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Never Seduce a Scot: The Montgomerys and Armstrongs [Kindle Edition]

Maya Banks
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (317 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Maya Banks, the New York Times bestselling author of erotic romance, romantic suspense, and contemporary romance, has captivated readers with her steamy Scottish historical novels, perfect for fans of Julie Garwood. Never Seduce a Scot features a remarkable woman whose rare gift teaches a gruff Scottish warrior how to listen with his heart.
 
Eveline Armstrong is fiercely loved and protected by her powerful clan, but outsiders consider her “touched.” Beautiful, fey, with a level, intent gaze, she doesn’t speak. No one, not even her family, knows that she cannot hear. Content with her life of seclusion, Eveline has taught herself to read lips and allows the outside world to view her as daft. But when an arranged marriage into a rival clan makes Graeme Montgomery her husband, Eveline accepts her dutyunprepared for the delights to come. Graeme is a rugged warrior with a voice so deep and powerful that his new bride can hear it, and hands and kisses so tender and skilled that he stirs her deepest passions.
 
Graeme is intrigued by the mysterious Eveline, whose silent lips are ripe with temptation and whose bright, intelligent eyes can see into his soul. As intimacy deepens, he learns her secret. But when clan rivalries and dark deeds threaten the wife he has only begun to cherish, the Scottish warrior will move heaven and earth to save the woman who has awakened his heart to the beautiful song of a rare and magical love.


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"Kirsten Potter's nuanced performance emphasizes the wit of Banks's novel, along with its passion." --- AudioFile

About the Author

Maya Banks is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over thirty novels, including Hidden Away, No Place to Run, The Darkest Hour, and Sweet Seduction.

Kirsten Potter has won AudioFile Earphones Awards for her reading of The Snowball by Alice Schroeder and her performance as Barbara in George Bernard Shaw's Major Barbara. Her reading of Madapple by Christina Meldrum was a Booklist Editors' Choice for Best Audiobook 2008.

Product Details

  • File Size: 1232 KB
  • Print Length: 418 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0345533232
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books (September 25, 2012)
  • Sold by: Random House LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007QPEDUA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #15,476 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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35 of 42 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Never Seduce a Scot~ September 25, 2012
Format:Mass Market Paperback
When Graeme Montgomery receives word from the king that he is to marry the daughter of the clan that murdered his father, he is furious. How could the king ask this of him? Especially as the girl is rumored to be daft and unable to have a normal marriage. With the prospect of passing on his heritage through his own blood gone, he still reluctantly accepts his duty as to refuse would be treason and would end up in his death. Graeme gathers his two brothers and his men and heads off to his rival Armstrongs clan, prepared for the worst and willing to accept his duty. When he lays eyes on the lovely Eveline he is blown away by her beauty and also her easy acceptance of him. He makes a vow to himself that he will protect her at all costs but is stunned when his clam refuses to accept her and treats her badly. How can he help his clan understand that they can not punish the daughter for the sins of the father when in his own mind he still wants to destroy the Armstongs?

Eveline Armstrong is very secure and protected in her clan, especially after a terrible fall from a horse made her lose her hearing, though no one is aware of this. Circumstances prevented her from speaking as well and to protect herself, she let the charade of her being daft keep going. When she sees Graeme for the first time she actually feels his voice vibrations and she is instantly taken with him and knows he will protect her. But upon arriving at his home and experiencing the hatred and ridicule towards her, she is distraught and wants to leave even though her feelings for Graeme have deepened. The time comes when she must face her past and in the process, she just may lose more than her heart to the rival laird.

Sigh....such a romantic, sexy, heart warming, tear inducing story!! I loved it!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars She makes the best of a bad situation... September 27, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I absolutely loved this story. It was quite simply....sweet. It was a lot of fun to read too. An easy, uncomplicated, enjoyable romance. Oh..it's not to say these two characters (Laird Graeme Montgomery and Lady Eveline Armstrong) didn't have their problems. (what fun would a story be without a bit of drama?)

Laird Graeme Montgomery; intelligent and wise - - strong and patient. He's forced into a marriage by the King of Scotland...to a woman from the Armstrong Clan. A Clan he and his Clan have been warring with for over five decades. They're bitter, sworn enemies, yet to disobey the King's edict would mean treason. Laird Graeme becomes loyally devoted to his new Lady Wife even though she comes from an enemy clan. Afterall (he reasons)..it's not her fault that her family are no good murderers. She fascinates and intrigues him!

Lady Eveline Armstrong...beautiful, kind-hearted, innocent- - she's an angel in disguise. She's everything good. And she pretends to be mute. She holds a secret that even her own family is unaware of. She becomes the salvation of both warring Clans.

This is not only a story of a sweet romance - - it is a wonderful story of purging extreme prejudices and hatred. It's a story of examining one's priorities and realizing what matters more than revenge.

DOWNSIDE: The few downsides in this wonderful story was #1...no mention of Clan "colors". There was no mention of plaids or tartans which were highly regarded during this era of Scotland. It was just strange to read about these two noble, proud and high profile Scottish Clans who unite through marriage, and not one mention of their Clan Colors. Nor #2 no wearing of Kilts. And #3.. there was never mention of the ages of our two main characters. Not even a tiny hint! It's a guessing game.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars 4 stars September 26, 2012
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Maya Banks sure does it all. I'll admit I've read a bunch of her contemporaries but never delved into her historicals, I realized quickly I've been missing out.

I don't think the synopsis could be any more complete so I won't bore you with a play by play, let's just jump into what I thought :) The story was absolutely wonderful. I felt for Eveline so much that I got teary eyed on more than one occasion. Not only is she trying to be accepted by a clan of people that hate her only because of her parentage but she has to do it while balancing her allegiance to her own people. Choosing between love and family is a fairly common occurrence in historical romance but I don't think I've ever felt so personally involved with a character. Her determination to be accepted in the face of her disability was exceptionally heart warming. And let us not forget about the hero. *Sigh* Graeme is exactly what I look for in male leads. He's definitely an alpha but not a selfish one. The needs of his clan and those he holds closest come before himself. He's understanding, strong, and not to mention hotter than all get out. YES, he is the perfect romance hero ;)

My only complaint was that, at times, the book seemed a bit long winded. There were small descriptions of menial tasks, or conversations that didn't seem too important to the story that when lumped together added to the considerable length of the book. Although, this didn't necessarily make the story any less wonderful, I'm just not patient enough and found myself skimming a couple of times to get to the 'good' stuff.
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5.0 out of 5 stars thank you
Excellent
Published 23 days ago by Erin Lockman
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
Garbage; like all the other brain mush of it's type.
Published 28 days ago by Michael W. Tyra
5.0 out of 5 stars Never Seduce a Scot
Definitely a must read. This book will remind you on the importance of forgiveness and loyalty. Make sure you have time when you pick it up because you may not want to set it down.
Published 1 month ago by Hope
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful love story
I recommend this book to anyone who likes historical romance! Very well written! This was my first time to read a book by this author and I'm glad I did.
Published 1 month ago by Vic
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Good reqd
Published 1 month ago by Sreitz
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Highlander book
Nice old fashion love story. Given in marriage to have peace between the clans, ordered by the King. She's pretty, but everyone including the groom thinks she is "touched. Read more
Published 1 month ago by buddy
5.0 out of 5 stars Great love story , great example of forgiveness
I always enjoy this kind.d of era, story. It is always decent love story. Even there's some romance in it, but not unusual like what you've read now a days. Read more
Published 1 month ago by anonymous
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
I enjoyed this book and would recommend it to anyone who likes romance novels. It has a good story and great characters.
Published 2 months ago by Kindle Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Story! Too much modern slang.
I really enjoyed the story. It was sweet. I liked both Graeme and Evelyn. My biggest complaint is that Maya Banks used way too much modern wording and slang. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Elli Anderson
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
awesome quick shipping
Published 2 months ago by Kisha Lucas
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Maya Banks lives in Texas with her husband, three children and assortment of pets. When she's not writing, she can be found hunting, fishing or playing poker.

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