Saturday, October 22, 2011
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.
What I liked:
I really enjoyed the true life feel of this book. Riley's guilt about her mother's death and her own personality flaws make her feel like a living, breathing person. When her father moves the family to Scotland and she encounters Ian, a ghost haunting the countryside around her new home, things get really interesting. Enter the possessive wanna be ex-girlfriend and a little witchiness and you have yourself a page turner.
Funny story...I got the request from the author and downloaded the e-book while I was blow drying my hair. By the time I had my hair dry and in process of getting ready to go to bed, I was deeply entrenched in the book and was up until the wee hours of the morning. First thing in the morning, getting ready for work, I was back reading while I put on my makeup. I didn't budge until I had finished the book and was nearly late.
What I Didn't: Not a thing.
Overall: I loved it. Great characters that you grow to care about, excellent plot twists and a hunky ghost. What's not to like?
Exciting news: There will be more books coming out!
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Posted by Dana Wright at 12:47 PM