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Blog Tour ~ Heart Recaptured (Hades Hangmen #2) by Tillie Cole Review & Giveaway

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*

“You are my unattainable dream come true.”

Words that describe this story:


You know, every single time I finish a Tillie Cole novel, I have the hardest time articulating how much I love it. I don’t know how she constantly does it. The depth of information and emotion that went into this story is very apparent. Like “It Ain’t Me, Babe,” this story is unlike any other MC stories out there. This wasn’t an easy read. You will find some scenes tough to stomach and you will be shocked. And be warned: You will cry (but in a good way).

Pussies were created to be licked good and fucked hard – never worshipped.

Ky is the VP of the Hades Hangmen, and as an outlaw, he will not hesitate to kill those who threaten his club and those he cares about. Ky is beyond loyal. He is also crass; with a completely unfiltered mouth...I loved him instantly. He loves women and apologizes to no one regarding his promiscuous ways. It wasn’t until a certain Pilgrim blonde beauty emerged that things begin to change.

I stared at the girl reflected in the glass, my lip curled in disgust. She was beautiful; flawless golden skin, long blonde hair, cornflower blue eyes...a most impressive disguise. The creation of utmost evil.

Lilah is one of Mae’s sisters from the commune. All her life, she is lead to believe that she is a Cursed Woman of Eve. According to what she has been taught by her religion, her beauty is evil and lures men into temptation and into sin. Her beauty is a curse.

After being rescued from the Order, all Lilah wants is to go back. She believes her salvation can only be obtained within the walls of the Order. She doesn’t know anything about living on the outside; her new surroundings scaring her. But what frightens her the most is Ky – the man who captivates her.

No man can truly love a Cursed woman of Eve.
And no woman of Eve will ever have the love of a pure soul.

Because Lilah is Mae’s sister, and Styx will do anything to keep Mae happy, Styx orders Ky to teach and guide Lilah through her new surroundings. Lilah captivates Ky. For every smile she makes, he finds himself more enthralled by her. He finds satisfaction in teaching her and just flat out loves making her happy. She might be flat-out-crazy, especially with her bible-spewing-religious-loving-ways, but it doesn’t stop him from feeling protective of her. But can Lilah be convinced that Ky sees more in her than her beauty?

“Every single second of my life...because it eventually led me to you...it lead me to fall so deeply in love with you, Ky...the man who recaptured this bruised and battered heart.”

This story exceeded my expectations. Ky makes me smile just by being who he is. As for Lilah, she just broke my heart. Her life wasn’t easy and I kept up hope that she was going to find her happiness and freedom. After all the trials and obstacles these two went through, my heart is full knowing they found each other.

This was another masterpiece by Tillie Cole and like many others out there, I know we’re all looking forward to the next book in this series. Bring on FLAME & MADDIE!!

*Many thanks to Tillie for allowing me to Beta read this. It’s an honor *
I smashed through the doors of the kitchen. Hush and Cowboy were sitting around the table. Lifting their bottles of Bud in greeting, they then saw Lilah.
“Lilah,” Cowboy said with a smile as he tapped his Stetson. “Mighty good to see ya, darlin’.”
Lilah bowed her head and blushed. She probably wouldn’t speak now that they were in here and she’d just faced the bitch lickin’ twins. But I’d worked in the garage all day and I was fuckin’ ready to eat a cow, so she needed to get over that shit right the fuck now.
Turning to Lilah, I said, “‘Kay, sweet cheeks, this is a kitchen.” I looked around, hand on hips, and just started pointing at shit. “Table. Seats. Knives. Dishes. Sink… erm…” Her eyes were following my every move. Bending down, I ripped open a drawer and pulled some flat round thing with a handle. I lifted it in the air and stared at the damn thing.
“And this,” I said, staring at the thing again. “You use it to beat the fuck outta someone that don’t get your steak cooked fast enough.”
Dropping the iron whatever-the-fuck-it-was on the countertop, I turned to see Hush and Cowboy staring at me like I was stupid, then caught Lilah’s face, her lip twitching, and before I knew it, she started fuckin’ laughing.
“Shit, Ky! You ever cooked a meal in your life?” Cowboy asked.
“Never had to, so shut the fuck up!” I snapped. Then I picked up the black heavy thing again. “And what the fuck is this?”
A small hand wrapped around mine on the handle, and I looked down to see Lilah smiling up at me. “It is a cast iron griddle.”
“You know all this shit? Cooking and such?”
She nodded enthusiastically. “I am a very good cook.”
You are?
She laughed again. “Yes. It is a woman’s duty to prepare food. I was trained from a young child to cater to a man’s every need.”
“Damn. Perfect fuckin’ bitch right there,” I heard Hush say under his breath. He sat back in his chair, watching Lilah, waiting to see what she would do next. Lilah heard Hush’s comment and, seeing his attention, ducked her head.
Hush put up his hand when he caught me glaring. “Not making a move, only saying she’s one good bitch, so wind your fuckin’ neck back in, brother.”
Startled by a touch on my arm, I peered down to see Lilah with the griddle to her chest. “Do you have fresh ingredients?”
“Erm…” I turned to Hush and Cowboy. Cowboy pointed to the fridge.
Lilah’s eyes fluttered and I knew she was nervous. I gripped her chin between my finger and thumb, forcing her to look at me.
Taking a breath, she asked, “May I cook for you?”
You wanna cook for me?” I asked in shock.
She nodded. “Yes, very much so. I thoroughly enjoy cooking. It is my best skill.”
She was beaming bright red, and I had no idea why.
Then fuckin’ have at it, sweet cheeks,” I said, loving seeing that look on her beautiful face.
She nervously glanced to Hush and Cowboy, who were watching us like we were on some fucked-up reality show. “Would… would you like to eat also? I… I am used to cooking for many people. I do not know smaller-sized recipes.”
Hush and Cowboy glimpsed over at me, and I flicked my chin, telling them they could stay. This was the first time she’d really spoken to anyone outside me. It would be good for her to get used to my brothers.
Cowboy threw her a grateful smile. “Sure, darlin’. I could eat.”
Hush tipped his beer neck in thanks.
Lilah placed the skillet on the steel countertop and set to working in a fucking flurry of activity. Hush threw me a beer, so I joined my brothers at the table. They tried to talk to me, but I couldn’t hear them over watching Lilah’s face. She loved this shit. It was the first time she wasn’t playing with her hand, tightening her headdress or running that tongue of hers around her lips.
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. 
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  1. I love that Tillie is a North East girl like me following her dream.

  2. I like that she is from Great Britain and I am from the States so it is neat to read books based in GB.

    1. I love that she's Brit. The first book I read of hers was Eternally North where the heroine is Brit and I absolutely LOVED it!

  3. Have not yet read them, but I really am looking forward to it. I love Great Britain!

    1. Everything she's written is FAB! Hope you enjoy! :)