I’m pleased to introduce my latest Rauncher, Olivia Somerset! *cheers* She’s fairly new to the Highlander genre, so I was excited to give her Maya Banks’ latest. Here is her take:

Redonk Nutshell: Arranged political marriage results in interesting twist of romance

The King wants to join bitter allies, the Montgomerys and the Armstrongs, so he has the son of one family, Graeme, marry the “daft” daughter, Eveline, of the other. Anger ensues, but Graeme agrees to go along with it for the sake of his family and the king. As it turns out, Eveline is not really daft, but deaf after a head injury three years prior. Miraculously, she has taught herself to read lips, but pretended to be daft to escape marriage to an evil laird of another clan. And, the twist is that when Graeme comes to claim his bride, Eveline can hear his voice!

I thought this book was fun because it wasn’t just laird goes to collect his bride and they fall in love on the three day journey to his castle. The book goes into detail about Eveline’s hearing loss and the reasons she pretended to be daft. Eveline falls in love at first sight, or hearing, with Graeme, and who wouldn’t? His voice is the first sound she’s heard in three years, and of course, he’s good looking! Graeme being the strong but compassionate man he is, he is understanding and gentle toward Eveline, although he does not realize her attraction to him at first.

I LOVED this book and read it in a day! I definitely plan to reread it in the near future!

Never Seduce a Scot by Maya Banks

Rating: B

Romance: 3/5             Raunch: 3/5

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