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Never Seduce a Scot: Montgomerys and Armstrongs, Book 1 | [Maya Banks]

Never Seduce a Scot: Montgomerys and Armstrongs, Book 1

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.
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Publisher's Summary

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

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    Karen Mountain House, CA, United States 01-27-13
    Karen Mountain House, CA, United States 01-27-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Wow!"
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    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.

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    Karelle SPRINGFIELD GARDENS, NEW YORK, United States 01-21-13
    Karelle SPRINGFIELD GARDENS, NEW YORK, United States 01-21-13 Member Since 2015

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Loved Listening to every minute of this book."
    Where does Never Seduce a Scot rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It is at the top the narration was great. I can't wait for book two!


    What did you like best about this story?

    I was so happy Gramm loved Eveline even after he found out she is deaf.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Good narration.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    brandy calpella, CA, United States 01-11-13
    brandy calpella, CA, United States 01-11-13
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    What made the experience of listening to Never Seduce a Scot the most enjoyable?

    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


    What other book might you compare Never Seduce a Scot to and why?

    all of Maya scot books are great


    What does Kirsten Potter bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    she brings the story to life


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    yes


    Any additional comments?

    hopfully Maya will be working on a 2nd story to this book

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    Maureen 01-07-13
    Maureen 01-07-13
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    "Slow start, nice ending"
    What made the experience of listening to Never Seduce a Scot the most enjoyable?

    The gentle acceptance received by her new husband.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Never Seduce a Scot?

    the moment where each of them realized their love for each other


    What does Kirsten Potter bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    great job with expression in her voice and the accents


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    all the gentle moments


    Any additional comments?

    good book

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kristin Brookings, SD, United States 12-29-12
    Kristin Brookings, SD, United States 12-29-12 Member Since 2012
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    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!!!

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    Robin United States 12-24-12
    Robin United States 12-24-12
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    "LOVED IT !!!!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Never Seduce a Scot to be better than the print version?

    the feeling as if your standing,watching it all unfold before your eyes


    What did you like best about this story?

    hope. Evaline struggles against her own "handicaps" and wanting to be accepted


    What does Kirsten Potter bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    the characters were brought to life


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Love hears,love withstands,love triumphs


    Any additional comments?

    buy the audio

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    Kimberly ANN ARBOR, MI, United States 12-22-12
    Kimberly ANN ARBOR, MI, United States 12-22-12 Listener Since 2008
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    "Original plot!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. The plot is not the usual.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The plot and the dialogue


    What does Kirsten Potter bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    A sense of the heroine's communication trouble.


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    Helen Phoenix, AZ, United States 12-15-12
    Helen Phoenix, AZ, United States 12-15-12 Member Since 2009
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    If you could sum up Never Seduce a Scot in three words, what would they be?

    Ladies need wooing


    What did you like best about this story?

    The couple learned a lot about each other, as they should in time.


    What does Kirsten Potter bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Novels in this era are better with an accent


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    D.G. 12-03-12
    D.G. 12-03-12 Member Since 2015

    Voracious reader/listener: I usually have one ebook and one audiobook going at a the same time. I'm a very eclectic reader so I tend to switch genres after every book. I'm open to most genres but my favorites in audio are mystery and fantasy (epic and urban both).

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    "Not as dark as I expected"

    This was a cute read but not as deep as I expected. Given the enmities of the two clans and Eveline's disability, I thought this was going to be a really dark read but it didn't turn out like that.

    Eveline is deaf because of an accident but nobody in her clan knows. How she was able to perpetrate such a deception is unbelievable specially because she was very close to her family and you have to be a extremely good actress to make your family believe such a thing when they know you so well. It's almost crazy to believe that this was the only way for her to get away from that pesky problem and that nobody would discover her ruse in 3 years.

    Besides Eveline's deafness, the main issue in the book is the conflict between the two clans. Graeme is a nice man that takes to Eveline immediately and champions her even when he doesn't know she's all there. The only distinctive thing about him is that he's circumspect to whom he beds and he's very reasonable. I just didn't feel that much for him.

    The conflict was resolved very easily - I would have expected it to take years for the clans to get to trust one another - and the villain was very convenient.

    Kirsten Potter did a great job with the Scottish accents. I usually object when the narrator in a Historical set in Europe has an American accent (I mean really) but it didn't bother me as much this time. Ms. Potter's narration tend to be on the deliberate side so sometimes I had it at 1.5X or 2X speed and I could understand what was going on.

    I'm not sure if I'll continue the series, I guess it depends on the plot of the next book.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Tamara 12-01-12
    Tamara 12-01-12
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    "Heartfelt Story"
    Where does Never Seduce a Scot rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    By far this is one of the best listens. The narrator was great and the story flowed seamlessly.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Never Seduce a Scot?

    I am not one to cry or be emotional but there were some tear jerker moments. I loved when she revealed the truth to Graeme. His reaction. The way the narrator did wonderful job w/speech deflection and it all seemed so real.


    Which character – as performed by Kirsten Potter – was your favorite?

    My favorite character would have been Evelyn. She was smart and brave. Even when things weren't going her way she was determined to not let those that oppose her see her at her weakest.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    There were several moments in the book that moved me but to say may be a spoiler alert.


    Any additional comments?

    This was a well used credit. The narrator did the voices very well. The characters and the plot were well written. I only wish there was an epilogue at the end to say how Graeme's people treated her after everything was all said and done.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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