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Ravage (Scarred Souls #3) by Tillie Cole REVIEW

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Ravage (Scarred Souls #3) by Tillie Cole REVIEW

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

I have a strange relationship with this series, I absolutely loved Raze which is where readers are first introduced to the Volkova and Durov families of the Bratva of New York, and the bitter war between the Russians and the Georgians. Luka was the first of the survivors of the gulags, where men are trained from young boys to fight to the death, under the influence of a man-made drug that enhances their fighting instincts and suppresses their feelings of empathy or remorse.

When Tillie Cole announced that this was to turn into a series, I was eager to read about the other characters that were so tortured and brutal, and hopefully find a way out of their horrific lives.

Whilst I don’t mind the occasional instance of ‘instalove’ I am afraid to say that in the case of this series, it really doesn’t work for me, and I am finding as each book is published, that the speed of their feelings, and the lack of self-preservation from the female characters, are just a little too unbelievable for me to get past.

Saying that, the storyline is very good, and the sex scenes are top notch. If you are a fan of the suspense style romances, then this is definitely a series to get reading.

Ravage is the third book in a series which follows different couples. Cannot be read as a standalone. A dark erotic romance.

ARC gratefully received from the publisher in exchange for an honest review

Images featured in this review were created by me using stock images either purchased from deposit photo or from free stock sites.

About the Author

Tillie Cole

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.

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