Goodreads Rating: 4. 36/ 5 stars
My Rating: ★★★★★/ 5 stars
Genre: New Adult Dark Romance
Publication Date: November 10th 2015
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
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…
It’s official. Tillie Cole becomes my new favorite author. Reap is a slow burning great dark romance and this book is darker than the first book. I became an emotional wreck on 221 / Zoal Kostova’s story. Raze and Zoal have a similar story, only Zoal gets to suffer more as he was subjected to more advanced drugs which trained him to submit on his master’s commands since he was a child. It almost erased his memories and it’s tragic.
Raze fulfills his promise to Anri (fighter 362) to save his twin brother and keeps him far from danger until he recovers. Raze’s younger sister, Talia Tolstaia was drawn to Zoal and she wants to help and free him from his demons. She wants him to feel loved. However, he’s their family’s rival and the Volkov bosses disapprove of him being part of their family.
Talia is a rebel. She’ll do everything in her power to keep Zoal. I love a strong, independent and caring woman like her. The ending of this book shook me because of the teaser for the next book. OMFG.