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Never Seduce a Scot Audiobook

Never Seduce a Scot: Montgomerys and Armstrongs, Book 1

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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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    "I love this sweet story"

    I love everything about this Sweet Story, I will definitely listen to more books from this Author. Miss. Kirsten Potter is a WONDERFUL Narrator.

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    Barks Book Nonsense USA 06-14-13

    All reviews are based purely on whim, fancy and my mood. They are 100% my honest and personal opinion. Hey, you get what you pay for!

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    "Fabulous romance and narration"

    4 1/2 but closer to a 5 than a 4 so I'm rounding up.

    The Montgomery and Armstrong clans have been at odds for so long they don’t even remember how the feud began but they despise each other all the same. The king needs them allied and forces a marriage between the chieftain of the Montgomery clan and the fiercely protected daughter of the Armstrong clan. There’s nothing like a forced marriage to make peace, right?

    Graeme is not pleased. Not only is he being forced to marry, he’s being forced to marry his enemy’s spawn who is rumored to be “touched” but he doesn’t let it show. Even when Eveline’s mother attempts to discourage the match he reacts with humor.

    “She doesn’t speak. Hasn’t since she awakened from a deep slumber of over a fortnight.”

    “Tis all? She doesn’t speak?” Some husband would be grateful for such a gift.

    He doesn’t want to declare war against his king and resigns himself to the fact that his wife is one he’ll have to “take care of” rather than love. But from the moment he meets Eveline he realizes the rumors may not be entirely fair. She appears to understand him and she listens to him with her entire focus despite the fact that everyone believes she’s daft. She is lovely and sweet and determined to be a real wife and soon he is very conflicted about his longing for her.

    This was a refreshingly old style historical Scottish romance that was incredibly charming. Eveline is not daft but she is deaf and we get to know her very intimately through her thoughts in the early scenes. From very beginning she is amenable to marrying Graeme because the timbre of his voice registers with her and breaks up the deafening silence that fills her days. The story is almost completely character focused until the last quarter or so which is probably why I enjoyed it so very much. It tells of Eveline’s struggle to fit in, her sweet and tender romance with Graeme who may be a rough and tough clan leader but is also one of the kindest, compassionate heroes around. Rounding out the characterization is Eveline’s friendship with Rorie and her attempts at becoming an accepted member of the clan.

    I loved the romance development between Graeme and Eveline. They have an immediate connection and were able to communicate non-verbally. I was wondering how the author was going to handle that bit but she did it well. Eveline is very likable and intelligent and Graeme realizes it right away. He was understanding, patient and surprisingly tender towards her even in the very beginning. He wasn’t a typical man slut or a-hole warrior type. The two were very well matched and I enjoyed reading about them.

    Eveline and Graeme’s younger sister Rorie’s relationship was, for me anyway, almost as engaging as the main romance. Rorie is tough and mischievous and lonely. She is a great ally for Eveline who really needed one. It was sweet watching them become so close and work through the language barrier quite amusingly.

    “You did manage to tell me, although let me say this is the most one-sided conversation I've ever had in my life. I'm quite worn out now.”

    Eveline smiled.

    “I was prepared to dislike you.”

    Eveline flinched. Dislike was nothing new to her and yet it still managed to make her feel inferior.

    “But I find that for whatever reason I’m unable to. You have a certain charm, I suppose. And now since I like you, it means I’m going to have to protect you from the rest of the clan, which also means they aren’t going to be happy with me.”

    Rorie shrugged as she made the statement.

    “They don’t much like me either, just so you know. The women think I’m hopeless and the men think I’m too focused on matters that shouldn’t concern a lass my age. They mostly ignore me, but if my brother weren’t the laird, I would be treated with higher disdain.”

    I definitely recommend this book if you’re a fan of character driven romances. The plot wasn’t anything new if you’ve read a few of these “feuding clan and arranged marriage” plots but I didn’t care because the characters were so engaging. There are no big battles and political crap taking over the story. I hate it when that happens. The pace isn’t fast and furious but I never once found my mind drifting while listening.

    Narration Notes: In a word? Fabulous. The accents were beautifully done and I didn’t want to stop listening. The narrative was pleasant but those accents, oh my! The narrator really brought the characters to life and I couldn’t get enough.

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    Midwest Lady Indiana 05-28-13
    Midwest Lady Indiana 05-28-13 Member Since 2017

    Reader. Painter. Newspaper columnist. Nurse. Humane Society. Lake life. Walker. Happily remarried - was a widow.

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    "It was good!"

    I was expecting a fluffy light romance. It was that but with depth. The characters were far more interesting than "a harlequin" romance. I actually liked it. The story was fast paced and kept my interest. I got it on sale and was so pleased I will get more from this author. Don't get me wrong, it's a light romance but it had substance, style and depth.

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    Kate 05-20-13
    Kate 05-20-13 Member Since 2013
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    I didn't really care for the first Maya Banks book I read, "Be With Me" (erotica), but I decided to take a risk after reading the reviews. I am so glad I did. This was a great love story and very touching. Eveline is an incredible woman with an incredible story. Graeme is an honorable man. The characters and story is well developed - it is easy to feel like you know all of the family members and can picture the countryside. Kirsten Potter adds another level to the story. She is a fantastic narrator. She does excellent with male voices and increases the speed of the story as the action increases. It makes you feel immersed in the story. Overall, an excellent book - well worth the credit.

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    Linda Tuscaloosa, AL, United States 05-19-13
    Linda Tuscaloosa, AL, United States 05-19-13 Member Since 2012

    Nurse, mom, loved to read....but now I love to listen. When I retire I hope to hear waves crashing in 1 ear and audible in the other!

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    "God's teeth? No, Graeme's teeth!!!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, it was your usual highlander story with a twist...


    What did you like best about this story?

    The development of the love between Graeme and Eveline and I enjoyed seeing Eveline come alive....


    What about Kirsten Potter’s performance did you like?

    This woman can narrate a love scene like no other....


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

    The way the two cared for each other when they were sick or injured was a tender moment...Their possessiveness was fierce!


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    Irisandu2 05-17-13
    Irisandu2 05-17-13 Member Since 2004
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    "Absolutely Wonderful"
    Any additional comments?

    Story was good and enthralling! Tried to listen to it in one sitting but couldn't. I wanted to inhale it absorb it! It was my first exposure to Maya Banks and I am now a fan of Scottish tales, never having listened to or read one before. I am also now adding Kirsten Potter as one of my favorite narrators. I have 2 credits to spend...guess what I'm going to get?

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    Lady Redwood City, CA, United States 05-17-13
    Lady Redwood City, CA, United States 05-17-13
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    "I'm Glad is was on sale...."

    It wasn't a bad book by any means.. I quite enjoyed the story and I thought the narrator was great I read the other highland series and thought it was wonderful. This one is not quite the same... much more "loving" in the other ones which I liked. This one not so much although the story was entertaining. I will probably buy the rest just because once I start series I have to finish it. The real question is do I wait for the others go on sale? or give up a credit? Hard choice.

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    "Great book!"
    What did you love best about Never Seduce a Scot?

    I really got involved with the story and I felt for the characters when things happened to them.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Graham!


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

    I cried at one point in my car for about 5 minutes


    Any additional comments?

    worth the read!

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    Amazon Customer Manchester, NH, United States 04-18-13
    Amazon Customer Manchester, NH, United States 04-18-13 Member Since 2015

    Wife to sometimes neglected husband (due to listening to audiobooks) and mother to adult children. I am a relatively recent avid reader/listener, only really starting to read for pleasure a few years ago but now am thoroughly addicted.

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    "I love a book with a strong heroine!"

    Maya Banks has once again hit it out of the park with this first book of her new series. I thought Eveline was a great character, strong in spirit but still vulnerable and needing of protection without being weak. Graeme was the perfect fit for her in this story, which keeps you interested every minute. I am looking forward to listening to the next book in this series, and it will be a must have.

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    Chasity 04-18-13
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    "I love Maya!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Never Seduce a Scot to be better than the print version?

    I didn't read the print version but I don't feel like I missed anything.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Eveline is a great female character. She is strong and knows what she wants.


    What about Kirsten Potter’s performance did you like?

    She was great at the Scottish accent.


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

    When the families make the choice to come together or fight.


    Any additional comments?

    Enjoyed!

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