Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Review: Ravage (Scarred Souls #3) by Tillie Cole

*****5 Stars*****

I don't think Tillie Cole has ever written a bad book and this one didn't disappoint either!
194 is another victim to the corrupt underground mafia ring. Drugged by a metal collar to contain his memories and to make him a killing machine has turned him into a complete monster. Deep in his mind though he has one mission and that's to save his sister aka 152 from the sex slave life she has endured after they were both kidnapped as children. However his next mission from his evil mistress will change his life forever. 194 is sent to kill 221 aka Zaal Kostava, an old prisoner of his mistress whom escaped and killed her lover, but whilst scoping out Zaal he comes across a female in the shadows who is also scoping out Zaal's house. 194 kidnaps her and begins her torturing to find out who she is and why she was at Zaal's house, but what he doesn't expect is kindness and love as well as her true identity. Can beauty kill the darkness of the beast?
I didn't want to rehash to much of the story in fear of spoilers as there is a lot of hidden identity that comes to light where we can connect characters from the first 2 books to this one. This is another fantastic read from Tillie where it draws you in and keeps you yearning for more. We get to see all the characters from the previous 2 books Raze & Reap although if you haven't read those you would be mad not to do so first in my opinion. I found some of the Russian dialect heavy and hard to follow at the beginning so had to go back and reference from the previous books but it didn't spoil or take away my enjoyment of the book. I found 194's story to be seriously heartbreaking at times and so I had a sniff or 2 along the way. So all in all another great read from this author and another book to recommend.

Reviewed by Claire Lamb

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?

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