Welcome to my stop for Bearing It All by Vonnie Davis, the third book in her Highlander’s Beloved series a clever mix of time slip and historic romance. Please read on for my review and excerpt, be sure to check the tour stops to see what other readers thought of the title and don’t forget to enter the tour-wide giveaway where you could win a Select eBook Bundle from Loveswept.
Oh what a fun series this is: time slips, bear shifters and the highlands – it’s hard not to find things to like. In this story, Davis uses her humor and some rather unbelievable circumstances to throw our couple together, but as this is a shifter story, the suspension of disbelief works well, making this story carry the strongest feelings of fantasy.
Roman (or Brother Bear) is a bit of a complex being: his bear side is a stress eater, rather child-like (think 2 year old in the MINE stage) and is truly the lighter half of Roman’s personality. As we have learned, the bear and human sides interact with one another, often these interactions are devilishly close to argument. Every time the bear’s voice is heard, there is an answering, and usually more adult, reaction from Roman, but both sides want Anise for their own.
Anise is a French operative, she and Roman has met years ago in Paris, but now, she is running from danger and reprisal, and the last thing she needs or wants is an entanglement. She’s a bit of a hard nut to crack, and while her relationship with Roman does carry that insta-love burden, unlike earlier titles in this series, their relationship shows an attraction, if not always one that is felt to the core.
Dialogue, both internal and external, brings a consistent sense of humor to the story, keeping the moments fresh and unique, even when stretching believability. With moments to check back with couples from the earlier titles, and a cute short story bonus make up for the near total absence of Effie, always her meddling provides scenarios that move the story along, adding a sense of familiarity and family at the backbone of the series. While not my favorite, this is still a wonderfully unique series and story, full of laughter and lightness, the perfect escape read.
Title: Bearing It All
Author: Vonnie Davis
Series: Highlander's Beloved #3
Also in this series: A Highlander's Passion
Genre: Historical Romance
Published by: Loveswept
Published on: 27 October, 2015
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
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A Scottish hunter and a French secret agent find themselves on a collision course with danger—and irresistible desire—in Vonnie Davis’s new bear-shifting Highlander novel, perfect for fans of Jennifer Ashley and Shelly Laurenston.
In the pine-dense mountains of the Scottish Highlands, shape-shifter Ronan Matheson is running free when a desperate woman parachutes out of the sky, directly onto his furry, powerful chest. Instead of clawing her to death, Ronan’s inner bear longs to keep her safe. Once he’s back in human form, Ronan is amused by the mysterious beauty’s fearless attitude—and tempted by her expertly toned physique. But what could she possibly be doing in this isolated stretch of the Highlands?
French intelligence agent Anisa Brosseau never imagined she’d be on the CIA’s bad side—until she’s framed for treason and forced to flee in a stolen drone. Hiding out in a remote cabin, Anisa just needs some time to clear her name. What she doesn’t need is a brooding, muscle-bound Scot in a skimpy kilt to drive her crazy with lust. But when Anisa’s enemies come knocking on his door, Ronan calls on a secret weapon to protect his turf and the bonny lass he’s come to love.
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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.