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Thursday, April 13, 2017

BOOK REVIEW- KISS OF THE HIGHLANDER

Kiss of the Highlander by [Moning, Karen Marie] 
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....AMAZON (4 STARS)

What a clever story.  With totally likable people; unique and SO interesting.    I laughed so many times, especially when Gwen went toe to toe with Drustan.  Yes, she thought he was HOT but she also wasn't going to be messed with about being tiny in stature.  "Wee" even, especially standing next to the very large, very manly Drustan. She was genius level smart but her social life had been severely controlled by her parents until more recently.  They celebrated, delighted in and took credit for her mental capabilities but when it came to a normal childhood with expressions of love?  That was sorely lacking.  She was also still a virgin at 25 years old, something that she was looking to cure.  Although some of her thoughts about that were definitely risque, they were also incredibly funny.  She had a way of putting things that were really outside of the norm.  
And Drustan?  He fell hard for Gwen the minute he spotted her.  Well their first meeting was kind of memorable.  There is a lot of attempted seducing going on.   Gwen wanted to shake up her life and she really does get her fondest wish, among other ones too.  As they spent more time together they found more and more things about each other that they admired.  And not just physcially either.  Although that is there and several sexual scenes as well.  
While trying not to give to much away, I really did like Drustan's father (Silvan) his brother (Dageus) and their housekeeper, Nell.  

On another note, prepare to be surprised at least a time or two because there are several earth-shaking twists in the book.  And several of them happen towards the end of the book too.  









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