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After more than 20 years in exile, Mallon de Wolfe - formidable, handsome, and with a shard of ice where his heart should be - is returning to Dartmoor. A place vast, barren, and perilous. A place where secrets refuse to remain buried.

Haunted by scandal and the shame of her bloodline, the newly widowed Countess Rosseline is determined to secure her status through marriage, even if it means resorting to deceit and entrapment.

Lord Wulverton has vowed to conquer the betrayals of his youth but the appearance of the mysterious countess threatens all he holds dear.

Can either escape the poisonous dominion of their past?

Master of the Moor is a gothic romance, drawing upon the dark legends of Devonshire which inspired Conan Doyle's "Hound of the Baskervilles".

An historical romance, inspired by the works of Daphne du Maurier and Victoria Holt, for listeners who enjoy tales of intrigue and suspense, and the promise of love's redeeming power.

Heat level: Passionate

©2019 Emmanuelle de Maupassant (P)2020 Emmanuelle de Maupassant

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Mastering the Master!

I enjoyed this story very much as well as the way each of the characters' personalities and ideas on love and life kept on altering depending on what was happening. I especially loved the way Countess Rosseline manipulates Mallon de Wolfe and others around her. She is just so good at it! Mallon of course isn't an innocent and he comes across as a very caring personalty who is also a deliciously, sexy hunk. I loved this story which has just the right amount of passion, darkness and mysteries to make it interesting and entertaining. Elspeth Cyprian, the narrator did a good job with her narration and has some interesting 'voices' and accents which she uses very nicely. I listened to the audiobook version and my unbiased review is given voluntarily.

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A hot and passionate gothic novel

Master of the Moor brings together romance, love, passion, intrigue, mystery, a handsome and darkly charming gentleman, a high spirited and strong willed lady and all set to a gothic backdrop. Lord Wulverton and Countess Rosseline's relationship is highly charged creating conflict and friction while they are both hiding from a difficult past. As always with Emmanuelle's books the sex fits in with the plot, it is never dominearing. It's hot and passionate but is balanced by a deep connection between characters. The story has a strong plot and characters with a wonderfully traditional gothic feel, it it clear that a lot research goes on alongside the author's writing.

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Master of the Moor

This book was a Cant put it down book. It had everything, romance, mystery, intrigue. The Master was a very handsome man and had not been home to the Moor for many years. His father had died a few years Previously but The Master had now found out and that he had inherited The Moor and his fathers title of Viscount. The story is full of bad deeds and other peoples plans which the Master deals with.

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In Master of The Moor, Genevieve, a strong daring, independent woman finds her plans upended by a chance meeting which has her questioning herself. I enjoyed this historical romance, a genre I have neglected of late. Combining two strong leading characters works really well and I was easily carried along by the narrative. The narrator, Elspeth Cyprian, has a fabulous French accent, and tells the story well. 💖💖💖💖

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  • Colorado Cowgirl
  • 25-05-20

So much hotter and more romantic than Jane Eyre

Master of the Moor is the perfect romance. The plot has the ancient legends of the haunted moors and the return of the equally haunted master Viscount Mallon de Wolfe. After his adulterous mother left the family she met her death on the dangerous moors where ghosts and wild hounds are said to wander. Rosseline comes to the de Wolfe estate at the same time that he returns to try to seduce Mallon's young nephew so that she can retain the status of her late husband's title and French estate. But Rosseline is a passionate and experienced widow and she is drawn to Mallon instead like a moth to a flame. I love that Rosseline is a strong, intelligent and independent woman who, in 1909, knows what a woman must do to retain wealth and power. She must marry well. The book is Gothic, atmospheric and takes the reader deeper than Jane Eyre. And the chemistry between Rosseline and Mallon is combustible and so very hot. I read the book twice on Kindle but wanted to hear the Audible version and the narration is perfect too. Set at Christmas, the story has the local traditions and the winter mystique and gloom that only the moors can offer.

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  • Cathy
  • 23-11-20

Good Story, Good Narration

I enjoyed this story. Neither Mallon or Rosseline were looking for love or expecting happiness in their lives. Rosseline was only hoping for acceptance. Mallon to return to the land he loved and to right some wrongs. It was fun and engaging as we the reader knew they were perfect for each other but had to wait for them to discover this. I thought the narrator did a great job, did the different characters voices well and was easy to understand. I played it in the car as well. I'd reach my destination and stay in the car longer because I didn't want to switch it off.

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  • Tdavid
  • 14-11-20

enjoyable from start to finish!

I loved the twist this romance novel offered. I was cheering her on...lol. very entertaining.

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  • Nicole
  • 22-10-20

a festive story with a gothic feel

Mallon de Wolfe left England as a soldier and has spent the last twenty years abroad. With the death of his cold-hearted father, Mallon is left with the title of Viscount Wolverton and is finally returning to Dartmoor to face the mistakes of his youth and right some of his father’s wrongs. Mistrustful of women after his mother’s abandonment and believing himself to be unfeeling, Mallon is alarmed by the attraction he feels for his sister-in-law’s relation by marriage, the widowed Countess Rosseline, a guest for the Christmas festivities. Genevieve was left well off by a generous widow’s portion but her low birth means she’s still denied the acceptance she craves in French society. She hopes to secure another husband to gain respectability and marrying Hugo, Mallon’s heir, would serve the purpose nicely and also ensure she could remain at Chateau Rosseline, the only place that has ever felt like home to her. She has no issues working her wiles on young Hugo, but Mallon is determined to protect his inexperienced nephew. In so doing, Mallon and Genevieve struggle against their growing attraction for each other, but their past hurts may prove too much to overcome in securing a happy future. Man did these two go through some back and forth. Mallon started out extremely bitter towards women, especially those he thought could potentially be unfaithful. He automatically assumed Genevieve would fall into this category and it took him some time to overcome his trust issues. For her part, Genevieve was also preoccupied with being accepted by society, thinking this would bring her happiness, and it took a bit for her to reevaluate her priorities and realize what she really needed, but when she did she was quick to set things right with Mallon. He took more time, but his grand romantic gestures were endearing and these two made a cute, if unlikely, couple. The gothic feel of the moor along with the Christmas setting gave this book a unique vibe, the story flowed well, and I enjoyed it. I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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  • Patti
  • 12-08-20

Such An Amazing Twist of a Tale!!!

What a Fantastic Read, and not your typical Story ! This Author has created a Most Interesting Twist of a Romance ! Fell so in Love with Malin , so Strong and Devishly Handsome and of course the Beautiful Genieve !! You just can't help in rooting for them! Also very much enjoyed how the narrator did such a fine job, with her narrations of each character !!

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  • Rhonda Hicks
  • 30-06-20

Elspeth Cyprian brings this book to life

I've read the book and thoroughly enjoyed it. Since this is the first audiobook I've listened to I'll have to admit, there is a mindset needed but overall, I enjoyed listening to Elspeth Cyprian. She brought the story to life magnificently.

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  • mary
  • 18-06-20

when happiness is more important

this book is a great story that shows that you might want something and find out that make yourself happy is the key to true happiness,. not what others think, narrator was great and kept me interesting and with a great love story , i could not stop listening into the very end ,

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  • cheryl
  • 25-05-20

An enthralling story

This was an enthralling story set in the atmospheric landscape of Dartmoor. A place where endless stories were told of ghosts, fairy folk and where the imagination could run riot. Mallon de Wolfe is now the viscount and is returning home after twenty three years away. Genevieve, Countess Rosseline is also making her way to the same house on Dartmoor. They do have an attraction to each other but Genevieve has other schemes in her mind to secure her future. Mallon isn’t one to give his trust easily or to believe in lasting love, given his experience with his parents. I really enjoyed this story of two people who had experienced a troubled childhood but were trying to resolve matters between them. However, I didn’t enjoy the narrator’s reading of the story. For me, her voice was too harsh but I know other reviewers enjoyed listening to her voice. She did use different accents for the characters to try to bring them to life.

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  • melody
  • 20-05-20

💥 WOW LOVED IT SO MUCH 💥

Mallon , Rosseline first of all I'd like to say this book pulled at my Heartstrings made my blood Zing through my veins for poor Mallon there was so much tantalizing spicy scene ,Revenge deceit I love every single word in this it is original and beautiful what a wonderful addition to the series in my opinion I give this 5 thumbs up the storyline was original the narration was absolutely fabulous I really enjoyed it.💞💞