By Tillie Cole
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*
Firstly you must read this series in order.
Deliah was one character I was not sure of but knew I had to read her journey before I got to Maddie and Flame’s budding connection – Flame just intrigues me and Maddie is like a broken bird waiting to fly free.
Deliah was a really interesting character to watch grow into a woman who wants love along with her faith but to be free of her beauty. She out of all three girls definitely has a spiritual belief that was really strong. She was probably was the most mind conditioned to the curse of her beauty.
Look there was only one thing that grated on my nerves in this story and that was the use of the term Bitch. I just don’t personally like it and whenever Ky referred to Deliah as that I hated it, she had been called names all her life and then to have him call her it just upset me.
Ky as a character is robust, headstrong, arrogant and all biker alpha male hence his use of calling all women bitches all the time. I probably felt more connection to Deliah than Ky in this story however when Ky showed his true determination in saving Deliah and showing her true beauty he broke down my barriers.
Deliah really goes through a transformation and I found the last quarter of the book incredibly thought provoking in the way the writer took her views of her beauty and how it transpired that path of her life and her faith. To say the way Deliah deals with her beauty is tragic, heart wrenching but showed an incredible strength that I never picked her for and what an amazing journey the writer took us on.
There are some particularly horrific physical scenes in Heart Recaptured that even had me taking deep breaths and praying for a miracle so you definitely need to be prepared for a heart racing finish to the love story that is Deliah and Ky.
I must add I appreciated that we learnt more of their life at the commune and more about Rider and where he disappeared to and what path he is being taken on.
At the end of this story I again pressed download to continue onto book 3 – Flame and Maddie will be the hardest story as I have a feeling these two broken souls will be the hardest story to bear.
Heart Recaptured (Hades Hangmen #2)
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