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Viscount Weston's Bride

Masterful Husbands : Book Two

By: Vanessa Brooks
Published By: Blushing Press
Copyright: ©2016 Blushing Books® and Vanessa Brooks
Twenty-three Chapters / 47,000 Words
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An Innocent Beauty

Imogene Mortimer is about to marry the man of her dreams, but is the infatuation that she has for Charles Weston true love? Does she even understand what love is all about? As a complete innocent and a product of her time, a time when young gentlewomen were kept entirely in the dark about what they could expect from marriage, Imogene is naïve, and her expectation of marriage is kisses followed soon by bouncing babies.

How will Imogene fare as the unwitting pawn between two determined brothers? Never haven been physically chastised before, how will she cope with the robust discipline meted out to her by a firm but loving man? How will a truly gullible girl cope with a red blooded husband? Has she chosen the right gentleman? Is he what he seems? Join Imogene as she stumbles at the first hurdle of marriage and lurches into chaos, unsure who she can trust and who she should love.

Her life has changed forever… but is it to be for the better or for worse?

DISCLAIMER: Viscount Weston's Bride is a book of deep passion with elements of discipline and explicit sexual scenes, including anal play. If these offend you, please do not purchase this book. No characters in this book are based upon any real persons, living or dead.

Chapter One

Imogene preferred to have a quiet family wedding ceremony. She had no wish to emulate her brother's ostentatious and grand society wedding. Instead, she opted to stay at home and be married by the local rector in the old stone chapel that she had attended regularly throughout her life.

The sunshine filled day passed by in a whirl of festivity for both the bride and groom. The lavish wedding breakfast was given in Merriton's bright and naturally lit ballroom. As the breakfast ended, Roberts, the family butler, flung open the long row of French doors that opened out onto a large sun-baked terrace. The swathe of jolly and colourfully garbed guests spilled outside into the sunny warmth, while fluttering fans and twirling parasols added to the air of celebration.

All too quickly, Imogene's magical day was over and the happy couple bowled away in a coach and four bearing the Haffenden family coat of arms. They were to spend their honeymoon week at her husband Charles's second home, situated in the small, but ever growing, seaside town of Brighthelmstone-on-Sea, which was situated down on the Sussex coast.

So here is where most romantic tales should end, with the happy couple beginning their lives together but for poor Imogene, her confusing and complicated story was only just emerging....

* * *

During the journey to Brighthelmstone, Charles kissed his beloved often and he was pleased to note that she responded with sweet sighs and small girlish giggles. Obviously, she much enjoyed her husband's tender attention and this pleased him. Charles looked forward to the evening of his wedding night with delighted anticipation.

They arrived at the tall townhouse that was the smallest of Imogene's new homes at about six o'clock that evening. The small household staff lined up outside the house in order to meet their new mistress. Imogene spoke graciously with each and every servant, asking about their length of service and their own family situation. The staff consisted of Mr. Simmons the butler, Mrs. Mare the housekeeper, Mrs. Henderson the cook and Sarah who, together with Alma, were the two housemaids. They seemed charmed by their new mistress and Charles once again prided himself on his choice of bride.

Carlton, Charles's valet and Imogene's lady's maid, Penn, had arrived early that morning in order to sort, prepare and organize their respective employer's wardrobes.

That evening, the happy couple discussed their wedding day over a dinner of delicious plump partridge served with potatoes Lyonnais, followed by a syllabub; the entire meal delightfully washed down with champagne. The pair flirted affectionately together and when Charles suggested that they retire for the night, Imogene readily agreed. Much to Charles's consternation, his bride kissed his cheek and wished him a bright goodnight before following her lady's maid Penn who lit their way with a chamber stick.

Imogene noticed the connecting door situated between her chamber and that of her husband's; how very cosy it was to be married. To know that her beloved was only a step away should she suffer a nightmare during the night and perhaps require his immediate comfort was a nice feeling.

Penn assisted her mistress out of her elaborate gown, her petticoats, shift, stays and stockings. She fetched an ewer of warm water and washed her mistress from head to toe, asking her to lift an arm here and a leg there until Imogene lost her patience and reached for her towel, which had been placed over a chair back and set before the fire to warm.

A beautiful cream coloured embroidered nightgown was pulled over Imogene's head. Then Penn removed the pins from her mistress's hair before she brushed out the soft curls, which spilled down her mistress's back. While Penn brushed, Imogene used her favoured witch-hazel and rosewater to cleanse her face. She wore no leaded cream or powder upon her young face as her unblemished complexion had no need of such affectation.

Once prepared for the night, Imogene skipped across the room and burrowed happily into her comfortable bed, snuggling down into the soft billowing warmth with a contented sigh. The day had been arduous, her morning had begun at dawn, and all she wished for now was a good night's sleep. Penn lit the candle by her bedside, wished her mistress a goodnight and respectfully crept from the dim room. Imogene raised herself up on her elbow to blow out the candle and watched the flickering firelight play upon the ceiling. She pondered the various activities that she and Charles might enjoy on the morrow. Finally, too drowsy to think anymore, she gave a huge yawn as tiredness overcame her and she turned her face into her pillow and slept.

Charles entered his own chamber in a state of excited arousal. He had fought his attraction to his best friend's sister for a number of years. Imogene was younger than him by several years and he vividly remembered her as a young girl with pigtails. She had grown into a wide-eyed innocent with a sweet disposition and delightful demeanour. This coupled with her fresh faced beauty and beguiling curves, had led Charles to fall in love. Thinking of those curves now had him rampantly hard and spurred him on to complete his evening toilette in record-breaking time.

Slipping on his blue silk banyan and kidskin slippers, he opened the door to his bride's chamber but was startled to find it in total darkness. He went back and reached for a chamber stick with which to light his way. Slipping back inside Imogene's room, he moved to the edge of the bed where Imogene lay curled into a small hump in the centre of the bed. She was on her side and slumbering sweetly. Charles watched her for a moment before he stretched out his hand to stroke her cheek. She did not stir.

Disappointed but philosophical, Charles turned away back into his own chamber. He had so looked forward to his wedding night but he reasoned that he could wait just one more day. He then fetched a linen handkerchief and sat down upon his bed. Shedding his robe, he laid back, grasped his throbbing phallus and, as he had done so many times in the past, pictured the licentious things that he would like to do to Imogene's luscious young body. Before long, his essence was pooling into his kerchief but, far from bringing him relief, Charles still felt fully impassioned and extremely frustrated.

When he awakened the following morning, Charles washed himself carefully in anticipation of finally taking his bride and making her his wife. He cracked open the connecting door and peeked into the room, but to his surprise, his pretty dove had flown her nest. Her chamber was flooded with hazy morning sunshine but her bed was empty and, of Imogene herself, there was no sign.

A discrete cough from behind him announced the arrival of Carlton, his valet. Disappointed, Charles turned back into his own chamber and placed himself into Carlton's capable hands. Shaved and dressed, he entered the dining room a little while later to find Imogene happily tucking into coddled eggs and buttered toast with evident relish.

"There you are, Charles dearest; did you sleep well? I slept like the proverbial log. What shall we do today? It is fine and warm. I propose we stroll along the seafront but what say you?"

Charles scowled , I say that I strip off your clothes and fling you on the bed while I get to know every intimate inch of your delectable body. 

"Why, Charles, you are frowning, are you feeling unwell?"

Charles ground his teeth.

"You are quite the early bird, madam. I wanted to join you in bed this morning but you had already risen."

Imogene cocked her head aside, her lips in a pretty moue. "Why ever should you want to do that Charles? It would be immodest, don't you think?"

"Darling, we are married!" Charles clattered his plate against the side of the silver tureen that held the kedgeree. He ladled a healthy portion of the spicy fish, egg and rice mix onto his plate.

Imogene giggled. "That is no reason for us to adopt a lack of propriety, dearest. Whatever would the servants think should we share a bed?"

Charles stood rooted to the spot. Had her mother not explained even the basic rudiments of marriage to Imogene; how best to answer her? This was a most unexpected and unwanted development. It fell solely on him to deal with her sweet but infuriating innocence. Already she had moved on from the subject and was babbling some nonsense about salt-water immersion, as evidenced by the late Dr. Richard Russell of Lewes.

"Please could we, Charles—are you even listening to me?"

"What? Hmm, yes, yes, of course, we can go to the spa if that is your wish, my dear."

Imogene beamed up at him happily and Charles felt a complete cad. He could wait another night, what was he thinking? This was the woman of his dreams. He had so looked forward to his wedding night… but he was a patient man, if nothing else.

She was young and naive and, after all, her eighteenth birthday had only been a fortnight previous. He would be as tolerant and loving with her as her youthful gullibility deserved. He would take the time to explain the conjugal side of marriage to his adorable bride. He would make her his and teach her everything he knew about the giving and receiving of pleasure once they were between the sheets. There would be no unseemly rush. He was a gentleman after all, and, as such, he could wait to satisfy his baser needs.

The spa had been rather a disappointment to Imogene. The water had been distinctly chilly and somewhat cloudy. The building was shabby and there had been an unpleasant odour of fish that seemed to permeate the entire establishment. She was pleased to leave and partake of luncheon at a local hostelry that held a good reputation for dining. Charles asked for a private room and they both enjoyed the pheasant served with a piquant blackcurrant sauce, followed by a steamed golden syrup suet crust served with thick, golden cream.

ScarlettPhoenix on 07/18/2016 08:46am
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.
ScarlettPhoenix on 07/18/2016 08:46am
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.
Toni L on 07/05/2016 06:02pm
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.
Toni L on 07/05/2016 06:02pm
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.
Jaycee on 07/05/2016 02:21pm
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!
Jaycee on 07/05/2016 02:21pm
"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!"
pico1 on 07/05/2016 08:43am
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.
pico1 on 07/05/2016 08:43am
Viscount Weston۪s 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.
Joanie M on 07/05/2016 12:56am
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.
Joanie M on 07/05/2016 12:56am
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.
Beth Miles on 07/04/2016 07:57pm
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.
Beth Miles on 07/04/2016 07:57pm
This story brings all the romance I love and combines it with all the history I۪m 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.
Ria on 07/02/2016 12:55pm
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.
Ria on 07/02/2016 12:55pm
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.
LuCinda Beebe on 07/02/2016 08:36am
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.
LuCinda Beebe on 07/02/2016 08:36am
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.
Ed Dalton on 07/02/2016 04:34am
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.
Ed Dalton on 07/02/2016 04:34am
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.
Redrabbitt on 06/30/2016 02:38pm
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.
Redrabbitt on 06/30/2016 02:38pm
From forced proposal, to marriage to the unknown will have the reader laughing at the nave 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 Thomas۪ 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.
Laurel Lasky on 06/30/2016 01:39pm
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.
Laurel Lasky on 06/30/2016 01:39pm
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.
AGS on 06/30/2016 01:27pm
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!
AGS on 06/30/2016 01:27pm
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 I۪m hoping that it will include more of this couple!
PLH on 06/30/2016 11:14am
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.
PLH on 06/30/2016 11:14am
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.
Firefly on 06/30/2016 09:24am
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!
Firefly on 06/30/2016 09:24am
"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!"
DB on 06/29/2016 08:51pm
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
DB on 06/29/2016 08:51pm
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

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