Romance Review | The Madness of Lord Westfall (The Order of the MUSE #2) by Mia Marlowe

OverviewPierce 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..

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Publishing Date: September 21, 2015
Stars: 4.5
My Review: 4.5 unexpectedly delightful stars. I love when you can't help but really like a book that you weren't expecting to more than just kind of like. This novel twists historical romance with paranormal phenomena which made for an interesting and eventful read. Pierce is no ordinary citizen and his gift led him to be locked away at Bedlam. 

I really liked Pierce because he was such a good human even after going through literal hell. Pierce is perceptive, quiet, and interesting. He treats others with respect and would rather a woman have brains rather than just beauty. When meets Nora he's completely enthralled. 

While Nora is the daughter of an earl, she's forced to be a mistress in order to live and support herself. The arrangement isn't as horrible as one might think but it does leave physical needs unmet. When Nora meets Pierce she can't help but feel attracted to him. 

The fact that these two fall in love in a time when both need it is sweet. Pierce needs someone like Nora who accepts him and all his faults and gifts. Nora needs someone who will love her no matter the circumstances. This story is a merry adventure in a historical setting and quite a good read.