Heart Recaptured by Tillie Cole

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Posted April 17, 2019 by Leona Woolfolk in Book Reviews, Books / 1 Comment

Heart Recaptured by Tillie ColeHeart Recaptured by Tillie Cole
Series: Hades Hangmen #2
Published by Self-Published on December 13, 2014
Genres: New Adult Romance
Pages: 503
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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Also by this author: Raze, It Ain't Me, Babe, Souls Unfractured, Deep Redemption, Sweet Hope, Reap, Sweet Soul, Ravage
Also in this series: It Ain't Me, Babe, Souls Unfractured, Deep Redemption

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...

Heart Recaptured by Tillie Cole has been all I could think about since I’ve read It Ain’t Me, Babe (review). Would I have liked to read Ky and Lilah’s story first instead of Flame and Maddie’s story? No, but with the books that Tillie Cole produces I’ll take them however they come.

The topic I’m getting ready to talk about is very sensitive for me, so bear with me…

My dislike of Lilah’s character had a lot to do with how she coped with everything around her. The heart of her character was very prideful and judgmental, since she couldn’t see this about herself she pointed it out in everyone else. She was so adamant about this “faith” that she believed in even when her loved ones were fatally harmed, or even suspected that things were not right in the way they were living in the Commune. If the author had paired her with Flame he would’ve slit her throat and would’ve been done with her holier than thou attitude and brainwashed mentality, but she didn’t (thank goodness, Flame is for Maddie only) she instead paired Lilah with Ky (perfect couple).

Did I sympathize with Lilah’s character, absolutely! Maybe if I’m being truly honest with myself I will recognize that I disliked Lilah for the simple fact that she treated Mae like trash because she chose to leave and embrace a life outside of the Commune. Do I detect judgement?? Ah YEAH!!

Enough about Lilah, let’s get to Ky.

When it’s first known that Ky has a 10-inch penis that fact then starts to be repeated almost every other page until it became irrelevant and almost intrusive to the story. I got it, he’s huge, let’s move on.

I loved Ky, and I wasn’t expecting to because he wasn’t my favorite character in It Ain’t Me, Babe. He was the perfect man to deal with Lilah and all her craziness. Together they were perfect but apart they were barely tolerable.

The moment everything hit the fan, Lilah again clings to what she learned while living in the Commune as if it was a comfort blanket. She also does something incredibly stupid, I didn’t like it (understatement of the year), but I understood her motives. It took some time but she eventually got her head outta her butt before…NO SPOILERS!!

Note: I’m starting to feel myself wanting to go deeper into the story and if I do so there will be spoilers and that’s not what I’m about here, so I’m going to conclude :).

Heart Recaptured by Tillie Cole had some really golden moments that made up for all the irritating. I loved this book, I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to read this before it’s been published.

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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!

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