Let's start off by saying that both these books need to come with heavy trigger warnings. If you have problems with just about anything that can be seen as 'wrong' or 'off putting', and I do mean anything walk away. These books are not for you. Tillie Cole does not shy away from the dark and disturbing. Specially in the first book.
She was a new author to me with Raphael and I absolutely loved the book. I have already purchased an older title by her.
I have been very much into dark romance lately and to find one that is so dark it can be uncomfortable to read, intense, creative, and yet also heartwarming and touching is not easy.
Raphael has more darkness and intensity than Jegudiel, not the character, but the book as a whole. Overall I liked Raphael a smidge more, but that is not to say Diel's book wasn't great, it was.
But they can still find love. Find a person that sees them for who they are and love them anyway. Someone that sees the pain, the hurt, the ugly, the hate, and is not scared by it.
All the brothers have something that marks them as different from each other and the the rest of the world.
Raphael gets his 'kink' out of strangulation. The length of the neck, the type of hair, all those things 'gets
Diel is out of control. He has a monster inside him that wants to kill kill kill. He is struggling so much to control the monster in him he has to wear a shock collar at all times.
I could tell you more about them and the woman that stand by their side, but I think that would spoil the story for you. Just know that these guys will freak you out and win your heart.