DEMETRIUSHes the hulking, brooding warrior his fellow Guardians avoid. Too dark. Too damaged. And given his heritage, he knows its best to keep everyone at arms 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 gonekidnapped. To get her back, hell have to go to the black place in his soul hes 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.
This is the 3rd book in this series, and I feel its the best so far. Elisabeth Naughton is moving into the level of JR Ward, Sherrilyn Kenyon, and Lara Adrian (in my opinion). Even though this series has no vampires in it, it is deeply woven with Greek Mythology. We have battling Gods, Demons, Fates, Horae, Argonauts, and lots of daemons. Each book is another couple (much like most series) and Demetrius and Isadora's story is the strongest of the series. Alot happens and even more questions get answered. But as with most great series, we have enough new plot happening that has us reaching for the next book. Demetrius is the perfect brooding, need to be saved, pushing the girl away for her own good, male lead. You want to hate him one page, and then hug him the next. Isadora has been a complicated character from the first book. I could never tell how her true path in this series was going to go. She seemed like a weak, troublesome princess. But not now, her true self shines thru. When you know what really matters most to you in life, you will go to the ends of the earth to save it. She is a true Queen. The characters are well written, andthe plot moves smoothly, with enough sub-plot and layers to keep you on your toes. I can't wait to pre-order the next one....
This series is phenomenal!!! Ms Naughton rates right up there with J R Ward, Gena Showalter, Sherrilyn Kenyon! I also have to praise the way she writes..as I just stated right up there with the above authors. Absolutely loved this addition to series, loved the story of Isabella and Demetrius, both were complicated characters..cant wait for next installment..I found this author in a freebie on my nook..glad I did..If u like the warriors and interactive/drama women..this is for you. Read it, will not disappoint!
Ms. Naughton has taken the Greek Argonaut myth, turned it on its head, and OWNED it! In TEMPTED, she includes all the elements of an extraordinary mythological tale: gods, goddesses, monsters, witches, and heroes saving the heroines! Just to name a few.
From the very beginning, I was hooked by the tough and cocky attitude of Demetrius. An act he has played for so long to distance himself from Isadora. He does everything he possibly can to keep that distance because of the darkness inside of him would ruin Isadora. But that coldness is sorely tested when they are stranded together and he has to save Isadoras life a few times.
Isadora doesnt remain a spoiled Princess for long. As she becomes a strong, independent woman, Isadora eventually sees through Demetrius false pretenses and realizes hes hiding something. Each time Demetrius turns away from her, which just steels Isadoras spine even more. Although Isadora may not know Demetrius dark secrets, I like the fact that Ms. Naughton doesnt keep the reader in suspense. It makes Demetrius all the more heroic as he battles his love for Isadora and doesnt want to see her ruined.
Now, dont be fooled, there is so much more going on in this book! Yes, the sex is hot and, at times, you may get as frustrated as Isadora. All the Argonauts are present along with Callia and Casey. Hades makes an appearance just to aggravate Isadora. Orpheus plays a major/big/humungous part this time around and he has some of the best lines. Where would we be without the big evil herself, Atalanta? Yeah, shes really causing havoc this time around. And this one last surprise, I did not see this coming! Poor Nick! Although, I knew something was up way back in MARKED Book #1. Youll have to read to find out.
While it isnt necessary to read the first two books in the Eternal Guardian series, they will provide back story and make it a bit easier to catch on. Be sure to refer to glossary in the back of the book before you start to read. The definitions listed there are a great help.
TEMPTED is a rip-roaring good time - the best one of the series by far! Although it has left me with more questions. But that is a good thing. More books about these luscious Argonauts!