Book Review-Dark Lover

Dark Lover
Masters of Time (5)
Rose Trilogy (3)
Brenda Joyce
Harlequin
Paperback
408 Pages
Published Aug 2009
Time Travel/Scottish Highlands
ISBN: 978-0-373-77370-1

Synopsis
HIGHLAND WARRIORS, SWORN TO PROTECT INNOCENCE THROUGH THE AGES…
Ian Maclean’s arrogance hides a terrible secret–for decades he was held prisoner by demons. Not a day goes by that he isn’t tormented by his darkest fears of powerlessness. Now he is about to sell to the highest bidder a page he’s stolen from the Book of Power–if one woman doesn’t stop him.

EVERY ROSE WOMAN HAS HER DESTINY
Slayer Samantha Rose’s latest mission is to recover the stolen page–and get payback from the only man who’s ever rejected her. What she hasn’t counted on is the raging attraction between them–or her growing realization of what Maclean has survived. As the powers of the evil from his past gather, Sam will do anything to help him–even if it means following him into time and facing his worst nightmares with him….

 
Summary:
Ian MacLean, is son of a Master and even though e could also be one, is too biter to want to be one, and only cares about power and money. Then he meets Samantha Rose, who is more determined to find the page from the Book of Power. Samantha is beautiful and used to leading men on a string and being in control of every situation. However when it comes to Ian MacLean, its a whole different ball game. Samantha knows that she is out of her element, when she is faced with Ian, who is a bitter man with a painful past, and desires to do everything in her power to heal is heart and face his demons….Together!!!
 
The Her (Ian Maclean)
Ian MacLean was held captive and tortured as a boy for over sixty years and has blamed is father and has never been able to forgive him, and shunned him from his life. He hides his fear and pain by being a greedy and lusty man. But hidden deep are true desire that ony one woan…as stubborn as he is…to break down the ice around his heart.
 
The Heroine (Samantha Rose)
Sam is a powerful slayer, and even though she is tough and can fight just as good as anyone. Now her mission is Ian MacLean and getting a hold of the missing page. Ian MacLean once humiliated by him and has sought for revenge. But the more she investigates, she uncovers the truth and she is determined to help him and knows that as the passion builds between them…that she could very easily lose her heart to him.
 
My Thoughts
Dark Lover is the most recently released book in the Masters of Time series, and the last one in the Rose Trilogy. However it wasn’t until halfway through the story that I started enjoying it. Out of all the books of the series that I have read, its my least favorite. I think Ian is my least character, the beginning of the story bordered on erotica, however once it got a little more than halfway through it got more into the romance element that I enjoy reading. But there were some intense elements and a powerful story that is steeped in action and romance..
 
My Favorite Quote
“Because you’re the strongest, bravest man I have ever met. Because you’re my other half”
 
My Grade On This Book 
3.5 Blossoms  
 
Other Books In The Series 
Dark Seduction
Dark Rival
Dark Embrace
Dark Victory

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