If the Viscount Falls by Sabrina Jeffries

January 27th, 2015 Kimberly Review 30 Comments

27th Jan
If the Viscount Falls by Sabrina Jeffries
If the Viscount Falls
by Sabrina Jeffries
Series: The Duke's Men #4
Genres: Historical Romance
Source: Publisher
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Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarOne Star

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?

If the Viscount Falls is the fourth and final, book in Sabrina Jeffries Duke’s Men series. Finally, we get Dominick Manton story and with it we get second chance romance, a little mystery and updates on previous characters. Jeffries kept me engaged as I hoped for happily ever after.

Caffeinated dates with If the Viscount Falls

First date: We have known Dom since the beginning when his brother George betrayed him. Now George is dead and Dom is the heir presumptive to the Viscount of Rathmoor. Dom has come a long way since his brother betrayed him and owns the Manton’s Investigation dubbed the Duke’s Men. Back at the estate he cannot overlook his former fiancé Jane is visiting her friend at the Dowager house. Jane is newly engaged after twelve years and Dom is depressed at the prospect. Ooo you just know things are going to get interesting when you hear Jane is demanding an audience with him in the foyer. Aannd I slip into the tale.

Second date: The chemistry between Jane and Dom is apparent, with flickers of anger from the past, and despair from Dom thinking all is lost. Jane is concerned because her cousin Nancy has gone missing. Dom feels a little resentment towards Nancy. Years ago, Nancy helped Dom into deceiving Jane forcing her to call of their engagement. Jane believes there is fowl play with Nancy’s disappearance and wants Dom to assist her in locating her cousin. We have a little mystery forcing the two together and it is delicious as they work to solve the case and sort out the baggage between them. Dom can be bossy, and his methodical nature does not work well with the opposite sex. Jane is feisty, angry at the prior trickery and yet she still has feelings for the fool. We meet up with former characters as we investigate Nancy’s disappearance.

Third date: Dom and Jane are playing a dangerous game, and we see occasional flairs of passion and heat. Tempers, miscommunication and Dom’s personality get in the way as they move closer to finding Nancy and perhaps rekindling the past. Nancy may throw a wrench into Dom’s plans, especially if rumors are to be believed, but does any of that matter. Eep! This last date had me flipping the pages, crossing my fingers, and giggling with delight.

I ended my dates with If the Viscount Falls and was sorry to bid adieu to the Duke’s Men but look forward to Jeffries next adventure.

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30 Responses to “If the Viscount Falls by Sabrina Jeffries”

  1. Stacy (StacyHgg)

    This one is on my TBR I’m glad you enjoyed it! I like to switch things up with a Regency Romance every once and a while 😉

  2. Cyn

    I’m sad that this series is over, too! Definitely can’t wait for the next series though, haha.
    I liked the chemistry between Jane and Dom, too. They kind of frustrated me a bit so I still loved them, haha.
    Great review!

  3. Bookworm Brandee

    I was trying to figure out why this sounded familiar and realized it was because I just went through each of these books to see which ones in the series I still needed. 🙂 I’m glad you enjoyed Dom and Jane’s story so well. I’m a sucker for second chance romance and this one sounds great!

  4. Ramona

    I love books that make me giggle! 😀 Haven’t even heard of this series *cringing*, but I suppose I should give it some attention now, shouldn’t I? As always, your reviews are perfectly compelling – they demand “Spend more money! Buy more books!” 😀 So, um, thanks for posting…?

  5. Lauren

    I love second chance romance, and this sounds wonderful! I need to read all of these books, and hearing that you enjoyed the series is even more encouragement to add these to my TBR pile. Lovely review!

  6. Lupdilup

    I didn’t listen to a lot Historicals in 2015, I want do more this year. I heard good things about this author, and usually a 4 start read can turn into great listen with one of those talented English narrators. I have take a closer at the first book.
    Thank you Kimba 🙂

  7. Rashika

    I was reading your review and I was like, these character’s sound familiar… wait have I read the series?!?!?! and then I remembered reading your review for one of the previous books in the instalment and being urged to pick the book up! 😛

    I am so glad to hear about Dom and Jane’s romance was so fabulous! 😀 I am definitely curious about this story and am going to go add this instalment on to my TBR!

    Lovely review, Kimba!! 😀

  8. aurian

    Hi Kimba, I did not like the first book in this series, so I haven’t yet tried the others. And I usually love her books so much! Perhaps I need to pick book 2 up and just start reading it. Thanks for the review!

  9. Candace

    I really need to pick up a Historical romance. The last one I tried I couldn’t get into but I need to try another. I do have some so I need to give them a read. This sounds good!

  10. Heidi

    I like the sound of the mystery. plus once again, I adore the cover. I need a backward necklace. Congrats on being a Grandma at last!

  11. Quinn's Book Nook

    I’ve been hearing really good things about this book. I have never read Sabrina Jeffries but I am thinking I should fix that ASAP. I kind of want to start with this book because it totally seems awesome.

  12. Sharlene Wegner

    I can’t wait to read this! I have been loving this series! Thanks for the excellent review!

  13. Nick

    I need to read a Sabrina Jeffries book! I might start with this one! Love the sound of Dom and Jane’s chemistry! Plus, lots of temper? HOT!
    Great review, Kim!

  14. Alreem

    wow sound like a great book, I have been looking for good Romance book I will add this to my TBR, AWESOME review as usual Kim 😀

  15. Melliane

    It sounds nice to follow DOm and Jane! I don’t think I knew about this one but I heard great things about this author. I really need to try one of her books. great review!