Marked (Eternal Guardians #1) by Elisabeth Naughton

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 just found a new series to follow. Here I was, just trolling around seeing what other people were reading on GoodReads and this one caught me eye. PR, Alpha Male, Greek Mythology…. what’s not to love? Throw in the fact that it was a freebie and I couldn’t resist. Now I’m hooked and there’s no turning back. *sigh*

Theron was everything an Alpha male should be. Dark, dangerous, stubborn and not able to resist the power Casey had over him. Casey was a lost soul who never felt like she belonged anywhere. The connection between these two was strong and inevitable but the odds were totally against them. The basic premise is that each of the Argonauts has one true soul mate. The kicker is that it is their least likely choice, almost their true opposite. Given the fact that Theron has no respect for humans or half breeds it only stands to reason that his soul mate would be a human he was destined to destroy. A true gift from the Gods which sets up the perfect scenario, wouldn’t you say?

The supporting characters were developed just enough to make you want to get to know them a lot better. So much so I can’t wait to get to the rest of their stories. These Argonauts, their women and the Gods their lives are ruled by made this book a hard one to put down.

The world building was detailed and the characters didn’t get lost in the descriptions. Sometimes it seems like the main characters in the first book in a series get lost in all the set up for the series. I didn’t feel that way in Marked. There was a lot of ground covered but Theron and Casey were right there in the middle of all of it.

The next book in the Eternal Guardians’ series is Entwined and it’s Zander’s book. I can’t say too much without slipping any spoilers in, but let’s just say his book should be extremely interesting and I’m already trying to track it down. 😉

I received Marked as a free download from Amazon on October 18, 2012.

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