Lord Winthorpe's Virgin Bride is an astoundingly amusing sweet romance. I especially enjoyed the author's use of colloquial words such as "pinchcock" which was hard to find a definition to. I would recommend this book to any reader who enjoyed any of Georgette Heyer's books.
I enjoyed this story with two strong central characters, entertaining dialog, and interactions. Jacinta Buchanan is mourning the death of her father and placed in the guardianship of her Uncle and Aunt, who are spending the Buchanan fortune as fast as they can while making Jacinta sit idly by and away from people. Overhearing a conversation amongst the household servants that Lord Theodore Winthorpe is returning to the area to claim his family home, she comes up with a scheme to help him restore the home that has deteriorated and will get her away from her conniving Uncle and resume control of her father’s fortune with marriage.
The plot takes us on a twisted trail of unexpected situations, devious and lying relatives, and an unusual beginning to a marriage that works as a courtship. Theodore and Jacinta have a rocky road full of hazards, but they stick to their plan and bide their time until the law works in their favor. The story has just the right amount of mystery and suspense, romance, discipline, and passion for keeping the pages turning. The chemistry between Theodore and Jacinta is evident and his experience and maturity to deny her when the temptation is presented eventually pays off. Jacinta goes from just wanting to be out from under the control of her greedy relatives to falling in love with the man who she views as her savior. The story has several punishment spankings, and their intimacy scenes are full of love and passion.
I loved this book, and I think the number one reason was the heroine Jacinta! She had the guts and courage NOT to let her Uncle take her entire inheritance, but go to Theodore with a proposal/plan that would help them both out. Theodore did not disappoint either, (he was quite the alpha male!) making sure that they had some sparks between them before agreeing to her plan. Their journey from that point takes us through their trip to Gretna Green, and back to face the music!! Lots of surprises and lots of fun sex!!
Lord Winthrope's Virgin Bride is a great fun read! After the death of her father, Jacinta finds herself at the mercy of her unscrupulous uncle. He is determined to spend her inheritance as quickly as possible before she can legally inherit. At the same time Lord Winthrope's son returns home upon his father's death. His estate is in shambles both structurally and financially. Jacinta develops a plan that she believes will help them both. After convincing Lord Winthrope to join her in the plan, they run off to get married and then to obtain access to her inheritance. There are lots of twists and turns along the way both regarding her inheritance and their developing feelings for each other. The book has a delightful ending and was a joy to read.
A constant page turner and hard to put down. In dire circumstances, you do what you must do which is the situation Jacinta Buchanan finds herself into the shock of Lord Theodore Winthorpe. After a bit he agrees to marry her and help get control of her evil Uncle is spending her inheritance like there is no tomorrow.
With Lord Winthorpes help they eventually defeat her uncle and find themselves hopelessly in love at the same time, of course, her uncle didn't give up without a fight. Making this book even more delightful.
acinta, being a realist and practical person, devised a plan to save the fortune her late father had amassed from his grasping brother. The only solution on the horizon was to marry the impoverished Lord Theodore Winthorpe in the hope that her fortune would make him overlook her lack of standing. They work together to overcome her uncle's scheme to retain her money and fall in love in the process. Just lovely.