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Absolute Surrender

(Fallen Guardians #1)

3.97  ·  Rating details ·  1,520 ratings  ·  164 reviews
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 sh
Kindle Edition, 448 pages
Published June 16th 2015 by GL Hunter (first published March 19th 2013)
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Carol [Goodreads Addict]
Georgia Lyn Hunter:

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 d


This 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 :D
She 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
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Liked 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 t
Annette  Dahl "Old Vicarious Reader"
Updated for my re-read... Absolute Surrender is still my favorite of the series. And, Georgia Lyn Hunter is still my favorite Paranormal Author...

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
A. Bookzilla.
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 ch
Mar 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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 sto

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!

Georgia Hunter
Mar 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
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16th June '15
This 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
Debbie Christiana
Mar 26, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 an
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 ...more
Jenny Pillay
Mar 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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 writ
Mar 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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! ...more
holly hellenthal
Mar 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Excellent Book !! I am forever a huge fan of Georgia Hunter, what a brilliant Author !!!

I would recommend book and new series to anyone who loves the paranormal and a superb story that has you at the first chapter. Yes of course there is a love story here and you will fall in love with ECHO !! She fiesty, smart, and a true had was as well as a beautiful woman, you'll fall in love with all the characters, they have a sarcastic sense of humor, even when I'm the mix of danger. I implore you to jump
Cathrina Constantine
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 Empyre
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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
Jun 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
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. A
May 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is the first book in a most intriguing PNR of good versus evil! Aethan is an Immortal Guardian, protecting the humans from the demonic evil. He encounters Echo, who has a somewhat checkered past, and their lives are entwined in ways that no one saw coming. The romance was a slow burn, with too much at stake for them, but the plot and the story line was original and creatively written. I thoroughly enjoyed meeting the Guardians and can't wait to read the others' stories!
Nicole De Marzo
Jan 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Couldn't put it down

I had gotten this book on a whim, having never bread a book from this author, but I can tell you I just found another amazing writer that I look forward to reading more of. I
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
Nana Prah
Apr 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Jan 31, 2016 rated it really liked it
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 ...more
Azlina Foo
Feb 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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:-
Nov 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Paranormal Romance Readers
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, ...more
Amy Slicker rodriguez

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 exc
Dianne Pillay
Apr 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Jul 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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 f
Catherine Haynes
May 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Absolute Surrender
Fallen Guardians Book 1
by Georgia Lyn Hunter

Absolute Surrender is start of the Fallen Guardians series, with a captivating storyline from page one. A fantastic story that is action-packed and bursting with all the paranormal creatures anyone would want; and a bit of romance thrown in. Perfection in a suspense novel with amazing anticipations for the readers while waiting for the main event, the expositions all of us ladies are yearning for.

With a great character lineup of gu
Julie Sherman
Apr 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Excellent Beginning to a New Series.

When a human and a god meet, it could only end in a couple of ways.
Aethan and Echo have an immediate attraction to each other, but both fight it to the very end. Gods, evil, and humans are strange bedfellows in this new series.
Aethan has been lonely for a long time; the one time he reached out to a human ended up with the death of his lover. Fighting evil has kept him in check, and he is not about to break that habit till he meets Echo.
Echo has abilities sh
Apr 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I didn't know what to expect when I started this book but saw the cover and had to read it. I was not disappointed with what I found inside. This was a very good example of the genre.
This is an adventure of magical proportions. The lives of guardians, archangels, demons, mortals and many more otherworldly beings.
The story of Echo a mortal and Aethan a guardian of the innocents, they couldn't be together because of the Absolute Law, which meant that immortals and mortals who mated would have to
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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 t

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