Born in the flames of Heaven’s wrath, he’s all things sinful and too dangerous to love.
An immortal guardian of the human race, 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.
She only wanted to be normal…
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.
About the Author
Georgia Lyn Hunter loves to create characters who’ll take you to the far and beyond to unforgettable adventures, steamy encounters and heart-stopping love stories… She grew up in the tropical climate of South Africa and currently lives abroad with her family. An avid reader from a young age, she devoured every book she got her hands on. When she's not writing or plotting her next novel, she loves trolling flea markets, buying things because they're so pretty, travelling, and being with her supportive family.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
There were many point of views given through this story. We definitely needed some. Others? Not so much, and I got characters confused with one another, especially in the beginning. Some had similar names, some had more than one name, some changed into the appearance of others, and there were so many of them thrown at you at once. So, it took me several chapters to get everyone straight. Once I did, everything started to piece together. The story itself was pretty darn good. Situations and places were described vividly, making it so easy to visualize, and it did this without being wordy, which I loved. This was one of those books that is drenched in tension and anticipation. I loved that about it! There was so much heat between Echo and Aethan ... my goodness! Be ready to take many cold showers or keep your significant other close by. You'll need them, and they'll thank you for it. Absolute Surrender by Georgia Lyn Hunter was kindly provided to me by the author for review. The opinions are my own.
Wow... Nice read. Addicting and full of surprises! Can't wait to read what will happen next. Just amazing read!!! This is the first book I've read on this author.. and I will definitely read more of her works.
I am really loving this series and have fallen for all the bad boy guardians! Pick it up and start reading it!
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.”