***Contains explicit sexual situations, violence, disturbingly sensitive and taboo subjects, offensive language, and very mature topics. Recommended for age 18 years and over.
"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.
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.
First and foremost: TILLIE!!!!
Seriously. This woman can WRITE! Friends, I'm a bit embarrassed to admit that I've been in a huge reading slump. I had barely read in MONTHS and whats worse, I had no desire to do so. Being who I am, I tried picking up a few books by some of my favorite GO-TO authors and I couldn't do it. I stopped trying for a day and then I was browsing through my Nook books and came across Souls Unfractured literally at the same time Melody sent me a text suggesting I give it a try since I hadn't caught up on the series (one of the many reasons she's my BFF & BSM). Well, I am THRILLED to announce that I am now cured of my reading slump and I LOVED Souls Unfractured.
Going in I was a bit hesitant because although I always wondered about Flame as a character, I wasn't sure there was much to him. Shame on me. Of COURSE there was! Let me tell you, It Ain't Me Babe and Heart Recaptured were both tough reads because of the subject matter, but Souls Unfractured was especially poignant. What Flame has gone through as a character is so heart breaking and tragic and what Maddie went through is just as bad!
Although they're both damaged they grow so much together and in such a short time. It's so sweet to see it happen! They bring themselves out of the dark with love and new feelings! I can't wait to read the next books in the series.
To be honest, this is my least favorite from the series by A HAIR and it just has to do with what happened to Flame in his childhood. I still obviously really enjoyed it and I recommend it to ALL OF YOU! If you haven't been introduced to the Hades Hangmen then you need to get on it!
“What are words? Sometimes the flick of a pair of eyes or the flush of skin reveals everything you need to know. Words can wound. Silence can heal.”
― Tillie Cole,
“That beat, that new lease of life pounding within my chest? It is his. The awakening of my heart belongs to Flame.”
― Tillie Cole,