"The Bad Luck Bride" is a deftly woven Regency romance, interspersed with plots and plans and passion. Claire and Alex are complicated characters complete with flaws, fears and dreams. The author creates sexual tension between the two that just leaps from the pages. Their chemistry is undeniable but the reader is privy to the many obstacles they will face. Filled with betrayal, fears, and revenge, Claire and Alex's marriage is one of constant ebbs and flows. The plot is complex and engaging. The dialogue is well written and we really get to understand the characters. I found the story to be sensual, emotional and, sometimes, heartbreaking. I didn't know whether to laugh, cry or slap somebody. The sure sign of a great story is the loss of time while your reading. It was 3 am by the time I finished the book. Ms. MacGregor is now at the top of my automatic buy list. I'm so glad that this the first in a series. I can't wait for the next.
The Story: Lady Claire Cavensham is believed to be unlucky in love so when she marries Lord Alexander, she believes her luck may be changing. But nothing could be further from the truth. Alex's marriage is part of intricate plan of revenge or at least it was supposed to be.
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!