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
In the first book in the A Highlander’s Beloved series, American Paisley Munro and her eccentric grandmother, Effie, fly to the wilds of Scotland for a funeral. They’ve booked lodgings in an old, renovated castle owned by the laird of the Matheson Clan, and Paisley soon realizes the townsfolk are a little different, but strangeness is nothing new to her. After all, she can communicate with animals.
As laird and alpha of his bear sleuth, Creighton Matheson commands respect through his unwavering loyalty to his people, but Paisley challenges him and doesn’t submit to his demands. He sets out to woo her but doesn’t entirely trust her or Effie. With an irate fiancé, a curse hanging over their heads, and clan problems, Creighton and Paisley’s relationship goes through the wringer, but it only makes the HEA sweeter.
Wow. What great characters! Paisley is smart, strong, and vulnerable all at the same time. Creighton is a charmer and the ultimate romantic but was often impatient, which led to some misunderstandings and hurt feelings with Paisley. I loved their arguments and how they both learned to trust and communicate as their relationship progressed. Love bloomed hard and fast, especially for Creighton.
Effie is awesome and added a lot of depth and comic relief to the story, but I wish there would’ve been more info about her witch abilities. I would love to have a bawdy grandmother like her, and she’s my favorite character in the book.
The story is brisk, fast paced, and kept my attention. I laughed out loud several times and teared up a few times as well. The sex scenes are super hot. There are absolutely no typos from what I noticed, and I always find a well-edited book very refreshing.
I really enjoyed this story and would love to read more from Ms. Davis.
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