Ravage (Scarred Souls #3) by Tillie Cole
August 16, 2016
Title : Ravage
Author : Tillie Cole
Series : Scarred Souls #3
Release date : 16 Aug 2016
Rating : 5 Stars
Blurb : Taken by the Jakhua Clan as a teen, 194 was stripped of his name, his identity, and his freewill, meticulously honed to be a ruthless, soulless killing machine, trained solely to spill blood and stop hearts. This is a role he resents with every fiber of his being, but one he embraces to gain back the precious leverage the Georgians wield as their weapon of control: his younger sister, 152.Mzia Kostava is in shock. After fleeing her mafia family’s massacre in Georgia as a child, Mzia lives in secret, hiding from her enemies in the dark shadows of Manhattan. At age twenty-five, believing all her family is dead, word reaches Mzia that her brother Zaal is very much alive… and living with their family’s greatest enemy: the Volkov Bratva in Brooklyn.Yearning to be reunited with her beloved Zaal, Mzia risks her safety and anonymity for the brother she had mourned since childhood. But just as she reaches Zaal’s apartment, Mzia is seized and taken captive by a strange man, who is strong, dark, and brutal… Unyielding, he demands her utter obedience as he locks her away in darkness. He is highly skilled in torture and inflicting pain, and demands to know everything about her brother Zaal and everything about her. He is a man that’ll do anything to get what he wants.Sometimes love requires the sacrifice and betrayal of those held most dear. But is finding one’s true love worth committing the greatest sacrifice of all?
Review : Ravage (Scarred Souls #3) by Tillie Cole is now the third Book in that series that I read. Usually I am not into those dark reads and especially not anything mob/mafia related. But these books are different.
If I remember correctly originally it was the fact that the leads were numbered that got to me. It reminded me of one of my favorite series, which also has to deal with prisoners that were given numbers instead of names – ripping away their humanity. But those numbers are really as far as this comparison goes.
Unusual for Tillie Coles dark romance series in comparison to others is that the leads still have a compassion that the reader can feel. You get to know the before – the person that the leading character was before the Darkness descended – and the after – the killer you meet during the development of the story.
But additionally you can almost feel the compassion the second leading character is using to try to save the lead out of this spiral of violence. If you are looking for flowers and happy bunnies – you should stay far away from these books.
Because they are dark, deadly and dirty. – Ruthless, soulless killing machines do not make a nice beach read – but still there is so much compassion and love that it almost takes your breath away.
I am not sure how this author manages to create an environment where you as an innocent reader feel the need to step in front of a murderer shielding him from all the darkness. I am not joking – I honestly had moments where it was difficult to breath and my emotions were all over the place.