Some things are just meant to be.
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Book Length (Est.): 257 Pages
As a bear-shifter in a pack roaming the Scottish countryside, Bryce Matheson embodies brute force and untamed abandon. As a widower, he’s running scared. When Bryce attempted to open his scarred heart to another, she grew tired of waiting for him to state his intentions, and the unearthly beauty spurned him for someone who wasn’t worthy. But now that fate has conspired to set Kenzie Denune free once again, Bryce vows to finally win her love.
Kenzie is a witch who summons her powers to protect those too weak to care for themselves. After surviving an abusive husband, she swears off men—even men like Bryce, whose iron muscles make her knees weak, and whose piercing eyes fill her with longing. Her life’s purpose is to help others. However, dark forces have different plans for her gifts. To save herself, Kenzie must team up with the shifter who has always stirred her soul—and trust in a passion powerful enough to set her blood aflame.
*I received this book free from NetGalley on behalf of Random House Publishing Group – Loveswept in exchange for an honest review*
We got a glimpse of Kenzie and Bryce in book one, but the depth of their relationship was not even dipped into. They had been friends since they were small, and grew up tightly knit together, but sometimes something happens or in Bryce’s case…someone happened, and their relationship was never the same.
Kenzie always thought she’d end up with Bryce, but he met someone else and their paths split. He got the loving wife and daughter while she got something much worse.
Kenzie is sweet and her story is so sad and your heart cannot help but break for her. Bryce on the other hand seemed a little bipolar to me. He could be sweet and loving and then hard and demanding. Seriously half the stuff he said to Kenzie should have sent her running and not brought her closer, especially after all she’d been through.
The storyline was okay, but I didn’t really care for the characters all that much. I didn’t like them near as much as I did in the first book, with the exception of Colleen. I loved her.
One a side note, this book is written entirely the way they speak. It may take a while to get used to it.
My Favorite Laughable Moment: Colleen’s welcome speech at the ceremony. Thank goodness for little girls.
My Favorite Moment: Bryce’s mom’s reaction to news of her grandchild. Now that is one fiery woman, especially when she’s drunk.
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