Wednesday, October 22, 2008

"Dark Embrace"

Synopsis from B&

Aidan, the Wolf of Awe, has abandoned the Brotherhood and forsaken his vows. Feared by all and trusted by none, he hunts alone, seeking vengeance against the evil that destroyed his son. He has not saved an Innocent in sixty-six years—until he hears Brianna Rose's scream of terror across centuries, and leaps to modern-day Manhattan to rescue her.…

Brie is a gifted empath who spends her time fighting evil from the safety of her laptop—and fantasizing about the medieval Highlander she met just once. Still, her life is pretty ordinary—until she awakens one night consumed with Aidan's pain and rage. When Aidan suddenly appears and takes her hostage, Brie cannot believe how dark and dangerous he has become. She knows she should be afraid, but instead, she will fight across time for his redemption…and his love

Time travel, magic, sexy Highland Warriors, strong modern women, action, suspense, good versus evil, steamy love scenes, tears, and even laughs--you'll find all of these and more in Brenda Joyce's amazing Master of Time/Rose Trilogy. Sounds like a perfect combination, right? Hell Yeah!

I loved her previous two books, and this one was no different! Aidan, Wolf of Awe, is one of the mysterious and very powerful Master of Times. Though he used to be a good, caring person, all of this changed when his father, an evil demon, killed his son and turned him to the dark side...or so it seems. But when his pain and suffering transcends centuries and thousands of miles, flooding Brianna Rose with the raw feelings, his life will change.. forever.

Despite the fact that everyone says there is no hope, that the Wolf of Awe is a soulless half-demon, much like his father, Brie refuses to believe this. Besides her crush on him, which is quickly escalating into something eerily similar to love, Brie can feel not only his 'evil' emotions but also the ones that hint towards his old self, both of which have given her hope that if she can only heal him, everything will be fine.

If only it was that easy, right? The journey to their happily-ever-after is very difficult and twisted, road blocks popping up all the time. But no worries-- along the way you will enjoy many other amazing scenes, conversations, laughs, and yes, even a few very lusty love scenes that will have you fanning yourself AND sighing at their love, which, though it is not two sided yet *This is before the 'happily-ever-after' part, remember?* and has it's bumps, is still lovely nonetheless. And the struggle between both father *Aidan* and son *Ian* is almost heart-breaking and very intense...In fact, until the very end, you, along with the characters in the book, are not even sure if the two will ever be reunited.... *Oops.. I've said too much. Sorry!*

5/5 STARS! A great story line, written by a wonderful author, and delivered flawlessly, Dark Embrace will keep you sitting on the edge of your seat, anxiously waiting to see what will happen next, and not only between Aidan and Brie-- you'll find yourself meeting old friends from the previous books and new ones that will have their own books soon enough. A delightful and delicious romance filled with paranormal and Highlanders galore! I can't wait until the next book!


1 comment :

Tracy said...

Oh I really like this series. The first was ok, the second much better and I love this one. Glad you liked it too! :)