Earl On The Run by Jane Ashford


Jonathan “Jack” Merrill is the new Earl of Ferrington.  Jack is an American dragged to England and rejected by his family.  Hurt, Jack leaves London, embarking on an adventure to see his ancestral home.  Harriet Finch lives under the control of her tyrannical grandfather.  When Harriet meets Jack under the guise of a drifter, she is smitten.  However, all the lies come crashing down when Harriet discovers Jack’s duplicity.

I enjoyed Jack’s character immensely.  Jack is a free spirit, not shackled to English society’s rules.  Jack is out of this depth and relatable.  I liked Harriet.  However, I felt she held onto her anger too long.  Harriet had her motives that hurt Jack, yet she couldn’t forgive him.  The couple’s reconciliation took too much of the content of the book.  

I enjoyed the parts of the book when Jack and Harriet got to know each other without all the pretense of society.  The couple’s bond was strong, and their attraction was believable.  I would have liked more passion in their interactions, not the physical but the emotional sense.

The plot moved well, and the characters were strong, including the many secondary characters.  These secondary characters gave depth and added strength to the story.  Earl On The Run is the second book in The Duke Estates series.  I liked this book. However, I felt the first book was more substantial.  I still think this was an good addition to the series, and I enjoy Jane Ashford’s writing style.  I will happily read more of this series.

I voluntarily read and reviewed an advance copy of this book through Netgalley and the publisher.  All thoughts and opinions are my own. 

Release Date: February 22, 2022

Published by jelee1976

I love to review historical romance books! I discuss book reviews, thoughts on authors and series, and just general stuff about me!

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