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HEART RECAPTURED (Hades Hangemen #2) by TILLIE COLE

heart recaptured

SYNOPSIS

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*

Heart Recaptured

Jointly Reviewed by Jenny & Gitte

J&G:  ✯✯✯✯✯ Stars

“You are my unattainable dream come true.”

There’s no doubt about it,Tillie Cole is a remarkable storyteller. The sheer brilliance and versatility of this author ensures we drop everything to devour her next read.  Never one to rest on her laurels, she pushes herself emotionally to bring us her story and Heart Recaptured only cemented our passion for her work even further. First off we must applaud Tillie Cole on the research she carried out to bring this story to fruition. It must have been exhausting!

When Heart Recaptured arrived on our Kindles, the ‘do not disturb’ sign was up, takeaway was ordered so we could immediately lose ourselves in the world of the Hades Hangmen and again, Tillie Cole did not disappoint!  

Did we love Heart Recaptured?  YES WE DID! Was it everything we’d hoped?  For the most part, ABSOLUTELY!!!! Tillie, you did Ky and Lilah proud!

‘She may have thought she was devil-created, but she was flawless. I was pretty damn sure if there was a devil, he had nothing to do with what I was seeing. That was all good, a goddamn fucking blessing.’

We were bursting to hear Ky’s story. Apart from the fact he has a filthy mouth, loves shagging, is a loyal best friend to Styx and possesses a fierce loyalty to his MC brotherhood, we didn’t really know much about him. Just who was Kyler Willis?? We certainly looked forward to finding out!

“I’m gonna make you feel beautiful, baby. And you’ll never be made to feel less than anyone else.

This story was at times tough. Bloody tough! It was evident Tillie Cole dug deep to tell Lilah’s story. Some scenes were particularly harrowing causing our hearts to ache and many tears to be shed. Tillie Cole, you broke us and we can only imagine how difficult it was to bring some parts of this story to life.

“We are all fallen in some way, Lilah.”

We first met Lilah in It Ain’t Me Babe when she was forced to leave the Religious Cult when mayhem erupted. The self-loathing and suffering this woman endured at the hands of those who should have protected her left us heartbroken. She was such a beautiful character who, despite the pain and torment she had suffered, maintained an innocence that was so endearing. A fragile young woman who found safety in the arms of a rugged, handsome, tough biker.  Ky is her unlikely saviour.

“I want to be unnoticed. I want not to exist in men’s eyes.”

Ky is completely entranced and captivated by Lilah. This man has never known love, thought women were to be bedded and discarded, a view he acquired courtesy of his father.  Lilah elicits such intense feelings in him. A mere smile from this woman can bring him to his knees and there is a desperation a need between them that is palpable. Watching Ky step up to protect Lilah had our hearts beating madly.

“You are caring. You are loving. You are my teacher, my protector. You keep me safe. Ky, you are my safety.”

Unlike Mae, Lilah never questioned her religious teachings and so a significant portion of Heart Recaptured is centred on the religious aspect of the Cult. At first we found this an interesting development, however there was a moment in the middle we began to feel as though the religious aspect was beginning to overshadow Ky and Lilah’s as well as Ky’s own story but being the talented author Tillie is, she pulled us right back, giving us an explosive second part that left us utterly breathless and reeling!

“Psalms are poems; you are mine. You are the embodiment of every divine word that could slip from my lips. I adore you, Ky.”

Ky and Lilah’s story was a gripping, passionate, unforgiving, heartbreaking and deeply emotional page turner.  Tillie Cole is able take us right into her story to a point where we feel, breathe and experience word! She doesn’t shy away from the difficult moments, doesn’t compromise her story nor does she wrap it up in cotton wool. She goes hell for leather, sending us on an emotional journey leaving us exhausted and reliving moments of of her stories again and again. An extraordinary author who constructs her stories and characters in a way that never fails to grip us, enthrall us and keep us coming back for more!!! Bravo Tillie Cole! You brought it lady!

“Get those fuckin’ lips on mine, baby..”

Now bring on Souls Unfractured next year!!! Flame and Maddie’s story promises to be a cracker and we know it’ll be one hell of a ride with the fucked up but utterly luscious Flame….

**Reviewed from an ARC Copy provided by the author with thanks**

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THE HADES HANGMEN SERIES
Contemporary Dark romance – Must be read in order

It Ain’t Me Babe Book One
                    

Heart Recaptured Book Two
                    

Souls Unfractured Book Three
                    

Deep Redemption Book Four
                    

Damnable Grace Book Five
                    

I Do, Babe Book #5.5 Novella
          


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