Review: If the Viscount Falls – Sabrina Jeffries

Posted 2 January, 2016 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 11 Comments

*I received a free copy of If the Viscount Falls from Pocket Books via Netgalley. This has in no way influenced my voluntary review, which is honest and unbiased *


Warning: This book includes mature content such as: sexual content, and/or drug and/or alcohol use, and/or violence.
Review: If the Viscount Falls – Sabrina JeffriesIf the Viscount Falls by Sabrina Jeffries
Series: The Duke's Men #4
Published by Pocket Books on 27 January 2015
Genres: Adult, Historical Romance
Pages: 400
Format: eARC
Source: Netgalley

4 Stars

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?

The Duke’s Men had to get involved once more in If the Viscount Falls, and there was romance and mayhem galore!

My If the Viscount Falls review:

Jane was absolutely delightful, and If the Viscount Falls fell right into step with the other stories in this series. A little bit of shenanigans, scorching chemistry, and a second chance at love for Dom and Jane made my heart swoon. Dom, however was very high-handed, and even when he realized he might have a real chance of winning Jane back, he made decisions without consulting her, and continued to treat her like a naive young girl, rather than the strong woman she had grown into.

Dom was the main man behind The Duke’s Men, as he needed to find something productive to do in order to earn money after his older brother, George, left him without funds after their father’s death. Now, however, George is dead, and Dom is the new Viscount. When Jane shows up to share her distress about her cousin, George’s widow, missing, Dom doesn’t really think anything is going on. However, he indulges her and goes with her to Bath to see if they can find Nancy safe and sound.

The mystery surrounding Nancy’s disappearance, especially because she’s not alone, makes the whole reunion between Jane and Dom bittersweet. Danger, secrets, and yet another possibility that Dom will not inherit the title makes him try as best he can to keep his distance from Jane. Not that she makes that easy for him – even if she is finally engaged to someone else but Dom. And of course, the fact that Jane finally showed that she was willing to go after what she wanted made the hotness irresistible. The third person point of view in past tense worked really well, because the narration moved the story along flawlessly. If Dom had been a little more open to Jane’s opinion, I would have given If the Viscount Falls five stars.

Some of my favorite If the Viscount Falls quotes:

Lisette eyed him askance. “He didn’t call me that, did he?” “Not yet, no. I was too young.” Dom let the footman serve him some beef. “That didn’t keep me from being curious, though. Tristan was toddling about, and Father and Mrs. Bonnaud were clearly very friendly, so I asked where Mrs. Bonnaud’s husband was. Father, evasive as usual, said he was helping her get on without one.” Lisette snorted. “Helping her? That’s what he called it?”

“Are you rethinking your plan for seduction now?” he asked, with a decided tension in his voice. “No.” She cast him a game smile. “Just… reassessing the… er… fit.”

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11 responses to “Review: If the Viscount Falls – Sabrina Jeffries

  1. I’m so envious you’re further ahead in this series, Lexxie. I just adored book #1 in this series. I can see you being frustrated with Dom’s not seeing Jane as the strong woman she’s become – especially since his sister is so independently minded. I’m glad you enjoyed the story anyway. I can’t wait to get to it! **BIG HUGS**

  2. oh I loved Dom!!! He was so amusing to read, and I agree the chemistry between these two were awesome. Great book, hope you get a chance to read her other books, some of her older books are books I can still re read any time day or night so I admire her writing style.

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