Thursday, January 29, 2015
If the Viscount Falls by Sabrina Jeffries
From New York Times bestselling author Sabrina Jeffries, the deliciously sexy fourth book in the “Duke’s Men” Regency romance series—the first of which was called “a totally engaging, adventurous love story” (RT Book Reviews, Top Pick).
The heir presumptive to the Viscount Rathmoor, Dominick Manton once had his heart’s desire within reach—a bright future as a barrister and engagement to Jane Vernon, a wealthy baron’s daughter. Then a shattering betrayal by his vindictive brother George snatched away Dom’s inheritance and his hopes of offering Jane a secure future.
Brokenhearted, and attempting to end their engagement without destroying Jane’s reputation, Dom staged a betrayal of his own to convince her that he’s not the husband-to-be that she thought.
Now George is gone and the viscountcy restored to Dom, since his brother’s widow, Nancy—Jane’s cousin and closest confidant—never bore an heir. But when Nancy goes missing, a panicked Jane calls on her former fiancé to track down her cousin. Dom knows the mistakes of the past may be unforgiveable—but now, entangled together in mystery and danger, will they rekindle a passionate longing that was never lost to begin with?
Dominick Manton has been part of The Duke’s Men series from the beginning. We knew he had once been engaged to Jane Vernon but there have only been hints about what happened. In If the Viscount Falls we finally get in inside story when Jane has to come to Dom for help.
There is a mystery to be solved and Jane and Dom have to work together. It is fun to see these two strong characters butt heads. Both know that they still love the other but there are things from the past and things in the present that have to be solved for them to have a future. Dom has to learn to ask not tell and Jane has to learn to trust again.
These are two very well developed characters in an exciting and well-executed story. If the Viscount Falls is a great ending to The Duke’s Men series. It can stand-alone but is more fun if you have read the previous three books.
Pocket Books published If the Viscount Falls by Sabrina Jeffries in 2015.
I received an ARC of If the Viscount Falls from Netgalley in return for an honest review.