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Series: Hades Hangmen #3
Also in this series: Damnable Grace
Genres: Romance, Fiction, Suspense, MC, Contemporary
Also by this author: Raze, Deep Redemption, Damnable Grace, Damnable Grace
"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.
Dark Contemporary Romance.
Contains explicit sexual situations, violence, disturbingly sensitive and taboo subjects, offensive language, and very mature topics.
Recommended for age 18 years and over.
From the moment I was able to touch him, and he touched me, I was claimed. I have been his this whole time.
I have to be 100% honest. The only reason I am writing this review is so that my 2015 top ten reads post isn’t incomplete, that would drive my OCD crazy. I haven’t written this review because of all the books I’ve read, this one deserves so much more than the inadequate words I’ll produce.
Souls Unfractured is the third book in Tillie Cole’s Hades Hangmen series. This is an MC series that has pushed the boundaries on all levels — see, this is what I’m saying, I can’t find the words. Souls Unfractured was published on August 9, 2015 and on January 1, 2016 I still cannot give my thoughts and feelings words.
What are words? Sometimes the flick of a pair of eyes or the flush of skin reveals everything you need to know. Words can wound. Silence can heal.
Maddie and Flame are two completely broken people. Their lives have been fraught with ugliness and they both lived through hell. In many ways they were still living in their own personal hells. Somehow, someway, they were able to make a connection and find a path to each other.
And it had to be true, because in front of me was my Flame… and I was his Maddie. Two fractured souls made whole only by the other’s unconditional love.
We think of bikers as the big tough men, strong in all things, alpha and take charge. Flame is terrifying. He scares the heck out of his own brothers, a loose cannon, but he gets the job done. Meanwhile, he’s locked in a prison inside his own head. I’ve never had a male character impact me so much through his emotions and inner thoughts. I wept for him. Ugly crying, snot, hiccuping kind of wept. Maddie’s story is horrible, don’t get me wrong, but Flame? Flame had the power to break me down unlike any other.
I know I’m different. I know I don’t see the world like everyone else does. But I want to see your world, Maddie. Even if it’s the only one I’ll ever understand.
I know I didn’t give this book justice. I apologize for that, but it’s a testament to how powerfully it’s impacted me as a reader. If you don’t ever read another MC book or have never read one, the Hades Hangmen series is the one to read. You’ll fall in love with these men. They aren’t the everyday bikers in other books.