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The Darkest Surrender (Lords of the Underworld, Bk 11)
The Darkest Surrender - Lords of the Underworld, Bk 11
Author: Gena Showalter
The Lords of the Underworld return in this enthralling tale of an immortal warrior determined to win and the beautiful seductress he can't resist. — Possessed by the demon of Defeat, Strider cannot lose a challenge without suffering unimaginable pain.  For him, nothing stands in the way of victory.  Until Kaia, an enchanting Harpy, ...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780373775811
ISBN-10: 0373775814
Publication Date: 9/20/2011
Pages: 384
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.

4.2 stars, based on 157 ratings
Publisher: HQN Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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iqb2001 avatar reviewed The Darkest Surrender (Lords of the Underworld, Bk 11) on + 87 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Review originally posted at Ramblings From This Chick

I.LOVED.THIS.BOOK! Gena has gone and done it again. I totally loved this book to pieces. This one is definitely going down as one of my favorites in the Lords of the Underworld series.

I honestly wasn't sure how I would feel towards Strider. In previous books he came across as egotistical and a little douchey. I honestly wasn't really looking forward to him as a hero. He more than made up for all of that in my eyes with this book. He turned out to be so caring and affectionate towards Kaia. He put her needs before his own, even though it could possibly cause him pain. He was everything I love my heroes to be.

Then there is Kaia. Sometimes it's hard for me to warm up to some heroines. I don't always find them to be the perfect match for the hero or they just come across whiny. That was not the case with Kaia at all. She is just made of awesome. She quickly won me over with her spunkiness and quick wit. But not only is she those things, but she is also very vulnerable. She puts up this facade of not caring what anyone thinks of her but it's definitely not true. She is tired of being called 'Kaia, the Disappointment' and is willing to do whatever she can to prove that she has changed.

Kaia just wants to find love and to be loved in return. She recognizes Strider as her consort, which to Harpy's is equivalent to a soul mate and the only person besides fellow Harpy's that they can truly trust with their secrets. She just wants to be with Strider but she has a past with Paris that Strider is having issues getting past. Strider is attracted to Kaia but he knows that Kaia will continuously challenge him and his demon and he doesn't want to take a chance of her defeating him at anything.

I really enjoyed watching these two together. They were both just so right together. They both are fierce warriors who have a great sense of humor. I found myself laughing out loud a few times watching these two interact. They are just so stubborn and I loved it.

Another thing I loved about the Darkest Surrender is that we get to see a little bit of what's in store for the next book which happens to be the long awaited Paris book. I cannot wait to see what happens with his book. I am also curious to see what is going to happen with Kane and William.
DJStevens avatar reviewed The Darkest Surrender (Lords of the Underworld, Bk 11) on + 60 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Thoroughly LOVED it! Fun, fun, fun book...plus really hot. I mostly loved Kaia's (Harpy) attitude i.e., "that's because I'm pretty much sprinkled with awesome" she humbly states :D the fun banter between them is great. Also, really enjoyed how Strider fights his feelings for her, but she totally charms him .. again, really fun book. Paris's story is next YEAIIII!!!
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ra7 avatar reviewed The Darkest Surrender (Lords of the Underworld, Bk 11) on + 876 more book reviews
An enjoyable entry in the Lords of the Underworld series. I liked Kaia's spunk and humor. This was fun and had some laugh-out-loud moments. I was on the fence about Paris's story, but I changed my mind after reading his snippets in this one.
reviewed The Darkest Surrender (Lords of the Underworld, Bk 11) on + 503 more book reviews
Excellent and rather different addition to the LOTU series. So different, in fact, that one almost wonders if it was actually ghost-written by Kresley Cole (author of the Immortals After Dark series). Suddenly the characters have a sense of humor? Suddenly they're wearing t-shirts with funny sayings? Now there's the great Harpie competition? Umm borrowing from your friend much, Gena? I haven't been enjoying the LOTU books that much lately and actually thought to quit reading, but if Showalter is going to turn this series into an IAD knockoff, well more power to her. Can't get enough of Kresley Cole.

Stider was funnier and sexier than he ever was in the other books, Kaia was entertaining and strong, the Harpies a great group altogether. Some good side story with both Kane (star of book 13) and William.
shawna-pinsky avatar reviewed The Darkest Surrender (Lords of the Underworld, Bk 11) on + 74 more book reviews
What is there not to love about Strider. His inner monologue is hilarious at times. Not to mention his constant ego checks or lack there of sometimes. He's thinks very highly of himself but for good reason. In the previous book I wasn't all that thrilled about him but now that we get to dive into his character he changed my mind.

He is competitive (afterall his demon is defeat), full of himself, and possessive. However he is sarcastic, funny, protective, and caring. He cares about Kaia and all of his friends. So much so that he oftens takes their personal problems as challenges for himself. Especially with Kaia who is just as bad as he is at times. Plus he is hot. Who doesn't love reading about a hot alpha male character. I know I do :-)

She keeps him on his toes. She's just as possessive, competitive, and full of her self as he is. But she protects her family at all cost. She is incredibly strong willed and even better at fighting than Strider. So she is a good match for him


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