Serie: Hades Hangmen #2
Uitgever/Publisher CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform Op/On 13 December 2014
Genres: Dark Romance
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*
Warning: this book contains sex, drugs/alcohol or violence
Tillie writes her stories raw. As should be with a MC story and you notice it in the words she uses. Nothing is beautiful about a MC. She uses a lot of graphic words and a lot of curse words. Women are bitches, and it’s used as a common word, not calling a name. I love it, but the last point I made doesn’t sit well with me. Although she writes very show, which I loved. That kept me reading and reading and wanting to know how it ended. She wrote the story from the perspective of Lilah as well as Ky’s. This is very insightful, because now you can feel the story from both points of view.
“I love you, Li. You’re mine. My woman. My property. My fuckin’ old lady…my fuckin’ forever.”
My opinion of Heart Recaptured
I really had to get into the story. It was also hard for me to get to the end. It wasn’t the storyline, it was Ky for me. In part one I could really imagine how it must be to be Styx, but in this one I couldn’t relate to Ky. Probably because he overly uses the word bitch. I just generally don’t like that word, so I couldn’t understand why Lilah liked him. I didn’t feel for Ky as she did. I could understand her, though.
Somewhere, at around three quarters of the story was a huge plottwist I didn’t see coming. After that a lot of horrible shit happened. Those were really gruesome stuff and I read it mouth agape. I thought it made the story really strong and made me give it 4 stars. At the ending something else happens, but I’m not gonna tell you what it is. The story was well played. The word bitch was just… ugh.
I do have to add that I listened to a great part of the novel and I really hated the voice of the man who narrated Ky. So that could have something to do with my irritation toward him. Especially the way he narrated the women in the perspective of Ky. Maybe if I just read it normally, I would have liked Ky a whole lot more.
He always kept me safe. He would forever have my heart…even if I could never have his.
A really beautiful story
Review of part 1 in Dutch you find here!