Kiss of the Highlander – Karen Marie Moning

Kiss of the Highlander
by Karen Marie Moning
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Form: Audio Book
Series: Highlander Series

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 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 will defy time itself for the woman he loves….

…source: Barnes & Noble website…
As always, Karen Marie Moning does not disappoint. I was happy to finally get to read the first half of the MacKeltar twin’s stories and fill in some of the gaps that I missed by reading The Dark Highlander first. Drustan and Gwen were perfect together from beginning to end. I actually liked how in this story there was a little less confusion about how Drustan and Gwen feel about one another – a little less fighting the inevitable…well, at least until the 2nd half. I also really enjoyed the parallels between the first and second half of the book, only in the first half Drustan is the “crazy” one, while Gwen takes the role in the second half.

My favorite part? I think it would have to be when Gwen accidentally marries Drustan while she’s relaying the story of what went on in her century, I could just imagine the roar coming out of Drustan’s mouth and the urgency welling up in him while Gwen continues reciting the vows unrealizing what she’s doing or why Drustan is reacting as such. I also love Drustan’s acceptance of Gwen and everything before the memory spell is spoken.

The part that I should have seen coming and didn’t was the end. Very, VERY good way to end this book!!


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