The Bride Who Got Lucky
The Cavensham Heiresses #2
“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.”
Overall this was a pretty decent historical romance, aside from the title (that is just dumb). I was hooked into this novel in the beginning and middle of the book, but then the ending just dragged. There wasn’t really enough unresolved information to warrant dragging out the story that long.
It was a cute romance that thankfully did not have any insta-love. It was a nice slow development that started had time to develop and nurture.
Aside from all that, there isn’t really much that stood out to me in this novel. The story was good and the characters were well-developed. I would recommend this one.
About the Author
“Janna MacGregor was born and raised in the bootheel of Missouri. She 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. ”
I received a copy of this novel from the publisher, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review