Sixteen-year-old Riley Williams has been able to see ghosts since the car crash that took her mother’s life and shattered her family. Guilt-ridden over the belief that she’s somehow responsible for her mom’s death, Riley is desperate to see her mother’s elusive spirit to gain her forgiveness.
her father moves the family to Scotland so they can all start over,
Riley believes her life couldn’t get worse––that is until the ghost of
nineteen-year-old Ian MacKinnon catches her purposely cutting herself.
An uneasy truce quickly turns into friendship, and soon Riley’s falling
hard for Ian.
Riley believes her gift could help Ian end the
curse that has kept him tied to the land for centuries, but that would
mean letting him go forever and she’s not sure she is strong enough to
do that. As if her life wasn’t complicated enough, the spirit of the
woman who killed Ian returns and she’ll stop at nothing to keep Riley
from helping Ian find eternal peace. @goodreads
I am ashamed to say I have had this book since 2012! That is what
happens with my stacks and my kindle books! Anyhoo.....I could not put
this book down!
The book is set in beautiful Scotland. This is a
ghost story, a ghost story in Scotland full of beautiful land, creepy
castles, inns and cemeteries! There is some nice romance going on as
well, nothing narly though.
So... Riley and her brother Shane
are moved from Portland to Scotland after their dad takes a job there
and they move to a town called Braemar. Their mother died in a car
accident with Riley in the car a little over a year ago and their father
thought they finally needed a change.. a big change. Thus he buys an
old inn! Yep.. an inn, makes you start to think of a Scottish Stanley
Hotel but much older :) He says they could rent out some of the rooms if
people need it.. as if the kids liked that thought! Behind this old Inn
is an old Castle. I think it would be a dream to see these places!
Riley was in the accident with her mom and woke up in the hospital she
realized she could see ghosts. This is not necessarily a good thing
because most of the ghosts follow you around and talk your ear off, I
mean it's understandable right? Who have they had to talk to in however
Riley witnesses a ghost at the Inn right away, but
she ignores him, until he follows her out to a little secluded place
where he finds her doing something she shouldn't be doing. She finally
decides to talk to him and of course he is this hot arse ghost! Who
wouldn't want that as a ghost!
She finds out he used to live in
the castle behind the inn and he was killed by a servant. Now, there are
relatives down through the years that own the castle and are out of
town on holiday at the moment. This ghost is called Ian MacKinnon and
he's been dead some 200 years!
While Riley and her brother Shane
make friends with groups of kids in the town, Riley is trying to also
help Ian with the curse he has on him so he can cross over. Her dad
hired a caretaker named Anne Marie who is very sweet and Riley can share
her ghost abilities with her. She helps all she can.
you have the evil ghost, Laria, who killed Ian, trying to stop Riley and
hurting her and people around her. She is one mean ghost!
kinds of stuff happens and the end seems to be looking good and then
BAM, nope.. to be continued.. just can't keep a bad ghost down!
I really enjoyed this book! I do look forward to the other books in the series. Maybe....depends on that mean ghost!