Hunted (Eternal Guardians #8.75)
by Elisabeth Naughton
Erebus – Dark in every sense of the word, a skilled and lethal warrior, and sinfully sexy by design.
Since the dawn of modern man, Erebus was Hades’ secret weapon in the war between the immortal realms. Until Hades lost the minor god in a bet to his older brother Zeus. For the last hundred years, Erebus has trained Zeus’s Siren warriors in warfare and the sexual arts. But he’s never stopped longing for freedom. For a life filled with choice. And lately, he also longs for one Siren who entranced him during their steamy seduction sessions. A nymph he quickly became obsessed with and who was ripped from his grasp when her seduction training was complete. One he’s just learned Zeus has marked for death because she failed the last Siren test.
Before Erebus can intercede on the nymph’s behalf, she escapes Olympus and flees into the human realm. In a fit of rage, Zeus commands Erebus to hunt her down and kill her. Erebus sees his opportunity to finally go after what he wants, but he’s torn. Freedom means nothing if the Siren at the center of his fantasies doesn’t truly crave him back. Because defying the gods will unleash the fury of Olympus, and if he chooses her over his duty, whether she joins him in exile or not, the hunter will become the hunted.
Erebus had served the gods all his life, from Kronos, to Hades, and later on, to Zeus. Under Zeus, he trained Sirens on their Seduction technique and one blonde nymph had captivated him from the start.
She lost her memories when Zeus picked her to train as one of his Sirens. But something triggered her memory and she realized the harsh truth about the Olympian. Something that made her escape his clutches and forego the freedom she’d always wanted to achieve.
But there were consequences that must be met, decisions that must be made, a body that must be fulfilled and a heart that must be hunted in order for the truth to be revealed .
As expected, this has been another fantastic read from bestseller Elisabeth Naughton. This time, a primordial deity takes the center stage as he struggles to fulfill his duties with Zeus and question his loyalty once he realized the truth about the Siren he’d grown to love and implore. Erebus is such a strong character, very protective and sincere with his emotions. Seraphine is one of the stronger heroines I’ve encountered, feminine yet lethal, seductive yet stubborn, sweet yet strong.
I love how Sera’s story being a nymph from Atlantis came about. I’ve always been fascinated with stories concerning Atlantis and that back story about her family was impressive. I love how her true nature was explored and inhibited in the book. I loved the sparkling chemistry between the two. I think this is my favorite among the Dark Night series yet. Naughton never ceases to make my heart delighted and excited!
Don’t ask me about the erotic hot sexy scenes. This aint’ for the faint of heart. Be warned.. and be delighted!