Lady Westbrook’s Discovery

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Lady Margaret Westbrook had been a widow for ten years and had no intention to marry again until she met the young and charming scientist, Felix Oliver.

Accepting his proposal will mean relinquishing her title, lowering her social standing and risking both the gossip of polite society and the disapproval of her grown-up sons. Not only that but Felix Oliver has told her that he is a firm believer in corporal punishment for women and that consenting to be his wife will mean frequent trips across his lap for a sound spanking.

This is a sweet romance set in 1870s England. It contains spankings, explicit sex and anal play. Please do not buy if such things offend you.
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Chapter One

June 1870

Lady Margaret Westbrook gave a barely perceptible sigh of annoyance before welcoming the Duchess of Waverley.

“Your Grace,” she said, thrusting out her hand. “I see you have arrived early.”

“My dear Lady Westbrook,” responded the Duchess, taking the proffered hand somewhat reluctantly. Margaret knew that the Duchess disliked the practise of shaking hands, preferring to bow in the more traditional manner. It was the reason Margaret always made sure to do it. “As Chairwoman of the Waverley Ladies Society, it behooves me to assist my members in any way I can. I thought you might appreciate some assistance in preparing for your guest speaker.”

Margaret suspected that the Duchess’s concern had less to do with being helpful and more to do with being nosy. ?She bit back a desire to say something to that effect, reminding herself to behave like the forty-one-year-old widow and respected member of Waverley society she was. “Mr Oliver has not yet arrived,” she told the Duchess, “although I am sure I shall be able to cope sufficiently when he does.”

“I appreciate you hosting this week’s meeting at Westbrook Manor,” said the Duchess. “But, I must say, your choice of speaker is a little … unusual.”

“It was most fortunate that he agreed to come. Felix Oliver is one of the best regarded experimental physicists working in this country today. His books on harnessing electrical power and the properties of electromagnetism have been well received by his peers.”

“Well, quite. Still, it’s hardly the usual topic of discussion for a society of well-bred gentlewomen, is it?”

“The purpose of the society is to educate and inform, is it not?” said Margaret. “Surely we wish our members to be well-informed in all subjects. It can’t be all flower arranging and cultivation of one’s rose garden. Although, of course, I enjoyed the talk on that subject at your house last week immensely.”

The Duchess bristled slightly. “All the same, electricity. Will he be bringing it here? How do we know it is safe? What if some of it gets out?”

“Mr Oliver has demonstrated his work all over the country. He is a Fellow of the Royal Institution in London and regularly lectures there. All his demonstrations have passed without incident. I am sure we will be perfectly safe.”

“Well, just make sure that he takes all his electricity back with him. You don’t want any of that stuff being left behind.”

Unsure of how to even begin responding to the Duchess’s worries, Margaret was fortunately spared having to do so by the arrival of Felix Oliver himself.

Margaret was a keen follower of scientific advancement, and she had met a good number of scientists before. Mr Oliver didn’t look like any of them. Men who devoted themselves to study were usually solemn, earnest men, she’d observed, with a tendency towards owlishness. ?She had expected her guest to be bookish, and somewhat shabby, with the blinking look of one who spends too much time indoors on his own.? Mr Oliver, however, looked like the sort of fashionable young man one might see in any London member’s club. One could almost describe him as a dandy. He wore a frock coat, a wide-winged shirt and an ascot tie secured with a pin. He removed his top hat as he strode forward to greet his hostess, revealing a mass of curly brown hair that complimented his pleasant, open features and deep blue eyes.

“Lady Westbrook! I can’t tell you how delighted I am to be here,” he said.

“We’re delighted to have you here. Thank you for agreeing to speak to our little group,” replied Margaret. “Please allow me to introduce you to the Duchess of Waverley, our chairwoman.”

“Good afternoon, your Grace” said Mr Oliver, bowing slightly.

“Good afternoon, Mr Oliver. I trust we can expect an edifying few hours?”

“I promise I will do my best.? I was most gratified to be invited to speak by the Waverley Ladies Society. It is quite unusual for me to have women in my audiences in any significant numbers. Far too few women are interested in the sciences ?experimental physics in particular. I believe this is largely due to them having so few opportunities to hear about it. I must commend you on your very forward-thinking Society.”

The Duchess of Waverley smiled almost coquettishly. “Well, we must do what we can to educate our ladies,” she said, causing Margaret’s eyes to widen slightly in outrage.

“As I recall, you were concerned that my speaker’s specialism might be somewhat dangerous for the ladies of Waverley,” Margaret said.

“Really, Lady Westbrook! I am sure I said no such thing,” said the Duchess hurriedly. “I am sure Mr Oliver is highly competent in his mastery of electricity…”

“I assure you, your audience will be quite safe,” replied Mr Oliver, a smile twitching on his lips, “Now, if you will excuse me, ladies. I need to prepare for my lecture. I have some apparatus I need to set up.”

The ballroom was arranged for Mr Oliver’s talk. Margaret had originally planned to hold the event in the drawing room, but the response had been so enthusiastic that she had decided instead to convert the ballroom into a temporary lecture theatre, moving all available chairs from the dining room and throughout the house. It seemed all the ladies of Waverley were keen to see Mr Oliver demonstrate the wonders of the electrical sciences.

They were not disappointed. Mr Oliver had a wonderful gift for showmanship. He talked the ladies through the scientific discoveries that had brought man’s understanding of electricity to where it was today, paying great tribute to Michael Faraday, who had passed on a few years before and who had done so much to increase the world’s understanding of electricity.

He was an engaging public speaker, and his talk was peppered with a number of practical demonstrations to illustrate his subject matter and engage his audience. He had brought along with him an electric battery and an arc lamp consisting of two carbon rods between which the bright white electricity crackled; both were used to impressive effect. His piece de resistance, however, was the item on which he was currently working: the incandescent light bulb.

The assembled audience were treated to a display of a glass dome illuminated before their eyes using the power of energy. “Believe me when I say that this object will be commonplace in all our homes by the end of the century,” he finished.

The applause that followed was spontaneous and enthusiastic. Margaret couldn’t help noting that the lecture had been rather better received than the Duchess’s talk on rose-growing the week before.

“So why do we need to wait so long before we can have a light bulb in every home?” Margaret asked Mr Oliver as the guests mingled afterwards.

“We do have the technology to make light bulbs, but unfortunately, they don’t last very long. The platinum filaments burn up, and the bulb glass blackens after only a few uses. Not to mention the small fortune that it takes to make them. It would cost hundreds to light your home in this way. I can’t see people falling over themselves to get rid of their gaslights just yet.”

“Is that what you’re currently working on? Are you looking for ways to make the light bulb more reliable and affordable?”

“Yes.? I’m conducting a number of experiments to that end. There’s an inventor in America called Edison who I am very keen to work with. You see…”

Mr Oliver was cut off at that point by the approach of Lady Catherine Hockering wanting to thank him for his splendid talk. Lady Catherine was a beautiful young member of Waverley society, and Margaret had no doubt why she was so eager to talk to the dashing scientist. For all his accomplishment, Mr Oliver was still very young – he was not much older than Margaret’s own sons ? and he was certainly very good-looking. It seemed likely that Lady Catherine was anxious to discover his suitability as a social companion rather than a scientist. Margaret excused herself quickly to allow the two young people to get to know one another better.

In fact, there were any number of eligible young women of Waverley who seemed eager to make the acquaintance of Mr Oliver, and he was not short of an adoring audience for the rest of the afternoon.

As the afternoon progressed, the party dwindled. Only a few guests still remained when Mr Oliver approached Margaret. “Lady Westbrook,” he said, “I wonder if you could assist me? I had planned to spend the night at the Coach and Horses in the village. However, my driver has just been there to drop off my equipment, and apparently they never received my letter and have no rooms available at any price. Do you have any recommendations of any other inns that might be able to put me up for the night? I’d prefer not to have to drive back to London.”

“Oh, there’s no need to find an inn, surely,” said Margaret. “I have more spare rooms than I know what to do with. You’d be most welcome to stay here as my guest.”

“Thank you so much, Lady Westbrook. I shall go and let my driver know straight away.”

“Really, do you think that’s wise?” The Duchess of Waverley was beside Margaret in a moment, having apparently overheard the whole conversation. Margaret wasn’t surprised she’d been listening in. There was little enough excitement in Waverley.

“Whatever do you mean?” asked Margaret.

“Having a strange man to stay in your house when you live here all alone? Surely you’ll need a chaperone.”

“A chaperone!” Margaret laughed. “Don’t be absurd. I am a middle-aged widow, not a debutante in her first season. I am sure we can manage the situation without a scandal.”

After Margaret had said goodbye to the last of her guests, she joined Mr Oliver in the drawing room. “Would you care for another cup of tea, Mr Oliver, or perhaps something stronger?”

“I certainly wouldn’t say no to a brandy and soda. Charming as the ladies of Waverley are, they can be a little overwhelming en masse. Lady Catherine in particular appears to hold very strong opinions on every inconsequential topic imaginable and has a strong desire to share them all. I believe I have been brought up to speed on every social event and scandal in the Waverley district and know exactly what Lady Catherine thinks about all of them.”

Margaret allowed herself a small smile. She was not altogether surprised that Mr Oliver would find Lady’s Catherine conversation slightly tedious. Clearly the lady’s good looks alone were not enough to hold his attention.

“It was good of you to stay to talk to the ladies of our society. We certainly enjoyed your lecture. I must thank you again for accepting the invitation to come and speak today.”

“I always enjoy giving practical demonstrations of my work. It’s my passion and it’s nice to have the opportunity to show it off. I am more than happy to encourage women to take an interest in science.”

“You don’t consider it an unsuitable profession for a lady?” asked Margaret.

“Not at all. Science is important to everybody. ?Jane Marcet, for example, is a great heroine of mine. She demonstrates that it is entirely possible for a woman to make a significant contribution to the sciences.”

“I agree,” said Margaret. “It seems preposterous that certain subjects such as painting watercolours or learning French are considered as suitable for a woman as a man, yet others such as a study of electromagnetism or higher mathematics are considered positively dangerous. Women are told that it will affect their ability to breed if they devote too much time to thinking of such things.”

“Perhaps if people weren’t so preoccupied with coming up with foolish reasons why women shouldn’t study and accept that they are just as capable as their brothers, the world would be an improved place for it,” Mr Oliver said.

“You think women should be permitted to attend University?” Margaret asked, intrigued.

“God, yes. I have met plenty of women who were more than a match for any man in terms of wit, reason and understanding. There is a whole body of untapped genius out there. By not allowing women the same opportunities as men, we are attempting to solve the mysteries of the universe with one arm tied behind our backs.”

“So how would we have female undergraduates get accepted into universities?”

“We need to start much younger. There’s no point in expecting an 18 year old to be ready for university if she hasn’t received the education for it. Eton and Harrow should throw their doors open to female scholars. Give them the same educations their brothers receive.”

“Exactly the same?” asked Margaret. “Team sports, cold showers and beatings from prefects? The works?”

Felix Oliver raised an eyebrow. “You don’t think girls should be beaten?”

“I hadn’t considered it.”

“You have sons, don’t you?”

“Yes, two. Robert is serving as an officer in The Queen’s Royal Regiment and Jasper is reading English at Cambridge.”

“You didn’t object to either of them being beaten at school?”

“No. As long as it’s administered fairly and justly, I think it builds a young man’s character and teaches him respect.”

“And the girls? They don’t deserve the opportunity to have their characters built? They shouldn’t also learn the importance of respect?” Mr Oliver asked.

“So I take it you approve of the idea of schools administering corporal punishment to girls?”

“Of course. Many do already but it isn’t given the same importance as it is with boys. Completely the opposite of how it should be, in my opinion.”

“How so?”

“Women respond to physical discipline so much better than men. Boys should only be beaten until they reach adulthood, but women can benefit from physical chastisement their whole lives.”

“How can you suggest such a thing?” Margaret was shocked. “I thought you were an advocate of equal rights for women?”

“Being equal doesn’t mean being the same,” replied Mr Oliver smiling. “And the two sexes are certainly not the same. I think most women would benefit from the occasional spanking. I haven’t conducted a full scientific study into the matter, though. Perhaps I should devote some time to practical research.”

He was smiling throughout this extraordinary conversation. Margaret found it difficult to judge whether or not he was joking.

“Practical research? So you would subject your wife to physical discipline?”

“Why not? I dare say if you were my wife, you would benefit very well indeed from being taken over my knee and soundly spanked from time to time.”

It was not often that Margaret found herself lost for words. But at that moment, she was completely and utterly flabbergasted. She couldn’t believe that her guest could stand in her own drawing room and make such a shocking statement.

She knew she should throw him out on his ear. She could walk out of the room and have a quiet word with her butler, asking him to have Mr Oliver removed from the premises.

And yet she didn’t. Despite her better judgment, she wanted to retaliate. She felt as though Mr Oliver’s words had lit a fire in her belly that made her want to forget the rules of polite society.

She stood in front of Mr Oliver, tilting her head upwards to look him straight in the eye. “That seems an unlikely scenario, Mr Oliver. You are, after all, young enough to be my son. Surely it should be me administering the well-deserved spanking to your backside?”

Mr Oliver’s deep blue eyes flashed with ? what? Anger? Mirth?

He placed his hand at the back of Margaret’s head and tilted her face upwards to him farther still. He gently traced the outline of her cheek with his other hand. She was suddenly aware of his muscular body, far closer to her than could in any way be deemed proper.

“Why don’t you try to do that?” he said softly, issuing a challenge. “I promise that it won’t end at all well for you.”

They were too close. This was too intimate. Margaret realised that she needed to put a stop to it.? She stepped backwards away from Mr Oliver’s slight embrace.

“If you will excuse me,” she said, “I have some matters I need to attend to. I shall see you in the dining room at 8 o’clock.”

“I look forward to it.”

There was nothing special that she needed to attend to other than giving herself some space from Mr Oliver and the piercing gaze of his dark blue eyes. Her heart fluttered when she thought of the way he had touched her face and she mentally chastised herself for it. She was no debutante and he certainly wasn’t a suitor looking to sweep her off her feet. Did he even know the effect his outrageous behaviour could have on a woman?

Dinner must surely be an impossible affair after such a scene. Margaret half-wondered if she should plead a headache and leave Mr Oliver to dine alone. But she didn’t want to. She was rather enjoying his company and found herself wondering what the outrageously outspoken young man would say next.

 

Felix paced the floor of the drawing room. Dear God, what had he been thinking, speaking to his hostess in such a way? Twenty-six years of good breeding had all vanished in an instant. He couldn’t explain it other than when the conversation had turned to the topic of physical chastisement, he found himself reluctant to leave it. It was clear that beneath Lady Westbrook’s somewhat stern exterior, there was a more playful side as evidenced by her threat to turn the tables on him. Had she been amused? He hoped so. Otherwise she must think him some sort of monster.

The thought of bending Lady Westbrook over his knee for a spanking had leapt unbidden to his mind and now refused to shift. He had to admit to himself that the idea appealed to him hugely. Was it just the thought of breaking down her formidable exterior? He might be somewhat younger than her ? closer in age to her sons than to her, as she pointed out ? but he would be a fool not to acknowledge how incredibly attractive she was.

And yet, he had behaved like some drunken libertine. Speaking out of turn and embracing her in a way that was entirely uncalled for. It would serve him right if she refused to come down for dinner entirely and left him to eat alone.

At 8 p.m. exactly, Felix headed for the dining room and felt a jolt of delight at seeing Lady Westbrook approaching from the other end of the corridor.

“Lady Westbrook,” he said, proffering his arm so that they might walk into the dining room together.

“Mr Oliver,” she acknowledged, taking his arm lightly.

As they took their seats, Felix worried that conversation would be difficult. To his relief, Lady Westbrook showed no signs of discomfort following their earlier encounter. Clearly it would take more than a threatened spanking to shake her.

“So, Mr Oliver, have you always been interested in the sciences?”

“Oh yes, always. My father used to take my brothers and sisters and me to see the Christmas lectures at the Royal Institution every year. ?I ascribe my love of sciences almost entirely to Michael Faraday who inspired me beyond measure. The first lecture I saw was when I was nine. It was on voltaic electricity. I am not exaggerating when I say that my life was changed profoundly that day.”

Lady Westbrook nodded. “He was a great man. We took the boys to several of his Christmas lectures as well. I remember Faraday’s last one, on the chemistry of candles. I was spellbound. More so than my husband or children, in fact.”

“You have studied science?”

“Oh no. Never formally. But so much of it interests me profoundly. I am currently reading Isaac Newton’s Principia.”

Felix was impressed. “Then you are learning from the greatest,” he said.

“Well, I’m trying to. I am not sure I understand everything. It is difficult to accept, for example, that gravity pulls in both directions. That I am exerting a gravitational pull on the earth as it is exerting its pull on me.”

“Well yes, in theory. But of course your mass is so very, very tiny in comparison with the massive bulk of the earth.? Were you to grow to, say, a quarter of the size of the planet, your effect might be more noticeable.”

Lady Westbrook cocked her head to one side. “Do you think me likely to grow to that size?”

Felix looked appraisingly at Lady Westbrook’s trim body. “Oh I don’t know. A few substantial meals and some muscle-building exercises. It might be possible.”

She laughed.

“Of course the really interesting business with gravity happens when you look at two heavenly bodies exerting gravitational pull on one another.” Felix could not pass up the opportunity to give a lecture, however tiny his audience. He grabbed an apple from a bowl in the centre of the table and stood up. “You see, if you have a small object orbiting a much larger one, the centre of gravity ends up being entirely within the mass of the larger object. Were the second object half the size of the first, however… could you pass me that plum?” Margaret picked up the plum and threw it in his direction. He caught it neatly like a cricket ball. “Thank you. Then gravitational centre would be at a point between them. Of course if you were to add a third object…”

“Would you like me to throw more fruit at you?”

“If you would be so kind.”

Margaret picked up another apple and tossed it at Felix.

He attempted to catch the apple in the hand that was already holding the plum. Unfortunately he misjudged it, and as he closed his hand around the apple, he inadvertently reduced the plum to a pulpy mess, which fell to the table. “Damn it, my moon!” ?he cried as he tried to retrieve it.

He saw Lady Westbrook attempt to ignore the absurd situation for a moment before her composure broke down and she gave in entirely to laughter.

The servants were bringing in the first course by this time, so Felix quickly resumed his seat, returned the apples to the fruit bowl and attempted to clear up the remains of plum with his napkin. ?The serving staff showed no reaction to the misplaced fruit or the sight of their mistress laughing uncontrollably, of course. No good servant would.

“I’m sorry,” Margaret said, stifling her giggles. “It was most impolite of me to laugh. I am afraid you just looked so bereft at the destruction of your moon that I couldn’t help myself.” She wiped away the last of her tears. “Where were we?”

Felix looked at Margaret’s beautiful brown eyes still shining with mirth and entirely focused on him. “I believe we were talking about how bodies are attracted to one another,” he said, softly.

Felix left Westbrook Manor the following day and spent the carriage journey back to London reflecting on how much he had enjoyed Lady Westbrook’s company. ?He was conscious that if he left the matter to chance, their paths might not cross one another’s again. He wasn’t going to allow that to happen, he decided, and resolved to find a way to see her again soon.

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34 reviews for Lady Westbrook’s Discovery

  1. Southern Lady

    Lady Westbrooke’s Discovery written by Etta Stark takes us back to an age of chivalry.
    The book is set around the London Area in 1870. Make no mistake this is a strong woman who for all outward appearances has an arrogance and one would never suspect her need to be tamed. In fact it is not apparent she has spanking and later buggery in mind for her behind when her future spouse gives a lecture to the ladies group on electricity.

    Speaking of electricity there is plenty of that in this book between the couple as a courting complete with spankings along the way. Perhaps the one thing I would have liked to see was more of a struggle to her new domestic discipline. That would have been more in character with the feisty independent lady we are introduce to in the beginning chapter. It just seems lie she lays down and accepts her physical punishment too quickly.

    The ‘buggery experiment’ aforementioned serves as the sizzling climax of the book as Lady Westbrook is introduced to anal sex after receiving a red hot burning spanked bottom. The description of the spankings, lovemaking and the buggery are first rate yet tastefully done. Ladies get ready for an unbelievable thrill ride of discipline and passion that will leave you breathless. I highly recommend this book for fans of firm, stern spankings from errant behavior as well as those who are interested in a passionate buggery.

  2. Southern Lady

    Lady Westbrooke??s Discovery written by Etta Stark takes us back to an age of chivalry.
    The book is set around the London Area in 1870. Make no mistake this is a strong woman who for all outward appearances has an arrogance and one would never suspect her need to be tamed. In fact it is not apparent she has spanking and later buggery in mind for her behind when her future spouse gives a lecture to the ladies group on electricity.

    Speaking of electricity there is plenty of that in this book between the couple as a courting complete with spankings along the way. Perhaps the one thing I would have liked to see was more of a struggle to her new domestic discipline. That would have been more in character with the feisty independent lady we are introduce to in the beginning chapter. It just seems lie she lays down and accepts her physical punishment too quickly.

    The ???buggery experiment?? aforementioned serves as the sizzling climax of the book as Lady Westbrook is introduced to anal sex after receiving a red hot burning spanked bottom. The description of the spankings, lovemaking and the buggery are first rate yet tastefully done. Ladies get ready for an unbelievable thrill ride of discipline and passion that will leave you breathless. I highly recommend this book for fans of firm, stern spankings from errant behavior as well as those who are interested in a passionate buggery.

  3. Patricia Green

    Lady Margaret Westbrook, a longtime widow, has a predictable life, one that she\’s content with though her mind isn\’t always as engaged as she might like. She\’s interested in science, but as a woman in the nineteenth century, she\’s not been given the tools to understand it all or the means with which to pursue her interests. Then she meets Felix Oliver. Felix is a kind of physicist, studying electricity in particular. He comes to give a talk to Margaret Westbrook\’s ladies society. Chemistry (rather than physics) happens and the two are drawn together.

    Did I mention that Margaret is 41 and Felix is 26? No? Well, the age difference makes a difference to Margaret at first. It is a hard thing to overcome.

    Felix and Margaret manage to put aside their age issue and get married. Then they start having sex. And more sex. And more sex on top of that. In fact, they have so much sex that it\’s a wonder their knees aren\’t scraped. Felix also spanks. Sometimes he spanks for spurious reasons, but Margaret doesn\’t actually seem to mind. Their banter, however, is wonderful. Etta Stark has put a lot of humor into their repartee.

    This is a fun book with, as I might have said a time or two, lots of sex and lots of spankings and a bright sense of humor. If you\’re looking for a quick and satisfying read, you\’ll enjoy Lady Westbrook\’s Discovery.

  4. Patricia Green

    Lady Margaret Westbrook, a longtime widow, has a predictable life, one that she’s content with though her mind isn’t always as engaged as she might like. She’s interested in science, but as a woman in the nineteenth century, she’s not been given the tools to understand it all or the means with which to pursue her interests. Then she meets Felix Oliver. Felix is a kind of physicist, studying electricity in particular. He comes to give a talk to Margaret Westbrook’s ladies society. Chemistry (rather than physics) happens and the two are drawn together.

    Did I mention that Margaret is 41 and Felix is 26? No? Well, the age difference makes a difference to Margaret at first. It is a hard thing to overcome.

    Felix and Margaret manage to put aside their age issue and get married. Then they start having sex. And more sex. And more sex on top of that. In fact, they have so much sex that it’s a wonder their knees aren’t scraped. Felix also spanks. Sometimes he spanks for spurious reasons, but Margaret doesn’t actually seem to mind. Their banter, however, is wonderful. Etta Stark has put a lot of humor into their repartee.

    This is a fun book with, as I might have said a time or two, lots of sex and lots of spankings and a bright sense of humor. If you’re looking for a quick and satisfying read, you’ll enjoy Lady Westbrook’s Discovery.

  5. Marybeth

    I loved this book! We don’t get a lot with the main character in her 40’s. That is a welcome change! This book is set in England in 1870. Margaret, Lady Westbrook, is a widow. She has two grown sons, who do not live with her. Felix Oliver is an experimental physicist that is working with electricity. Margaret invited Felix to speak at the Waverley Ladies Society meeting. After the speech is done, Felix needs to find a room at the inn, but Margaret insists that he stay with her. They sit in the drawing room discussing the fact that Felix believes that women should be educated and afforded the same opportunities as their brothers. When Margaret questions whether women should be beaten at school, he says, “Women respond to physical discipline so much better than men. Boys should only be beaten until they reach adulthood, but women can benefit from physical chastisement their whole lives.”
    “How can you suggest such a thing?” Margaret was shocked. “I thought you were an advocate of equal rights for women?”
    “Being equal doesn’t mean being the same,” replied Mr Oliver smiling. “And the two sexes are certainly not the same. I think most women would benefit from the occasional spanking. I haven’t conducted a full scientific study into the matter, though. Perhaps I should devote some time to practical research.”
    Margaret goes on to ask if he would spank his wife and he says yes. A month later he has her invited to a dinner at the Royal Institute. Of course, Felix is there and he finally lets her know that he is interested in courting her. She believes that he is joking as he is 26 and only 5 years older than her son. But, they do court and he asks her to marry him and she says yes. The rest of the story is about the first few months of their marriage.
    This was a wonderful story! I loved the characters, I loved that Felix believed that women were just as intelligent as women and that he supported his wife in her interests. It was very well written and there are plenty of spankings as well. All in all, one of the best books I have read lately!

  6. Marybeth

    I loved this book! We don??t get a lot with the main character in her 40??s. That is a welcome change! This book is set in England in 1870. Margaret, Lady Westbrook, is a widow. She has two grown sons, who do not live with her. Felix Oliver is an experimental physicist that is working with electricity. Margaret invited Felix to speak at the Waverley Ladies Society meeting. After the speech is done, Felix needs to find a room at the inn, but Margaret insists that he stay with her. They sit in the drawing room discussing the fact that Felix believes that women should be educated and afforded the same opportunities as their brothers. When Margaret questions whether women should be beaten at school, he says, ???Women respond to physical discipline so much better than men. Boys should only be beaten until they reach adulthood, but women can benefit from physical chastisement their whole lives.??
    ???How can you suggest such a thing??? Margaret was shocked. ???I thought you were an advocate of equal rights for women???
    ???Being equal doesn??t mean being the same,?? replied Mr Oliver smiling. ???And the two sexes are certainly not the same. I think most women would benefit from the occasional spanking. I haven??t conducted a full scientific study into the matter, though. Perhaps I should devote some time to practical research.??
    Margaret goes on to ask if he would spank his wife and he says yes. A month later he has her invited to a dinner at the Royal Institute. Of course, Felix is there and he finally lets her know that he is interested in courting her. She believes that he is joking as he is 26 and only 5 years older than her son. But, they do court and he asks her to marry him and she says yes. The rest of the story is about the first few months of their marriage.
    This was a wonderful story! I loved the characters, I loved that Felix believed that women were just as intelligent as women and that he supported his wife in her interests. It was very well written and there are plenty of spankings as well. All in all, one of the best books I have read lately!

  7. angel

    well written great plot very strong heroine and hero Lots of romance and action filled a Must read

  8. angel

    well written great plot very strong heroine and hero Lots of romance and action filled a Must read

  9. SH

    I enjoyed this story as it differed from the norm. In this book Margaret is older than Felix, in fact he is close in age to her oldest son, but they have a connection that ignites from the first time they meet. I just loved that she went after what she wanted and that Felix was man enough to help her see it through. Nicely done!

  10. SH

    I enjoyed this story as it differed from the norm. In this book Margaret is older than Felix, in fact he is close in age to her oldest son, but they have a connection that ignites from the first time they meet. I just loved that she went after what she wanted and that Felix was man enough to help her see it through. Nicely done!

  11. Jaycee

    I thoroughly enjoyed this historical tale about Margaret Westbrook and Felix Oliver. The wit and humor were a delight to read and had me laughing out loud several times. The age difference had me concerned at first, as I don\’t tend to enjoy \”cougar\” type stories, but Etta Stark handled this so well. The reactions of Margaret\’s sons were quite entertaining and believable. I did feel that one spanking was overly harsh, as Felix was partly to blame for the strain between them, but loved the dynamics of their relationship. The historical context was very well done and the references to Thomas Edison made it all the more interesting to read!

  12. Jaycee

    “I thoroughly enjoyed this historical tale about Margaret Westbrook and Felix Oliver. The wit and humor were a delight to read and had me laughing out loud several times. The age difference had me concerned at first, as I don’t tend to enjoy “”cougar”” type stories, but Etta Stark handled this so well. The reactions of Margaret’s sons were quite entertaining and believable. I did feel that one spanking was overly harsh, as Felix was partly to blame for the strain between them, but loved the dynamics of their relationship. The historical context was very well done and the references to Thomas Edison made it all the more interesting to read!”

  13. Meg

    Nice story set in era of scientific discovery. Margaret is a widow who loves educating herself in far more interesting matters than needlepoint or gardening. She invites Felix Oliver, a scientist to speak to the Women’s group she is a member of. The man is not the old, doddering scientist of her expectations – he is a young, handsome, very charming scientist interested in working on the electric lightbulb. They feel sparks immediately and though she is shocked, he continues to persuade her of his interest in courting her – the ‘older’ woman. Despite society’s views as well as her eldest son’s protests, she agrees to marry. They are extremely happy together, he encouraged her to learn whatever she wanted and supports her in her choices. They make a wonderful couple who truly love each other. Felix teaches her that sex is far, far more exciting than simply laying under her previous husband as she produced his ‘heir and a spare’. She also learns that spankings can be both pleasurable and painful. It is an easy read, a fun book to read and enjoy if you like romantic DD stories, you’ll love this one.

  14. Meg

    Nice story set in era of scientific discovery. Margaret is a widow who loves educating herself in far more interesting matters than needlepoint or gardening. She invites Felix Oliver, a scientist to speak to the Women??s group she is a member of. The man is not the old, doddering scientist of her expectations ??? he is a young, handsome, very charming scientist interested in working on the electric lightbulb. They feel sparks immediately and though she is shocked, he continues to persuade her of his interest in courting her ??? the ???older?? woman. Despite society??s views as well as her eldest son??s protests, she agrees to marry. They are extremely happy together, he encouraged her to learn whatever she wanted and supports her in her choices. They make a wonderful couple who truly love each other. Felix teaches her that sex is far, far more exciting than simply laying under her previous husband as she produced his ???heir and a spare??. She also learns that spankings can be both pleasurable and painful. It is an easy read, a fun book to read and enjoy if you like romantic DD stories, you??ll love this one.

  15. K Tyler

    This was a delightful historical DD story about Lady Westbrook a widowed socialite with two adult sons. She falls for a scientific lecturer Mr. Oliver and the adventure of an older woman who must be convinced that a younger man is romantically interested in her was a slight battle considering her eldest son strongly disapproves. Ultimately love conquered all with the help of strongly applied loving discipline. This was different than the norm but well written and a surprising delight.

  16. K Tyler

    This was a delightful historical DD story about Lady Westbrook a widowed socialite with two adult sons. She falls for a scientific lecturer Mr. Oliver and the adventure of an older woman who must be convinced that a younger man is romantically interested in her was a slight battle considering her eldest son strongly disapproves. Ultimately love conquered all with the help of strongly applied loving discipline. This was different than the norm but well written and a surprising delight.

  17. madpuss

    Good read. Entertaining and believable throughout. It is great to read about an older more mature woman for a change who is intelligent and not constantly behaving in a silly or dangerous manner. Felix is impressed with her knowledge and interest in science which is what first brought them together but sparks soon fly and they can\’t keep their hands off each other.

  18. madpuss

    Good read. Entertaining and believable throughout. It is great to read about an older more mature woman for a change who is intelligent and not constantly behaving in a silly or dangerous manner. Felix is impressed with her knowledge and interest in science which is what first brought them together but sparks soon fly and they can’t keep their hands off each other.

  19. JK

    I simply fell in love with this book! I loved the characters; two strong, quirky and fun people to be sure! Our heroine was older than our hero in this story, which just added to the quirkiness! The two meet and feel an instant attraction. They come together despite some trouble, and of course the trouble is seen to the old-fashioned way!! This was just so well done and not your ordinary story! Love, love, love!

  20. JK

    I simply fell in love with this book! I loved the characters; two strong, quirky and fun people to be sure! Our heroine was older than our hero in this story, which just added to the quirkiness! The two meet and feel an instant attraction. They come together despite some trouble, and of course the trouble is seen to the old-fashioned way!! This was just so well done and not your ordinary story! Love, love, love!

  21. ScarlettPhoenix

    Lady Westbrooke’s Discovery was a delight in that it was an unconventional story where the main characters are very far apart in age-and this time, it’s the woman who is older!

    Set in London around 1870, Margaret has 2 sons, one of whom is quite close to the age of her suitor. This does not deter Felix Oliver at all. He is confident in his own skin and determined to win Lady Westbrooke over. He is smitten and admires her wit and wisdom. She is enchanted and excited that he is working with electricity. Margaret comes from a listless marriage and Felix makes no bones about his will to change that straight away.

    For such a strong character, I found it a little quick for her to accept spankings so readily but that was a minor point for me. She is introduced to many forms of passion while coming to grips with their age difference.

    I enjoyed the book and am looking forward to reading more from Ms. Stark.

  22. ScarlettPhoenix

    Lady Westbrooke??s Discovery was a delight in that it was an unconventional story where the main characters are very far apart in age-and this time, it’s the woman who is older!

    Set in London around 1870, Margaret has 2 sons, one of whom is quite close to the age of her suitor. This does not deter Felix Oliver at all. He is confident in his own skin and determined to win Lady Westbrooke over. He is smitten and admires her wit and wisdom. She is enchanted and excited that he is working with electricity. Margaret comes from a listless marriage and Felix makes no bones about his will to change that straight away.

    For such a strong character, I found it a little quick for her to accept spankings so readily but that was a minor point for me. She is introduced to many forms of passion while coming to grips with their age difference.

    I enjoyed the book and am looking forward to reading more from Ms. Stark.

  23. Redrabbitt

    Lady Margaret Westbrook is a 41 year old widow, she invites a scientist, Felix Oliver to be a guest speaker for the Waverley Ladies Society meeting. She is enthralled with his work in electricity. He ends up staying at the Westbrook home when there is no room at an inn. During dinner, he shocks her by telling her his belief in women needing to be spanked. He goes back home but neither Felix or Margaret can get the other one out of their thoughts. The meet again and he proposes to her, even though he is 15 years her junior. She doesn\’t consent to marriage until after she experiences a spanking. After their marriage, Margaret learns the pleasures of sex, something she never had in her first marriage. This story is an older woman, a younger man and includes spanking, explicit sex, including both oral and anal sex.

  24. Redrabbitt

    Lady Margaret Westbrook is a 41 year old widow, she invites a scientist, Felix Oliver to be a guest speaker for the Waverley Ladies Society meeting. She is enthralled with his work in electricity. He ends up staying at the Westbrook home when there is no room at an inn. During dinner, he shocks her by telling her his belief in women needing to be spanked. He goes back home but neither Felix or Margaret can get the other one out of their thoughts. The meet again and he proposes to her, even though he is 15 years her junior. She doesn’t consent to marriage until after she experiences a spanking. After their marriage, Margaret learns the pleasures of sex, something she never had in her first marriage. This story is an older woman, a younger man and includes spanking, explicit sex, including both oral and anal sex.

  25. monicaquilting

    Lady Westbrook\’s Discovery
    Lady Margaret Westbrook is a widown, and has been alone for awhile now. She is very active in society and frequently gets together with the Waverley Ladies Society. Felix Oliver is a younger scientist whom she asks to come and speak at one such function. Oh but the sexual tension and attraction is there, but he is so much younger than her, surely these feelings are wrong and somewhat forbidden.
    Felix has decided that he wants Lady Margaret and he usually gets what he wants. So much so that he offers to marry her, but not until he informs her that he is a firm believer in spanking. That she will be making many trips over his lap for correction is the need arises. She is intrigued and asks for a preview, a sort of trial spanking run so to speak.
    After the marriage not only does he make good on his promise to spank her with both his hand and a ruler he also brings her to depths of passion that she never knew existed.
    I loved this story, it was fun to read, it moved along at a great speed and I found it easy to fall in love with the characters. The secondary characters of the Ladies Society and her children did add a nice depth to the story as did the idea of him being a scientist and educating people.
    I would definately read more by this author. 4/5

  26. monicaquilting

    Lady Westbrook’s Discovery
    Lady Margaret Westbrook is a widown, and has been alone for awhile now. She is very active in society and frequently gets together with the Waverley Ladies Society. Felix Oliver is a younger scientist whom she asks to come and speak at one such function. Oh but the sexual tension and attraction is there, but he is so much younger than her, surely these feelings are wrong and somewhat forbidden.
    Felix has decided that he wants Lady Margaret and he usually gets what he wants. So much so that he offers to marry her, but not until he informs her that he is a firm believer in spanking. That she will be making many trips over his lap for correction is the need arises. She is intrigued and asks for a preview, a sort of trial spanking run so to speak.
    After the marriage not only does he make good on his promise to spank her with both his hand and a ruler he also brings her to depths of passion that she never knew existed.
    I loved this story, it was fun to read, it moved along at a great speed and I found it easy to fall in love with the characters. The secondary characters of the Ladies Society and her children did add a nice depth to the story as did the idea of him being a scientist and educating people.
    I would definately read more by this author. 4/5

  27. Barbara (verified owner)

    This is a sweet & sexy romance featuring an older woman and a young man. It\’s written in a way that makes the story line feel completely natural. An enjoyable read.

  28. Barbara (verified owner)

    This is a sweet & sexy romance featuring an older woman and a young man. It’s written in a way that makes the story line feel completely natural. An enjoyable read.

  29. AnneC

    Falling in love and getting engaged happened rather quick, which maybe explains the title. The story had a different twist in that the dominant male was much younger than the submissive female. However Stark pulled it off. It was an entertaining, well written story.

  30. AnneC

    Falling in love and getting engaged happened rather quick, which maybe explains the title. The story had a different twist in that the dominant male was much younger than the submissive female. However Stark pulled it off. It was an entertaining, well written story.

  31. Chelle

    This was a very interesting story. Loved the fact she was older and widowed and he never once thought that was a negative. Also appreciated that the author stuck to Victoria standards and kept the hanky sparky to after the wedding…pops..spoiler. Very good story about a lady who discover everything she never knew she was missing in wedded bliss. Definitely recommend.

  32. Chelle

    This was a very interesting story. Loved the fact she was older and widowed and he never once thought that was a negative. Also appreciated that the author stuck to Victoria standards and kept the hanky sparky to after the wedding…pops..spoiler. Very good story about a lady who discover everything she never knew she was missing in wedded bliss. Definitely recommend.

  33. Kate

    This story was hilarious and sexy, and quite unique among the spanking romance stories I have read.
    Widowed Lady, Margaret Westbrook is 41 years old, and quite content with her life. Well, the reading, and science and inventing and “knowledge obtaining” side of her life. She is a smart, ambitious, open minded woman, not at all like the other society women.
    But she is bored and unfulfilled by the Lady’s society meetings of flower arranging and rose garden cultivating. So she invites experimental physicist, Felix Oliver to talk about electricity at the next Waverly Ladies society meeting she hosts.
    Felix is quick witted and charming (and young and handsome!), and completely enthralls the ladies. But he is drawn to Margaret and her sharp intellect.
    A spark flies between them when he casually mentions spanking, during a private dinner, and Margaret opens her mind to the possibilities of a friendship with the younger man.
    As their friendship grows, Margaret becomes more conflicted by their obvious age difference. He is only a few years older than her eldest son. So she chooses to ignore the heat growing between them.
    When she finally does acquiesce to a courtship, her sons and the Ladies of the community express their disapproval.
    But they choose to continue their exploration of their romance.
    What I loved about this story, was how different their relationship was, than in a lot of other spanking romances. Usually, the male MC is very dominant and authoritative, and has no problems taking the female MC over his knee.
    Felix is dominant and witty and handsome, but does not strike me as arrogant or prideful. In fact, one of my favorite scenes includes Margaret calling him a dandy.
    I almost spit my tea out of my mouth! It was hilarious! He didn’t bat an eye. I was sure he was going to get all dommy and toss her over his knee for a harsh reminder about being respectful. But he didn’t. And I actually liked it!
    This man knew exactly who he was, and wasn’t afraid to be himself. He wasn’t a caveman type, nor was he a wimpy type to bend over to her will. He accepted her as a true equal, but wasn’t afraid to exert his authority when needed.
    He accepted her strengths and ambitions, and made the perfect complement for this not so common Lady.
    They were perfect for each other!
    And their banter was hilarious!
    But what I loved most about this book, was its authenticity to the time period of London, in the 1870’s. I loved that he was working on his own electricity projects, at the same time as Edison. And adding in the National Suffragist’s society, was a perfect addition to the details of the story.
    I loved the fun spankings, and witty banter, and open mindedness of the MCs, showing their willingness to be “outside the norm”. I also loved the hot sex scenes and wonderful romance.
    It made for a deliciously fun and entertaining story!

  34. Kate

    This story was hilarious and sexy, and quite unique among the spanking romance stories I have read.
    Widowed Lady, Margaret Westbrook is 41 years old, and quite content with her life. Well, the reading, and science and inventing and ???knowledge obtaining?? side of her life. She is a smart, ambitious, open minded woman, not at all like the other society women.
    But she is bored and unfulfilled by the Lady??s society meetings of flower arranging and rose garden cultivating. So she invites experimental physicist, Felix Oliver to talk about electricity at the next Waverly Ladies society meeting she hosts.
    Felix is quick witted and charming (and young and handsome!), and completely enthralls the ladies. But he is drawn to Margaret and her sharp intellect.
    A spark flies between them when he casually mentions spanking, during a private dinner, and Margaret opens her mind to the possibilities of a friendship with the younger man.
    As their friendship grows, Margaret becomes more conflicted by their obvious age difference. He is only a few years older than her eldest son. So she chooses to ignore the heat growing between them.
    When she finally does acquiesce to a courtship, her sons and the Ladies of the community express their disapproval.
    But they choose to continue their exploration of their romance.
    What I loved about this story, was how different their relationship was, than in a lot of other spanking romances. Usually, the male MC is very dominant and authoritative, and has no problems taking the female MC over his knee.
    Felix is dominant and witty and handsome, but does not strike me as arrogant or prideful. In fact, one of my favorite scenes includes Margaret calling him a dandy.
    I almost spit my tea out of my mouth! It was hilarious! He didn??t bat an eye. I was sure he was going to get all dommy and toss her over his knee for a harsh reminder about being respectful. But he didn??t. And I actually liked it!
    This man knew exactly who he was, and wasn??t afraid to be himself. He wasn??t a caveman type, nor was he a wimpy type to bend over to her will. He accepted her as a true equal, but wasn??t afraid to exert his authority when needed.
    He accepted her strengths and ambitions, and made the perfect complement for this not so common Lady.
    They were perfect for each other!
    And their banter was hilarious!
    But what I loved most about this book, was its authenticity to the time period of London, in the 1870??s. I loved that he was working on his own electricity projects, at the same time as Edison. And adding in the National Suffragist??s society, was a perfect addition to the details of the story.
    I loved the fun spankings, and witty banter, and open mindedness of the MCs, showing their willingness to be ???outside the norm??. I also loved the hot sex scenes and wonderful romance.
    It made for a deliciously fun and entertaining story!

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