Book Review: Never Seduce a Scot by Maya Banks
Note: book provided by NetGalley
Release Date: September 25th 2012
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 cannot hear. Eveline taught herself to read lips and allows the outside world 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.
I am absolutely hooked on Maya Banks' historical romances. Love all the way to every fiber of my being. :)
This book is such a great example of a writing style that just takes you into the story, providing you with a little movie that plays in your head. The storyline presents two feuding clans, fighting for supremacy among the clans, each taking revenge against the other for a long lost cause. Maya Banks gives the reader a language nicely written and packaged into a book of incredible romantic story within a life that 21st-century-ebook-reader can only imagine. Maya's story makes that possible.
What is more, the main heroine seems to be developed to such detail and still pertaining her individuality and uncertainty as if her every word of page brings something new for the reader to discover. Characters are presented with all the qualities of an experienced narrator who knows how to make a story interesting and the reader always wonder "what comes next". The array of differences situated within each character makes the storyline, therefore the credibility of history all the more attainable.
Also, this book made me to rethink, question and hope for the actions of characters so completely individual that I could really form a movie in my head. And that hasn't happened in a long, long time. It made me hate, it made me love, and it made me sympathize with characters and their lives that I could not put this book down. For a book to draw you in such a way is a very unique and rare quality.
Even though there is not much excitement happening until the last third of the story, I still found it an enjoyable read. This story's allure most surely lays in the main heroine, her world and inadequacies, that I have been enlightened of the life of a non-hearing person which resulted in a grandiose respect for her bravery and the hero's ability to transcend the time and history in order to understand the gift that has been given upon him.
What more can I say? I really enjoyed reading this book in the overall, and loved the author's ability to portray a charming atmosphere to enjoy.