Friday, April 21, 2017

Review: The Bad Luck Bride

Author Janna MacGregor
Format e-ARC
Print Length 368 pages
Publisher St. Martin’s
Published May 2, 2017


A man of honor, Alexander Hallworth, Marquess of Pembrooke, will not rest until he exacts revenge on the man who destroyed his family. Just one more piece must fall into place for him to succeed he needs to convince his enemy s fiancee, the tragically beautiful Lady Claire Cavensham, to marry him instead.

Lady Claire s curse has always left her one misstep away from social ruin her past three engagements have gone awry, and now her fourth is headed in the same direction. . .until Alex, a man she barely even knows, shocks the ton and Claire by announcing their engagement. What begins as a sham turns into something deeper, and more passionate, than either Claire or Alex could have imagined. But when their secrets are revealed, will the truth behind their union scandalize them both or is their love strong enough to break the curse and lead them toward their happily ever after? 

My Opinion

Lady Claire has been engaged to be married a lot, yet never once made it to the actual wedding. This is enough to ruin a gal’s reputation. Marquess of Pembrooke, Alex, wants revenge on his oldest and dearest friend so much so that he would even go as far as stealing his fiancĂ© and making her his wife. If they make it to the altar that is. Many believe that Lady Claire is cursed.

Lady Claire is lonely and desperately wants a family. She is beginning to belive the gossip rags that state she is cursed. How else do you find yourself engaged to be married 4 times and still not make it to the altar? It doesn’t help that a tragedy as a child has left some internal scars. She does charity work and fins ways to fill the void, yet she really wants children of her own.

Alex is stupid. His revenge against his bestie is due to a misunderstanding and he doesn’t listen to his other bestie about how stupid he is being. He could have the perfect marriage if only he would communicate with his wife. 

The Bad Luck Bride draws you in to a land of yesteryears, where balls, the ton, and matters rule. It captures and holds your attention for all 368 pages. Making it a great escape from ordinary everyday life.

My Rating 4 out of 5 stars

Favorite Quote Privilege is one thing, but happiness is another.

Other People 

Lord Paul- former bestie
Somerston- Alex’s bestie
Aileen- Lady Claire’s maid


  1. Wow, poor girl. Four engagements? I hope his last one sticks. ;) Such an interesting concept, trying to steal your enemy's fiancee. I like it! I'm glad you enjoyed this book, Angela!

    Have a lovely weekend. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  2. That is such a good concept! Loving the sound of this one. Great review!