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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 kne 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....


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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 kne 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....

30 review for Kiss of the Highlander

  1. 5 out of 5

    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 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 evil. She makes these RIDICULOUS books that you should blush at the idea of reading - readable, fun and hilarious. If I deign to pick up a Historical Romance - especially one in which time-travelling is involved - I would spend most of it groaning, rolling my eyes and looking for a wall to bash my head on. And yet, here we are. I've read two books in this series now and I have no intention of stopping. I mean, I totally could stop. If I wanted to... I could stop anytime... The strongest part of this book is, without a doubt, the characters. They're fantastic. Gwen and Drustan had me in hysterics. I thought this was going to be the usual pushy, chauvinistic male character with sex-pot-in-the-making virgin who admires his studly-studlyness until they have great sex and babies and we forget that they ever had issues. No. This is a story where the pushy, chauvinistic male character gets locked in the privy by the brilliant and stubborn female protagonist until he learns to behave himself. I feel this is a trend that already should have existed in many more romances. Because women have been writing 'romantic' men who're really just giant jackasses for waaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyy too long. I absolutely adored this book from start to finish and it's not because I like romances. Or history. Or time-travelling. It's because Karen Marie Moning has me wrapped around her twisted little finger as she kicks my ass with her story-telling ability and writing craft. I'm only glad I wasn't a fan of such books BEFORE I read Moning's, because otherwise she would have ruined Historical Romances as thoroughly for me as she's ruined Urban Fantasy with her Fever Series. Simply because she can, the heartless bitch!

  2. 4 out of 5

    Blacky *Romance Addict*

    I am on Highlander high and these books are going to be my fix! I absolutely LOVED Kiss of the Highlander The cover - my oh my can it be more hot?! 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! It's about Gwen, an american girl on vacation in Scotland. She is in search of a cherry picker and so far no man ha I am on Highlander high and these books are going to be my fix! I absolutely LOVED Kiss of the Highlander The cover - my oh my can it be more hot?! 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! It's about Gwen, an american girl on vacation in Scotland. She is in search of a cherry picker and so far no man has been worthy enough. So one day, during a field trip, she falls into a cave and stumbles upon a body, a perfectly preserved specimen of human male perfection I guess you could say at that point that her cherry picking quest was definitely over Drustan awakens in this new world, he doesn't know what happened to him, and now must find a way to undo everything and restore the Keltar clan. Drustan - I so loved him one of the favorite Highlanders I've read <3 He is the head of his clan, and bearer of the druid lore. They have served and protected mankind for centuries, and it is his duty that his line continues, and the druid knowledge be perserved. Unfortunately, he awakens in the future, and finds his home destroyed, meaning that his line was broken and the lore forgotten. That's why he comes up with a plan that could make Gwen hate him forever... Gwen - a great heroine She's instantly attracted to Drustan (can't blame the girl) and she falls for him in the short time they had before he found his home. She decides to give her virginity to him, and they "do it" in the middle of the stone circle (some druid stuff). They form a bond, he vows love to her, and then attempts to go back in time to undo what has happened to him. BUT, the plan fails (doesn't it always), and Gwen finds herself alone in the past, with Drustan and his family believing her a crazed woman wanting to trap him in marriage XD Overall - This was such a great read, it really got me by surprise! I have to say the author's writing is waaaay waaaay better than the first one, and I'm so glad! I loved the fact that for almost first half of the book Gwen thought Drustan was a madman with his claimes that he's from the past, and almost all the second half Drustan believed Gwen was the crazy one with her claims of being from the future XD This was very well written, I could see that this kind of plotline could be developed in so many ways (bad ones at that), and am so glad this turned out the way it did :) Favorite scenes - when Drustan awakens and starts dressing himself, and Gwen notices the million and one knives on him loool - Drustan's first car ride - when they went shopping, him trying on jeans - HOT scene!! - he discovers his castle's ruins and is heartbroken - Gwen's first conversation with the Drustan from the past XD - when they lock him up to have the second conversation - the ending, oh how that got me in tears, it was just PERFECT!!!!

  3. 4 out of 5

    MelissaB

    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 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 and smart enough to figure out how to trap Drustan in his own guarderobe. This story was a great set up for the next book, Dark Highlander. Highly recommeded!

  4. 5 out of 5

    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 ★★★★★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 Mist - 5 Stars ! (Review=https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...) #2 To Tame A Highland Warrior - 1 Star :( [The ONLY book in this series I rated so low.]Here's why->(Review=https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...) #3 The Highlander's Touch - 3 Stars (Not bad but not that great either.*Shrug*) #4 Kiss of the Highlander - 5 Stars !! (Review = https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...) #5 The Dark Highlander -4 Stars :) (Review = https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... ) #6 The Immortal Highlander - 4.75 Stars ! #7 Spell of the Highlander - 4 Stars. (Review= https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...) #8 Into the Dreaming -4 Stars :)

  5. 5 out of 5

    Karla

    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 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! Drustan MacKeltar...RAWRRRRRR!!! A heroine who stands on her own will, she's mouthy, pushy, smart, challenges her man and loves him beyond reason! Gwen Cassidy...AMAZING!! A story that captivates, charms, tugs at the heart! Passion, desire and love that is breathtaking and heart-pounding...YES!!! Secondary characters that play a huge role in the plot and are so intriguing, you hope that you get more of them, in future books or stories of their own. I was overwhelmed with emotion while reading this book, but the last few pages made my eyes so wet, I could barely read to the end. I damn near passed out with Kip clutched in my hands! When I could finally breathe, I began to smile and I still can't get that shit-ass grin off my face. Thank you to my dear friend Kristen, who convinced me to step out of the box and read out of order. It was no easy task for her to do, but I trust her and knew she wouldn't steer me wrong. Not to mention all of my other GR friends who agreed with her and encouraged me to go for it. You were all right, I didn't miss a thing. This books starts what is a mini-series within a series. It was everything you all said it would be and more. Thank you!! Finally to Kris, who told me about her love for this series a while back. Why I didn't listen to you is beyond me. It's always been in the back of my mind and your profile pic was a daily reminder. You know me better than I know myself. Dark Highlander here I come!!

  6. 4 out of 5

    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.

  7. 4 out of 5

    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, Originali 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, Originality) 5/5 | Writing Style 5/5 | Steam 4/5 | Romance 5/5 | Angst-Suspense 4/5 | Darkness 0/5 | Humor 3/5 | Secondary Characters 4/5 | Drama-Conflict 5/5 | Mystery 4/5 | Twists 5/5 | Pacing Steady | Action 4/5

  8. 4 out of 5

    Kristen

    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!

  9. 5 out of 5

    ♥ Sam ♥ ~S2~Im made of awesomness

    KISS OF A HIGHLANDER 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 KISS OF A HIGHLANDER 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 the plunge to read this so soon. Okay so about the story – This is my first time travelling book, and initially my thoughts on time travel are simply – meh – but when introduced to Drustan MacKeltar who is from the 16th century, I melted. This scot is a drop dead, kilt wearing hunk of spunk AND to make it all that much sweeter *drool drips from mouth* he goes completely commando! On the theory that if it isn’t constricted then it will continue to grow (hmm...an interesting theory I would love to test on any willing hunky participants)....Any who, gypsy’s cast a nasty ass spell on him to sleep for all eternity, only able to be awaked by sun and blood. He is placed in a cave where he sleeps for 500 years. That is until our minx of a heroine klutzily stumbles across his hidey hole and BAM SLAM THANKYOU MAM – the story get hot. Gwen is on vacation to Scotland, touring with a bunch of pensioners (completely by accident) – I found this funny because the same thing happens to me when I was 15. Went on a tour in Canada and It turned out to be a tour for pensioners. I actually ended up having a blast and came to respect the elderly much more. Her main goal while in Scotland – TO FIND A CHERRY PICKER...LMAO!!!! When Gwen falls into Drustens cave she awakens the hunk of spunk and instantly their passion for one another is palpable. Gwen sets out to help Drusten get back to his own time (she's not really aware of it, but she’s along for the ride), he needs to get back to his time to save his clan. Unfortunately he sends them back too far into time thus erasing himself. Gwen is then left to convince the 16th century Drusten that they are meant to be together. This was a wild ride, and I am so glad that I read it. I cannot wait to get my greedy little mitts on the next one, which if I gather correctly is about Drustens twin and equally as sexy brother. Happy reading ladies.

  10. 5 out of 5

    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 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 divided into two parts. -The first part is taking place in the 21st century when Drustan wakes up and Gwen thinks he is completely crazy -The second part is taking place in the 16th century when Gwen travels back in time, Drustan does not remember her and he thinks she is completely crazy. I honestly wished I had read this book and the ones that follow before the Fever series by Moning. Apparently as I realised Drustan is Christian's uncle. Christian is the druid who is helping Mac and in Fever we meet again Drustan and his brother Dugeous. Finally, I know that what I am about to say will sound very boring but doesn't the guy in the bookcover has the most kissable lips you have ever seen?

  11. 4 out of 5

    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 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 was yearning for a woman to love and accept him. Aww! The scene where Gwen says she loves him just melted my heart because it meant so much to Drustan. I love elements of Scotland and the historical aspects. The druid lore is interesting, and the physics aspect, mind-boggling. This book is steamy and sexy, but the love relationship is always at the forefront. I really loved the tender moments between Drustan and Gwen, and also between his father Silvan and his housekeeper, Nell. I have never been much of a time travel fan, but I really do like what KMM does with the genre. I like that she has plausible science and mixes the Druid lore with physics and mathematics so that you read this book and can definitely believe that Druid magic is just science in a different framework of understanding. The part that annoyed me was the priest's mother, Besseta. She was totally clueless about faith and fate. If only she had listened to her son and trusted that God would take care of him. But if she had done that, would Gwen and Drustan ever have met? Too much to ponder. At any rate, I'm glad I got to read this novel, for the hours of entertainment it gave me. It also gave me some things to think about, such as meddling with fate and how the search for knowledge should never overstep the boundaries of ethics.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Dina

    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 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 she locked him in the garderobe to force him into "seeing reason", I did a little happy dance - only in my mind, of course... While I was reading the book, I kept wondering how KMM would solve the "changing the past" issue. I mean, (view spoiler)[once Gwen suceeded in preventing Drustan's enchantment in the 16th century, he wouldn't be in the cave for her to find in the 21st century, they wouldn't fall in love, and so on... (hide spoiler)] Aaargh, my mind went a little crazy over this, until I reached KMM's "resolution". Good and logical but, like Gwen said when Drustan explained what had happened, "this hurts my head." (LOL) I was planning on taking a break from the series after this book, but I just can't - not after having read Silvan's letter at the end! Thankfully, I'm late to the Highlander party and Dageus's book has already been released, so I don't have to wait. :)

  13. 4 out of 5

    ~*~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 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 b 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 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 based on the fact that I am a fan of Ms. Moning's Fever series, which was born from this series. I do plan to work my way through this series eventually, now that I have these 2 books under my belt. I love this book for 2 reasons... Drustan (H) & the story. What more could you ask for? I would say that I do love Gwen as well. I feel her & Drustan are perfectly matched. Their coupling, how it begins to where it leads, was beyond entertaining, heartfelt, & frustratingly erotic. I would definitely recommend you read this book. It has everything on it's pages.

  14. 5 out of 5

    NMmomof4

    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 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 well. I did enjoy the characters themselves, and I also enjoyed their banter and the side characters. I'm going to go with a middle of the road 3 Stars, because while I didn't love it I didn't hate it either. Brief Summary of the Storyline: This is Gwen and Drustan's story. Gwen is tired of her life and is on a vacation in Scotland when she finds herself falling in a hole and landing on top of a half naked, hot man. After being in what seems to be a coma or deep sleep, Gwen somehow awakens him. Drustan is instantly confused by his surroundings and shocks Gwen when he declares that he is from the 16th century and somehow had been enchanted. Gwen tries to help him because she thinks he's mentally ill, but with their strong attraction and some undeniable magic she can no longer deny that he is speaking the truth. Gwen somehow ends up catapulted back into Drustan's time, and she must warn the past Drustan and his family of the upcoming danger. There are some funny moments, some sexy times, and some sweet moments...and they get a HFN ending. POV: This alternated between focusing mainly on Gwen and Drustan in 3rd person narrative. It did have some parts that focused on side characters as well. Overall Pace of Story: Not the best. It felt slow at times. I skimmed some of the decor descriptions, (seemingly) repetitive inner dialogue, and sex scenes. I don't think I missed much by doing so either. Instalove: Kind of. They don't have much basis to their relationship (other than lust) when they start confessing (at least in their inner dialogue) stronger feelings IMO. H rating: 4 stars. Drustan. I liked him. He was sweet, alpha, and loyal. h rating: 4 stars. Gwen. I liked her. She was smart, sassy, and brave. Sadness level: Low, no tissues needed Push/Pull: Yes (view spoiler)[Both of them push away and also pursue the relationship at times. (hide spoiler)] Heat level: Good. They have some good tension, chemistry, and scenes. I skimmed some scenes tbh because they did feel like a little bit too much at times. Descriptive sex: Yes OW/OM drama: Yes (view spoiler)[ When they are reunited, the H is engaged and about to marry OW and this causes some drama for the couple (he's never met this OW). (hide spoiler)] Sex scene with OW or OM: No Cheating: No Separation: Yes (view spoiler)[They are separated a few different times (at least physically), but there was no mention or suggestion of other partners during this time. (hide spoiler)] Possible Triggers: Yes (view spoiler)[The h is a virgin, it is implied the H has had many other partners before h (off page), loss of parents (off page), and unexpected pregnancy (on page) (hide spoiler)] Closure: This had an abrupt ending with not nearly enough closure for me! I wanted to know how they fared and how they created their future! It seems as though we'll see them in later books, but I am frustrated I didn't even get a glimpse into their HEA. I would call this a HFN ending just because of my so many unanswered questions, but others might be fine in calling it a HEA (view spoiler)[They're magically bound/married (no ceremony) and she is pregnant (hide spoiler)] Safety: This one should be Safe for most safety gang readers (view spoiler)[ - Does Not have cheating - Does Not have a descriptive sex scene with OW/OM - Does have both the h and H pushing away - Does have a few physical separations between the h and H - Does Not have abuse - Does Not have a HEA ending (see above) (hide spoiler)]

  15. 5 out of 5

    Mou

    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? 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? Nay." A good plot kept me alive. The heroine was ok. She was strong but her thinking about the virginity and picking up a cheery picker monologue was irritating. The book was safe. I have some issues with the hero but he was honorable and celibate for some time. It was a time travel romance. And I liked the fact that (view spoiler)[the heroine didn’t travel back to past to live with him, here the hero come to the heroine to live in present time. (hide spoiler)] “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.”

  16. 4 out of 5

    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 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 a lot of skimming because some of that background was just not why I was reading this. But all in all, I checked off a challenge book and I can now safely say...not for me for this series.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Irene Sim

    This story was one of the best in the series so far! This game of fate and travelling in time to change the past but simultaneously alter the future in unexpected ways, kept me mostly entertained while reading the book, and to be honest most of the time perched on the edge of my seat anxious to see, how the heroes will overcome the obstacles set upon them by magic and laws of physics. But I guess I shouldn't be surprised that a physics prodigy and a medieval druid found their way to each other af This story was one of the best in the series so far! This game of fate and travelling in time to change the past but simultaneously alter the future in unexpected ways, kept me mostly entertained while reading the book, and to be honest most of the time perched on the edge of my seat anxious to see, how the heroes will overcome the obstacles set upon them by magic and laws of physics. But I guess I shouldn't be surprised that a physics prodigy and a medieval druid found their way to each other after all....

  18. 5 out of 5

    ~ 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 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 elements were enmeshed beautifully and Gwen is a wonderfully, determined kickass heroine with a real backbone. Fantastic stuff! 4 stars

  19. 4 out of 5

    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 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 their copy of the next book? ;)

  20. 5 out of 5

    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 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 centuries ago. With sunlight and her blood, Gwen awakens Drustan only to find that he still believes he is in his century. With a vow to help this confused man, Gwen follows Drustan to the place where his castle once stood...only to find it gone. Using Drustan’s Druid powers and stones, he goes back in time, taking Gwen along with him. But when he miscalculates, they find themselves in a time further back before he was enchanted. While I liked the beginning of the book, it wasn’t until the dressing room scene that things started rolling for me. It was in this pivotal moment that I came to love Drustan and Gwen together: “What have you stuffed in your pants, MacKelter?” she demanded. “Nothing that wasn’t God-given,” he replied stiffly. Gwen stared. “There’s no way that’s part of you. You must have gotten a sock or something stuck. Oh, my.” Karen Marie Moning incorporates witty dialogue with a sensual miasma of words that any romance reader can appreciate. She may be popular with her urban fantasy books, but I don’t know if they could compare to the raw, erotic nature of her Highlander books. She does romance very, very well. And this book is no exception! Countless times Moning pulls something that alters her characters lives so much that when you finally reach the end, their happy ending is definitely worth the wait. Gwen and Drustan fall in love twice in this book and each time was better than the last.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Wendy

    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!

  22. 5 out of 5

    Chappy

    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.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Heather❀Book and a Blanket❀

    Wow! This is my first book in this series because I heard they were standalones. I didn't feel like I missed anything so I think it was a great one to start with. This time travel romance felt like perfection. There was humor, it was so damn sexy and Drustan was the highland warrior I didn't realize I was missing in my life. The sacrifices and extreme lengths to which both Gwen and Drustan went to get their HEA had this romance junkie swooning, laughing and crying. ALL THE FEELS with this specta Wow! This is my first book in this series because I heard they were standalones. I didn't feel like I missed anything so I think it was a great one to start with. This time travel romance felt like perfection. There was humor, it was so damn sexy and Drustan was the highland warrior I didn't realize I was missing in my life. The sacrifices and extreme lengths to which both Gwen and Drustan went to get their HEA had this romance junkie swooning, laughing and crying. ALL THE FEELS with this spectacular book!

  24. 5 out of 5

    AH

    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 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 enchanted Highlander. 500 year old curse broken, he awakens to find Gwen in a compromising position on top of him. What a great introduction to our Highlander Drustan MacKeltar. (For those of you that have read the Fever series, yes, he is a MacKeltar). So there you have it, a 21st century girl meets 16th century Scot. At first, you sympathize with Drustan. Everything is new and strange to him. But he is endearing, he is stubborn, he is handsome and a mathematical genius. He is strangely attired. He carries a lot of weapons. He is strangely attracted to Gwen. Gwen is a very likeable heroine. She is strong, smart, adaptable, and beautiful. Oh, did I mention that she was a virgin? There is also a time travel aspect to this story. Gwen is sent back in time where she needs to change a series of events that cause Drustan to be cursed. Kiss of the Highlander is one of those books that brought out a whole range of emotions in me....I laughed, I cried, I sighed... I ran to the library to get the next book....

  25. 5 out of 5

    HeatherJay

    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 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 Marie Moning I thought "What the hell, I need a palate cleanser between the 'real' books". Fast forward to Book 4, The Kiss of the Highlander and I'm smitten. I left work today on an "errand" and went to B & N and bought books 5,6 AND 7. Jesus Christ, these books are like crack. My thought process as I was grabbing book 5 was " but what if I finish too soon and can't get back here 'til the weekend?" Really?......As usual with these series that have been reviewed ad nauseum, I won't get into the plot. However, for those on the fence about reading a silly romance novel, I can assure you that this one is full of romance, intrigue, comedy, suspense and a perfect dash of sex. It's Cheese-tastic!!!!

  26. 4 out of 5

    Dee

    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 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 reading it but their status updates and reviews won me over and I couldn't resist anymore! Gwen was great but Drustan was phenomenal and had me drooling throughout most of the book. There were a couple of fairly steamy sex scenes later on, but the sexual tension from beginning to end was amazing. KMM's remarkable ability to tell a story made this special and the ending was exceptional and very emotional and had me reaching for the box of tissues. I would happily recommend this to anyone who loves a good romance.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Eastofoz

    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 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 grasp on everything around him from then on. Gwen thinks he’s a bit off his rocker but tries to help him out nonetheless. Some of that is funny, not laugh out loud hilarious or anything, but it’s got a bit of a cute side to it all. Like many of KMM’s highlander romances, the heroine is beyond brilliant and the hero is nearly too gorgeous to look at. Problem with this: the heroine rarely acts smart even though she’s described as genius material, has a great job doing genius-like stuff but isn’t really all that invested in it and is always dissatisfied big time with her love life. They all want to find the great guy and have lots of babies right off the bat with them. Same holds true with Gwen. That’s all well and good but it turns into a cookie cutter formula romance by the third book in a series. As for Drustan he’s too beautiful for words and that got annoying because it’s repeated so many times. Sure he’s hot but he’s borderline boy toy sometimes because of his excessive hotness. It could’ve been toned down somewhat and more focus given on other things he could do. The love story between the two though is generally good and the steam is very hot but it drags in some parts –despite Drustan being a fabulous kisser, Moning highlighted that attribute quite well ;) Drustan’s Druidry and the Highland legends mix well to give a fairy-tale fantasy kind of world that’s continued from the first book. It was interesting but there was too much narration about it dragging the book down more often than not. There are a few side stories that start to develop between Drustan’s dad Sullivan and the housekeeper Nell as well as Drustran’s dark and mysterious brother Dageus. The main story though always remains the focus so these additional stories don’t detract from that and don’t feel like filler either. Both time periods are well represented and there are some funny moments with Gwen in his century and Drustan in hers. The ending is too sugary sweet for me but overall the story is alright so it just makes a 4 star rating. If you liked Circenn’s story in The Highlander's Touch this one is about the same.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Vika aka ♔ of GIF & Grumpy Smut-ateer *P/T Freebie Fairy

    *** I am absolutely in love with the MacKeltar clan! *** [image error] 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 cent *** I am absolutely in love with the MacKeltar clan! *** [image error] 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 century standards, lass in 21st century. What I loved most (besides the love story between them two) is how he views the world in 2001. example: "Nay, that bright thing with colors such as I have never seen. And what of all those leafless trees? what has happened to the trees? And why have they tied cords between them? think you they will run away if not tethered? Never have I seen oaks so ashamed! Gwen eyed the neon sign above the inn and the telephone poles in way silence" Without giving too much spoilers... It is a wonderful fairy tale love story with danger and love story not too late realized, time travel, lots of magic, a priest and his crazy mother, gypsies, Drustan getting locked in his room or bathroom by Gwen to knock some sense into him, hot rides of horses, even hotter sex, broken betrothments & continuation of MacKeltar clan. Loved, LOVED, LOVED this series (yes even counting the first 3 books, even though it feels like a different series all together)(yes even counting the first 3 books, even though it feels like a different series all together) and can not wait to see what happens with (view spoiler)[ the now Dark twin... I hope lots of redemption because he became that out of love. (hide spoiler)]

  29. 4 out of 5

    Dee

    can I have a Drustan for Christmas please??

  30. 4 out of 5

    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 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 far more lighthearted and I am HOPING that Karen Marie Moning wrote this book as a satire. If so then she is a comedy genius! Basically the romance in this novel was so sugary I wasn't sure whether I should laugh or vomit. I just did not understand how the same author who created JZB and Mac could come up with such total saps as Drustan and Gwen. While reading it I felt like Bruce being forced to eat that cake: It was all just way too much for me. This book is about a time travelling Scottish laird. Sorta. Maybe being from Scotland made it a bit too cringe for me; but when reading time travel I want something more interesting than angsty characters pining for each other. The first thing, of many, that bugged me was: Gwen's vapid personality: You know, Gwen is supposed to be a scientist, she has just traveled back in time, but her mind is blissfully empty; she has gone back to 'the age of discovery' but she has no desire to discuss the advances we have discovered since then with them! SHE SIMPLY HAS NO CURIOSITY. UGH. GIVE THEM SOME PENICILLIN. TELL THEM ABOUT EMILY PANKHURST. IMAGINE ALL THE POSSIBILITIES. Hermoine can't stand Gwen. If Gwen is the girl who is going back 500 years with the opportunity to show how far we have advanced then I AM EMBARRASSED AND FURIOUS WITH FATE because, although she is slightly more cocky than was expected from women back then; there is little else aught different with her. She wants a man. She wants babies. She is not interested in pursuing her career. Most of the time it felt like she actively switched off her brain. Even Clint is disgusted. To be honest I think Moning is being harsh on 15th century woman, I am sure that although they lived in a much more chauvinistic environment, I doubt they were all misogynists or dumb blow up dolls. This is the era that gave us Joan of Arc for gods sake (give or take a hundred years and lets overlook her horrid death please). But she is insinuating that an insipid virgin like Gwen would go back in time and simply take the men by storm with her feisty modern ways. Like WOW she knows who Isaac Newton is; she must be strong and smart... but please don't talk about physics in the morning because it hurts her head and she is desperately trying to daydream of new ways to ensnare a man using her body. Gwen's lack of 'experience': "Her virginity was hardly presented in the best light when she kept snarling at every man she met." Gwen is, of course, gagging to be rid of her virginity, which is strange as she is in her mid-twenties and hasn't found an opportunity so far. Apparently because she hasn't met a guy she is attracted to (then why plan a thousand dollar trip just to jump on some stranger??). Her desperation is offensive and pathetic in equal measure. I have friends who are virgins and they are so by choice...obviously I don't judge them, because they own their own choices. But the way Gwen acts is like a teenager who thinks her virginity is an embarrassing disease. In fact the whole reason she went to Scotland was to 'find her cherry picker', however she accidentally booked herself onto a geriatric bus tour (oh how silly, but honestly can you expect a woman to curl her hair, apply lipstick, and work a computer?!). Therefore she only met a man when she fell through a hole in the ground and landed on sleeping beauty Drustan. "If he treated her to a few more of those cocky strokes, she might have her first real orgasm without even sacrificing her cherry." ummmm...what? I beg your pardon? Did I hear you right, Gwen? You are a beautiful, intelligent, adventurous woman in your mid-twenties and not only are you a virgin, but you haven't even had an orgasm? It doesn't necessarily require a man honey... although I am beginning to think that, in your case, changing a light bulb would require a man. The sex scenes: (made me want to gag) Ok so my rant about the sex scenes shall be quite short, unlike Drustans 'schmenis', which is apparently so large it cant fit inside of modern jeans. Something to do with wearing kilts all the time. (Here is a very quick tangent; why does Moning think people in the fifteenth century were smaller than now??? Drustan mentions how he draws attention because of his height and calls us 21st century peeps 'wee folks, the lot of you.' Which is strange because it's not the case; people were much smaller five hundred years ago.) So anyhow the sex: ""Lass show me your breasts. Be quit of this thing, lest I tear it to shreds in my haste"" Well obviously this is Moning releasing her inner comedian again, because it certainly made me LOL. But I am still not at all sure what the attraction is with these neanderthal, over possessive, sappy and spoiled males??? Anyway the dialogue during sex was something else: ""Gwen? Do you want me?" "God, yes!" "Did you want me in the blue trews? Did you want me then too?" "Yes." "Do you feel the heat when I touch you? Does it hit you like a thunderbolt?" "Yes."" Remember that song by Meatloaf, 'Took the words right out of my mouth'? [Boy:] On a hot summer night, would you offer your throat to the wolf with the red roses? [Girl:] Will he offer me his mouth? [Boy:] Yes. [Girl:] Will he offer me his teeth? [Boy:] Yes. [Girl:] Will he offer me his jaws? [Boy:] Yes. [Girl:] Will he offer me his hunger? [Boy:] Yes. [Girl:] Again, will he offer me his hunger? [Boy:] Yes! [Girl:]And will he starve without me? [Boy:] Yes! [Girl:] And does he love me? [Boy:] Yes. [Girl:] Yes. [Boy:] On a hot summer night, would you offer your throat to the wolf with the red roses? [Girl:] Yes. [Boy:] I bet you say that to all the boys." Well the dirty talk in the book was a lot less cool than that dialogue, but equally cheesy. "He was the last MacKeltar left to sire sons. He glanced speculatively at Gwen." Most ladies would find this creepy, but for Gwen it set her ovaries on fire with possessive and obsessive lust. SO FINALLY! My last peeve was with Gwens desire to be a wife and get knocked up: I will keep this snappy, because I don't really need to explain that I have no problem with procreation or woman wanting babies, I just think there is more out there. I would enjoy a book about a happily married mother of five, in her forties, battling it out against vampires or a teenage mum showing that she can can kick zombie ass and read the Gruffolo to her baby! BUT I am not interested in reading about Gwen disregarding her education and the choices given to her, so she can roll into bed with a caveman and happily live out her life like a good little wifey. That is boring. If getting knocked up is the thing Gwen is most excited about, after discovering time travel, then I don't like her. This is Gwen's conversation with her ovaries seconds after falling on to Drustan in the cave: "Aw, kiss him, Gwen, clamored a hundred perky eggs. Shut up, she rebuked. We don't even know him, and until moments ago we though he was dead. That's no way to start a relationship. Who's asking for a relationship? Kisskisskiss! her babies-in-waiting insisted." "...Drustan was bending over her, gazing down with so much love in his eyes that she gasped and began to cry." THE END

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