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The Earl's Entanglement

(Border #5)

4.52  ·  Rating details ·  311 ratings  ·  64 reviews
The Earl
Garrick Helmsley, an earl in both England and Scotland, returns from the Crusades to find his Scottish inheritance challenged by his uncle. Forced to secure his claim in Linkirk, he agrees to marry the daughter of a powerful border lord. But no sooner does he agree to the arrangement than he meets Lady Emma Waryn—the impulsive and irresistible sister-in-law of his
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Published February 22nd 2018 by Altiora Press
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Cecelia Mecca
Jan 12, 2018 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
The Earl's Entanglement is coming on February 22, 2018, on Amazon and in Kindle Unlimited. It is the fifth book in the Border Series, a medieval romance series set along the 13th-century Anglo-Scottish border. From Scotland to England, from enemies to friends, readers who adore alpha males and the strong heroines who keep them on their toes will love the Border Series.

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Feb 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Earl's Entanglement is book 5 in the Border series by Cecelia Mecca. Although it can be read as a standalone it's wonderful to have updates on characters from the previous books in this one.

Garrick Helmsley is both a Scottish and English Earl. His uncle believes that he should have the Scottish title, not Garrick, and will do anything to take the title. In order to make sure that doesn't happen Garrick knows he must make an allegiance with a strong clan who will help if it comes to war with
Sissy's Romance Book Review
The Earl's Entanglement by Cecelia Mecca is book Five in the "Border" series. This is the story of Garrick Helmsley the Earl of Clave and Lady Emma Waryn. I have read (and Loved them) the other books in this series but feel this can easily be a standalone book.
Garrick been in battle but now has returned home to find that he will have to fight his Uncle for the title and land that should be Garrick. Garrick is feeling pressure to marry a women that has strong family ties that can help him. Garri
Carla Derrick
Feb 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
Emma is the younger sister of Geoffrey and Bryce. She is intelligent, stubborn, and full of zest. Garrick is an Earl of two countries. He is the definition of the strong, silent type. When these two meet there is an instant attract.
Their personalities compliment each other perfectly, like an iron fist in a velvet glove.

Emma is determined to not marry someone who has any sort of "power". She wants someone who will allow her to do what she pleases and not dictate her. Garrick is on his on his way
Lori D
My heart is bursting with a warm smile inside as I turn the last page. This was a one sitting book because I could not bear to put it down. With phrases like “He wanted her more than he wanted to breathe “ this was a perfect romantic story. Garrick Helmsley is having to marry a bride he has not met to save his mother and their lands, as the alliance is crucial to the future. Lady Emma Waryn only wants to travel to see her friend Clara before she gives birth to her first child. But her brother Ge ...more
Feb 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This story was historical/medieval romance at its finest! The instant chemistry and attraction between Garrick and Emma drew me in. The dilemma of duty versus desire kept me enthralled. And, this singular line brought tears to my eyes, "He wanted her more than he wanted to breathe." (Insert big, swoon-worthy sigh here.) Can you imagine someone loving you and wanting you THAT much? It makes my heart skip a beat. I'm such a hopeless romantic. I probably should have been born as a character in a hi ...more
Maggie Whitworth
Feb 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
How I love this series , it just seems to keep getting better , the stories drag you further into the Waryn/Scott World on the border between England and Scotland.
In this book Geoffrey and Bryce’s sister Emma takes center stage , a vivacious, beautiful and passionate young woman , who loves her family and lives for riding her horse , a visiting Earl, Garrick takes an instant liking to her and she to him , but unbeknown to her ,he’s on his way to Scotland to meet his betrothed.
Feb 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great addition to this series! Garrick, the Earl of Clave is just back from the Crusades when he learns his Uncle is challenging his Scottish inheritance. In order to secure his claim, he agrees to marry the daughter of a powerful border lord. Emma is the sister-in-law of an old friend and ends up escorting her to Scotland. As they spend more time together the chemistry between them grows. Ending his betrothal could start a way. Will they find a way to be together? This is a fast-paced read with ...more
Linda Levine
Feb 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is a great historical romance. Emma and Garrick are not supposed to develop an attraction for one another but they can't seem to resist the more time they spend time together. The problem is he has an arranged marriage to keep the peace and turning against his fiance could lead to a great deal of violence and death.

It is very well written and I really enjoyed the story and the characters. The author does a great job of creating an environment that feels true to the period. The characters a
Feb 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I love Ms. Mecca's Border Series. I especially love this book. It has become my favorite. I thoroughly enjoyed revisiting characters I have met before and I absolutely love Garrick and Emma. I didn't envy our hero for the tough choices he was forced to make and just couldn't imagine how there could be a happy ending for our H and h. I highly recommend not just this book but the whole series!
Jun 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: series, historical
What a stunning read! Ms. Mecca is a new-to-me author and I'm not sure how I haven't read anything by her before now.

It's true love at it's finest, an epiphany of what you want when you didn't know you wanted it. The attraction between Garrick and Emma is instant and deep but not without consequences. Garrick's betrothal to another lies between them but it isn't enough to keep them from wanting and needing each other.

Ms. Mecca paints Garrick and Emma's story with beautiful words and resonating p
Feb 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Another fascinating read. Rich with history, wonderful characters, and the dangerous times in Medieval England and Scotland. I was gifted this book.
Jennifer Pierson
Feb 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Historical Romance used to be my favorite genre, but a lot 0f authors had stopped writing so much in this genre so I ran out of books to read, and I stopped reading them to move on to other genres & very rarely looked at them again. With that being said, I'm so glad that I took a chance on The Earl's Entanglement, as it reminded me why I used to be obsessed with this genre, and I devoured it. Not to mention, it was the first time that I read anything by Cecelia Mecca, and I have to say her talen ...more
Space Cowgirl
Feb 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lady Emma's Baaaad Boy Earl🐺🍆🌋💪🔪

Historical Adult Romance from the Crusades Era.

Earl and Knight, Garrick🐺🍆🌋💪🔪, meets Lady Emma💋💃 for the first time in the Castle🏰 Kenshire's stables, where she is attending a favorite mare🐎. Dressed for dinner in velvet, she just felt she had to check on the sick horse🐎.
Garrick🐺🍆🌋💪🔪 is returning to his estate, Clave🏰, from a trip with eight of his knights. His father has died, and Garrick🐺🍆🌋💪🔪 is coming home to pick up the pieces.
He is also supposed to get married
Viper Spaulding
Feb 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is a perfect example of why I love to read medieval romances! Garrick is truly a man of honor, willing to sacrifice his life and even his own happiness in service of his family and his country. When he meets Emma, his immediate attraction to her is tempered by the fact that he must agree to marry a woman he's never met in order to protect his mother and her estate. He's at war with his conscience the entire time, knowing that he'll never love any woman like he loves Emma and dying at t ...more
Debbie Glenn Brown
Feb 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Garrick Helmsley, the Earl of Clave, has returned from the Crusades to find his Scottish inheritance challenged by his uncle. He’s an Earl in both England and Scotland so goal is to forage an alliance with a Scottish bride to save his inheritance. On his way to sign the final agreements with his future father-in-law and meet his bride he meets Lady Emma Waryn the beautiful, impulsive and irresistible sister-in-law of his old friend, the Countess of Kenshire.
Lady Emma loves her elder brothers, b
Feb 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Border Series keeps getting better! I loved the interaction between Garrick, as the new earl with a reputation as a womanizer and headstrong Emma who did not want anything to do with another arrogant and self-righteous nobleman. Sparks do fly when they are thrown together for a trip to Scotland. Emma's protective brothers won't let her go to visit her pregnant friend in Scotland without an armed escort, and Garrick is reluctantly headed to Scotland for an arranged marriage with a Lady to hel ...more
Margaret Watkins
Feb 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
In an era when peace was dictated by the alliances made through marriage,Garrick heads for his Scottish stronghold, being kept safe for him by his mother, in order to get betrothed to the daughter of one of the most powerful chieftains in the area. Despite his reluctance to get married, he is fully aware of his duty and the need to protect his mother’s inheritance, hence the strategic marriage. The unexpected occurs when he stops at the stronghold of Geoffrey Waryn, where he meets the Earl of Ke ...more
Reva Parks
Feb 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Love, love, love the Border Series, each new release seems better than the last. Garrett just returned from three years on Crusades, released from service by King Edward when his father was killed in battle. He inherited from his father the title of Earl in both England and Scotland. His mother returned to the holding of her childhood in Scotland to protect his title th. On the way ere which his uncle thinks should go to him, a Scot, and not to the Englishman, Garret. His other has made arrangem ...more
Aquamarine 1951
Feb 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
“The Earl’s Entanglement” is the fifth book in Cecelia Mecca’s Border series. I am absolutely loving this series. I have read every book so far and been mesmerized by her style of writing. Her storylines continue to be flawlessly written and rich in medieval historical details. Her characters are well defined, multi-dimensional and strong willed. Her plots have substance, captivate her readers, are fast paced and are well thought out. In my opinion, in a relatively short time she has become an e ...more
Feb 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely love this "Border Series" written by Ms. Mecca. I have had the honor to be chosen to read her books early for an honest review. However I still go back and buy the books for my library so I can re-read them when I want to. I have got to say I enjoyed "The Earls Entanglement" as much or more as the previous books. The Boarders of Scotland and England are dangerous and Garrick is traveling to his holding in Scotland at his mother's request and Lady Emma has been trying for days to get ...more
Helen White
Feb 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Earl's Entanglement

Book 5 of the Border Series is the best book yet. Garrett And Emma have met. Emma is determined to travel to Scotland To visit her dearest friend Clara. Garrett has Been to the castle of Countess Sara And Geoffery her husband. Emma finally convinces her brother Geoffery to let her travel with Garrett to her friends castle in Scotland. She has brought her maid , Edith, as her companion. Edith has never ridden a horse this far and on their stop the first night she will not b
Feb 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Garrick is to be betrothed and married to a women he has never met. His mother has arranged this to keep peace on their lands and to protect his people. He has agreed but then he meets Lady Emma and feels something for her that he has never felt before. The more time they spend together the more he is determined to find a way to marry Emma and get out of his arranged marriage without having to go to war. Emma wants Derrick as much as he wants her and needs to have faith that he will find a way f ...more
Carol Bisig
Feb 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book! The handsome Earl in England, also through his Scottish Mother, has inherited an Earldom in Scotland. To keep the peace between the borders, his mother has arranged a marriage between him, Garrick, and the clan of Magnus. On his way to meet his betrothed, he meets beautiful, vivacious, Lady Emma, he is stunned by her beauty and her ability to ride a horse , with grace, without complaining, through cold, rain, and being attacked as they are arriving where Emma will stay with go ...more
Leslie OBrien
Feb 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I will admit to waiting with a certain level of impatience for each new story in this series and when it finally comes out, I eagerly read it. As in immediately. Because…well…I am a sucker for a good historical romance and when it happens to come in a series…oh yea.

The stories take place during the reign of King Edward and the men are strong and the women are feisty.

Likes: the location/timeline is unique to my reading, which makes the story building that much more entertaining for me. Given tha
Feb 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Sir Garrick Helmsley, Earl of Clave is on his way to his lands in Scotland to see his mother. She has been trying to persuade him to marry since he came back from the war in Acre. She has a bride in mind whose father is one of the most powerful clan chiefs in the area.
His uncle thinks the Scottish property and title should belong to him instead.
Lady Emma Waryn is living with her brother and his wife. While she loves them, she also doesn't like being always told what she can and can't do. Her b
Izzie d
May 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: scottish-etc
This is a forbidden romance story. It's forbidden as although Emma is free to marry, Garrick has accepted an arranged political betrothal.

Each story in this series is a standalone book with a complete story for each couple per book but secondary characters appear from previous and future books so I would recommend reading the series in order.
There is also a certain amount of politics going on in the background which builds in each book, allies, enemies etc.

They get to know each other but the iss
Brandy Roberts
Feb 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
I thought this was a good read I'm a fan of this genre and would love to read more in this series The Earls entanglement can be read as a standalone . Look at this cover just wow everything about it just makes me want to jump him . The attraction between the hero and heroine had me to were I wanted them to be together and just fall for them .
copy provided for honest review 
hero=9 heroine=9 secondary characters=9 Chemistry=10
romance=8 humor= 3 darkness le
Feb 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I was gifted with an ARC of this book for an honest review.

Nothing is more enticing to a man than something he cannot have. Garrick inherits a title when his father dies with ties to his Scottish mother. He already held a title in England. With his mother's encouragement, he agrees to marry the daughter of Mangus for an alliance between clans. Peace along the border was crucial at this time.

While accompanying Emma to a friend's castle for a visit, the Earl finds her enchanting. But there's nothi
Feb 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The Earl's Entanglement is the fifth book in the wickedly exciting and addictive five star "Border Series".
Cecelia Mecca is a wonderfully talented, "A List" author who masterfully creates rich enticing stories filled with suspense, adventure, danger, passion, and all consuming romance. Garrick and Emma's story is another sizzling romance with monumental hard choices that could start wars and divide the borders even further.
I only wish the book could have been longer and included more suspense
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