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…
In this second installment of the Scarred Soul series, we get the story of Zaal. Zaal is way more intersting that Talia but thats okay.
All the elements of the first book are here but thankfully with less sexual violence (though there is enough). You need to read the first book to be really compelled by this book.
This book is a lot of about healing. It is sweet and compelling in the middle of all the over the top and brutal world building.
The heroine does some dumb things but she is steadfast.
You want Zaal to have a better like and you want Luka (from Raze) to complete his healing as well.
The romance is a fated mate/star crossed piece but again the world building really strengthens every aspect of the book.