I received this book for free from Audiobookjukebox.com in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Marked by Elisabeth Naughton
Series: Eternal Guardians #1
Narrator: Elizabeth Wiley
Published by Tanor Media on 08-27-13 (audio) 05-27-10 (book)
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 321 pages
Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
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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.
Marked had the misfortune of falling victim to first book in a series syndrome.
Elizabeth Wiley did an ok job with the narration. I felt like her voice was not well matched for the genre. Her voice was too stuffy for my taste.
What I liked:
I’m new to Greek Mythology so that was a fresh element for me in the PNR genre. Marked was full of Misos – half-breed, Argonauts – full blood, and demons. It was nice break from vampires and werewolves that flood the genre.
The heroes are not clear-cut good guys. The women are not weak and waiting to be saved by the men.
Naughton did a great job writing sexual tension and tensing you with almost sex, sex scenes. The actual sex scene was just as smoking as I thought it would be.
What I didn’t like:
The narration and plot just didn’t grab me and my attention kept drifting off. And I didn’t like the couple that much. I am looking forward to one of the secondary character’s own book which I hope comes up soon.
While Marked didn’t blow my socks off I’m hoping it’s one of those series that will get better with the next book.
Will I continue this series:
Yes. I grabbed the next audio book cheap through a sale at audible.com and even though I didn’t care too much for the narration I’ll listen to give the series and narrator a second chance.
Would I read this author again:
Yes. I liked her characters and world building and I’ll give the next book, Entwined a try.