Imogene becomes the unwitting pawn to Charles and Oliver Weston. They are twins who have switched identities and now find themselves in the predicament of marriage. To add insult to injury, Imogene is so painfully innocent, she believes babies are conceived by kissing. A delightful romp of discovery and revelations in every sense of the word.
I'm always wary to read a book that is part of a series when I haven't read the previous books, as was the case here. Ultimately, while it may have added to my ultimate enjoyment I didn't feel like I missed out on anything necessary. The story, following 2 brothers & Imogene I found confusing in places as to who did what to whom & when, overall I enjoyed the book & found it an interesting premise.
This was a nice addition to the Masterful Husbands series. I enjoyed Imogene's story for many reasons: her innocence and gradual maturity were well-crafted, I loved seeing characters from the other stories, and Imogene didn't just sit back and let things happen to her. She was confused and hurt, and set off to find some answers. I wasn't so enamored of the male leads. Oliver was deliberately deceitful and weak, yet Charles also played a role in the deceit and didn't seem to take responsibility. I thought it was awful for him to bed Imogene as "revenge" against his brother. Neither brother really seemed to care how their actions affected Imogene until much too late. I was disappointed that there were no repercussions for Charles - Imogene should have at least made him grovel a bit. He constantly lectured that "actions have consequences" but Charles had no consequences. I am not sure I would have trusted him after he withheld things and locked me away for several days. I did enjoy the ending very much - loved how the 3 women rescued themselves!! Looking forward to Claudia's story - now she's a spitfire!
Viscount Weston’s Bride is a Victorian era story of mistaken identity which ends up as a love story. It is hard to believe that an 18 year old girl, even at that time, could get married with absolutely no knowledge of sex in marriage – but that is the premise of the story, and it leads to a lot of interesting complications as our lead character, Imogene, is married and contends with mistaken identities, learning about love and discipline, and moves through to a HEA. Imogene and Charles are both interesting people, and the problems they go through before ending up together are complicated and make a good story.
I enjoyed this book from beginning to end. Imogene's ignorance regarding sex was delightful; I appreciated the unique approach the author took with the bride's reaction to the physical aspects of marriage. I thought the storyline with the brothers was ingenious and I loved the confusion it caused. The characters were very well developed and the plot flowed continuously. Charles knew just how to handle Imogene and the spanking scenes were well done. It's always nice when familiar characters are included in the story and the roles of the characters from the previous books were perfect. I'm already looking forward to reading the next book in the series.
This story brings all the romance I love and combines it with all the history I’m obsessed with; the exiting Georgian era. No one can write this time period like Vanessa Brooks. I loved Imogene and the twists and turns of the story. A lovely style of writing, erotic and very sexy, Vanessa Brooks transports you to the long ago past. This is a great book and though it is part of a series, stands alone as a great read.
A great story. Unfortunately, the beginning was a little confusing until twins and their secret are revealed. The story evolved around Imogene and her marriage to Charles. After establishing to which twin she is married, it appears that Charles has firm beliefs on the role of a wife and has no problem enforcing it over his knees. Imogene is young and searches to find her place in life and sexually. Her lack of knowledge about marital relationships is pitiful though hilarious. However, Charles has no such misconceptions and promptly begins training his wife. The discipline is firm and fair as Imogene blossoms in her relationship.
This is the first book that I have read in this series and I wonder if I would have enjoyed this one more if I had read the others. I did have to laugh at how Imogene was so naive about how babies were conceived, I also cried for Oliver and how things went. In the ended the heart always knows who is their soul-mate no matter what has happened in the past. Twists and turns are many in this story that kept me guessing who was going to win Imogene heart.
This is the story of Imogene...I naive young woman who enters marriage thinking that babies are the result of kissing alone. Wed to first one brother and then properly to his twin...the true heir...her education in the physical side of marriage of her time is fast paced and filled with the pain of her spankings and the pleasures that follow. Well written characters and a plot filled with humor, suspence, danger and oh yes spankings and hot sex, this book kept me enthralled from start to finish. I highly recommend it.
From forced proposal, to marriage to the unknown will have the reader laughing at the naïve innocence of Imogene who has no knowledge of marital relations and thinks kissing is how babies are made. When Lord Haffenden dies, that makes Charles Weston the new Lord. Charles and Oliver Weston are identical twins with mischief that has carried on for too long; they are grown up, and it is time to act like adults and to do what is right.
The plot of the story kept the pages turning, along with its mystery and suspenseful moments. Lies have a way of eventually coming to light, but when those lies deceive innocent people, how can trust continue. The story has many people from both His Christmas Rose and Sir Thomas’ Bride but is told well enough to read as a standalone. There is a vast cast of characters, some enlightening moments, many humorous moments that had me laughing out loud, with witty dialog and entertaining scenes.
Another wonderful book by Vanessa Brook. It takes place in the Regency and Victorian era. One minute she freels that she's in heaven and the next moment she feels like she's in hell.this was a page turner which had mystery, suspense, danger, lots of spanking, humor. I just love this series and can hardly wait for thr next.
Very enjoyable story plot! Although this story can be read alone, I would recommend that prior to reading this story, you do read the first book in the series. The first book provides background that helps with questions that you may encounter when reading this book. The author has a delightful way of building both male and female characters that are strong, caring and complex and this story does not disappoint. I enjoyed the characters of Charles and Imogene very much and was cheering for their marriage as they encounter rough patches in their new marriage. I cannot wait to read the next installment – I’m hoping that it will include more of this couple!
Another excellent instalment from Vanessa Brooks. Some books are just so addictive once you pick them up and this was definitely one of them. Having read the other books in the 'Masterful Husband's' series, this one did not disappoint. Filled with passion, intrigue and humour the story keeps you enthralled right to the end.
Imogene Mortimer finally marries Charles Weston, the man of her dreams. But is Charles all she hoped he would be? Entering her marriage as a complete innocent, she is more than a little surprised to learn that her new husband wants more than just kissing from her.
As there relationship develops Imogene starts to become confused by her husband's ever changing personality. One minute he is the man of her dreams and the next, he's not. Finally when the truth is revealed, all becomes clear. But danger is never far way!
Can't wait for the next one, don't keep us waiting.
Despite a somewhat stilted start, the book develops into an entertaining read. Imogene is certainly quite naive when she married with no knowledge of the "marital act". She found the details quite astounding and embarked upon a few journeys to find the truth. This led to several spankings which did not deter her from her jaunts. Quite entertaining!
This was a very good sequel to the first Masterful Husbands series. It took me a few chapters to get into it but after that it was great! There were several laugh out loud moments, a little mystery thrown in, a whole lot of spankings, characters from the first book (with their spankings) and an incredible story of twins marrying the same girl. Loved it! Can't wait for the next one! 5 stars