ARC Book Review – Twisted

Posted October 7, 2014 by Kathy in 4.5 Stars, Book Review / 0 Comments

ARC Book Review – TwistedTwisted Series: Eternal Guardians #7
by Elisabeth Naughton
Published by Elisabeth Naughton Publishing LLC on September 29, 2014
Genres: Adult Paranormal Romance
Pages: 345
Source: Netgalley
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four-half-stars

NickLeader of the half-breeds and the last true hero. He’s spent his life fighting a dark pull toward the gods. A pull he now knows is linked to his father Krónos and the Titan’s plan to escape from the Underworld.

But Nick’s hidden powers are coveted by more than just his father. Imprisoned by Hades, Nick battles every form of torture imaginable as the sadistic god schemes to break him. Only one thing is keeping him sane. One woman who gives him the strength to fight the relentless darkness. She has a dangerous plan of her own, though, and as Nick’s powers grow stronger, even she might not be enough to alter his destiny.

As the fate of the world hangs in the balance, Nick’s allegiances are tested. And no one knows whether he will choose to fight for good or succumb to the sinister lure of evil. Not even him.

Since this is the first review from this series on my blog here is a quick summary of the series.
Eternal Guardians is an exciting paranormal series that mixes Greek mythology in a modern day setting.  As unrest in the Underworld threatens, the Argonauts, seven immortal warriors descended from the greatest Ancient Greek heroes may just be mankind’s last hope. These warriors are loyal and strong.  But for their soul mates they are fiercely protective and passionate. Eternal Guardians has steamy romance, action and exciting storylines that keeps me coming back for more!

 

Twisted is the 7th book in the Eternal Guardians series. Each book can be read as a standalone but I recommend you read all the books in order. The first book, Marked, ebook version is currently free on Amazon, so grab a copy now!  That is how I discovered this series and Elisabeth Naughton.  Once I finished the first book I was hooked.  I love this series!

My Review 4

Twisted is the 7th book in the Eternal Guardians series and fans finally get to know more about Nick, the leader of the half-breeds. I’ve been waiting for his story ever since the shocking revelation of his soul mates identity, Queen Isadora. Having a twin brother, Demetrius, complicated the soul mate curse as both men identified Isadora as their mate. But since the soul mate pull does not affect the female, Isadora was free to choose between the brothers. Unfortunately Nick was not chosen but still is being tormented with the pull of the soul mate connection to Isadora. It is torture for him to watch his brother and Isadora fall in love and have a new baby. So Twisted is the fans chance to see Nick have his happily ever after. But of course this does not go perfect.

Life for Nick has always been complicated.  He has a twin brother but they have different fathers. Nick’s father is the powerful Kronos, the leader of the Titans.  This means Nick’s half-siblings are Zeus, Hades, Poseidon, Hera, Hestia and Demeter. His connection to his father is not only blood but power.  A power that is hidden within Nick that the Argonaut’s fear and his half-siblings want control over. 

 

Nick is imprisoned by Zagreus (the son of Hades and his nephew) to be tortured as an attempt to release his hidden power. But Cynna, Zagreus’ mistress and Nick’s torturer, has plans of her own and helps Nick escape.  Their escape brings Nick and Cynna as enemies but they can’t ignore their attraction.  Their physical attraction leads to steamy scenes but there is more to their connection. Nick and Cynna have both had heartache and betrayal. They both are in a dark place that only they can understand and empathize. They create a bond built on love and not the magic of the soul mate curse. But my only complaint about Cynna was her insecurities.  Since Cynna’s secrets aren’t revealed until the last half of the book so I wasn’t able to get an understanding of her.  Because of this I felt the pace of the first half of the story was slow for me.  But once I got to the 70% mark the story is gut-wrenching and non-stop action.

Twisted lives up to its title! This had the signature action, suspense and steamy romance Eternal Guardians fans love plus a shocking twist in the story! Twisted will drive fans crazy with what is revealed in this book! Elisabeth Naughton is a talented writer and now has proven to be a cruel tormentor for adding unexpected drama to our favorite characters happily ever after!  I can’t wait to read the next book, which I hope is about Zagreus!

 

I highly recommend Twisted and the Eternal Guardians series to paranormal fans that love steamy romance, non-stop action and adventure!

 

Rating Report
Plot
four-stars
Characters
five-stars
Writing
four-half-stars
Pacing
five-stars
Overall: four-half-stars

About Elisabeth Naughton

Bestselling Author Elisabeth Naughton writes full time from her home in western Oregon where she lives with her husband and three children. Her books have appeared on every major bestsellers list, including the New York Times, the USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, Digital Book World and IndieReader, and have been nominated for numerous awards such as the prestigious RITA® awards by Romance Writers of America, the Australian Romance Reader Awards, The Golden Leaf and the Golden Heart. When not writing, Elisabeth can be found running, hanging out at the ballpark or dreaming up new and exciting adventures. Visit her website at www.ElisabethNaughton.com to learn more about her books.

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