Hades Hangmen, Book 3
Synopsis: « 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.
Review: I waited impatiently for Flame’s story. I admit that this character is very different from the others and it is true that I was curious to learn more about him.
It was very touching to see Maddie and he turn around each other without really knowing how to act. They have both been badly marked by their past and they will try to rebuild themselves little by little. It will not be simple but they will be of great help for the other. This novel will allow us to learn more about Flame, to see all that led him to be the man he is today and it is quite terrible to witness all of this.
I really enjoyed the fact that we find Rider / Cain in a few chapters, to see what was happening. It was interesting to see him realize that his clan was not necessarily as pure as he thought and that he was aware of the terrible events that were going on there. I am curious to see what will happen after all that.
A war is looming softly but in the meantime our three sisters move forward and create a life for themselves. In any case, it was a very good novel, hard and terrible at the same time but I am always impatient to read more!