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Reap (Scarred Souls #2) by Tillie Cole REVIEW

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Reap (Scarred Souls #2) by Tillie Cole REVIEW

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.

Review

This is the continuation of Raze and focuses predominantly on his sister Talia and the man that he rescues in order to honour his best friend who he fought in a death match.

Zaal, known as 221 has been a slave for twenty years and forced to kill brutally and without hesitation. Raze wants retribution and as well as wanting to bring the men down who kidnapped him and many other young boys to turn them into underground fighters, he wants to help the man who is the long lost twin brother of his dead best friend.

Talia is a Russian Mafia princess who is completely spoiled and rebellious. at first she is frustrated that her brother has bought this shell of a man, dirty and beaten, to their house in the Hamptons, but he intrigues her and can’t help but watch on the CCTV as he is locked up in the basement, withdrawing from the terrible drugs in his system.

It pains me to say this, but I did not enjoy this book as much as the first, I just did not feel a connection to the characters, in fact I felt that the heroine was extremely shallow and one dimensional. There was a huge case of the insta-love which did not feel believable to me, one minute she is feeling sad that she thinks she will never find her true love, and then as soon as Zaal turns up she realises very quickly that she loves him. A bit convenient I thought, I needed more build up in that respect.

The sex scenes were great, but I think Talia was more interested in getting off than actually helping this poor man with his mental heath.

Overall, I liked it but it wasn’t my favourite by this author. I really hope that the third instalment Ravage will follow a different format than the first two in order to make the romance element a bit more unique.

ETA – I have just read the blurb and it sounds really different, I am very excited to read it.

Reap is part of a series. A dark romance, told in multiple POV’s

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

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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