Also in this series: It Ain't Me, Babe, Heart Recaptured
Series: Hades Hangmen #3
Published by Self Published By Author on August 11 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Motorcycle Clubs, Dark Romance
Source: Self Purchased
Reading Challenges: Bad Boys of Romance 2019
"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.
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.
Souls Unfractured is a book I have been really excited for ever since we are introduced to Maddie and Flame in book one. I have really come to admire this series quite a bit and Tillie Cole has done wonders with these books although I will warn you there are some triggers in these books because this author does deal with some tough situations that won’t be for everyone, but I love how realistic these books feel and really give a voice to those whom many don’t know about.
“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.”
Soul’s Unfractured is the third book in the Hades Hangmen series and is packed with so much emotion. In begins with seeing their first meeting and then skips to the present. Flame has recently recovered from a bullet wound, and is back to protecting Maddie outside her cabin. Both Flame and Maddie crave each other and want what their friends have with each other, however there is one problem they both have a hard time with touch.
Maddie was raised in a religious cult where she was abused, demeaned and raped most of her life. Flame wasn’t treated any better. (we aren’t sure the details of his condition but I am guessing it was close to being Autistic)
I know I’m different. I know I don’t see the world like everyone else does. But I want to see your world, Maddie. Even if it’s the only one I’ll ever understand
His father believed him to be mad and possessed and Flame was tortured and raped by his own father and lived in a cellar when he was only seven years old. He was eventually rescued by the Hades Hangmen MC and he became one of them. He and Maddie really want each other but there is also something that is keeping them from being together, their own fears of their past. But there is a strong connection between them and as Maddie is the only one that can calm down the beast that rages inside of Flame, Flame is the only one that makes Maddie feel alive after all the years of abuse…Flame and Maddie are able to help heal each other’s wounds and find a beautiful love together….
Flame, you saved me from him. From that life… from never knowing what it was like to hold hands. To kiss and to make such sweet love that it still feels like a dream. You have no idea how special you are to me.” Maddie held up our joined hands and said, “Even now, looking at these hands, I am terrified this is all in my head, that being here with you, is just another fantasy that will never be realized. That I am sitting at my window, sketching a future I pray will happen, before I blink and discover it is all in my head, that I must be content to simply watch you from afar
I adores Soul’s Unfractured and I think Its a tie with book one, although better than book one. I adored Flame and Maddie’s book although this is a beautiful story and displays so much strong emotion that I just fell in love with it. This book really tore my heart out though just because of how emotional their romance gets here. My heart broke for these two but I adored seeing their bond grow and the way that these two work past their fears and overcome that keeps them from having a relationship together. Tillie Cole did a wonderful job with this story and boy I became so emotionally invested in this book and wanted them to find some closure and really find what they need to heal and build a good life together. We see their ups and their down and seeing how strong these two are and how courageous they are to overcome their traumatic pasts and take a leap of faith in each other.
Seeing their journey isn’t easy for the reader, there are some really tough topics that we see our characters struggle through, but they do get through it….and they do it together. What really impacted me in this book was the teamwork that these two put in. Because it takes them both learning the value of trust and honesty that really brings them the closure that they need.
I used to wonder how two people—one broken girl, and one broken boy—could ever move on from their dark and tortured pasts. But now I know. Together, that’s how. They fight their way through… together.
They have a beautiful connection that speaks to the soul and you can feel it from the beginning but seeing them grow in their relationship and seeing them take that important step in wanting more than just looks between each other, this is the monumental turn for the both of them and we see so much emotional growth that forms and seeing this journey that these both go on is breathtaking and so heartfelt in so many different ways. A MAGNIFICENT LOVE TALE!