on September 21st 2015
Genres: Historical Romance, Paranormal Romance, Espionage, Mystery, Regency Era, Magical Elements
Pierce Langdon, Viscount Westfall is mad. Everyone knows it. He fell from a tree when he was a boy and woke to hear strange voices. When the voices grow stronger as he grows older, his family commits him to Bedlam. But what he hears are the thoughts of those around him—a gift to be used in service to the Order of the M.U.S.E. Until he falls again…this time for a totally unsuitable woman.
Lady Nora Claremont hides her heartbreak behind the facade of a carefree courtesan. Viscount Westfall is the most confusing man she’s ever met. He seems to know exactly what she wants...and what she's thinking.
Which is a dangerous thing, because what Nora wants is Pierce.
And what she's thinking could expose her as a traitor to the crown..
Welcome to the Book Tour for The Madness of Lord Westfall by Mia Marlowe. This is a talented writer and she always delivers a unique style of romance. I love the way she writes, its different from any other historical writer. She has a fresh and rich voice that is evident through the pages. So excited for this new series full of adventure, intrigue and depth of emotion.
In this story, we have Viscount Westfall who hears the thoughts of others. He was sent by his uncle into a mad house and his time there still haunts Pierce. But then he was rescued by a friend and leader of the order of the M.U.S.E. His mentor is training him to handle his gift and to block if he needs to. Then at a ball, he meets Lady Nora Claremont, a carefree courtesan he feels sparks with. Pierce and Nora share passion with each other, but Nora is mixed up with business that could lead to her being a traitor. Only Pierce will be able to find a way to protect the woman he loves and exposing the real traitor.
This was quite interesting to read, and unfortunately I didn’t enjoy it as much as I would have liked. I was super tired while reading this one, so I believe that was the biggest reason or I might have had a much more fun time with this book. The plot was just fascinating, and even though I was a bit confused about the order of the M.U.S.E. and what is exactly was for a while. I do believe I want to read the first book and hopefully it will help make more sense before I read the next book.
What I really liked about this book was seeing the mix of psychic and historical elements come into play. This isn’t your average regency romance. Mia Marlowe has created such a unique series that has a feel to it that is set apart from anything else she has ever written. What we have is a order of the M.U.S.E., agents that all have psychic abilities and aid in the crown. We see some fun characters and I was really intrigued by a few that were closely tied to this couple. It was interesting seeing the plot development, and there was such depth to this story. I really wasn’t expecting so much from this book. This book had spicy passion, delicious adventure, intrigue and load of secrets to be unraveled. Mysterious and engaging, this story is packed with enough to satisfy and add some tasty delights to your appetite. I can’t wait to read more from this series.