A Highlander's Passion: A Highlander's Beloved Novel by Vonnie Davis

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

byVonnie Davis

Kobo ebook | April 7, 2015

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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.
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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 whose 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.

Praise for A Highlander’s Passion
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“A sexy power play between two characters that brought me to tears with laughter and emotion . . . I’m in love with the Highlander’s Beloved series!”—Kelly Moran, award-winning author of Return to Me
 
“A sexy-hot blast of mystery, magic, and a second chance at claiming the love of a lifetime.”—Maeve Greyson, author of the Highland Time Runners series
 
“Packed with red hot passion, mystical suspense, and snicker-inducing humor, this heart-tugging kilted romance entertains and satisfies from beginning to end. Well done, Ms. Davis.”—Mackenzie Crowne, RONE Award–winning author of A Song for Sophie

“Vonnie Davis is a bard of romance in the truest sense of the word: She’s a comedian, a storyteller, and a poet. I never hesitate to recommend her to readers because she never fails to deliver. She’s absolutely brilliant.”—Melissa Snark, author of Battle Cry

“The beautiful Highlands, witchcraft, and shifters set the scene for this passionate tale.”Fresh Fiction
 
“I am such a huge fan of Vonnie Davis. Her books just make me happy.”—Romancing the Readers
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“I loved A Highlander’s Passion. . . . We have some very sexy Highlander bear shifters, great fun-loving characters, and a sweet romance. . . . I can’t wait for more books in this series.”—Angel’s Guilty Pleasures
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“An excellent story that 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.”—Written Love
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“Quite an entertaining read, exciting and action-packed.”—Musings of a Bookish Kitty
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“A good read for fans of Katie MacAlister’s books . . . I’d recommend this to readers who like contemporary Highland romance and paranormal romance with a lot of action.”—Libromancer’s Apprentice
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“This fun, sexy read kept me turning the pages needing to know more about the sexy shifter and his witch.”—Travels n Reads
 
Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.

Title:A Highlander's Passion: A Highlander's Beloved NovelFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:April 7, 2015Publisher:Random House Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0553394649

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from a highlander's passion 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.
Date published: 2015-04-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Funny with a good plot 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.
Date published: 2015-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from this book has it all I really enjoyed this one. The humor, the paranormal elements, the setting, the suspense, and the action all combined to make a great story. Danger is lurking and Kenzie is in the middle of it all. Bryce is kicking himself for not taking what Kenzkie was freely giving because now he has his work cut out for him. Kenzie's ex was a horrible person and she is now trying to move on without a man or bear in her life, but Kenzie's new matchmaking charge will hear none of that. Bryce's daughter is such a character and had me laughing several times through out the book. The chemistry between Kenzie and Bryce is hot, but you can feel the connection between the two. Overall it was a highly enjoyable story I would strongly recommend reading.
Date published: 2015-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Highlander's Passion Kenzie has sworn off men but when dark forces set their sights on Kenzie, she’ll have to team up with bear-shifter Bryce Matheson in this exciting paranormal romance. Kenize has survived her abusive ex-husband, sworn off men, uses her powers to protect and heal and she doesn’t need Bryce stirring up desires best left forgotten but not only does he stir them up, Bryce sets her passions aflame which leads to some hot steamy encounters. The reader can’t help but be taken in by these strong compelling characters while they struggle with their pasts and their desires. All the characters in the story have lots of charisma and come together with such a vibrant intensity that they support each other’s personalities which add a large ‘family’ atmosphere to the story and add lots of depth. The well written scenes bring the story to life white spine tingling anticipation builds as evil comes calling and the danger to Kenzie escalates and secrets of Kenzie’s past are revealed. The fast paced and smooth flowing plot captivates readers with lots of suspense, excitement and romance while the setting adds that little something extra that makes a story magical. The author has created a fascinating world of shifters and magic with some interesting and different elements and charming characters that I couldn’t help but fall in love with. There are two special characters that really steal the heart and that’s Effie, a pink haired older lady with her own special charm and a precious little angel that twists everyone of the character around her little fingers. I was completely bewitched by this story from the very beginning, and I especially loved the happy, heartwarming conclusion and I have to say I can’t wait to find out what the author has in store for Ronan who swears he will never let a female win his heart.
Date published: 2015-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Highlander's Passion Kenzie has sworn off men but when dark forces set their sights on Kenzie, she’ll have to team up with bear-shifter Bryce Matheson in this exciting paranormal romance. Kenize has survived her abusive ex-husband, sworn off men, uses her powers to protect and heal and she doesn’t need Bryce stirring up desires best left forgotten but not only does he stir them up, Bryce sets her passions aflame which leads to some hot steamy encounters. The reader can’t help but be taken in by these strong compelling characters while they struggle with their pasts and their desires. All the characters in the story have lots of charisma and come together with such a vibrant intensity that they support each other’s personalities which add a large ‘family’ atmosphere to the story and add lots of depth. The well written scenes bring the story to life white spine tingling anticipation builds as evil comes calling and the danger to Kenzie escalates and secrets of Kenzie’s past are revealed. The fast paced and smooth flowing plot captivates readers with lots of suspense, excitement and romance while the setting adds that little something extra that makes a story magical. The author has created a fascinating world of shifters and magic with some interesting and different elements and charming characters that I couldn’t help but fall in love with. There are two special characters that really steal the heart and that’s Effie, a pink haired older lady with her own special charm and a precious little angel that twists everyone of the character around her little fingers. I was completely bewitched by this story from the very beginning, and I especially loved the happy, heartwarming conclusion and I have to say I can’t wait to find out what the author has in store for Ronan who swears he will never let a female win his heart.
Date published: 2015-04-05