The Marquess' Temptation is my first book by Jessie Bennett. Ms Bennett has delivered a book that is well-written. It is a somewhat depressing book though. I also thought the dialog was a little stiff. The characters are fantastic and my favorite part of the book. I am really sitting on the fence trying to decide how I feel about this book. This is a prequel to The Marquess' Curse, so maybe the rest of the story is a little happier. There is no HEA here but it is a complete book, not a cliff-hanger.