Publisher: Pride Publishing
Characters: Cornelius/John, Dan/Jenny
When a ghostly dandy and his roguish companion try their hand at matchmaking, things definitely go bump in the night.
For centuries, foppish Captain Cornelius Sheridan and brooding John Rookwood have haunted the mansion they duelled and died for. Now these phantom foes must join forces to save both their home and their feuding descendents.
But when Captain Sheridan sacrifices his afterlife for the sake of true love, will Rookwood risk everything to keep his companion by his side, or is it too late to say “I love you”?
Publisher’s Note: This book is related to the Captivating Captains series.
This was a cute story, very sweet and light. There is some angst, and I loved the way it was resolved—very romantic! The story is a quick read, and the perfect way to finish my day. I liked the way the two sets of relationships paralleled each other.
The two ghosts are very quirky. I enjoyed the banter between them, which starts as quite surface and then grows into something much deeper, a reflection of what has been there for a long time. They’re very much a product of their time, yet with a hint of much more beneath their surface, which makes me wonder if the mansion was really the reason for their duel.
I’d recommend The Captain’s Ghostly Gamble to readers who enjoy a light, quirky short ghost story with interesting characters. 4 out of 5 stars.