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Never Seduce A Scot

Author: Maya Banks    Series: The Montgomerys and Armstrongs #1

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 duty—unprepared 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.

This book may contain explicit intimate scenes, so if you are not 18+ then I probably wouldn’t recommend it for younger readers.
My Review

Who does’t love a charming Scot with a protective heart for his new bride? At first Graeme thought Eveline to be mentally daft and challenged but after finding her standing in his hall holding two of his staff at sword point and shouting, he soon discovers that she isn’t daft at all, she just can’t hear due to an accident.

“She is an amazing lass,” Graeme murmured. “Aye, that she is,” Bowen agreed. “And she’s intensely loyal to you, Graeme.”

Eveline is mistreated by the staff at castle Montgomery due to their clan and Eveline’s being enemies (plus her being deaf) which results in Graeme having to stand in and reprimand them – telling him she is his wife and she shall be treated with respect. He holds Eveline with high regard and loves her fiercely.

“I love you, Eveline,” he whispered, though he knew she could not hear him. “Somehow, I’ll make you hear me and you’ll know that I love you as fiercely as it’s possible for a man to love a woman.”
“My lady, I don’t simply care for her. I love her. She is my entire life. Without her, I am nothing. I have nothing.”
It was time for him to care for her. She’d given much of herself in the last few days. Far too much. She’d sealed her fate when she stepped in like a lioness protecting her cubs and watched over him so faithfully. She may or may not have made her ultimate decision on that bluff where he’d begged her for time to make things right. But now she was his. And nothing or no one would ever come between them. Not her family. Not his clan. He wasn’t ever going to give her up without one hell of a fight.

I love how she eventually begins to speak with him and he has to tell her to speak louder because she can’t gauge her voice. And when he tells her he loves her in front of her family, her reaction was so cute and priceless. I really enjoyed his book as the relationship between Eveline and Graeme is very sweet and heart warming.

“Bold words, befitting the mistress of the Montgomery clan,” Graeme said in approval. “Come, wife. Let’s go home. I have a need to show my lass just how much her laird loves her.”


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