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?
|The First Quadrille at Almack's|
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In the opening chapter, Dominick Manton spies his beloved fiance, Jane Vernon, dancing with another ... as he is late to the ball. In fact, he doesn't want her to see him just yet until he can figure out a way to break off their engagement. Dominick cannot support Jane as a lady among the ton once his vengeful brother cut off his inheritance. So he takes the cowardly way out and kisses another woman.
Years later, Dominick assumes the title of Viscount Rathmoor upon the death of his brother. Jane contacts him to help her find the missing Viscountess who happens to be Jane's long time friend. Fate throws Dominick and Jane together but they have grown wiser and wary. Jeffries delivers a passion filled "road trip" as the couple find themselves with another chance of love. Along the way, hero and heroine bring along their emotional baggage that disrupted their first courtship.
WHEN THE VISCOUNT FALLS is Book Four in the Duke's Men series. I have not read the previous three books (gasp!) but I was able to follow along the story line as if it was a stand alone novel. Characters from previous books make guest appearance (as they are connected to the emotional baggage) but the focus remains on the fated couple.
Recommended read for fans of Regency romance as Jeffries excels in the pomp and circumstance of the time period.
I received an ARC for an honest review.
|Caricature of longways dance by Rowlandson|
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I am giving away a print copy of IF THE VISCOUNT FALLS to one randomly selected commenter. To enter the giveaway,
1. Let's talk about the cover ... notice the ruby necklace cascading down the heroine's back. What is your favorite necklace? Mine is a long gold Victorian chain link necklace from my English granny.
2. Comments are open through Saturday, February 14, 10 pm in Baltimore.
3. I'll post the winner on Sunday, February 15.
Kim in Baltimore
Aloha Spirit in Charm City
Learn more about Sabrina and her books at sabrinajeffries.com.
Mine is one that is in memory of my dog Sandy.ReplyDelete
I loved this book......I think it's the go,d chain that my hubby got me years ago.ReplyDelete
Mine is a stylized dragon which I have had forever.ReplyDelete
I have a gold dolphin on a gold twisted cable chain - wear that one a lot!ReplyDelete
My favorite necklace is the silver bookworm charm necklace my sister gave me. It's so perfect for me. :DReplyDelete
My favorite is the string of pearls my parents gave to me for my 21st.ReplyDelete
A pearl necklace my parents gave meReplyDelete
My favorite necklace is one with a sapphire heart pendant I got for my sweet sixteen birthday. I love Sabrina's books, can't wait to read this one!ReplyDelete
I have a silver necklace with blue beads.ReplyDelete
I actually don't really care for necklaces but I think that they are very pretty on other people :) thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
I have a dainty Cameo on a gold chain that was given to me by a boyfriend who later became my husband. (it matches the ear rings that he had made for me at the same time).ReplyDelete
One of my favorite is the Cameo, I love them, I have a very old one I got when I lived in England 14 years ago the rest are fake ones but I love them, This sounds so good I can't wait to read it,ReplyDelete
My favorite is the diamond necklace my husband gave me for Christmas years ago.ReplyDelete
I inherited a gorgeous gold cross from my mother-in-law. She had it made while living in Africa. It has such exquisite designs (front and back are the same) and one of a kind.ReplyDelete
My favorite is from Texas jewelry designer James Avery--a long silver chain with a silver ACTS crucifix.ReplyDelete
It is a sterling silver chain with a silver and onyx cross on it that my hubby gifted it to me :)ReplyDelete
don't have a favReplyDelete
I have this yellow gold chain necklace with glass rhinestones that I super love but have yet to wear it somewhere nice.ReplyDelete
My favorite necklace has a gold chain and a gold heart pendant with a diamond in the middle. My husband gave it to me for Christmas in the early years of our marriage.ReplyDelete
My favorite necklace is a silver chain with a bezel set diamond. The diamond is from my engagement ring. When I had the prongs replaced on my ring because they were worn down, the jeweler cracked the diamond. The only way to be able to wear it was to have it placed in a bezel setting - something suggested by a different jeweler.ReplyDelete
heart locket from my husbandReplyDelete
My favorite necklace is the pearl necklace my husband gave me our first Christmas after we got married.ReplyDelete
I love my turquoise birthstone necklace I got from my parents.ReplyDelete
My favorite necklace is the pearl necklace my husband gave me.ReplyDelete