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review 2017-11-06 02:01
Another emotional ride for me.
The Bride Who Got Lucky (The Cavensham Heiresses) - Janna MacGregor

This story had me laughing, crying, and turning the pages. Emma shows her strength by standing up for what she believes in and working toward a very unladylike goal although she is driven by guilt. Nick's past has him believing that he is unlovable. My emotions were wrapped up in these two as they learned what it would take to be happy forever, learning to compromise and forgive themselves and others. There are a lot of dark places in this story, but I loved the whole package. I look forward to the next Cavensham Heiress story.

I received a copy of this story through Netgalley, and this is a Book-Obsessed Chick Star Review Team selection.

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review 2017-10-31 11:50
Review For: The Bride Who Got Lucky Janna MacGregor
The Bride Who Got Lucky (The Cavensham Heiresses) - Janna MacGregor

The Bride Who Got Lucky by Janna MacGregor is Book Two in "The Cavensham Heiresses" series. This is the story of Nicholas St. Mauer and Lady Emma Cavensham. I have read the previous book but feel this is easily a standalone book.
Emma feels the lost of her good friend after her and passing. With this loss of her friend it has put Emma on a path to bring justice to the Husband of that friend. Emma is sure that he is responsible for her friend's death and also wants to protect any future innocent women from fall pray to him.
Nicholas lost his mother right after she gave birth to him..which his father never let him forget. Nicholas father sent him off to school around 5 years old and from there he jumped from school to school never forming any friendships. With Nicholas's father being so cold and horrible he never formed a bond or learned what love was....he just built walls to keep his emotions at away.
But with one kiss from Emma has put a small crack in one of his walls. But they are both very stubborn and end up butting heads through most of the book.
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review 2017-10-19 06:41
The Bride Who Got Lucky by Janna MacGregor
The Bride Who Got Lucky (The Cavensham Heiresses) - Janna MacGregor

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Ever since his father coldly rejected him in front of his peers, Nick has closed himself off from any semblance of love. He devotes himself to his business and stays clear from any marriage market shenanigans. 
Blaming herself for not helping her dear friend Lena, Emma is determined to never marry and provide women with an opportunity to be at least somewhat self-sufficient. 
Nick and Emma have danced around a friendship for years but when reputations are on the line, they find themselves forced into a situation they never wanted. Or so they thought.
 
Second in the Cavensham Heiresses series, The Bride Who Got Lucky stars Nick and Emma. They were introduced in the first and while the author starts us off from a situation that developed there, new readers would still have no problem starting here. You'd miss how Emma’s cousin and husband came together who are featured here but otherwise the author does a great job showing how Emma and Nick's friendship started to develop. 

With a deep sigh, he lay on his back and draped an arm across his forehead. His other rested beside hers.
She dared to slide her hand over his, and he wove their fingers together. Her fear gradually receded little by little like the outgoing tide.
 

 
What I loved the most about this story was the beginning friendship that Nick and Emma shared. Right off the bat they captured me with their sensual tension that blazed from their back and forth conversations and crackling physical closeness. They danced around each other beautifully in the beginning that had me highly anticipating their journey. The resolve came much too quickly for me as their relationship started full steam ahead at around the 30% mark and fairly soon rushed to a higher sexual degree. I was settled in for a more gradual build and was a bit disappointed in how the heroine became pretty sexual and drove the focus to bedroom scenes instead of teasing tension filled hesitant touches. The bedroom scenes were well written but they became the focus for too long and took away from their friendship and the plot that brings them together. 
 
"Sometimes, if you're lucky, a woman consumes you." 
 
Nick was a pretty great hero, he gives Emma a book!, and the opening prologue where his father crushes their relationship provided a solid base for his contained, bury the pain personality. He had moments of sexiness and caring but also paled a bit in comparison to the deeper flushed out Emma. Emma feels deep guilt over not being there for her bestfriend when her husband was abusing her. This leads to her having a fear of marrying (an often used trope but felt real and believable here) and wanting to open a lending bank to women. Her thoughts and feelings she relays and conversations she struggles to be understood in will have you joining in with her frustration. She's a believable regency feminist who is fearful and angry about what happened to her friend and how she doesn't really have any recourse for justice or protect herself from the same fate. 
 
While I liked all the themes and relationships happening here, there was also a bit of a disjointed feel to all the storylines. I couldn't help but feel that a feminist heroine box was being checked and the heavy sexual tone and number of sexual scenes not only disappointed me in the lack of time given to a more tension filled build-up, it also seemed to overly cover up the justice for the bestfriend thread. The heavy emotion from domestic violence and how it affected Emma and the women of the time doesn't get its due and the danger from the villain wasn't able to be fully felt because of how it is pushed to the side, in what seems to be, in favor of more sex scenes. 
 
The writing veered at times to flowery, I would have liked more tension build-up, and the ending was a bit too pat. However, the author's ability to write great chemistry between her leads and such wonderful multifaceted relationships between family members and friends will definitely have me continuing on in the series. She has introduced a couple secondary characters that I can't wait to see how their story unfolds. 
 
His darkness gave way to her, like the night to the day.
She had found him and brought him home.

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review 2017-08-29 03:10
Love this historical romance!
The Bride Who Got Lucky (The Cavensham Heiresses) - Janna MacGregor

The Bride Who Got Lucky by Janna MacGregor is a fabulous, well-written book.  Ms MacGregor has given us a story that will squeeze your heart in the first chapter and have you captivated by the second chapter.  The characters in this book are exactly what this story needs.  Kudos to Ms MacGregor for her characters.  Emma and Nick's story is filled with action, drama, humor and spicy sexy bits.  This is one of those book you can't put down until you reach the end.  I loved reading The Bride Who Got Lucky and look forward to reading more from Janna MacGregor in the future.  The Bride Who Got Lucky is book 2 of the Cavensham Heiresses Series but can be read as a standalone.  This is a complete book, not a cliff-hanger.

 

I voluntarily read an Advance Reader Copy of this book that I received from NetGalley.

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review 2017-08-25 02:07
The Bride Who Got Lucky
The Bride Who Got Lucky (The Cavensham Heiresses) - Janna MacGregor

I was invited by the publisher to read this book. When I got the invitation I had been feeling down in the dumps and thought what better way to cheer up then reading a romance novel. After reading the book I am definitely feeling better.

 

This book follows Nick and Emma. Both of them are really stubborn and never want to bee married; Nick because he doesn't want to let anyone in after his father basically disowned him, and Emma because she doesn't want a man to control her. I tended to like Nick more than Emma as Emma started to get annoying in the second half.

 

Nick and Emma's relationship grows throughout the book and grows especially fast after they are forced to marry. Their marriage seemed to be working until something threatens to tear them apart. Ultimately, of course, I loved where they ended up at the end.

 

Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for the galley.

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