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Review: The Bad Luck Bride by Janna MacGregor

Series: the Cavensham Heiresses 

Title: The Bad Luck Bride

Author: Janna MacGregor

Publisher: St Martin’s Paperbacks

Published: May 2nd, 2017

Rating: 5/5

My Review:

Revenge isn’t a great motive for marriage, but that is the plan of Lord Alexander Hallworth, the Marquess of Pembrooke in this highly entertaining Regency romance. He plans to thwart the aspirations of the man he blames for his sister’s demise, ensuring he will never get to marry Lady Claire Cavensham by getting him to break their engagement and Alex then marrying her himself. Lady Claire has already been engaged three times and in each case some untoward action has resulted in her marriage plans being thwarted. She’s been dubbed by the ton as the bad luck bride and no one is certain she’ll ever actually be the bride, least of all herself!

The story has a grand mix of intrigue, mystery, blackmail, hate and love, skilfully mixed by a skilled writer to create an engaging read for anyone who enjoys reading well crafted Regency romances. The background information pertaining to the main characters is revealed as the story progresses and their mutual attraction grows. This is a romance commencing as revenge but, after a plethora of problems are encountered and overcome, will it prove to be a delightful romance. I enjoyed reading it and have no hesitation in highly recommending it to anyone else who enjoys this genre.

I was gifted a copy of this book via NetGalley and chose to read and review it. This is my honest opinion after reading it.

Description
All were shocked at the announcement of the “cursed” Lady Claire Cavensham to Lord Alexander Hallworth, the Marquess of Pembrooke, especially since she is already engaged to another unfortunate Lord. Perhaps she will make it to the altar this time with one of these fine gentlemen! Could her run of bad luck finally be at an end? It’s highly doubtful in this writer’s humble opinion. —Midnight Cryer

No one is left breathless at the imperious pronouncement of her engagement to Lord Pembrooke more than Claire. She hardly knows the dangerously outrageous man! But after three engagements gone awry and a fourth going up in glorious flames, she isn’t in a position to refuse…especially once she realizes that Lord Pembrooke makes her want to believe she’s not a bad luck bride anymore…

Alexander requires the hand of his enemy’s fiancée in marriage in order to complete his plans for revenge. It’s his good fortune that the “cursed” woman is desperate. However, what begins as a sham turns into something scandalously deeper. The beguiling lady has no business laying claim to his heart. But as a mission of revenge turns into fiery passion, Alexander wants nothing more than to break Claire’s curse…and lead them both to their hearts’ desire.

“The Bad Luck Bride is a stroke of good luck for readers—the intricate plot, arresting characters,
and rich emotional resonance will leave you swooning.”—New York Times bestselling author Sabrina Jeffries

The Bad Luck Bride is the first in a new Regency romance series from Janna MacGregor!

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