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He would do anything to protect her. Even marry her…

The son of a cold-hearted duke, Nicholas St. Mauer isn’t one to involve himself in society…or open his own heart to anyone. But driven by honor, the reclusive Earl of Somerton feels obliged to keep a watchful eye on Lady Emma Cavensham. She possesses a penchant for passions unbecoming a woman that finds Nick in constant peril of losing his well-structured solitude. She even dared kiss Nick once—an utterly unladylike, and delightful, lapse…

Emma can’t deny the appeal of the earl’s attention, and occasional affection, but she has no need for a man. There are worse fates than spinsterhood, as Emma knows too well. She still mourns the loss of her dear friend Lena, and is determined to prove Lena’s husband responsible for her death before he lures another innocent woman into a brutal marriage. But as Emma pursues her prey, a compromising moment upends all her plans. Now, with gossip swirling and her reputation in tatters, Nick may be the only man brave enough to join in Emma’s cause. . .and fight for her heart.

The Bride Who Got Lucky is a sweeping Regency romance from Janna MacGregor in her Cavensham Heiresses series.

Praise for Janna MacGregor’s THE BAD LUCK BRIDE

“Full-bodied romance…with intelligence and heart.”—Cathy Maxwell
“Sparkling.” —Publishers Weekly
“Will leave you swooning.”—Sabrina Jeffries

My Thoughts:

October 17th, 2017

This was my first time reading anything by this particular author. I discovered this is the second book in this series, but I haa not read the first book.

This book wasn’t what I expected. It started out very intriguing but somewhere along the way it bogged down and I found it difficult to complete it. I did finish it, but I put it aside for a number of weeks before I picked it up again. I did, however skim back over what I had read before to refresh my memory.

At the start of the book Nicholas St. Mauer is a young man who excels at school in a number of ways. He is however the son of an uncaring Duke who at the slightest indiscretion decides he no longer wants anything to do with his son. 

Then we jump ahead fourteen years to Emma who has troubles of her own. They are loosely connected by a man who had befriended Nicholas on that faithful day when his father pretty much disowned him. You never really know what brought these two together and about six chapters in I lost interest. 

I started the book in early September and finally finished it mid October.
I may have found the book more compelling had I read the first book in the series and became familiar with characters that were secondary in this book.

I feel this book should not be read as a standalone title. I think you probably need to have read the first book to get the maximum enjoyment out of this one.

I gave this book 3.25 of 5.0 stars for storyline and character development. The characters were on the most part well developed but I found them to be weak. The sensual rating is also low, 2.0 of 5.0 flames. I found the intimacy between the hero and heroine unbelievable and not as well written as some other parts book this book.

I received a complimentary digital ARC of this book from the publisher via NetGalley to read. This in no way affected my opinion of this book which I read and reviewed voluntarily.

 

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