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Never Seduce a Scot by Maya Banks

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King Alexander II sent a decree to Lairds Armstrong and Montgomery that neither clan could ignore. There would be a wedding and his most valued supporters would have to put their hatred towards each other aside as they would join their families as soon as possible putting all their animosity in the past.  Graeme Montgomery could not believe that his line would now end with him after the King had ordered him to take the daft woman to be his bride.  What could come of a union with a woman who was sheltered because of her infirmary?

Eveline Armstrong had lost her hearing after a fall escaping a wedding to a man who was adept at hiding his true self to even her own family.  A man with two faces.  The loving, caring ‘husband to be’ and nobleman to everyone else; and the torturing, vile, lecherous man to his bride.  Losing the use of her voice was altogether another problem.  What started out as her taking time to recuperate ended up as the only way out of a marriage from hell. At the Montgomery keep Eveline soon has an ally in her sister in law, Rorie.  Her secret now in danger of being revealed she needs to find a way to tell her husband that she is not daft but scared of Ian McHugh and the life she needed to escape.

Eveline finds her way into the hearts of the new clan but not before she slaves herself causing irreparable rifts between the Laird and the women of the castle.  Realizing their mistake too late when she is betrayed and kidnapped and it will take a true truce and merging of the two enemies to defeat the kidnapper and save Eveline from the fate awaiting her.

Maya Banks never disappoints.  Picking up a thrilling contemporary, an erotic historical or a sexy highland escape that has Ms. Bank’s name on the cover always delivers a story that will wrap you up in emotion, titillate your senses and have you scouring for more as soon as they book is back on the nightstand.  Needless to say book hangovers are pretty much a given when I pick up her books and this one did not disappoint.  Graeme and Eveline’s story was all of what I said above and more.  Eveline was a strong and brave heroine who had to find a way to survive, giving up a connection that she once shared with her family and with the horses she loved to protect herself from the threat that hung over her life.  Graeme is a gruff and battle scarred warrior but he opens his heart to the woman he is forced to wed and soon finds himself captivated by the beauty that his silent but determined wife by his side.  I hate to be cliché but I cannot wait for more highland tales from Ms. Banks and am positive that it will prove to be another delicious escape.

I received an ebook copy of this book for my honest review through Net Galley from the publisher Random House Publishing

Book Depository http://www.bookdepository.com/Never-Seduce-Scot-Maya-Banks/9780345533234

Amazon  http://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/0345533232/ref=cm_cr_mts_prod_img

Random House http://www.randomhouse.com/book/216522/never-seduce-a-scot-by-maya-banks