Another Highland romance with a little twist.
In a nutshell:
Clan chieftain is forced to marry enemy clan’s daft daughter, but not everything is at it seems.
Language I read the book in: English
Did I like it? Yes, rather.
For people who: like Highland romance and the standard romance components
After the absolute disaster with 50 Shades of Grey I needed another romance to get that book out of my system. After reading a Random House newsletter and looking on Netgalley I got a historical romance by Maya Banks. Can it be a more sure thing than Scotsmen and Maya Banks? I don’t think so.
I have read books by her before, but they were contemporary ménage stories, and I somehow must have expected some happy threesome with a fair maiden, a fierce chieftain and a gentle healer or something because I was surprised to find a rather standard Highland romance. In fact it reminded me a lot of two books by Julie Garwood combined, “The Secret” (bride comes from an enemy clan, just that in The Secret it is kept, well, a secret) and “Saving Grace” (brutal ex husband comes for “his” woman again). But I suppose all components of a Highland romance are so formulaic that you take them from a pool and combine them at will and they will always make a nice romance read.
In this story we have an additional twist with the bride/wife being deaf , and it takes some time for her man to find out. How her family has not noticed this in years and just thought her daft is a mystery to me, but I will let that slide, as it is mandatory to the plot.
The whole story is a really enjoyable read, not as hot as other Banks books, but rather sweet and cosy. I just saw on Goodreads that is is book 1 in a series and that makes perfect sense. Both clans have a couple of brothers to find brides for and it is only reasonable to give them their own books.
Why the book is called “Never seduce a Scot” I have no idea. So far I haven’t come across one Highland romance where the Scot in question isn’t a prefect specimen of his kind. In fact, seducing a Scot (or alternatively being seduced by one) should be a top priority on every girl’s bucket list.
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Have you read this book? What did you think of it? I would love to hear other opinions.