Title: His Lordship’s Master
Series: His Lordship’s Mysteries: Book Two
Author: Samantha SoRelle
Publisher: Amazon/Kindle Unlimited
Length: 193 Pages
Category: Historical Romance, Mystery/Suspense
At a Glance: His Lordship’s Master is another lovely installment in this wonderful Historical mystery series, loaded with suspense and danger, plenty of suspects to complicate the investigations, and an abundance of romantic moments. I remain nothing less than enthralled.
Rating: 5 Stars
Reviewed By: Lisa
Blurb: Scotland 1818
Still reeling from the horrific events in London, Alfie thinks Balcarres House, the seat of his earldom, will be just the place to recover. But unexplained noises in the night, figures that vanish into thin air, and ghostly tales of the infamous Wicked Master all make for a less-than-restful stay. When one of the household turns up dead, matters only get worse.
While Alfie tries to solve this mystery, his lover Dominick struggles to fit into his new station in life. It feels like the mud from the slums still sticks to his fine new clothes. He begins to worry that he’ll never be able to stand by Alfie’s side, and about what will happen when Alfie realises the same.
But Balcarres House holds secrets that cry out for blood. If Alfie and Dominick aren’t careful, they may become the next ghosts trapped within its walls.
Review: Samantha SoRelle had aleady vaulted her way onto my Best of 2020 list with His Lordship’s Secret, book one in the His Lordship’s Mysteries series, and this newest installment, His Lordship’s Master, seals that decision easily, as I found it nothing less than wonderful. This book not only delivers an outstanding murder mystery but also furthers the relationship between her intrepid heroes, Dominick Trent and Alfred Pennington, the Earl of Crawford, whom I’ve grown to love so much and so quickly.
Following a series of unfortunate events that befell Alfie, and by extension, Nick, in book one, they have left London for the family seat in Scotland . . . rumors of the menacing spirit that haunts the estate notwithstanding . . . with Nick now posing as Alfie’s cousin for the purposes of explaining their being together. From the atmosphere of the mansion and the mood of those who inhabit it, to the wild and rugged landscape, everything complements what becomes the investigation of a murder and a disappearance, and intensifies the mystery of the things that go bump in the night; then it all coalesces around the story within the story of the ‘Wicked Master’ who was the terror of the estate centuries before.
Tragedy, heartbreak and hurt compose the emotional connection to the story, as bouts of jealousy, for both Alfie and Nick, complicate their deepening relationship. That they’re in love with each other is never in doubt, however, despite the moments where they’re at odds and each questioning whether they’re enough for the other. But what remains, when all is sorted, is the truth that they are inseparable.
His Lordship’s Master is another lovely installment in this outstanding Historical mystery series, loaded with suspense and danger, plenty of suspects to complicate the investigations, and an abundance of romantic moments. I remain nothing less than enthralled and am already mourning the day I’m forced to read the inevitable conclusion of Alfie and Nick’s adventures.
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