Book Review-Dark Rival

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Book Review-Dark RivalDark Rival by Brenda Joyce
Also in this series: Dark Embrace, Dark Lover (Rose Trilogy #3; Masters of Time #5), Dark Victory (Rose Trilogy, #2; Masters of Time, #4)
Series: Masters Of Time #2
Published by HQN Books on September 18th 2007
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Fantasy Romance, Time Travel Romance, Historical Romance
Pages: 420
Format: Paperback
Source: Library
ISBN: 037377219X
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Highland warriors sworn to protect Innocence throughout the Ages—A golden man, he is called Black Royce—a battle-hardened soldier of the gods. His vows are his life—until he is sent to New York City to protect a Healer from those who would use her powers for themselves. The moment Royce sees beautiful, feisty Allie Monroe, he knows she will be his only weakness—and he is right. Destiny is a dangerous thingAllie Monroe is more than an heiress. She is a Healer, willing to do anything to save victims of the evil that lurks in the city at night. But alone, she can do only so much—until destiny sends her the darkest Highlander of them all. Then evil strikes and Royce is destroyed before Allie's eyes. Now Allie will do anything to save Royce—even if it means going back in time to a dark, dangerous world. Confronting their enemies could cost not only their lives, but their love—for all eternity.

Summary
Allie Monroe is a healer, living in New York City, modern day. When she then meets Black Royce, a Master and the most compelling man she has ever met. When he dies trying to save her life, she refuses to accept his death as fate. So she convinces his closest friend to take her back through time to save him. Only this Royce is far difference from the one she has fallen in love with in her time. Now time is running out for them both as they must face Royce’s enemies together, and hope it doesn’t cost them both their love and their lives!!


The Hero (Black Royce)
Royce is one of the oldest masters and has seen too much and experienced so much and when he meets Allie and is called upon to go to the future and protect her, he knows that Allie Monroe is his greatest Weakness. Royce is a strong and capable warrior, and has lived for a long time but has never known love until he sees Allie, and knows that she will be his achilles heel…


The Heroine (Allie Monroe)
Allie Monroe is a powerful healer and one evening is saved by a Golden Man (whom after seeing her mother in a dream who tells her to trust this man) and then she falls in love with Royce, and is horrified after seeing him killed right before her very eyes. So she goes back in time in a attempt to save his life from the demon that killed him in the first place. But in this time Royce is much different, and she goes about to show him how love can change oneself, but never knowing the danger that would follow her in this time.


My Thoughts 
Dark Rivals is the second in the Masters of Time series, and I just had such a fun time reading Royce’s story. It starts with a tender love story which becomes very emotional when we see Royce being killed, however the story is only at the beginning. Brenda Joyce takes the reader on a thrilling adventure back through time and space, where two people discover that their love is magical and one that will last through the ages. A FANTASTIC READ!!!


My Favorite Quote 
He crushed her in his arms, hard and opened her mouth with his lips. She kissed him back, and in unison their pulses soared. “Don’t worry. I’m your destiny”

About Brenda Joyce

Brenda Joyce is the bestselling author of forty-one novels and five novellas. She has won many awards, and her debut novel, Innocent Fire, won a Best Western Romance award. She has also won the highly coveted Best Historical Romance award for Splendor and Two Lifetime Achievement Awards from Romantic Times BOOKreviews. There are over 14 million copies of her novels in print and she is published in over a dozen foreign countries.

A native New Yorker, she now lives in southern Arizona with her son, dogs, and her Arabian and half-Arabian reining horses. Brenda divides her time between her twin passions—writing powerful love stories and competing with her horses at regional and national levels