Review: If The Viscount Falls by Sabrina Jeffries

If The Viscount Falls - Sabrina JeffriesPublisher: Pocket Books (January 27th 2015 )
Paperback: 304 pages
Source: Netgalley
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Rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

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?

Review:

I’ve definitely been waiting for this book for ages since Sabrina Jeffries teased us with Dom and Jane in book 1 and I was happy to finally get to see their second chance at love! I liked it but not as much as I hoped (not to say it was a bad read!).

For Dom and Jane, it was definitely a battle of pride. It frustrated me it took them so long to get over their issues. Not too surprisingly, I really liked Dom because he’s got a heart of hero, even though sometimes he was kind of a jerk to Jane (he did do most of it with good intention, if not a little misguided).  His bossy and take-charge attitude (which mostly stemmed from a crappy childhood) often grated at Jane’s nerves. Understandable, I  get that Jane doesn’t wan to be bossed around but at the same time, she almost refuses to cut Dom any slack, despite Dom trying to make amends.

Despite that, I still really liked the chemistry between Dom and Jane. It was a long time coming and there was definitely sparks.

I never forgot you for one day, one hour, one moment. It was you- always you. Everything I did was for you, damn it.

On top of that (like all awesome Sabrina Jeffries books) there was an interesting investigation storyline that included a disappearance, some wild goose chase, and lots of secrets. And to top that off, we got loads of adorable family moments between Dom, Tristan and Lisette (which I loved)!

“The bousine.” Dom shook his head. “That horrible thing that sounded like a mare in heat.”

“More like a mare in the final throes of death.” Lisette said. “Thank heaven Tristan tripped and dropped it off the cliff at Flamborough head, or he would probably still be playing it.

Dom winced. “Actually, he didn’t exactly…er…drop it. He got mad at me when I criticized his playing, and he threw the thing at me. He missed.”

Overall, even with the some of the unnecessary grief (and stubbornness) that was sprinkled throughout the book it was an enjoyable read and a lovely way to end the series. I finally got the happily ever after I’ve been waiting for and the return of the other cute couples was a nice bonus.

PS. Oh and if you’ll remember Zoe’s cousin Jeremy Keane (from How The Scoundrel Seduces), he’ll be headlining Jeffries’ new series, Sinful Suitors!

{*Thank to Pocket Books & Netgalley for the ARC in exchange for the an honest review.

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0 Replies to “Review: If The Viscount Falls by Sabrina Jeffries”

  1. I’m glad this was a good series ender! Always nice to end a series with a bit of a HEA (which I normally hate in standalones!)

    1. Agree! I still love HEA even in standalones, haha, but I definitely need them for series!

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