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.
Twin brothers and one bride. The brothers switch identity as a lark but trouble arises when the heir to the title decides that he wants his old life back. The bride and her family are caught in this nightmare cause by the brothers. This could have been an interesting storyline but the author kills it with stupid dialog and scenes. The bride was a true flake. Why smart men want dumb women, I will never understand. It must be the sex! You think! L.H.H.
I enjoyed this addition to the Masterful Husbands series. Imogene Mortimer, the sister of Benedict, has been in the midst of her season, but she has feelings for Charles Weston and fears that her brother will accept suit from another man, so she puts her own plan into motion. 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.
I liked the story. Especially the way the author describes the homes and clothes from the period. The characters were well written. I'm glad Immogene found her one true Charles. However I felt really bad for his brother Oliver. I hope he gets his story told. Maybe in book 3 or 4 . He deserves it.
What an amazing story from Vanessa Brooks and It is my first. This book was addictive Filled with great passion, intrigue and some of the best humour iv read in a story in ages this will keep you glues to the very end.
Imogene Mortimer finally gets too marry Charles Weston, he is the man of her ultimate dreams. But is Charles all she had wished for wanted for and hoped he would really be? she came in to this marriage as an innocent, she is so surprised too learn her husband wants much more than just kissing.
Know that there relationship has developed Imogene is finding it hard as her husband's personality seems too be ever changing. One minute he is her everything and the next, he's just not. But now the truth has been revealed danger is ever closer too knocking at there door.
This book was a great read and has everything you want and more in it.
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!