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Une Passion Hors Du Temps (Highlander #4)

4.31  ·  Rating Details ·  33,739 Ratings  ·  1,361 Reviews
En dépit de la farouche beauté des paysages, ce voyage en Ecosse, en compagnie de couples du troisième âge, ne s'annonçait guère passionnant pour Gwen Cassidy ! Jusqu'au moment où, telle Alice basculant dans le terrier du Lapin blanc, elle est propulsée dans un déroutant pays des merveilles... En voulant rattraper son sac tombé dans une crevasse, Cwen bascule dans le gouff ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 315 pages
Published March 11th 2003 by J'ai lu (first published 2001)
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“Hi everybody!”

*waves emphatically*

“My name is Gwen, and I’m a PHYSICIST! Isn’t that so cool? Aren’t you, like, blown away by my intellect? You should be! I’m the hottest thing to hit science since Newton. Hey, speaking of Newton, did you know that he invented gravity?

“Anyway, I’m on vacation in Scotland, because I’m a 25 year old virgin, looking to give away this precious gift from God to my One True Soul Mate. And I’m not just any virgin either, but a MEGA VIRGIN. I’ve never ev
Kat Kennedy
Yes, in case you're wondering, I'm even more ashamed than when I gave its predeccesor The Highlander's Touch three stars. It seems that I'm deteriorating into some obscure form of madness in which time-travelling, historical romance can illicit a four star rating out of me.

They should name a damn charitable foundation after me to help other people suffering from this obscure mental illness.

But it's honestly not my fault. The fault lies with Karen Marie Moning.

There it is, folks. The face of pure
Blacky *Romance Addict*
I am on Highlander high and these books are going to be my fix! I absolutely LOVED Kiss of the Highlander Photobucket

The cover - my oh my can it be more hot?! Photobucket Love the pic, and I'd sure like to meet that model just to see how good a Highlander kiss can be :))))

The story - I loved the whole concept, and it was well written, mixing time travel with druids and magic... Just wow! Photobucket It's about Gwen, an american girl on vacation in Scotland. She is in search of a cherry picker Photobucket and so far no man has be
Drustan and Gwen's story - I enjoyed this book, it was my first KMM book ever! This is one of KMM's funniest books. I love how Gwen was looking for a cherry picker to rid her of her virginity then when she saw Drustan she thought he looked more like a cherry tree chopper downer than a cherry picker.

The storyline was very good, I love the part toward the end when Drustan remembers then they have a very passionate encounter in the buttery. Gwen was a great heroine, she was intelligent, honorable
Lady Gabriella of Awesomeness
5 Transcending stars <3


Absolutely delightful read ! An intelligent hero, a kick-ass heroine,fabulous plot AND Time-Travel,What more could I have asked for?
It almost felt like a believable fairy-tale. Their love was absolutely transcendent and I loved how effortlessly the author handled the time-travel concept.(which,believe me,is a RARE talent.)

Would highly recommend this read and Yes,defiantly planning on reading the squeal ASAP :)

This series in Ratings so far:

#1 Beyond the Highland Mis
5 Gigantic Stars!!! FANTASTICAL!! It was worth all the anxiety I felt for reading out of order. A few pages in and all that OCD flew out the window!!

“If aught must be lost, ‘twill be my honor for yours. If one must be forsaken, ‘twill be my soul for yours. Should death come anon, ‘twill be my life for yours. I am Given.”

This book had everything and then some that I look for in a story. A larger than life hero, who is cocky, funny, protective, loving, worships his woman and is SCRUMPTIOUS! Drust
♥  Sam ♥ ~S2~Im made of awesomness


Okay, now I have your attention I would like to say - hasnt the model on the cover of this book have the most kissable lips you have ever seen? What I would give to have them babies roaming my body...oh my - im sweating here....


LMAO...Okay, now the review -

Well, well, well looky what I stumbled across here – HUNKY HIGHLANDERS – my lordy lord, this book was more than I ever perceived it was going to be. If it wasn’t for my fabulous GR friend, Nissie, I would not have taken t
I couldn't help but smile while reading this book. I simply fell in love with the love story. This book had a clever plot, fascinating characters, steamy romance, and great writing. Definitely a keeper!
Jul 17, 2011 Dina rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved everything about this book, starting with the yummy cover! Oh boy, I could stare at Nathan Kamp's lips for a lifetime!... ;)

Now, focusing on the story itself... Once again, KMM gave us a more-than-wonderful hero (Drustan MacKeltar) but, this time, she gave us an amazing heroine (Gwen Cassidy) who, I admit, I loved better than the hero. And that's something, because I adored Drustan! Gwen was intelligent, funny, feisty and determined; Drustan didn't really stand a chance with her. When sh
 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)
This was a delightful book. Heartwarming and hilarious in turns, it kept my interest. I really enjoy the fact that KMM's heroines tend to be very intelligent and capable. It's nice to see that in romances. I don't see why a heroine can't be smarter than the hero or more accomplished. I'm glad that KMM doesn't adhere to that formula in her novels. Her heroines tend to be on the physically perfect side, but they are so nice, it doesn't annoy me. Drustan was delicious and he was a nice guy too. He ...more
 ~*~Princess Nhya~*~
I prayed, prayed, PRAYED that after my recent "4 in row crappy books" that this would be the one to pull me out of my reading funk...
IT DID! Yay for me! I'm back in the game :D
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I've said this many times that I am not big on Historical romance reads. So it's no surprise that Highlanders for the most part are not my cup of tea. Although there have been some "Gems" in my past. Though I do not follow this series (I've only read this one & book 6) & love both, I would recommend this series ba
Maria Clara
Apr 01, 2016 Maria Clara rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lo siento, en este momento no puedo decir que es un libro maravilloso, una historia como hacía tiempo que no leía, no, no puedo... Sencillamente no puedo porque estoy enfadada. Vamos a ver ¿cómo es posible que los demás libros de la saga estén descatalogados? ¿Qué se supone que tengo que hacer ahora? Ay, madre, que me he quedado sin saber que le pasó a Dageus...
~ Becs ~
I'm not going to write a lengthy review here as this book is years old and there are already so many reviews but I will say that it's a highly enjoyable Highlander romance with some supernatural time travel elements mixed in and plenty of humour as well as a well-planned and surprisingly complex plot.

Drustan is a wonderful hero and I very much enjoyed seeing him waking in the 21st century after sleeping for hundreds of years and experiencing cars and lighters and such like. The time travel eleme
Jul 14, 2016 Niyura rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
ESPECTACULAR!! Me ha encantado!!
Aug 03, 2012 Wendy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Wendy by: Karla
Durstan, a hot higlander that's as alpha as they come and loves unconditionally, meets his match with his heroine Gwen. She's smart and pushes all his buttons, both good and bad.

The story is well paced and has a touch of pnr element and time travel which I enjoyed. I also adored the supporting characters in this and found that they played a major part in balancing this great little love story.

This is a romantic and "feel good" read, that had me laughing out loud. It's a winner!
Rachel Reads Ravenously
2.5 stars

Whelp I am in the minority. I enjoyed the first part of this book but the last 2/3's were not for me. I also just can't stand the term "make love" or "Love making" and found this book incredibly frustrating and too much instalove.

There were moments I enjoyed, I want to read the next book but overall to cheesy for me. Maybe because of the year it was published? Moving on.
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
Posted on Under the Covers

Twenty-five year old Gwen Cassidy is on a mission: To find her cherry picker.

On an impulsive trip to Scotland to find said cherry picker, Gwen encounters a “cherry three chopper-downer” in the form a hulking Highlander who is stubborn as a mule and from the 14th century. Lovely.

After a little mishap retrieving her pack, Gwen takes a tumble and lands upon Drustan MacKeltar, straddling the slumbering Highland laird who has been enchanted by a powerful spell five centuri
Jul 29, 2010 AH rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Heavy sigh….wipes tears away from face….wow!

I am at a loss for words to describe how much I loved Kiss of the Highlander. I was captivated from the first page and I literally did not put the book down until I finished it. Ms. Moning, I want my very own Highlander!

The story was beautiful. It was hot, steamy, romantic, and magical.

Our heroine Gwen, was on a bus tour of Scotland. She decides to go for a hike. Her bag falls and as she goes to retrieve it, she also falls and lands on top of an encha
Susan (susayq ~)
I laughed. I cried. I will never look at the color purple the same way again. The ending surprised me. I wasn't expecting that. And let's just say I'm thrilled by it.

normally I read a series in order. With this one though, I started here since this is what was at my library(and it was the only one) I've been told it's ok to read it out of order. But, if the next book takes up from the letter that was left for Drustan and Gwen, I'll have to read it next. Anyone want to take pity on me and and me
Nov 28, 2009 Eastofoz rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: KMM fans
This is a strange series for me. I keep thinking it’s going to get a lot better and it just gets modestly better or considerably worse. Luckily this one falls under the modestly better category.

Here we have the story of Drustan and Gwen. Drustan is a Highlander Druid living way back when while Gwen lives in modern times. In a weird and wacky moment she finds herself in a very interesting “position” the first time she meets Drustan. He finds himself thrown into the 20th century trying to get a g
Vika aka ♔ of GIF & Grumpy Smut-ateer *P/T Freebie Fairy

*** I am absolutely in love with the MacKeltar clan! ***

A truly lovely story of Drustan and Gwen.


If their love story is not a true fairy-tale tale I don't know what is. You have a charming prince... eeer I mean laird being woken up by kiss... err I mean blood and sunshine lol, BUT he gets woken up by his true love (even though they both hesistant, especially Gwen to admit that). Drustan gets woken up being stranded by beautiful & practically naked, by his 16th centu
Aug 11, 2012 Dee rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Dee by: Kristen & Karla
5+ stars I Loved it!

I can't thank Kristen & Karla enough for encouraging me to read this. I have this thing about reading books in order and can't skip any, but they assured me that it was ok, and that I didn't need to read the first 3 in the series and that I could start with this one. Adding to my phobia of book skipping, the synopsis also had me worried as I am fairly new to HR and have never really liked the thought of time travel stories. I was really apprehensive about going ahead and
Aug 17, 2010 Dee rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobook, read-2010
can I have a Drustan for Christmas please??
Feb 21, 2016 Yolanda rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lo disfrute la primera vez que lo leí y lo he disfrutado al releerlo. Me encanta!!!
Feb 02, 2011 Cheryl rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Lovers of Historical/Contemporary/Paranormal Romance
Recommended to Cheryl by: K.
FABULOUS!!!!! I absolutely loved this book and am so very thankful to my friend K. ODoharty for giving me the nudge I needed to pick it up and read it because it had sat on my to-read shelf for far too long!

Here are some things you need to know about this book:

Drustan MacKeltar is a Highland laird from the 16th Century and he is one hunky, drop-dead gorgeous, kilt-wearing hero!! AND, shall I mention that he wears his kilt ‘traditional style’.. if you catch my meaning. ;) Anyway, a spell is cast
Sep 19, 2011 HeatherJay rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
O.k, O.k, fine, I'll admit it. Good Reads has officially ruined me. 2 months ago you would NEVER have found me reading a book with a scantily clad man on the cover. I recall telling a co-worker of mine about Outlander by Diana Gabaldon and her saying "Is this one of those books with the naked men on the cover?" and me replying "Oh, please, I would never read one of those. So cheesy"....oh, how naive I was.
After seeing a few of my GR friends speak so highly of the highlander novels by Karen Mari
Kitty (I solemnly swear that I am up to no good)

A sort of modern, lame, gender reversed, Sottish version of sleeping beauty. I apologise for the length of this rant review, but I have augmented it with pictures, and lyrics from the eighties.

WOW! So I just read The Darkest Night and you may have read in my review how peeved I was at the stupid obsessive love between the virginal girl with no personality called Bella Swan, Anastasia Steel, Ashlyn and her hunk of brooding man meat. Well this book was basically EXACTLY THE EFFING SAME! But it was
Laura V.
"Es muy bizarro" dijo una amiga cuando me lo prestó. Tiene razón. Aun así, es una de las "mejores" historias de viaje en el tiempo que he leído (y no fueron muchas, pa' qué mentir).

Normalmente me encuentro con protas que sufren como condenadas cuando son arrojadas a otro tiempo, otra época. Tienen razón, cualquiera se vuelve loco ante lo "improbable" y lo "imposible" de lo que está ocurriendo, pero se agradece el cambio de aires que es Gwen, ella casi que se lo toma con un humor. Es decidida, e
Mar 12, 2009 LMM rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This series just keeps getting better and better. I loved this story & the series is not turning out to be what I expected (great).

I read Moning's Fever series 1st which as a whole, I think is extremely good & I highly recommend. I was recommended to this series books ONLY if I liked the Fever books(& was told to read in order). Let me explain why.

These books are somewhat of a crossover series. The premise of the Fever series & the important details (i.e.: the Fae, the Hallows, D
Sep 04, 2014 .chel. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

and after reading Silvan's letter, I'm definitely looking forward to book 5!
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  • A Highlander of Her Own (Daughters of the Glen, #4)
  • Born in Sin (Brotherhood of the Sword #3/MacAllister, #2)
  • Wedding the Highlander (Highlander, #3)
  • Dark Rival (Masters of Time, #2)
  • Highlander Untamed (MacLeods of Skye Trilogy, #1)
  • Awaken the Highland Warrior (Connor Clan, #1)
  • Tamed by a Highlander (Children of the Mist, #3)
  • Highland Destiny (Magic of the Highlands, #1)
  • Seduction of a Highland Lass (McCabe Trilogy, #2)
“The only other calling I ever felt was an irrepressible desire to be Captain of my own Starship. I was born in the wrong century and it wasn’t possible, so I chose to explore the universe by writing fiction instead. Books are doors to endless adventure.” -KMM

Karen Marie Moning is the #1 NYT bestselling author of the Fever Series and Highlander novels.

An alum of the Immaculate Conception Academy,
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Other Books in the Series

Highlander (8 books)
  • Beyond the Highland Mist (Highlander, #1)
  • To Tame A Highland Warrior (Highlander, #2)
  • The Highlander's Touch (Highlander, #3)
  • The Dark Highlander (Highlander, #5)
  • The Immortal Highlander (Highlander, #6)
  • Spell of the Highlander (Highlander, #7)
  • Into the Dreaming (Highlander, #8)

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“If aught must be lost, ‘twill be my honor for yours. If one must be forsaken, ‘twill be my soul for yours. Should death come anon, ‘twill be my life for yours. I am Given.” 585 likes
“His heavy-lidded gaze reflected a languor that had nothing to do with having just awakened, and there was no doubt what was on his mind. But this is no safe cherry picker, Gwen thought, growing more concerned by the moment.
This man looks like a cherry tree chopper-downer.”
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