Title: Heart Recaptured (Hades Hangmen #2)
Author: Tillie Cole
Original Publication Date: December 13, 2014
Genre: Dark, Romance
Goodreads 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…
My Mini Review
Reading from Ky’s POV was so fun. I laughed out loud a thousand times at some of the stuff he says and thinks. I liked Lilah but, not as much as I loved Mae in the first book. Lilah was a little too “damsel in distress” and loopy for my taste.
A lot of the vocabulary used and the scenes described might be offensive to some but, for me– the dirtier and grittier, the better. Unlike the first book, the sex scenes in this one weren’t disturbing and didn’t disrupt the story line. They fit in at all the right times and they were actually quite arousing. Tillie Cole has such a way with words.
As for the action parts, they were never-ending! It seemed Lilah could NOT catch a break– it worked to keep me on my toes at all times! I won’t spoil it, but the surprising 3rd POV was crazy!! I was so excited during all of the fighting and plotting. I also enjoyed learning about Lilah’s and Ky’s past family lives… talk about heart-breaking!
I will definitely be picking up the third installment SOON!
My Rating: 5 out of 5
Dates Read: November 08-November 23, 2018
My Favorite Quotes
“Crazy damn Jesus freaks. Better to be on Hades’s side, the side of sin. At least then you know where you’re going when you meet the boatman. Don’t need to live striving to be something you’re not. And the best part of it? You can have a shitload of fun living all kinds of fucked-up wrong, but it feels oh so fuckin’ right!“
“Gotta take life by the balls at some point and squeeze those fuckers with the skill of a whore.“
“Don’t make excuses for living a shit life. It ain’t rocket science. You don’t like something, find something you do. Don’t like being around someone, stay the fuck away. Wanna change your life, then get off your ass, bitch and fuckin’ change it.“
“I think that love is love, no matter the flaws, or faith of the person you choose to give your heart to. We are all fallen in some way.”
“Fucking was easy. It was this intimacy between two people that destroyed your heart so you couldn’t see anything else but the bitch before you, giving you something you never knew you even needed.”
“I realized there was real beauty in the ugly.”
“Pussies are to be licked good, fucked hard– and always worshipped.”
“I had learned of late that someone who appears wicked on the outside, may actually turn out to possess the kindest soul of all.”