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Zander - the most feared of all the Eternal Guardians. It's rumored he can't be killed, and he always fights like he has nothing to lose. But as a descendant of the famed hero Achilles, he's got to have a vulnerability . . . somewhere. Forces of daemons are gathering and have broken through the barriers of the Underworld. Now more than ever the Eternal Guardians are needed to protect both their own realm and the humans'. Zander can't afford to think about what might have been with the bewitching physician he once regarded as his soul mate. But with eternity stretching before him, he also can't fathom spending his life without the one woman who makes him feel most alive. Perhaps he's found his weakness, after all . . .

©2011 Elisabeth Naughton (P)2013 Tantor

Critic Reviews

"This second in Naughton's Eternal Guardian series has wonderful characters. The combination of old-world gods and modern technology is fascinating. Violent and bloody, it's action packed and exciting with a cliffhanger ending." ( RT Book Reviews)

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Compelling, but I didn't like it!

Although I did get my happy ending I found this story very frustrating. Yes, there was a lot of action. Yes, the men where hunky, Yes the story was compelling. But the women never seemed to stand up for themselves. I was very irritated numerous times throughout the entire book because of this. It seemed that the misunderstandings were so manufactured. And you wanted to yell, "Get a freakin clue!" But that's just me. I kept thinking that the heroine and the supporting heroines would break out and stand up for themselves. Sadly, it didn't happen. I did get one good glimpse of that, but then she went back to covering her head in the sand.

I found myself reading other books in between listening to this one. So, I am not to sure if I would order another. But, hey, there is still hope. One of the sisters might just step up to the plate and grow a backbone :)

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Could be Better

I’m a fan of Greek mythology so I loved the idea of the Guardians and their ongoing battle to save their land, guard the Portal and now since Book 1 to also better protect humans and half-breeds. However, for Zander to be the oldest Argonaut he was rather silly in the beginning. And then I also didn’t like what happened to Callia. She was so confident and self assured in Book 1. But in this book she was almost completely different- weak and mousey. That brings me to another point.

The formula of angst that delays the hero and heroine from getting together is the same in Book 1 and 2. It’s angst built on lies, miscommunication, omission of relevant details, etc. I’m not a fan of this. Maybe in a YA novel but I feel for it to be used twice in both books is lazy and causes me to wonder if the future books will appeal to me.

I prefer heroines that are intelligent, spirited, a little tough and if the time period/setting permits independent or at least independent thinkers. So I can’t really enjoy a plot where so many female characters are afraid to state or stand in their truth. I didn’t finish this book for those reasons. If you need other books to help finish one that’s not really a good one to read/listen to in my opinion and honey the characters kept getting on my nerves to where I needed something else to read... LOL. But I’m sure this author has other good books. I will try them one day.

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Better than first book, Yuk Narrator

Yeah, I still cant stand the narrator, but the story line is really good. Im getting the next book. This one was not boring like the first, more action, more chemistry in the main characters. Overall, just better. Im staying with it, still wish for better narration, but hey even second rate ones grow on ya after a couple of books. LOL

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A COMPELLING, CAPTIVATING & MOVING PNR ADVENTURE

Poor depressed sexy Argonaut Zander wants to end his 800+ yr existence - but how can he - he's immortal but he loved and lost his soul-mate Callia 11 years earlier and nothing's been the same even if he does see her now and again there's only hate between them now.

In this action-packed, emotionally charged, enjoyable listen we find out some heartbreaking secrets, deception, lies and betrayal which has some devastating and far reaching consequences - it's torn apart two soul-mates and their love turns into bitterness, anger, hurt and eventually hate.

Then, as the well written, moving, thrilling drama slowly unwinds, it reveals the truth but it's accompanied by mystery, sub plots, demons, curses, a Prophecy, political intrigue, surprises, kidnapping, villains both old and new, threats, plot twists, revenge and plenty of bloody scenes. Thankfully, there's also humor, sexual chemistry, passion, romance, frantic and tender sex, forgiveness and love but longing and despair leads to a heart-wrenching sacrifice.

Elisabeth Naughton's creative writing vividly describes each scene, both new and old characters join the story, she skilfully adds world-building layers upon layers to her plots, intertwines a deep romance to each story, infuses them with nail-bitting suspense and delivers, to her eager fans, an exciting chapter after chapter listen.

Worth a credit? Well, if I tell you I begged Audible to get this missing 2nd book and I've downloaded all 5 that are presently available and pre-ordered book 6, it'll answer the question and, I think you'll agree, that I'm hooked and I hope you will be too.

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Melt My Heart!

I love the spin on Greek mythology that the author has put together. I was on edge during parts of the story. I felt as if I were transformed into the story with the way it's written. Magical!

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True love is Eternal - who could want for more !!

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It was obvious by the end of Marked that there was something between Callia and Zander. This couple had my heart in knots from the beginning of this book. Readers knew that something awful had happened, but were kept in the dark for a while before the actual circumstances were revealed . The events that brought them to the point of both loathing each other and drawn to each other were beyond heart breaking. Callia had both physical and emotional scars that she kept hidden from everyone. Zander was an immortal who felt he had nothing to live for. One seemingly noble decision was the catalyst for a chain of events that there was no escape from.

Elisabeth Naughton writing style makes all the Characters seam so Real while Elizabeth Wiley's perfect Narration brings them all to Life. The Guardians are strong, often egotistical, and fiercely protective, making them the ultimate romantic heroes. Plus it doesn't hurt that they are all Hot and Sexy Alpha Males.........

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love and hope will find the balance

Zander and Callia face extraordinary hurdles while rediscovering the love neither had the strength to admit. Throw in demons, gods, and a greed for power and you have the makings for an extraordinary story..Elizabeth Naughton style.

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The overall storyline was good, I liked the different levels of issues Zander and Callia. I did like the hidden in plain sight secrets that were kept from the pair of them, and that they had to process the proper information to get to the bottom of things. My personal issue with the storyline is that these two could've had an adult conversation and would have figured it out a lot sooner than 10 years later. For Zander being so strong physically, I see how he could be lacking in other areas and I appreciate the humanness that was shown through his character. Callia became annoying for me, I know you were hurt once before, but the continuous pushing and pulling with Zander, and kind of playing with his emotions irritated me. I also understand why Callia felt that she was doing what she had to do in order to protect herself. I guess this is what happens when you can read both side of the story. Anyways, I think I will continue the series, I want to see what will come of the princess and her quest.

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Again, Better to read than listen

This one has reinforced my opinion of the performer. Enjoyable to read, irritating to listen. I'll need to remember to avoid audio books that she does. couldn't finish listening to it.

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Better and BEETTTTTEEERRRRRR!!!!

These books have just gotten better. I was completely enamored by her first book in the Eternal Guardians series but after listening to the story of Zander, i know im going to finish every single book in this series. This book has moments of deception where you would want to slap a person for being so stupid. And the love scenes between the charcters is hot, hot, and hotter. She gives you an amazing part of each of the characters and opens them up wide enough to relate to them or hate to be in there shoes. Elisabeth Naughton is truly amazing.

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  • 05-30-19

quite good

i really don't know if it's the writing style or the narrator but i even if i like this serie i always lose attention while listening.
it has a good plot and a good love story but i lose attention sometime..i will buy the next one to see if i can find where is the actual problem

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  • 10-23-15

Story had potential, shame it didn't quite achieve

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Wouldn't say well spent or not but rather benign, take it or leave it

What did you like best about this story?

I enjoy the mythology angle and the underworld, demon v hero aspects

Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Elizabeth Wiley?

Anyone

Do you think Entwined needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

Yes but please give the women more backbone. They don't have to be butch but some self respect wouldn't go amiss.

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I was actually pleased to get to the end of this book. I've read the previous ones but the 'heroine' in this one made the previous weak women characters look quite dominant. I hated the pathetic repetitive 'i don't understand' whining by Isadora. I also hated the overly breathy narration every time a female character was speaking. The storyline has great potential, shame it seemed to rely on such dubious female role models.

Having said all that, i do like this genre and will probably listen to the next in the series. It's easy listening.

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  • Lynn Worton
  • 03-22-15

A Fantastic Read!

This is the second book in the Eternal Guardians series. I loved it!

My sister recommended this series to me as she had read them all (that have been released so far) and thought I would enjoy it, and she was right! I downloaded this as an audiobook, as I had previously enjoyed listening to the first book in the series, Marked, in audiobook too. Entwined is again narrated by Elizabeth Wiley. She did another fantastic job in telling the story. Her narration was crystal clear and her interpretation of the characters brought them to life.

Zander is an interesting character. I really liked him, but he has a serious issue with self-pity at first, which I found a bit off putting for a hero. He is one of the oldest of the Argonaughts and, as he is from Achilles bloodline, believes himself to be immortal. Nevertheless, as the story progresses, he pulls his head out of his you-know-what and is actually a great person to know, who realises that everyone has their weakness and his happens to be his soul mate.

Callia is a wonderful character. She is the King's physician and has the power to heal. I really liked this strong willed woman. She has had to endure a lot over the last ten years, but her spirit has not been broken. But when Zander volunteers to marry Isadora, her world comes crashing down around her ears.

This story is another roller coaster ride, full of action, adventure and danger. Adalanta is busy preparing her demons for war with the Argonaughts, and has a secret weapon in her arsenal, though he's not very willing. This secret weapon is a young boy by the name of Max, who is ten years old. I really liked Max. He is a very resourceful young man, who has had to endure years of abuse and cruelty at the hands of Adalanta, and has had to do some terrible things to survive. His courage and determination to escape his "Mataras" to find his real mother had me cheering him on. Callia also finds out a secret about herself which, although it surprised her, didn't really surprise me. But it made me look at the King in a slightly different light!

As the story progressed, I fell in love with all of the Argonaught warriors, and the story in general. This is a fast paced, action packed adventure from beginning to end.
As I said in my review for Marked, "This story is mostly a typical paranormal romance, with lots of action and danger mixed in. However, there are several twists and turns that keep one guessing at what is really going on.", but after listening to this story I realised that there is a bigger story arc within each storyline, and I am looking forward to finding out what that story arc will reveal. One thing I will say about this story (and series) is the world building is excellent. The characters are well developed and extremely lifelike. I have always been intrigued with Greek gods and their offspring such as Hercules, whose exploits became legend (or are they myth?) over time. So reading about his descendants, who were with Jason on his voyage for the Golden Fleece, excites me. I am also a huge sucker for paranormal romances in general, so I am looking forward to continuing with this series and I will (hopefully) get to read/listen to Tempted as soon as I can.

Elisabeth Naughton has written an exciting paranormal romance series. I love her fast paced writing style and the flow is wonderful. I will be continuing to read this series, but I do have one of her romantic suspense novels sitting on my Kindle, which I hope to now read in the near future too!

Due to scenes of a sexual nature that are on the explicit side, I do not recommend this book for younger readers. However, I highly recommend this book if you love erotic paranormal romances. - Lynn Worton