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 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
“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
“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
“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
“Quite an entertaining read, exciting and action-packed.”—Musings of a Bookish Kitty
“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
“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.
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fun, quick reading and emotional series that will have you reading late into the night
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.
The second didn't disappoint..... It was funny, emotional and you just live the characters... Must read!!! I can't wait for the second brothers story in Oct.....
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.