I received this book for free from Entangled Publishing in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Lost Soul of Lord Badewyn by Mia Marlowe
Series: The Order of the M.U.S.E.,
Published by Entangled: Select Historical on November 23rd 2015
Genres: Historical, Paranormal, Romance
Source: Entangled Publishing
Reading Challenges: 2015 Flights of Fantasy Reading Challenge, 2015 Historical Fiction Reading Challenge
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He vowed to never fall in love...
Meg Anthony was never raised a lady. Instead, she grew up amongst grifters who used her unique “finding” ability for their own selfish purposes. Recently, she's been taken under the wing of the Duke of Camden and the Order of M.U.S.E., learning not only the fine art of becoming a lady, but how to use her extraordinary talent to help others.
But Meg's gift is a beacon to unsavory characters who would possess her.
Charged with her protection, Lord Badewyn knows—too well—that his wild, Welsh castle is no safe haven for this lovely, all-too-desirable creature. Part human, part fallen angel, he is one of the Nephilim. He is a recluse sworn never to love. As the dangers to Meg grow more threatening, he cannot help but find himself tempted beyond all reason...and tested to see if he has both a heart and a soul.
Mia Marlowe’s third novel in her Order of the M.U.S.E. series, The Lost Soul of Lord Badewyn, provides readers with another fun, paranormal story. This time around the story centers around pickpocket turned lady’s maid turned Extraordinaire Meg Anthony. Meg is still trying to stay out her uncle’s nefarious clutches, but when he tracks her down the Duke of Camden sends her to Wales to hide out with his old friend Lord Badewyn.
Of course the two are destined to be tougher, but what I loved was Lord Badewyn’s background story. With Lord Badewyn and Meg out in the Welsh countryside, the story had a hunted house kind of feel to it. You knew something sinister was afoot, and unraveling the mystery surrounding Badewyn was enjoyable.
Despite Meg being away from the Order, we still get to learn about the goings on of the others. However, the only ones who really have a part of the story is the Duke of Camden and Vesta LaMotte. I really enjoyed this development, because these two haven’t had their own story as of yet, so it was nice seeing some of their story covered, and some of the loose ends tied up.
One thing I didn’t particularly care for was the ending. Most of the book had a steady pace, but the ending felt rushed, and too neat. I would have liked to see more loose ends left for the fourth installment. Then again, as of now there is no news on whether or not there will be another entry in this series. One can only hope.
I would recommend this book for fans of historical romance who don’t mind a touch of the paranormal mixed in. If you are a fan of Marlowe’s Order of the M.U.S.E. series, then this is one you won’t want to miss. For those of you yet to check this series out, no worries. Marlowe writes each one as a standalone, and you won’t be confused if you just jump right on in with The Lost Soul of Lord Badewyn.