I received this book for free from Tantor Audio in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.If the Viscount Falls Length: 10 hours and 12 minutes
Published by Tantor Audio Pages: 400
Source: Tantor Audio
Narrator: Corrie James
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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?
Sabrina Jefferies is one of my favorite authors, but this one is not my favorite one of this series.
What I thought of this book.
Dom has been one of my favorite characters throughout The Dukes men, but his story was a bit disappointing. I don’t know how many times I really got ticked off at Dom for being a jerk.
So I do understand Dom’s reasoning behind letting Jane go when his brother disowned him. I know he thought he was doing the right thing, but it angered me that he didn’t let her choose. Instead he hurts her by pretending to like her friend, Nancy. He didn’t want to ruin her reputation, so he thought this was the best way.
Now George is out of the picture and Dom could be the next Viscount, but Nancy who married George is missing. Jane wants Dom to find Nancy because she doesn’t think she ran off on her own. Even though there are a lot of skepticism on what Nancy has been doing.
Dom is not a huge fan of Nancy, especially after she married his brother George who he loathes. So he always thinks the worst when it comes to her and thinks she just ran off with a man. Jane doesn’t think her friend would do that and is persistent at defending her friend.
Jane also knows the truth about what happened between him and Nancy, and it made her even more mad at his stubborn male ways. Dom doesn’t know that she knows, but what he does know is he is still in love with her. He is to stubborn to just confess everything to her and then something complicates things.
Dom has always been my favorite of the Dukes Men, but let me tell you I wanted to smack him a few times. He is so brooding and stubborn and MALE..lol. I still love him, but he really just irritated me a bit in this book. Jane was a lot of fun and I liked her as a character. She had her flaws and she could have told him that she knew about what he did and you could tell they were both still in love with each other after all the time that had gone by. Jane was about to marry a guy but not for love but because she wasn’t getting any younger and needed stability.
Over all it wasn’t a bad read it just wasn’t my favorite in the series. If you love historicals I would give The Dukes Men series a try.
The narrator Corrie James does a great job with the narration but her voice is a little to relaxed for me but she works well at a 1.5 speed. 🙂