Book Review-Kiss Of The Highlander

Book Review-Kiss Of The HighlanderKiss of the Highlander by Karen Marie Moning
Also in this series: Spell of the Highlander, Beyond the Highland Mist, The Dark Highlander
Series: Highlander #4
Published by Random House Publishing Group on May 20th 2008
Genres: Historical Romance, European Renaissance Era, Time Travel Romance, Fantasy Romance
Pages: 396
Format: Paperback
Source: Library
ISBN: 9780440337843
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A laird trapped between centuries...Enchanted by a powerful spell, Highland laird Drustan MacKeltar slumbered for nearly five centuries hidden deep in a cave, until an unlikely savior awakened him. The enticing lass who dressed and spoke like no woman he’d ever known was from his distant future, where crumbled ruins were all that remained of his vanished world. Drustan knew he had to return to his own century if he was to save his people from a terrible fate. And he needed the bewitching woman by his side....A woman changed forever in his arms...Gwen Cassidy had come to Scotland to shake up her humdrum life and, just maybe, meet a man. How could she have known that a tumble down a Highland ravine would send her plunging into an underground cavern — to land atop the most devastatingly seductive man she’d ever seen? Or that once he’d kissed her, he wouldn’t let her go? Bound to Drustan by a passion stronger than time, Gwen is swept back to sixteenth-century Scotland, where a treacherous enemy plots against them ... and where a warrior with the power to change history will defy time itself for the woman he loves....From the Paperback edition.


Gwen Cassidy comes to Scotland with her friend and her husband on a much needed vacation. Although at a reasonable price, she is surround by elderly folk that tend to gossip and no hope of finding the right man. Gwen is lonely and tired of being in that state. When she falls down a ravine, on a hike, she lands on top of a man, the most sensual man she has ever seen. They share a passionate embrace, and stirs up her inner desires that she has never felt before, but so different from any other man she has ever met. Now Dustran realizes that he is no longer in the 16th century Scotland, but has somehow traveled forward in time to the 21st century, with no memory of it, and starts feeling out of control and more lost than ever, until the love of a good woman changed him forever.

The Hero 
Drustan MacKeltar doesn’t remember how he found himself aroused with a beautiful woman on top of him. And she is different than any other woman he has ever know, for she is a modern woman. She dresses differently, and talks in a strange manner he is unfamiliar with, but his body wants her in a way he can hardly think straight. Drustan is a druid, with unnatural abilities, reluctant to use them and show them to Gwen, after losing 3 fiancees due to who he was. From the 16th century, Laird of his clan, recently having losing his twin brother Daegus. Drustan is a strong leader, passionate nature, definitely the imbediment of a alpha male.

The Heroine 
Gwen Cassidy losing both of her parents, being killed in a plane crash, is still a virgin.  So having recently quitting smoking, is looking for a man to be her as she names it “Cherry Picker”. Having followed in her mother’s footsteps to be a physicist. Gwen fears that wanting to have a “grand passion” is just a dream and fantasy and will never come true for her, or that maybe there is something wrong with her. Gwen is a woman that wants to believe in love but has yet to find it for herself. She is intelligent and loves the world around her, she dreams of having children, and even more of a love of a man and a intense passion.

My Thoughts 
Kiss of the Highlander is the fourth in the Highlander series written by Karen Marie Moning. And as far as this series goes, this was definitely one hell of a ride, and at the top of my personal favorites list. This love story was filled with so many surprises that I could hardly keep up with the story( but in a really great way…of course) The plot was very intense and dramatic, filled with passion and adventure….from beginning to end a remarkable love story, that truly had me from the first page. The characters were riveting and real for the reader, and a roller coaster of emotional results,  a perfect mix of a wonderfully written romance! Definitely one of my favorites to read, and I couldn’t put this down…..

My Favorite Quote 
“Och lass, doona you know? Your heart is my home..”

About Karen Marie Moning

Karen Marie Moning is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the sizzling Urban Fantasy FEVER Novels set in Dublin, featuring MacKayla Lane and Jericho Barrons, and the paranormal romance HIGHLANDER Series, with fifteen books in print in thirty-six countries.

She is a winner of the prestigious Romance Writers of America RITA award, and multiple RITA nominee. She graduated from Purdue University with a degree in Society & Law.

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