Review – Cole by Tijan


Cole by Tijan

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I’ve had to do a lot of things I don’t like to do. But I’m not as black as I’m painted. I’m human. I’ve got a heart in me. ~Al Capone

I just devoured Cole by Tijan Meyer in one sitting!!! Cole was INSTA-LOVE!!! I could not stop reading. My heart is still beating out of my chest. My pulse is still pounding. This story is still spinning around in my head. What an ADRENALINE RUSH!!! Cole is a roller coaster of a mafia romance, a hypnotizing and heart-racing ride of BREATHLESS BLISS!!!

The first few pages packed a punch to the gut where I knew Cole would be a hard-fought tale, one where hell would happen before happiness. My heart was GRABBED and STABBED. I was immediately in this story’s clutches as I was CAPTIVATED, CONSUMED, and CLAIMED. Mind racing. Heart beating out of my chest. Eyes wide in anticipation, ready to flood with tears. I FELL HARD AND FAST, I FELL IN LOVE WITH COLE IMMEDIATEY.

I was EXCITED and ON EDGE as Cole pushed me to the edge, pummeling my heart and searing my soul, as it transported me to a dark mafia world where I was held in suspense, swimming in a stupor. This story seduced me, word by word, weaving me into its spell. Cole bled into me, as I was bound to Cole and didn’t want to break free. Cole was already my adrenaline…my angst…my ache…MY ALL!!!

Beautiful and blonde, Addison, has been through hell and is taking life one day at a time, trying to keep her demons at bay.

Addison is not interested in dating, as she is still in survival mode. Life is pretty grey. Grey until Addison spots a gorgeous, powerful-looking man one night. A man who impacted her without words. A man she knew, perhaps her destiny, would change her life. 

This man, whoever he was, whatever kind of man he was, could affect me like no other in my life. Something had happened here, and I had a feeling everything was going to change. I just didn’t know if it would be for the better or the worse.

Another chance meeting and Addison learns that her heart-stopping man is Cole Mauricio. Cole is tall, dark, and handsome…and oh-so-dangerous. A powerful man whose power I felt through the pages. Cole is PURE PERFECTION!!! 

He was beautiful, like a fallen angel, but so lethal at the same time.

These beautiful words imprinted themselves on my heart, soaring all the way to my soul.
It’s instant chemistry, so combustible between Cole and Addison…so much more. 

“Do you know how beautiful you are?”

My heart skipped a beat. I couldn’t talk.

My heart skipped a beat too as these words were MAGICAL, MELTING ME. Cole tries to stay away from the beauty who has worked her way into his hardened heart after a few encounters, a few meetings that have changed his world though he doesn’t want Addison in his dark world. 

He stared into me, and for a moment, I felt like I got a glimpse of the real Cole. He was dangerous, mysterious, and mesmerizing, but he was more. Kind. Considerate. I saw a glimmer of someone who cared.

Mr. Mafia doesn’t want Addison sucked into a dark hole filled with danger and demons who won’t go away, but Addison is fighting demons of her own and Cole is the color to her grey days. 

“My life I can’t talk about, but this—you coming to me—is like a breath of oxygen. I can breathe again. Something pure among so much tainted.”

Together, they can help each other heal. Together, they can slay those demons. Together, they can be everything. 

“I’m going to help you become Addison once more. Just you. Just me. No one else.”

And then, his mouth touched mine, gently, tenderly, he did as he’d promised.

Cole will protect Addison at all costs, even if it means killing for her. 

Because of her, I knew I’d be more brutal. The need to kill was stronger than it had ever been.

When their worlds collide, it may be hard to stay together without falling apart. 

I should’ve run. I didn’t. I should’ve hidden. I didn’t. I should’ve cried. I couldn’t. I should’ve raged, thrown something. My hands never left my side. I should’ve done something, anything.

I LOVED COLE!!! Powerful…penetrating…PERFECTION. I was HIGH ON THIS BOOK, my addiction. Cole was my drug, and I could not get enough of this FIX.

Cole is a thrilling, twisty, and tender tale that made my pulse pound and my heart beat out of my chest!!! I felt the current of Cole flow through me, CRUSHING ME. I knew Cole would break me, shatter my heart into pieces, and that it did. Cole BROKE ME IN THE BEST WAY!

INTOXICATING, INTENSE, and INCREDIBLE, Cole is not just a book; it is SO MUCH MORE! Cole is a pulse-pounding and heart-racing mafia meets romance—a vibrant movie that played in my head—where I felt every word leap to life, my heart leaping to life too. My heart is still stuck in this mesmerizing and magnetic mafia romance, so thrilling yet tender, where it may stay forever.

It’s not a mafia story. It’s a love story.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5 thrilling and tender stars


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I shouldn’t have remembered him.
He was just a guy who walked through a restaurant. I didn’t know his name. We never made eye contact. There was no connection between us at all.
But I could feel him.
The tingle down my spine. The command in his presence. The snap of tension in the air around him. That was the first time I saw him, and I was captivated.
The second time was different.
He was in the mysterious back elevator of my apartment building. Our eyes met for a fleeting second before the doors closed, and I was staggered. My breath was robbed. My senses on high alert. My body hummed.
That was just the beginning.
He was the leader of the mafia. I was about to fall in love with him, and his name…
Cole Mauricio


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I didn’t begin writing until after undergraduate college. There’d been storylines and characters in my head all my life, but it came to a boiling point one day and I HAD to get them out of me. So the computer was booted up and I FINALLY felt it click. Writing is what I needed to do. After that, I had to teach myself how to write. I can’t blame my teachers for not teaching me all those years in school. It was my fault. I was one of the students that was wishing I was anywhere but at school! So after that day, it took me lots of work until I was able to put together something that resembled a novel. I’m hoping I got it right since someone must be reading this profile! And I hope you keep enjoying my future stories.



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