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Publisher's Summary

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.

©2007 Brenda Joyce (P)2007 Audible, Inc.

What listeners say about Dark Rival

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  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars

Too much of a multiply good thing.

This book is intriguing in the beginning and the 'desperate time travel to find lost love' story will keep you happily listening for the first 5 hours. But I personally lost patience with the conflict between the hero and heroin rather quickly. It takes hours and hours to resolve for reasons it's very hard to care about and the sick jealousy between the lovers was, for me, very hard to take. I found the last 6 hours quite tedious and was well past caring whether the warrior could say 'I love you' or not by the end. (It also seems a bit much to repeat the 'greatest sexual experience ever' six or seven times in one book. I mean - when you've made multiple orgasms tedious, I think it's time to put down your pen and wrap things up.)

8 people found this helpful

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    5 out of 5 stars

Outstanding!

Wonderful! I loved this book! It is true there is very explicite sex, but once you cool yourself off; this book will make you laugh, cry, dream, and flinch right along with the characters.

5 people found this helpful

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    3 out of 5 stars

Bad reader, good story

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

I had to stop and buy the book and read it! good story I wanted to hear. I thought I could get through reader as Brenda writes a good story. Just could not do it.

If you’ve listened to books by Brenda Joyce before, how does this one compare?

If this was at $5.95 Ok, a full credit, NO way!

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Jennifer Van Dyck?

Ms Gabra Zackman, Natalie Ross.
Jennifer van dyck is just awful.

Was Dark Rival worth the listening time?

I had to stoP

1 person found this helpful

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I Wish I Could Find A Highlander For My Own!!!!

All of the Highlanders were fun to read, alot of sexy packed into those books, just takes your mind to another place, isn't that what fun books are supposed to do??????? Don't think I could pick just one Highlander though, Loved all Five.

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    5 out of 5 stars

Some like 'em hot...

I like a good romance sometimes...some books make me think so much I feel exhausted at the end..Brend Joyce does such a great job with romance novels...I have a great deal of her books and love them all..the female is a typical female and I know it will enrage alot of the feminist out there..but I think the point is that he takes care of her. Good book.

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    4 out of 5 stars

Couldn't wait for the wrap up!

I wanted to listen to this book because I liked some of the other books in this series. So regardless of the reviews, I jumped in anyway. OMG, I couldn't wait for it to end. By the 2nd half, I was so sick of hearing "What does that mean?" There were parts of the story that kept my attention, but it was hard getting past the idiot heroine. I have to agree to another reviewer that the author made her "silly" to put herself in constant danger for love. Once, maybe twice, but throughout the whole story! Three stars for overall story but you'll need patience to make it to the end.

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    5 out of 5 stars

Dark Rival

Loved it! This is a must have for any person who loves the lore and culture of ancient times. The characters are rich and well developed with evolving changes that help you see the time travel of this book in greater detail.

7 people found this helpful

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triple, double, negative star

If there was a triple, double negative star rating this book would have gotten it. I normally based most of my choices, by reveiws concerning a book, by others AUDIBLE READERS who have read the book,I judge a book on the development and strenght of the characters and the flow of the story. THIS BOOK IS JUST WRONG. tHERE IS NO JUSTICE. where do these authors get there inspiration,My OMG, This is the 21 century, (come on authors join us) does this author believes, that a sniveling female who don't know her a--- from a hole in the ground. I mean did author believe that a character who continually put her self in dangerous situations when told not to, was appealing or belevable. Every one just went on and on how great the story is, Or maybe some people enjoy reading about a sniveling female, who is absolutely clueless, Or maybe they are getting paid or maybe they are the authors friend. Did the author mean to make this character look stupid, I mean recognizing this is fiction, did she expect us to believe that "WOMAN" during mideval times would be walking around in a clingy shirt dress, at a stormkeep???????? One aspect of fiction is, as a reader recognizing that a great many works are not true, but you have to admire the authors for the characters that are developed, the origin-ality of the story line. The possibility of this happened to someone or something like this? The strenght of the characters, I hate to stop reading a book, once I start I want to finish, no matter how bad it is, this book I just could not. The characters development, just drove me STARK RAVING MAD!!! Did it get any better after chapter 15? This book was even it in the wrong genre, maybe "what is wrong with book?Who wants to be a writer! or Writer Idol, DO NOT WASTE YOUR CREDITS I have never requested a refund on a credit. I WILL BE EMAILING AUDIBLE TO SEE IF i CAN GET MY CREDITS BACK!!!!!! I can do no less. AND I will never forgive my self if I don't

7 people found this helpful

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Beyond annoying heroine

I enjoyed the narrator’s performance. However, the heroine was beyond annoying. That child (yes, child) had no impulse control. She’s like a horror movie character—the character that is so dumb you start cheering for the villain. I skipped parts to avoid the heroine’s dramatics. Oiy vey!

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I love these stories.

I love these stories. It's sometimes hard for me to get out of the car.