Tuesday, September 8, 2015

The Curse of Lord Stanstead by Mia Marlowe

The Curse of Lord Stanstead by Mia Marlowe

This is book 1 in the Order of the MUSE series.

Everywhere she goes lately, Cassandra Darkin sees fires being started. What she doesn't know is that she is causing them.  Garrett Sterling has been sent to fetch Cassandra for the Order of the MUSE, a group of paranormals trying to save the country from supernatural powers. Cassandra soon learns that she is a fire mage (she can tame fire).

Garrett has been assigned as Cassandra's partner. As fire mages get built up energy, they need to have it released. Hence why Garrett steps up to the plate... Cassandra ignores Garrett's nightly knock to relieve her tension not wanting to relive the one experience she has had with a man. But as she gets to know Garrett and spend time with him, she decides to let him help her.

As they try to foil a plot to harm the Prince Regent, they become closer to each other. Can two "special" people find a love that neither of them was looking for?

Let me start this with the fact that it is a paranormal historical romance.  I picked it up having liked Marlowe's previous work and not knowing it was a paranormal. I'm not normally a fan of paranormal, but I did enjoy this book and look forward to reading more of the series.

On top of the plot to save the country, we have a story of a bad boy being tamed by the right woman which is always a good read. Garrett was happy to help Cassandra with her "problem" as he was attracted to her. But it soon became much more than that. He needed to be close to her in body and mind.

After one disastrous encounter with the opposite sex, Cassandra was not looking for a physical relationship. But she didn't count on the feelings that being around Garrett evoked and soon gave in to their nightly sessions.

I loved the secondary characters of this book and can't wait to read Lord Westfall's story which comes out at the end of the month.

You can get this book at the following retailers:

Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | Entangled Publishing | All Romance Books
Thanks go out to Entangled Publishing via NetGalley for a copy of the book in exchange of an honest review.
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