The Bad Luck Bride by Janna MacGregor - 4 Stars
Can you tell I am in a bit of a romance kick this last month or so? 🤣
Don't worry sunnies, my pile of Young Adult Fantasy is still a lot larger than my romance pile, I will get back to it soon.
In the meantime... Enjoy this beauty!
This was a sweet read. I really enjoyed it and recommend it to anyone that likes a good historical romance. Just don't confuse sweet with funny and light hearted, this is not it. It is heavy and even a tad somber. The romance is super sweet though!!!
The story is both complicated and simple.
Alex wants revenge for his sister's suicide. Claire just happens to be on the wrong place, or rather with the wrong person at the time.
Alex was an interesting character. Although he is portrayed as a good man he is also portrayed as a lying, scheming, manipulative a** h***. And he truly has both those sides to him. Grief over the lost of his sister made him both.
Falling for his enemies fiance and than marrying her wasn't originally his plan. But once it is done he tries his best to be the best husband he can be. To protect her and care for her. Problem is, against his friend's warnings he does not tell Claire the circumstances that led to their wedding and needless to say things don't end well when she finds out.
He was a multidimensional character and I felt we got to know him really well.
Claire was a tad too passive for me. The whole curse thing was just a matter of 'bad timing' and 'bad luck'. I get it, its a historical romance. That much bad luck in engagements all the way back when would have people calling it a curse, I like that actually, it is entertaining. I just wan't sold on Claire using that as an excuse for everything that went wrong in her life and not fighting it.
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