Book Reviews of Kiss of the Highlander (Highlander, Bk 4)

Kiss of the Highlander (Highlander, Bk 4)
Kiss of the Highlander - Highlander, Bk 4
Author: Karen Marie Moning
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780440236559
ISBN-10: 044023655X
Publication Date: 9/2001
Pages: 406
Rating:
  • Currently 4.4/5 Stars.
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4.4 stars, based on 665 ratings
Publisher: Dell
Book Type: Paperback
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The Highlander Series
1. Beyond the Highland Mist (1999)
2. To Tame a Highland Warrior (1999)
3. The Highlander's Touch (2000)
4. Kiss of the Highlander (2001)
5. The Dark Highlander (2002)
6. The Immortal Highlander (2004)
7. Spell of the Highlander (2005)
8. Into the dreaming (was originally part of the tapestry anthology)
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Oh wow!! Amazing book! Time travel, sex, magic, humor...its all here!
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A great story with a unique plot. I enjoyed it a lot. It was a bit boring the first chapter or two but after that I couldn't put it down! I know it's a series but this is the first one I have read. I WILL be reading the rest of them.

Happy reading!
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On a sight-seeing trip of Scotland, Gwen Cassidy accidentally falls into an underground cavern and lands on top of a man. Put under a spell by witches, Drustan MacKeltar has been sleeping in a cave for over 500 years. When Gwen wakes him, he doesn't understand that time has passed....he only wants to go home. Drustan and Gwen travel to his castle, only to find it in ruins. Drustan decides he must use his druid spells to travel back to the 16th century in order to save his people from a terrible fate. The biggest problem is that when he and Gwen travel back to the past, he doesn't recognize her or remember their last few days together.

Loved the plot, loved the time-travel element, and loved the hero! This one is a keeper!
My rating: 5 Stars.
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I found this to be one of my favorite books. I read at least two books a week and have for years. I rarely change my favorite book, although I enjoy them all. This one however has gone right up to my favorite list. The characters are amazing, the story makes you believe in anything, and I suggest a box of tissues nearby when you near the end.
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A laird trapped between two centuries and a woman who changed forever in his arms even though they were born 500 years apart.
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I really enjoyed this book. it was very good.
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I've read the series in order and have enjoyed all of them. But some books you remember better than others and I believe this will be one of those for me. It really wasn't predictable (for me anyways) and I was very happy with the way the author twisted the hero and heroine. Moning has a wonderful ability in creating characters that are so real and funny. I haven't been disappointed in any of her books - I always wonder why I leave them on my TBR list so long.

Even though this is the 4th book in the series, you could read this book without having ready any of the prior 3.
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This was a fantastic book. I couldn't put it down and read it in just a few hours. There is one scene involving the garderobe that nearly had me wetting myself I laughed so hard! An excellent book in a wonderful series.
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Pretty good story. I liked it better than some of the other Karen Marie Moning books I've read.
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This was a fantastic book. I couldn't put it down and read it in just a few hours. There is one scene involving the garderobe that nearly had me wetting myself I laughed so hard! An excellent book in a wonderful series.
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Time travel, Scottish warriors - everything I love in a book - and it's amazing how Karen writes these books and ties together families...awesome!!!
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They just keep getting better and better - this was a great one! Eager to read the next now!
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This was a fantastic book. I couldn't put it down and read it in just a few hours. There is one scene involving the garderobe that nearly had me wetting myself I laughed so hard! An excellent book in a wonderful series.
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This is #4 and by far my favorite book in the Highlander series. I always feel the emotions of the characters in this author's books - this went beyond that. You feel not only the romantic tension, the love & longing - but also the frustration, loneliness, and determination in general.

There is romance, time travel, magic, and friendship in this book - the main characters - Drustan & Gwen - come to life and they feel real.

I highly recommend this book - and if you haven't tried out the series - try it - you won't be disappointed!
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my favorite highlander book by far-

This series is one of the best I've read, and I'd recommend it to anybody.

EDIT: this is THE best series I"ve read-
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My very favorite KMM book!! Love love love Drustan!!
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All Moning's books are very good reads. This one is also.
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Exciting read, fantasy and history, romantic and hot.
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This is the best time travel book I've read so far. Drustan sounds sooo dreamy and I'm hoping the next book will be as good. The first four are good but this is the best by far.
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I haven't read her books before, but I liked this one and will read more of her books.
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Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly
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 Highlands for another romp between an ancient laird and a modern lass. Gwen Cassidy's hopes of finding a man crumble when she realizes that her much-anticipated tour of Scotland is a senior citizen expedition. Frustrated, Gwen decides to hike the breakneck hills of Loch Ness alone, and she ends up falling down a ravine and awakening Drustan MacKeltar, a Scottish lord who has been slumbering for 500 years under a gypsy's spell. Although Drustan is bewildered by the modern century, he is not puzzled by his feelings for Gwen. Her passionate heart and brilliant mind intrigue him, and he enlists her aid to return to the 16th century. Once back in Drustan's time, their struggle to save his people alters history and results in a surprising denouement. There's much that's fun here, both in characters and situations, but detail-oriented readers may be distracted by the novel's many anachronisms: for example, Gwen has coffee in bed in 1518 even though coffee wasn't available in England until the 17th century. Nevertheless, Moning's snappy prose, quick wit and charismatic characters will enchant. (Sept. 11)Forecast: Morning has just three titles under her belt, but her fan base is growing steadily. This paranormal, time-travel romantic comedy will appeal to Donna Kauffman aficionados as well as readers who enjoy mixed-genre romances
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The absolute best book of the entire series. This book is up there with my holy grail of all books which is Gabaldon's *Outlander*. I was sucked in from the beginning. It made me laugh and cry. I couldn't put the book down. This is one of those books when you start reading that everything else goes untouched, you end up still in your jammies without your hair brushed or teeth brushed. Definitely READ this one!!! Keep up with the series, it makes the whole experience much better.
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Best Moning book yet!!!Oooh loved DRUSTAN, great heroine in Gwen. The love scene were tense and descriptive:) And finally she is doing a follow up with the brother Dageus in the next book, the Dark Highlander.
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this was a good book . it made me want to ge.t them all
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Gwen Cassidy has come to Scotland for a bit of adventure. While hiking, she falls into a crevice - right onto a sleeping Drustan MacKeltar. Only he has been sleeping for five centuries. How he reacts to modern times is quite entertaining. But they have to go back to sixteenth century Scotland to change 'the curse'. Highly entertaining, highly recommended.
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Excellent!
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Good read.
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GREAT series! Easy reading, very sexy male character
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Very good read. Couldn't put it down.
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The introduction to the MacKeltar twins and the MacKelter druid family line. Loved this book, it has a little bit of everything and kept my attention from beginning to end.
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Very Good. Part of a series
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Outstanding series-Drustan'sstory- read this first
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A definite KEEPER!!! I loved this book! The plot and characters are great! Most definitely will reed the rest of the series now!!!
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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 a unlikely savior awakened him. The enticing lass who dressed and spoke like no woman he'd ever known was from his distant future, when 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 wil defy time itself for the woman he loves....
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Anyone who loves these novels needs to also read Janet Chapman's highlander 4-series!!! I'm telling you, they are GREAT!!!
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Unbelievable couldn't put any of the series down.
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I loved this book. It was one of the best books I have ever read. I laughed, I cried.
It was just amazing. I loved how Drustan and Gwen were willing to risk so much for each other.
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I really enjoyed this book. It was a fun adventurous read,and the main female character was hilarious. Steamy, not for classroom.
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Loved it! Loved the whole series. I've never found any other series as enjoyable as this one!
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The best of this series
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Time travel, gorgeous alpha male, enticing woman, hot romance, unusual story line add up to a book I could not put down. Loved it!
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This book was humorous, sexy and enjoyable.
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I did enjoy the book. I had already read books in the Fever Series. It was interesting to read about other members of the MacKelter famliy. I did not expect time travel to be part of the story. I liked how Drustan was willing to take a chance to sleep for centuries and hope that he would arrive in Gwen's time. I look forward to reading more books in this series.
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My favorite book, so far, by this author. I loved this funny, sexy time-travel story about Drustan and Gwen! Couldn't put it down!
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Awesome book, like all of KMM's Highlander books!
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Drustan ~ what a babe!
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I really loved this book. This was the first book by this author that I have read, and I thought it was great! I wasn't to keen on this storyline at first, but I am glad I stuck with it because it was well worth the effort! I will look forward to reading any of the other books publshed by Ms. Moning.
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Gwen Cassidy's hopes of finding a man crumble when she realizes that her much-anticipated tour of Scotland is a senior citizen expedition. Frustrated, Gwen decides to hike the breakneck hills of Loch Ness alone, and she ends up falling down a ravine and awakening Drustan MacKeltar, a Scottish lord who has been slumbering for 500 years under a gypsy's spell. Although Drustan is bewildered by the modern century, he is not puzzled by his feelings for Gwen. Her passionate heart and brilliant mind intrigue him, and he enlists her aid to return to the 16th century. Once back in Drustan's time, their struggle to save his people alters history and results in a surprising denouement. There's much that's fun here, both in characters and situations, but detail-oriented readers may be distracted by the novel's many anachronisms: for example, Gwen has coffee in bed in 1518 even though coffee wasn't available in England until the 17th century. Nevertheless, Moning's snappy prose, quick wit and charismatic characters will enchant.
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humurous and great time travel aspect
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Excellent book! I can't wait to read the others in the series..
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Karen Marie Moning does fabulous highlanders with a paranormal twist. This story is sexy and riveting.
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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...
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Really enjoyed this book.
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Loved it! As soon as I found out there was a sequal, I jumped onto the internet to request it.
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Karen Marie Moning is one of the best writers out there & this is one of her very best! Highly recommend the Highlander series!
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excellent book by Ms. Moning I have read most of her books and she only gets better
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I loved it. Made you laugh and cry. But all's well that ends well.
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What a great book!! Interesting twists and turns in this time travel book of Druids. The story of Drustan and Gwen MacKelter.
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Another absolutely wonderful book in Moning's series. Calgon, take me away!!!
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Loved it
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My absolute favorite of Ms. Moning's books. The plot twists are crazy, the characters are lovely, and the scene with him stuck behind the door is genious!
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Love this Highlander series. All of Moning's book are speedy reads.
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super book
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Quick, fun chick lit read.
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Enchanted by a powerful spell, Highland laird Drustan MacKeltar slumbered for nearly five hundred years hidden deep in a cave, until an unlikely savior awakens him.
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great book.
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The third book in the series. Drustan/Gwen
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I think that this one is my favorite so far...very steamy!
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LOVED it! This series is awesome! I can't wait to read the next one!
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Great read! Couldn't put it down!
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Karen Monning has become my new favorite author..romance and time travel..The best of both worlds!
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Great book differnate picture on cover
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The slowest in the Highlander series so far. Still a good read, but lacked the usual Moning spark.
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I loved this book as I have the rest of the series. I really enjoy the writing style and flow. The characters are easy to like and fun.
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After I read a few of the Highlander books,I lost interest.
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So far, this is my favorite of her Highlander series. If like me, you've just been pushing yourself through the earlier books, keep moving! You'll definitely want to read this book! Steamy but smarter!
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Wonderful book in the series. You can truly place yourself in the magic of the book.
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My favorite of the series! This book has it all--humor, passion, romance and extremely likable characters. Not sure who I like more, Gwen or Drustan!
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I DO NOT KNOW OF ANYONE WHO READS MARIE MONING'S BOOK HAVE EVER BEEN DISSAPOINTED. THIS IS A REALLY GOOD ONE. VJ
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Drustan is one of my favorite highlanders following his brother of Dageus MacKeltar. The MacKeltars responsible for the Compact and keeping balance between the human and fae worlds. Drustan is seductive, honorable and so passionate about his Gwen he risks all for her.
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hard to put this one down! characters were great and interesting. sweet story. D
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Took me to another world; a world of highlanderlicious bliss. Just exactly what I like books to do for me. I like to be consumed while I read.
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A must read! I'm loving the series!
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Awesome read. Hard to put down.
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Different cover than shown but a really great story. Really enjoying the series and look forward the next book.
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I've had this book for a while, but never read. Can't give you a review.
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Different cover than shown. Great story.
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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 cavernto 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....
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ENCHANTED BY A POWERFULL SPELL, HIGHLAND LAIRD DRUSTAN MACKELTAR SLUMBERED FOR NEARLY FIVE CENTURIES HIDDEN DEEP IN A CAVE, UNTIL AND 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 BEWITHCHING WOMAN BY HIS SIDE. 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 RAVINGE WOULD SEND HER PLUNGING INTO AN UNDERGROUND CAVERN, TO LAND ATOP THE MOST DEVASTATINGLY SEDUCTIVE MAND SHE'D EVER SEEN? OR THAT ONCE HE'D KISSED HER, HE WOULD'NT LET HER GO? BOUND TO DRUSTAN BY A PASSION STRONGER THAN TIME, GWEN IS SWPT 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...