Monday, 15 June 2015

Heart Recaptured (Hades Hangmen #2) by Tillie Cole

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Print Length: 503 pages
  • Publisher: Tillie Cole LLC (13 Dec. 2014)
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*

Cover: I love how similar this cover is to the first one.  I think they're beautiful.

After finishing book one, It Ain't Me Babe, and loving it, I needed to read the second book straight away.
Lilah is Mae's sister.  After being taken away from the compound and trying to adapt to the world outside as well as living in a Motorcycle Club.
Unlike Mae, Lilah didn't want to leave the compound- believing what the false prophets told her, that she's an evil temptress sent from the devil to tempt men to fall.  She wants her soul to be saved, and wants to go back.  So finds adjusting to living outside of it difficult.
Kyler- the MC vice president is charged with teaching Lilah about the world.  And sparks fly.
But can anything happen between them when for her whole life Lilah has been used and abused, told that she is an evil temptress, and Kyler's father taught him his man-whoring ways, taught him that women are to be enjoyed but not worshipped or loved.
I really liked Kyler and Delilah- two people that on paper, really shouldn't work. But do.  Brilliantly.
There were parts of this book that were really dark.  So much so that it made for some really hard reading in places.
Over all, I loved it.  Not quite as much as the first book, but it was still fantastic.
4.5/5 stars.

Read from February 16 to 19, 2015

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