Book Review-Heart Recaptured by Tillie Cole

Book Review-Heart Recaptured by Tillie Cole

Book Review-Heart Recaptured by Tillie ColeHeart Recaptured by Tillie Cole
Also in this series: It Ain't Me, Babe, Souls Unfractured
Series: Hades Hangmen #2
Published by Self Published By Author on December 13, 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Motorcycle Clubs, Dark Romance
Pages: 503
Format: eBook
Source: Self Purchased
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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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So Heart Recaptured is a wonderful book and continues on the Hades Hangman series. Now, this author writes dark romance and there is subject matter that won’t be for everyone. So fair warning that it does have some trigger warning but I do admire what this author has done with the idea of this series with a blend of a MC and dealing with religious cults and many things we see have happened in real life and I love it when authors bring attention to situations that not many are aware of, but it can be difficult to see this happen.

In Heart Recaptured we have Delilah or also likes to be known as “Lilah” and where she and her sister have been rescued. Lilah however never wanted to be rescued. She grew up in the culture of the religious cult, and she did have a family, but when her father and childhood friend attacked her sexually, she was viewed as “evil” and was sent away. But her faith is all that she knows and believes in and she doesn’t know how to handle Ky’s attention or the Motorcycle Club, its so different from anything she has ever known and she fears the outside. When Ky is instructed to help Lilah adapt to her new life, there begins to have some genuine emotion between them form and a close bond develops between them but her old lifestyle and her new life will come to battle with each other and Lilah will have to make a difficult choice…

“Ky, my heart…it beats for you. My lungs, they breathe for you. My soul…”
Ky’s eyes filled with emotion as I spoke.
“What sweet cheeks? Tell me,” he asked, a hint of desperation in his voice.
“My soul…belongs to you. You saved me, baby. You wanted me for the me inside. Even looking like this, you make me believe I am enough.”

I adored this story quite a bit, although not quite as much as book one and mostly because there is more crude language from the hero that I didn’t care for. In the MC culture, it probably isn’t that offensive, but it just rubbed me the wrong way so be warned that the language might be too strong at times although it does soften towards the end. The heroine was way more entrenched into the faith than the other two sisters so we see how she really battles with herself much more than the other women have. I did enjoy seeing her find what Christian Faith really is all about and leave behind the lies that she has been told all of her life.

“I love you, Li. Christ, I fuckin’ love you,” he confessed. I could hear the disbelief and shock laced in his voice. My heart swelled and I began to think of a life with him. A life far from all I had been taught was true, but my soul was attached to his…joined, melded with his.

And it was quite interesting seeing the biggest playboy of the MC, fall head over heels in love with Lilah. And we see a different side to his character and seeing Ky show her what life can really be and embrace it was very enchanting and tugs you instantly into their story and you just don’t want to let go and whew….the last part of the story gets pretty intense though and not what I quite expected and Tillie Cole always can get my heart rate up and kept me fully engaged in the story and definitely a thrilling quick read to endear the reader in ways you don’t imagine will happen. A TRUE ADVENTURE!


About Tillie Cole

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 farmer's daughter, her crazy Scottish father, a savagely sarcastic sister and a multitude of rescue animals and horses.
Being a scary blend of Scottish and English, Tillie embraces both cultures; her English heritage through her love of HP sauce and freshly made Yorkshire Puddings, and her Scottish which is mostly demonstrated by her frighteningly foul-mouthed episodes of pure rage and her much loved dirty jokes.

Having been born and raised as a Teesside Smoggie, Tillie, at age nineteen, moved forty miles north to the 'Toon', Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, where she attended Newcastle University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts honours degree in Religious Studies. She returned two years later to complete a Post-Graduate Certificate in Teaching High School Social Studies. Tillie, regards Newcastle to be a home from home and enjoyed the Newcastle Geordie way of life for seven 'proper mint' and 'lush' years.

One summers day, after finishing reading her thousandth book on her much loved and treasured Kindle, Tillie turned to her husband and declared, "D'you know, I have a great idea for a story. I could write a book." Several months later, after repeating the same tired line at the close of another completed story, she was scolded by her husband to shut up talking about writing a novel and "just bloody do it!" For the first time in eleven years, Tillie actually took his advice (he is still trying to get over the shock) and immediately set off on a crazy journey, delving deep into her fertile imagination.

Tillie, ever since, has written from the heart. She combines her passion for anything camp and glittery with her love of humour and dark brooding men (most often muscled and tattooed – they’re her weakness!). She also has a serious side (believe it or not!) and loves to immerse herself in the complex study of World Religions, History and Cultural Studies and creates fantasy stories that enable her to thread serious issues and topics into her writing -- yep, there's more to this girl than profanity and sparkles!

After six years of teaching high school Social Studies and following her Professional Rugby Player husband around Europe, they have finally given up their nomadic way of life and settled in Calgary, Alberta where Tillie spends most of her days (and many a late night) lost in a writing euphoria or pursuing a dazzling career as a barrel-racing, tasselled-chap wearing, Stetson-sporting cowgirl... Ye-haw!