Never Seduce a Scot (Montgomerys and Armstrongs Series #1)

Never Seduce a Scot (Montgomerys and Armstrongs Series #1)

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by Maya Banks
     
 

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Maya Banks, the New York Times bestselling author of romance and romantic suspense 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.
 

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Maya Banks, the New York Times bestselling author of romance and romantic suspense 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.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Banks’s first Montgomerys and Armstrongs novel brings romance to 13th-century Scotland. King Alexander II decrees a marriage between the two families, hoping to end their feud. Graeme Montgomery is disappointed that his king has ordered him to wed Eveline Armstrong, the daughter of his enemy. Though Graeme has never meet Eveline, he has heard rumors that she is “daft” and will be unable to bear him heirs. Despite discovering that she cannot speak, Graeme is impressed by his new wife’s innate intelligence and perseverance regardless of the disdain displayed by members of his clan. While the love story between the resolute yet misunderstood woman and the fierce warrior is enticing, Eveline’s altruistic nature sometimes seems too good to be true. However, the mystery behind her muteness and the subplots threatening her safety add intrigue to this satisfying, evenly paced historical. Agent: Kimberly Whalen, Trident Media Group. (Oct.)
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"Kirsten Potter's nuanced performance emphasizes the wit of Banks's novel, along with its passion." — AudioFile

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780345533234
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/25/2012
Series:
Montgomerys and Armstrongs Series, #1
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
154,926
Product dimensions:
4.34(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.16(d)

Meet the Author

Maya Banks is the bestselling author of In Bed with a Highlander, Seduction of a Highland Lass, Never Love a Highlander, The Darkest Hour, No Place to Run, Hidden Away, Sweet Possession, Sweet Temptation, Colter’s Woman, and Colter’s Lady. She lives in Texas with her husband, three children, and an assortment of pets.

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Never Seduce a Scot 4.6 out of 5 based on 2 ratings. 220 reviews.
DComfort More than 1 year ago
ABOUT THE BOOK: This sinfully sweet 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 considered "touched" to outsiders. Beautiful, fey, with a level, intent gaze, she doesn't speak. No one, not even her family, knows that she cannot hear. Eveline taught herself to read lips and allows the outside world to view her as daft, content to stay with her family. But when an arranged marriage with a rival clan makes Graeme Montgomery her husband, she accepts her duty—unprepared for the delights to come. Graeme is a rugged warrior with a voice so deep and powerful she can hear it, and hands and kisses so tender and skilled he awakens her deepest passions. Graeme is intrigued by his new bride, whose silent lips are ripe with temptation, 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. REVIEW: Oh my, Ms. Banks has woven an extremely touching story. The story is compelling and draws you in every step of the way. While the book started off slow, a bit of background tossed at you, by a third of the book I couldn’t put it down. It is a story that you will want to take in the shower with you, one that you’ll sneak a peek at during red lights, and one that will make your night of rest, alive. Graeme is an amazingly built character, a man that many should strive to be like. Eveline is such a sweet and strong soul that with each passing scene, you feel your heart growing along with hers. The chemistry and conflict between these two was nicely played out and the plot of the story was one that keeps you intrigued. I loved watching it all play out and in the end, adored the happily ever after. If you are looking for a fantastically written historical romance that will give you a bit of a thrill, pick this one up today. Five out of five stars for a job well done.
AngelaCarr More than 1 year ago
Astounding Love Story Never Seduce a Scott is what Scottish Historical Romance genre is all about. It is an astounding love story that had me in tears. But be forewarned, this book will give you a book hangover and your next book will for sure to put you in a book slump. The Armstrongs and the Montgomerys are feuding clans that go back centuries and their hate towards each other are ingrained from childhood. As a last resort to end this quarrel, King Alexander II decides to marry them off. Both clans are furious but a forced alliance was made through Graeme and Eveline’s marriage. Maya Banks did a wonderful job with Graeme as the hero, a total Scottish alpha male. He is every bit romantic, as he is a warrior. Everyone respected him, all the women wanted him and he is well endowed!!! He is the exact alpha I love to read about. Eveline, is known to be “daft” but yet, forced into a marriage without knowing her groom, live in his household, deal with his clan who hates her, not to mention she has a disability but somehow survived it all. She stood tall, proud and made the worse situation to a better one without help or a pity party. I cheered for her right from the start and reading about her was so uplifting. Let me tell you this chick rocked. Maya Banks did well to put these two very strong personalities together without clashing to a disaster. It was so easy to fall for them both. The Romance was just epic!!! Never Seduce a Scot is without a doubt. one of my top reads of the year! *ARC provided by publisher
booksonmynook More than 1 year ago
Really great book. Kept me entertained all the way.
Momov4 More than 1 year ago
I loved the entire series, but this one was my absolute favorite. Character development was awesome - angst was just right! Wonderful couple, I will be reading many times! Can't wait for highlander series from this author!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Previously, I enjoyed Maya Banks KGI Series and her Highland Series. I was looking forward to this read since I read a synopsis about it at the beginning of the summer, I was not disappointed. Banks gave more depth to each character in "Never Seduce a Scot." You enjoyed both the hero and heroine as individuals. Then Banks built the relationship and established a depth in the characters you felt connected to those individuals and their clans. In addition, this book is a wonderful jumpstart to her new series. There were so many characters introduced that you enjoy and wonder when their story will be written next. The next one is already being anticipated. Definitely check this one out!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was hesitant to see how the story would be written with her difficulties because it could have ended up a mess, but the author created a wonderful story with a strong but gentle female character and a man who treats her with respect. Yes there are conflicts but it enhances the story so well. Amazing story, now one of my favorites.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a good book. I liked the struggles that both families had to deal with. It made the plot and storline more interesting. I do however fiind fault with the title. Where was the seduction?? There were some risky/steamy live scenes though. Other than that, it was a good read. I look forward to reading others in this series.
Traann More than 1 year ago
Maya Banks has done it again! “Never Seduce a Scot” kicks off her Montgomerys and Armstrongs Scottish historical trilogy with a very powerful story. The story takes place in the 1200‘s with the King wanting his two most powerful allies and clans in the realm to end their feud. To accomplish this he orders the chief of clan Montogomery to marry the daughter of the chief of clan Armstrong. There are two problems with this, the clans have been at war and Eveline is supposedly “touched”. Graeme, chief of the Montgomerys, knows he must obey the king and the story begins with many conflicts. Eveline and Graeme's story, will warm your heart, bring tears to your eyes and give you hope. If you are a Maya Banks fan you know she loves her tortured characters and Eveline is one them. I think one of the things I loved about Eveline who wasn’t “touched” but deaf, was that you felt her pain and frustration with her hearing loss but she found a way to deal with it making what some would call a negative a positive thing. Maya dealt with her situation with such compassion and strength. At the end of the book Maya explains she based Evelines hearing loss on her husbands own hearing condition. Her personal experience comes through and this is such a wonderful facet of the character and adds richness to the story. One of the many strengths of Maya Banks books is the complexity and depth of her characters. You feel as if you know them in this book as with her others. They bring tears to your eyes and take your breath away. No matter what the genre, Maya is consistent in the sensitivity of her characters and they add a richness to her stories that can’t be ignored. Maya’s stories are unique and if you love reading a book that will take you away then Maya Banks is the author for you. This book is a wonderful addition to her list of successes.
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I can't wait for the next book in this series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this story! The chemistry between the characters are excellent. Eveline Armstrong is exceptional. 
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Minnie_Medina More than 1 year ago
Maya Banks delivers once again. In this new historical romance story by Mrs. Banks we have Eveline Armstrong-a gentile lady who has being wronged by those that love her-and her clan's archenemy Laird Graeme Montgomery. After a decree from the king to unite the clans in marriage, to starve off impending war between the two strongest clans under his rule, Eveline has her opportunity to have a happy normal life if she has the courage to take it. Meanwhile Graeme fights his attraction to his daft wife, only to discover the she is not daft but deaf and that he can have a real marriage and wife. Soon passion ignites and feelings start to surface. But as more time passes it is apparent that the Montgomery clan is not as accepting of their mistress as Graeme is. What will he do and will he do it before is too late? It is here that lies the true test of love, and I think that Mrs. Banks developed this book to reflect the deep emotions running rampant between the characters. I cried like my heart was being rip apart for poor Eveline. Specially when she was telling Graeme the story behind the rumor that she was daft. This book has depth in conveying what the characters were feeling. What I have left to say is that I can't wait to read Bowen's story!
julieford More than 1 year ago
Never Seduce a Scot is a wonderfully written, emotion inspiring book. The story is about two feuding families ordered by the king to have the laird of one marry the daughter of the other. This book is filled with love, treachery, hatred and misunderstanding. I couldn't put it down.
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Enjoyed the story!
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This book was really awesome great characters and story, an actual believable story would give it six stars if i coulf
pilsilver30 More than 1 year ago
I loved it! the use of the Gallic words, the description of the battles and the development of the feeling of the two main characters is what makes Maya Bank's books are wonderful.
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