Heart Recaptured by Tillie Cole

Hades Hangmen, Book 2

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…

Review: I liked the first book although a certain barrier remained between me and the story. Yet I thought the theme was really interesting and original. It is not often that we find a mixture of bikers and sect. But, knowing the universe, I was curious to discover this second novel while following two other characters already encountered in the story and I must say that I had a great time.

We saw Kyler a lot in the first volume as he is Styx’s right-hand man and now it’s his turn to get to the front of the stage. We thus discover the adaptation of the Mae’s two sisters to everyday life, which is really not easy. It must be said that going from a very and framed strict sect to a club of bikers is quite extreme! Yet, the one who seems to have the most difficulty to put her faith into account is none other than Lila, the sister of Mae and Maddie.

It hurts enough to see that she can not believe that what she suffered was nothing but a terrible abuse of her. And despite the signs that shake her faith, she can not give up the ideas that have been taught her. Yet, little by little, she will open herself to the world, although with great difficulty, with Ky’s help. This man, who passed from one girl to another without taking a closer look at the girls, will also change at her touch, he will realize that he cares of Lila more than he thought.

It was very touching to see their relationship evolving little by little and yet a thin barrier still exists between them, on his side Ky does not believe that he can attach himself to another person and that they can’t have a real relationship together. It is also terrible to learn all the abuse she has endured since childhood. I already thought that the things Mae had gone through were unnamable but those of Lila? I will not even dare to say what it was. I wonder as Maddie is the one who was affected the most, what she had to endure …

In short, we follow the consequences of the first volume that will not necessarily be very simple and of course we will meet Mae and Styx while observing the evolution of their relationship within the club. It was a very good sequel and I am really curious to discover the story of Maddie and Flame now.




21 thoughts on “Heart Recaptured by Tillie Cole

  1. I’m afraid I still have to put my hands on the first instalment . . . But I do have her other series, so I might start with that one! Glad you enjoyed the second book in this series, though 🙂

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