Book Review-Dark Victory

January 24, 2011 Loverofromance Book Reviews 0 Comments , , , , , ,

Book Review-Dark VictoryDark Victory (Rose Trilogy, #2; Masters of Time, #4) by Brenda Joyce
Also in this series: Dark Embrace, Dark Lover (Rose Trilogy #3; Masters of Time #5)
Series: Masters Of Time #4
Published by HQN Books on February 24th 2009
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Fantasy Romance, Time Travel Romance, Historical Romance
Pages: 384
Format: Paperback
Source: Library
ISBN: 0373773463
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Book 2 of The Rose Trilogy part of The Masters of Time series.Highland warriors sworn to protect Innocence through the ages…. Fierce and powerful, Guy Macleod is every inch a Highland warrior. Yet his future is uncertain. Tormented by his family’s murder, he rejects his noble vows in pursuit of revenge—until he’s compelled to leap to the aid of a beautiful enchantress in modern-day Manhattan. One look at Tabitha Rose, and Guy knows he must possess her—body and soul.A destiny that won’t be denied Tabby has never met a man she wanted more, despite Guy’s macho ways. But her powers—and their newfound desire—are challenged by a jealous evil, and a supernatural showdown seems inevitable. Somehow, Guy must keep Tabby safe…and hold on to their dream of a love that transcends centuries.He didn't choose his destiny...Destiny chose him.

Summary:
Guy “Black” Macleod has heard a woman’s voice haunt him since he was a boy and his family killed in a fire, by his enemies. Now he has yet to take the Masters Oath because he pursues revenge for what was done to his family and clan. Then he is summoned to the one woman whose voice has haunted him most of his life. Tabitha Rose, is a schoolteacher and a Rose and is able to have visions to help others that need protecting. Tabitha has had bad luck with men, having been married and divorced (which was a disaster with a husband that had a affair most of their time together) When Tabitha see’s Guy in a vision, she feels a needs to help him and she summons him thinking him hurt, but in the end he ends up saving her life and taking her back to his time because there is a great evil stalking the both of them. What Tabitha didn’t expect to find in this powerful Highlander, was that he is her Destiny and that their love would save each other….

The Hero (Guy Macleod)
Guy Macleod lost his parents in the fire that his families enemies started, and ever since he was was a boy has taken over as leader of his clan and have sought revenge, and has yet to take the oath to be a Master. He has heard a woman’s haunting voice most of his life, and when he is summoned he has finally realized who the owner of the voice is, but never realized what power she has, and knows he must protect her from the evil that is stalking her, but never expects to find a woman that would heal his soul and heart…

The Heroine (Tabitha Rose)
Tabitha is a Rose and her gift is being able to see visions and from those visions being able to help people and protect those that are in danger. When she see’s a Highlander hurt, she summons him, not realizing that in the end he would save her life from those evil beings that are stalking her. But what she never expected was to fall in love and find a Master of her own to spend the rest of her life with.

My Thoughts 
Dark Victory is the fourth installment in the Masters of Time series. I have now read all of the books in this series, and I have just loved the aspects of these stories. Brenda Joyce has written a passionate and a unforgettable series with strong characters that are entertaining. I fell in love with both characters but especially Tabitha, who even though she has fallen in love before, has also been hurt and has a hard time with trust and finding a gentle man, and we see how much she starts to change to her real self who is passionate and strong but is still gentle and elegant when she needs to be as well. Brenda Joyce takes the reader on a thrilling and mind blowing adventure filled with intrigue, magic, and romance!!! I just loved Dark Victory and one of my favorites of this author!!! A FANTASTIC READ!!!

My Favorite Quote 
Tabby clenched her fists “You can stay, but only for one night, and you sleep there, on the sofa” She pointed, her hand trembling ” And you will sleep there alone,”
He murmured “Then stop thinkin’ about me without my clothes,”

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