Book Review-Dark Embrace

Dark Embrace
Masters of Time (3) Rose (1)
Brenda Joyce
370 Pages
Published Sep 2008
Time Travel/Scottish Highlands


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.


Aiden, the Wolf of Awe was part of the brotherhood, Masters of Time. Then his father killed his son Ian, and Aiden has vowed to destroy him. And for over sixty years he has sought to destroy his father, and is only filled with rage, lust and power, and has never had a thought for another innocent. Aiden has been abandoned by his family, but when he hears a call from a innocent, he calls to him to the deepest of his soul, and it draws him forward in time to Manhatten, New York modern day. Brianna Rose, is a rose woman, with empathic abilities, and ever since meeting Aiden a year ago when he escorted her friend for a small amount of time, she fell in love with him. Now she wakes up feeling his pain and anguish, and wonders if she will be able to find him. But then when she is attacked by soulless creatures, he saves her and takes her back to 1502. At first Aiden is bitter and angry with everything around him, but Brianna is the only one that isn’t afraid of him, and knows that there is still good in him, and that he needs a friend and to be loved, and proves to him and everyone that once cared for him, that he can be redeemed and loved…

The Hero (Aiden, Wolf of Awe)
Aiden, loved his son and did everything in his power to save him, and now is furious and full of bitterness trying to revenge his death. He keeps seeing images of a ghost of his son, speaking to him but he can’t hear him. Aiden is strong, proud, and feels a need for tremendous power, and has been searching for a way to kill his father, who killed his son and gained powerful magical powers. But there is also a side of Aiden that he has buried deep, the side that Brie awakens in him, where he learns to love and care.

The Heroine  (Brianne Rose)
Brianne has empathic abilities, and at times has been more of a curse than considered a gift. Bri works at home in a basement, and hides from everyone where baggy clothes, and trying to hide her looks, for she doesnt want to be like her passionate and vain mother who destroyed everything in her path. Brianne is shocked when she feels the pain and anguish from the one man she has had a secret crush on for the past year. So when he saves her, she is ever more determined to get through his hard exterior and find that good heart that she knows is within him.

My Thoughts:
Dark Embrace is the first in the Rose Trilogy and the third in the Masters of Time series. This is the first that I have read from this author, and I can hardly wait to read more from the series. I have always loved time travel books, and this one was definitely at the top of my list of my favorites to read. Dark Embrace is a powerful story, with deep characters, exciting plot, sensual passion and a deep and instilling love. Such a great read, and evokes powerful emotions in the reader!! Amen to Brenda Joyce, she is definitely at the top of my list of favorite authors, and I am looking forward to reading the other books in these series!!!

My Favorite Quote 
I love ye so much, I need ye, Brianna, to sleep with every night an’ wake up with every morning. I canna let ye go home, not now, not ever. If I take ye as my wife, to love an’ to cherish, until death parts us, will ye stay here with me? I will try to make ye happy, lass…”

My Grade On This Book 
5 Blossoms

Other Books In The Series 
Dark Seduction
Dark Rival
Dark Victory
Dark Lover

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