Bearing It All: A Highlander's Beloved Novel

Bearing It All: A Highlander's Beloved Novel

by Vonnie Davis

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ISBN-13: 9780553394658
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/27/2015
Series: Highlander's Beloved , #3
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 297
Sales rank: 56,462
File size: 1 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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Bearing It All: A Highlander's Beloved Novel 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is such a fun read... laugh cry... wanting ... no needing more... you can't help but fall in love with these people . Now next should be the nurse and cop... and keeping up with everyone else sigh... MORE PLEASE
DixieLeeBrown More than 1 year ago
This is one of the most fun romance series I've ever read, and the final installment, Bearing it All, is the one I loved the best. The author takes us on a romantic and action-filled adventure as befitting a paranormal romance. Suspend your mundane reality for a while and just have fun reading. I did!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Different but I liked it
Nicolerko More than 1 year ago
This book hooked me right in right from the beginning. While reading this I could hear Ronan's Scottish accent. Anisa is a very intriguing heroine. She's a French intelligence agent and a survivor. Except now she can't out run the the people setting her up. She's going to need some help, but she can't trust easily. If Ronan has anything to say about he is just the bear shifter for the job. How will Anisa react once she finds out what Ronan's family is made up of. Can they eliminate the treat before it's too late?
tigerlilly_liz More than 1 year ago
~ 2.5 Bearing It All Stars ~ I was waiting not so patiently for Bearing It All to come out in Vonnie Davis Highlander’s Beloved series. I have fallen in love with the world Ms. Davis has created as well as her characters. So to say I am sadly disappointed and bummed in Ms. Davis’s latest installment of Bearing It All, is an understatement. I had such high hopes and expectations. Bearing It All started out at the begging so well, but something happened and I almost DNF'd it, but I kept going. I LOVED A Highlander's Obsession, and A Highlander's Passion. So, for this one to turn out to not work for me was sad. What I Liked: I like how the author has set up her shifters for this series. Man and Bear can talk to each other, its like two separate entities, yet they are one. Each bringing a different aspect to the conversation or situation. At times the conversations Ronan would have with his bear were insightful and funny. The author describes it best as “two different halves of a whole.” I liked how the story starts out. It was just to funny reading about Anisa falling out of the sky and landing on Brother Bear (Ronan in bear form) and how she handles the situation. Funny! I liked that we got to see some of the previous characters. Just glimpses into their lives. Like Bryce and Kenzie, waiting for the birth of their baby and how Colleen is so happy to become a big sister. Fans who have read the previous books will love the return of older characters. I liked the short short story at the end called “The Pink Chapter.” Yep, those who are fans of the series will know by the title who it is about. We get a nice surprise in that story. What I Didn’t Like: The lack of Effie our ever loving pink haired grandma who loves to metal in the affairs of others. She brought so much comedy, humor, and fun to the stories, that I missed seeing more of her in Bearing It All. Anisa and Roman. Well this story turned out to be an insta-love/attraction and they have a very quick romance. Yes, they have meet before about seven years ago in France, but that was more acquaintances, not a relationship. So, I never believed in their romance. It never felt right to me. In Highlander’s Obsession, book one, and A Highlander’s Passion, book 2, the couples had time to grow or they had a long history together, which made their romances believable. This one lacked that time of getting to know each other to really believe in their love. Brother Bear was more like a child in this story. He sees Anisa as a mother figure or friend. I never got that feeling from the other books, so it just made the relationship between Roman and Anisa weirder. I was not a fan of Anisa and that she is a CIA operative, yes she kicked butt, but some of the things that happened to her and why they happened never fully worked for me. Last I never bought into the plot/storyline. Things happened that where just to unbelievable or it got resolved to easily. Even though Bearing It All turned out to not be the book for me. If the blurb intrigues you, I urge you to give it a shot. Just because it did not work for me does not mean it won’t for you.  *Disclaimer: ARC provided by Loveswept via NetGalley with the sole purpose of an honest review. All thoughts, comments and ratings are my own.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
NOT an ARC review. I, regretfully, paid for this. There wasn't anything horribly wrong with this book. There just wasn't anything good either. The humor and charm from the other books was missing. If I had only read this one, I, certainly, wouldn't buy another one. The main couple were simply annoying. The disagreements over miscommunication were so asinine that I couldn't understand the misunderstanding. I guess, I misunderstood. Once Effie and Colleen showed up, the book was so rushed....and vague, even they couldn't save the story from a 2 star rating. The scene with the clan traitor was absurd. Fury and rage and fighting instantly switched to aw, that's okay, just don't do it again. Miserable. Simply miserable. I'm undecided if I'll buy another in this series or by this author. Right now, I'm thinking no way, no how. Very disappointing waste of money.
BuckeyeAngel More than 1 year ago
Ronan Matheson is at his hidden cabin in his bear form when a parachuter literally crashes in his arms. There’s something familiar about her, but he can’t quite put his finger on it. When she shows up at his cabin a little while later, his bear forces him to help her. Anisa Brosseau is a French intelligence agent on the run for her life. When it turns out the surly Scot who owns the only cabin for miles is someone she knew a long time ago, she gives in and lets him help her. There was something about this book that just didn’t work for me. Right from the beginning, I didn’t like the initial back and forth between Anisa and Ronan. It was kind of disappointing as I really enjoyed the book before this one in this series. **I received an ARC of this story in exchange for an honest review
MTSmith More than 1 year ago
A little bit of R&R is all Ronan wants. A place to hide is what Anisa needs. Her crashed plane. His isolated cabin. Attraction, banter, and sex. From the minute Ronan hears Anisa cursing as she falls to earth, I knew she wouldn't be a soft woman. I guess she couldn't be considering her profession. She gives no quarter with Ronan, which is perfect because Ronan's bear is...childish it seems. Not that Ronan minds. His attraction to Anisa is mutual, even if she disrupted his peace and quiet and is keeping secrets about her sudden landing in Middle-Of-Nowhere Scotland. I like this story. It has adventure and action, attraction and a happy ending. I've read the first two books and was curious to know about Ronan. But I wasn't, honestly, prepared for the instalust and instalove that occurs between him and Anisa. The connection they'd made years before wasn't really... I don't know, solid? Absolute? Not sure of the word here, but it didn't seem enough for this connection to be built on. While I put this book down feeling slightly disappointed, I am glad I read it. I loved getting to know Ronan in the other books. Giving him his own story made me remember why I wanted him to have his own. I just wish his relationship with Anisa hadn't happened so quickly. If you've read the first two books, you may or may not enjoy this one. I'm still on the fence and may need to re-read it at a later time for me to maybe feel something more about Ronan and Anisa than I do now. But if you don't mind the instalust/instalove aspect, if you enjoy good humor and strong-willed characters, I hope you give this story a try. Received from NetGalley via Tasty Book Tours for an honest review
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A woman who's a Major in the French military involved in espionage, a highland Scottish community of shifters, a witch and a man who's a bear shifter whose bear is a handful! Excitement, laughter and a good read can't be far behind! Enjoyed this tale of Ansia, Ronan, Brother Bear and family/friends! Would give it 4 stars but it seemed a little drawn out. Look forward to the next book by Ms. Davis 3 1/2 stars Received book free through Netgally for honest review.
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gaele More than 1 year ago
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. 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: al conclusions are my own responsibility.
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TammyS32 More than 1 year ago
Anisa has been framed for treason and is on the run and when she lands on a bear in the Scottish Highlands she never dreamed he was a sexy shifter. The story is fast paced and fun. I loved the chemistry between Roman and Anisa. An enjoyable read.
DiiMI More than 1 year ago
Part comedy, part romance, Vonnie Davis’ Bearing It All also reveals the final word on what is under a Scot’s kilt…and it does not go unnoticed! For Ronan Matheson’s inner bear, the feisty woman who fell from the sky was his to care for, his to love and well, just HIS. Unfortunately Ronan doesn’t feel the same way; he was at his little cabin for some solitary peace and quiet, and to let his bear run free. Like a heavenly being, French secret agent Anisa Brosseau came parachuting in and then she opened her pretty little mouth, releasing a tirade that made her seem more like a demon from hell or at least a prickly porcupine. She is fearless (almost), feisty and Ronan soon understands what his bear sees in this special woman. So, we have two people and some pretty big secrets between them, and one determined bear that tends to be a free spirit and definitely is in love. Get ready for dialogue that may just belong on stage! There were times I could almost hear the ba-dum after some great one-liners. Talk about a hate to love romance with an interesting twist! When danger comes for Anisa, the very people she was on the run from, it is up to Ronan to protect her, but could it be that Magnus, the bear thinks he can do a better job? At what cost to both him and Ronan? Vonnie Davis has a sense of humor and a sense of romantic adventure that leads to pure entertainment! Not sure about anyone else, but there is a definite love triangle here, and Magnus was the perfect, childlike charmer! Looking for a few chuckles to go with that shifter romance? Perhaps a taste of military machinations? How about a little interference from a quirky little witch? From start to finish Vonnie Davis keeps it light, keeps it entertaining and will leave you smiling! I received this ARC edition from Loveswept in exchange for my honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another great book about those bear shifters and their mates. Laughes kisses and excitement abound!
Pure_Jonel More than 1 year ago
What a brilliant novel! Davis seamlessly combines highland romance with the wonders of being a shifter. Toss in a load of suspense and a dash of spice and you’ll barely be able to put it down. The plot starts out on a high note that carries throughout the entire novel as Davis develops her larger than life world. The intimate and intricate descriptions allowed me to enter the novel in a real way. The narrative was solid, always furthering the plot yet also allowing me to have fun with the novel. Not only were the characters well developed, but the dialogue was solid & realistic. The banter between the characters was fantastic, adding to the story and creating an interpersonal dynamic that you won’t forget. Davis has created a fun, funny highland romance that I thoroughly enjoyed. I love how she easily crossed genres, creating an intricate whole that kept me on my toes while also keeping the laughter rolling. Please note that I received a complimentary copy of this work in exchange for an honest review
weluvdopey More than 1 year ago
Great Book! This is a great book; this is the third book in the Highlander’s Beloved series by Vonnie Davis. Ronan Matheson is a shape shifter in the Scottish Highlands. When he sees a woman parachute out of the sky, who happens to land on his furry powerful chest. Anisa Brosseau is a French intelligence agent who has been framed for treason. Ronan gives her a place to hide, but when the enemy comes looking for her Ronan is determined to keep her safe. If you are looking for a good paranormal romance then you need to read this book. A Review copy was provided to me in exchange for a fair and honest review. The free book held no determination on my personal review.
ReadingInPajamas More than 1 year ago
Blog Tour, Review & Giveaway: Bearing It All: Highlander's Beloved Series by Vonnie Davis Publication Date: October 27, 2015 Genre: Paranormal Romance Reviewed by: Reading in Pajamas/ Donna Rated: 4 Stars image Kilt wearing, bear shifting Scotsmen add to that a Wiccan or three and you have a quirky fun romance. I’ve enjoyed the ongoing story of the Matheson clan because you just never know where Ms. Davis is going to bring you. Yes some things seem a little improbable but it was enjoyable enough not to matter. This book made me smile a lot and even laugh out loud a few times while still managing some tender moments that made my eyes mist. All in all a fun easy read that makes me eager for the next installment. *Review copy provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Crystal61 More than 1 year ago
I could not put this book down. The humor, the strength of both main characters, the HEA made this story a great one. The heroine, Anisa, is a strong military woman who is in trouble and finds herself on the doorstep of Ronan. Her acceptance of his shifting and his bear showed that her love could conquer all. Ronan could not let go of his feelings of loneliness when he was young and his father died. He slowly let go of these feelings and knew love and a desire for a future with love and a family. I loved his honesty about being jealousy and possessive once he settled on Anisa as his mate. She was not afraid to show her physical strength and ability to defend herself, but allowed for the need of his protection. I look forward to reading more of this family and more from Vonnie Davis. I had the opportunity to read this for free in exchange for an honest review.
Buecherwurm161 More than 1 year ago
What a Great Read. I was lucky enough to have gotten this book through NetGalley in exchange for a review, which I am happy to provide. This is the 3rd book in the series, but even if you are not familiar with it you can still enjoy this book without getting lost. Of course its always nice to read them in order, this way you get to know all the characters, but Vonnie Davis does a great job of catching you up as you read along. This book had a lot of action, laugh out loud moment, some steamy love making and a great storyline, I stayed up way passed my bedtime to read as usual. Very entertaining and I hope that there will be many more books to come.
stanhope3234 More than 1 year ago
3.5* I love this serie so much and I enjoyed this book, though it was my least favorite of the series so far. Ronan Matheson is the last brother it find is HEA. We don't get to know Ronan well in the first two books because he kept to himself a lot. Thought he did have a strong presence just not page time. In this book we get to know him and what makes him tick and why he keeps more to himself. He's never wanted a family of his own until Anisa Brosseau drops on him. Literally from the sky. They had good chemistry, great sexy time and a need to help and be with each other. I just didn't like the storyline that much. It was a tad unbelievable but like I said still enjoyable. And of course if you've read the other books Effie and Colleen are just as fun and precocious as in the first two books. I highly recommend this series if you like a fun paranormal romantic suspenseful story.
cntrygirlzroc More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved it!!!! So funny. Anisa is a CIA operative. She finds some files making her out to be a traitor and the if. She goes AWOL and heads to Scotland in a drone. She crash lands on a big bear. Ronan always said he'd never get married or have kids. Until Anisa shows up at his cabin. Ronan is a bear shifter and his bear wants Anisa for a mate. When the CIA locates her and takes her back to Paris to stand trial, Ronan will do anything to get his beloved back. Ronan's bear is a hoot. Ronan is a sexy Scot and Anisa is hot and funny too. *RECEIVED A COPY FROM NETGALLEY*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Need I say more?