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Heart Recaptured (Hades Hangmen #2) by Tillie Cole REVIEW & Excerpt

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Heart Recaptured (Hades Hangmen #2) by Tillie Cole REVIEW & Excerpt

Even salvation can be delivered through the love of the damned…

Beauty can be a curse.

Faith can be a cage.

Only love can set you free.

A few long weeks after being reluctantly ripped from the comforting embrace of her sacred prophet’s religious commune—the only life she has ever known—a terrified Delilah is thrust into a world enveloped by evil and swimming in sin.

Steadfastly devout in her faith, and retaining the deep belief that her soul is innately tarnished as a branded ‘Cursed woman of Eve’, Delilah is determined to find her way home to her people in The Order and away from the corrupt and damned outlaw motorcycle club—The Hades Hangmen—who hold her at their secluded compound for her protection—a ‘protection’ she strongly resents.

Delilah yearns to return home, convinced that only amongst her own people, and under the holy guidance of the Lord’s revealed prophet, can her Satan-spawned soul be truly saved. Conditioned her entire life to believe she is a witch… a life-long temptress… the devil’s whore… Delilah increasingly resents her beautiful face, her shapely body and her sensuous effect on men. But when a man of the motorcycle club—a deeply sinful yet stunningly beautiful man—is charged with her care, Delilah begins to see that this dangerous and moralless sinner from the ‘outside’ may offer her something she did not know could truly exist: unconditional love.

Kyler ‘Ky’ Willis loves his life: a daily abundance of brotherhood, liquor, the freedom of the open-road and—best of all—his pick of hot women. Raised a biker brat and now VP of the most notorious MC in the States, Ky has no shortage of club sluts warming his bed; a situation he takes full advantage of… until a certain blonde enters his life… a gorgeous pilgrim-blonde he can’t get out of his head… a pilgrim-blonde he and his club recently-rescued from some backward religious cult… and a pilgrim-blonde he’s been ordered to keep the hell away from and his whorish hands off.

When yet another in a lengthy line of drunken blunders forces Ky to reluctantly take charge of the pilgrim-blonde’s care, he realizes that there could be more to this woman than just supermodel looks and a stacked set of tits. He begins to see that she could be the woman who could do the impossible—tame his wild ways and capture his reluctant heart.

But the unyielding bonds of Lilah’s past are strong, her ‘people’ determined and, with a new Prophet in charge and hell bent on revenge, they are mightily reluctant to let her go…

Dark Contemporary Romance.
Contains explicit sexual situations, violence, disturbingly sensitive and taboo subjects, offensive language, and very mature topics.
Recommended for age 18 years and up*

Review

★★★ 3.5 Stars ★★★

 

Heart Recaptured starts off exactly where It Ain’t Me Babe finished – Styx, Ky and Mae rescuing her sisters from The Order, which is a Apocalyptic New Religious Movement that focuses on ‘the Lords Sharing’ and the degradation of women. When they free Lilah and Maddie, it’s clear that its going to be a long battle to help them integrate into the outside world. Ky is smitten with Lilah’s beautiful face and body, which is the very thing that she believes is her curse.

Lilah is unlike Mae in that she does not want to live outside of The Order, she hasn’t lost her faith and she truly believes that she is cursed, born sinful, and that her beauty is hers solely to lure men into temptation. From a young age she has been abused and hated for her looks.

Ky is the VP and best friend to The Hades Hangmen President, Styx. He is only interested in one thing other than his club, and that is getting as much pussy as he can. Bought up by his father, an original Hangman, he was told that ‘pussies are to be licked good and fucked hard – never worshipped’ and he has always lived by that motto.

Styx tasks Ky with helping Lilah learn about her new surroundings, it’s more of a punishment for treating her badly when she first arrives, but Styx would do anything to make Mae happy so he asks Ky to show Lilah what life is like outside the commune and be respectful while doing so. With her long grey dress and white headdress, Lilah is not like the club sluts that he is used to being around, but he soon finds that he enjoys talking with the pilgrim blond with blue eyes and big lips.

Lilah is finding it extremely hard being immersed in club life, it is her idea of hell but is confused when she realises that she feels safer than she has ever felt before when she is with Ky. She has been used by men in her commune and so when Ky doesn’t take her against her will, she feels protected.

Meanwhile, the club is involved in a war against the Ku Klux Klan and Prophet Cain (Rider) is creating a brand new movement in a merged commune – the only problem is that he needs Mae to fulfil his prophecies.

What I loved about this book was watching Ky and Lilah change each other, and see their feelings grow and evolve. There were some extremely difficult scenes that broke my heart and some equally beautiful moments that made me smile.

My only complaint was that there were far too many religious aspects and quoting from scriptures etc, I am romance greedy and would have loved to have had more of Lilah and Ky together and some more of the MC. I love the Hangmen and after reading this one, I am absolutely gagging for Flame and Maddies’ book. He is an extreme nutcase and I can’t wait to get into his head.

Overall, if you loved It Ain’t Me Babe, you probably won’t be disappointed and if you love to see a complete man-whore brought to his knees by a sweet and innocent (but slightly spunky) heroine, then this is the book for you. Less of the religious doctrine and I would have rated a solid 4 stars.

***ARC provided by author in return for an honest review***

Excerpt

Ky stalked toward me, his white shirt tight over his taut torso, his blue denim pants loose on his legs. As he approached, he ran his hand through his

messy long hair, chewing slowly on a small, thin wooden stick gripped between his teeth.

I could not speak, could not think, could not breathe. My free hand reached behind me, resting on a shelf to keep me upright. The smoky smell of Ky washed over me. My heart was frantic and my blood rushed through my veins.

Ky’s nostrils flared as he approached, his blue gaze drinking in the sight of my modestly covered frame. He did not stop three steps in front of me as the brothers were required to do in the commune. He did not keep an appropriate distance, as a man should with a woman in public. Oh no, instead, he closed in until his impressive height towered over my head, his chest pressing flush against my breasts.

I could feel his intense gaze. I squeezed my eyes shut, too afraid to face this devilish man. I lost all composure when he was near. He was crude, grossly promiscuous, and although my mind warned me of his evil and seductive nature, my heart betrayed my virtue and strived to have him close.

His beautiful face and body tempted me to take him into my body. He was my very own forbidden fruit, one of which I had to keep far far away.

About the Author

Tillie Cole

Tillie Cole is a Northern girl through and through. She originates from a place called Teesside on that little but awesomely sunny (okay I exaggerate) Isle called Great Britain. She was brought up surrounded by her English rose mother — a farmer’s daughter, her crazy Scottish father, a savagely sarcastic sister and a multitude of rescue animals and horses.

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