Thursday, February 14, 2013

Delicious Love: Kiss of the Highlander

For one of the greatest love stories, come back to 2001 with me when Karen Marie Moning published Kiss of the Highlander, the fourth book in her delicious Highlander series. I don't know why but there really isn't anything like how a man loved a woman during this time period. I mean, Moning's stories of the highlanders are melt-in-your-panties hot but then also equally sweet. I swooned when I listened to this book on audio.

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.

“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.”

Kiss of the Highlander is magical in more ways than one. I adored Drustan and all that he brought to the relationship. His gruff disposition at times only made the gentle side that much more romantic. Paired with a strong woman like Gwen, brought to him from another time, and Drustan has his hands full. It was a beautiful story that was well-paced, well-written and a truly indulgent read.

5 Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries
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