Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. Rife with unexpected plot twists, Druid lore and Kiss of the Highlander – Kindle edition by Karen Marie Moning. Kiss of the Highlander. Karen Marie Moning. Buy This Book. Set during a period that brings to mind impregnable castles, kilted warriors, and. Rife with unexpected plot twists, Druid lore and sparkling humor, Moning’s latest time-travel romance (following The Highlander’s Touch) returns to the Scottish.

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Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you’ll like this book. Gwen Cassidy has traveled to Scotland to escape her humdrum life and finds herself thrown into the past in order to help a sexy highlander save his clan from an unknown threat. Review A worthy addition to the series with some hilarious moments alongside some heartbreaking ones.

The action does pick up around the time Gwen arrives in the 16th century and it is full speed ahead from there. The romance is truly delightful. Drustan is one hawt highlander why can’t I find one lying around in a cave somewhere?

He is also intelligent and sharp witted, and after being rejected, longs for a woman who will accept him for who he is. Gwen is tenacious and spunky although I could have done without the “cherry picker analogy”and never gives up on Drustan. The scenes where his memory returns are poignantly sweet and spicy. While time travel is not my preferred sub-genre, it is handled well with no inexplicable paradoxes and the resolution is original and satisfying.

In contrast, the suspense plot is weak as the villain if she can be called that is more pathetic than dangerous despite her actions. The intro into Daegus’s book is compelling and I look forward to finding out what happened to him in the next book. Lauren May 24, I just finished reading this for the second time. There is a perfect blend kxren wit, humour and romance. The ending I’d forgotten about and it made me cry a second time.

This still stands as one of my favourites. MyaB Apr 25, After I blazed through the Outlander quartet twenty years ago and yes, I know there are 4 more than that now as well as another two plannedI added a lot of Scotland set books to my collection.

In fact, I probably added Karen Marie Moning’s The Kiss of the Highlander specifically because the jacket copy on my mass market paperback sounds an awful lot like Outlander. There’s time travel and romance and danger, a more modern heroine and an historical hero. In fact, while omning elements are all there, this is a significantly different book than Outlander, more firmly in the romance genre and with the addition of magic and druids. Gwen Cassidy’s life is pretty dull.

She works for an insurance company processing claims and she has no personal life to speak of. The tour around Scotland that she’s signed up karrn is populated by senior citizens instead of potential love interests. She’s never going to lose her virginity at this rate. When she heads into the Highland hills to have some time to be alone and think, she ends up falling into a hidden cave, landing smack dab on top uighlander a braw, sleeping Highlander.


When Drustan awakens, he tells her that he is The MacKeltar, that he’s from years in the past, and that he needs to get back to his own century to save his clan. She thinks it’s possible he’s a mental patient but she agrees to help him get back to his castle, thinking that she can then give over care of this strange but compelling man to his family.

As she sees his reaction to the 20th century along the way to his castle, she starts to wonder if he is indeed telling the truth and, of course, to fall for him as he is falling for her in return.

When she sees who he really is and what he is capable of, history, the present, and everything around them will change for the two of them.

Gwen as the heroine is an interesting character. She is incredibly smart a gifted physicist but she’s also rather pitiful and not great interpersonally thanks to her late, unfeeling hignlander who only valued her for her potential contributions to science. Drustan is very much a stereotypical sixteenth century hero. He’s ridiculously chauvinistic, even when at the mercy of Gwen’s time period and her continued goodwill.

Of course, he is also chiseled and delicious looking so despite his overbearing high-handedness, Gwen’s hormones cannot kisss to tango with him. Her intelligence challenges him, something that he quickly learns to appreciate in the present day but that his past persona really struggles with, keeping them apart despite their white hot lust for each other.

The plot is quite involved given the time travel aspect but everything is explained quite well and easily enough so that each part of the story is as believable as something predicated on magic and time travel can be. The ending was amazing and incredibly inventive kkss although there are more books in the series and three prior to this one as wellthis felt complete in its primary plot line.

If you are a historical romance reader, a fan of sexy time travel, want to read an inversion of the Sleeping Beauty fairy tale, or just like the idea of a man in a plaid, this will absolutely be your guilty pleasure and Highpander happy to say that although this was published init holds up just fine in I just loved Gwen and Hte so very, very much.

This book was somewhat different than the other first three, which made it even better. The plot was original and intriguing and it didn’t give anything away until the very last chapter. I monibg already pretty angry with all the stuff that had happened up until the second to last chapter that my poor Kindle almost paid the price.


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Silvan and Nell were a joy to read kias I can’t stress enough how much I want to know what happened to Dageus, because that was what I like to call a plot twist. His kiss forever and a love that spanned centuries A laird trapped between centuries. A woman changed forever in his arms.

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No current Talk conversations about this moninng. Kiss of the Highlander 4 Stars Synopsis Enchanted into sleeping for years, Drustan MacKeltar awakens to the touch of a outspoken modern woman who ignites a passion unlike any he has ever known. Lauren May 24, I just finished reading this for the second time.

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MyaB Apr 25, After I blazed through the Outlander quartet twenty years ago and yes, I know there are 4 more than that now as well as another two plannedI added a lot of Scotland set books to my collection. I thought this was fantastic! I really enjoyed this highlander love story. BookJunkie Oct 16, Status Karen Marie Moning — primary author all editions calculated Accornero, Franco Cover artist secondary author some editions confirmed Gigante, Phil Narrator secondary author some editions confirmed.

You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data. Kiss of the Highlander. Information from the Spanish Common Knowledge. Edit to localize it to your language. He sometimes throws the dice where they cannot highlsnder seen. Your heart is my home. References to this work on external resources. Wikipedia in English 1 Karen Marie Moning.

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. 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.

Bound to Drustan by a passion stronger than time, Gwen is swept back to sixteenth-century Scotland, where a treacherous enemy plots against them Amazon Kindle 0 editions. CD Audiobook 0 editions. Project Gutenberg 0 editions.

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