A Highlander's Obsession by Vonnie Davis
Genres: Paranormal Romance
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
This book series is the one that made me finally like shifter romances! I hated them before! In fact I hated most paranormal romance until I read this series. I actually started this series wrong! I read book two first which is fine as they can be read on their own but I loved it so much that I went back and read A Highlander’s Obsession. I am so glad that I did because I adore all of the Matheson Clan!
Creighton Matheson is a bear shifter in Scotland, the oldest of three brothers who along with their mother run Matheson Lodge, and the Laird of his clan. Which means is has a sense of responsibility like no other. Not to mention their is some curse that may or may not affect him. Creighton is 100%, throw a woman over his shoulder, alpha man. He wears a kilt after all! Which of course means he is also 100% hot sexiness! 😉
“Now, go call yer fiance and tell him ye’ve just come from the arms of a Scottish laird who desires ye more than his next breath. Fer I mean to have ye, Paisley, and I’ll enter the bowels of hell to fight fer your heart.” He slowly slid her down his frame, determination blazing from his eyes.
Oh, dear Lord. He means it. She spun and hurried from Creighton’s office as if the hounds of hell nipped at her heels.”
However he has met his match in Paisley Munro, an animal communicating veterinary assistant, who is staying at the Lodge with her Grandmother while they attend a funeral. She immediately notices the bears and upon meeting Creighton she passes out when she hears his inner bear speaking. She has a fiancee back home in the States who doesn’t even begin to do for her what Creighton does. In fact that jerk is only with her so he can make money from her gift. This book was fun of laughter, a little sadness,and plenty of hot chemistry! Creighton and Paisley go head to head and I love that while she won’t do it with the jerk back home she has no problem speaking her mind to Creighton. In fact one of favorite scenes is the dinner where Creighton and Paisley have an argument that only the two of them and the shifters int he room can hear. It is so funny and that throwing of the shoulder thing……Creighton does it!
One of my favorite characters is Paisley’s Grandmother Effie! She is riot form the beginning to end. This is a lady who just won’t let life get her down in any way. He’s a couple of my favorite things she says:
“Before we leave this country, I’m finding out what they wear under those kilts, even if I have to hike one up and take a gander myself.”
“Paisley sat on the edge of Gram’s bed. “How did you sleep?”
Gram sat up, stretched, and yawned. “Like a rock. I was so tired of traveling. You’ve no idea how I’ll hate getting back on a plane to go home.” She flopped back against the pillows and winked. “Let’s just stay, shall we? We could open a kilt-making business. You sew. I’ll be in charge of measurements.” She waggled her silver eyebrows.”