Title: Souls Unfractured
Series: Hades Hangmen #3
Author: Tillie Cole
Age Group: New Adult
Genre: Dark Contemporary Romance
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“For fractured souls are like magnets.
Drawn to collide into an impossible bliss…”
Labeled a ‘Cursed’ woman of Eve from birth, Maddie has endured nothing but pain and repression at the hands of The Order’s most abusive elder, Moses. Now living with her sister in The Hangmen’s secluded compound, finally, Maddie, is free. Free from the suffocating faith she no longer believes in. Free from endless years of physical and mental torment.
At age twenty-one, the timid and shy Maddie is content to live within the confines of her new home—safe from the outside world, safe from harm and, strangely, protected by the Hangmen’s most volatile member; the heavily pierced and tattooed, Flame.
The man who ceaselessly watches over her with his midnight dark and searing eyes. The man who protects her with a breath-taking intensity. And the man who stirs something deep within her numbed heart.
But when circumstances conspire for Flame to need HER help, Maddie bravely risks it all for the broken man who has captivated her fragile soul.
The Hangmen’s most infamous member, Flame, is ruled by one thing—anger. Plagued by haunting demons from his past, an all-consuming rage, and isolated by an abhorrent hatred of being touched, Flame’s days are filled with suffocating darkness, pierced only by a single ray of light—Maddie. The shy, beautiful woman he cannot purge from his thoughts. The woman he has an overwhelming need to possess…
… the only person who has ever been able to touch him.
Flame’s mission in life is to protect Maddie, to keep her safe. Until a trigger from his troubled past sends him spiraling into madness, trapping him in the deepest recesses of his disturbed mind.
His Hangmen brothers fear that Flame is beyond saving.
His only hope of salvation: Maddie and her healing light.
6 Flametastic Stars
Tillie Cole has done it to me again. She has taken my poor fragile emotions and completely ripped me to shreds and then built me back up again with this absolutely stunning tale of two broken souls. I cannot even adequately describe what I went through as I read this book. I can tell you that my blood was pumping, my heart was breaking, tears were aplenty and love radiated from me.
Souls Unfractured is a story that you need to experience and not be told about. The beauty in this story is living through the characters as the book unfolds and becoming invested in them and their journey.
This is not a book that can be read as a standalone. You need to get the glimpses of Flame and Maddie in the other books to truly appreciate their actions and what they go through together.
The injustice of Flame and Maddie’s youth is heart wrenching and it is only throughout this book that you get the sense of how it set a course for both of these characters’ futures.
Reading this story from Flame’s POV at times was hard. How he had been shaped to perceive himself and what he struggles with everyday almost broke me. But through it all, how he was able to accept his love for Maddie and the issues that he was able to overcome, all for her, has made him my favorite Hangman so far.
The compassion, empathy and unwavering love that Maddie displayed to Flame was beautiful. I loved how she was able to see a kindred spirit where all others saw something else. Her strength in times of turmoil was amazing.
As always when it comes to a Tillie Cole book, the writing was beautiful, the storyline engaging and the characters ones that you will hold in your heart long after you have finished the last page. I guarantee that when you finish this book you will sit there and be absolutely grateful that you read such a magnificent story of redemption, true love, believing in someone and the truth that you can overcome anything with your soulmate by your side.
I do need to warn you that this is a dark read and may have triggers for some readers. But if you can stomach it, I recommend this book to everyone. Tillie is the absolute queen of dark and damaged hero’s and capturing the women that love them.
So I want to thank you Tillie for honouring me with a copy of this book. You are amazing and a truly talented writer.
Tillie Cole is a Northern girl through and through. She originates from a place called Teesside on that little but awesomely sunny (okay I exaggerate) Isle called Great Britain. She was brought up surrounded by her English rose mother — a farmer’s daughter, her crazy Scottish father, a savagely sarcastic sister and a multitude of rescue animals and horses.