Review: Enraptured by Elisabeth Naughton

11 May

Enraptured by Elisabeth Naughton
Sourcebooks (April 1, 2012)
Mass Market: $7.99; ebook: $7.99
ISBN: 9781402262128

Favorite Lines: “She couldn’t tell him. Not now. Not ever. But the deja vu feeling she’d felt before now made a sick sort of sense.” (p. 48, e-galley)

Orpheus may have joined the elite protectors known as Eternal Guardians, but they’ve never trusted whose side he’s really on. And the half-daemon couldn’t care less. Orpheus has only one goal: rescue his brother from the Underworld. He’s not expecting a woman to get in the way, especially not one sent by Zeus to seduce, entrap, and then ultimately destroy him. A woman who will dredge up a past he doesn’t remember, a love that once condemned him, and a dark and deadly secret as old as the Eternal Guardians themselves.

Warning: Don’t pick up this book as a stand alone. It is book four in Elisabeth Naughton’s Eternal Guardians’ series. Each book focuses on a different couple, but events and characters from previous books are revisited and expanded upon.

I liked Enraptured and all three previous books in the series. It’s a solid series or I wouldn’t have bought the first three books. I was lucky enough to get a review copy of Enraptured, but I’ll still be adding the finished book to my collection.  Basically, there are seven men who are descendants of Ancient Greek mythology. They are fighting evil and finding love while they’re at it as they’ve all been cursed by Hera to find a soul mate. They would only get one female their entire life, and that woman would be “the worst possible match for that Argonaut.” (Tempted by Naughton, p. 66)

Enraptured is more of what reader’s have been learning. Atalanta, woman turned goddess denied entry into the Argonauts, is causing trouble from Hades’ land. Atalanta has been a thorn in the Argonauts’ side since book one, Marked. her vileness is expanded upon in Enraptured, as are other Greek gods.

The action packed book features a siren who has a second chance with a soul she met long in the past. That soul is now in the body of a half-demon, magic wielding Argonaut. The two face the gods, their friends and the past in hopes of saving Orpheus’s brother and the world. The problem is that the past is coming back with a vengeance and if Orpheus and Skyla don’t handle it properly it could destroy them both.

What I need from this series: I will be really disappointed if I don’t get to watch Gryphon and Maelea find a happily ever after, be it together or with someone else. I also need Nick to fall in love with a woman who loves him back.

Recommend?: Yes. I’m not a huge fan of mythology romance, but Naughton has added me to her fan base. I can’t say it’s my top romance series, but it’s a solid series that always provides plenty of action, great sex and love which can overcome all odds. It has spots of dark evil, that may put some readers off. I, however, knew when I picked up Enraptured that I would read a well-developed romance and be tempted to continue the series. I will be continuing this series.


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