Title: Highland Gathering
Series: Abducted Hearts 02
Author: Douglas Black
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal
Publisher: Loose ID (December 27, 2016)
Length: Novella (112 Pages)
Heat Level: Low
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥ 3 Hearts
Blurb: Recently widowed Stewart Robertson agrees to spend New Year’s Eve with Gary James, a man he only met a few days before Christmas. There’s a lot they don’t know about each other, and despite Stewart still reeling after discovering Gary’s big secret, he remains undeniably drawn to the American parapsychologist.
Gary is keen to make things work with Stewart, but he doesn’t know if the man will be able to accept his unconventional job, let alone his belief in all things paranormal. Gary hopes to show the man that his work is more normal than it might first seem by bringing Stewart and Stewart’s daughter, Havana, to a haunted castle in the Scottish Highlands.
Stewart is excited by the prospect of spending more time with Gary. He’s also excited to not spend New Year’s Eve alone in the house he used to share with his husband.
Accompanied by Eleni, a skeptic who takes an instant dislike to Stewart, and Phoenix, Gary’s crazy ex, their ghost-hunting adventure promises to be one hell of a ride. Whether Gary and Stewart are still hanging on at the end of it remains to be seen.
Review: With this type of story you must always start with the first book. Otherwise you will be lost in most of it. I am still not too sure what to really think about this book, but I am still thinking bizarre and twisted.
Stewart is still a non-believer when it comes to the paranormal worlds such as ghosts. However he wants to see where things are heading with Gary. He gets to meet Gary’s ex and a wicked woman named, well who cares what her name is. She is the twisted one in the group a very big skeptic but she is also downright nasty towards Phoenix. Where Gary is slowly falling in love with Stewart but afraid of what Stewart thinks most of the time.
Like I said above about this story being bizarre is still there. It has a serious tone to it and very little humor. It is like this dark tone that just doesn’t make the story any better in my eyes. It even feels like the author himself is a believer of these types of worlds and is writing about an experience. Like I said weird and bizarre.
I am not a big fan of this book but will hold most of my thoughts until I read the final book. It is a slow paced story so for me it seems very drawn out and a bit on the boring side. To top it off there is another cliff hanger with this one. Right now I am afraid that this book is definitely not for me.