Belle Abbot is pathologically shy and because of this, she’s living a nightmare due to the fact that she’s also a national treasure hounded by the media. James Bennett is known the world over as the perfect catch, handsome, wealthy and the owner of an intimidating castle on a Cornish Cliff, Chy An Als Point.
Belle and James meet and in one night, they fall in love. The problem is, Belle’s dating James’s brother.
As quickly as they fall together, Belle and James are torn apart. Not long after, circumstances throw them back into each other’s lives and they find they were right that first romantic night, they were meant to be.
Even if their families want them together, James’s brother Miles does not. Dogged by a rabid media who are fascinated by their love triangle, as well as Belle’s hidden demons, James and Belle find they have yet another problem to solve. The Point is haunted by the ghosts of two children murdered in the castle. Their murderer will stop at nothing to keep their souls tethered to The Point instead of letting them live eternity with their mother and father.
Belle is determined to find her courage and help them and she enlists her loopy mother, loopier grandmother, James’s even loopier ex-girlfriend and the dubious (but talented) team of rock ‘n’ roll witch Cassandra McNabb and Scottish ghost hunter extraordinaire Angus McPherson to help the children find their way back home.
Amy W’s Review
I have reread this book for the third time so in doing I think it is obvious I enjoy it. When I first read it I did not like Belle at all, I thought she was too weak to be a Kristen Ashley heroine. However, after reading it again and again, I like that she starts off meek. It shows her growth as a character and shows her vulnerabilities. It shows that even people who do extraordinary things can have self esteem issues but given the right person to trust to be safe they can feel free to be more themselves.
Jack/James and his brother Miles were strong characters that I was intrigued by and the story of their rivalry and the depth of sadness that ensconced them, made me feel love for them, even when I hated them.
The secondary characters in this series are hilarious and make for good comic relief and at times, some very needed moral and emotional support.
“You’re fooling around with my daughter while there are ghosts in the house!”
This story is much like the other series in the book, but as a constant reader (and rereader) of KA I can say many of her backdrops and backstories are similar but not the same. I think the difference comes from the emotion that she evokes with each character individually. The places she takes us.
I would recommend to those that like KA and to those that have enjoyed the other books in this series. It is a true standalone with only interconnecting secondary characters.
On a side note: I hope we get more McPherson stories! (HINT HINT)