Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Sweet Romance with Kilts

Never Seduce a Scot by 

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 cannot hear. Eveline taught herself to read lips and allows the outside world to view her as daft, content to stay with her family. But when an arranged marriage with a rival clan makes Graeme Montgomery her husband, she accepts her duty—unprepared for the delights to come. Graeme is a rugged warrior with a voice so deep and powerful she can hear it, and hands and kisses so tender and skilled he awakens her deepest passions.

Graeme is intrigued by his new bride, whose silent lips are ripe with temptation, 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.

Review: Disclaimer: I received this book from the publisher in exchange for a review.

A sweet Highlander romance with an actually likable male main character and a main female character with some spirit.

Graeme is not an asshole, which is amazing considering how many of the main male characters in romance novels are assholes. This seems to be even more true for Highlander romance novels. He's still super manly and giant (they all seem to be the biggest man ever!), but has a brain about him and a heart too. Eveline is decently impressive as well although she winds up irking me a lot through the story. It is like she has two halves of her personality, strong women and seemingly strong woman.

The king forcing Eveline to marry Graeme to end the feud sets the stage for the plot to occur. It feels like a weak excuse and I honestly don't even remember if the king actually appears in the story. I don't know when this story takes place or who the king is. Some context would have been nice. The romance between Graeme and Eveline was sweet, but it happened way too quickly. Also, bad guy was bad. No surprise there. The story was enjoyable and I will read the second book.


Recommendation: I would recommend this book to fans of historical romance and romance with Highlanders.

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