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4.28  ·  Rating details ·  7,523 ratings  ·  406 reviews
DEMETRIUSHe’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 pound through his head like a frantic drumbeat. For her own protection, Demetrius did all he could to avoid the fragile princess. And now she’s gone—kidnapped. To get her
Mass Market Paperback, 400 pages
Published September 6th 2011 by Love Spell (first published September 1st 2011)
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Cathy Hocanson I would not recommend doing so. The character development begins in the previous books. It's like growing up with your best friend, experiencing the d…moreI would not recommend doing so. The character development begins in the previous books. It's like growing up with your best friend, experiencing the different phases of your lives, knowing what buttons to push or not.(less)

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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
Aug 14, 2011 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 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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
Aug 13, 2011 rated it really liked it
***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
Mar 19, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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
Aug 05, 2011 rated it really liked it
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
Amanda The Book Slayer
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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 sh
Ezinwanyi Chinyere
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, b
Jul 12, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2011
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!

Silver James
Mar 26, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2013-books-read
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
Elizabeth (Liz)
Jul 05, 2011 rated it really liked it
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!!
Megan Fall
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!!!
Kinky Vanilla
Dec 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was a very good book. Loved the characters
Jun 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
There are things I REALLY disliked about this story that should have warrented a much lower rating. Demitrius’s deplorable actions toward Isadora, along with his constant, “I’m not good enough” attitude was enough to make me throw the book against the wall. I couldn’t, though, the story was just too riveting to allow it.

*warning: for those who skip or skim sex scenes, this series may be a hard one to read.*
Lucy Dosch
Sep 21, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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
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
I didn’t like that Isa was always having to be rescued by Demetrius. Honestly. I identify a lot with Isadora and I know how hard it is coming out of your shell and letting the world see you for the strong woman you are. But all I saw was a girl playing at being strong. I didn’t see it. You can’t just be timid one moment and bold the next. I’m sorry, but it’s just not realistic. It’s a gradual process.
When someone says something hurtful to you, especially when it’s someone you love, it sti
Dec 15, 2011 rated it really liked it
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
m e r
Mar 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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
Sep 02, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: paranormal
4 Stars
Visionary Druid
Aug 28, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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 perfect he
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
Oct 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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
Mar 20, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Nov 09, 2018 rated it liked it
I’ve been curious about these two since book 1, and although Demetrius stayed true to his promise of bein an asshole, I enjoyed this a lot more than the last two. Isadora is still the best character in the series, but frankly, I wish she stood up to D instead of being hurt everytime he says something hurtful.

Also, I don’t know if the author realizes this, but Orpheus only trading sex for favors with a desperate woman IS rapey.
Aug 13, 2011 rated it really liked it
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!
Jan 08, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I adore this series. Very fast paced. This is the best one of the series so far.
Jul 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing
loved Demetrius...thus far my fave Argonaut
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Before topping multiple bestseller lists—including those of the New York Times, USA Today, and the Wall Street Journal—award winning author Elisabeth Naughton taught middle school science. A voracious reader, she soon discovered she had a knack for creating stories with a chemistry of their own. The spark turned into a flame, and Elisabeth now writes full-time.

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