Series: Eternal Guardians #1
Author: Elisabeth Naughton
Publisher: Love Spell
Publication date: April 2010
Source: I own a copy
THERON—Dark haired, duty bound and deceptively deadly. He’s the leader of the Argonauts, an elite group of guardians that defends the immortal realm from threats of the Underworld.
From the moment he walked into the club, Casey knew this guy was different. Men like that just didn’t exist in real life—silky shoulder-length hair, chest impossibly broad, and a predatory manner that just screamed dark and dangerous. He was looking for something. Her.
She was the one. She had the mark. Casey had to die so his kind could live, and it was Theron’s duty to bring her in. But even as a 200-year-old descendent of Hercules, he wasn’t strong enough to resist the pull in her fathomless eyes, to tear himself away from the heat of her body.
As war with the Underworld nears, someone will have to make the ultimate sacrifice.
Okay, I kind of swayed between 3 & 4 stars for this one as I couldn’t decide how much I liked it, and ended up going toward the generous end.
Well, I’ve recently read a few different tales that have involved mythology and gods and descendants of gods. And the majority of them seem to rely on the fact that these dudes are … well … gods … in the bedroom department, rather than a full bodied and decent plot. Also, in the majority of those I’ve read, the female mc tends to be below par on the old intelligence scale.
That wasn’t really the case with this one.
Theron was obviously somewhat worthy of a second glance and had all the attributes one might expect from this kind of tale, but whilst his libido made its wishes known it didn’t seem to drive him. I enjoyed his character development and quite liked him from the off.
Acacia was likeable, relatable, and (whilst I question her initial decision to get it on with a perfect stranger she just happened to be nursing in her home) seemed to have a solid head on her shoulders. Even when she pushed her own safety aside for the sake of others, it didn’t seem to be a brash decision made so we could see her running around screaming and running headlong into trouble. All of her actions appeared to be pretty rational.
The supporting cast was a decent enough mixture: the ones I suspect might be important later brought to the forefront and those in the background kept there yet still developed just enough at the same time.
On top of this, the plot seemed to have a little more depth than these novels often do. PLUS, this one lacked cheesiness. A big plus. There’s nothing worse than getting eye ache from all that eyeball rolling, eh?
So, all in all, not a bad read at all.
Have you read this title? What’d you think?