A thrilling gothic romance from Entangled’s Otherworld imprint…
To defeat a dark evil, they must face his family’s past…
Bastian Carlisle, the Earl of Weymouth, doesn’t believe in ghosts. Even though tragedy and mysterious hauntings have driven his family away from his ancestral home, Stormclyffe Hall, he is determined to restore the castle to its former glory. His plans are disrupted when a stubborn American shows up on his doorstep hoping to pry into his family’s tragic history.
Jane Seyton, an American graduate student, is convinced there’s more to the tragedy of Stormclyffe Hall than history claims. Ever the scholar, she is determined to discover the truth, even if it means putting up with the arrogant, yet sexy, Bastian.
Although Bastian wants nothing to do with the pushy American, it soon becomes clear that something evil is in the house—and that something is targeting both Jane and Bastian. The two must join forces to purge the ghosts of Stormclyffe Hall once and for all—even as they try to fight a physical attraction between them that grows more and more impossible to deny.
Expected publication: September 29th 2014 by Entangled: Select
Received from NetGalley for an honest review
A curse that has plagued the Weymouth’s for centuries has drawn Jane to Stormclyffe Hall, despite Bastian Carlisle’s, the Earl of Weymouth, efforts to keep her away, and what starts out as a research trip soon turns into a battle to save their lives.
This is the first book I have ever read from this author and it won’t be the last. I thought the story was well thought out and executed and the way she weaved the present day with the past was done seamlessly. There was never a moment where I felt the story going off on a tangent. Every piece of information, whether it be about the characters or the overall story arc, fit well and helped to move things along at a very good pace.
I also really liked both Jane and Bastian. They both appeared so opposite on the outside, Bastian is a noble from England while Jane is a commoner from America, but the more time they spend together, the more you get to see how similar they are and how well they work together and it makes the chemistry between them even more real, even when the ghosts aren’t trying to have their way with them. I love Bastian’s humor and determination to set things right and that Jane is a bookworm but doesn’t get too fanatical about it.
This is a great start to a new series and I am looking forward to seeing what the author has in store for the next book.