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Sparkling water fanatic. Lover of random crap. Goodreads member curious to see if the grass really is greener on the other side.

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Dreams of Gods & Monsters
Laini Taylor
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L.H. Cosway
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Vampire Academy Vampire Academy
by Richelle Mead
Start date: September 1, 2013

Eve and Adam Eve and Adam
by Michael Grant
Start date: August 1, 2013



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Never Seduce a Scot: The Montgomerys and Armstrongs

Never Seduce a Scot: The Montgomerys and Armstrongs - 3.5 stars. I'm confused. I'm thoroughly confused. Is this the same author who wrote about a weak-willed woman being repeatedly *cough* utilized by 3 men at the same time in every single possible place there is to utilize a woman? I never would have known that this book came from the same person who wrote the other book if I'd gone into this read blindly. The writing style was completely different.Okay, I'm not going to lie. [b:Colters' Woman|44488|Colters' Woman (Colters' Legacy, #1)|Maya Banks|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1255575030s/44488.jpg|43837] was not the absolute worst book I've ever read, for what it was. That book was fluff erotica - very enticing in parts while completely ridiculous in others (and tiring - how this woman was able to keep up, I'll never know). However, there was nothing about Colters' which made it stand out for me either. The woman was completely downtrodden, the men were interchangeable, and the story was practically nonexistent.Needless to say, my expectations were pretty low for my first highlander read from this author. So you can only imagine my surprise when I found myself enjoying Never Seduce a Scot. Well, who knew I'd end up liking this? Even though the story didn't have as much of the sexy highlander brogue that I love, it was still a touching little read (and not the kind of touching that went on in Colters'). Eveline is a woman who had lost her hearing in an accident involving a horse. Even though Eveline taught herself how to read lips and could understand what people were saying around her, she pretended to be 'daft' and refused to speak in order to avoid being forced into a marriage to a man whom she considered abusive. Instead, she ended up being forced into a 'political' marriage to the head of an enemy clan. Graeme is the man who feels guiltily drawn to his new bride. He doesn't want to believe she is daft, but he does draw the line at trying to make any advances on his wife because he isn't sure where her mental capacity is. He honestly doesn't want to take advantage, even though his instinct is to protect and care for this woman who was dropped into his life and he finds himself attracted to her beauty. I was happily amazed to find that this big, burly, clan leader was really a softie at heart. His attitude was refreshing and different from the general alpha male. Everything about this man showed his strength of character and ability to treat others with respect and kindness. He was a wonderful character.To his surprise, she turned just enough to kiss the inside of his hand. It was such a simple thing and yet he felt it all the way to his soul.It's not often that you get to read stories in which one of the main characters is disabled in some form and I loved that the author used her real life experiences with her own husband's hearing loss as inspiration for this story. Because Banks drew from her personal knowledge, the story read as authentic and not forced.Overall, this was a beautiful love story and I loved how moving the connection was between Eveline and Graeme. The only fault I could find with the book, which made me knock off half a rating point, is that it ran a little too long. There might have been a benefit from cutting out a few needless scenes. Even so, I'm glad that I gave Never Seduce a Scot a fair chance. I ended up finding a nice little gem in the historical romance genre."I love you, Evangeline," he whispered, though he knew she could not hear him. "Somehow, I'll make you hear me and you'll know that I love you as fiercely as it's possible for a man to love a woman."