Texas Gothic is an entertaining read for teen girls that is part ghost story, part mystery, part romance. Main character Amy, who is headed off to college after the summer, is smart, sassy, and driven to lead a normal life, in spite of the fact that she comes from a family of witches. Readers who enjoy romance will be sucked in by the ongoing tension between Amy and her neighbor Ben, who fight like cats and dogs but have an undeniable attraction. Ben is intriguing and irascible, and the reader comes to learn that he has taken on the full responsibility of running his family's ranch after the recent loss of his father. While Amy is literally haunted by a ghost, the story is never scary, just a bit eerie. She is determined to get to the bottom of the rumors of a mysterious ghost that plagues Ben's farm, and as she does so, Amy begins to come to terms with the part of her that makes her inarguably a part of her supernaturally talented family. Amy and Ben finally succumb to their attraction with a bit of making out. Language is occasionally strong (cr-p, d-mmit, a-shole, p-ssed, h-ll, b-tchy, b-stard, bullsh-t), there is some drinking (but not by any underage characters), and it is mentioned that one of the less savory characters smokes pot.