Thursday, October 16, 2014

Title: Penmort Castle
Series: Ghosts and Reincarnation #1
Author: Kristen Ashley

Cash Fraser is planning revenge and to get it he needs the perfect woman. So he hires her. Abigail Butler has lost nearly everything in her life and she’s about to lose the home she loves. 

Cash meets Abby, who is posing as a paid escort, and the minute he does he knows he’s willing to pay for more than Abby being his pretend girlfriend. A lot more. Abby needs the money or the last thing that links her to her dead family and husband will be gone. The deal is struck but both Cash and Abby get more than they bargained for. 

Cash realises very quickly that Abby isn’t what she seems and while he changes strategies, Abby discovers that Cash’s legacy, Penmort Castle, is like all the tales say – very, very haunted. Making matters worse, the ghost in residence wants her dead. 

Abby’s found herself in the battle of her life so she enlists Mrs. Truman, her nosy neighbour; Jenny, her no-nonsense friend; Cassandra McNabb, white witch and clairvoyant with a penchant for wearing scarves (and lots of them); and Angus McPherson, dyed-in-the-wool Scot (which means he hunts ghosts in a kilt) to fight the vicious ghost who has vowed that she will rest at nothing to kill the true, abiding love of the master of Penmort.

Penmort Castle begins when Abby is down on her luck. She's out of money, living in a house that is pretty much the only thing she has left her of loved ones who have passed on. And when an opportunity comes available for her to pretend to be famous Cash Fraser's girlfriend she takes the job acting like a "professional." But neither Cash nor Abby were prepared for the feelings they would bring out in each other. And now they are stuck together for a while, and these feelings start to come out more and more each day they spend together. 

And when ghosts and murderers start coming out of the wood works it won't be so easy to hide their feelings in the face of all the craziness, and danger that lies ahead. 

Penmort Castle was a unique blend of contemporary meets paranormal ghosts. I really thought it was a good book, and great way to make this story stand out and be very interesting. I also loved both of the main characters, and once I got into the book I just could not put it down! 

Now that doesn't mean that at times I didn't want to smack Cash for being an arrogant jerk, and shake Abby for being so utterly clueless and kind of cowardly at times, but I understood both of them as the story went on and I get why they acted like that at times! 

The ending was also very good! I loved how everything turned out, and it had a great happily ever after! Now I look forward to reading more in this series. 

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