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The Bride Who Got Lucky: The Cavensham Heiresses Kindle Edition
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
"MacGregor creates a delightful near romp of a romance with just the right amount of angst, sensuality and emotion. With its realistic dialogue, quick pace and “friendship to love” theme, it’s the readers who are lucky enough to relax with another Cavensham heiress and the man of her dreams. MacGregor is well on her way to becoming a fan favorite." ― RT Book Reviews
"Rising star MacGregor once again demonstrates her remarkable gift for effortlessly elegant writing, richly nuanced characterization, and lushly sensual love scenes in the second brilliant installment in her new Cavensham Heiresses series, following The Bad Luck Bride." ― Booklist (Starred Review)
"MacGregor has a real talent for developing every facet of a romance." ― Kirkus Reviews
"A heady mix of action, wit, and sexual tension. Readers will eagerly turn the pages to see how this intense story concludes." ― Publishers Weekly
"Deliciously provocative in historical detail...there is everything in this novel and more. There is tingling suspense, an intriguing mystery, sizzling chemistry between Emma and Nick, emotional upheavals and of course a scorching romance. This is definitely a keeper! The Bride Who Got Lucky is absolutely brilliant!" ― Romance Junkies (5 stars)
"This book is truly enchanting." ― Bookriot
"MacGregor has another smashing success on her hands with her second novel." ― Lindsey Gray
“The cover quote for The Bride Who Got Lucky by Janna MacGregor is from Eloisa James. The quote simply states, “CAPTIVATING.” Ms. James: You are completely correct. I would also add that The Bride Who Got Lucky is delightful and totally enchanting.” ― Straight Shootin' Book Reviews
"Janna MacGregor is a new voice in historical romance and is off to a resounding great start." ― Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews
"This well-written book is captivating, touching, as well as, heart-wrenching. The Bride Who Got Lucky is a story well told." ― Write-Escape
"What a sweet, utterly romantic book by the consistently wonderful Janna MacGregor!" ― Lady with a Quill
"What a delightful book! Ms. MacGregor has a flair for creating real characters--their wants, passions, regrets and mistakes." ― Two Ends of a Pen
"With thanks to Eloisa James for recommending this author, a new favorite for sure. This is a terrific read and I'm looking forward to more in this series." ― Book Bitch
About the Author
Janna MacGregor was born and raised in the bootheel of Missouri. She is the author of the Cavensham Heiresses series, which begins with The Bad Luck Bride.
Janna credits her darling mom for introducing her to the happily-ever-after world of romance novels. Janna writes stories where compelling and powerful heroines meet and fall in love with their equally matched heroes. She is the mother of triplets and lives in Kansas City with her very own dashing rogue, and two smug, but not surprisingly, perfect pugs. She loves to hear from readers.
- ASIN : B06Y5DYVCT
- Publisher : St. Martin's Paperbacks (October 31, 2017)
- Publication date : October 31, 2017
- Language : English
- File size : 4219 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 364 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #351,785 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Nicholas St. Mauer, the Earl of Somerton is a friend to the Cavensham family and is the one stepping in to protect Lady Emma’s fragile reputation time and again. But Nick has a carefully planned life that doesn’t include a wife and, when Lady Emma needs to be followed out of town to prevent further rumors, he’s placed in a position that demands a different course of action from an honorable man.
I liked the premise of the story, but like it has happened with some other books by the author, I feel it could have been shorter or maybe less embellished. A story that should have taken 2-3 days to read for me, took a whole week because of the slow as molasses flow and it just made it another book when it could have been a contender in my opinion.
Nicholas St. Mauer, Earl of Somerton is a handsome man, self-made riches after being rejected by his father when he was very young & was told not to ever come to the dukedom again, so sixteen years later he has never seen his father or talked to him which was fine with Nick. His mother died in childbirth & his father had turned him out, so Nick made his way alone - after the final words with his father at Eaton, Alex Pembrooke saved Nick from a group of bullying boys & this friendship enables Nick being accepted as part of Alex & Emma's families.
Nick watched over Emma per a request from Alex as he had married Emma's cousin Claire. One night when she left a ball to go buy a book in a bad part of town without anyone know - well, guess who found her, Nick. Even though they had been around each other often at family dinners & holiday, this night brought their first kiss, Emma's father found out about her escapade & sent her to the country. They did not entertain any feeling for three years and then her obsession with finding justice, getting in trouble & being in danger brought Nick back into the picture & I love their friendship & the attraction they could no longer deny but it took a lot of ups & downs to get to their HEA. I loved the ending and the last few scenes left me full of tears, but they were happy tears!
Emma is such a strong beautiful lady, a true champion of women who find themselves alone with no one in their corner. Nick is an honorable gentleman, with a kind heart and giving spirit. He's a friend to the Langham family, so their early interaction is one of social meetings, a growing physical attraction, and combative, yet somewhat flirtatious, banter resulting from his natural inclination to protect her from what he sees as her own independent recklessness. They each have deep emotional struggles that will threaten the feelings beginning to build between them.
I love the layers and depths to this writer's characters, not only with the H/h, but also those within the circle of family and friends appearing in this and the first of this series. Enjoyed the interactions among all these amazing characters. A great read from the beginning to the turn of the last page.
Nick, Earl of Somerton has been forced to take care of himself since he was a child. Sent to school at 5 and disinherited by his father at 15 he is a loner with very few friends.
The two of them couldn't be more different and yet there is something between them that takes them years to recognize. Ms MacGregor shows that a strong man doesn't have to be threatened by a strong woman, rather than dominate or trying to master his wife, Nick and Emma can manage to have a partnership if he can put aside the hurts of his past and let her love into his heart.
What I didn't like or connect with was Emma's desperate guilt over her friend's death at the hands of her abusive husband. It felt over the top, and Emma's behaviour at times was on the edge of "too stupid to live."
The other thing is a gripe that I have with almost every romance these days: it's a lust into love story. Fortunately, in the last third of the book there was real character development and conflict that allowed me to believe there was love and affection not just a desire to make love.
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Auch den Vorgänger des zweiten Teils der Cavansham - Reihe empfand ich nicht unbedingt als super mitreisend, jedoch durchaus als solide erzählte, halbwegs spannende Geschichte mit kleineren Abstrichen.
Was mir dort schon negatiev aufstieß war die Langatmigkeit mit der die Autorin bestimmte Sequenzen ausdehnte und ausdehnte, ehe man dann mal zum Punkt kam.
Das wird hier noch schlimmer.
Um ehrlich zu sein erkenne ich die Inhaltsangabe des Buches kaum als den tatsächlichen Inhalt des Buches wieder.
Über die Hälfte der ganzen Geschichte wird mit einem Handlungsstrang ausgefüllt, den jeder andere vermutlich als Einführung in die eigentliche Geschichte verwendet hätte, und der sich über ganze "2 Tage" abspielt und einfach kein Ende nimmt.
Der Rest teilt sich auf zwischen gut 30 % "Hauptteil", der nun wieder lächerlich kurz und uninspirierd geraten ist, und einem absurd flüchtigen Ende, in dem es sich Janna Macgregor ein bischen sehr einfach und vor allem kitschig gemacht hat. Absurd und uninspiried macht üfr mein empfinden die Hälfte des Buches aus, in der man strickt geheim zu haltende Rachefeldzüge ohne den kleinsten Aufwand von Geld oder eigener Mühe in einem Buchladen quasi "buchen" kann, der nur als Deckmantel für anderweitige Geschäfte dient, weil man so einen netten Eindruck macht, revolutionäre Bankideen inheralb einer Woche mit enormem Erfolg aus dem Boden gestampf werden und eine geplante Entführung ohne den geringsten Einsatz von Drohung oder Muskelkraft einfach nur durch das unerwartete auftauchen einer dritten Person im Flur aufgehalten wird.
Es gibt durchaus schlimmere Geschichten, aber besonders gut ist diese hier mit ihrem unnachvollziehbaren Handlungsrahmen, den zum teil hölzernen Dialogen die ab und an in recht unnnachvollziehbaren Bahnen verlaufen und dem missglückten Versuch von Figurenentwicklung eben auch nicht. Wobei ich das größte Problem in der mangelnden handwerklichen Begabung der Autorin sehe, mal abgesehen von einem ganz passablen Ausdruck und der ein oder anderen spannenden Stelle, die einen doch zum weiterlesen treibt.