Black Royce is a battle-hardened soldier of the gods. His vow to protect innocence throughout the ages is his life – until he’s sent to New York City to protect beautiful, feisty heiress Allie Monroe from danger. He knows she’ll be his only weakness…
Allie Monroe is more than an heiress. She’s a Healer, willing to do anything to save victims of the evil that lurks in the city at night. Alone, she can do only so much – until destiny sends her Royce.
Then evil strikes…
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.
About the author
Brenda Joyce is a New York Times bestselling author of more than 50 novels and novellas, including the popular and critically acclaimed de Warenne Dynasty Saga, a series of novels set in Regency and Victorian England. She lives on a ranch in Arizona with her dogs, broodmares and the year’s current crop of foals. If she isn’t on the back of a reining horse, she can be found madly at work in her office, penning her latest romance novel.
In Joyce's second Masters of Time novel (after Dark Seduction), New York heiress Allie Monroe hides her secret life as a Healer, sworn to defend the innocent and fight a plague of demons as a member of the shadowy Center for Demonic Activities. When an ageless Highlands warrior, Black Royce, comes from the past to protect her, Allie's world is thrown into turmoil. Despite mutual attraction, overwhelming guilt over his first wife's death has left Black distant and afraid; when they finally do give in to passion, Black is murdered immediately after. Desperate for a way to change things, Allie goes back in time, to the year 1430, to find Royce, win his cold heart and save him from his fate. Though her world of Healers and Masters is rich and the plot well-handled, Joyce relies too often on the time travel mechanism (and its attendant vagaries) to do her heavy lifting. Still, the supporting characters are excellent, the sex scenes are plentiful (though at times illogical), and the plot thick, making this sophomore series entry a fine entertainment, sure to gratify fans of the bestselling kickoff.