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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Throwback Thursday! Raze By Tillie Cole

To take back life, one must first face death...

One man stripped of his freedom, his morals...his life.

Conditioned in captivity to maim, to kill and to slaughter, prisoner 818 becomes an unremorseful, unrivaled and unstoppable fighter in the ring. Violence is all he knows. Death and brutality are the masters of his fate.

After years of incarceration in an underground hell, only one thought occupies his mind: revenge...bloody, slow and violent revenge.

Revenge on the man who lied.

Revenge on the man who wronged him.

Revenge on the man who condemned him and turned him into this: a rage-fueled killing machine. A monster void of humanity; a monster filled with hate.

And no one will stand in the way of getting what he wants.

One woman stripped of her freedom, her morals...her life.

Kisa Volkova is the only daughter of Kirill ‘The Silencer’ Volkov, head of the infamous ‘Triad’ bosses of New York's Russian Bratva. Her life is protected. In reality, it’s a virtual prison. Her father’s savage treatment of his rivals and his lucrative and coveted underground gambling ring—The Dungeon—ensures too many enemies lurk at their door.

She dreams to be set free.

Kisa has known only cruelty and loss in her short life. As manager of her father’s death match enterprise, only grief and pain fill her days. Her mafia boss father, in her world, rules absolute. And her fiancĂ©, Alik Durov, is no better; the Dungeon’s five-time champion, a stone-cold killer, the treasured son of her father’s best friend, and her very own—and much resented—personal guard. Unrivaled in both strength and social standing, Alik controls every facet of Kisa’s life, dominates her every move; keeps her subdued and dead inside...then one night changes everything.

While working for her church—the only reprieve in her constant surveillance—Kisa stumbles across a tattooed, scarred, but stunningly beautiful homeless man on the streets. Something about him stirs feelings deep within her; familiar yet impossibly forbidden desires. He doesn’t talk. Doesn’t communicate with anyone. He’s a man beyond saving, and a man she must quickly forget...for both their sakes.

But when weeks later, out of the blue and to her complete surprise, he’s announced as the replacement fighter in The Dungeon, Kisa knows she’s in a whole lot of trouble. He’s built, ripped and lethally unforgiving to his opponents, leaving fear in his wake and the look of death in his eyes.

Kisa becomes obsessed with him. Yearns for him. Craves his touch. Needs to possess this mysterious man...this man they call Raze.

Dark Contemporary Romance. Contains explicit sexual situations, excessive violence, disturbingly sensitive and taboo subjects, offensive language and mature topics. Recommended for age 18 years and up.

Raze was another one of those books that I have had on my kindle for a while, always being pushed further and further down my TBR list because of review tours or other books I had really wanted to read. Once again, I want to kick my own ass for putting off on reading this one.

Raze is brutal. Raze is heartbreaking. Raze is out for revenge. Raze doesn’t remember his past but something keeps him needing that revenge. From the very beginning my heart was torn into shreds when Raze would dream about what he has lived through. His vengeance, his need of revenge is what has helped keep him as one of the most brutal of fighters. Even if he can’t remember why he has to have it, he will stop at nothing to do it. When he saves a woman from being attacked, little did he know it was his soul’s way of finding it’s way back home. Slowly Raze begins to remember more of his past with the help of Kisa, the woman who calms the darkness inside of him.

Kisa lost the other half of her soul mate when he was killed so many years ago. Since then, she has been with a sadistic, brutal and abusive man. She is a Bratva princesses and he is one of her father’s best friends sons. What she suffered through had me in tears on more than one occasion. When she is first saved by Raze she feels this connection from the start, little does she know that her savior hold more than just her gratitude in his hands.

I had tears in my eyes more than once. I cried for everything that Raze had been through. I cried for Kisa each and every time she was hurt. I cried for time lost, I cried for their pain. Maybe this makes me brutal or dark but each and every time that Raze fought so brutally and won, I cheered. I cheered because he was one step closer to his revenge. I cheered when he was one step closer to knowing his past. I cheered because the blood he spilled kept him alive for Kisa.

This is not a happy go lucky, rainbows and unicorns type of book. It deals with abuse, rape, death, blood, and lies. But it also deals in finding the truth. It deals with finding that lost piece of your soul mate. It deals with love. It deals with healing. Raze is a book that will hold a piece of itself in my soul. Don’t let the darkness of the book keep you from reading it, because Raze will destroy you but it will also heal you and it is one you need to read.

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