Title: The Luck of the Bride
Author: Janna MacGregor
Genre: historical romance
Is this part of a series? Yes. Book three of the Cavensham Heiresses.
Publish date: May 1st 2018
March has taken care of her family- two sisters and a brother- since her parents passed. Over the years, as the money from her guardians dwindled further and further, she has had to…. get creative. Facing destitution and up against an unwanted suitor for her sister’s hand she takes matters (and her guardian’s seal) into her own hands.
Michael Cavensham has a secret. He can’t figure out numbers. If anyone ever found out, he’d disgrace his family and title. When he finds out what March has done he’s furious… until he meets her. Intriguing and completely loyal, she isn’t like anyone he’s ever known. It doesn’t hurt that she’s a wiz at math. But can he truly trust her? As outside influences try to tear them down their bond will be tested.
This is the book I needed. I loved the play between March and her family, and the obvious love and loyalty between Michael and his. The strength of both of these characters was incredible. Each character is well developed and interesting, and I will be looking into the rest of the series because I am not at all ready to let these characters go. This book gave me all the things I love in a good romance: well developed characters, great dialogue, a fairly smooth plot, and a type of world building that has more to do with families and friends.
I will admit the “evil suitor” gets played a lot. I don’t even read that many historical romances and it still makes me cringe because it’s been done (and done, and done…). This one, though, was a bit different- just enough. First that he wasn’t interested in March and second because of the pain the wanted to cause her other sister and brother.
All in all, this is a five star book for me. I highly recommend it.
On the adult content scale, there’s some language and sexual content- fairly explicit, but there is still more plot than sex. I give it a seven.
I was lucky enough to get an eARC of this book from Netgalley and St. Martin’s Press in exchange for an honest review. My thanks.
The book comes out 5-01-18. Is it on your radar?
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Happy Reading and be well,