Thursday, December 27, 2012

Bewitching Book Tours Book Review: A Marquess For Christmas

Author: Vivienne Westlake
Title: A Marquess For Christmas
Publish Date: Dec 12, 2012
Buy: Amazon
Review Copy Provided By: Bewitching Book Tours & the author
Book Blurb: 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?

Review: Vivienne Westlake is a good writer of regency romance. In A Marquess For Christmas she created a cast of characters that you will enjoy getting to know. There is only one flaw, it is an erotic regency.

Now I don't have any problems with erotica. I like the genre now and then, but something about the sex scenes in this book didn't ring true for me. Violet likes a little light bondage, nothing major, but there is no rhyme or reason for this.

That's not to say the sex scenes aren't smoking hot or really sexy, because they are, and as I said, I loved the chemistry between Violet and Kit, but for me, personally, the physical relationship wasn't quite what I wanted it to be.

But back to the story.

Kit gets clobbered defending Violet from Highwaymen. He has amnesia.

Ah the old amnesia that isn't amnesia for long bit.

Its a plot that's been done before...and recently I've read a few books with this theme. I'm on the fence with this one, because I watch too much news and know that Kit's injury really should have been life threatening and some of their bed gymnastics probably shouldn't have been done. I mean he got smashed in the head with a ROCK!

OK, off my pedestal now.

Yes, there were two things that bothered me with the story. Would they keep me from recommending the book or Vivienne Westlake as a writer? No, they wouldn't because there are too many pluses to the story.

And they are:

1. Great secondary characters, Bella and Freddy (Kit's sister and brother-in-law)

2. A believable relationship between the hero and heroine.

3. The relationship between Kit and Bella. These siblings are quite a pair!

4. A hero that gives as good as he takes. (And yeah, that involves the smokin' hot sex scenes)

This is a great read for anyone that loves regency romance.

Rating: 4 flowers


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