Never Seduce a Scot (The Montgomerys and Armstrongs, #1)
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This sinfully sweet new romance from Maya Banks features a remarkable woman whose rare gift teaches a gruff Scottish warrior how to listen with his heart.

Eveline Armstrong is fiercely loved and protected by her powerful clan, but considered "touched" to outsiders. Beautiful, fey, with a level, intent gaze, she doesn't speak. No one, not even her family, knows that she cann...more
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Published September 25th 2012 by Ballantine Books (first published January 1st 2012)
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Lisa

HOLY EPIC BEAUTIFUL AMAZINGNESS!


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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
UniquelyMoi ... So I Can Shine...

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
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Dd
ATTENTION: This is from one HOPELESSLY ROMANTIC FOOL to other similar HOPELESSLY ROMANTIC FOOLS--


To
HOPELESSLY ROMANTIC FOOLS,

Do you want a story which has got-

a.Romance
b.Romance
c.Romance


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
Stacia (out of inspiration)
3.5 stars. I'm confused. I'm thoroughly confused. Is this the same author who wrote about a weak-willed woman being repeatedly *cough* utilized by 3 men at the same time in every single possible place there is to utilize a woman? I never would have known that this book came from the same person who wrote the other book if I'd gone into this read blindly. The writing style was completely different.

Okay, I'm not going to lie. Colters' Woman was not the absolute worst book I've ever read, for what...more
Lisa Jayne
Sep 19, 2013 Lisa Jayne rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Lisa Jayne by: Anna
4.5 AYE LASS STARS.

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At the persistence of my gorgeous friend (The beautiful inside and out Anna Champion) and the encouragement of fabulous five star reviews I finally found myself one clicking this popular historical romance and promptly falling happily head over heels. Readers If you want to be swept off your feet then I would suggest that you indulge yourself in a book from this romance genre and specifically if like me you are late to the party and haven't already one clicked this diamond pre...more
♡Karlyn P♡
Maya Banks is quickly becoming my favorite author of Highlander/Medieval romances. NEVER SEDUCE A SCOT was another winner. It was a sexy, sweet highlander romance between enemy clans. While it was a bit predictable in places, I really didn’t care. The story kept me glued, the characters were endearing, and the romance was swoon worthy.

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
Pavlina loves Dex ❤❤
What a wonderful story!!I absolutely loved this book!!!My first and definetely favorite historical book!!!!

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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
Karla
4 1/2 Lovely Stars! Great start to this Highlander series!

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
Gabriella *is awesome*
i have to say ..i was truely touched by this....especially after i was done through the ending and paged through ACKNOWLEDGMENTS....


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
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kristina
Graeme


Eveline


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
Kathleen
Story rating 5 BIG STARS
Character Rating 5 BIG STARS
Romance Rating 5 BIG STARS
Heat Level 4 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating, priceless, LOL!

Can you tell how much I LOVED this book? Just in case you have not figured out how much, I must say that this book was absolutely AMAZING!

This book grabbed me early on and had me loving every moment. The heroine, Eveline was such a special character. She went into a marriage with her clans most hated enemy and by the end she brought them to her knees with her be...more
♥Rachel♥
Never Seduce a Scot was amazing and epic with a romance that turned me into a puddle of goo! I listened to the audio version, and the performer, Kirsten Potter, was perfection!! I’m supposed to save my audio books for my commute but there was no way I could stop listening to this mesmerizing story once I got home! I was up until 2am to finish.

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
Meli Mel *Ty and Zane's Creeper*





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
Sandra
*EDIT - RE-READ FROM 17th-19th NOV 2013*

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
Vilda
I'd always been curious about Never Seduce a Scot and after having it recommended by enough people, I decided it was definitely time to pick it up. I read it in two sittings (thank you uni for interrupting me *shakes fist*) and had to force myself to be able to put it down. It was just fantastic and I absolutely loved it!

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
Sheryl
THANK YOU TO EDELWEISS AND RANDOM HOUSE FOR PROVIDING ME WITH AN ARC OF THIS BOOK!!!!! And Ms Banks, you should know that it was your McCabe trilogy which brought me BACK to reading Scottish historical romance after giving that genre up 10 years ago!!! And now this; your new Scottish historical trilogy feauturing the Montgomerys and Armstrongs is going to FREAKIN' KICK AR$E!!!! *HAPPY DANCE*

OH MY FREAKIN' GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This was so bloody AMAZING!!!!! I swear i need to breathe n
...more
Sha Mslvoe ♥♥♥
** Pre-order the paperback version and I know I'm going to love this book **

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
Melanie
(*le sigh*) Such a sweet romantic story!

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Maya Banks has done it again! I can't say I like everything she writes (and to be fair I haven't read everything either), but she does write a mean (or should I say sweet) Scottish historical! I enjoyed this start to the 'The Montgomerys and Armstrongs' series just as much as the books from the 'McCabe' trilogy...

What I liked:
1) It's all about the romance! The setting is medieval Scotland, but Banks doesn't let things get too bogged down by historical accu...more
Anna
5 stars !! I loved loved loved it !!!

My Graeme :





Review to come soon !!

I inhaled this and left my buddies Lisa Jayne and April in the dust !! I couldn't help it ! I couldn't put it down !!! ❤❤❤❤
Need more highlander fix !!!
Splage

5 Stars
Genre: Scottish Historical Romance
Heat Barometer: 4 out of 5 flames
Audiobook edition


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
Richa
4.5 stars

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
Lisa
When Graeme Montgomery receives word from the king that he is to marry the daughter of the clan that murdered his father, he is furious. How could the king ask this of him? Especially as the girl is rumored to be daft and unable to have a normal marriage. With the prospect of passing on his heritage through his own blood gone, he still reluctantly accepts his duty as to refuse would be treason and would end up in his death. Graeme gathers his two brothers and his men and heads off to his rival A...more
Wendy
An alpha male in the form of a rugged warrior highlander, that’s caring, sweet and utterly swoony. Graeme Montgomery can’t resist the blonde beauty with her sensuality and her innocence. She can pierce his soul with those eyes and ultimately captures his heart.

Eveline Armstrong, is considered as touched after an accident has left her without her hearing. She learns to read lips and holds this little secret to herself and also her own family. Until her arranged marriage to Graeme, which she grace...more
Tai the Lioness
Never Seduce a Scot(The Montgomerys and Armstrongs, #1): Amazing Five Star strong start to a series

Thank you so much edelweiss/Ballantine Books for granting me the pleasure of an arc of this amazing book!

I will post this review soon, when I can write a bit more freely and not be tooooo spoilery!. So what I can say right now is this book is absolutely exceptional. Not only was the story an amazing stand alone, but the start to a series I'm more than excited to read about. I'm heavily invested in...more
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
Read this review in its entirety at Fresh Fiction

Maya Banks has become a major heavy-hitter of Scottish romance. If you thought that the McCabe trilogy was excellent, then readers will be on the edge of their seat for The Montgomerys and Armstrongs series!

NEVER SEDUCE A SCOT is an astonishing story. Banks pens a moving, gut-wrenching, heartbreaking, yet charming story that you will not be able to put down or forget. With intense drama and the most courageous heroine you will ever read, be sure...more
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“You love me,” she said in wonder.
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
Joana

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(*sigh)

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
Susanne
Hello fabulous! This book was amazing! I would not change a thing. One of the best books I have ever read - where are the 6th star? But then again, I have a very soft spot for stories with a broken but strong heroine and a caring loving alpha to bring her back.

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
Julia's Book Haven
I loved this book. I've never read a Maya Banks book before so I wasn't sure what to expect, but it was great. And it isn't easy to win me over when it comes to historial books. I picked up this book for two reasons, first because I think the cover is beautiful, and second because I read the description and was immediately interested in Eveline's story. Once I started it though I was reading because I was so caught up in the story. I loved Eveline's bright look on life and how she didn't let the...more
Lauren (Sugar & Snark)
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To be honest I didn’t realize Maya Banks wrote historical romance, I have read a couple of her erotic romances and never really enjoyed them but I am so happy I gave this book a chance.

NEVER SEDUCE A SCOT is a sweet and sexy highland romance with a very unique heroine. Eveline Armstrong and Graeme Montgomery are from enemy clans and in an attempt to stop the fighting the King forces them to marry one another.

Graeme has heard rumours that Eveline is “touched” in the head and while he is willin...more
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“I love you, Eveline," he whispered, though he knew she could not hear him. "Somehow, I'll make you hear me and you'll know that I love you as fiercely as it's possible for a man to love a woman.” 13 likes
“It was the problem with creating a web of lies and deceit. It spiraled out of control until it took on a life of its own, and she was helpless to correct it. In too deep. She’d been trapped by her own solution.” 3 likes
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