Series: Eternal Guardians, #3
Author: Elisabeth Naughton
Release Date: September 6, 2011
DEMETRIUS—He’s the hulking, brooding warrior his fellow Guardians avoid. Too dark. Too damaged. And given his heritage, he knows it’s best to keep everyone at arm’s length.
Isadora is missing. The words pounded through his head like a frantic drumbeat. For her own protection, Demetrius had done all he could to avoid the fragile princess, his soul mate. And now she was gone—kidnapped. To get her back, he’ll have to go to the black place in his soul he’s always shunned. As daemons ravage the human realm and his loyalty to the Guardians is put to the ultimate test, Demetrius realizes that Isadora is stronger than anyone thought. And finally letting her into his heart may be the only way to save them both.
Could this series get any freakin’ better?! Elisabeth Naughton has become one of my new favorite Paranormal Romance authors and once you read this series, you’ll understand why! She takes Greek mythology, puts a paranormal twist to it, spices it up with smokin’ hot Argonauts and a steamy romance & then gives us non-stop suspense & action to keep us on the edge of our seat until ‘THE END.’ In my humble opinion, Tempted was the best yet and it quickly made its way to my Favorites of 2011 list!
Demetrius is the Argonaut that everyone loves to hate, but that’s by his design. He has kept everyone at arm’s length, never letting anyone get close, because he is afraid they will learn his secrets, and man does he have a few major ones. I have to admit, I’ve had a soft spot for Demetrius ever since we met him in Marked. He called Isadora out on her spoiled princess ways when no one else would, and I loved that about him. He is fierce, strong, loyal & loves with everything that he is. The revelations into his life & history are shocking, to say the least, and leave you with such empathy towards his suffering.
Isadora has not been my favorite character in this series. While she was o.k. in MARKED, in ENTWINED I thought she was very selfish, self-serving & petty. She had this spoiled brat attitude about her and that always turns me OFF to a character. When I found out she was the heroine in TEMPTED, I’ll confess, I was a little skeptical. However, she seriously stepped up to the plate, grew a set (didn’t you know women could do that, lol?) and became the Queen that she has always been capable of. She found her voice and wasn’t scared to use it anymore. There were several times throughout the book that I was going “YES!!! Finally Isadora got a backbone!” By the end of the book, I loved her and was so glad that her character was written in such a way. It made me love the book even more!
The love story between Demetrius & Isadora was absolutely beautiful. Although it was a long & rough road for them to get to the end, it was so utterly & completely worth it. Their journey was full of twists, turns, monsters, Gods, meddling & smokin’ HAWTNESS. Never have two people deserved each other or the love that they give to one another more.
So Ms. Naughton, I know that TEMPTED is just releasing tomorrow BUT, when can I get my hands on the next one & who will it be about? I’m dyin’ over here!!!!!