Never Seduce a Scot (The Montgomerys and Armstrongs #1)
Eveline Armstrong is fiercely...more
HOLY EPIC BEAUTIFUL AMAZINGNESS!
I’ve said it before and I will say it once again, absolutely no one writes a highlander romance like Maya Banks! I love many authors who focus on the Scottish highlands but there is simply something magical and beautiful about Maya Banks’ historicals! Sigh ! Never Seduce a Scot is no exception. It is the first book in Banks’ Montgomerys and Armstrongs series.
Eveline Armstrong and Graeme Montgomery are from feuding clans. The feud has been responsible for many dea...more
HOPELESSLY ROMANTIC FOOLS,
Do you want a story which has got-
Well then CONGRATULATIONS!!.You have chosen the right book.
The two most powerful clans in highlands,under King Alexander II are the Montgomerys and the Armstrongs.But unfortunately,they are sworn enemies of each other.Nothing exists between them except hatred.
Seeing no other way to stop the war between them,the K...more
Never Seduce a Scot is the first book in Maya Banks’ The Montgomerys and the Armstrongs series, and fun, sexy, entertaining tale! From beginning to end, these feuding clans made this a story filled with twists and turns, situations that were both heartbreaking and inspiring, and kept me turning page after page to see what was going to happen next.
Blurb: Eveline Armstrong is fiercely loved and protected by her powerful clan, but outsiders consider her “touched.” Beautiful, fey, with a level, int...more
Okay, I'm not going to lie. Colters' Woman was not the absolute worst book I've ever read, for what...more
Forced to marry by the king’s proclamation, Eveline Armstrong and Graeme Montgomery meet just one day before their own wedding. Graeme will respect the king’s wis...more
Years now the Armstrong and the Montgomery clans are sworn enemies and they are fighting each other.
The king cant stand this anymore and the solution is not just a treaty but a marriage , an unwanted one.
The marriage of Eveline and Graeme is supposed to stop their clans warring . However, no one wants this marriage but unfortunatelly they cant oppose to the royal orders.
After the marriage she has to go to the enemies land and live with them.
As the laird's wife she should be treate...more
AUTHOR'S NOTE :Eveline’s deafness is based on my husband’s own hearing condition.No one ever knew how bad his hearing was until he was in his master’s program in college.He’d taught himself to read lips and got through school by sitting close to the teachers so he
could see their mouths.Like Eveline,he cannot hear higher pitches and only some lower
tones.This book and...more
I haven't read a historical romance in quite a long time. Really... I think it has been close to a year. I don't know why I stopped, but then I decided I wanted to go back to it. I am so glad I picked Never Seduce a Scot, because I loved it!
The Montgomerys and Armstrongs are enemy clans that blame each other for the death of their loved ones. As time passed, their hatred and thirst for revenge grew, but the king was not willing to let them feud any longer. He decides that Eveline Armstrong and G...more
The story starts with a century of long feud between the Armstrong and Montgomery clans.
The king, having the support of both of these very strong clans fears that his backing will be weakened severely if these 2 clans kill each other off.
Really, it's just a matter of time before they war with each other.
In a last ditch effort to save this from happening the King decides to issue an edict th...more
I'm so in love.....
When I look at you and see the sun
The love in your eyes
See the day and night
The ending of the pain and hate
The start of a new beginning
A different life with you
You bring me hope
Just like when you walk past me
And I see your hair blow in the wind
You make me breathless
My heart sinks so low some days
But I see you and
You make my heart open so much
It could rip.
This is all because
I love you
You have come to me from a distant land,
Dreamer of dreams, to fill my he...more
I had a huge urge to re-read something that i know would get me back into reading, and Never Seduce a Scott was the first thing that popped into my mind.
This book is just pure perfection and i could not see any flaws in it. LOVED everything about it from start to finish, so it's no surprise it went, and still is on my 'favorites' shelf.
I don't re-read books very often but i'm glad i did with this one because, yet again, i was on an emotional ride i hoped...more
The Montgomerys and Armstrongs are feuding clans for over 50 years. No one know what it started but over the years , the casualties between the 2 clans, made the hate to grow deep and strong.
So when the thing decides is time to join the 2 of them, through marriage, everyone sees it as a punishment. The Montgomery's laird Graeme must wed the Armstrong's laird daughter, Eveline.
For Graeme, even worse than marrying the enemy is to wed a daft/touched woman, because it meant he would never be...more
He smiled. “Was there ever any doubt?”
She turned to her father who was standing a few feet away, his arm around her mother. “He loves me!”
Her father’s shoulders shook with laughter. “Aye, I think the whole of Scotland now knows it, lass. Do you not have anything to say back to the lad?”
“I LOVE YOU!” she roared, determined to yell it every bit as loudly as he had.
“Aye, I know it, wife. And the whole of Scotland likely knows it now, too.”
My first from Maya Banks....more
I can't describe how good this book was. Best hero - check. Best heroine - check. Best setting - check. Wanted to switch place with the heroine - check. Utterly romantic - check. Finished with a big grin on my face - check. Couldn't put i...more
The Montgomery’s and the Armstrong’s are enemy clans engaged in bitter feuding for ages. Being the largest and the most powerful clans in Scotland, the ki...more
Beautiful story about two feuding families brought together by through a mandated arranged marriage. Eveline, Graeme and their families are resolved to their fate, not necessarily pleased by the king's order, but they obey to keep peace among the clans.
Eveline was one of the sweetest, bravest heroines I've ever read about, I adored her. Graeme was charming, kind, and even though this union was not what he sought or dreamed about for his...more
Ohhh, the characters. I fell in love with Eveline and her family right away. Her loving parents and brothers cared for her so very much, no matter if they didn't know if she wa...more
Genre: Scottish Historical Romance
Heat Barometer: 4 out of 5 flames
Once I started the audiobook I couldn't wait to get back to it, every free moment I had, my headphones were in and I was IN Scotland. I am a newbie to audiobooks and the narrator, Kirsten Potter, is what I think made this book just come alive for me. I fell in love with the H&h, Graeme and Eveline. I can not count how many times my chest tighten up or my face warmed because of these beautiful characte...more
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To sum it up: 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...more
I have always thought it is especially romantic when there's a bit of classic "Beauty and the Beast" theme in a story. Never Seduce a Scot is about a damaged deaf young woman, Eveline Armstrong, who, at the king's orders, must marry an enemy clan leader, Chieftain Graeme Montgomery, to bring peace between the clans.
‘As content as a kitten on a fur, she was wedged tightly against him, her legs against the side of his....more
I did not expect this book to be so good. I was fully convinced that it would be one of those books that you could pick to pieces based on its faults but enjoyed despite yourself... like every other Highlander I've ever read.
There were, like, two sex scenes in this book.
Do you know what that left time for?
A LEGITIMATE PLOT.
Granted, the other book I've read by Maya Banks, In Bed with a Highlander, did technically have a plot, but it w...more
What a story!!! Loved it loved it loved it!!! ! I'd give it 10 stars, if I could.
She is deaf not daft. She can read other’s lips. She’s brave, intelligent and beautiful. She quite scared at 1st when she heard about her arranged marriage with Graeme. But she gives her hands with all her heart. His clan, Montgomery despises her clan, Armstrong because his father has been killed by her grandfather. She tried her best to wi...more
I was reluctant to read this book at first, I'm not usually into historical romance. But let me tell you something : I was NOT disappointed in the least. Never Seduce a Scot was such a refreshing book, surprisingly, it's the historical part that I've loved the most. I don't know how to properly express my feelings about it but I.AM.IN.LOVE.
Eveline Armstrong is fiercely loved and protected by her powerful clan, but outsiders consider her "touched." Beautiful, fey, with a level, intent gaze, she...more
Characterization of Graeme and Eveline: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Solid! Consistent! These "actors" didn't suddenly behave out of character. With the dialogue exception (see below) the H and h spoke and acted in accordance with their presumed upbringing, past experiences, values, and prior behaviors. Their characters were textured and interesting. Compared to some books, there's relatively little inte...more
It starts with a century long feud between the Armstrong and Montgomery clans. The king, having the support of both of these very strong clans, fears that his backing will be weakened severely if these 2 clans kill each other off. Really, it's just a matter of time before...more