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A clan's greatest warrior. An Englishwoman in disguise. Can their love survive her secret?

The Scot 

When his brother foists an English squire upon him, Alex Kerr is completely disinterested in training the lad - until he discovers that his new recruit is not a lad at all. "Alfred" is a beautiful Englishwoman in disguise, hiding a horrible secret. Determined to uncover the truth about Clara's past, Alex agrees to take her with him on a journey across the Scottish border into England. Passion flares between them, but as Alex gets closer and closer to discovering Clara's secret, their future seems ever more uncertain.

The Secret

For six years, Lady Clara has lived as "Alfred" - a squire who talks little and trusts no one. But everything changes when she agrees to squire for Alex Kerr. Her feelings for him are far from those of master and apprentice. He makes her long to leave her disguise behind...except to do so is to risk the lives of everyone she cares about. Will her secret doom the unlikely pair before they have a chance at love.

©2017 Cecelia Mecca (P)2018 Cecelia Mecca

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Another excellent book in this series

I have thoroughly enjoyed all the books in this series, and this one is no exception. There is a wonderful warmth and humanity to the characters, which are well rounded and entirely believable. The plot is engaging and has you rooting for the protagonists. Tim Campbell does a wonderful job on the narration - each character with its own ‘voice’ so it is easy to identify them as you listen. He has a rich voice that is just so easy to listen to.

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  • Alyson L./Steff Madison
  • 03-05-2021

A Wonderful Scottish-British Romance

What a great story! I loved the chemistry between Cara and Alex and how their relationship blossomed as time passed in the story. Secrets were held and shared at appropriate times and their interplay with the other characters was perfect. The storyline flowed well and I was so excited to hear what happened next that I listened to the entire book in one day.

The performance was wonderful, adding excitement and enthusiasm to the story. The accents were delightful and the narrator did a terrific job of differentiating between characters.

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  • Nicole
  • 16-12-2020

Excellent story and narration

Alex Kerr isn’t really interested in training the young squire his elder brother presents him with, but that changes when he realizes that Alfred is in fact a lovely Englishwoman in hiding. Clara has secrets and Alex is determined to learn what they are, so he takes her with him on a trip over the border into England.

The attraction smolders between them but the closer Alex gets to learning the truth, the more uncomfortable Clara becomes. She has spent six years in hiding and divulging her secrets is not easily done. She undeniably has feelings for Alex beyond those of squire and knight but discarding her disguise for good would jeopardize them both and Clara is certain her secrets will eliminate any chance of her sharing a future with Alex.

This was a fun trip to the English/Scottish border and Tim Campbell’s narration made me feel like I was right there in the story. I loved Alex as a hero because of the way he set his sights on Clara, realized his feelings, and acted on them despite his fears of her possibly leaving him. He showed himself to be capable of reevaluating and changing his beliefs when faced with new information and that growth made him so likable. Clara was less capable of change and her insistence on living in fear even when other opportunities presented themselves did get a bit old, especially when she hurt Alex. But she was ultimately trying to protect him, and I liked these two as a couple. I enjoyed the fact that the conflict in this story was character-driven, rather than the stress of a battle or some such outside issue, which is the complete opposite of how I usually feel but there it is. I’m enjoying filling in my gaps in this series and will continue.

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  • kai
  • 12-08-2020

...dynamic characters, who had fantastic chemistry

An entertaining medieval romance. Lady Clara / Alfred has been running and hiding for six years. Now assigned as squire to Alex, he awakens feelings in her that could betray her secret. Alex soon sees through her disguise, now he is determined to learn all her secrets. Passions flares, while danger looms. Clara and Alex were both strong, dynamic characters, who had fantastic chemistry together. This was a very good addition to the series.

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  • Suzie
  • 28-07-2020

Excellent

Story was great but I noticed the author does not really do a great job of details during sex acts, as many others do..as Julie johnstone and Emma prince. Narrator is incredible! Love the deep voice.

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  • KSon
  • 31-03-2020

Loved this journey back to early Scotland!!

"Alfred" is in hiding. He is really a she who must hide her true identity or possibly lose her life. When she is found out she is fortunate to have fellow protectors of her secret. But when a true warrior gets suspicious and finds her bathing in the river, her heart is now in danger. Will she endanger others and reveal her true self?? Fascinating from page 1!!

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  • Kathryn Dean
  • 02-03-2020

The Scot's Secret

I loved Scottish historical romances. This narrator made it come alive with his Scottish brough. I love to get that delect. It is a very relaxing sound. Miss Mecca knows how to spin a Scottish yarn to draw in you in and keep you there. I hope to be just as good a writer as one day. 😊

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  • Barbara D.
  • 23-11-2019

The Scotts and The English

This is a complex story full of love / hate relationships between strong Scotts and English characters. There are wonderful mixed marriages and mixed friendships. A woman disguised as a squire who fears for her life. Also, a Scott who hates his English mother for abandoning him and his siblings when they were young; until he learns the truth of what happened. And, the hero (Scottish) and heroine (English) whose relationships turns into a love stronger than the bonds of nationality. There is so much to this story you just have to listen for yourself! I enjoyed this story and highly recommend it.

Also, Tim Campbell is a terrific narrator!!

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  • Aurora
  • 22-10-2019

Loved this Narration

I really enjoyed this audio book. Tim Campbell's narration compliments Barcelona's words so well. He brings the characters to life and I felt like I could really hear each characters voice as he read. This series is a great series and the Narators do an amazing job with these books. I can't wait to listen and read more.

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  • B.McGrath
  • 22-10-2019

Hot Scott

Recently new to me author that I am truly enjoying as of late. I loved Clara and Alex's characters-strong, honest, and with integrity. I liked that Alex kept searching for Clara and wanted her from the start. It made my heart swell. I liked the ruse of being a boy to hide in plain sight. Genius! Alex- thst dirty dog followed Clara to her bathing spot! He cheated!! Heartwarming and uplifting. A reunion with an old friend was icing on the cake. I enjoyed the narrator's voice, expressions, and accents and they added to my enjoyment of this story.

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  • Moosey
  • 08-10-2019

loved it!

I loved this book. I was listening to it in the car to and from work and almost wished I lived further away so I could listen longer. You will love Clara and Alex's story a faith love and trust. I can't wait to read book one as I started out of order and will keep reading the entire series!

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  • G.R.
  • 24-06-2020

stunning

I received this audiobook for free as a review copy, the story was gripping with surprising twists and since I´m a stickler for HEAs it was perfect for me

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  • Claire
  • 24-05-2020

One brilliant story after another

Loved every second of it.
This Border Series is one brilliant story after another. This is the 4th one of the series, and what a difference the narrator made. Tim Campbell is such a fantastic narrator. His voice is perfect for both Male and female. Love the sound of his voice for the Male characters. The hero, Alex, was absolutely gorgeous in this story. And I love the way Cecelia Mecca includes all the characters of the previous books, and of books to come.
It would be great if this series was made into a TV series.
I will definitely be listening to this series again. Thank you Cecelia Mecca. Now for the next one.

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  • Kristin Davison
  • 19-12-2019

Four stars

I would like to thank the author for a free copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.

This is book 4 of the Border Series, but can be read as a standalone.

Clara is a highborn Is English lady who must disguise herself as Alfred, a squire, in order to keep hidden from the men who murdered her father. Alex is the second for Clan Kerr and is determined to find his English mother who fled when his father died. As they journey together they find out more about each other and their ability to trust others.

Lots of characters from the other books turn up and it’s fun to see how they are doing.

I enjoyed the narration, but the accents need to be more northern.

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