“And it had to be true, because in front of me was my Flame… and I was his Maddie. Two fractured souls made whole only by the other’s unconditional love.”
I thought the first two books were heartbreaking! I was wrong! This one gutted me! IT. GUTTED. ME. I TELLS YA! I cried… a lot! It was emotional. Flame and Maddie’s story is one that I will never forget. This is my favorite book so far in the series. I loved it so much!
Flame, our troubled but lovable hero has become my new book boyfriend! He projects violence, but with Maddie, he looked at her with nothing but adoration. He believes Maddie calms the flames running their his veins. These two have been through a lot of shit and reading their story was not easy, yet I also felt so much hope.
“He had midnight eyes. Was pierced. Tattooed. Strong. And filled with pure rage. But he was mine. And when he was mine, he was gentle, caring, and just as broken as I. And I adored that it was me who got to witness that side of him, and me alone.”
The scene where Flame lets Maddie touch him? Yep, I was crying a river, folks! It was such a huge step for them. Watching them overcome their fears, it made me so happy that the tears just started flowing. He believes she calms the flames within him. Together they chased away the demons from their pasts.
“I held you, and you held me.” Her hands moved and gestured down her body. “And your touch did not harm me. The flames you believe run in your veins, did not engulf me. Instead, you gave me life. You gave me back my light.” Another tear fell down her cheek, and she whispered, “You, Flame. My Flame. My tortured boy. You gave me life and light.”
Flame may not be good with words and feelings but his actions say it all. This man stole my heart and I don’t want it back!
“But fuck, Maddie, I know this. I fucking love you. You fucking saved me. You fucking understand me. And you’re fucking mine.”
Tillie Cole, you are the best! I. LOVE. YOU, WOMAN! You know just how to tear my heart apart and put it back together! This book was everything!