A HIGHLANDER'S OBSESSION is Book one in the Highlander's
Beloved series by Vonnie Davis. Paisley and her
grandmother Effie travel to Scotland for the funeral of
Effie's uncle. This throws animal communicator Paisley in
the path of sexy Scottish bear-shifter Creighton Matheson.
I love stories with characters who can telepathically
communicate with animals so I was really excited to try
A HIGHLANDER'S OBSESSION is a lot of fun. Paisley's
grandmother, Effie, is a colorful character and makes for a
lot of lighter moments. Some of the more serious and drama-
filled moments are due to Paisley. Because of her unique
abilities, she was more or less rejected by her parents and
labeled a freak. The only acceptance and love she's ever
really known has come from her grandmother. This has been
crippling for her in personal relationships and she has a
difficult time trusting.
Throughout A HIGHLANDER'S OBSESSION Paisley and Creighton
frequently butt heads. Creighton is a strong alpha male
leader and accustomed to not having his will challenged. He
is not a bad guy, and I think he treats Paisley with
respect and adoration, but she checks him when he tries to
make choices for her. For him, it's not so much about
control as it is doing what he thinks is right and
protecting the women he comes to love. I liked these little
skirmishes between them because I think it was healthy for
Paisley. At the start of the book, she has a fiancé who is
very verbally abusive with her and is only with her to
exploit her gift. Being with a man like Creighton enables
her to grow and become a stronger person -- one who won't
put up with being disrespected. In that way, I think
Paisley and Creighton complement each other beautifully.
The steamy scenes between them are very hot. The sweet
things Creighton says to Paisley are swoon-worthy.
In addition to the red hot romance, there are elements of
danger and mystery in A HIGHLANDER'S OBSESSION that become
clearer and more pronounced as the story progresses. I
found this part of the story exciting and made sense
without distracting from the romance. I loved the
supporting characters like Creighton's brothers and look
forward to books about each of them.
A HIGHLANDER'S OBSESSION is a sensual and fun romance with
a hero who will make you melt. This is the first book I've
read by Vonnie Davis, but it will not be my last. I look
forward to more books in this exciting bear-shifter series!
In the vein of Jennifer Ashley’s Shifters Unbound series and
Shelly Laurenston’s Pride Stories, Vonnie Davis introduces
two wandering souls who discover that true love needs no
words in this explosive, fantastical novel.
Somehow able to telepathically communicate with animals,
Paisley Munro has found meaning in her so-called gifts by
working as a veterinary assistant. But while traveling to
Scotland for a relative’s funeral, Paisley fears that she
really has lost her mind. Out in the highlands, she hears
distinctly human thoughts coming from a wild bear. Terrified
and desperate, she returns to the lodge and collapses in the
powerful arms of its owner, a mysterious man with whom she
shares a simmering attraction.
Creighton Matheson and his fellow shape-shifters have been
roaming this land freely for centuries. Now Paisley may
inherit his home, putting his kind in grave danger. His
mistrust only deepens when he realizes she can read his
mind. Yet he cannot deny that this tantalizing woman makes
him burn with desire—and hunger for the prospect of a tender
love. Now Creighton must decide which would hurt more:
revealing the truth or losing Paisley forever.