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 final installment in the Duke's Men series, and what a lovely story this turned out to be. For as long as I have read romances, Jefrries has been my go to author, no matter what. Well after reading this book, I do think it just might be my favorite book of the series. This is Dom's story, and long awaited one for me. From the beginning of the series, I have just loved Dom, he has gone through quite a bit, and deserved his own happy ending.
The story sets off with Dom and Jane who once was engaged, but when Dom lost everything, and he knew the next years in his life would be hard, he couldn't put Jane through that, so he hatched a plan that would make her believe the worst of him. For years he has regretted that choice, but knowing she would be better off not dealing with being poor as church mice, but now Jane has entered his life again, and the love he once had for her has come brighter than ever only Jane is engaged to another man and wants nothing to do with him. When Jane's cousin ends up missing, she enlists Dom to help her find her, since her cousin is also his sister in law. As they begin their search, clues pop up that cause even more mystery than before, and they along with other members of the Duke's Men group, will search for the truth, and Jane and Dom's love is rekindled, but will past mistakes hurt their future and be the healing balm they need...
What a wonderful and truly emotional story this one was. I will say that the emotional tone to the story, really surprised me, I didn't expect this story to be so poignant for me, but it really was. I found that this story was phenomenal in every way. I really have little complaint about it, I just felt so engaged from the first few pages. and Jeffries does a wonderful job in creating a story to charm and delight any reader. I don't know why I was so surprised, since Jeffries is the author, but a couple of the other books in the series, didn't excite me like this one did. There was such a lyrical note to the story, the way it all flowed together, and the plot just fit with the depth of the characterizations and the story tended to have a light dramatic flair that added a bit more substance. This set of characters keep you engaged and fully entertained. A tale of intrigue, passion and love!! Not one to be missed out on. A PASSIONATE ROMANCE!!!
What The Duke Desires (1)
When The Rogue Returns (2)
How The Scoundrel Seduces (3)
If The Viscount Falls (4)