In The Love of My Afterlife by Kirsty Greenwood, Delphie Bookham’s afterlife kicks off with a microwave burger mishap, but it’s her heavenly mission to land a kiss from her soulmate that really spices things up in this quirky romcom!

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The Love of My Afterlife by Kirsty Greenwood

The Love of My Afterlife by Kirsty Greenwood

July 2, 2024

Read this if you want:

  • Romantic Comedy
  • Soulmates
  • Second chance at life

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Delphie Bookham thought her life couldn’t get any worse when she died choking on a microwaved hamburger. But when she’s given a second chance in the afterlife – find her soulmate and get him to kiss her within ten days – Delphie finds herself back on Earth and being tested like never before. From unplanned social interactions, befriending her coworkers, and becoming more than friends with her stoic, grumpy downstairs neighbor, Delphie will have to make the ultimate decision before her ten days are up: accept the love she’s found, or give it all up for the love she’s supposed to find. 

I thought The Love of My After Life was a cute contemporary romance that had just enough fantasy/paranormal vibes to keep it unique. The whole plot ended up being a solid read for me; while not being anything I’d likely pick up for a reread, Delphie and Cooper were definitely entertaining and I loved to see the growth that our FMC went through, even as she knew her time was counting down. 

Delphie was definitely a loner. She spent her adolescence being bullied, and has spent her adult years being ignored or forgotten about by everyone, including her own mother. I felt for Delphie; her second chance was enough to send any introvert to an early grave (again). However, no matter what Delphie was up to, she still fell a bit flat for me. Even the moments that should have been the big, life-altering realizations came off a bit lackluster. As a character, Delphie was more two-dimensional, heavily relying on her coworkers and neighbors to keep her story interesting. 

The Love of My After Life had an interesting premise and a colorful cast of supporting characters. I enjoyed Delphie’s journey and her character arc without really enjoying the character herself. The shenanigans she got up to, as well as the characters she grew closer to along the way, kept this story light and entertaining and helped make up for where the character development fell short. 

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