A Noble Betrayal

Brotherhood of the Border, Brotherhood of the Border, Book 1

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Pub Date 01 Nov 2021 | Archive Date 05 Dec 2021

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“I would protect you from everyone. . . from the king of England himself. If only I could trust you.”


Forced to marry the daughter—and would-be secret agent—of King Edward’s closest advisor as a consequence of His Majesty’s growing distrust of his family, Lord Waryn has a plan for his new bride. Install the spy in a little-used estate and turn his attention back to where it belongs—his family.


Lady Phillipa is given a simple but nonnegotiable task: report back any questionable activity by her new husband’s family, whom the king suspects of having ties to William Wallace. When Phillipa develops unexpected feelings toward Haydn, she’s forced to decide between her newfound loyalty to her husband, or defying the most powerful man in England.

Thirty years after the Border Series ends, a new saga of family, loyalty, and love along the turbulent Anglo-Scottish border begins.

“I would protect you from everyone. . . from the king of England himself. If only I could trust you.”


Forced to marry the daughter—and would-be secret agent—of King Edward’s closest advisor as a...


Advance Praise

"𝗔 𝗱𝗲𝗲𝗽𝗹𝘆 𝗲𝗺𝗼𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗽𝗮𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗿𝗼𝗺𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘆 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗿𝘂𝘀𝘁 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗳𝗶𝗻𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗹𝗼𝘃𝗲." 

"𝗦𝘂𝗰𝗵 𝗮 𝘄𝗼𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗿𝗳𝘂𝗹 𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗿𝘁 𝘁𝗼 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗻𝗲𝘄 𝘀𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗲𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗵𝗮𝘀 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗽𝗹𝗲𝘁𝗲𝗹𝘆 𝘄𝗵𝗲𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗺𝘆 𝗮𝗽𝗽𝗲𝘁𝗶𝘁𝗲 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗲."

"𝗜𝘁 𝗱𝗶𝗱𝗻'𝘁 𝘁𝗮𝗸𝗲 𝗺𝗲 𝗹𝗼𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗼 𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗱 𝗮𝘁 𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝗯𝗲𝗰𝗮𝘂𝘀𝗲 𝗜 𝗰𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱𝗻'𝘁 𝗽𝘂𝘁 𝗶𝘁 𝗱𝗼𝘄𝗻."

"𝗪𝗲 𝗴𝗼𝘁 𝘀𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝗱𝗲𝗹𝗶𝗰𝗶𝗼𝘂𝘀 𝗿𝗼𝗮𝗱 𝘁𝗿𝗶𝗽 𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗰𝗲𝗱 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝘅𝗶𝗺𝗶𝘁𝘆!"

"𝗜 𝘁𝗿𝘂𝗹𝘆 𝗱𝗶𝗱𝗻’𝘁 𝘄𝗮𝗻𝘁 𝘁𝗼 𝗽𝘂𝘁 𝗶𝘁 𝗱𝗼𝘄𝗻." 


Advanced Goodreads Reviews

"𝗔 𝗱𝗲𝗲𝗽𝗹𝘆 𝗲𝗺𝗼𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗽𝗮𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗿𝗼𝗺𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘆 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗿𝘂𝘀𝘁 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗳𝗶𝗻𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗹𝗼𝘃𝗲." 

"𝗦𝘂𝗰𝗵 𝗮 𝘄𝗼𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗿𝗳𝘂𝗹 𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗿𝘁 𝘁𝗼 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗻𝗲𝘄 𝘀𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗲𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗵𝗮𝘀 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗽𝗹𝗲𝘁𝗲𝗹𝘆 𝘄𝗵𝗲𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗺𝘆 𝗮𝗽𝗽𝗲𝘁𝗶𝘁𝗲 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗲."

"𝗜𝘁 𝗱𝗶𝗱𝗻'𝘁 𝘁𝗮𝗸𝗲 𝗺𝗲 𝗹𝗼𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗼...


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Haydn, Lord Waryn is forced to marry Lady Phillipa, the daughter of King Edward’s closest advisor. He believes that Phillipa is a spy, forced upon him due to the King’s distrust of his family’s sympathies towards William Wallace. Phillipa is given the task of reporting back any questionable activity by her new husband’s family to the King. Yet Phillipa complicates matters by falling in love with Haydn, making her choose between her newfound loyalty to her husband, or defying the King.
Having not read the previous series, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I found myself thoroughly immersed in this series with great dialogue between the main characters. These were two great characters who struggle with their situation but their relationship whilst tense to start with, developed into one that was passionate and believable. I am now hooked and look forward to reading more about the different characters of previous books.
I received an advanced review copy from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.

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When Silence Threatens Love

"Just when she'd found her voice, Philippa didn't want to use it."

This was a very enjoyable read, with just the right amount of heat balanced with a carefully constructed, authentic depiction of a new relationship between a man and a woman who have promised "to have and to hold" but have very good reasons not to do so and must learn to love and to trust. Mecca breathed fresh life into the always-familiar wedding night, overall crafting love-scenes that were steamy, tender, and at times sweetly comical.

Despite never reading any of the previous series or anything by Mecca before, after the first two chapters, I was fully absorbed. Philippa is such a sympathetic character and I really enjoyed how Mecca did not modernize her but rather depicted her as most medieval women would have been taught to be--silent, chaste, obedient, even to a fault and at times to her own detriment. But thank heavens Haydn is not your typical medieval man and believes a woman should have the freedom to speak his mind. The way he encouraged his new wife to speak, even though he did not wish to marry her in the first place and believes her to be a spy in his midst, is extremely endearing. I enjoyed the way Mecca emphasized the way the Waryn men believed in treating all women with respect and kindness, from lowborn to high. The interplay between Haydn and his younger brother, Holt, was entertaining and I found myself wishing he played more of a part. Looking forward to his future book!

My only complaint might be that the book is too short. But it serves its purpose--giving an intense and heart-wrenching glimpse into the lives of this pair of newlyweds who are caught in the crosshairs of a suspicious king and an abusive father, between the borders of England and Scotland.

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