THE GHOST OF CARNAL COVE by Evelyn Rogers is a gothic love story between a brooding sea captain with a past and a not-so-innocent woman literally haunted by a ghost. I liked the moody atmosphere in this novel, which well uses a stormy, isolated beach on a small island as its setting. Nicholas is a blunt hero who knows what he wants, while the heroine, Makenna, is refreshingly forward herself. The ghost is as much a character in this novel as the hero and heroine, though it is a malevolent presence intent upon doing harm.
I read THE GHOST OF CARNAL COVE in one afternoon. The writing is clean and straightforward, and the story flows well. There wasn't as much action as I'd like - or conflict between the hero and heroine - since the story more revolved around Makenna's past and the ghost. It's an entertaining book, though I can't say I loved it. There weren't any scenes that stuck out as memorable (however, I thought the dog was a nice addition). Still, GHOST was a good read. Pleasant. Like eating apple pie, not too sweet, but not too fancy, either.
FYI: Here's a couple other ghostly romances to read ... BEAUDRY'S GHOST by Carolan Ivey (Civil War), GENTLE FROM THE NIGHT by Meagan McKinney (spooky Gothic), STARDUST OF YESTERDAY by Lynn Kurland (a ghostly knight), and A PHANTOM AFFAIR by JoAnn Ferguson (sweet ghost romance).