Bearing It All
Book 3, Highlander's Beloved - A Highlander's Beloved Novel
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A Scottish hunter and a French secret agent find themselves on a collision course with danger—and irresistible desire—in Vonnie Davis’s new bear-shifting Highlander novel, perfect for fans of Jennifer Ashley and Shelly Laurenston.
In the pine-dense mountains of the Scottish Highlands, shape-shifter Ronan Matheson is running free when a desperate woman parachutes out of the sky, directly onto his furry, powerful chest. Instead of clawing her to death, Ronan’s inner bear longs to keep her safe. Once he’s back in human form, Ronan is amused by the mysterious beauty’s fearless attitude—and tempted by her expertly toned physique. But what could she possibly be doing in this isolated stretch of the Highlands?
French intelligence agent Anisa Brosseau never imagined she’d be on the CIA’s bad side—until she’s framed for treason and forced to flee in a stolen drone. Hiding out in a remote cabin, Anisa just needs some time to clear her name. What she doesn’t need is a brooding, muscle-bound Scot in a skimpy kilt to drive her crazy with lust. But when Anisa’s enemies come knocking on his door, Ronan calls on a secret weapon to protect his turf and the bonny lass he’s come to love.
Praise for Bearing It All
“Bearing It All digs its claws into you and never lets go. This is an outstanding, magical romance!”—Stacey Kennedy, USA Today bestselling author of the Club Sin series
“With sizzling passion and heart-pounding intrigue, Bearing It All is delicious romance perfection!”—Maeve Greyson, author of My Highland Bride
“Bearing It All is my favorite book in the series. It combined drama, an undeniable attraction, two very stubborn people, and one adorable bear. The characters were dynamic and the storyline intriguing.”—Hines and Bigham’s Literary Tryst
“A fun bear-shifter romance, set in Scotland with all that lovely kilt-clad, brogue-speaking goodness we expect from a Highlander. Our female kicked ass, took names, and made sure to get cuddle time in with her big bad bear.”—Musings and Ramblings (four stars)
“A wonderfully unique series and story, full of laughter and lightness, the perfect escape read.”—I Am, Indeed
“If you enjoy good humor and strong-willed characters, I hope you give this story a try.”—Written Love
Praise for the Highlander’s Beloved series
“Sexy, magical, and full of hot, kilted men! The perfect romantic read!”—New York Times bestselling author Laura Kaye, on A Highlander’s Obsession
“Altogether fun . . . [Vonnie] Davis throws in lots of Scots to give texture.”—Library Journal, on A Highlander’s Obsession
“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!”—Award-winning author Kelly Moran, on A Highlander’s Passion
“The beautiful Highlands, witchcraft, and shifters set the scene for this passionate tale.”—Fresh Fiction, on A Highlander’s Passion
Includes a special message from the editor, as well as excerpts from other Loveswept titles.
I love this serie so much and I enjoyed this book, though it was my least favorite of the series so far. Ronan Matheson is the last brother it find is HEA. We don't get to know Ronan well in the first two books because he kept to himself a lot. Thought he did have a strong presence just not page time. In this book we get to know him and what makes him tick and why he keeps more to himself. He's never wanted a family of his own until Anisa Brosseau drops on him. Literally from the sky. They had good chemistry, great sexy time and a need to help and be with each other. I just didn't like the storyline that much. It was a tad unbelievable but like I said still enjoyable. And of course if you've read the other books Effie and Colleen are just as fun and precocious as in the first two books. I highly recommend this series if you like a fun paranormal romantic suspenseful story.
a wonderfully unique series and story, full of laughter and lightness, the perfect escape read.
Oh what a fun series this is: time slips, bear shifters and the highlands – it’s hard not to find things to like. In this story, Davis uses her humor and some rather unbelievable circumstances to throw our couple together, but as this is a shifter story, the suspension of disbelief works well, making this story carry the strongest feelings of fantasy.
Roman (or Brother Bear) is a bit of a complex being: his bear side is a stress eater, rather child-like (think 2 year old in the MINE stage) and is truly the lighter half of Roman’s personality. As we have learned, the bear and human sides interact with one another, often these interactions are devilishly close to argument. Every time the bear’s voice is heard, there is an answering, and usually more adult, reaction from Roman, but both sides want Anise for their own.
Anise is a French operative, she and Roman has met years ago in Paris, but now, she is running from danger and reprisal, and the last thing she needs or wants is an entanglement. She’s a bit of a hard nut to crack, and while her relationship with Roman does carry that insta-love burden, unlike earlier titles in this series, their relationship shows an attraction, if not always one that is felt to the core.
Dialogue, both internal and external, brings a consistent sense of humor to the story, keeping the moments fresh and unique, even when stretching believability. With moments to check back with couples from the earlier titles, and a cute short story bonus make up for the near total absence of Effie, always her meddling provides scenarios that move the story along, adding a sense of familiarity and family at the backbone of the series. While not my favorite, this is still a wonderfully unique series and story, full of laughter and lightness, the perfect escape read.
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: al conclusions are my own responsibility.
- Category: Contemporary
- Published: Oct 27, 2015
- Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
- Seller: Penguin Random House LLC
- Print Length: 297 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: Book 3, Highlander's Beloved