The Seven Year Slip by Ashley Poston is unique yet utterly romantic

The Seven Year Slip. Image courtesy Berkley
The Seven Year Slip. Image courtesy Berkley /

Some authors straddle the line between genres perfectly especially Ashley Poston. That sentiment only heightened with her latest release, The Seven Year Slip.

Hearing the name Ashley Poston might conjure up a few titles. She’s previously written some YA books including Geekerella, Among the Beast & Briars, and Heart of Iron. Within the last year though, Poston has ventured into the adult romance genre.

You might recognize her 2022 release which was The Dead Romantics. This book seemed to blow up overnight and I saw everyone reading it and loving it. Of course, when Berkley sent me an ARC of The Seven Year Slip, I knew I wanted to give it a try and see if her adult romances resonated with them.

Without spoiling too much, I must say that the same writing I loved in Poston’s YA books translated perfectly to an adult romance but that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

The Seven Year Slip is a surprisingly sweet magical realism romance.

If you’ve read The Dead Romantics, you’ll know this but Ashley Poston’s adult romances always have a slightly magical twist to them. In The Seven Year Slip, it’s all about a magical apartment Clementine inherits from her aunt. The twist this time is that Clementine can go back 7 years in the past.

Of course, that leads to some mixed results as one of her aunt’s friends’ son is staying there. We meet Iwan who we come to find out is a very different guy in the future. However, it’s clear these two have an undeniable connection. Watching them go back and forth between the two time periods is so bittersweet.

In the past, we’ve watched them fall for each other yet know something doesn’t work out. In the present, they’re trying to figure out what drew them apart and work on at least, being friends with each other. It’s honestly so heartbreaking what these characters went through and seeing how they used each other as a crutch was a bit sad.

Regardless, the romance between Clementine and Iwan was undeniable. They were so sweet and soft for each other. The reason why I fell so hard for these two is that they worked to make each other better. For Clementine, she was dealing with making some hard choices amidst the loss of her aunt and Iwan was trying to figure out what he wanted to do with his career. Coupled with Iwan’s cute nickname for her, I was in love.

This was honestly my first taste of Ashley Poston’s adult romances and I’m dying to pick up The Dead Romantics now. She’s easily cemented herself as a new favorite romance author with The Seven Year Slip. I just can’t wait to see what she does next.

The Seven Year Slip by Ashley Poston is out now wherever books are sold. 

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