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The Thief's Countess (Border Series Book 1) by [Mecca, Cecelia]
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The Thief's Countess (Border Series Book 1) Kindle Edition

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A thief turned reluctant protector… A countess who resents but can’t resist him…

THE REIVER
Sir Geoffrey has dedicated his life to exacting revenge on the men who killed his parents and stole his birthright. The son of a baron, he has been reduced to stealing the resources he needs to reclaim his family legacy. Just when he’s on the verge of success, his uncle asks him to put his plans on hold to help protect a wealthy countess. It’s a distraction Geoffrey resents, even more so when he meets Lady Sara. The gorgeous, complicated and alluring lady is everything he’d want in a woman—and everything he can’t have.

THE COUNTESS
With her betrothed coming to claim her hand in marriage and a distant cousin intent on usurping her earldom, Lady Sara Caiser feels beset by controlling, unwanted men. As if that weren’t enough, her father’s deathbed request was for two lawless border reivers to serve as her protectors. Despite her misgivings, an undeniable attraction pulls her into Sir Geoffrey’s arms. The man she thought nothing more than a thief is more dangerous than she believed, for he’s noble, caring and sinfully attractive. As the threats against her continue to mount, Sara must decide what’s more important—her duty or her heart.

The Thief's Countess, set in 13th century Northumbria, is the first book in a historical romance series. If you like strong female heroines, alpha male types, and sizzling romance, you’ll love the first full-length installment of the Border Series. Transport yourself to the medieval world of The Thief's Countess today!



What Readers Are Saying:

“I am an avid reader with a passion for Historical Romances. “The Thief’s Countess” is Medieval Romance at its best! I was blown away by her writing style, the storyline, her pendant for historical detail and the depth of her characters.” -Aquamarine1951 


“Amazing! Loved it, couldn't put it down. It dragged me in from the beginning and felt as though I was part of the story.” -Helen


“Lady Cecelia Mecca is a master of her quill. In all my years of reading and loving historical romance (medieval tales being my dearest love), I had yet to make the acquaintance of such talent and dedication. It's almost scary how well her way of writing fits into my rather speficic tastes!“ -KF


“I love historical romances. For a debut novel, this one exceeded all expectations! An absolute winner! I will most certainly be reading the others in the series. A well deserved 5 stars!!” -Mons


“I read the prequel and could not wait for this book to come out. This characters in this book will suck you in, I finished it in one weekend. The right mix of romance, historical accuracy, and characters that you will love. I can't wait for the next book!!” -Amazon Customer


"Who would not like a story that contains Love, Treachery, Lust, Dishonesty and it is set in Medieval times. Cecelia Mecca has managed to combine all of these things (and more), into an involved, detailed and hard to put down story." -Raewynn via Goodreads


“From the first page to the last, I was intrigued and glued to the pages.” -April Renn


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 4857 KB
  • Print Length: 269 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Altiora Press (27 February 2017)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B06XC652MY
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #12,796 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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A pleasant story. Easy to read, with characters that held my interest and made me want to know more about them.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Intrigue, mystery, and romance! Fantastic read! 1 March 2017
By April Renn/AprilR - Published on Amazon.com
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The Thief's Countess by Cecelia Mecca is an addictive and brilliantly written story of honor, duty and love. Book 1 in what promises to be an extraordinary series, "Border" series. See the prequel, "The Ward's Bride". Set against the Anglo-Saxon border in the 13th century (1271), Northumbria, England. What a great Medevial Romance!

From the first page to the last, I was intrigued and glued to the pages. I couldn’t figure how Sir Geoffrey,
a Reiver, who needs to reclaim his inheritance, who seeks his revenge and Lady Sara Caiser, a Countess, an extraordinary lady of good breeding, alluring and complicated, would find their HEA, with so much against them. However, Ms. Mecca manages to pull it all together in a dramatic and heart felt ending. I loved these two characters, they were so caring, honor bound and determined to make the best out of the hand life dealt them. The secondary characters were perfect, Geoffrey's Uncle Hugh and Sara's lady's maid, Faye, were perfect together, even in secret.

Fast paced with historical details, much research, Medevial challenges and the pressures of Medevial life, brings "The Thief's Countess", to life and adds more intrigue to the story. My only complaint, the ending felt a bit rushed, but was satisfying, as well as, exciting.
Many questions were answered. Filled with danger, suspense, mystery, intrigue, adventure, passion and romance. Everything Medevial Romance fans will love with twists and turns and a few surprises. I feel Cecelia Mecca is a new debut author to watch for, her writing is masterful, talented and an author I intend to follow. Her writing feels as if she's been writing for years. Very impressive indeed! An outstanding Medevial Romance from a very talented author! I can't wait to read Book 2, coming soon! A must read! Bravo, Cecelia Mecca! !
I received a complimentary copy.

Rating: 4.5
Heat rating: Mild
Reviewed by: AprilR
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous Medieval Romance! 9 March 2017
By Janice Hougland - Published on Amazon.com
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Another winner of a story in this series! Geoffrey, a noble knight who lost his holding and lands to maurauding Scots, has become a reiver living off the theft of cattle and belongings from the enemy. He and his uncle have traveled to Kenshire Castle at the request of the Earl who had died to assist his daughter, Countess Sara, in securing her claim to her lands from unscrupulous relatives. Sara was engaged to another Earl before her father died and she is in need of protection until her intended bridegroom arrives back from the Crusade. When Geoffrey meets Sara, who is reluctant to accept protection from a reiver, the sparks start flying and their unlikely romance takes root. Both of them fight their attraction for each other due to their familial promises and duties, but their love threatens to overcome their good sense and intentions. This is a wonderful romance full of angst and longings, betrayals, struggles and hope.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ... just finished reading The Thief's Countess and was not disappointed. I came across the prequel which was being ... 19 April 2017
By Hi, I'm Amy! - Published on Amazon.com
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I just finished reading The Thief's Countess and was not disappointed. I came across the prequel which was being offered for free at the time so I downloaded and read it. I immediately searched for The Thief's Countess, but it hadn't been released yet. Once it was I scooped it up. I was only able to start reading it a few days ago because, well...life. in any case, I finally read it and was NOT disappointed. This is a sweet love story that has some steamy sex (but not over the top). I'm looking forward to the next one in this series. It's probably a good thing that the complete series hasn't been released yet because I'm sure I'd binge read the whole thing and I have finally exams coming up...
5.0 out of 5 stars An amazing story where one must choose between was has been decreed and true love. 20 April 2017
By Lorrie - Published on Amazon.com
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Outstanding read! It tells the tale of a love story blooming between a border reiver who has lost his land to the Scots and a countess who has just lost her father. She is betrothed to a man yet to arrive at her castle and the reiver is assigned to protect her until she weds.

The book keeps a steady pace and the tension between the hero and heroine will have you on the edge of your seat hoping that love will prevail. It was a well-written story, one that has you questioning the outcome right to the very last pages. This author is new to me and I will read whatever she writes in the future after reading her first two installments. It's exciting to have a book between your hands that you cannot wait to return to.

Her acknowledges at the end warmed my heart. She thanks her husband, her mother, and her siblings for their support. My favorite part was her husband taking over the kids so she can stole away to Starbucks to write or edit. I loved that. It shows determination.

If you're reading this while trying to decide whether or not to purchase the book, I implore you to make that purchase. You will not be disappointed.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Overall I am very well pleased with this book and the excitement it has brought ... 10 April 2017
By Crowlady - Published on Amazon.com
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Romance is the name of the game in this book. This book delivers what we all want more romance and excitement in our life. Overall I am very well pleased with this book and the excitement it has brought me. This book had me unwilling to put it down until I turned the last page as I was so enthralled with the plot.The author of this book knows how to deliver the good in this romance novel. Would I recommend this book to other people? Yes I would including friends .I absolutely think this is great book. All opinions are my own and they are not influenced by anyone but myself.If this review helped you at all please vote yes below.

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