The Deepest Cut, (MacKinnon Curse series, book 1)J.A. Templeton

The Deepest Cut, (MacKinnon Curse series, book 1)

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The Deepest Cut, (MacKinnon Curse series, book 1) by J.A. Templeton Book Summary

Sixteen-year-old Riley Williams has been able to see ghosts since the car crash that took her mother's life and shattered her family. Guilt-ridden over the belief that she's somehow responsible for her mom's death, Riley is desperate to see her mother's elusive spirit to gain her forgiveness.

When her father moves the family to Scotland so they can all start over, Riley believes her life couldn't get worse––that is until the ghost of nineteen-year-old Ian MacKinnon catches her purposely cutting herself. An uneasy truce quickly turns into friendship, and soon Riley's falling hard for Ian.
Riley believes her gift could help Ian end the curse that has kept him tied to the land for centuries, but that would mean letting him go forever and she's not sure she is strong enough to do that. As if her life wasn't complicated enough, the spirit of the woman who killed Ian returns and she'll stop at nothing to keep Riley from helping Ian find eternal peace.

The Deepest Cut, (MacKinnon Curse series, book 1) (J.A. Templeton) Book Reviews

Great read!Loved this book & can’t t wait to read the next one..Score: 5/5

Good story, but oh, that grammar!Hadn't of? Puhleeze! Rife with bad punctuation and poor grammar throughout, this book cries out for proofing by someone with at least a sixth grade education..Score: 3/5

In love with this book series!I came across this book as a free sample and decided to give it a go. It immediately appealed to me because who doesn't love romance and ghost stories combined?! I could not put it down and as soon as I finished The Deepest Cut, I bought the entire series. Best purchase I've made as I genuinely looked forward to reading every single night! Obsessed!.Score: 5/5

LOVE IT!!!!I love this book. The ending was amazing even if it was sad. It all tied in together and is having me ready for the next..Score: 5/5

ThrillingDefinitely should be read, seeing Liara pop in once more really got me excited for the second book. Can't wait to see what problems she causes this time..Score: 5/5

AmazingThis is probably the best book I’ve ever read it has horror and love and those are my two fav kinds of books..Score: 2/5

The Deepest CutGreat read! Can't wait to read the rest of the series!.Score: 5/5

The deepest cut!What an amazing read! It pleasantly surprised me and kept me wanting to read more!.Score: 5/5

The deepest cutVery good read, even though too short. I don't usually read books about teenagers, but I found this one pretty good. Perhaps you're next book could be geared more toward adults. Keep on writing. You have a talent!.Score: 4/5

Deepest cutExcellent read, interesting story a unique blend of today and the past with a bit of the supernatural mixed in, look forward to reading more by this author. Read it you will like it..Score: 5/5

OMG!!!!Loved this book! Everything about it, and that cliffhanger left me begging for more.Score: 5/5

Loved itI loved this book and can't wait to read the next. Toward the end though I thought my insides would collapse because of how sweet it was and then I see the last sentence and I'm like WHY! But I got over it and am curious. Toward the end my eyes did start water because I'm a softy when it comes to sweet lovey stuff and when Megan said the picture resembled Ian's Decendent I was like they are getting together. I just loved it and how it ended with a mystery. I really have to read the next book!.Score: 5/5

LOVE LOVE LOVEI am obsessed with this series! I got hooked on it so quickly and I feel like I fell in love with Ian! Haha, but it's such an amazing series, I wish there were more, though. This is one of those books where I'd like to see how a show or movie would be. Absolutely obsessed! 😍😍.Score: 5/5

AMAZING😱😱😱I loved this book very very much. I finished it in one day and could not stop reading!! I definitely recommend reading this book!😀 I am looking forward to reading the following books in the series!🤓.Score: 5/5

AwesomeThis book was super interesting and i enjoyed reading it. i like books about ghosts and mystery so i’ll definitely be checking out the other books! it was great!!.Score: 5/5

Great readsI believe this is an indie book, and so didn't know what to expect. This was a wonderful read and I went on to purchase the other 2 in the series without disappointment. Hoping the author finds a new story to write!.Score: 5/5

The Deepest CutSupper captivating, spooky, and a sweet romance. What’s not to like! I started and finished the book in one day, I couldn’t put it down. Definitely a must read!.Score: 5/5

Great book!One of the many great books in this universe!!!.Score: 5/5

The Deepest CutLoved loved the book! Can’t wait to read on..Score: 5/5

Love this seriesI bought this book series years ago and I come back to read it all the time. I keep hoping they’ll turn it into a movie or television show..Score: 5/5

Pleasantly surprised!I really did not expect to enjoy this book but I really did...the only reason for 4 instead of 5 stars was do to the climax. I kind of expected more during the big showdown...great scary moments though. Well written and I plan to read the other books in this series..Score: 4/5

The right choice of wordsHonestly one of my favorites, she writes in detail how “Ian” makes her feel as if I can also feel what she feels towards him..Score: 4/5

Loved it.Amazing story, very well contrasted characters, and a realistic take on grief. Couldn't put this book down! (:.Score: 5/5

Best Book I've read in foreverThis is probably one of the best books I've read in a long time. I don't like to read but this one kept me on the edge of my seat. And parts of this I can relate to..Score: 5/5

I LOVE ITI literally loved this book❤️ I teared up when Ian left, it was very creeepy I couldn't sleep the first night thinking about it, I couldn't stop reading it was INTENSE. I finished reading it in TWO days😂.Score: 5/5

The deepest cutAmazing the author has so much going for her the way she writes with professional ease I sort of had a doubt that I would not like the book but I kept reading and found myself looking forward to the next chapter. Marjorie Sparks.Score: 5/5

Great book!Well written and great storyline!.Score: 4/5

Cutting solves everythingIt was a nice touch that the book was free, a lot of people cut so it’s kinda relatable.Score: 4/5

AmazingThis book was by far one of the best I have ever read. I don't read much and it takes a good book to really draw me in. This book has succeeded..Score: 5/5

Great ReadWhat a great story - I really enjoyed the characters - will definitely read more from this author!.Score: 4/5

The Deepest CutWow!!! Hadn't been this interested in a book in a while. I couldn't put it down. It was a bit like watching a love/horror movie. I definitely recommend this read!!!.Score: 5/5

It was a great story lineI just had a hard time with accepting she was falling in love with a ghost but at the end it was more understandable. Thanks for the great read!.Score: 3/5

AMAZING 😍👌🏻😭I LOVED IT!!!!!!! It was an amazing book in my opinion and I plan on looking for it and the other books in this series in all the bookstores near me. I definitely recommend this for young adult readers into ghost stories and romance and a bit of action. I can't wait to read the other books!!!! XD.Score: 5/5

OMG!!!I usually hate reading but this book was so intense I could hardly put it down. A must read.Score: 5/5

In loveI absolutely loveeee this series, I constantly go back and read it!.Score: 5/5

Good readPretty decent book. Not sure if I’m going to read the rest of the series or not yet..Score: 4/5

The Deepest CutGreat series of books. Only didn't like the Physical relationship between Ian the ghost and Riley the young girl. Just lost me on that one. Emotional love I got but even with make believe the physical pushed the boundaries to far..Score: 4/5

The Deepest CutSuch an Amazing book. It was so amazing I read it all in one night no lie! I couldn't pull myself away from it. ❤.Score: 5/5

What made me love to readI friend of mine back when I was in middle in 2014 told me about this book once, and I foolishly pushed it off, until one day I decided to give it a shot. This book was my first ever series I read, and I absolutely loved it. This book made me love reading. Now few years later in college, I have hundreds of books lining my bookshelf. I have loved a thousand times and lived a thousand of lives, thanks to this series..Score: 5/5

Great read couldn't put downThis was an awesome read had you wanting more from page 1 live books like this can't wait to read the next one in the series.Score: 5/5

One of the best books I've ever readI fell in love with this book. I love reading but I rarely get so emotional about the books I read. Although in this case, this book I was crying long before I finished..Score: 5/5

My favorite book!Absolutely love this book! I couldn’t put it down!.Score: 4/5

AmazingThere's nothing like a book that draws you in with every written word. I love this book!.Score: 5/5

Loved itIt has been one of the best books I've ever read. Love the story. Would of loved if if was longer..Score: 5/5

No disappointments. Couldn’t stop reading..Great read. Flowed so easily I literally only put down because I had to eat, work, shower, etc. I’m in my 30s so although it’s a young adult book, it sure kept my attention and I really did enjoy it..Score: 4/5

AMAZINGI read this entire book in 5 hours. I love it so much..Score: 5/5

I LOVE IT!!This book is so good!! I love it so much! I had it on my old iPhone and then I got the 7plus and I couldn't find it till now and I'm so happy!.Score: 5/5

MY FAVORITE BOOK OF ALL TIME.I’d read this book at least twice and each time was more pleasurable than the last. So good I’m buying a hard copy of the entire series! It’s a good book to read with your sister or a few of your girlfriends and just gosh over the romance. Hands down my favorite book!! :).Score: 5/5

Cute, but not dazzling.It's a cute story, but the writer distracts the reader from what could be a good book. The story wasn't smooth flowing. There are aspects where you read and have to re-read to make sure you aren't missing something because the scene changes are so abrupt. Additionally, the story is a little cheesy, but try it for yourself and see if it is your cup of tea..Score: 2/5

Laria is such a brat!I really enjoyed this book and just downloaded the rest of the series. Laria is such a brat! I really like Ri and the journey through her personal pain to overcome cutting. 💕💞💖.Score: 5/5

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3 words. Amazing,amazing, and amazingThis book is officially my favourite books..ever! I loved the way the book was written, can't wait till I get the next one!!.Score: 5/5

The deepest cut best book everOk so this was the best book i have ever read i couldnt put it down i was like must finish must finish some parts where creepy but it was the best book ever you have to read all of them theses books are a must read I LOVE THEM SOOOOOOOO MUCH!!!!!! 5 STARS TOTALY.Score: 5/5

Great story!I loved this book! It has a great story and believable characters! Downloading the MacKinnon Curse right now!.Score: 4/5

What a great book!!By far the greatest book I have ever encountered!!! I love this book soo much! I am so fortunate to have come across this astonishing book!.Score: 5/5

The Deepest CutI love love love this book best I have read in a long time. I had such a hard time putting down, but had to clean house. Can't wait to read book 2 now to go find it. Thank you your an amazing Author..Score: 5/5

READ IT!I absolutely LOVED this book! It was written so well and the chemistry between Riley and Ian was too fabulous for words to describe! I'm SO excited to see the next book and check out what happens between Kade and Riley!!! 😍😄😍❤.Score: 5/5

AmazingThis book is a must read! Super cute!.Score: 5/5

The deepest cutIt's so interesting, I just love it!.Score: 5/5

THE BEST BOOK EVERI read this book in one week. It is sooooooooo good I couldn't put it down. It has mystery and adrenaline. And has a perfect twist at the end. Teens should definitely read it. I rate this book ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ THE BEST BOOK EVER.Score: 5/5

Loved it!I loved this book! So freakin' good, I can't wait to read the next one!.Score: 5/5

YESSSSDefinitely suggest this book to teenagers or young adults. This would have to be the best book in the series since it doesn't start getting a tad bit rushed. Love the series still!.Score: 5/5

Review: Loved it!I usually am very picky when it comes to books but I really enjoyed this one. It's worth a read!.Score: 5/5

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Best book everThis is the absolute best book I've ever read in my life. Good for any ages from 10 and above..Score: 5/5

Good teen read!I've been going through heaps of young adult stories lately and this is one I found easy to get into. A cute and kind of creepy little paranormal romance that I read in no time and I probably will be reading the next ones! Just when i thought she'd live happily ever after BAM! creepy ghost girl is back! I want to know how she'll deal with the evil spirit hot on her heels...Score: 4/5

Best teen read ever!I loved this book, heart and soul, and I can't wait until I buy the rest of the series! It is filled with romance and drama, and is one of my top favorites!.Score: 5/5

Wolf-gabby232Loved this. Absolutely loved it. Could not put down this series, finished it in a day. Worth it. Amazing!!.Score: 5/5

Love it.Well I never read anything other than my newsfeed on Facebook before I stumbled across the two free books from this series on my iPad I started with the deepest cut because I myself had cut and read it in a day and I just couldn't stop so I read the other freebie the MacKinnon curse and didn't want to stop, so I decided to buy the rest of the books, I haven't read them yet but I look forward to it although the two books I have read seem to repeat a few phrases like "cupped my face" and a few other thing, before this series I hated reading with a passion this series had got me stuck Into itzz.Score: 5/5

ExcellentSome minor editing issues where the incorrect word is utilised i.e. elude instead of allude, but a very well written novel. The protagonists have great depth and believability despite the paranormal context. The emotional and psychological issues of the female protagonist are highly relevant to today's youth, the author deals with them with both accuracy and sensitivity. Highly recommended for older teens..Score: 5/5

Was a goodWas good read through it was hoping it to be a thriller but it’s more like your twilight romance. But still interesting book to read.Score: 4/5

Great bookNot my usual book, but I thought it was great. Really easy to read and it leaves you wanting more..,.Score: 4/5

AMAZINGAmazing I love it and now it's my fave book!!! If u love it u will love the other ones too!!.Score: 5/5

This is a top novel!This novel is about as far from cliché as any writer can ever hope to achieve. The characters have natural personalities and the plot completely envelops the audience. I cried because the heartache and devastation felt so incredibly real! I'll be reading more works of JA Templeton's ASAP! Keep it up!.Score: 5/5

AmazingThis book held me captive with its amazingly thought out plot. I had everything in it; a love story that can never happen, family struggles, a new place to live and the biggie the fact that the main character can see ghosts. At some points in the book you just wanted to cry at what happens but in others I was crying from laughter all on all I think it's a five star book :)..Score: 5/5

Loved it !!!!Definitely worth the read, best book I've read in a longtime . Great heartfelt storyline, heart the characters . Aaaannnnddd definitely fell in love with Ian MacKinnon ..Score: 5/5

Enjoyable read.Well written & edited. Interesting characters with an engaging plot and storyline. I enjoyed this book & will look out for more books written by this author. While rated as "Children's Fiction" this definitely belongs in the "Young Adults" section. I'd recommend this book to others..Score: 5/5

Adult readerAs an adult reader of this series I actually really enjoyed it, I downloaded, read and thoroughly enjoyed the authors writing style and the characters created by her imagination and experiences. I love the paranormal romance genre and am a huge fan of S.M Reine but stumbled upon J.A Templeton because of the free/inexpensive price for her work which I was pleasantly surprised by the quality. I would say people in any age group would really enjoy this series, would not recommend for young teens due to the drug reference. But otherwise love your work..Score: 5/5

Amazing :))))I loved every minute of the book .its romance and mystery all in one lovely book .would recommend it to any one who wants a good read ,this is the book for you :).Score: 5/5

Pleasantly surprised.The setting is Scotland with the Mackinnon castle sounds so beautiful. The characters are entrancing. Great story line!.Score: 5/5

Awesome page turner!I loved this book, every time I started reading it I didn't want to stop! 5 stars deffinately⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.Score: 5/5

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Anna SeallI rarely enjoy books like this but my BFF recommended it to me so I thought 'sure why not I'll give it a go 'and I really loved reading it! This book contains an amazing back line. This is an emotional loving book. I would recommend this for those who want something different. This might sound like one of of those love sick puppy type of book but really it's not. This book is amazing and i rarely give parse to these types of books but this has won me over. By Anna.Score: 5/5

Amazing, need the next one NOW!Title of this review says it all.Score: 5/5

Wow..Whoa.. I just.. Wow! I had to keep reading the whole time! I loved it! I just didn't want it to end ;(.Score: 5/5

Loved it.I wasn't very impressed at the start of this book especially when I realised it was about a 'handsome' ghost and thought the author had taken a mythical character and human love story to the extreme, but in actual fact it's quite sweet. I really enjoyed how the story panned out and almost double bluffs the reader, I preempted an ending which seemed to begin to unfold only to be proved wrong, I'm glad I continued to read this as I'm now looking forward to finishing the series..Score: 4/5

Love it!!This is the best book and series that I have ever read- always going back to it, highly recommend! 😍.Score: 5/5

Ahhhhhh!!!!!!!I LOVE THIS BOOK!! AHHHHH!!!.Score: 5/5

Amazing bookGripping from the first sentence, literally couldn't put my phone down once I started reading.Score: 5/5

The deepest cutThis was so amazing, I couldn't put it down, I read it faster than any book I've ever read! Must read!.Score: 5/5

Best bookThis book is amazing, I was obsessed with it, the drama stayed throughout and not once did it drag or get boring. One of the only books I’ve read from beginning to end, and the fastest I’ve ever read a book. 100% definetly worth a read. Loved it.Score: 5/5

Deepest cutI loved this book, I am a mature lady so not who it was intended for. I looked forward to picking this book up and was sad when it finished. Will definitely be downloading the other books..Score: 5/5

Wow !!I just couldn't stop reading! I have never written a review about a book before but had to with this book ! I can't wait to read the next book !.Score: 5/5

Awesome!!The Deepest Cut is a amazing book, I can't say a bad word about it, I really can't!! If you are thinking about reading this book, go for it! You are sure to love it..Score: 5/5

The deepest cutI love this book so much, it's very interesting and I just couldn't stop reading it! Time for the second book now!.Score: 5/5

Wow.Book was fantastic 😀 Couldn't put it down..Score: 5/5

The deepest cutThis is beautifully written story. That's takes you away from checking the clock. Would recommend to anyone to read..Score: 5/5

Very good readVery good read.Score: 4/5

The Deepest CutI was addicted to this. Cover to cover in one day! I love th characters!.Score: 5/5

The Deepest CutI read this book in less than 4 hours could not put it down, such a great story, I shipped Riley and Ian so much why did he have to be a ghost fgs.Score: 5/5

The Deepest CutAbsolutly thrilling and scary book,amazing all the way through,highly recommended.Score: 5/5

The Deepest CutThis is an excellent book and was a brilliant read. I could barely put it down. It was entertaining throughout the book and was also quite tense in parts (especially when sat in the dark). The ending was better than I expected. However, I'm a little annoyed because at the very end it finishes on a bombshell. I hope that there is plans for another book to continue Riley's story. I would happily pay my whole allowance for it. I have just downloaded the next book about Ian and I can't wait to devour it. I have recommended it to both my sister and friends. I recommend this book to any teenage girl that enjoys reading exciting stories that will keep you entertained. Also if your into romance/adventure/sci-fi like myself then this is the book for you. Enjoy!.Score: 5/5

So good!This book was so good! I can't wait to get the second!!.Score: 5/5

GreaaaatFab book! Finished it really quickly, great cliff hanger ending hahah.Score: 5/5

The Deepest CutOmg, this book was amazing! I enjoyed reading every bit of it, I couldnt put it down. I read it in just two days..Score: 5/5

Fantastic!This book is absolutely amazing! Once I started reading it, I couldn't put it down. Can't wait to start reading The Haunting🎀.Score: 5/5

Amazing.Romantic yet scary! I didn't want it to end! Such a beautiful story with a twist :).Score: 5/5

WOW WOW WOW!!!!I can honestly say I have LOVED this book and I didn't want it to end!! I am not a lover of books and looking back I think I have only read about 3-4books of my own accord, so this one must be good! It is so good it was all what I talked about until I finished. I would recommend this book to anyone whether you like to read or not. I can almost guarantee you will love it!!! :D.Score: 5/5

BrilliantCouldn't put it down.Score: 5/5

Book reviewBrilliant book,only taken me about 3 weeks to read (on and off) so inspiring,makes me want to write more stories in the future🎀📖.Score: 4/5

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