Title: A Highlander's Passion
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.
Author: Vonnie Davis
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: A Highlander's Obsession, A Highlander's Obsession, Bearing It All, Her Survivor
Series: Highlander's Beloved #2
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: A Highlander's Obsession, Bearing It All
Published by LoveSwept Source: Publisher
Published: April 7 2015
Genres: Paranormal Romance
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Kenzie has always loved Bryce Matheson. When he tries to win her back after breaking up with her the previous year, she won’t have any of it. She doesn’t think he really cares for her and she can’t trust him now since he didn’t seem to have any trouble leaving her before. Bryce has seen the error of his ways and wants nothing more than to get Kenzie to fall in love with him so he can marry her and they can have their own happily ever after. Once he starts to woo/court Kenzie he realizes how much he hurt her and that her deceased husband did quite a number on her self-esteem.
I quite like this series. Sometimes it takes a few pages for me to get into it because Davis writes the whole book using Scottish slang but it also makes it quite fun to read. Kenzie and Bryce are a unique couple to read about. Not only have they known each other since childhood, but they were in a relationship that ended before the first book of the series. We are introduced to Kenzie and Bryce in the first book of the series, A Highlander’s Obsession, where we get a bit of background on them but everything is explained in this book. There is a lot of history that has to be addressed and much of the book focuses on that. There are more paranormal elements in this book as well, Bryce is of course a shifter and Kenzie finds out some secrets of her past that open her eyes to a whole new aspect of her life.
We get more fun from characters introduced in the previous book. Effie is a big part of this book since Kenzie goes to work for her and is living at her house. We also see the main couple from the previous book as well as the other brother that I am assuming will be the main character of the next book. Since the characters are so interconnected in this series I would suggest reading the books in order to get the most enjoyment out of the series. This book can be read as a stand alone but events occur in the previous book that carry over to this book.
One thing I didn’t love about this book was how the main conflict, well, two main conflicts were concluded. As previously mention, Kenzie has trust issues and while it did get repetitive, I found her acceptance of Bryce a bit too quick for my liking. She doesn’t make him work all that hard to get her back and even when she thinks about making him work for her, she backs down when he smiles or kisses her. Also there is a villain (as there usually is) but so as to not give spoilers I can’t mention his name. However, the way the plot is tied up with the villain left a lot to be desired. It felt rushed and didn’t feel very well thought out. I was hoping for a bit more there. There is a nice fight with him at almost the end of the book which was nice but the big climax wasn’t all that satisfying. Personally I could have done without that part of the story altogether and stuck with just the romance plot line but that’s just me.
I am looking forward to the next book and I hope that Davis won’t stop the series when she has written about all the brothers. There was a cousin in this book I think would be a lot of fun to read about as well as the female cook that works for Effie. Both of whom need their own happily ever afters.