Sunday, September 23, 2012
Never Secude a Scot by Maya Banks
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! Eveline was so strong and courageous and faced her demons with a spunk I wish I had. She taught herself to read lips, even though she can not read or write, and was able to hide the fact she could not hear for three years. I loved watching her and Graeme interact, with her trying to explain herself without talking. I admire her courage and what it took to admit the truth about her voice and I admired her even more when an accident occurs and she tells the truth as to what she saw. And Graeme, swoon. I really enjoyed the fact that he was not a womanizer, that he was going to stay true to his wife even if the marriage was not going to be everything he hoped for. Thankfully, our couple is able to express their passion for each other and Graeme's tenderness with Eveline was lovely. We get to meet the extended families of both, each with two brothers and Graeme with a sister as well. I adored Graeme for his understanding of taking away a father and mothers only daughter and I thought the resolution near the end for the rival clans was done very well. There was not much that bothered me about this book expect the fact that Eveline was able to hide the fact she could speak but not hear for so long and one small part that involved Graeme's sister and the women of the clan. Overall, an absolutely wonderful romance book that any romance fan will not want to miss! It made me smile, sigh, laugh, cheer and get angry and had me tearing up. I am so eager for more books from the lovely Maya Banks in this delicious series! 4 1/2 stars
Thank you so much to Random House for providing me with this eARC!!
The Montgomerys and Armstrongs
Feb 26th 2013 (sob!)
Not sure how many more will come after this one...lots of great characters were introduced!!