30 November 2015

Reap - Review

Reap - Scarred Souls #2
by Tillie Cole

What they say: 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... 

I received a copy from the publisher (via NetGalley) in an exchange for an honest review!

What I say: Reap is full to the brim of drama, angst and romance. It's dark and menacing and may contain potential triggers. It won't be everybody's cup of tea, but I enjoyed the action and the modern Romeo and Juliet elements.

221 is a warrior and a slave. He has lived in captivity by his brutal 'master'. He's been held under the influence of mind control. Talis is the determined daughter of a Russian Mafia boss, who resents being controlled by her family and is looking for the kind of love her brother Luca has (his story is in book #1 Raze).

I liked 221 aka Zaal and Talia. Talia's conflict was interesting because she shouldn't want Zaal, she should find him terrifying, but she can't seem to help herself. Zaal may be brutal but he seems to reserve his softer side for her and is willing to do anything to protect her. 

There are a lot of naughty moments, some of which made me blush, whilst some made me slightly uncomfortable. BUT it was the sweet, softer moments I most appreciated.

It was interesting to catch up with Luca and Kisa (don't worry no spoilers). I'm looking forward to a certain lady and her story coming up next...

3.5 Stars in my Sky!


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