Earl to the Rescue by Jane Ashford

Gwendeline Gregory doesn’t know what to think when she encounters the dashing Alex St. Audley, Earl of Merryn.

She’s in over her head in London Society, trying to fend off a scoundrel who will stop at nothing to ruin her.

On the brink of a devastating scandal, the earl arrives just when she needs him most.

But are his motivations trustworthy? And can he avert ruin for both of them?

Title:  Earl to the Rescue
Series:
Author:  Jane Ashford
Genre:  Regency Romance
Published:  November 27, 2018 (Original 1980)
Publisher:  Sourcebooks Casablanca
My Rating:  3 stars

Normally I would be giving a  much different review of a Jane Ashford title… Current Title.  I have followed Jane Ashford’s works for many years now, I particularly enjoy her more recent Regency Romance titles.  I was disappointed and even annoyed to realize that Earl to the Rescue is a re-issue, re-titled, new covered version of Gwendeline (paperback and hardback versions) published in 1980.  While technically there is not one thing wrong with republishing a title, I personally dislike not knowing that is what I’m getting beforehand.  I did not enjoy Gwendeline very much back then, so if I’d known the facts I would not have requested this title.

If you are a die-hard Jane Ashford fan and want to be able to read her entire collection – without paying the amazingly high prices asked for earlier works – then this would be perfect for you.  For me, Earl to the Rescue has so much going on in it that you do need to search out the core story.  The core story is good, it just happens to be buried under kidnappings, lies, misdirection, possible scandals and untimely deaths.  Many readers will enjoy this story, for me it was a ‘good book’… that I had read years ago.

*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*

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