Review: Highlander's Passion

Title: A Highlander's Passion
Author: Vonnie Davis
Published: 4-7-15, Random House, LLC
Genre: Paranormal Romance

      5 Hearts


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.


First off, honest, I am partial to wolf shifters.   That said, this clan of Scottish bear shifters has won over my heart.  I really enjoyed book 1 in this series A Highlander’s Obsession, by Vonnie Davis.  Book 2 does not disappoint!  The characters are all familiar, like a family reunion.  The whole Matheson clan shows up.  Crazy grandma, Effie Monroe plays a major role in this book. This story tells us how Bryce Matheson and Kenzie Denune come to have their HEA.

Bryce and Kenzie have known each other since they were young children.  Kenzie has always loved Bryce.  Both of them travelled different paths for awhile, but their hearts remained tied to each other.  I love a second chance love story and this one is just about perfect!  I found myself laughing, cheering and tearing up all within a matter of pages.  No spoilers for this review, as I want you to be able to experience the emotion first hand.  You will love the sexy, kilt wearing Bryce.  Kenzie’s story will amaze  you.  Such a strong woman after a very painful past.  I suspect she has yet to come into her full powers.  Ms. Davis writes in a manner that grabs the reader’s attention and takes you along for a ride.  The book contains a lot of Scottish dialect.  I found it added to the setting of the story and helped me get to know the characters better.  Fair warning for those of you who don’t like to stumble over unfamiliar words while reading.  If you need and afternoon to just get lost in a good book, pick up Highlander’s Passion.  Looking forward to the third and final book, the third brother, Ronan’s story---A Highlander’s Heart.

*I received an advanced copy from the publisher for an honest review       

   About the Author

Vonnie Davis is an award-winning, international author who writes contemporary, historical and paranormal romance, often with strong elements of suspense.  She likens herself to a croissant: warm, crusty, wrinkled, a tad flaky—and best served with strong coffee.
Vonnie’s heroes are always that delightful blend of alpha male with a chewy beta center. And her heroines? Her heroines are feisty females, who take life’s adversities and turn them into advantages. The settings for her stories range from the gulf side of Florida to the Scottish Highlands to the Wild West to her favorite city, Paris. Yet the home-base for each plot resides within the reader’s heart, where the hope of everlasting love dwells.
 Although she began her writing career with The Wild Rose Press, she now writes exclusively for HarperImpulse and LoveSwept Random House. She is represented by Dawn Dowdle of Blue Ridge Literary Agency.
Vonnie lives in southern Virginia with her hero and author husband, Calvin Davis. She’s been blessed by six fantastic grandchildren and three grown children, who take pride in the fact Mom is finally pursuing her life-long dream of writing romance.
 She loves hearing from her readers. You may e-mail her at and please put “Romance Reader” in the subject line so she knows it’s not SPAM.


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