Saturday, November 7, 2015

Mini-Review: Bearing It All (Highlander's Beloved #3)

Bearing It All (Highlander's Beloved #3)

by Vonnie Davis


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.

Themes: shifters, paranormal
Rating: 3.5 stars
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 Those sexy Highland bears have returned for another adventure in the story of Bear Shifters that run a small town and resort high in the highland mountains.  The clan has had some serious mishaps lately as the Laird and his brothers have found their mates in women that are beyond interesting.  If you are a fan of stories about sexy alpha shifters finding the women of their dreams during an outrageous adventure and ultimately saving the day, then this story and this series is definitely for you.  While I can honestly say I have enjoyed each book in this series, I found this one just the slightest bit hard to believe in the beginning.  Too many unexplainable coincidences made me wonder how the story was going to come back to earth, but in the end she managed to make me believe that it could actually have happened.  Ronan is a very lovable guy, even if he is beyond silly sometimes and Anisa is certainly a badass lady-spy after my own heart.  There are lots of laughs and sighs as the two work together to survive their enemies and fall in love.  Vonnie takes the shifter angle one step farther with Ronan actually conversing with his alter-ego,him and the bear being a separate character and personality.  The passion between Ronan and Anisa certainly flared each time they were together, even though Anisa resisted the draw at first.  I thoroughly enjoyed this story and am looking forward to seeing what is next for this clan of sexy bear shifters.  In the end the story was a sweet and light read to warm the cold winter nights and make me dream of my own trip to the highlands one day.  The bears have invaded and there’s no stopping them now!

*eARC provided by publisher (via netgalley) for the purpose of an honest and unbiased review.  No compensation was provided.

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