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.
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The first chapter started out slow. But this was a wonderful heartwarming story. It is a wonderful book . I enjoyed it. The author did a great job the reader was phenomenal.
I've never read another Maya Banks book that I loved more than this one. The story was incredibly entertaining. Every one of the characters was lovable and endearing. The men were so alpha and awesome. And Evaline was the kind of heroine you fall in love with.
Kirsten Potter is INCREDIBLE. Her Scottish accents were spot on. I'm seriously blown away with how brilliant she was. I have listened to her read a few of JD Tyler's Alpha Pack books, and loved her then too. But in this book, she really shined. I cannot wait to listen to the next book in this series!
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This is a great Highlander romance. If you're in the mood for a damsel in distress type of book, which sometimes I am, this is a good one to get. I loved Ghram and totally want him to be made flesh and blood, not just a figment of my imagination. He was so sweet and tough at the same time. I will also admit the story had me in tears a few times. The author did a great job making me empathetic towards the characters, yet at the same time pissed off at all the asshole clansmen for their behavior. Maya Banks as an author is sometimes a hit or miss for me. While admittedly I haven't read much by her and what I have read most has been good. A few that were not so great, but still not too bad. Since Audible doesn't have this whole series, I will probably just wait to get the next book on a sale. Narrator does a good job.
Excellent narration ... unique plot ! Agoid read and the writer has the ability to take you to that far of land 😁😁😁😁
I have been an avid reader for over 40 years. But discovering audible allows me to enjoy my books while doing chores and driving!
Maya Banks is a master story teller, and when she puts her pen to historical romance, you can bet it will be a winner. This story of Eveline Armstrong and Graeme Montgomery is no exception.
The setting is Scotland, rife with clan fighting and intricate politics. In an effort to settle the strife between clans, Eveline and Graeme are ordered to marry, despite the animosity between their clans. Needless to say, neither is thrilled about the alliance. Eveline lost her hearing in an accident, but she has allowed everyone to believe the accident caused her to be "daft." in order to escape another arranged marriage to an evil suitor. But there is no escaping the order to marry Graeme. So she is faced with marriage to a man she cannot communicate with, and who believes she is crazy. Graeme dreads marriage to a woman who is "daft", but he is an honorable man who is determined to keep his vows.
The supporting cast of characters is just as well developed as the hero and heroine. The reader grows to love Graems sister and gruff brothers, and to hate the vengeful Montgomery clans people who torment Eveline. And Graeme's innate honorability and protective instincts allow him to see past the facade that Eveline has hidden behind to find the very smart and lively woman that lies benieath. In time, he comes to realize that she is perfectly sane, and is merely deaf! Their growing relationship blossoms into an epic love! Of course!
Kirsten Potter is a delightful narrator. Her Scottish accents help to immerse you in Scotland. I would give her 5 stars except I have a secret prejudice for having my romances read by men. Sorry, my bad! Ms. Potter is truly a very good narrator!
Enjoy romance, erotic, and YA
The narrator is fantastic! Eveline is a strong female who doesn't let her disability weaken her. She is tiny but mighty. Graeme is a warrior with a huge heart. This listen is credit worthy.
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