A Highlander's Passion: A Highlander's Beloved Novel

A Highlander's Passion: A Highlander's Beloved Novel

by Vonnie Davis

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ISBN-13: 9780553394641
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/07/2015
Series: Highlander's Beloved , #2
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 300
Sales rank: 69,384
File size: 6 MB

About the Author

Vonnie Davis, who studied English at Penn State, likens herself to a croissant: crusty, wrinkled, flaky—and best served with strong coffee. After a career as a technical writer, she’s spending her retirement playing fairy godmother to her characters, giving them their happily-ever-afters. Six fantastic, talented kids call her “Grandma” and brighten her world in so many ways. She lives in Southern Virginia with her husband, author Calvin Davis.

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A Highlander's Passion: A Highlander's Beloved Novel 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 31 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this story especially the daughter. She made me crack up! Already preordered the next book. Cant wait.
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Jasmyn9 More than 1 year ago
Ok - so this one was nothing like I expected. I had expected a fun Scottish historical featuring shifters. It is acutally a fun Scottish CONTEMPORARY featuring all sorts of paranormal types. I'd long wondered why there weren't more Scottish contemporaries, and I finally found one! Yay! I just wish I had known it going in because I was a tad confused for the first little bit. The narrative was also written with a touch of Scottish accent built in and that took a little getting used to. Now once I adjusted to that a bit, I really fell in love with the story. It had so many fun elements like elderly witches with pink hair, jealous teddy bear like shifters, and a bad guy that was seriously scary. Bryce Matheson was a bit of an odd duck - and he always wore a kilt. He and Kenzie both have their fair share of tragedy in their past, and they will need to deal with it before they can move on. There are a lot of twists and surprises in this. I was surprised at how easily they were worked into the storyline so that they just seemed to fit just right. *This book was received in exchange for an honest review*
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MTSmith More than 1 year ago
(Please note: This story addresses domestic violence. While the abuse is in the heroine's past, it still has an affect on her present. Please take this into consideration before reading further or purchasing this book.) Words spoken carelessly after a passionate moment brought Bryce and Kenzie relationship to a standstill. They left Bryce lonely and sent Kenzie into the arms of another man. Bryce finally came to his senses but Kenzie wasn't willing to go down that road with him again. Two miscarriages and too many years spent as her late husband's punching bag left her wary and distrusting of men. All she wanted was to support herself and not risk falling in love with the only man who ever had her heart. The abuse Kenzie suffered was almost always at the forefront of this story, and I loved that. Ms. Davis didn't duck away from it, painting a not-so-pretty picture of Kenzie's life as an abused wife. The aftermath of abuse doesn't go away because the abuser is gone. Ms. Davis played out Kenzie's autopilot responses to Bryce's raised voice, his suffocating anger, his increasing irritation in a way that each of her responses made me sympathetic toward her. I know, I know. I could've been annoyed as hell at her constant lack of trust and faith in Bryce, but I wasn't, which was surprising to say the least, lol. I can't tolerate cry baby heroes or heroines, and I understand if her behavior is seen as such, but she wasn't that to me at all. She was a woman trying to get past her demons but didn't know how. And while Bryce is a bear shifter and Kenzie a witch, their abilitites/powers weren't the center of this story. Their love and Kenzie's past were. I did enjoy that twist, Ms. Davis, about Kenzie's real name and heritage. The added mystery of who she really was and all that kept me reading because I wanted to know everything about Bryce's calico-eyed woman. I really enjoyed this story. I haven't read Book 1 yet and I just might go get it now, but Ms. Davis told an excellent story that a had a whole lot of everything I needed to escape the real world for a few hours: lust, love, the past, the present, the future, a touch of mystery and suspense, and a healthy happily ever after. (Received from NetGalley via Tasty Book Tours for an honest review)
gaele More than 1 year ago
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.  I received an eArc copy of the title from the publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review:  all conclusions are my own responsibility. 
LindaTownsend More than 1 year ago
If you crave sensational sexy mayhem in the Highlands with hunky Scottish bear-shifters, you've found it!  Kenzie Denune pedaled the bicycle harder, her thighs burning from the exertion. Thanks to a car that refused to start, she was going to be late for her job interview at Iverson Loch Manor. Grunting and pounding from the shrubs ahead, near the road's edge, snagged her attention. Naked shoulders glistened in the afternoon sun. Back muscles bulged and undulated with every thrust. “Bloody hell. Come fer me. Come.” In all of Mathe Bay in the Scottish Highlands, only one deep masculine voice had the power to raise the hair on her arms like this. A man with braided russet-colored hair that brushed broad shoulders inked with a bear's claw marks, woven into an intricate tribal design - Bryce Matheson. Damn him to hell. Who's he shagging in broad daylight? Out in the open, no less. Has he no shame? ... “I canna keep pounding at ye like this all bloody day. Me back is about to give out.” Bryce moaned and groaned again, obviously in the throes of ecstasy. The bear-shifting bastard. She eased up on the brakes to whiz past his love nest of bushes and brambles. “I'll not give up until I get ye wild cherry. Let me push both me thumbs and most of me fingers in here and....." My God, what's he doing to her? Kenzie couldna resist one fleeting glance over her shoulder. Her front wheel plunged into a pothole and the bike pitched... as she toppled across the grit. The force of the impact, combined with the slant of the narrow road, caused her to roll toward Bryce and his current conquest. No! No, God, no! A HIGHLANDER'S PASSION by Vonnie Davis is the second book in the author's Highlander's Beloved series and just as entertaining a read as the first! Even though there are interconnected characters, A HIGHLANDER'S PASSION can be easily enjoyed as a standalone. Just a warning, though... once you read this one, you will want to go back and read the first, A HIGHLANDER'S OBSESSION! It introduced the clan's characters and was a fabulous beginning to the series. You can read my review of it at Reading Between The Wines Book Club .This time, in addition to the awesome clan of bear-shifters, the author has added in some magic with witches and devilish dark forces. It's a delightful combination! My full review is posted at Reading Between The Wines Book Club. Check it out there! 4 1/2 Wine Glasses!
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KempsConsulting More than 1 year ago
Great read! If you want to feel the rush of good overcoming evil, and the thrill of a bad boy turned good, this is definitely the read for you! Hot and sexy like a highlander should be.
PureJonel More than 1 year ago
What a unique novel.  The plot is well crafted & one of a kind.  Davis brings this world to a vivid reality through her interesting narrative and picturesque descriptions.  Not only is this novel inductive to a few laughs, it’s also quite emotionally infused.  This novel runs the emotional gamut, giving readers quite the ride.  She also brings her shifters to life in a big way.  I enjoyed the multifaceted development that really allows readers to understand them.   Davis brings her characters to live in a brilliantly larger than life manner.  The fact that the main characters are both having a second chance at love makes the story even more poignant.  I love the fact that the dialogue matches the characters and time period they live in.  The thick brogue in the dialogue is enough to make a girl drool.  It adds extra authenticity to the tale. As a whole this was a great story.  I thoroughly enjoyed being immersed in this world I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to others.  Please note that I received a complimentary copy of this work in exchange for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm in love with this series, I can't wait for the next one. Hurry please I need to know what happens!
Eretria2 More than 1 year ago
A Highlander’s Passion: A Highlander’s Beloved Novel By Vonnie Davis Kenzie Denune has always loved the hot Scottish shape changer, Bryce Matheson. They have been in each other’s life since they were young. After a period of mourning for his wife, she and Bryce became a couple. She was finally happy and in love, until he decided that they should not be together anymore. He left her feeling abandoned and unloved. Grief stricken, she turned to a man who she thought loved her, only to discover he was a good-for-nothing drunk who abused her both physically and emotionally. Now, after sometime, they are both free to love again, but Bryce has a small problem on his hands, he wants Kenzie back. He wants to make her his wife and a mother to Colleen, his daughter from his first marriage, but Kenzie spurns his every attempt. Bryce will not take no for an answer and continues to woo her. He knows that he screwed up and hurt her badly, but he wants to try again and forever is in his heart. He has finally recognized that Kenzie was always his true love. He pulls out all the stops to win her; pushing her buttons every chance he gets. Kenzie simultaneously loves and hates Bryce. He tore her heart to pieces, shattered her soul, and made her vulnerable. She thinks about him often, sees him everywhere she goes. Her heart may refuse him, but her body still yearns for his hot dominating caresses; sizzling talented tongue, and fierce love-making skills. In the midst of all of this drama, Kenzie meets an eccentric American woman who spins a tale about her being Wiccan and states that Kenzie herself, is the daughter of two witches. Up until now, her identity has been concealed to protect her from her evil father; but now he has found her and is coming for her; she must prepare. My thoughts: The story was okay with me. It did have some good sex scenes, but overall, I was disappointed. I felt that the introduction of the father was too sudden. I would have liked to have seen her learn more about her Wiccan roots and grow in her powers. I felt that the plot was a little discombobulating. For me, the star of the entire book was Bryce’s precocious daughter, Colleen, from his first marriage. Her antics and her temper tantrums made me laugh. Overall, I found this book like many in this genre, no originality. Although, it does have the ability to improve. It has some interesting dynamics, but it could be better executed. Review by Michele Douglas Full Disclosure: I was provided an ARC through Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.
Didi168 More than 1 year ago
Copy of this book received via NetGalley This story bounced ups down so many times it made me dizzy. It started on a pretty high notes for me (Scotland, highlander, that sexy burr, the humour, the banter, the heroine's sass, the crazy new boss, lynx guardian, bear-shifters and witches... yes, there's a lot about this book that I loved!) but then they started to get repetitive, cheesy, then too much. Ups and downs, over and over it went. As the story set in Scotland with some Scottish characters, the narration and conversation put according to their accents. I had no objection to this whatsoever - I adore their accents, see. However, this was the first time I read the characters take pride of their Scot nationality the way these brothers (the Mathesons) talked - I agree on WildAboutBones account about that HERE . On a modern setting like this, their antics were too bizarre a practice IMHO. The MCs... I loved Bryce, I did. He's this over six feet hunk of a braided ginger-haired highlander with a penchant of wearing his kilt and nothing else, anywhere - even for riding horse sans saddle (Yesss, there's that nuts and handle flashy scene); got a great sense of humour, charming, possessive, and loved his family. But gosh he's stubborn and the way he talked to Kenzie was often way too crash to my liking. I also felt he hadn't done enough groveling for Kenzie to forgive him. He shoulda grovel more! As for Kenzie... I tried to like her character. She's a survivor of abusive marriage, monster of a da, and a supposedly talented and powerful wiccan! And I could understand her reluctant to take Bryce back - once bitten twice shy and the whole enchilada- but girl, the way that indecisiveness of yours bouncing: I trust him. I trust him not. I trust him. I trust him not. He loves me. He won't stay faithful. I should leave the family to keep them save. I shall stay... on and on and on the repetition pawed at my patience!! Seriously? They gave me headache!!! The love scenes between these two were also soo mouthy. I'm not a fan of vocal and loud sex scene, so I thought theirs were a tad on the cheesy side and too bawdy. I liked humor in a story but some of the scenes were a bit over the top for me, like the one [where Bryce and Kenzie shagging on the hospital bed made the alarms of Bryce's monitors went all bonkers and half a dozen medical staffs charged into the room and witnessing their climax. I also didn't think the five year old acted and talked her age - it felt too made up to be hilariously funny. Last but not least, Fauste, the oh so powerful villain they all so feared of. Even when they bemoaning over his vile and dangerous power, I don't think they took him (Fauste) seriously. Were they any precaution made to prevent him got to Kenzie? No. They said she had to to hear her mother's account on the tape - but did Kenzie finish watching the tape? No. Even after the attack that put some of them in the hospital, they went with their lives as they were... which led to his father easily snatched Kenzie! **head-desk** And the final confrontation?? After the way Fauste being described as very powerful and difficult to defeat, the last “battle” was anticlimactic and just too damn easy. All in all, this was an entertaining humorous read, but personally I think this story could be trimmed a bit. I always had a soft spot for Highlander story, even ranting away (privately) all the way to the end of the pages.
bouncyberthaCR More than 1 year ago
4 - "I've got all the therapy this man needs." Stars! Book two in the Highlanders Beloved series pretty much takes off where book one finished. Creigh and Paisley are happily settled into wedded bliss, and now it is Bryce’s turn to rectify the mistakes he made when he gave up Kenzie Denune just over a year previous. ”What’s past is past and lost forever.” Although he wasn’t too know, just how difficult life would be for her after their parting, Bryce feels deep and unrelenting guilt about how things turned out for Kenzie. Now a widow, and after miscarrying the child she was pregnant with at her violent husbands hands, Kenzie is a broken, untrusting and bitter woman, and Bryce sets out to win back her heart, and rebuild her shattered trust in him, men and life in general. The story of the Matheson Clan moves forward as well in this second book, the bear shifters have dealt with the issues that were present in the first book, but the Wiccan aspect of the story takes more of a step to the forefront as well in this one, witches and warlocks are abound to Mathe Bay, and the battle for supremacy is going to be fierce. ”Tis odd how what starts out bad can end up so fukin’ good.” Vonnie Davis has grabbed me completely with this series; I wasn’t in all honesty expecting to get drawn into the Matheson Family, their neighbors and the adventures that ensure as completely as I have. She has tried to inject a certain authenticity into the writing by pretty much offering all of the dialogue from the Scottish characters in a way that in your head actually sounds Scottish, I really enjoyed it, but if you are not one for that sort of writing you may find it a bit of a struggle. "I want to be ye guiding star." A Highlanders Passion would have been a five star read for me, but for two issues, I struggled with Bryce’s daughters characterization; in that supposed age versus voice and actions didn't completely match-up, and Kenzie’s knee jerk reactions towards a man that pretty much did everything he could to prove to her his true feelings just went on a little too long for me. Yes I understood that she had been hurt in the past, and badly, but I got to a point in the story after a pretty epic fight, where she once again accuses him of being untrustworthy and potentially unfaithful to her for the nth time, and it was one time too many for me. Bryce's actions spoke a lot louder than words (and believe me there were a LOT of words), but she kept choosing not to see (or hear) them. There is still great humor in this one, I laughed a lot, the Matheson men seem to struggle to keep their bits and pieces from staying out of trouble and under their kilts! A few tears again, and Effie, with her one liners is turning out to be an unforgettable addition to the mix as a whole. I am a little sad that we have to wait until October for the next book in the series, A Highlanders Heart, Ronan’s story, is certainly one I am looking forward too, and I am sure will be another stellar addition to the series. ARC generously provided via Netgalley, and it was my pleasure to provide the above honest review.
TeresaBowen More than 1 year ago
I received this book in exchange for an honest review. What's not to love in this book? It's set in Scotland with a tall, brawny, handsome Scottish man that usually wears a kilt and nothing else. He's also a bear shifter. He's a widower his wife died in childbirth and he has a lovely daughter that definitely doesn't have a filter she says whatever pops into her head. He had grown up with Kenzie and she'd had a crush on him for the longest time and after his wife had passed they had a relationship for a short time but he felt he was being unfaithful to his dead wife and just up and left her. Kenzie then married an abusive man who finally died leaving her a widow with trust issues. They meet up again when they work for the same woman an American woman Effie who is quite the character. She tells Kenzie she is a witch and Effie is her to teach her. There is danger and romance and lots of laughter and tears throughout the book. I really enjoyed meeting all of the people in the book and would read more of her books.
WildAboutBones More than 1 year ago
There was much to like about this story, but unfortunately there are several problems with it as well. I very much appreciate the glossary of characters at the beginning. The story is laugh out loud funny through much of the tale. Effie, a secondary character, is a hoot. She is the comic relief as well as emotional support for the heroine. Young Colleen, another secondary character, is such a wonderful, precocious addition to the story. The plot is a good one, and this was a quick read. Scottish accents are great in dialogue or character thoughts, but this story unfortunately also has it in the narrative which is just too much. The author also needs to decide how each character pronounces certain words and stick to it. The hero says a certain 18+ word, three different ways. Different characters can say it different, but each character should say it consistently for his personality. In the dialogue, the Scottish characters were constantly making references to Scottish this and that or being Scottish. National pride is one thing, but people just don’t throw their nationality around as much as these characters did in the dialogue. We know they are Scottish & in Scotland; don’t beat us over the head with it. Additionally the dialogue seemed stilted or Pollyanna sometimes, and other times the subject matter came out of left field, almost as if something was edited out, and the rest of the conversation wasn’t checked for relevance. I never felt like I could picture the main characters because every few chapters, we’d learn something new about their appearance. You can’t wait until halfway through the story to throw in something like “his braid fell across her shoulder as he leaned down.” Didn’t know he wore his hair braided. Sometimes it felt like I’d just been dumped into the story because there are a lot of things mentioned that occurred before the story starts, but at the same time, I didn't feel lost just a little out of sorts. I’m not referring to things obviously in a previous unread book. I’m talking of things germane to this story. Many of the scene transitions are jarring. The characters would be doing one thing, and suddenly they’d be doing something else. This may have been a formatting issue in the ARC, but I’m inclined to think not. Several times when referring to the shifters, the word “human” was used. Shifters are not humans, even in this story. They have a human form and an animal form so to refer to them as human was confusing. “People” would be fine, but not “humans”. Lastly, the final confrontation with the villain was anticlimactic after all the buildup to how powerful and dangerous he was. Especially since the previous encounters with him didn’t turn out so well for the hero and heroine. Even with all the things wrong with the story, I still enjoyed it thanks to the hysterical antics of some of the characters. I will definitely be trying another book in the series.
KYBookmama More than 1 year ago
I liked this book better than the first book. A Romanian witch and a Scottish bear shifter...great story idea! I thought it was odd that during the non-talking parts, there was Scottish words such as "yer, fer, dinna, etc" Odd..* *I received this book in exchange for an honest review*
Maisie-D More than 1 year ago
Let me tell you, I sobbed during the first quarter of the book. Kenzie has had such a troubled life.  Since they were 5 Bryce (a bear shifter) and Kenzie have been best friends. They did everything together. Until the new girl in town. Once Bryce meets the new girl, Bryce and Kenzie's long friendship ends.. But later Bryce's wife dies in childbirth and several years later, Bryce starts to date Kenzie.  But Bryce starts feeling guilty and unfaithful to his departed wife, so he breaks off with Kenzie once again .Kenzie is devastated. 14 months later Bryce has decided he made a big mistake in breaking off with Kenzie. He wants her and wants her bad. Kenzie is having no part of it. She's been hurt enough by Bryce. Kenzie starts to work for the American, Effie, as a personal assistant, where she learn she is a powerful witch and Effie a coven leader and a high priestess, is her mentor. When her evil father returns wanting her blood for a pact with the devil, Bryce promises to protect her.  But can she trust him with her love again? After reading this book I went back and read the first in this trilogy A Highlanders Obsession. Which is older brother's Creighton's story I love a good tearjerker. And the beginning of this one didn't let me down. Effie is a laugh a minute with her bawdiness.  I can't wait for Ronan's story. I was given a copy of this book by Net Galley for an honest review.
TammyS32 More than 1 year ago
A great shifter story. Bryce, a bear shifter and Kenzie a witch grew up together and Kenzie has loved him since they were children. Bryce fell for another and Kenzie tried to move on but now that they are both free again will love bloom? Funny, sexy and entertaining read. I enjoyed the banter between the characters and the chemistry between Bryce and Kenzie. The story held my interest throughout. Enjoy!
celticmaggie More than 1 year ago
I like this series. Vonnie has given us a great story line. We get to visit with the folks we met in her previous book. Bar prepared-you won't have any warning of Colleen popping up in this story. This is based in Scotland and there are lots of Shifters and Wiccans here. Kenzie has a lot of sad spoilers that follow her around. She loves Bryce but has lost all faith in men. He loves her and tries so hard to show her that he is very different from her dead husband. While they go back and forth she finds out her past is not what she thought. Her father is not dead but he has gone over to Evil. Spoiler. There are some bad spots here but no spoiler from me. If you are curious you will have to grab this book and read it. It isn't a long read and Colleen will always put a smile on your face. Enjoy this book! I have this book for an honest review for NetGalley.
stanhope3234 More than 1 year ago
4.5* This is book two in the Highlander's Beloved series by Vonnie Davis and so worth the wait. This is the second book that I've read by Ms. Davis the first being book one that I loved and fell for Laird Creighton Matheson and Paisley so I couldn't wait to read Bryce Matheson's HEA.  Kenzie Denune has loved Bryce since the day she met him. They were the best of friends until the day Bryce meets Miranda and slowly slips away from Kenzie. Bryce and Miranda marry when she becomes pregnant and so Bryce's life is turned up side down when his daughter Colleen is born and Miranda dies. Bryce vows never to love another for the memory of his wife. Soon Kenzie and Bryce slip into each other's heart again only to have Bryce break her heart by putting an end to it. Bryce can't get passed the guilt he feels for loving another. Heartbroken she falls for a man full of false words of hope and comfort. Duncan soon showed his true colors as an abusive, drunk/addict who beat Kenzie to the point of miscarriage and hospitalized. Bryce vows that day to win Kenzie back.  Since the miscarriage Kenzie has come in to her Wiccan powers and emboldens her to live her life even if it's alone. Bryce's bear demands he take Kenzie but the man knows he has a lot of ground to make up. Bryce breaks through all her barriers and shows her how a real Scot treats his woman and that he is truly in it for life. Just as they work through their shared grief and start on the road forever Effie drops the next bomb. All is not as it seems and there's a terrifying evil man after Kenzie who could take everything away from her. Again. Will she except Bryce's protection or run to keep him and the family she's come to think as hers safe?  Bryce is the hottest most silver tounged highlander charmer that I've read about in a long time. He is sexy and alpha as all h$ll and I loved every minute of it. Kenzie has been through h$ll and back so she's guarded and so scared to let Bryce in again. She is strong and so sad that you can't help but cheer for her.  Colleen is a sassy, intelligent and inquisitive child that loves everyone and is just as much of a charmer that her Da is. The things she said and did will have your heart in two pieces and laughing out load the next. She is one of the shining stars of the secondary characters right along with Effie, Paisley's grandma. She has such a naughty side to her. She is such a stitch. 
tigerlilly_liz More than 1 year ago
~ 4.5 Highlander’s Passion Stars ~  A sweet heartfelt romance with some sexy Highlander bear-shifters! A Highlander’s Passion is book two in the Highlander’s Beloved series by Vonnie Davis. Don’t miss out on the emotional journey through the hearts of a witch and bear shifter Oh Lordy, Ms. Davis had me hooked from the first page to the last. I could not put A Highlander’s Passion down. She had me laughing, crying, and doing both at the same time. So many emotions from heartache, sadness, joy, excitement, hope, surprises both good and bad; plus a good doses of humor and romance happen in this fantastic tail Bryce is our sexy bear shifter who has some commitment problems. Then their is Kenzie our Wiccan who has some deep trust issues. These two have a very big history together. I enjoy it when a couple has a history and you finally get to see them work things out and come together. Both Kenzie and Bryce have emotional scares from each other and others in their past to deal with. The history they have as well as the secrets, where hard to read, but so worth it to see them help heal each other and come together. The healing they go through was a journey in itself. One of my favorite parts is when they are saying goodbye to two little ones they lost and loved. You will know the moment I am talking about. Ms. Davies had me in tears it was so heartbreaking and thoughtful. I enjoyed the secondary characters just as much as the leads. Grandma Effie is just a hoot. I loved her in A Highlander's Obsession and I feel in love with her all over again here. We get a few surprises from her. Things we may not have known we learn. I love how she brings humor to the story and her free-spirt. Colleen, Bryce’s daughter, was just adorable. I loved this kid. The things she said and did where great. One of my favorite part’s with her was at the end. Oh sweet heaven help me her speech she did had me laughing so hard I was in tears. That child is just too adorable. A few things I noticed/bothered me:  Why do authors feel the need to give extra names to characters? It get’s to be confusing. The Wiccan’s in this story have their birth name, then when they become Wiccan they are bestowed two additional names, which are their Wiccan names. Then we have Effie giving Kenzie a nickname. Now that I can see, but with all the names it’s just a little to confusing. The other thing that got to me was how Fauste got his hands on Kenzie so easily. Everyone knows she is in danger from him and they are very big on family and protection, so why did she not have an escort/protection with her when she was walking around. It made no sense to me that they would not have her be with someone when Fauste is out to get her. I loved A Highlander’s Passion. What is not to love. We have some very sexy Highlander bear shifters, great fun loving characters, and a sweet romance. After reading this one I felt the need to go back and re-read book one again as well as this one. It was that good. I can’t wait for more books in this series *Disclaimer: ARC provided by Random House Publishing Group - Loveswept via NetGalley with the sole purpose of an honest review. All thoughts, comments and ratings are my own.
snaggelpuss71 More than 1 year ago
Omg this book was awesome. I have been waiting to read Byrce's story. this book was such a joy to read. I love Collen that little one and the tings she says. You never know what she will say but it is going to be good. I love that what she said about finding the dirty magazine under her uncle's bed, then she puts it on his dinner plate to make sure everyone knows he was naughty. I almost fell out of my chair laughing. then there is his love interest Kenzie, she is one amazing woman to go through all she has and still be the strong willed woman she is is truly wonderful. The book was not all hearts and roses their was a real tender moment between Kenzie and Bryce that about tore my soul apart How do you move on from something like that to lose not one but to little souls that never had a chance to live I had tears running down my face even now writing about it I do I wont say more about this as to not spoil the story but the way he helps her with this is truly amazing. I do have to say Bryce's mom's Idea of what to do too the person who caused all this pain was about how I felt too. But overall this is one hell of a book and I can not wait to read the next book. I hope you enjoy this book as Much as I did. If you do like this book, please consider leaving a review. The Authors really like it when you do, they value your opinions too.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When I first saw this book I didn't have high expectations but boy was I wrong.  I found myself laughing out loud which is unusual when I read a book.  I was also reading excepts to my husband when he asked what are laughing about.  The story about a second chance at love is a rare one, it was nice to see for once.  Bryce and Kenzie's second chance gives hope to others that can relate to their personal stories.  I am very glad that I gave this book the chance it deserved and I can not wait for the next book.
Buecherwurm161 More than 1 year ago
A Good Read.  I got this book from NetGalley in exchange for a review, which I am happy to provide. After reading some of the reviews I was eager to get started and I was very disappointed that I did not like it as much as I wanted. This is the second book of the series, and my First book by Vonnie Davis, but I had no trouble following the story, it just made me want to read the first book as well. However I had a hard time with the dialect at times, and caught myself skipping over it just to keep the flow of the book going. The majority of the book was very emotional with lots of crying from our heroine, sprinkled with some steamy romance and a bit of action in the end. Thankfully there was also some comic relief throughout and it really had me laughing in the end. Overall not a bad read if you don't mind all the tears.