Book Review: A Highlander’s Passion by Vonnie Davis

A Highlander’s Passion is the second book in the Highlander's Beloved series by Vonnie Davis. I did not read the first book in the series, and think it might have given me a better perspective on the group of individuals, but it did not take away from my enjoyment of the book.  As a bear-shifter in a pack roaming the Scottish countryside, Bryce Matheson  is a bear shifter, and a widower that loves his late wife and young daughter. When Bryce attempted to open his scarred heart to another, he could not get past his lost wife and most a chance at a new love with Kenzie. Unfortunately, someone stepped up and married Kenzie and treated her poorly. But now that fate has conspired to set Kenzie free and close by, 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. She has dedicated her life to helping others. However, dark forces have different plans for her gifts. They need to work together to save Kenzie and those closest to them.

A Highlander’s Passion is a fun and charming romance with plenty laughs. Kenzie has not had an easy life, and a new start as Effie’s assistant is just what she needs. The proximity to Bryce, a man that rejected her in leu of his dead wife, is not what she wants but a necessary complication. Learning about her powers and how to help Effie and others is the most important thing to her at this point. However, Bryce does not give up easily and is willing to work hard to woo her and make things work. Add the lusty, and elderly, Effie and a young daughter for Bryce to the mix and there are more than one moments when inappropriate things are said making readers laugh and characters in the book uncomfortable. There are also deep emotional moments and some high stress moments of action and fights that will keep the pages turning well past bedtime.  The characters are extremely well done. Bryce and Kenzie are multi layered and have traumas to deal with that give them extra challenges in coming together. However, Effie and Bryce’s family really add something special to the book and draw readers into the world and refuse to let you go. The only thing that might bother some readers is the dialect, it takes some getting used to

A Highlander’s Passion is a book I would highly recommend to anyone that enjoys paranormal romance, funny romance, and action packed romance. I like that there are issues that need dealing with, and that the characters actually talk to each other, and put the work into the relationship rather than just having everything fall in their lap.  The combination of humor, action, and great characters make this a great book that has me looking for the rest of the series.

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