The Madness of Lord Westfall (Order of the M.U.S.E., #2) by Mia Marlowe
Having been declared mad as a boy because he claimed to hear voices, Pierce Langdon, Viscount Westfall, a telepath, was subjected to the most abominable treatments devised. Placed in Bedlam by his uncle, the tortuous methods used to 'heal' him were more akin to torture .
The descriptions of the supposed healing methods are outrageous.
That was in the past. Today he is a member of the Order of the M.U.S.E. (Metaphysical Union of Sensory Extraordinaires). A highly secret organization comprising people with extra sensory gifts and headed by His Grace, the Duke of Camden , committed to the protection of King and Country.
Prinny, the Prince of Wales, is in danger. There is a move afoot to have him controlled through a substance, Fides Pulvis.
M.U.S.E. is tasked to find the substance and uncover those behind theplot. All roads lead to Lord Albemarle and his mistress the breathtaking Lady Nora Claremont.
Pierce is smitten by Lady Nora and he senses a world of heartbreak behind her carefree facade. As he comes to know her that first attraction turns to hard core, all or nothing, love. Now Pierce has to not only find the traitor, and the substance, but protect and help Lady Nora.
He is willing to go to any length--and he does.
A wonderful mix of the paranormal and regency romance that add spice and interest to an already intriguing world. I really enjoyed this more unique perspective of Regency style story!
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