Another exciting installment to the Order of the M.U.S.E. series by Mia Marlowe. As with the previous two books, I loved her mix of historical England with magic. There wasn't anything I can think of that had any negative affect on me. I was interested from beginning to end. The characters drew me in and wouldn't let me go!
Meg Anthony grew up under the custody of her uncle who used her extraordinary ability of "finding" things to his advantage. She hated many of the things he would make her do, and somehow she escaped the uncle and came under the protection of the Duke of Camden. Unfortunately for Miss Anthony, her uncle tracks her down, so the entire Order comes to the decision for Meg to visit a friend in the country and lay low for awhile.
Samuel, Lord Badewyn is a human/angel who has some bad history making him avoid marriage like the plague. He has an ability to see the future, and from this sometimes aids the Order. When Meg arrives at his home, he finds himself torn between his will not to be with any woman and his interest and attraction.
What I found enchanting about the love story in this book was that both characters truly believed they didn't deserve the other. I am particularly drawn to those types of characters, and to see both sides of the couple acting that way was new to me. I thought that a large conflict for this book would be Meg's uncle, but he turned out to be a minor threat. I didn't foresee the issues that the couple would face until it happened, and I really enjoyed that.
There is a sub plot that has been occurring through the series concerning the Duke of Camden. It was summed up in this book as well. It gave me the impression that the series was finished. However, Marlowe did leave some loose ends I think she may come back to in the future. At least I truly hope she does! I enjoyed this book tremendously.
**ARC provided by Publisher**