The Darkest Surrender Audiobook

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Review of: The Darkest Surrender Audiobook
Gena Showalter

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On October 10, 2011
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The Darkest Surrender Audiobook

By: Gena Showalter

Narrated by: Max Bellmore

Published by: Harlequin Enterprises Ltd 10/2011

The Darkest Surrender Audiobook



Lords of the Underworld series book # 8
13hrs and 28 mins


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, tempts him to the razor’s edge of surrender.

Known among her people as The Disappointment, Kaia must bring home the gold in the Harpy Games or die. Strider is a distraction she can’t afford, because he has an agenda of his own – steal first prize, an ancient godly artifact, before the winner can be named. But as the competition heats up, only one prize will matter – the love neither had thought possible.



My Thoughts


I love it  when the harpies come out and play!

At the end of The Darkest Secret, we found out Strider is Kaia’s  consort, and I knew it was going to take a clever story to paired these two together, and that’s exactly what we got with this novel.

Ms. Showalter has truly delivered a winner by injecting this novel with the perfect amount of action, humor, romance, sensuality (hot) and suspense to bring us in my opinion one the best books in the series. This installment has made it to my top favorites alongside of the Darkest Kiss, and the Darkest Whisper. It must be that I genuinely like my heroines as tough and determined as they can get, and Kaia Skyhawk is certainly that.

To say Strider has the most overblown ego would be an understatement. He truly believes he’s all that and a bag of chips, and to top it all, he’s possessed by the demon of defeat- he can’t lose any challenge without suffering agonizing pain, so he pretty much has to win all of the time and never surrender, but can he surrender his heart to the Harpy that not only has slept with his friend Paris, but is constantly challenging him?

With kaia’s back story, we get clued in to why she’s called “the disappointment” and as the layers begin to peal from the “I’ll kick your ass” kind the armor she has been hiding under, we begin to understand and see the vulnerable and insecure side that she so expertly hides.

After being banned from participating in the harpy games, Kaia and her sister Bianka have been asked back.  They both think this is set up, but they have agreed to attend. Strider decides to come along to help Kaia, but it’s just that, there’s nothing romantic in this gesture because he doesn’t feel anything for her…..Yea right! Keep telling yourself that Mr. Ego! I love, love, love Strider! And I know you will too after you read this entry.
I really enjoyed Kaias and Striders romance, I love the way they challenge and support each other, not to mention their scorching hot chemistry.

And of course we get updates on what’s going on with Paris (next book) and William; I personally, can’t get enough of those two guys.

You won’t be disappointed; this addition has all it takes to keep you glued to the book from beginning to end.

Great Job Ms. Showalter!!!
4.47 · rating details · 868 ratings ·  195 reviews on Goodreas


Wow! Once again Max Bellmore is fantastic, once more he’s staying true-to form with these characters, no over the top theatrics, but just a genuine way to convey all this novel had to offer; the humor, suspense, and..…. Well …. The sensuality of course, it couldn’t have been brought better to life than with the bass tone or should I say Bose tone (yea! He’s that good) of Mr. Bellmore.

Voices behind the books

Max Bellmore or is it  Victor Bevine?

Max Bellmore



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