Tempted (Eternal Guardians, #3)
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Tempted (Eternal Guardians #3)

4.28 of 5 stars 4.28  ·  rating details  ·  4,097 ratings  ·  301 reviews
"The sensuality of Sherrilyn Kenyon and the intensity of Patricia Briggs."
-New York Times bestselling author Angie Fox
"Elisabeth Naughton combines dynamic dialogue and sizzling romance with a wicked cool world. Do not miss this series."
-New York Times bestselling author Larissa Ione
DEMETRIUS-He's the hulking, brooding warrior even his fellow Guardians avoid. Too dark. To...more
ebook, 416 pages
Published September 6th 2011 by Sourcebooks Casablanca (first published September 1st 2011)
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Cynthia (aka Artemis)
Aug 19, 2011 Cynthia (aka Artemis) rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Greek mythology paranormal romance
Reviewed at Bitten By Paranormal Romance

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...more
Rating 4.5

I became a fan of Elisabeth Naughton after reading her Stolen series and I wasn't that bowled over by the Eternal Guardians but I am glad I never gave up and Tempted, the third in the series is her best effort where we finally see Isadora, the heir finally come onto her own. We have seen her weak, making deals with Hades(losing her soul) and Orpheus to learn magic and when the book begins her hand-maiden has betrayed her and cast a fertility spell on her for Atlanta, their enemy.

Crystal ♥ RBtWBC
Throughout the first two novels in this series, Eternal Guardians, I was curious as to the reason behind the volatile emotions between Isadora and Demetrius. If you haven’t read the beginning of the series; Isadora is the Argolean princess and heir to the throne. In book one, Marked, she starts off being demure and pretty much lets others walk all over her. As the series progresses she goes from being a timid princess to a strong future queen. But one constant in her life for the last two hundre...more
Laura the Highland Hussy
***I don't think there are any spoilers in here, and if there are, they might be things we found out in the last book***

I got hooked on the Eternal Guardian’s series last year, so I was super excited at the chance to review this book. This is Isadora’s book, and I’ve been waiting (not-so) patiently to see how she handles this.

Isadora is a very timid, with a doormat personality...until lately. She is finally waking up and seeing what she wants. And I loved watching her grow. She began this book a...more
Why are scars so SEXY???

This is my favorite kind of story....

Tortured, sexy, scarred, hero.

Pure, good, strong, girl.

Demetrius. That's all I have to say. His name alone invokes so much feeling. He is in the same category of Zsadist (Lover Awakened) and Ripper (Unbeautifully).

Isa. She was a different person in the first two books. I grew to love her more and more as she overcame obstacles and became a stronger person. In this book, she is the perfect match for Demetrius, exactly what he needs, and...more
Amanda The Book Slayer
Originally posted at Sisters Unedited

Recommendation : If you enjoyed Zsadist's story from BDB then give this one a try. It has the same sort of feel to it. If you liked the first two books of the Eternal Guardians series then you will like this as well.

"Demetrius who we are is not a result of where we come from. It's the combination of what we do and how we live that determines who we are."

We dive head first into Isadora's wedding day. That's right I believe this was man number 3 that she has...more
Elizabeth (Liz)
There's just something about this series that keeps me reading, and I've enjoyed all three books so far! I've been waiting for Isadora's and Demetrius's story, and, really, it didn't disappoint. The ending, in particular, is emotional and very, very good.

Orpheus is up next, and I can't wait!!
4 Stars

Descended from Jason and the witch Medea, Demetrius is the darkest and most secretive of the Argonauts. As a result of his secrets, Demetrius has built barriers between himself and others, especially Isadora, heiress to the throne of Argolea and his soul mate. But now circumstances have thrown Demetrius and Isadora together and they will have to overcome their differences if they are to survive the perils to come.

After a difficult start, this series is finally making strides and l...more
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 l...more
Lucy Dosch
Demetrius is now my #1 Favorite Hero!

This series is about the seven guardians. They are the descendants of the original seven Argonauts who journeyed with Jason to find the golden fleece. The Argonauts were favored by the Greek Gods and granted a home called Argolea. They protect their kingdom and the world of the humans from daimons, who are lead by Atalanta. She was an Argonaut not favored by the Gods (because she was female) so she made a deal with Hades for immortality.

The series involves th...more
Silver James
Tempted is one of those books I really REALLY wanted to like. It's the third book in the Eternal Guardians series. The world has been built, though the author adds enticing tidbits to keep things interesting. The hero is one I wanted to know about, and I wanted to see the heroine's true colors. Demetrius was the hero I most wanted to know his story, even though the signs pertaining to his relationship with Isadora pointed out the obvious. The problem with this book was that it was actually too l...more
Tempted is the exciting third book in Elisabeth Naughton's Eternal Guardians Series and let me just say.. Third Times the Charm! Which is pretty impressive since I have been all but drooling over the first two books! Ms Naughton returns us to our Guardians only to find that the Princess Royale is missing! A full scale search has been launched and the wonderfully angry Demetrius sets out with Gryphon and Orpheus to find and rescue her..

First off, I would like to say what a wonderful delight trio...more
Yet again a fabulous ride through the argonauts world, these books are exciting and enticing all the way through, but the endings are something else.

If you loved the bdb books you will love these.

Given this 5 stars as characther development, angst, romance, sex, adventure hot argonauts that are are so brooding at times but so hot.

The heroines are strong and in this book isadora comes to life so strong and sensual too especially around her man.

Her hero try's to keep his distance, torments himse...more
5 stars

Goodness can I have my own Demetrius?

This book was effing fantastic! I loved the plot, the main and secondary characters, the side stories, the romance, the combat scenes and the gore. Just amazing, really.

Whilst I was reading, I was surprise Isadora has a lot of admirers. Especially the guys, regardless either they're good or evil. I counted five who wish for her and of course, Demetrius won her heart. And my heart broke for one of them too. I hope what he expected was the false one and...more
Ezinwanyi~the Troublemaker   (Oh My Shelves)
This third book featured the “mean” guardian Demetrius, the one who relished every opportunity to torment Princess Isadora for reasons unbeknownst to all. In fact, his disrespect was so appalling in the last book when the King had ordered him to marry Isadora that he said he would rather be put to death.

After Isadora went missing with her hand maiden right before her binding ceremony to Zander, the guardians began looking for her. Demetrius was able to find her and rescue her from his mother, bu...more
FYI - I really stink at writing reviews

Third book in the “Eternal Guardian” series.

First I wanted to say how addicting these books are. Elisabeth’s writing, depth of story, surreal characters claimed me by the first page of Marked, that never waned one iota with Marked, Entwined, and Tempted. I was instantly swept away.

Now I was a little leery going in Tempted only because a friend was not happy with Demetrius’s attitude. She did not think he redeemed himself enough, did not grovel enough. Yes...more
I must say that this one was just perfect for me! 5/5 stars for Demetrius & Isadora! :) when i first met them in book 1, i knew then that they were soul mates and couldnt wait to read their story. It just kept me hooked from beginning to end.

Ive always loved the tortured hero type. Now we all know why demetrius is the way he is with Isa. Isa was just perfect for demetrius! Ive loved how from being timid she became the confident and strong princess who fought for demetrius. She was the perfec...more
Sadie Forsythe
I have to say I think that this series is getting better as it goes along. Tempted focuses on the Guardian Demetrius, his soul mate, and his secret. I liked the way Isadora finally came into her own, but Demetrius stole the show. One of my favorite type of characters is the brooding damaged male whose game is completely thrown off by a female. That is Demetrius all over. He is big, strong, dark, and cruel, but in the presence of little 'ol Isadora he's...well maybe not an awkward, blushing teena...more
I just love the interaction between Demetrius and Isadora. It was really enjoyable to see her grow from what everyone around her assumed. That she was a timid weak-willed pampered princess (not that she gave them reason not to) however, when push came to shove, she came out that a bang. Girl-friend stood up to the biggest of the Guardians, a man who for over a hundred years did everything to intimidate her, belittle her and generally keep her off balanced. After being treated like commodity, her...more
Ok, I have to admit, I have no sympathy with the Argolean society. They are just a bunch of patriarchal sexists. This instalment with Isadora and Demetrius feels like "Survivor - Paranormal Style". It was ok but I just don't care enough for the Argolean world and I wasn't sure whether I would continue reading the series.

However, I have to say that the ending is giving me some hope about things changing for the better. Let's see what Ms Naughton has in store for us in the upcoming books.
Definitely my favorite one in the series so far. I've been waiting for Demetrius to have his own book since book one. Plus, I kept hoping for Isadora to catch a break.

I loved this book. While I expected the part about Nick, I wasn't expecting everything that came out about Atalanta. It made this book that much better though because it wasn't all just romance, it was solving part of the puzzle that is this world.

I loved the chemistry. It jumped off the page. In my opinion, much more so than Ms....more
Third in the series, the comparisons between this series and the Brotherhood series by JR Ward are pretty obvious. We have a group of warriors of a different race to humans, that much bigger and faster than the other members of their race who only have one fated mate and could spend their entire life searching, but these mates are generally going to be a pain so really we don't want to search for them but we are just so excited when we do find them...

The reason I quite like this series...so far...more
Was so not disappointed,

Isadora the weak future queen of Argolean was always thought of a weak pushover, someone who had no business ruling anyone or anything... especially by Demetrius one of the Argonaut Guardian.

Demetrius had nothing but contempt for Isadora and had no problems letting her know... he was so mean to her that when Isadora's father ordered Demetrius to bind himself to her, he shouted he'd rather die a most horrible death then to do a binding ceremony to that weakling.

But of cou...more
I haven't read this series in order. I've been getting them when they are free or on sale. I read book 1, Marked, first and liked it enough to give it 4 stars. Then I read book 2, Entwined, and didn't care for it. According to my review of it, it was due to problems that would have been solved with a bit of communication between characters, plot holes, and characters changing their minds for flimsy reasons. I gave that one 2 stars. Then I read book 4, Enraptured, and liked it enough to give it 4...more
Mar 08, 2014 Viohlet rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
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Gladys  (glad4twilight)
So...this series so far is just all consuming and I can't put it down. It's the kind that once you start you are just sucked into to the world and don't want to come out! I'm so happy I started this because there are some great memorable characters. This story is about the woman saving the man and I just loved that.

Demetrius and the Princess. Who would've thought. She is a submissive innocent woman, and he is son of Atalanta, all evil and stay away from me, I'm the bad boy type. Just what I lik...more
Mary Lauer
I kind of got tired of the never-ending obstacles. I never really liked Isadora as much as I wanted to as she developed her sense of self.
I really enjoyed this story. I originally bought it so I wouldn't be bored out of my mind during a long car ride and I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed it. The way Isadora grew throughout the book from a shy, timid and somewhat spoiled woman into a brave and independent woman who can take care of herself. I have a soft spot for dark, brooding, tough men so right away I fell in love with Demetrious. After I went back and bought the first book of the Eternal Guardians series I kept n...more
Dec 18, 2011 Nicole rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Older teens, young adult, & Adult
Dark and Dangerous Demetrius and Isadora, wow what a hot combination. This is a great series that reminds me a bit like the Lords of the Underworld, just the Dangerous bad boy type males, but the Eternal Guardian world is unique! Give it a try!
Ivy Deluca
Third book in Eternal Guardians series and the one I was really looking forward to - Demetrius always intrigued me, as the misunderstood bad boy usually does, so I dove into this book eagerly. The deeper I get into this series, the differences between it and the Dark Hunter series stand out more. While this entry delves more into the overarching story, which I did like, I would have preferred more scenes between Demetrius and Isadora, scenes where I could enjoy their attraction. It’s there, but...more
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Before topping multiple bestseller lists—including those of the New York Times, USA Today, and the Wall Street Journal—Elisabeth Naughton taught middle school science. A rabid reader, she soon discovered she had a knack for creating stories with a chemistry of their own. The spark turned into a flame, and Naughton now writes full-time. Besides topping bestseller lists, her books have been nominate...more
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