Audie Award Nominee, Romance, 2013
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.
©2012 Maya Banks (P)2012 Tantor
This was my first book from Maya Banks, and she is a very talented author. I'm totally hooked. The reviews are correct - this book rocks! Ms. Banks does a great job developing very interesting characters. The heroine, Eveline, is a deaf, strong, intelligent woman who I just loved, and Graeme, the hero, is a wonderful, rugged, almost perfect man. The comination of the characters made for a wondeful romance. The narrator, Kirsten Potter, is aboslutely superb - she is one of the best female narrators I've listed to. I can't wait to listen to the next book in the series!
A narrator can either make or ruin the content of the story and Kirsten Potter's brougue in this book and the McCabe series by Maya Banks are all outstanding due to her narration.Eveline Armstrong and Graeme Montgomery are both strong individuals and wonderful characters who come from warring clans. The King makes them marry to cement a bond so that neither clan will go up against the other. (Spoiler) Eveline has had a fall from her horse where she was out in the elements for 3 days until her brother found her and so became very ill. She finds that if she pretends to be a simpleton she will not have to marry the evil McHugh with whom her father wants to align himself. This monster person acts one way in front of her parents and another to her. As she gets out of the marriage to one man now she is to marry Graeme Montgomery.......Kirsten Potter's voice makes this book and the other highlander series wonderfly enjoyable. The characters are all very distinct and understandable. No baby voices or shrill womens voices. Purchase all the books. You won't be sorry and see what happens to the Armstongs and the Montgomerys as well as the McCabes brothers. Good listening!
Given an impossible situation and past, they overcame their family's hatred and her tragedy to forgive and fall in love.
My favorite scene was when they declare their love for each other.
Triumph over tragedy and animosity
The story is not cheesy like the book cover and title.
I actually read this book when it came out and decided to buy the audible version because I enjoyed Grame and Eveline's story. Maya Banks has not let me down and I so looking forward to Bowen's story.
There's a reason why this book was voted best romance suspense in 2012 and it does not disappoint. I was pleasantly surprised not knowing or ever heard of this author. I've now read about 4 of her books and enjoyed them all.
Say something about yourself!
It is at the top the narration was great. I can't wait for book two!
I was so happy Gramm loved Eveline even after he found out she is deaf.
Krsten Potter is a great narrater
I now love Maya Banks for the great story of love and devotion she tells in her books
i work a job where i can sit and listen all day
all of Maya scot books are great
she brings the story to life
hopfully Maya will be working on a 2nd story to this book
The gentle acceptance received by her new husband.
the moment where each of them realized their love for each other
great job with expression in her voice and the accents
all the gentle moments
After the great reviews, I was afraid the big build up would lead to disappointment. But this listen was all everyone said it would be. Fell in love with this storyline from the start and listened to the whole thing in two days. Could not turn it off. I love this author, the last series I listened to from her was great. But this surpassed it. Cannot wait for the next book in the series to come out!!!
the feeling as if your standing,watching it all unfold before your eyes
hope. Evaline struggles against her own "handicaps" and wanting to be accepted
the characters were brought to life
Love hears,love withstands,love triumphs
buy the audio
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