A Marquess for Christmas - Vivienne Westlake 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 :)