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El beso del highlander (Highlander #4)

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Kiss of the Highlander (The Highlander Series, Book 4)
413 pages
Published by CIRCULO DE LECTORES, 2005. (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
★★★★★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
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
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  ·  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
 ~*~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
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...
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
~ 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
Eva Taldryn
¡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
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
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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  ·  review of another edition
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
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
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!!
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.
Mar 04, 2010 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
Jul 25, 2012 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
Feb 25, 2008 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 01, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobook, read-2010
can I have a Drustan for Christmas please??
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“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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  • The Immortal Highlander (Highlander, #6)
  • Spell of the Highlander (Highlander, #7)
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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.” 593 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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