Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Dark Rival(Masters of Time #2)by Brenda Joyce
Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
Published October 1st 2007 by HQN Books
ISBN 037377219X (ISBN13: 9780373772193)
primary language English
original title Dark Rival (Masters of Time, #2)
series Masters of Time #2
characters Allie (Ailios) Monroe, Royce (Ruari MacLean) of Carrick Castle
setting New York, 2007 (United States)
Scotland, 1430 (United Kingdom)
Source: Gifted-My Own Copy
Brenda Joyce's Links:
Masters of Time Website
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.
As many of you know I am a series addict. I read more in series than I do stand alone books and I think that is because if I truly connect and fall in love with the characters I want to see them over and over again.
After I finished Malcolm's book(practically read all night) I immediately dove into Royce's book and after another almost all-nighter (these books are so hard to put down), I found loved this one more than Malcolm's book.
My Character Synopsis:
Royce, a older Master determined to guard his heart and follow the code then walked in Allie bound and determined to save him from himself and show him that he can love again.
Allie is a healer never experienced love and had no plans too because she had to hide her ability from everyone except her closet friends that all changed when Royce leaped into her life.
Not to give anything away but this book brought tears to my eyes and there are some funny moments that will have you laughing out loud. For those who have read this book you know what scene I am talking about.
There was only one small problem I had and that was a part close to the end of the book.where I was slightly confused, there was alot of stuff going on at once and you really had to concentrate to what you were reading but other than that, it was a good fast read.
Would I Recommmend? Yes, Yes and OH Hell Yes! I can't wait to start Aidan's book which I will be diving into as soon as I am done writing this review. So if you love the tough don't get near my heart, stubborn Highlanders , Time Travel, Loads of hot smexy romance this book and series is for you.
My rating for this book is 5 out of 5 stars(very high 5)
Masters of Time Reading Order:
(Special Thanks to Jackie for sending me this series)