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The Guardian's Favor

(Border #8)

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4.56  ·  Rating details ·  138 ratings  ·  58 reviews
Following his heart might cause a war. Is a second chance at love worth the risk?

THE GUARDIAN
Aidan de Sowlis finds purpose in guarding his family and his clan. He tells himself such a life is enough for him, but cannot dismiss the memory of the woman he wished to wed. Lady Clarissa now belongs to another man—or so he thinks. When the Scottish warden sends Aidan to England
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ebook, 244 pages
Published December 6th 2018 by Altiora Press
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Maggie Whitworth
Nov 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Cecilia does it again ...
brilliant characters, setting, hero and heroine, this series is one of the best .
I can’t remember when I’ve had so much anxiety over a couple in a book , but Aiden and Clarissa had me feeling sick at times with their on off relationship.
Bless them they get put through the ringer with emotion and turmoil.
The Border series has some great stories and secondary characters, Lawerence is one to watch out for ,if your a fan of paranormal follow the Bloodwite series b
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Lori D
Just when I think a book by Cecilia Mecca cannot get any better, she writes an amazing new story and I am reminded why I love her writing so much!! I am always engaged from the first page and am kept up reading late into the night! Set in the time of peace between the borders of Scotland and England, the truce is very fragile. Immediately I loved Aidan (how can you not when he is a braw warrior who has a good heart!) Aidan is sent to negotiate with the English warden to secure the peace and he s ...more
Viper Spaulding
Dec 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Amazing story! Loved Aidan and Clarissa!

Just how much is a man expected to sacrifice for peace? This is the dilemma Aidan is in when he rescues the only woman he's ever loved, who was kept from him by her ruthless father. Claiming her now would certainly start a war that would threaten his entire family, so the ever-honorable Aidan tries to do the right thing, but a love like theirs won't be stopped!

This was an edge-of-your-seat story, filled with unexpected twists and turns and the slow-buildin
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Sandy
Dec 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Clarissa was forced to marry then a few later has return home because her husband has cast her off. Now her plan is to escape and go to the Dunburg Abbey, but she needs help. Aidan has been requested to Theffield, not a place he wished to return. Years earlier he had been there that when he meant Clarissa. Now Clarissa asked for a favor and the next chapter in the story of Aidan and Clarissa begins. I love Cecelia writing it has such a rich quality to it. It flows and moves in such a pleasant wa ...more
Reva Parks
Dec 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Lady Clarissa was an only child, very sheltered, and blamed for her mother's death and unloved by her father. But she did get to meet Aiden twice in her life. Aiden knew from the time they visited at the tournament that he was in love with the English lass whose powerful father seemed only interested in bringing war and strife to the border lands. She leaves the tournament without a goodbye and marries another. But this is the thrilling story of Aiden coming to her father's castle to make demand ...more
Amy
Dec 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I just love the Border Series. In this installment we get to read Aidan's story. Aidan is no rouge, bad boy like Reid (the Hero from last Border book), but he is still swoon worthy! He is everything you want in a man - and at the top of the list is honorable. Poor Lady Clarissa totally deserves a man like Aidan in her life, especially after all of the men she has had to suffer through. You will be rooting for them from the start. Although this is considered a stand-alone, it is really best to re ...more
Maggie Whitworth
🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
💋💋
Cecilia does it again ...
brilliant characters, setting, hero and heroine, this series is one of the best .
I can’t remember when I’ve had so much anxiety over a couple in a book , but Aiden and Clarissa had me feeling sick at times with their on off relationship.
Bless them they get put through the ringer with emotion and turmoil.
The Border series has some great stories and secondary characters, Lawerence is one to watch out for ,if your a fan of paranormal follow the Bloodwite series b
...more
Patricia
Dec 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Could you give up your love for the safety of your clan? Aidan is sent to negotiate with the English warden so the annual Day of Truce between the Scottish and English borderers will continue. But when the warden's daughter Clarissa, Aidan's former love, asks for his help, negotiations are jeopordized.
Very good read with lots of suspense and intrigue.
I received an arc of this book.
Izzie d
Nov 22, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc, scottish-etc
Well written.
I think you need to read the series in order as there are references and scenes with previous characters and couples. I read them some time ago so I had forgotten their stories.

Also there is a main enemy storyline thread that runs through the series so although the couple in each book have a HEA that enemy storyline is not finished.

I did get a bit frustrated with the heroine.
The situation is dangerous if she trusts him and agrees to be together so although I could understand her re
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Zsa
Dec 09, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This medieval romance comes alive as the author creates a vividly rich story with her words. The story has strong and likeable, detailed plot and nuance. I enjoyed this book.
Barbara
Dec 14, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Book nine in the Border series and every book is better than the one before, I am looking forward to reading the next book. This is a series I would recommend. I received a copy of this book and I am voluntarily reviewing it.
Mrs Caroline Trevor
Nov 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
I found this a good book. Aidan de Sowlis is a great character and is so kind and thoughtful to Lady Clarissa in her time of need. She hasn't felt valued her entire life by her father and her sorry of an excuse of her previous husband but under the care of Clan Scott, Clan Waryn and even Clan Kerr she begins to overthrow the years of neglect.
Kristin Davison
Nov 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: launch-teams
I would like to thank the author for a free copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.

Mounting tensions in the English Scottish border are the backdrop to this second chance love story.
Aidan wasn't expecting to see Clarissa again after she broke his heart and then married another. But fate intervenes when he has to approach her father in order to avoid war.
Well written with an entertaining plot. I can't wait to read the next instalment.
Alison
Nov 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The Gaurdian's Favor
By Cecelia Mecca
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Aiden de Sowils has found a purpose by guiding his family and helping his brother guide his clan. He has tried to convince himself that this is enough and he doesn't need anymore however he can't get the memory of the woman he wished to wed out of his head. Lady Clarissa belongs to another man now though - or so Aiden thinks. When the Scottish warden sends Aiden to England to negotiate with the lady's father it's not something he really wants to do howev
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AnnMarie
Dec 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The Guardian's Favor is the eighth book in the Border series by Cecelia Mecca. You don't need to have read the previous books in order to enjoy this one. Fortunately, I have read the other books and the bonus you do get from reading the others first is that it's like having an update on your favourite characters from the previous books.

As with the previous books, this one was an exciting tale set at the border of Scotland and England. The peace treaty between the two countries is teetering in th
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Lorrie
Nov 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Oh, how I love this series! My other books sit collecting dust until I read this author's new release. And this one does not disappoint, it's Aiden's story.

Graeme's brother Aiden (2nd in line to chief) is delivering a missive to the father of the one woman who still holds his heart. Left waiting for her years ago, he never knows the reason for her absence other than hearing later that she has gone to marry another. His heart is wounded, but it still aches for her so when leaving her father's cas
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Elaine
Nov 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I am so glad that Aidan got his story in the wonderful Border Series books. He is such a loyal, brave and compassionate character. In medieval times, women were chatel to their fathers and husbands, and had few rights. Clarissa has to abandon her budding relationship with Aidan years before because her father insisted that she marry a wealthy, older man. Her husband was as much of an ogre as her conniving father and she was desperate to escape them both. The border between Scotland and England w ...more
Candy Briggs
Nov 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Lady Clarissa met Aidan on the day she tried to run away. In later years they met again, at a tournament. Here is where her father decided to marry her to an older, fat man who was just as cruel as her father. Aiden de Sowlis was Scottish and lived with his extended family at the castle. He was second in command and helped protect the family and the people in the village. He thought she was the most beautiful woman he had ever seen and he had not forgotten her.
There were a lot of twists to this
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Annette Drewett
Dec 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is a fast-paced book with entertaining characters and a well-written storyline. The historical background of the skirmishes and thefts along the borders, is clear and correct, with only a little poetic license. Aidan is such a strong, stable character who has loved and lost in his past. When Clarissa returns, his feelings change from hatred and betrayal, to forgiveness and love. I really adore this series.
Petula
Nov 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Lady Clarissa is terrified about what her father will do when he discovers that her husband has had the marriage annulled. Her only hope is to enter a convent before he finds out. 
Adian De Sowlis has been sent on a mission by his brother the Clan chief. The last person he expects to meet is a woman from his past.
This is a second chance romance that is set in a politically volatile time in the history of the boarder land between England and Scotland. Will our heroine cause a war or sacrifice eve
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Kat Wiley
Nov 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Cecelia Mecca has done it again! The Guardian's Favor is book 8 in the Border Series and what an amazing series this is. Though in a series you can read this as a standalone. Cecelia has really out done herself with her wonderful character Aidan. It never ceases to amaze me how she can write a bad boy like Reid in Highland Redemption to sweet lovable Aidan in The Guardian’s Favor and you can’t help but fall in love with both. Cecelia has a true gift for writing medieval border stories (border of ...more
Monika P.
Nov 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Another fabulous book in the Border Series! I always knew that Aiden was a good guy but never expected him to be this swoon-worthy. I like him almost as much as I liked Reid, the hero in the previous book. And Clarissa's story brought tears to my eyes. What she went through is heart-wrenching. The whole book is an on-the-edge-of-your-seat kind of story. And with the villain(s) still out there, I can't wait to read the next book in this series. Just don't expect everyone to survive. In war and sk ...more
Amy
Nov 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I just love the Border Series. In this installment we get to read Aidan's story. Aidan is no rouge, bad boy like Reid (the Hero from last Border book), but he is still swoon worthy! He is everything you want in a man - and at the top of the list is honorable. Poor Lady Clarissa totally deserves a man like Aidan in her life, especially after all of the men she has had to suffer through. You will be rooting for them from the start. Although this is considered a stand-alone, it is really best to re ...more
Greta Barnhouse
Nov 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Another great book in the border series by Cecilia Mecca. This a story about second and even third chances. Aiden is a good man who deserves another chance at a love that he thought was unattainable. Clarissa is a good woman but has been treated horribly by her father and husband. It was great to see them reconnect and once again face obstacles but this time be able to overcome them.
Lorrie
Dec 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh, how I love this series! My other books sit collecting dust until I read this author's new release. And this one does not disappoint, it's Aiden's story.

Graeme's brother Aiden (2nd in line to chief) is delivering a missive to the father of the one woman who still holds his heart. Left waiting for her years ago, he never knows the reason for her absence other than hearing later that she has gone to marry another. His heart is wounded, but it still aches for her so when leaving her father's cas
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Margaret Watkins
Dec 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
As with all the previous books in the series, this historical Scottish romance encompasses all the elements that make up an engrossing love story. The novel is well written with a strong, protective hero and the damsel in distress may need help, but is no shrinking violet. Lady Clarissa knows that she has to escape her father before he finds out that her ex-husband has filed for an annulment of their marriage, otherwise she is likely to find herself in another despicable union. When the Scot Aid ...more
Aquamarine 1951
Dec 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In the Guardian’s Favor” book 8 in Cecelia Mecca’s Border Series we are treated to Aidan de Sowlis’ story and it is a captivating and intriguing story. In his younger days Aidan had a tender for Lady Clarissa. Unfortunately her cruel English Earl of a father had other plans for her and married her off to an elderly Earl. A fated meeting at her father’s castle and her husband’s actions have brought them back into each others orbit as the lady seeks de Sowlis’ help. Ms. Mecca has created another g ...more
Cyndi
Dec 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is a book recieved by the author for my review.

First and foremost, thank you Cecelia, for this opportunity to read your book.

I loved everything about this book, and although I've not read the previous in the BORDER SERIES, I truly enjoyed getting my first dunking in Aiden and Clarissa's tale.

Aiden is the kind of man a woman dreams of; strong ,loyal, protective..and when his heart is given, you know it's yours forever.
Clarissa, is a product of the times in which she lived. No say , how sad
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Debbie Glenn Brown
Lady Clarissa’s marriage is over and she’d rather become a nun than face another arranged marriage by her father. She see an opportunity when her old friend Aiden de Sowlis shows up to talk to her father. As he’s leaving her father’s castle he spies Clarissa, the one woman who broke his heart two years ago, standing along the road pleading for his help. Clarissa knows Aiden is the last man she would ask for help, but she’s desperate to escape to the nunnery before her father finds out her husban ...more
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