Wednesday Review - MacGowan's Ghost by Cindy Miles


MacGowan’s Ghost by Cindy Miles

Allie Morgan has a job to do and that is to oust the Odin’s Thumb Inn and Pub’s mischievous ghosts. Of course, that’s not really what this paranormal investigator does. Nope. Allie’s main goal when working a job is to find out what’s bothering the ghosts and figure out a way to put them at ease. When she arrives in the seaside town of Sealladh na Mara on the Northwest Coast of Scotland, she quickly finds it isn’t the ghosts who need her expertise but the sexy Scotsman, Gabe MacGowan. This is a task only Allie can help with, but will the price she has to pay be too high? Is she willing to lose her life as well as her heart for this man?

Gabe MacGowan only wants what’s best for his six-year-old son, Jake, and growing up with a group of quirky ghosts just isn’t going to fit that bill no matter how much the boy protests. With this resolve, Gabe sets his sights on selling the family Pub and Inn and moving some place where his son can have a normal life. Problem is that isn’t going to happen if the ghosts have anything to say about it. After they run off all the potential buyers, Gabe enlists the help of the fun-loving American, Allie Morgan. Little does he know that he’s about to lose not only the battle, but his heart as well. When the real reason he wants to leave his family home begins to threaten everything he cares about, Gabe realizes he has to let Allie go in order to save her life. Will his chivalry and sacrifice work? And can he rid himself of the nightmares haunting him from his past mistakes?
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Cindy Miles is one of the authors at the top of my favorites list. When I find out one of her books will soon be released, I write the date down on every calendar I own. From the very first book I read, Spirited Away, I was addicted to the quirky ghosts and unconventional love stories that Ms. Miles has a talented knack for writing. I never would have dreamed of some of the relationships she has created, but after reading her story, they seem as natural as air.

MacGowan’s Ghost is a continuation of the previous four books with the addition of some favorite characters from past stories, but it can also be read as a standalone book. The fun-loving character of Allie Morgan is easy to relate to and the positive type of person I strive to be every day of my life. Gabe MacGowan is sexy, irresistible and tugged at my heartstrings with his undying love for his son. The chemistry between the two characters is thick enough you could cut it with a knife. Still, if I could jump into a story and have any man/ghost I wanted, I would definitely choose swashbuckling Justin Catesby; the sexy pirate ghost who ends up being a huge help to Allie and Gabe. Yum, yum. Justin earns himself a 10 on my sexy hero meter. I honestly hope Ms. Miles finds a happily ever after for him in one of her future stories…

I highly recommend picking up MacGowan’s Ghost. But be forewarned. As soon as you read this one, you will be running back to the book store to find Ms. Miles other stories. They ARE that addictive!

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