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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.

©2007 Brenda Joyce; (P)2007 Audible, Inc.
All rights reserved including the right of reproduction in whole or in part in any form. This edition is published by arrangement with Harlequin Books S.A. All characters in this book are fictitious. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.

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  • Kelley
  • CA, United States
  • 02-22-08

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.)

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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  • Barbara
  • springfield, IL, USA
  • 01-24-08

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.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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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. <br/>Jennifer van dyck is just awful.

Was Dark Rival worth the listening time?

I had to stoP

1 of 1 people found this review 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.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Crystal
  • Lumberton, TX, United States
  • 12-07-09

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.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Tracie
  • matteson, IL, USA
  • 12-08-08

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.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Dawn
  • Holts Summit, MO, USA
  • 10-23-07

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 of 10 people found this review helpful

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awesome

i loved it. i couldn't stop listening and living the story. the reader brings the story to life

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SOME PEOPLE DON'T KNOW A GOOD BOOK WHEN THEY READ!

This book was great. the critics that don't like the (narrator, story,characters and think the heroine is silly) don't know their A from a hole in the ground. This book was exciting, empowering, and surprising. I couldn't put it down. It gets a big thumbs up.

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The First Book Was Better

I love time travel, however, this was a tedious read. If you enjoyed the first in this series you will probably be disappointed with these characters. The main players in the story are very one dimensional and it is hard to enjoy what has the potential to be a good story when the main female character is very selfish, pushy, whiny, and is constantly breaking her word. The story has promise but I found the length far too long. This entire story could have been finished in 4 to 6 hours. Although the concept, time travel, is definitely fantastic the plot is repetitive and disjointed. The author is obviously extremely talented and I don’t like to criticize a promising series but, after the first book this was very disappointing. I want to be fair so if I find the others to be better I’ll certainly write a more positive review.