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Dark Rival

Dark Rival, October 2007
Masters of Time #2
by Brenda Joyce

Featuring: Allie Monroe; Black Royce
384 pages
ISBN: 037377219X
EAN: 9780373772193
Mass Market Paperback
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"How far would you go to save the love of your life?"

Fresh Fiction Review

Dark Rival
Brenda Joyce

Reviewed by Rosie Bindra
Posted January 14, 2008

Romance Time Travel | Romance Series

Black Royce is a soldier of the gods who's given his life to protecting mankind from the demons that hunt them. When he's sent into the future to protect a powerful healer from the evils' that are determined so use her powers for themselves, he discovers the one woman who can make him forget his vows and all his self-imposed rules.

Allie Monroe is determined to use her healing powers to help the people who need it, even if it means putting herself at risk. Transported to a castle in Scotland when a warrior from the past arrives to protect her, Allie can do nothing to protect her heart from the powerful warrior's modern day version. But when Royce is murdered in present day, nothing will stop Allie from going back to the past to save him; not even the possibility of her own death.

I loved this book! This was my first Brenda Joyce novel and I can't believe what I've been missing. DARK RIVAL didn't just hook me into the story, I was consumed. Both Allie and Royce are such strong characters. I loved watching the sparks fly off the pages when these two butted heads; and they butted heads often. Add to the mix the secondary characters that'll have you intrigued about what's to come and you have a winning combination all around. I can't wait to pick up the first book in this series, DARK SEDUCTION, and I hope Ms. Joyce plans many, many more Master of Time books in the future.

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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 thing Allie 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.

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