Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Review: Dark Rival by Brenda Joyce

Title: Dark Rival
Author: Brenda Joyce
Source: Self Purchased
Genre: Paranormal Historical Romance
Length: Novel
Release Date : October 1, 2007
Reviewer: Jasmyn
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.

Book two in The Masters of Time series by Brenda Joyce was quite different that the first book, Dark Seduction.  The lead characters, Royce and Allie, just aren't as easy to like.  In fact, I actually wanted Allie to end up with someone else by the end of the story.  So, why the three star review then?  Well, it takes a lot for an author to keep a story going when the reader isn't thrilled with the main characters.  Joyce's story was so well written, the plot and setting so interesting, that I still wanted to find out what happened next.  It also set the stage for the third book in the series, and it looks like it will be starring one of my favorite supporting roles from the first two books.

1 comment:

  1. I've had this series for sometime now, I really need to get round to read them. Great review.


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