Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Never Seduce a Scot

Never Seduce a Scot: The Montgomerys and Armstrongs is the newest release from NYT bestselling author Maya Banks. From the back cover.~

This sinfully sexy new romance from Maya Banks 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.

I was lucky enough to get an early copy of Never Seduce a Scot from NetGalley. I’m a really big fan of Maya Banks and have already added this book to my keeper shelf.

I really loved the romance between Eveline and Graeme. They were force into marriage by the king to try and bring peace to their two clans, I saw a connection form quickly between them. While I found it a little unbelievable that no one in Eveline’s family had figured out in 3 years she couldn’t hear, I did like that she figured out a way to “hear” by learning to read lips.

Graeme is so sweet with Eveline. He married her believing he could never have a normal marriage because all thought she was daft. While attracted to her soon after meeting her, they don’t make love for the first time until he knows her secret. Their first time together was one of the sweetest love scenes I’ve read in a long time. Banks also gives her readers some pretty sexy love scenes between Graeme and Eveline.
When Eveline’s life is threatened, the Montgomery Clan and the Armstrong Clan must band together to ensure her safety.  Eveline’s family is finally told the truth about her hearing loss when the men in the two clans battle together against a common enemy. Loved seeing Eveline with her family again, but the sweetest moment is when both Eveline and Graeme share their true feelings with one another…and everyone within hearing distance.

I’m excited about this new series from Maya Banks. I look forward to reading more about each family in future books. The official release date for Never Seduce a Scot is September 25, 2012 and can be found at your favorite online retailer or local bookstore. For more information about this release or any of the author’s other books, check out Maya Banks’ website.

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