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Book Review-Dark Embrace

by | Dec 16, 2010 | Book Reviews | 0 comments

Book Review-Dark EmbraceDark Embrace by Brenda Joyce
Also in this series: Dark Lover (Rose Trilogy #3; Masters of Time #5), Dark Victory (Rose Trilogy, #2; Masters of Time, #4)
Series: Masters Of Time #3
Published by HQN Books on August 19th 2008
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Time Travel Romance
Pages: 376
Format: Paperback
Source: Library
ISBN: 037377334X

Her Seduction. His Salvation. Feared by all and trusted by none, Aidan hunts alone, seeking vengeance against the evil that destroyed his son. He has abandoned the Brotherhood and not saved an Innocent in sixty-six years – until he hears Brianna Rose’s scream across the centuries and leaps to modern-day Manhattan to rescue her… Brie is an empath who fights evil from the safety of her laptop – and fantasises about the medieval Highlander she once met. When Aidan suddenly appears, Brie cannot believe how dark and dangerous her fantasy man has become. She knows she should be afraid, but instead she will fight across time for his redemption…and his love.

Aiden, the Wolf of Awe was part of the brotherhood, Masters of Time. Then his father killed his son Ian, and Aiden has vowed to destroy him. And for over sixty years he has sought to destroy his father, and is only filled with rage, lust and power, and has never had a thought for another innocent. Aiden has been abandoned by his family, but when he hears a call from a innocent, he calls to him to the deepest of his soul, and it draws him forward in time to Manhatten, New York modern day. Brianna Rose, is a rose woman, with empathic abilities, and ever since meeting Aiden a year ago when he escorted her friend for a small amount of time, she fell in love with him. Now she wakes up feeling his pain and anguish, and wonders if she will be able to find him. But then when she is attacked by soulless creatures, he saves her and takes her back to 1502. At first Aiden is bitter and angry with everything around him, but Brianna is the only one that isn’t afraid of him, and knows that there is still good in him, and that he needs a friend and to be loved, and proves to him and everyone that once cared for him, that he can be redeemed and loved…

The Hero (Aiden, Wolf of Awe)
Aiden, loved his son and did everything in his power to save him, and now is furious and full of bitterness trying to revenge his death. He keeps seeing images of a ghost of his son, speaking to him but he can’t hear him. Aiden is strong, proud, and feels a need for tremendous power, and has been searching for a way to kill his father, who killed his son and gained powerful magical powers. But there is also a side of Aiden that he has buried deep, the side that Brie awakens in him, where he learns to love and care.

The Heroine  (Brianne Rose)
Brianne has empathic abilities, and at times has been more of a curse than considered a gift. Bri works at home in a basement, and hides from everyone where baggy clothes, and trying to hide her looks, for she doesnt want to be like her passionate and vain mother who destroyed everything in her path. Brianne is shocked when she feels the pain and anguish from the one man she has had a secret crush on for the past year. So when he saves her, she is ever more determined to get through his hard exterior and find that good heart that she knows is within him.

My Thoughts:
Dark Embrace is the first in the Rose Trilogy and the third in the Masters of Time series. This is the first that I have read from this author, and I can hardly wait to read more from the series. I have always loved time travel books, and this one was definitely at the top of my list of my favorites to read. Dark Embrace is a powerful story, with deep characters, exciting plot, sensual passion and a deep and instilling love. Such a great read, and evokes powerful emotions in the reader!! Amen to Brenda Joyce, she is definitely at the top of my list of favorite authors, and I am looking forward to reading the other books in these series!!!

My Favorite Quote 
I love ye so much, I need ye, Brianna, to sleep with every night an’ wake up with every morning. I canna let ye go home, not now, not ever. If I take ye as my wife, to love an’ to cherish, until death parts us, will ye stay here with me? I will try to make ye happy, lass…”

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

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