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Sunday, July 12, 2015

The Deepest Cut by J. A. Templeton

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.

When 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!

When 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 many years!

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.

Then.... 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!

All 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!
   4 Stars

Braemar Castle

1 comment:

  1. I loved this one! I've read the first two books of the series so far. What was your favorite scene?