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.
(Terra's Thoughts) Glad I paid attention during High School to my Greek mythology. This is one seriously hot book with all kinds of surprises that one hasn't seen before. I truly didn't know if I should sit on the edge of my seat with all the action or to grab a bib for all the sexual actions. Good gosh!
Isadora is a beautiful princess about to become Queen weather she likes it or not. Her father is failing rapidly and is trying to have Isa binded before he should pass from this world to the next so that she will have a King and consort to watch over her and to make sure the monarchy stays in place in a nation that is at war. Isa is beautiful, petite and delicate. Unfortunately for her it seems like shes on every ones wish list including the Gods and not the very nice ones at that.
Demetrius is the most gorgeous hunk of male walking around but unfortunately he has a stick up his ass with an attitude of I-don't-give-a-shit-so-make-my-day. He is rude, crude, bitchy, sarcastic and just a royal bastard to anyone and everyone. He is only accepted into society because of the markings on his arm that make him one of the Argonauts (Guardians of all that is good). Hmm..........I'll take a piece of tall, dark and brooding Greek male any day if it looks like he does. YUMM!
The story bounces around between different places with tons of action, lots of Greek mythology, plenty of bad guys and monsters with a dash of Gods with horrible tempers and bad manners. There is also tons and tons of sexual heat, lust that will sizzle your panties off and ultra hot sex that will make you want to pounce on the first male that comes into vision. Well at least males that are of age and don't mind being part of a fantasy come true. LOL!
Elisabeth Naughton has given us a story that so reminiscent of some other authors but with it's own cranked up style. A story that can stand alone but there are a few books before this one that would only add a little more spice to this one if you should read them first. Tempted does however leave you lapping your chops for the next book which I truly hope is as powerful as this one.
Mass Market Paperback: 416 pages
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca (September 1, 2011)