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4.28  ·  Rating Details  ·  5,988 Ratings  ·  366 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
ebook, 416 pages
Published September 6th 2011 by Sourcebooks Casablanca (first published September 1st 2011)
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Alex is The Romance Fox
3,5 stars
Elisabeth Naughton’s Eternal Guardians series continues in Tempted the 3rd book.
I love the world that the author is building…..
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The previous book, Entwined, ended with a bang in which Isadora, the spoiled and untouched princess of Argolea is kidnapped by witches.

She is rescued by Demetrius,
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. The dark, dangerous and damaged Argonaut warrior, who has been hiding his love for her because he believes that the secret his heritage makes him unworthy of her love, even though he knows that
May 27, 2015 Cynthia rated it it was amazing  ·  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
Jun 12, 2013 Jennifer rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, paranormal
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
Sep 05, 2011 Saly rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: virgin-heroines
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
Oh my god...I loved this book. The characters were amazing, the action was great and the tension between the characters was perfect. I cried pretty hard at the end, but thank god it all worked out. Another great read!!!
ThatEzi  (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
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
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 ha
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
Lucy Dosch
Sep 21, 2011 Lucy Dosch rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
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
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
Dec 15, 2011 Shauni rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Nov 11, 2014 rem rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favourites, pnr
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
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
This was another great book in this series. I always like the guardians and the fact that you get a look into the mythology that it is based on. The characters are all very tortured in one way or another whether they deserve to be or not, this just makes them seem more human. The story moves along at the perfect pace allowing for changes in venue and character as they fill us in on what is happening. The language never fails to entertain with words that seem to be pulled out of the past. I was p ...more
Mar 08, 2014 Viohlet rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: publisher-harlequin, fighting-war-animosity-etc, heroine-5-blonde, hero-shitty-past, heroine-i-hated, hero-i-liked, action-kickass-etc, read-5-indifferent-on-the-fence, series, set-in-fictional-place, 3rd-person-pov, series-follows-family, hero-1-a-f, heroine-2-g-l, paranormal-demon, deception, kidnapping-abduction, held-captive, we-can-never-be-together-angst, hero-is-too-noble-for-is-own-good, stars-2, she-doesnt-deserve-him, heroine-tstl, wallbanger, making-assumptions, murder-accused-and-innocent, no-chemistry, disappointing, some-real-sick-people-out-there, secondary-characters-interferring, fast-paced, what-the-hell-did-i-just-read, ott-just-plain-ridiculous, not-enjoyable, inane-shit-just-for-the-sake-of-it, someone-slap-the-heroine, forced-myself-to-keep-reading, too-easy-no-conflict, paranormal-gods-goddesses, enemies-to-lovers, heroine-silver-spoon, hero-can-be-scary, sounds-better-than-it-actually-is, not-making-much-sense, heroine-naive-too-trusting, going-on-a-journey, heroine-moron, heroine-fuckwit, annoying-irritating-please-end, hero-tortured-guilt-ridden-etc, anticlimatic-end, i-have-loved-you-for-years, heroine-just-plain-pathetic, hero-keeping-secrets, heroine-royalty, so-melodramatic, heroine-untrusting-of-hero, heroine-virgin, make-you-hate-me-to-spare-you, heroine-die-in-a-fire, family-is-retarded, genre-paranormal, vegeance-will-be-mine, hero-abrupt-change-in-behaviour, trying-to-force-someones-hand, fell-below-expectations, we-only-have-limited-time, prophecies-predicting-the-future, fated-to-be-mated-destined-lovers, hero-warrior, heroine-pregnant, hero-bamf, hero-exile-outcast-etc, heroine-chosen-one-special-etc, dont-be-hasty, one-event-changed-my-opinion, hero-alpha, series-follows-team-brotherhood-etc, heroine-ott-airhead-scatterbrained, read-in-2014, just-shoot-me-now, wheres-the-epilogue, hero-needs-a-hug
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Aug 30, 2011 Visionary rated it it was amazing
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
Mar 10, 2013 Rizzini rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Nov 27, 2012 Zarah rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Elaine Mcdonald
Sep 01, 2014 Elaine Mcdonald rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I haven't read the first two, but this one was interesting. 4+
Nov 21, 2015 Margaret rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

A clever continuation of the Greek myths with fresh, inventive characters... A passion-filled read. (RT Book Reviews 20110819)

"Naturalistic, snappy dialogue, endlessly twisting plots within plots, a cast of complex and eminently likeable characters, and a romance as hot as it is complicated make this an entertaining and smoldering read." Starred Review (Publiishers Weekly 20110824)

Naughton weaved a fantastic world in TEMPTED... (The Romance Reviews 20110830)

Tons and tons of sexual hea

Oct 26, 2015 Lexykin rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Feb 26, 2014 Renea rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Mar 24, 2012 Paraphrodite rated it liked it
Shelves: 2012
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.
Feb 03, 2014 Kathleen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
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.
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 far
Feb 03, 2014 Lisa rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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
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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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