The Bride Who Got Lucky is the second book in Janna MacGregor’s Cavensham Heiresses series of Regency-era historical romances. I thoroughly enjoyed the first book in the series-The Bad Luck Bride- so I was already looking forward to reading this book even without knowing anything about it.
Nick and Emma were secondary characters in The Bad Luck Bride, so I became even more excited when I found out that they had been paired together for The Bride Who Got Lucky.
Nick and Emma are both very strong-willed, and they are much more similar than they realize. They both want to do things on their own, without relying on their families. This manifests for Nick in his business acumen; he has been estranged from his father since his Eton days, and he has amassed a fortune through hard work and shrewd investing. Likewise, Emma wants more out of life than an aristocratic marriage and children. She wants to open a bank for women who need financial assistance to get out dangerous situations.
Emma doesn’t always consider the consequences of her actions, which is problematic since she lives in an era in which women’s actions are particularly scrutinized. Nick wants to protect Emma from that scrutiny, but it isn’t always easy to do because she isn’t always honest about what she’s planning; she knows she’d be prevented from doing what she wants to do if people knew about it.
Emma and Nick have some great chemistry, and it’s kind of funny that they spend so much time denying their mutual attraction. This book has a good blend of serious moments and lighter ones, and both characters grow as their relationship deepens.
I would recommend The Bride Who Got Lucky. I think it does help readers to start with the first book in the series, although it’s hardly a requirement. I think it would be easy enough to follow along if the books were read out of order. Janna MacGregor is a talented author and I’m looking forward to seeing what she’s going to write next!
I received a digital copy of this book from Netgalley/the publisher in exchange for an honest review.