With Love in Sight: The Twice Shy Series - Book One

With Love in Sight: The Twice Shy Series - Book One

by Christina Britton

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ISBN-13: 9781635761962
Publisher: Diversion Books
Publication date: 03/27/2018
Series: Twice Shy Series , #1
Pages: 280
Sales rank: 639,340
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 14.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Christina Britton developed a passion for writing romance novels shortly after buying her first at the tender age of thirteen. Though for several years she turned to art and put brush to paper instead of pen, she has returned to her first love and is now writing full time. She spends her days dreaming of corsets and cravats and noblemen with tortured souls.
She lives with her husband and two children in the San Francisco Bay Area. A member of Romance Writers of America, she also belongs to her local chapter, Silicon Valley RWA, and is a 2017 RWA® Golden Heart® Finalist.

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With Love in Sight: The Twice Shy Series - Book One 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
SuZ2Reader 10 months ago
With Love in Sight is debut author Christina Britton’s new historical romance. It is a combination of the tortured hero and friends-to-lovers romance tropes with a bit of the “Ugly Duckling” thrown in. Imogen Duncan, a plain, spectacle-wearing older sister, was passed over by suitors during her London season eight years earlier. She believes her life is preordained to care for her parents as they age. Caleb Masters, the tortured hero, suffers substantial guilt believing he caused his little brother’s death. He grows alienated from his family and lives a life of debauchery to suppress his feelings. Caleb and Imogen form an unlikely friendship. He finds in her a calm he hasn’t felt for years. She finds a man who enjoys her company without the pressures of marriage. At this point the plot thins. When they must attend a masked ball, Caleb finds an antique dress and has Imogen wear it. In this gown, she suddenly blossoms into a new woman—God forbid a hunky male should have a plain lover. From here, the push-pull of their relationship, full of misunderstandings and hurt feelings stretches the plot even more as Imogen suddenly develops a spine of steel while Caleb learns to love his family again.
Suze-Lavender More than 1 year ago
Imogen is the ugly duckling of her family. Her mother's constant unkind remarks have destroyed Imogen's confidence and she hasn't been able to find a husband, because she's too shy to put herself out there. She's now twenty-six years old and has accepted she'll never marry and will be the daughter who's destined to take care of her parents when they age. Imogen's only reason to attend balls is to support her beautiful sister, who has her first Season and hopes to find a good husband. Imogen longs to have an adventure, but doesn't think she'd ever manage to escape her dull existence, until she meets Caleb. Caleb is a rakish marquess with a broken heart. He doesn't want to get married and doesn't think he'll ever love anyone. When he accidentally kisses Imogen he isn't prepared for the feelings she stirs in him. He truly sees Imogen, she isn't an ugly spinster, she's actually a beautiful and clever woman with an abusive mother. Imogen could use a friend and Caleb wants to be that friend. He decides to spend more time with the woman he finds incredibly intriguing. He soon discovers Imogen is a woman he could have a relationship with, however Imogen doesn't want to tie herself to a man who can't give her love. Will they have a future together? With Love in Sight is a beautiful romantic story. Imogen is a fantastic strong woman. Her mother's snide remarks might have made her uncertain about her looks, but she's stunning inside and out. She's also witty and clever and she knows what she wants. I loved Imogen's amazing spirit. Caleb has to fight for her, she doesn't just give him what he wants. I admired her determination, her values and her resilience. Caleb is struggling with the pain of his past and Imogen's kind heart has a healing effect on him. They are wonderful together and I couldn't turn the pages quickly enough to find out if they'd find their happily ever after. Christina Britton has written a gorgeous descriptive story. I fell in love with With Love in Sight from the first sentence. It's such a sweet and charming book. I liked that Caleb and Imogen have multilayered personalities. They help each other flourish, which is incredible to witness. I'm a big fan of stories about true love and With Love in Sight is definitely a good one. I was enchanted by this delightful story and highly recommend it.
BookReview4you More than 1 year ago
With Love in Sight by Christina Britton is book One in the Twice Shy series. This is the story of Imogen Duncan and Caleb Masters, Marquess of Willbridge. Caleb is living with the guilt of his brothers death and has taken to being a rake and entertaining widowed women. Imogen is a very shy women who is now on the shelf and her parents have turn their attention to giving her younger sister her season. Where Imogen fail because of her shyness her sister has thrived and has many suitors. Imogen has resigned to be in her over bearing mother life for forever. By accident Caleb and Imogen meet and start to form a friendship. Both find something in the other that adds to their enjoyment in life where before they didn't seem to have any. But their attraction is strong making it hard to deny. Really enjoyed their story!!
BookReview4you More than 1 year ago
With Love in Sight by Christina Britton is book One in the Twice Shy series. This is the story of Imogen Duncan and Caleb Masters, Marquess of Willbridge. Caleb is living with the guilt of his brothers death and has taken to being a rake and entertaining widowed women. Imogen is a very shy women who is now on the shelf and her parents have turn their attention to giving her younger sister her season. Where Imogen fail because of her shyness her sister has thrived and has many suitors. Imogen has resigned to be in her over bearing mother life for forever. By accident Caleb and Imogen meet and start to form a friendship. Both find something in the other that adds to their enjoyment in life where before they didn't seem to have any. But their attraction is strong making it hard to deny. Really enjoyed their story!!
Robindpdx More than 1 year ago
This was a well-written, entertaining Regency romance. Imogen had her London Season eight years ago and has been completely overlooked. Now she wants to help her younger sister Mariah find a match who will love her. Caleb lives a life of debauchery and hides the guilt he feels from his brother's death ten years previously. A case of mistaken identity and an unintended kiss changes things for both Imogen and Caleb. They become friends and attraction grows from there. I enjoyed this book and look forward to reading other books by this author. I would definitely recommend this book.
Historical_Romance_Lover More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved Imogen and Caleb's story!! An aging spinster meets a known rake and they form a friendship. It was so unusual for the H/H of a romance to become friends first and that was a nice change of pace. Of course, the more time they spend together and get to know the real person behind the image they portray, a mutual physical attraction develops. How will things progress for this known rake and determined spinster? This debut novel by Britton was amazing! Her secondary characters were so engaging, that I want to read their stories too!! I'm hoping that Britton has plans for Imogen and Caleb's siblings to get stories of their own! I can't wait to see what she has in store for us next!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Viscount and Viscountess of Tarryton have several daughters and sons. Their oldest child, Miss Imogen Duncan, 26, is still unmarried. The next daughter, Frances, married the Earl of Sumner several years ago. However, she is not very happy in her marriage. The next daughter, Miss Mariah Duncan, 18, is just beginning her come out and has caught everyone’s attention. While the ton has praised Mariah for her beauty, they scorn Imogen for her plainness. Imogen tends to lurk in corners. Without her spectacles, she can see very little and her mother will not let her wear them in public. She had her come out the same year as her sister, Frances, but now appears destined to be a spinster left to care for her parents in their old age. While at a soiree, Imogen overhears people laughing about her which hurts her and sends her into the dark garden for some air. There, she bumps into Caleb Masters, the Marquess of Willbridge who was waiting for a willing widow to meet him. Thinking Imogen is the widow, he kisses and attempts to caress her. She is shocked and pushes back from him. Realizing his mistake, his apologizes profusely. Seeing her in tears, he attempts to console her. Caleb introduces himself to her, but she does not tell him her name. Kindly. he escorts her back to the steps into the house. Not knowing her name has intrigued Caleb and he tries to find out who she is. He only has a thin memory of what she looks like as he only saw her in the dark garden. When they finally do meet, he is taken with her even more and sees how her mother treats her with disdain, centering only on Mariah. At a house party they are both invited to, they both agree to be friends no matter what her mother says. Imogen knows she will never be able to marry and decides to have an adventure and asks Caleb to help her. He agrees. Caleb asks Imogen and her father to spend two weeks at his home to meet his family. Caleb is carrying the guilt of the death of his little brother. Imogen will not allow herself to marry Caleb because she thinks he doesn’t truly love her. This story had a lot of promise but both Imogen and Caleb seem to feel no self worth which tended to make my eyes roll. I wanted to yell: Quit wallowing in self pity and get on with life! Copy provided by NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.
georgia1 More than 1 year ago
As I have turned the last page, my heart is full. This was such a romantic story of possibilities when least expected that changed two lives just by a chance meeting. A shy wallflower on the shelf at 26, Imogene Duncan is only participating in the season in London to support her beautiful younger sister Mariah's debut. Her mother only dotes on her sister and really just disparages Imogene every chance she can get. At a ball, Imogene escapes to the garden after hearing ugly gossip and runs pell mell into a gentlemen who grabs her and kisses her passionately. Caleb, Marquess of Willbridge, realizes his mistake, that the young lady was not who was meeting him, but kindly takes time to talk to the girl who is so very upset. Thus this wonderful story begins when an unlikely friendship develops as fate brings them together. Imogene has no self confidence from being brow beaten by her mother for so many years and Caleb holds a secret and sorrow that eats at his heart. The characters were so well developed and the author makes you feel invested in the story. I truly loved both Imogene and Caleb and the cast of supporting characters who I hope to revisit in stories to come. This was an excellent debut by Christina Britton and I cannot wait to read more from this series! Lori Dykes