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Born in the flames of Heaven’s wrath, he’s all things sinful and too dangerous to love. An immortal Guardian of the mortal realm, Aethan has walked alone for millennia, trapped in a hell of his own. Until a feisty mortal crosses his path. A female he shouldn’t even look at, one who shakes the precarious foundations of all that he is, and one who’s determined to walk the edBorn in the flames of Heaven’s wrath, he’s all things sinful and too dangerous to love. An immortal Guardian of the mortal realm, Aethan has walked alone for millennia, trapped in a hell of his own. Until a feisty mortal crosses his path. A female he shouldn’t even look at, one who shakes the precarious foundations of all that he is, and one who’s determined to walk the edge of danger.All her life, Echo Carter wanted “normal”, an impossible feat given that she can see demons. Drawn back to the alleys of New York, she’s determined to hunt down the one responsible for the death of her friend. And no man, no matter how sexy, will stop her. Until she discovers a horrifying truth about herself, forcing her to turn to the one man she should avoid. Aethan. But when two stubborn wills collide, a dangerous passion ignites…As evil closes in, Aethan has to overcome his darkest fears and claim Echo as his. If he doesn't, he just could lose her to a far more sinister fate…* This is a re-edited version with an added epilogue....

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ISBN : 25693040
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Number of Pages : 448 Pages
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Absolute Surrender Reviews

  • Carol [Goodreads Addict]
    2018-12-15 22:29

    Absolute Surrender is book one in the Fallen Guardians series by Georgia Lyn Hunter.Aethan is an immortal guardian. He has lived for over three thousand years. Three thousand years of carrying a guilt that darkens his soul. Aethan’s purpose is to protect the innocent. He spends his nights patrolling the streets of New York, killing Demoniis.Echo Carter has only ever wanted to be normal. But life didn’t turn out like that for her. Echo has abilities that set her apart from others. Abilities she doesn’t want. Five years ago, Echo lost her best friend to a Demoniis. Ever since, she has made it her singular goal to hunt down and kill the one responsible for the death of her friend. It is on such a night, when things got out of control, that she first met Aethan. He saved her and took her back to his castle, yes, he and two other guardians, Tyr and Blaez live in a huge castle. The chemistry between these two is strong. They fight it at first. But eventually, it is discovered that Echo is the destined mate of Aethan. How could the fates be so cruel as to have his destined mate be a human?! You see, Aethan possesses great power, power he sometimes cannot control, especially during intimate times. So the ultimate act is not possible with Echo. He could kill her. “Only with Echo had he experienced fear, and he knew she was his weakness. His destiny. His mate. The one person who mattered to him for the first time in over three thousand years and she could very well die by his hands.”Keeping Echo safe becomes Aethan’s purpose in life. But this is not an easy task. Many seek her. The Demoniis are drawn to her. One in particular seeks her, believing she is part of a prophecy that will give him the power he seeks. “I’m not good for you. But no matter how much I convince myself of it, I find I can’t give you up.” “If you choose us, Echo, I have to warn you it’s not going to be easy.”This was a very interesting take on the angels and demons genre. Aethan is most definitely a very sexy specimen and Echo was the perfect match for him. She stood up to him, was the perfect balance to him. Even though I understood why she didn’t want to stay hidden at the castle, she aggravated me at times with the risks she continually took. Along the way, secrets are revealed regarding Echo’s past and her destiny. Much of her destiny, though, depends on which path both she and Aethan choose. How can they bond when Aethan isn’t willing to risk her safety by completing the bond the only way possible, by having sex? This is truly the fight of good versus evil, of the protectors fighting against the darkness. And in the midst of it all, two brought together by fate, fighting to find their way to each other. I loved the ending of this. It was perfect. I look forward to the little follow-up novella of Aethan and Echo’s story, book #1.5, Echo Mine. “You haunt me. From the first moment I saw you, there was no looking back for me. You are mine, Echo. My heart. My soul. My destiny. And I will never give you up.”

  • Maayan
    2018-12-11 22:15

    Live!!!Amazon: book was Abso-fucking-lutely stunning !! I got so lost in the world that Georgia created, i loved every minute of it and i didn't want it to end. Echo was such a strong heroine! She is Stubborn, feisty and sassy :DShe was seeking for revenge and didn't let anyone stop her From achieving her goal. Aethan was one hell of an alpha-male and sooooo swoon-worthy .. He was so gentle with her, she stirred in him emotions he never knew exist. I fell for him along with Echo :D"I don't like seeing you hurt."Both of them Struggle with the emotions that awaken in them. Aethan knew that in a blink of an eye he could end Echo's life. And Echo was trying to run away from him with evry turn."I'm not good for you. But no matter how much i convince myself of it, i find i can't give you up."The Romance was intense. The tension between Echo & Aethan was so high it was dripping from the pages!!"The bed dipped and Aethan sat down, lifting her onto his lap. his arms wrapped around her, his warmth soothing her.""The pleasure of holding his mate, the feel of her in his arms - gods, nothing compared to this. Ever."Ohh and i just LOVED his jealousy scenes! He was so cute :P"His growl reverberated through the room, startling her. He dragged her to him, and clamped his arm around her waist when she tried to break free. "I want you so damn much."They have this all consuming love going on and i LOVED it :) "Why me, Aethan?" "You haunt me," he said simply. "From the first moment I saw you, there was no looking back for me. You are mine, Echo. My heart. My soul. My destiny. And I will never give you up.""For the first time in thousands of years, Aethan had found the one person who could fulfill him."The Secondary characters added a lot to the plot and the humor .. Tyr, Blaéz, Dagan, Michael and Kira was Phenomenal.In conclusion, the book was exactly what I needed :]"She branded him with her very being, taking him out of his old skin, and made him whole again, imprinting herself in his heart. Mine. Only mine. The words drove through his head and settled in his soul. My female. My mate. Mine."

  • CC
    2018-12-16 06:22

    Audio re-read via HooplaLiked this one better on re-read. The things that bothered me before just did not bother me this time. Prior Comments:It dragged a bit, felt long at times with a ton of unnecessary and repetitive scenes, the hero pushed her away entirely too much. It was NOT a steamy book. Loads of tension and pushing away, but basically one sex scene very late in the book. It also ended strangely for me. I need more time for closure. Even with the added epilogue, that did not help.Even though he pushed her way so much I wanted her to dump him, I still liked the hero. I also liked the heroine, until she verged on TSTL. When Deamonii are coming after you and if they get you it could end the world, you would think you could take a leave of absence from your personal trainer job. But the penultimate TSTL moment came at the end when she chose to go to the church. She lost me then.Otherwise, the world building was incredible, the secondary characters were compelling and I definitely want to read something else from this author.

  • AnnetteDahl
    2018-11-18 03:34

    Absolutely Fantastic Read. If there were more stars to give I sure would! I was swept away from page one. Then, when I got to about half way through I started the book all over again. All because of a cat! I fell in love with this paranormal story from the beginning. It's never good to have a story you can't put down on a work night, but this was one of those for me. For me it had it all archangels, watchers, aliens, and demons. Aethan: I usually list the heroine first, but for me this story was all about the Man! And, what a man Aethan is. Not one thing not to love about this alpha. Aethan is a true hunky all powerful alpha, fierce, brooding, and absolutely yummy. This author knows her Alpha Male Persona. He had so much sex appeal and swoon worthiness I was yearning for him. Let me list just a few of his alpha lines:"no matter her decision, he'd let her keep the illusion of choice, but he would never, ever let her go. MINE. The word seeped into his blood and embedded in his soul. "“You don’t like me, do you?” He stalked her until her back hit the wall. Hands slapped down on either side of her head, locking her in. “Let’s see about that, shall we?"“I am your mate. If you think for one moment I’m going to go through the whole fucking dance to claim you again, you are mistaken.”Yes, I think Aethan has taken Bones', (Night Huntress), place in my hero fantasy heart.Echo: A battered child grows up to be a fighter against evil. Echo is what we love in our warrior heroines. Our girl is a take no crap, slice and dice, and then ask questions later. Feisty, smartass, sweet, selfless, and so loyal to those she loves. Yes, a true heroine. Loved her character. Sometimes authors put so much sex in their stories there's not any story to the story just sex. Sometimes there's not enough and the romance is boring. Well, this author did it to perfection. It felt like a suspense novel waiting for the main event. I was in great anticipation wondering what the mating consummation would be like. I will say this first time get together was like the fireworks us ladies all long for. What a climax scene, pun intended….LOL…. I would have enjoyed more detail when Echo was with Roth, but it didn't deter from my love of the story. At the end of the book I thought the epilogue felt more like an introduction to other books in the series to come, and I was expecting the happily ever after for my couple. Then I was relieved to find out there is a Fallen Guardian Echo, Mine 1.5 that gave me my happily ever after to perfection.For me this story had all the intrigue of my favorite paranormal series The Night Huntress. And, is now right up there alongside it. Can I just say it again, I loved this story, and this couple….. And oh how I would love it if this amazing author would come up with a series for this hot couple. A series called "The Healer of the Veils".Awesome Read!

  • Mary
    2018-12-06 22:35

    Wow, I'm really getting the hang of angel/devil-themed stories! And surely Aethan belongs to my list of paranormal/supernatural book boyfriends (up there with Aiden St. Delphi, Daemon Black, Dorian Skotos, Jared Ryel, Shane Maxton, etc.) as well!!! Admittedly at first, I was quite confused with the third-person narration of the story but I easily got the hang of it just after a few pages. I understood the need for third-person narration because there are quite a lot of things going on in the story that wouldn't have been given justice had this been told through Aethan's and/or Echo's POVs only. I love how the romance was perfectly balanced with the paranormal action as well. Yeah there were some angsty moments, but I'm glad that it didn't take up some unnecessary space in the story and were resolved at the right time as well. I also liked the characters right off the bat, especially the guardians: Aethan, Tyr, and Blaéz. I had some qualms with how easily Echo gave up on being a hardheaded and independent woman because of her intense attraction to Aethan, but I couldn't say I blame her given Aethan's angelic allure. And come on, the dude is one hell of an alpha-male angel anyway so yeah, I approve of their insta-love. The build-up to Aethan and Echo's "mate-binding" was just right and it all the more made the actual scene so perfect. Aethan was just so super swoon-worthy when it comes to his devotion to his mate and his pain was just as tangible, especially during their brief break-up and the tragedy in the end. Thank heavens for their happy ever after! "Why me, Aethan?" "You haunt me," he said simply. "From the first moment I saw you, there was no looking back for me. You are mine, Echo. My heart. My soul. My destiny. And I will never give you up."(P.S. Now that I think about it, the whole usage of "gods", Aethan's "me'morae" and "me'et'ah", and his silver eyes kind of remind me of Aiden St. Delphi from the Covenant Series. Not that I'm complaining, Aiden is my number 1 book boyfriend and Aethan is a close runner-up anyway.)Now for the action. Honestly, I'm still confused with some of the details but I basically have a perfect understanding of what went down. Aside from the main prophecy, I was trumped with the revelation in the end wherein I discover how Aethan's and Echo's lives and destinies were actually intertwined in more ways than one. All in all, this is a definite must-read for paranormal romance junkies! I'm feeling a Tyr and Kira (and maybe some Blaéz?) story for the next book. Looking forward to it!

  • A. Bookzilla.
    2018-11-30 03:15

    It took me a week to get through this book. Not that it's bad, it's just when you put it down, it's very hard to get back into.First of all, kudos to the author for trying something different with an angel/demon story.There were a lot of things I liked about it. I loved the mythology.Loved Aethan. I can't tell you much about him because I would spoil the book, but basically he's from a race of mutant angels. I think?The other guardians - Blaez and Tyr, Michael and yeah, even Dagan - all great characters and I loved them. You could feel the brotherly love between them, they act like a small family.Echo annoyed me with her insecurities and just being a major PITA for the majority of the story.Aethan tells her he wants her, and she just doesn't hear it. I swear, I constantly wanted to smack her on the head. Nothing she did in this book made much sense to me, she was so irrational and hot-headed it couldn't make for a likable female character.And for the most part, her character was inconsistent.I just sort of ignored her.But Kira kicked ass. I loved Kira.It's major insta-love between these two - but then again, there's the whole concept of them being (view spoiler)[destined soul-mates (hide spoiler)] so I guess it worked.The truth is, it's the writing that put me off majorly in this book. Sentence after sentence, the author uses the same pattern over and over again. It started to grate on my nerves by the end.There are a lot of POV characters. Some (Lazaar and Lila, Dagan) only get a few sentences, others get more (Andras, Tyr), and most are reserved for Aethan and Echo.I cannot begin to explain how much I disliked this. It felt like the author introduces a character and then you get a few sentences from their POV. It's just so you know what's going on on the other side, too. Makes you wonder how authors ever manage to tell a single POV story.There is some major overuse of words mate, female and male. Oh and claiming. I just wished anyone would claim her already.Another thing, I understood why Aethan would go on and on about mate, mate, mate, but all of a sudden she starts doing it too.And then you get the last ten percent of the story, and it's all very rushed. The story is really on the long-ish side, and I wished I had gotten a proper ending, not just hastily tied loose ends (and not all of them, either!)All of this being said, I loved the world Ms Hunter created. I always appreciate when authors take a recycled story and make something new out of it.There are a couple of mildly graphic sex scenes, for those who like to know these things upfront.Will I be reading the next book in the series? Most probably. There's a character mentioned once or twice in this book that I read should be the main character of the next one, and I was really curious about him (though I was also hoping for a Blaez/Kira story.)So yeah, I'd recommend it, just don't put everything else on hold to read it.Oh, and look at that gorgeous cover! So pretty.

  • Haidee
    2018-11-20 01:32

    Wooooooooooh!Definitely going to be reading the rest of the series! I can't wait to see who gets paired up with who but I'm thinking Tyr and Kira for the next one.Can't wait to see who gets paired with Blaez or Dagan. Does Michael get someone?I liked Damon too, but Echo got a bit worked up over nothing. So what if he was immortal and didn't tell her? Now we'll never see him again!NEXT BOOK! NEXT BOOK! NEXT BOOK!

  • Georgia Hunter
    2018-11-22 02:35

    Amazon Link: June '15This is a new revised version and now has an added epilogue.From the moment they met, she knocks him for a loop, changes the very foundation of all that he is. As a Guardian, Aethan’s first duty is to protect mortals from supernatural evil that trawls the streets for humans, but the feisty female is determined to avenge her friend’s death by hunting down the demonii responsible. This puts her directly in the path of the very thing she hunts then she discovers the horrifying truth about herself and is forced to turn to Aethan.But when two stubborn wills collide, a dangerous passion ignites…Aethan knows to love her will bring his darkest fear to life… The journey to their HEA is not a smooth path. And its certainly not easy for Echo to open herself up with her past hurts with a male as hard as Aethan.Hedori sums it up brilliantly: "That was... quite an experience."To say more would give away crucial parts of the plot. My hero, I must say is one hardheaded immortal, but Echo’s no timid heroine, she refuses to put up with crap.Thank you all in advance for reading Absolute Surrender. Hope you enjoy AS as much as I did writing it :)

  • Debbie Christiana
    2018-11-17 04:17

    I thoroughly enjoyed Absolute Surrender. Aethan and Echo meet one night while hunting demonii and are immediately attracted to each other. There are a few obstacles. He's a 3000 year old immortal with a dark past and she's a 23 year old human with a few secrets. The coming together of an immortal and a human isn't a good idea, as it could be hazardous for the human. But we all know you can't help who you fall in love with.Their motivation to seek out demonii and kill them brings them together and puts a wedge between them. It's Aethan's job but Echo is out for revenge against the one demon who killed her best friend five years earlier.I don't want to give too much away but as the story unfolds and secrets are revealed we are drawn into a thrilling world of demons, angels and immortals. Is Echo really who she seems? Can Athean protect Echo from the ones who want her dead? Ms. Hunter has written an action packed and sexy paranormal romance/thriller. I'm looking forward to the next book in the series.

  • Jenny Pillay
    2018-12-07 23:40

    Amazing world created by Georgia Lyn Hunter with Angels and Demons. A love that was destined to soar no matter the dangers that lurked around. Aethan described with loads of sex appeal but a heart that ached so bad. Echo a brave; sassy lady that will give her heart to no other than Aethan. Aethan and Echo's heart is what bound them together, against all odds and no matter the hurt and pain inflicted on them both, nothing and no-one could destroy what the heart felt. Well done to a phenomnal writer. No doubt the next book will be absolutely amazing, a page turner, difficult to put down.

  • Gina
    2018-11-16 23:31

    I love this book! The tension between Echo & Aethan is high. Both so wanting the other so badly and fighting it that his destructive white power plus the demonii are minimal in comparison. You want to reach into their world and slap them both - but their conflict is so real, just like life, you can relate to them. Highly recommend this book. Georgia Lyn Hunter makes worlds collide - you better hold on tight!

  • Cathrina Constantine
    2018-11-25 01:43

    I highly recommend Absolute Surrender!!Georgia Lyn Hunter has created a series of complex and fascinating realms. From earth, to Empyrea, to the darkest, sulfur regions of hell. So intrigued with this novel, I couldn't put it down. The raging melee sequences between the demonii and the Guardians are thrilling, fast paced, and on the edge of your seat reading.Georgia Lyn has a superb talent for penning pure sexual tension, and eventually evolving into heated passion. Absolute Surrender: An Empyrean Prince is banished from their realm and joins the Guardian's on earth to protect humans from the demonii. A prophecy is unfolding and the Guardian's must find this physic healer before the powers of hell prevail.Aethan,six foot, seven inches tall, adorned with inexorable strength, ropy muscle, and is one steely, gorgeous Prince. What's not to love about this half-angel, immortal-man from Empyrea? Echo is a human who has psychic powers, and is able to see demonitii. She is hell bent on destroying the demonitii who murdered her friend. Aethan catches Echo in the act of killing a demonitti and is bizarrely attracted to the young woman. Not to put in spoilers, but there is more to Echo that will be unveiled, astonishing everyone.

  • Firstpella
    2018-12-10 02:41

    2.5 overall. There's some potential goodness here - lots of secondary manly men to feature in a series, Hunter *can* write smex, some mythology different enough from the standard to run with. But. This story has some challenges - to much description of thoughts/feelings (repetitive) vs. just utlizing dialogue to get a point more quickly and powerfully across. Both the H and h were often over the top with their internal "I'm not worthy" and it became tedious to the point of getting antsy that the actual sex didn't happen until 80% / Kindle. And too many sudden third level characters out of nowhere. Still all secondary and third level characters all manly alphas so I remain intrigued. When I started the story, thought "BDB" but nope, much more along lines of LOTU (go Gina S!- series I adore).

  • Periwinklepsyche
    2018-11-16 22:25

    Freaking goodness! this book was pure awesome! love every fiber of its story! it was so hot,sexy,and intense at the same time! a perfect read to everyone who's looking for some adventure and passionate romance!

  • D. Fischer
    2018-11-28 01:34

    This was a beautiful story. This author has a way of writing that makes the words flow so easily. The romantic side of it wasn't over done, and there was plenty of action to keep me hooked.Pros: This world the author created was captivating. She has an excellent imagination. The intimate scenes were also well put together - nothing was ever repeated. I found, by the end of the book, that I had such a crush on Aethan and laughed many times at the things Echo said. I love a witty main character. All the characters had their own personality, which was such a plus. Cons: There was a few misspelled words, but not many. It was hardly noticeable. There was times when Echo's personality became mushy-gushy. It drives me nuts when the female lead falls head over heels for the guy and loses that witty/independent/self-driving attitude. There was times when the male lead lost his bad-boy personality as well. There was a few corny moments where I found myself rolling my eyes and there was moments where their thoughts were repeated, dragged on, or unnecessary - a few times I put the book down because it was a turn off.But other than that, I would recommend this book. It's not a kind of story I would normally pick for myself, and if it wasn't recommend by a friend, I probably would have never gave it a second glance. Glad I did!

  • Camilla
    2018-11-28 06:24

    This was a very difficult book to rate this book. This is a 3 star, with a broken heart. I could have been a 5 star.It has almost all the things I like: love, angels, demons, a tortured hunk and many other too. It sound a bit like Gena Showalter Lost of Underworlds.There were many things I liked about it. The intenseness of the hero, something like a mutant god or a VIP from a special mutant race, Aethan (by the way, Aethan is a horse in greek mythology and that annoyed me a bit but I though him as Ethan) and the other guardians, Tyr, Dagan, Blaez, etc... are very well described. I love a book full of hunks. They are kind of brotherhood unit by un unexplained reason.Then we have Echo, the heroine. She is too naive, too focus on a revenge, she doesn't have a goal in life besides killing the ones that killed her friend. And still this is not enough. Nothing she did make much sense to me, she was irrational and hot-headed... And for the most part, her character was inconsistent. I couldn't connect well with her. But that's passable.There are a lot of other characters. Some are well in the story, but some could just be left out. But that was okay too.BUTThe story is long (nothing wrong about that, I love huge books and trilogies) but it takes some time to grip you. And for me the major problem was: When it gets really good, when you finally have the two leading characters together and things are in that way that you don't want to close the book until it finish... It finish. The end is rushed - too rushed - in a way that lost all the magic; it leaves many loose ends and unexplained - or mis-explained - points that should and could be more developed. It needs a better - may the the word is longer - ending. There is one or two sex scenes but they are not involving. It's missing the explosive feelings between the leading characters that expected almost 85%of the book to get together.To sum it up, this is a good book, with a bit need of improvement and I hope her next books will be better. It's was a mild start, but I could feel that it could be a great. It has all the ingredients to be a wonderful series.I thank the author for the book and I want to let her know that I'll be following her next works, because there is lots of magic that just need a bit of lapidarian.P.S. - The daughter of the writer did the cover, which I loved by the way!Congrats.

  • Nana Prah
    2018-12-03 00:16

    Georgia Lyn Hunter’s paranormal romance Absolute Surrender is awesome! After being banished from his world Aethan was sent to earth and made a warrior to defend humans from demonii. He encounters Echo just after she kills one of these demonii and it’s on from there.The book has so much depth and so many layers that I want to start a book club to discuss it. I enjoyed the heated romance between Echo and Aethan which sizzled in the beginning and eventually burned white hot (he he he- read the book to understand my mirth). Their relationship was strong, if not rocky. But as with all good romances, the HEA ending made me sigh.Georgia’s writing style is very descriptive. She is able to set the worlds she has created in your mind’s eye. I wish I could say I enjoyed travelling to hell, but no I did not, as was her intention. The fight scenes were fantastic. I’m a fight scene affectionado and hers were smooth. And when the sword came from… sorry no spoilers here, but it was so cool. The conversations were witty and engaging, making me chuckle at points. The fact that these huge tough warriors also had a sweet tooth made me laugh.I absolutely love a strong female heroine and Echo did not disappoint. She had a bad upbringing, but was able to fight instead of giving into the harshness of life. I liked that. One thing I didn’t like about her was that she didn’t always make the best decisions. That annoyed me, but not enough to stay angry with her for too long. I know the story needed the drama of her bad judgment, and this got me further into the book.Georgia should not keep me waiting for a sequel. I fell in love with all of the warriors and want to read each of their stories, like yesterday.If you want a book full of action, romance up to your elbows, with some fantastic descriptive writing, then Absolute Surrender is for you.

  • Scooby2
    2018-12-03 03:29

    This was my first book by Georgia Lyn Hunter and it will definitely not be my last. I loved how she wrote a damaged, stubborn hero and gave him a strong heroine to match him. “Absolute Surrender” is a story that is about immortal guardians fighting demoniis (demons). This story focuses on Aethan, who is a guardian that has been banished from his homeworld, sent to Earth to protect humans from the demoniis, and finds himself drawn to Echo, a psychic human, that throws his world upside down. Echo is headstrong and makes rash decisions when it comes to defending her friends and family and wanting revenge for her friend who was killed. This is not always a good thing. Throughout the story Aethan and Echo fight their attraction for one anther and fight the demoniis that are looking for Echo. This story also has other immortal guardians in it, which I loved, like Blaez, Tyr, Dagan, and even the archangel Michael. I loved Kira, Echo's friend. I look forward to reading more about the other guardians and I hope to see Tyr and Kira together…Overall I loved the book and the fight scenes. I did have an issue with how Echo seemed to be a little headstrong when it came to making rash decisions but I don't think it undermined the story, although it was a little tiring at times; and I liked how Ms Hunter made her human with her insecurities towards Aethan. I would definitely recommend this story to others, you won't be disappointed. I love the world that Ms Hunter has created with angels and demons. I look forward to the next book in the series.I received this book from the author and received no compensation for my review.

  • Azlina Foo
    2018-11-16 06:39

    WOW! This first book of the Fallen Guardian series really had me mesmerized. I just couldn't stop reading, I was hooked from the start....finished reading in 3 days. Even when not reading & while at work, kept thinking of a blue-haired Fallen angel without wings!AETHAN......the commanding, brooding, brutal, deadly, domineering, extremely possessive gorgeous immortal Guardian - he's just been included into my hordes of favourite Alpha book heroes of all time.Loved everything about this book:-Loved the cute but feisty Echo/Eshana (just the right size for Aethan....awwwww :D) loved the writing,the storytelling,the suspense,the romance,the love-making scenes,the bromance amongst the Guardians (hahahhhh), the unfolding of the mysteries....GLH has just become one of my fave author.MOVING ON TO BLAEZ's story now.... :)

  • Valerie
    2018-12-13 22:18

    I was hooked the moment I started this book, and it kept getting better from there. I enjoyed getting to know Echo, the strong heroine who tries to solve her own problems while being haunted by her past, who meets Aethan, a immortal warrior who has haunting memories of his own. The conflict in the book is natural, and the attraction between the two is off the charts. From the first page, you are submersed in a world that seems real and tangible, but what makes the book great are the characters, both protagonists and the secondary characters. It is a wonderful and immersive read, and I highly recommend it!!

  • Amy Slicker rodriguez
    2018-11-20 03:19

    Loved this book cannot wait for the others to come out! Tyr's book I really can't wait for I was hoping it would be the second book but I look forward to Blaez's story too. You are an excellent writer and the thing I loved most about your books is that you dod not repeat the same things over and over throughout the book. I have read many authors that do that and it really takes away from me wanting to continue reading a book when the author does this. But you every page was something new and exciting and I looked forward to turning the page. Happy writing I look forward to this series!

  • Dianne Pillay
    2018-11-19 04:14

    I ordered 4 copies of this book from Kalahari for my friends and me.What a fantastic read.I found that I did not want it to end.Hope we get more novels from this fantastic author.

  • Dawn Higgins
    2018-12-16 04:22

    This is my first book from author Georgia Lyn Hunter and straight away she drew me into her world with Demon's and Angel's.I do like this kind a genre which i love reading so after a confusing start which was only a few pages, i got stuck in.Aethan is a immortal Guardian who has lived for over three thousand years and his sole mission is to protect the inocent humans from Demonlis.Echo Carter has abitities that sets her apart from others but she only wants to be normal.She lost her best friend five years ago who was killed by a Demonlis,this has been Echo's sole mission to track this Demonlis down and kill him.Aethan first meets Echo whilst patrolling the streets looking for any Demonlis to kill on his night shift when he stubbles into Echo fighting a demonlis that got away from him by sheer luck,and straight away there is a attraction between them that neither has time for or wants.Echo is a feisty woman with a absive past who takes no crap from Aethan, who is a sexy badass alpha male with anger issues from his past.There worlds collide with sexual tension between them that they just can't ignore.This is a paranormal, action packed first book that puts two unlikley strong characters together,Echo is no timid heroine but when she finds out what she is she turns to Aethan for his help.Aethan is domineering and wants to keep Echo under lock and key to keep her safe as she is only human and could get herself killed which would totally destroy him,but Echo is not happy with this arrangment and lets him know.Aethan and Echo's journey to there HEA is not a smooth path but one with lots of action,obstacles, romance and tears along the way before they can find if they are to be together.I loved the other different characters in this book and i now can't wait for there story's next in this series with Demon's and Angels.

  • Lacy
    2018-12-08 03:26

    A breath of fresh air. I haven't read a lot of this genre, but I absolutely loved it. It was very hot n steamy,( I loved that it wasn't YA) if I would have known it was adult I would have read it sooner. I loved the Angels, Immortals from other realms, demons and demoniis, gifted mortals with physic abilities, girls that can change their hair color with a thought and a fresh new take on the paranormal. There was a lot of action and hot tempered muscled men that you just wanted to jump on. the story was wonderful and original with great characters. I can't wait too read the next one. I am a fan of Georgia Lyn Hunter and found a new series to get lost in.

  • Jemma
    2018-12-13 06:40

    Holy Hotness, I am obsessed with each and every character...Georgia Lyn Hunter has given me a world to completely emerge myself and get lost in, Book boyfriends by the dozen, and not a single character I don't adore.

  • Anna Katmore
    2018-11-28 02:16

    An ancient warrior from Empyrea, and a girl that is human only on the surface. Both fighting demons—one to protect the human realm, the other for personal revenge. What a stunning match they make. In a world that’s littered with demons of various kinds, Echo lost her best friend to the most evil of them and now hunts for the one responsible for her death. She was born with a special ability, which is seeing demon aura, and to top it all, she’s cursed with pheromones that lure in everyone with a Y-chromosome, which makes hunting easy, but relationships…not. And Aethan...I mean that name alone is like OMG!! He is always there. To save her. To catch her. And to love her when he doesn’t even want to, because it means Echo’s death. Their first encounter near the statue of a fallen angel is bristling with heat and seduction, something to characterize the entire book. He soon realizes that he’s found his mate in Echo, and I’ve never come across any other character in a book, who struggles against that fact so much. The author here did a brilliant job in catching his bi-polar emotions towards Echo. In his mind he calls her mate, but on the outside he’s like granite in his resistance. And sometimes he’s just an idiot...The tension eased out of his big body. His expression relaxed, as much a stone could.Aethan, oh can you be so sexy and not be real? What makes this book really special to me, is the layer of humor G.L.Hunter strew on top of it, and the brief moments when a badass like Aethan finds he wants to actually smile because of a woman, who’s wearing the worst haircut he’s ever seen on a girl.What I often like in novels, is how the hero interacts with his friends. Aethan comes with a bunch of ‘friends’, and all of them have their own story to tell. His relationship with Týr is one of a kind. They hang out, they take jabs at each other, they nearly kill themselves in training lessons, and they tell each other straight in the face what pisses them off. The Norse’s annoying habit of eating his M&M’s according to the Pantone Color Chart made Aethan growl. “Why can’t you eat the damn things straight?”Týr glanced at them, his expression serious. “It’s art. Each spectrum has to be enjoyed, savored, especially green.” And the shit-eating smirk was back. Made Aethan realize he’d missed the bastard.Echo and Aethan walk through a lot before their happy ending. There’s a terrifying demonii to defeat, a human idiot to overcome, keeping their friends safe, and figuring out a weird prophecy. One of the toughest challenges for them, though, is to work out how to be together, be intimate, without having sex. Why? Yeah, if I told you that I’d give it all away, and you don’t want that, right? ;-) However, a romance is no romance if they can’t be intimate. And Hunter doesn’t disappoint with her novel. In fact, this book contains the hottest love scene I’ve ever read. “Take your skirt off.” Slumberous eyes gazed at him in confusion. “What?”“Skirt. Off. All off. Now.”She straightened to move away from him.“No. Stand over me and do it.”Now, that chapter was definitely an experience of the extraordinary kind. But believe me, their HEA isn’t a done deal just yet...Over all: Moving, inspiring, and deeply seductive, this novel comes with a heartwarming ending. Hunter’s voice is unique and catching. Her shattered-sentences style might take some getting used to at times, but it totally worked for me. Her heroes jump right off the page and into your heart. They also come with this extra layer of arrogance that I can never resist. I fell in love with Aethan from the get go. And with Týr...and with Blaéz, too...oh, and definitely with the Archangel... ;-)Echo’s and Aethan’s struggle to find a way to be together is told with a beautiful sense of humor, especially when they get into each other’s way more than just once. And that even though they’re obviously fighting on the same side. There were moments when I laughed out loud, and moments when I wanted to cry with the heroine...or the hero.To pick up the butler’s words: That was . . . quite an experience.

  • X
    2018-12-09 23:28

    Wow... its been a while since ive read a 4 1/2 books in a single day!... Or, if you wanna get technical i read the 4 1/2 books set within this world in 2 Save 2 say, i may have, almost, but likely, definitly, annoyed the world around that weekend... so, it was a good thing i really didnt notice, lol... HEADS UP... THIS REVIEW IS NOT SPECIFIC TO THIS BOOK, BUT INSTEAD CONSISTS OF MY OPINION ON WORLD GEORGIA HAS CREATED.I came upon this author by accident and got sucked in the 1st chapter... Only thing that Sucked, the series is pretty new, & there4 had me wishing i had come across this author/series a few years down the road, that way, there would have been more books to catch up on!!! Cant wait for the next book, & im not really caring about which series her next installment springs from as long as its set within the "Guardians of the Realm" world which she has created!! lol. I found myself laughing aloud whenever the MC's had they're witty "tête-à-têtes", and could picture some of my friends using her come backs... ive had a difficult time finding a an author who writes smartass comebacks without sounding forced... JR WARD is a savant at this, and I can count the rest on both my hands,... which i now include Georgia in that . The world she created wasnt ur usual vamp/shifter prn, and though upon reading the synopsis, 1 may dismiss it as a typical angel/demon prn... dont b so quick to judge... because her characters, plots, story climaxes, and conclusions, will have u laughing, crying (yup i cried), and finally smiling to urself in such a way that forces u to abruptly look around the room & 2 make sure no 1 laid witness to the truck load of emotions on display over a simple book.

  • Gossamerblu
    2018-12-10 01:18

    From the beginning of the book it was clear that it needs some good editing. It would be much better than it is if some clumsy writing was a bit changed. It's obvious that author read her share of paranormal romances and based her own world on them, but the final cocktail wasn't that bad. And, it would all "sound" much better if those (Ward, anyone?) words male/female would get lost. It's not all in slang and its (ab)use.What annoyed me was the personal insecurity that Echo showed in about every situation, behaving hurt in one second, forgetting about everything in the next one, and for the street kid she certainly behaves way too reckless (reminding me of bad Hollywood movies where everyone forgets about the danger that lurks from the dark). However, I like her loyalty, and the grouping of the characters in the book generally, and how they come to care about one another, creating a modern type of family made of friends.Still, a number of scenes were cut short, final conflict resolved hastily, without really knowing what happened with some of the characters, but it's nothing that couldn't be fixed with few sentences here and there. Finally, while it's obvious Aethan and Echo love each other, sex scenes were written in a shy way, so they aren't as steamy as they could be (and stay on mainstream ground). To sum it up, there's a lot of space for improvement and I guess the next book(s) will be better. It's not easy to give a birth to a new world, but this one looks promising. There is a number of characters that are simply begging to tell their stories, and I'd like to hear them. With better vocabulary coming out of their mouths.

  • Lexee Toste
    2018-11-23 05:37

    I LOVED this story!! It was awesome. I was sucked into this world and am not ready to leave! I've already started the next book in the series, Echo Mine, and will want the next one after that. This book is longer, which was perfect for me. We get to see more details and this world that Georgia Lynn Hunter created gets to be more fleshed out and real for the reader. Nothing was overdone or felt drawn out. The characters are awesome and complex and we get to see them unfold and deal with what's happening and see the changes that take place. This book is long enough for this to happen and for the secondary characters to be complex as well. We don't get to see all of them, that will come when they get their books, but we see enough to feel the complexity of their characters and to be hooked to them. This is a very well written story that flows really well and has a really good pace. Nothing is rushed or too slow. There is plenty of action to keep your attention and keep you hooked to the story needing to know what's going to happen next. There is a lot of sexual tension and the sex is explicit. This added to the story for me because of the relationship that was there. It all fit into the story and fit the characters that were created so it wasn't sex just to have sex in the book. It was very well done. This story and this world are amazing and I really can't wait for the rest of the characters to get their stories. There's so many possibilities and I can't wait to see where Georgia Lynn Hunter takes us. I would definitely recommend this book. It's worth it.I received a copy in exchange for an honest review.

  • Jennifer Riddell
    2018-11-18 00:16

    I loved the mystery in this book. I enjoyed the way Aethan was in awe with Echo even though at first he didn't want to be. He tries his hardest to stay away from her because she is human and he is immortal. The love connection was forbidden. But he ended up not caring for she was his soul mate. I loved how their story unravels. Aethan and his powers along with Echo being psychic was actually a good pair. At times you actually felt like you was right there with them in the story. Now, I feel T'yr was nothing but a jokester but I thought maybe he would find a long lost love but so far, it hasn't happened. However, Blaez, the Celt, had me wondering what was up with him. Why he was so cold and emotionless wondering what could break him, make him feel again. But his story was for a different book.