AH! It’s finally here! REAP by Tillie Cole, book 2 in the Scarred Souls series, follows on from the OUT OF THIS WORLD read that was RAZE! This time our broken boy is none other than 221. You will NOT want to miss this AMAZING READ! (And yes there are more shouty capitals to come 😉 )
Raised as a prototype for the Georgian Bratva’s obedience drug, 221 fails to think, act, or live for himself; he’s his master’s perfectly-crafted killing puppet. Standing at six-foot-six, weighing two-hundred-and-fifty pounds, and unrivaled in to-the-death combat, 221 successfully secures business for the Georgian Mafiya Boss of NYC, who rules the dark world of the criminal underground. Until his enemies capture him.
Talia Tolstaia dreams to break from the heavy clutches of Bratva life. She dreams of another life–away from the stifling leash of her Russian Bratva Boss father and from the brutality of her work at The Dungeon, her criminal family’s underground death-match enterprise. But when she stumbles upon her family’s captive who is more monster than man, she starts to see the man underneath. A powerful, beautiful, damaged man whose heart calls to hers. But sacrifices must be made–blood for blood…life for life…souls for scarred souls…
OMG THIS BOOK! There is definitely a common theme in every single review of this book which is one of pure excitement, astonishment and awe – it is THAT GOOD!
221 has been used as a human weapon from a young age. He’s been drugged, tortured and abused for years upon years and has no memory of his past. With no clue who he once was he only knows himself as 221, an obedient, undefeated killing machine. So when he’s freed by an unknown man who fights just like him, he doesn’t understand why.
Talia Tolstaia has had enough of her family’s life. She’s tired of the violence, the danger and the secrets, so she escapes to her family’s estate. But her relaxing stay there soon ends when 221 is put in the basement. She knows she should stay away, she knows he’s no good for her but she can’t seem to resist him.
After wishing for the soul shattering love that her best friend and brother share, has Talia found the man of her dreams?
I don’t want to ruin this book for you so I’ll keep this short. When I finished reading Raze I was left completely drained after experiencing every emotion possible and then left in a complete book hangover. I thought I’d be prepared for Reap after that but I was so wrong. There are so many ways of praising and describing how wonderful this book is I could probably write a book on it. It’s beautiful, powerful, addictive and utterly compelling. I loved our beautifully broken 221, I loved our strong heroine Talia and I loved the journey that they experience together. Once you start Reap, you won’t be able to stop and you certainly won’t be able to do much afterwards due to pretty impressive book hangover you’ll be experiencing.
I always know I’m going to fall madly in love with a Tillie Cole book, but she still manages to stun me and make me fall that little bit harder each and every time – Reap is a prime example.
BEST READ OF 2015 – Thank you Tillie
Read it for yourself here…
ABOUT TILLIE COLE
Amazon & USA Today Best Selling Author, 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.
Being a scary blend of Scottish and English, Tillie embraces both cultures; her English heritage through her love of HP sauce and freshly made Yorkshire Puddings, and her Scottish which is mostly demonstrated by her frighteningly foul-mouthed episodes of pure rage and her much loved dirty jokes.
Having been born and raised as a Teesside Smoggie, Tillie, at age nineteen, moved forty miles north to the ‘Toon’, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, where she attended Newcastle University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts honours degree in Religious Studies. She returned two years later to complete a Post-Graduate Certificate in Teaching High School Social Studies. Tillie, regards Newcastle to be a home from home and enjoyed the Newcastle Geordie way of life for seven ‘proper mint’ and ‘lush’ years.
One summers day, after finishing reading her thousandth book on her much loved and treasured Kindle, Tillie turned to her husband and declared, “D’you know, I have a great idea for a story. I could write a book.” Several months later, after repeating the same tired line at the close of another completed story, she was scolded by her husband to shut up talking about writing a novel and “just bloody do it!” For the first time in eleven years, Tillie actually took his advice (he is still trying to get over the shock) and immediately set off on a crazy journey, delving deep into her fertile imagination.
Tillie, ever since, has written from the heart. She combines her passion for anything camp and glittery with her love of humour and dark brooding men (most often muscled and tattooed – they’re her weakness!). She also has a serious side (believe it or not!) and loves to immerse herself in the complex study of World Religions, History and Cultural Studies and creates fantasy stories that enable her to thread serious issues and topics into her writing — yep, there’s more to this girl than profanity and sparkles!
After six years of teaching high school Social Studies and following her Professional Rugby Player husband around Europe, they have finally given up their nomadic way of life and settled in Calgary, Alberta where Tillie spends most of her days (and many a late night) lost in a writing euphoria or pursuing a dazzling career as a barrel-racing, tasselled-chap wearing, Stetson-sporting cowgirl… Ye-haw!