Featuring on this week's #ThrowbackThrusday is Author Tillie Cole's dark and riveting, Hades Hangmen Series (#1 and #2). The world of ruthless MC bikers meets the innocent "cursed" women of the cult is not for faint of heart but with the beauty at which the author entwined the love, pain, struggle and salvation is just soul-touching!
Title: Heart Recaptured
Author: Tillie Cole
Series: Hades Hangmen #2
Genre: contemporary romance, dark
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*
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“Hookers, drop your panties and wet those cunts. Your fucking sex god has finally arrived!”
“Pussies are to be licked good and fucked hard -never worshipped.”
“Heathen! Whore! Temptress!”
Mind you! Lilah’s head was a very VERY DANGEROUS place to be in! Every thought, every belief was painful to read, she is damaged beyond repair and lucky for us there was Ky to teach her ways about the outside world, gaining her trust and making her feel at peace. Their relationship grew beautifully throughout the story! It’s almost impossible to imagine two TOTALLY DIFFERENT people in every way possible are each other’s path to salvation.
Two words to sum up this story-HEARTBREAKINGLY HORRIFIC. It’s not only the abuse which Li had to endure but this poor girl right from her very young age was molested by men and throughout her life has been raped, even then she believes it is the only way to attain exemption and her rapists are her saviour??! An even with the protection of the hangmen she prayers for her “motherfucking people” to rescue her!! O.o
(I decided not to swear in this review but damn I hate this cult bullshit)
She goes on and on about being Satan’s creation, resents her beauty and how she’s not worthy of love! Her belief on the false preaching is so strong that she thinks world outside her commune is hell and that’s where Satan-spawned soul like her is doomed!!
WARNING: I’ve read dark books before, books about captive abused tortured heroine where their strength or spirit has been broken and they are forced to do things against their will to survive, living with the one thing to be saved is HOPE but Lilah’s has been programmed (brainwashed) in such a way that she never wanted to be rescued but wants to live in that hell which she calls her sanctuary. Believe me it was DISTURBINGLY PAINFUL READ.
Buddy read with my bestie Eda♥ Thanks for being a huge shoulder to cry on!! Muahhh :D