Sunday, 28 February 2016

REVIEW~ 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 fianc√©, 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.

Reap is being release in a few days and that gave me the push I needed to finally read this book and take it off my TBR list. I have been a Tillie Cole fan for a while and this just proved why I love her so much. Tillie writes superbly and draws you into her stories, Raze was no different.

Raze had my heart pounding like crazy and I honestly didn't know if I could survive some of the intense scenes. I lied, I survived and I did finished it.

From the first page into this story I just knew my heart would be tugged at. Raze is an exceptional cage fighter who is strong and deadly. I enjoyed seeing his determination in finding the one that put him in 'Hell' as Raze called it. His determination to find the person who condemned him lead him back to a place he did not know he belonged too.

I don't want to talk about this book too much because so many secrets, lies and connections with the characters were reveal. I would hate to spoil it for anyone however Kisa and Raze are just cute together. Their love is intense and never ending.
Overall, this is a must read story. It is gut wrenching, intense, unique love story. Expect guts and deadly cage matches. This book is not for someone with a weak heart.
Take a chance on Raze and watch him fight not only in the ring but to get his life back and get the girl he never knew he had. 


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