Monday, December 15, 2014

Blog Tour, Giveaway and Eliza's Review: Heart Recaptured (Hades Hangmen #2) by Tillie Cole

Title: Heart Recaptured

Series: Hades Hangmen #2

Author: Tillie Cole

Age group: Mature new adult

Genre: MC dark Contemporary romance

Release date: 14th December 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 prophets religious communethe only life she has ever knowna 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 clubThe Hades Hangmenwho hold her at their secluded compound for her protectiona 'protection' she strongly resents.

Delilah yearns to return home, convinced that only amongst her own people, and under the holy guidance of the Lords revealed prophet, can her Satan-spawned soul be truly saved. Conditioned her entire life to believe she is a witch... a life-long temptressthe devils whore... Delilah increasingly resents her beautiful face, her shapely body and her sensuous effect on men. But when a man of the motorcycle cluba deeply sinful yet stunningly beautiful manis 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 KyWillis loves his life: a daily abundance of brotherhood, liquor, the freedom of the open-road andbest of allhis 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 ofuntil a certain blonde enters his lifea gorgeous pilgrim-blonde he cant get out of his heada pilgrim-blonde he and his club recently-rescued from some backward religious cultand a pilgrim-blonde hes 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-blondes 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 impossibletame his wild ways and capture his reluctant heart.

But the unyielding bonds of Lilahs past are strong, her peopledetermined and, with a new Prophet in charge and hell bent on revenge, they are mightily reluctant to let her go...

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I have an admission, sometimes as a reader it’s very easy to become complacent about follow up books in a series such as this. We already have the background, have met it’s characters and it the nicest possible way sometimes it’s almost the same story being told; with just different people telling it. What i’m not afraid to admit is, in this case I was completely wrong. Tillie Cole not only made it a far more gritty story than the first but also so much more emotionally intense.

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From Mae’s telling of the story we already know the girls lived in horrendous circumstances. Forced to take part in “Sharings” they were “The Cursed” unclean, impure and spawned by satan himself. Lila being the most obedient and still being strong in her faith, finds life after the cult a struggle. An altercation involving Ky sees him tasked by his Club President and best friend Styx to help her with the transition, at her initial resistance.

I’m purposefully not going into the story, I think it’s best told through them. What I will say is that, I didn’t think I could find beauty in MC Clubs and Cults, but wonderful characters like Ky and Lilah made it happen. They are both incredible characters, I admired Lilah's strength and Ky's ability to love.

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ARC kindly Provided in exchange for an honest review. Thank You!!

Ky turned the key to the vehicle, and the machine roared beneath us. I expelled a shout of surprise and tried to find purchase on something to hold me still. What is happening?I shrilled, holding a handle on the door.Humor was back in Kys face and he said, One, calm the fuck down. The trucks just been switched on. And two, yeah, were leaving the compound. I aint cooking no damn food, and somehow, I dont think youll want one of my sluts doing it.
I do not want to leave the safety of these walls,I said in reply, trying my best to calm my frantic heart and ignore the comment about his sluts.
Ignoring me, Ky pulled a lever on the side of the wheel, and the vehicle moved forward and the gates began to open.
Ky reached down, patted my knee, and said, Tough shit, sweet cheeks. Lesson two, theres more to life than being caged in a protective bubble. You had it at that cult; now youre locking yourself away here. Gotta take life by the balls at some point and squeeze those fuckers with the skill of a whore.
My knee tingled from where his hand had touched my skin. Unused to these reactions, I prayed, Lord, give me the strength to do this today. Give me the strength to resist this sinful man.
So? You gonna shut the fuck up and grab those balls?Ky said, his eyes dancing with mischief.
I nodded and tried to appear relaxed. I could not tell him that my people would be coming back for me, Maddie, and Mae. I remained silent, ready to observe what was about to be revealed as the heavy steel gates opened, letting in the evil outside world.
As we rolled onto the road, I admired the large trees surrounding the small winding lane. This is what it would feel like to fly, I thought, the vehicle quickly gaining speed, the trees a flash of greens and browns to my unfocused eyes.
The world began to rush by so fast that my eyes could not fathom what they were seeing. As I absorbed Gods divine creation, for a moment, I forgot Ky was in the machine with me, that I was away from my people. For but a sliver of time, I forgoteverything.

Amazon & USA Today Best Selling Author, 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 farmers daughter, her crazy Scottish father, a savagely sarcastic sister and a multitude of rescue animals and horses.


3 komentarze:

  1. Looks like a good read and a good author. Thanks for the introduction to both.