Title: Highland Hearts
Author: J.P. Bowie
Publisher: Pride Publishing
Release Date: July 12th, 2016
Genre(s): Paranormal, Erotic
Page Count: 115
Reviewed by: PIU
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5
Callum Robertson has inherited his grandfather’s mansion in northern Scotland, but the house comes with a history he knew nothing about—should he be thrilled, or feel threatened as the house seems to lure him in?
When Callum Robertson first sees the old Scottish country mansion his grandfather bequeathed him, his first instinct is to sell the antiquated pile for whatever he can get for it—admittedly not much in a downturned market. Then he meets Craig MacPherson, a local farmer with auburn curls and sparkling gray eyes, and suddenly the gloomy old house doesn’t look quite the white elephant it first appeared to be.
Craig tells Callum that it’s rumored the house is haunted but by what or whom no one seems to know. Books flying off shelves then being mysteriously replaced give Callum pause to reconsider his rejection of the idea of an actual ghost haunting the place. When he finds a journal relating to the history of his family he is, by turn, intrigued then fascinated as the family saga unfolds through the writings of his ancestors.
An encounter with what he feels must be the spirit of his great-great-great uncle Alistair makes him change his mind about not only selling the house, but also about his future with Craig.
Welcome to the Robertson Mansion
It’s Callum Robertson’s family home. It has been for generations. Callum’s father was estranged from his grandfather and so he has never known the senior Robertson. After the death of his grandfather, Callum inherits the old mansion. He has a life of his own in the city with a job which keeps him traveling most of the year. So Callum decides to sell the property. But strange things happen to him when he visits the old house. Books are falling down from the highest shelves by an invisible hand and there are also rumors of haunting. When “the ghost of the Robertson house” leads him to the family journal, Callum is drawn into the history of his family which he knows absolutely nothing about. He connects with his ancestors through the faded pages of the lost journal and his attachment to the old house increases with the passing of each day. It also helps a lot when there is a gorgeous farmer residing within a few miles of the property. Callum meets Craig McPherson on the same day he comes to visit the old house for the first time. And BAM! there is instant lust between the two. They fall in bed pretty quickly and their one night stand grows into Love along with Callum’s attachment to his family home. Now Callum needs to solve the mystery behind the haunted house and try to work for a normal life with the man he loves.
Read this short, sweet and incredibly sexy story and uncover the secrets behind the haunting of the Robertson House.
This read was quite a page turner. It is basically a romance with very raunchy and sexy encounters between Callum and Craig, also with a subtle mystery behind the secrets of the Robertson family. Callum had never known his grandfather and through the journal he gets to know the man for the first time. It was nostalgic. Callum discovers his family history and also a new future with a handsome and sweet man, at the same time. It was not a horror story with gory family secrets or anything. Even the ghost was the most caring “Robertson” ever. I liked the ending a lot. It was not only an HEA for Callum and Craig but also a very fitting HEA for the “Robertson House”.
All in all, if you are in the mood for some serious loving while unfolding the secrets behind a charming old Scottish mansion, then this is the book for you.