Title: The Deepest Cut (MacKinnon Curse Series #1)
Author: J.A. Templeton
Series: Book One of a Planned Series
Published By: Self Published (Oct. 1, 2011)
Genre: YA Paranormal
My Rating: 4 Solid Stars
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.
How far would you go for true love?
Would you fight for it?
Would you love them enough to let them go forever?
These are the questions that plague Riley when she meets Ian, a Scottish (and did I mention hot?) ghost that haunts her house.
Ian is cursed and therefore is bound to the house until someone can break it, and that someone just so happens to be Riley.
But what happens when Riley falls in love with him and doesn't want him to go? When she can't bear to be without him. When the one person that understands her and brings her happiness after not having it for so long, must leave her forever?
Will she be strong enough to let go anyways? Will love will conquer all?
This was such a fantastic read! The romance in it was sweet between Ian and Riley and even heartbreaking at times.
I felt for Riley in this book, with the guilt of the death of her mom hanging over her and then her love for Ian, it was just hauntingly (no pun intended) good.
I loved the mystery behind Ian's curse and of course Laria, was just super creepy, so creepy in fact that I am thankful I didn't read this book at night. I think I would of had a hard time going to sleep if I had.
The side characters in this story are just as good as the main ones and you can't help but fall in love with them all and feel connected with them.
I love how this story ended too, so bittersweet. I can't wait for the next in the series to come out. I really enjoyed reading this book and really look forward to learning what happens next and to getting to know all of the characters better and so glad that their story isn't over yet.