His Lordship's Master, His Lordship’s Mysteries #2 by Samantha SoRelle

His Lordship's Master is the second book in the fun historical series His Lordship's Mysteries by Samantha SoRelle. Keeping up appearances is tiring, and Alfie and Nick have taken up a new residence in Scotland but it is filled with some helpful and unhelpful servants, secret passages and unfortunately a murderer. 

From the blurb:

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 starts 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.

His Lordship's Master is the second title in the His Lordship's Mysteries series.

SNik's Review:

Second in series (His Lordship’s Mysteries), best if read in order. Historical romance mystery. 

Starting immediately after the first book ends, Alfie and Nick are planning to take up residence in Scotland at Alfie’s ancestral family home, where there is a group of servants to direct, a possibly haunted manor, secret passages and unfortunately, murder. 

Alfie and Nick are wonderfully in love and committed, but are still trying to navigate the meshing of their public lives in society with Nick’s past (as well as Alfie’s) while Nick learns how to appear a gentleman, and of course keeping th eir relationship a secret. 

Disappearances and murder, as well as a family ghost story keeps the action moving and the reader guessing about motives of the secondary cast of characters. 

Underlying it all though is the staunch affection that Alfie and Nick have for each other, when they argue it is heart wrenching and when they are together they are sweet, steamy and swoony. 

Still enjoying this series and looking forward to the next book.

Rating: 4.5 Stars

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