Book Review – Riot (Scarred Souls #4) by Tillie Cole


Stolen by the Arziani Georgian crime mob as a child, 152 was raised and conditioned to be a Mona—the most subservient of the Arziani Blood Pit slaves.

Gorgeous and kind, she has been and under the imprisoning influence of the Type B drug and under the command of the Blood Pit Master’s sister, Mistress Arziani, for most of her life, until the Master calls her back home to Georgia.

He wants her under his total control, and Master always gets what he wants.

But when 152 is gifted to the Blood Pit’s fearsome champion death match fighter as a prize, 152 suddenly finds out that the men who appear most brutal, may just own the kindest hearts. And love may be found, even when living in hell.

Freedom, family, love, 152 will have to fight for what she wants and ultimately make an impossible choice.


Expected publication: March 7th 2017


Wow- HOLY MOLY!!!! What an amazing ending to an equally amazing series.

From the very first book I read, I was fascinated by the idea of present-day gladiators. Human beings conditioned to be killers, fighters, and berserkers. Alpha males that felt so much RAGE in their blood that only ONE human could calm their volatile nature – their female.

I followed their journey from blood pits and fighting rings to their new lives and now to their well-earned peace. RAZE, REAP, RAVAGE and now RIOT. The journey was bloody,   filled with pain, and unimaginable horror but also heart-achingly beautiful.

Tillie Cole wrote books that stayed with me for more than a day. They lingered. Now, after I read the conclusion it’s hard to imagine that this incredible series finally came to an END.

In RIOT, two people who were utterly alone for most of their life, crossed path in the most horrible circumstances and realized they were more than just numbers.

When 152, a pleasure slave, was pushed into 901’s cell, events started to unfold that neither could have ever imagined.

901, a cold-blooded killer, uncaring, undefeated, with no discernible weakness was his Master’s priced possession, until 152 came along. As the renowned champion 901 knew his value and rattled his Master’s cage by refusing to play by the rules. To give him a weak spot, his Master found a way to make him comply by giving him the pleasure slave.

901 didn’t want to have anything to do with her and refused to give in, even so 152 was his for the taking. 901 understood, having a female for himself meant a weakness that could be exploited. But when he saw her suffer from the drugs in her bloodstream, it weakened his resolve, and he allowed himself to give her the release she so desperately needed.

Day after day 152 was brought to him, and gradually something deep in him changed.

Still, at the mercy of their Master, both were vulnerable to his machinations and helpless in regards of what was coming.

Even so they found each other at the darkest of times, they accepted their bleak destiny, but that didn’t keep them from dreaming about a life together.

Meanwhile in the States, former fighters Luke, Valentine and Zaal, were planning an escape that would finally bring peace to all of them. The question was, would anybody still be standing afterwards.



This book was fascinating, spellbinding, and a nail-biter. It all came to an END and the author couldn’t have written it any better. Fast paced with vibrant scenes that jumped off the pages, while deeply emotional and heart-achingly beautiful. RIOT had it all!!!!

It was hard to say goodbye. I just hope that whatever the author writes next will be as captivating as the Scarred Souls turned out to be.

4 stars

ARC generously provided in exchange for an honest review.

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