Series: Hades Hangmen 3
Release Date: August 11, 2015
Publisher: Tillie Cole
Genre: Dark Romance
Source: Copy provided for honest review
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.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.
When Tillie Cole writes I easily forget that I am reading the works of a single woman but feel like the characters themselves are telling me a story...
My collection of words will not be able to convey how truly complex this novel is, I just hope I can shed a tiny light on how brutally beautiful Flame and Maddie's story happens to be. The thing about this book is that I was having such a hard time letting it go and moving on, to be honest I didn't want to review it right away because I wanted to be selfish with this pair and allow them to live in my soul for as long as possible, but I think the entire world should be reading this series!
He was still the man who protected me. He was still the silent shadow that kept me safe. The man I had missed with the most incredible fervor.
These two have such a tortured past that serves as a daily reminder of just how broken their lives have become. Being as this is the third book in the series we learned of Maddie's past in the previous two books and the endless hours of rape that she fell victim to. Which leaves her frigid and afraid of anything and everything but from the sanctuary of her window she seems to hang on to the only constant that comforts her... Flame. Now he has always been a mystery to us, all we knew was that he was psycho, no more and no more less but experiencing his past but me in a rage! The things this ruggedly beautiful man had to live through do more than break my heart in half. There were multiple times when reading that I could only endure maybe 5 minutes at a time but every single word that was given in his regards is more than necessary to uncover FLAME.
My heart fluttered when I admitted to myself that I liked the way he watched me.
Even though Flame is amazing beyond belief I loved Maddie just as much, if not more I have a major girl crush on her. She was so selfless and adapted to any situation and just wanted to care for Flame in any way she could as if that were her life mission. Her intensity and loyalty to him just makes you happy and filled with pride.
Lastly, there were a few surprises that occurred one which shall remain nameless, but I can tell you that I am anxiously awaiting for Deep Redemption and to finally see if redemption can be granted to the so called villain.