My Rating: ❤❤❤❤1/2
In regards to the Matter of the un-entailed Estate of the late-Jonathan Hambly, 10th Earl of Banfield, be advised that your attendance is urgently required at the reading of his lordship’s Last Will & Testament, to take place on November 1st of this year at Castle Keyvnor in Bocka Morrow, Cornwall.
Mr. Timothy Hunt, Esq.
When the late-Earl of Banfield’s distant relations descend upon Bocka Morrow, they’ll find gypsies, witches, pixies, smugglers, and one very haunted castle. And if they’re lucky, they might just fall in love while they’re there.
BEDEVILED, The Haunting of Castle Keyvnor includes:
Kate Pearce’s A Ghost of a Chance
Violet DeLisle is secretly delighted to have the opportunity to meet up with some of the more obscure branches of her family tree. She’s been in love with her stepmother’s second cousin, Charlie, since she was a child. But her beautiful half-sister has clearly set her sights on Charlie and he is obviously dazzled. Forced to hide from the lovebirds, she huddles under the stairs and meets a kindred spirit who not only turns out to be a rather feisty ghost, but a master of courtship.
Deb Marlowe’s Lady Tamsyn and the Pixie’s Curse
Her father inherited an earldom and a castle. Has Lady Tamsyn inherited a curse? It’s what it feels like when she discovers that she can see the truth behind the lies that men tell. All she wanted on arrival at Keyvnor was to avoid Mr. Gryffyn Cardew, but in a sea of lies, he is the one who always tells her the truth. Together they find that her curse might just be a gift—and their love the key to preventing a tragedy.
Michelle Willingham’s A Dance With the Devil
Devon Lancaster is fascinated by the beautiful vicar’s daughter, Jane Hawkins, who has been summoned to the will reading of the late Lord Banfield. But is she truly only a vicar’s daughter? Or does her past hold secrets that put her very life in danger? Jane knows she is unlikely to find a husband among the handsome men at Castle Keyvnor because of her poverty. But when she is locked in the cellar with Devon, she finds that the Devil of Lancaster sets her blood on fire.
A Dance With the Devil by Michelle Willingham
My Rating: ❤❤❤❤❤
Spice Level: 💋💋💋1/2
This story will suck you in from the start as soon as the ghosts start their magic. I loved that there is more about the castle and a mystery to solve that I couldn’t figure out until it was revealed. There is a ghost that will make you laugh with everything he does to help along the way. There are many secrets surrounding Jane and the castle and they can shock you. The library scene was my favorite and I could picture it perfectly.
Jane is a very sweet girl that fears what happened to her mother will happen to her. I loved that she didn’t believe in ghosts, but also didn’t ignore them when they did something. She never thought her life would be turned upside down when she joined her friends family at the castle.
Devon was a very open man. He felt the ghosts and listened to them. I loved his nickname even though it didn’t seem to match him most of the time. He thought about others first and realized that sometimes he needed to listen to his heart instead of his mind. I also liked that he didn’t blink at Jane’s past.
I was glad to see that the new earl was a good guy and treated Jane like one of his daughters even if he didn’t always show it.
Lady Tamsyn and the Pixie’s Curse by Deb Marlowe
My Rating: ❤❤❤❤❤
Spice Level: 💋💋💋
You know it will be a great story when pixies are involved. This one was really magical and captivating from the start. I loved that the pixies were actually involved in everything and little Paul was able to do something for his mama. The backstory was great and made perfect sense to everything. I loved everything about it from beginning to end and was on the edge of my seat towards the end afraid of what might happen. Her gift of seeing the truth was perfect.
Tamsyn was great from the start. She may have held a grudge because of what happened in the past, but she wasn’t going to be rude and wanted to clear the air right away. I loved that she didn’t run from her gift and realized it would come in handy.
Gryff was quick to judge, but he was just as quick to see he was wrong. I loved that he didn’t blink an eye at her gift because of his family and that he believed in everything. He never lied and had nothing to hide like he was an open book.
I got chills when it came to the darkness she saw with the one man and wanted to know what it was and why it was there. I liked getting to know her family a bit more and his family said great.
A Ghost of a Chance by Kate Pearce
My Rating: ❤❤❤1/2
Spice Level: 💋💋
I loved seeing Benedict again and how he helped along the way in his odd, but fun way. It was a good story and liked it, but it just wasn’t my style. I liked that they had known each other for years and the way they were so straight forward with talking to each other. I did like the rescues and how there were two love stories going on and they were meant to be.
Violet was blinded by a love she has had for years and doesn’t see Charlie’s childish personality and that he see’s her as a sister. That love made her blind to what was right in front of her and she almost missed it forever. She put her everyone else’s happiness first.
Edwin seemed very uptight because of his responsibility to his family and his brother. He was always protecting his brother but realized he had to stop and let him prove himself. He didn’t always know how to show his emotions and it clear what he thought.
They were a unique couple and meant for each other. They needed each other to come out of the shadows of their siblings.
*I received a copy from the author in exchange for my honest review*