Reviewed by Dan
TITLE: The Haunting of Angus Macgregor
AUTHOR: L.J. Harris
LENGTH: 66 Pages
RELEASE DATE: August 26, 2016
Angus Macgregor has endured a lot in life. Mother passing when he was a small child, he also nursed an ill father to his last breath. But when he loses his one remaining relative, an uncle he’s never met, his existence is turned on its head forever. Bequeathed Clan Gregor Castle in the Scottish Highlands, Angus leaves Australia behind to take on the family business. It’s there he finds more waiting for him than he ever dreamed possible.
Daniel Ramsey is a man with secrets, none more dangerous than the fact that he can see what others can’t. When he meets one particularly handsome Australian, the attraction is immediate. Hesitant to let down his guard, his hand is forced when a former guest of the castle comes calling and attempts to stake a claim on the very man Daniel wants.
I read this story the day it came out on Kindle Unlimited, and enjoyed it, so when it showed up on the “available to review” list at Love Bytes, I grabbed it. The Haunting of Angus Macgregor is a fast read novella about family ghosts and a centuries old tragedy. Angus Macgregor is an Australian whose parents emigrated from Scotland. His mother has passed, and just before his father passed, he told Angus about his Uncle William who still lived in Scotland at the Clan Gregor Castle. Angus got to know his Uncle, but the Uncle passed away before they could meet, leaving the castle and money to Angus.
When Angus arrives in Scotland, he is charmed by the castle, and is quite interested in Daniel, the castle manager’s nephew. Daniel has a secret. He can see and communicate with the dead.
Angus settles in, and learns the story of his and Daniel’s ancestors. Centuries ago, a member of Angus’ family, James Macgregor, and a member of Daniel’s family, Alexander Ramsey, were secretly in love. When the lord of the castle, James’ father, discovered them together he killed James and dumped his body in a Loch. Alexander he attempted to starve to death and then burned at the stake.
Now Alexander is back. And he wants ‘his’ James. Or more accurately, Angus. What will happen when Daniel and Angus discover there is even more to the story than they know? You’ll have to read it to find out.
I enjoyed this short ghost story. I’d recommend it to anyone who likes ghosts and ghostly tales with a distinctly m/m storyline…