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.
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.
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 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.