her what life could be like if she just opened herself up to others.

All of the quirky people she ended up befriending and letting in were a joy to read about too – her coworkers, the librarian, a random person she meets out and about. All of them were such great additions to her life and this story.

This actually becomes a bit of an enemies to lovers story that keeps drawing the main characters together. Their snark with one another was hilarious and yet it was super cute to see how their feelings changed due to a bit of forced proximity.

It’s hard to discuss this book for fear of giving away any potential spoilers so you just have to trust me when I say you should go into this blind and enjoy the ride.

Not only do you get a fun love story but I loved how Greenwood gave a nod to the romcom genre, name-dropping so many favorite authors and titles of books, many which are my own personal favorites too. It was just fun to see another author fangirl over others which was a real treat.

If you love romcoms with unique storylines and characters who are just fun to root for, then be sure to add The Love of My Afterlife to your TBR list!

*Thank you to Netgalley for the advanced reader copy. All opinions are my own.

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