I had elevated hopes in my reading of the novel, "The Thief's Countess," mostly for the sole purpose that I have a love for any romance that is featured in the Medieval era and yet I was fairly disappointed with the actual romance. In fact, I do not think that this book had any potential for a romance as the love itself between the characters was extremely standard with absolutely zero happenings with both the chemistry as well as the predictable ending.
The one thing that I did enjoy about the book is that the author did stay true to the era. The backdrop of the scenery was pleasant enough and I did savor the idea of being back into the territory of what very few modern day authors would dare to venture into. The writing was decent enough I would label the writing as a "strong," but it did continue enough description for most of the book to be at least considered entertaining.
As for the historical elements of the book. I did like both of the characters, Geoffery, the hero and Sara, the heroine. I did think that too much of the story was focused on Geogerry's life rather than an equal balance that could have been properly shared with Sara's own story. Together, the characters faced danger along with hints of mystery, but I wouldn't call their love worthy of an HEA-ending.
In honesty, I am not sure that I want to continue "The Border," series at this point and therefore I will make no recommendations.
A thief turned reluctant protector… A countess who resents but can’t resist him…
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.
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!