A Marquess for Christmas -- Review & #giveaway

What better timing than a Christmas time book just days before Christmas gets here? And a historical romance to boot? It's no wonder I was absolutely in love with this book you can read that in my review below!

A Marquess for Christmas
Vivienne Westlake

Genre: Regency, erotic romance, historical romance

Word Count: approx. 25K-30K

Cover Artist: Vivienne Westlake

Book Description:

A proper widow. A rakish marquess. He rescued her from thieves, but will she be able to save him from himself?

 When Violet Laurens is rescued from highwaymen, the furthest thing from her mind is that her heart might tumble next. She loves her independent life, no matter her lonely bed. The handsome stranger reawakens the passion she thought buried along with her husband, pushing her to new heights of desire. But she knows it’s only a matter of time before he remembers his name and leaves her.

 The dissolute Marquess of Kittrick has vowed never to marry, causing a rift in his family that sets him on the road just in time to do battle with ruffians intent on stealing a lady’s coins—and more. Discovering the fiery wanton beneath the widow’s oh-so-proper demeanor makes him want nothing more than to forget who he is for just a bit longer. Maybe forever.

 When Kit is forced to acknowledge who he is, will the truth trump their shared passion, and the love they can’t quite admit to? Or will Violet overcome her fear—and Kit his dissolute ways--and be able to lay claim to A Marquess for Christmas?

My Thoughts: 

 I hate to be so predictable but she pretty much had me with the title.  I am a softie when it comes to historical romances with 'pedigree'. I just get all weak knee'd at all the my Lord & my Lady 's.. Like a good accent, it just shoots right to me.  With that out of the way,  I loved Violet. She is a very strong character who knows what she wants and goes for it. *Warning- there are some pretty steamy "adult" scenes that were at some times inventive.  I personally love a little steamy in my romance books but if you don't like it, I think you could skim thru them and still enjoy the book. I think we all know that he's going to get the girl in the end, it's a romance novel- they always do. :)   My only complaint is that I wanted to see a bit more of the "Happily Ever After" part but even without that I still thought it ended nicely. A well written book that I wish I had in paperback so I could snuggle into bed with it and re-read :) 

About the Author:

Vivienne Westlake has been reading and writing romance since the age of fifteen. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature and when she’s not plotting stories about sexy heroes and sassy heroines, she’s buying a book on British history, watching the latest teen vampire show, doing an art project or singing karaoke with friends. Vivienne is an active member of Romance Writers of America, Romance Divas, and Indie Romance Ink.

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Giveaway Time: 
  I love giveaway time!! Today's giveaway is a kindle copy of Lady Northam's Wicked Surrender ( a novella by Vivienne Westlake).  Enter via the rafflecopter below for your chance to win!

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 *Disclaimer- I received an ecopy of this book for review purposes. I was not compensated in any other way. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.


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