Thursday, August 14, 2014

A Highlander's Obsession by Vonnie Davis - Review

Two wandering souls discover that true love needs no words in this explosive, fantastical novel from Vonnie Davis.

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.

One of the first books I’ve read set in Scotland Highlands in contemporary times with a fun paranormal twist. I really loved Paisley Munro and her spirit, she has the kind of attitude and ability to stand up for herself and the love she deserves.

Creighton Matheson, never really believed his father that he’d find the woman for him and fall in love at first sight. Paisley blows that out of the water the moment she faints at his feet, and he finds himself head over heels.

I really loved the struggle this story has. Creighton woos Paisley, and she learns that when she feels safe and loved she has the ability to have a backbone. I really enjoyed these two characters banter. I loved the aspect that Paisley and Creighton can communicate telepathically because of her ability to speak with animals, this lead to many an amusing scene when they argued telepathically.

There is also a suspense plot, a crazy ex-fiance and a curse. This story has it all, and it all works. I highly recommend this story, I was hooked and up all night and couldn’t put it down.

I received a copy for the purpose of review. I was not compensated for my review. 

Vonnie Davis, who studied English at Penn State, likens herself to a croissant: crusty, wrinkled, flaky—and best served with strong coffee. After a career as a technical writer, she’s spending her retirement playing fairy godmother to her characters, giving them their happily-ever-afters. Six fantastic, talented kids call her “Grandma” and brighten her world in so many ways. She lives in Southern Virginia with her husband, author Calvin Davis.

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  1. Sheri, if I could reach through the blog-a-verse and hug you, I would. What a lovely review. Since this was my first attempt at writing anything with a paranormal twist, your words are especially precious. I'm doing edits now on book two of the series--Bryce and Kenzie's romance. Thank you for making me smile all day...heck, all week!

    1. I'm so happy I made your day. I really did enjoy this book, and while it reads like the sleep deprived person I was when I finished it, I'm glad my love game through.

      I really look forward to the next one and I hope I get the chance to review it too. I'll get this review up on the retailers on release day!

    2. *game...or came. Apparently I'm still tired, but totally worth it.

    3. I make word/spelling mistakes like that quite often. I was hoping you'd put your awesome review up on some of the sires. I owe you another thank you...and a grandmotherly hug, if that's allowed. .

    4. Face palm...I mean for you to put your review up on some of the sites, not sires...oh, wait, let's not be too hasty, let's get a good look at the sire first.

    5. I think I'll add something about Gram and her awesomeness to the review. Because she was a favorite part for me.