There is no secret that I love the Highlanders, and Vonnie Davis has mixed in bear shifters into her story with aplomb, giving readers plenty to love. The newest installment in the Highlander’s Beloved series is just as good as the first. Please be sure to check out the other tour stops, read the excerpt and don’t forget to enter the tour-wide giveaway for a $25 eGift Card of Winner’s Choice Bookseller, Loveswept Mug and Nail Polish
A Highlander’s Passion
I thoroughly enjoyed the first book in the series, and A Highlander’s Passion was just as enjoyable and smile-worthy as the first. My favorite secondary character, Grandma Effie returned with more spice and humor than I ever expected, and the other secondary characters who are part of the pack give a depth to the sense of family / clan obligations and loyalties.
Bryce is a shifter with commitment issues, not a first go-round at a relationship with Kenzie, he’s dealing with his own and their issues throughout much of the story, and doing so in ways that show the author’s talent for character development. Kenzie is wicca with a history with Bryce, but even more importantly is a survivor of an abusive relationship with her husband. Part of Kenzie’s mission is to protect the weak, not a bad calling for someone who early on appeared to be the fated mate of a bear shifter. Bears are known for their strong family groups and protectiveness, and Kenzie’s attitude and strength fit right into that mix.
Their past relationship and ills are a large player in the story for them both, as they start to see one another’s stories they start to heal and grow, with nudges from Grandma, their own desires and even the danger that Kenzie faces from Fauste. While just how he managed to get around the bears wasn’t well explained, but the result and tender moments between Bryce and Kenzie afterwards were wonderful. And how heartbreaking (and tear inducing) to say goodbye: a necessary step for Bryce and Kenzie, but one that makes the ending so much sweeter.
I can’t choose between the first two books for a favorite – so it’s up to Vonnie Davis to continue the series to give us all one to say “this is the favorite”. But, if you haven’t read the first- grab it – this is a fun, quick reading and emotional series that will have you reading late into the night.
Title: A Highlander's Passion
Author: Vonnie Davis
Series: Highlander's Beloved #2
Also in this series: Bearing It All
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Shifters
Published by: Loveswept
Published on: 7 April, 2015
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
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Two of the wildest hearts in Scotland fight for their destiny in this searing-hot romance, sure to be devoured by fans of Jennifer Ashley’s Shifters Unbound series and Shelly Laurenston’s Pride Stories.
As a bear-shifter in a pack roaming the Scottish countryside, Bryce Matheson embodies brute force and untamed abandon. As a widower, he’s running scared. When Bryce attempted to open his scarred heart to another, she grew tired of waiting for him to state his intentions, and the unearthly beauty spurned him for someone who wasn’t worthy. But now that fate has conspired to set Kenzie Denune free once again, Bryce vows to finally win her love.
Kenzie is a witch who summons her powers to protect those too weak to care for themselves. After surviving an abusive husband, she swears off men—even men like Bryce, whose iron muscles make her knees weak, and who’s piercing eyes fill her with longing. Her life’s purpose is to help others. However, dark forces have different plans for her gifts. To save herself, Kenzie must team up with the shifter who has always stirred her soul—and trust in a passion powerful enough to set her blood aflame.
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A copy of this title was provided via Publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.