Review: Souls Unfractured by Tillie Cole ♥

Saturday, September 5, 2015

"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.
Just… free…
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.**

My Review:

This book was every bit heart breaking as the others- if not more. Flames is one of those characters that you meet in the beginning of a book series and you are so intrigued to figure out what his story is. This "psycho" that laughs like a maniac every time he kills and hisses in arousal when he cuts himself and watched his wounds bleed. I knew that whatever his story was- it was going to mess me up on a whole new level.

For the record, I was right. I would have never been able to guess what was done to him. It was so much more than I could have imagined. Some parts of this book were so intense that I had to put it down. The ways in which he was abused- physically and mentally- were horrifying. The part that hurt me the most was his internal dialogue. How often he thought about how he couldn't talk to his Maddie because he wasn't right in the head, because "he was a retard" because he was a lot of things that he most definitely was NOT. All he ever heard growing up was how poisonous he was, how he couldn't touch anyone because anyone he touched wound up hurt or even worse, dead.

I knew from the very first time Maddie and Flame saw each other, they were going to break my heart 7 ways to Sunday. Maddie is so gentle and nice to everyone around her but she doesn't trust easily at all, which is definitely understandable considering what her and her sisters were forced to endure as kids. However, something about Flame drew her in and vice versa. They both knew that they held the other persons calm in their hands. Flame made Maddie feel safe just by being near her and Maddie calmed the Flames inside him.

They were exactly what one another needed to feel calm and free from the recklessness and the unbearable memories that constantly haunted them so much so that they couldn't sleep at night. They could say so much to one another without ever having to utter an actual word and that itself means more than anything for these two. I loved their story, I loved watching them get closer and closer until they could finally hold hands. It was just beautiful- it was everything and honestly can't wait to get my heart broken yet again by Tillie Cole with Cain's I just have to wait.

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