Title: Heart Recaptured
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*
Author: Tillie Cole
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Ravage, Raze, Reap, Ravage
Series: Hades Hangmen
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: It Ain't Me Babe, Souls Unfractured, Deep Redemption
Source: Purchased for Self
Published: December 14, 2014
Genres: Dark Romance, Motorcycle Theme
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We know from the first book in the Hades Hangmen series the Mae ran as fast as her little feet would carry her from The Order, the cult she was raised in. Mae has never known anything different until she finds herself within the compound walls of a motorcycle club. Mae ran. Mae embraced change. Her Cursed sisters Lilah and Maddie were taken (forcibly rescued) from The Order. Lilah only wants one thing in life, salvation for her damned Cursed soul. From early childhood Lilah has been told that her beautiful looks make her a temptress, devil spawned. It is up to the cult elders to cleanse her of this. Lilah wants that purification. Sadly the poor girl doesn’t realize that the cults preferred method of cleansing is rape.
And then there was Ky. He was too much. He’s too crass. He’s too sexy. He’s too much of a whore. He’s too much of a badass. No. There was nothing that I liked about Ky. I honestly didn’t even like the way he treated Lilah. Most of the things he said about her seemed like he was making fun of her. The way the author put them together, spending time with each other didn’t work me. Styx has ordered Ky not to hook up with Lilah, to stay away from her. Styx then orders Ky to show her life outside of the commune & compound. Ky is tasked with showing Lilah the real world thus spending a ridiculous amount of time together.
I just didn’t get Ky and Lilah. From the rescue that took place in It Ain’t Me, Babe all the way through Heart Recaptured I never understood the attraction between the two. We know from the very beginning that Ky finds Lilah to be the most attractive woman he has ever laid eyes on. In my opinion that was it for him. In the end he still saw her as all kinds of mentally messed up he even makes fun of her over it in the way he talks about her issues. And truthfully Lilah is mentally traumatized by her upbringing. The things she believes (completely brainwashed from a very young age) keeps her from embracing her new life, a life in a death by violence motorcycle club with the club whore.
I have full intentions of moving on with the Hades Hangmen series. Readers are given enough backstory about some of the secondary characters that I’m left wondering how they will find their happily ever after. After reading this installment of the series I’m not as curious about Rider/Cain as I was at the end of the first book. He’s making some decisions just because they stroke his ego. This is also a series that I highly recommend reading in order. Cole does not do a whole lot of rehashing what happened in the previous book.