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Kiss of the Highlander

(Highlander #4)

4.31  ·  Rating details ·  36,660 ratings  ·  1,547 reviews
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 kne
Mass Market Paperback, 396 pages
Published September 4th 2001 by Dell (first published 2001)
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Kris No, but it's best to read this one before going on. And if you want to know more backstory about Immortal Highlander (Adam) which is book 7 then you…moreNo, but it's best to read this one before going on. And if you want to know more backstory about Immortal Highlander (Adam) which is book 7 then you might want to read book 1 and 3.(less)

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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 (On Hiatus)
★★★★★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 Hi
Jul 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone!!
Recommended to Karla by: Kristen, Kris
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
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.
Olga therebelreader

I am a big fan of time travel romances and this book more than met my expectations for a great read! The author created characters you come to love with a plot that will pull at your heart strings and give you a chuckle now and then.

Beautifully crafted story that you won't want to put down. A definite keeper!! Kiss of the Highlander is definitely a 5 star read and I highly recommend it! I look forward to reading more of Ms. Moning's work.

In short:
Hero 5/5 | Heroine 5/5 | Plot (Point, Originalit
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!
♥  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
Sophia Triad
Once upon a time 'a girl who was hiking in the foothills of Scotland found an enchanted highlader sleeping in a cave above Loch Ness'. A bit clumsy as she was, she lost her balance and landed on top of him waking him up. The sleeping beauty, Drustan, had been slept for 500 years and he was a bit lost when he woke up in 21st century, but Gwen helped him found his way.

This was a great love story!

I had a goofy smile while I was reading it from the beginning until the end. The story is basically div
 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
Feb 12, 2009 rated it it was amazing
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
 ~*~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
Sep 03, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Un libro de "ficción-romántica" (si es que existe esa categoría) con viajes en el tiempo incluidos. Es una novela muy entretenida y he disfrutado mucho leyéndola. Quizá la primera mitad es algo plana ya que prácticamente no hay despliegue de personajes y locaciones, pues se centra en el conocimiento de los dos personajes principales, pero también tiene su encanto al abordar con un buen toque de humor problemas tan contemporáneos como tratar de dejar de fumar con un parche de nicotina.

Sin embarg
3 Stars

Overall Opinion: I struggled at times with this one tbh. I love the time travel idea of it, but it just fell a little flat for me. I felt like there was way too much inner dialogue going on (especially in the first half) and not enough actual interactions. The connection between the h and H felt mostly sexual, and I didn't get the progression of feelings to love. The ending also was a huge bummer. We get all this struggle for them and then an ending that didn't even feel complete! Oh wel
Maria Clara
Mar 26, 2016 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...
Sam (AMNReader)
Well, I didn't hate it. I know that doesn't sound like high praise, but I H A T E time travel books. They get so caught up in their own complications that it's near impossible to disregard the implications.

But this book honestly did it a bit better than most, though that wasn't the highlight. The story just didn't take itself that seriously. It was fun and sexy, a welcome diversion.

It's still only a 2-2.5 because I felt the focus on the heroine's virginity to be a snooze fest, and I did quite
Oct 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
No pensaba que llegaría decir esto de una novela de esta escritora pero ha sido redonda, me ha encantado la historia, los personajes, la trama, sus giros, la fantasía, sus viajes en el tiempo, todo.
Una novela muy divertida, con diálogos inteligentes, con momentos hilarantes sobre todo al principio de la novela, con ese momentazo en la tienda con los vaqueros y momentos muy románticos porque esta novela habla del AMOR en mayúsculas. Tiene momentos muy sexy con mucha tensión sexual, pero también h
Lucía Herrero
Feb 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
He aquí un libro que tiene un poco de todo: risas, historia, romance, tensión, tristeza... Comienza en la época actual, cuando conocemos a la joven Gwen, desesperada por encontrar un hombre que la rescate de su tediosa vida, y al mismo tiempo convencida de que no habrá ninguno a la altura. Por supuesto se equivoca, aunque el elegido por su corazón (y por sus hormonas y óvulos, literalmente enloquecidos) es un highlander hechizado, testarudo, atractivo, mandón y que exuda testosterona por cada po ...more
May 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars rounded up to 4stars.

It was a good read. Based on the plots and writing it was definitely good and five stars worthy, but... I didn’t like some of the things. I can’t explain those BUTS without spoiling everything so better not to say anything. But one thing I can say is that constantly talking about a 25 years old heroine's virginity is definitely not cool. Every time the author mentioned something about heroine’s virginity, I consider to mark it DNF, "I am not reading an HP... Am I?
~ 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
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
¡Pedazo de historia! ¡Esta novela pasa a mi lista de favoritos pero ya!

Me ha sorprendido muchísimo. Es el primer libro que leo de KMM (sí, lo sé, he empezado por el #4 de la saga... Soy así de guay, jaja) y, como dije mientras lo leía, prejuzgué y pensé que sería una novela con abuso de descripciones y más bien sosilla... Pues, ¡'nanai'! La trama es espectacular, con unos giros que para nada me esperaba; en varias ocasiones en las que la continuación de los hechos parecía previsible, acababa ocu
I'm so glad I tried this series again. I had given up after book 1 but then I read of whole bunch of favorable reviews about this installment. Wow, I'm kind of speechless.

Druids, time-travel, highlanders and hot, hot romance. This book has it all and that ending left me swooning.
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
Mar 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Bu kadının yarattığı erkek karakterlere hay-ran-ım.

Tamam, Highlander serisinden hiçbiri bir Barrons etmez, hatta hepsini toplasak yine Barrons etmez ama sonuçta İskoç erkeği bunlar da yani, boru değil.

Drustan'ın içtenliği, dürüstlüğü, Gwen'in sevgisine olan ihtiyacı ve içindeki o sevilmeyeceğim korkusu o kadar içtendi ki! Yirmi birinci yüzyıla ayak uydurma çabaları ve bu çabayı verirken yaşanan o güzel ateşli sahneleri saymıyorum bile. -teşekkürler Karen- Artı, ben yaralı-ama-göstermez triplerin
Jul 24, 2012 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!
Apr 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
ESPECTACULAR!! Me ha encantado!!
Mar 04, 2010 rated it really liked it
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
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  • 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,

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)
“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.” 597 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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