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DNF: The Curse of Lord Stanstead

Saturday, February 16, 2019

The Curse of Lord Stanstead (2015) Mia Marlowe

Set in London in 1819.

With his pretenatural ability to influence the thoughts of others, Garrett Sterling is sent to gather Cassandra for the Order of the M.U.SE. He’s entirely unprepared for his immediate attraction to the comely little firestarter. But it’s an attraction that he must quell, even as his body craves her touch and her fiery, sensual hunger.

Supernatural fantasy! Mystery! Spies and agents!

The duke still wondered if perhaps one had sneaked in beneath their notice and was responsible for George III’s periodic descents into lunacy.

How could I resist?

I should have resisted.

I made it 40% through and just gave up. The world building could have been amazing.

Instead, everything was just simply an excuse to boink.

And they weren’t even good excuses.

The world-building was all-but non-existent, the characters were flat and uninteresting, and ridiculous things happened and were taken in stride. I mean, the young woman didn’t know what a fire mage was, and she has good enough control to leave the house within a week or so?


And her family is delighted that she has disappeared into the household of a widower (where other unmarried men live) and society thinks this is GREAT because he’s a Lord?

(eye roll)

People just don’t WORK that way. They don’t.

The young woman is a twit, the young man seems to exist only to pleasure the young woman… whatever. Not for me.

Publisher: Entangled


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