Welcome to today’s stop on the blog tour for Heart Recaptured by Tillie Cole! Check out my review, an excerpt and a fantastic giveaway below!
OMG. OMG OMG OMG!!!! This. Book. I freaking LOVED it!! I’d been in an MC funk for a while – I just couldn’t find one that would hook me in, and then I got to reading Heart Recaptured and BAM. I fell instantly in love with this one. I really enjoyed the first book, It Ain’t Me, Babe, but it was Heart Recaptured that sold this series for me. I loved everything about this book: the writing, Ky, Lilah, the Hades Hangmen, Flame(!!!)… there was nothing I didn’t adore!
We know from the previous book that Lilah, Mae, and Maddie have been taken in by the Hades Hangmen MC, and while Mae has adjusted well (with the help of her man Styx), Lilah and Maddie are still completely out of their element. They’ve been taken away from the Commune and from everything they’ve ever known. Lilah is the one who holds the strongest onto the Commune’s beliefs. My heart went out to this girl – she believes so poorly of herself because all she’s ever been told is that she’s cursed and that she isn’t worthy of anything. It’s frustrating that Lilah is so rigid in her beliefs, but I could understand where she was coming from. She never knew any differently, she never thought she deserved anything better, and she’s not accepting of the new life she’s been given. She detests the Hangmen, believing them full of sin, but everything changes once she meets Ky.
I lost all composure when he was near. He was crude, grossly promiscuous, and although my mind warned me of his evil and seductive nature, my heart betrayed my virtue and strived to have him close. His beautiful face and body tempted me to take him into my body. He was my very own forbidden fruit, one of which I had to keep far far away.
Ky, this beautiful, loving, amazing man… is the ultimate manwhore. I should have hated him, because manwhores are just blah for me, but Ky has so many redeeming qualities that I instantly forgave him for his manwhoring ways. As the VP, Ky gets a lot of attention from the club and from women, but no one has ever held his attention like Lilah has. The instant he sees her, he wants her but he’s been told to keep his hands off her. It doesn’t help that he’s in close proximity with her all the time, especially since he’s been tasked to assimilating her to life outside the Commune.
As Lilah adjusts to the MC life, she learns more about Ky, and what she learns, she likes. And, of course, it’s easy for her to fall for Ky and his loving, protective ways. He teaches her that she’s worth so much more than she believes and he teaches her to love herself. As for Ky, the more he spends time with Lilah, the more he wants her – and not just for sex. He wants her body, her heart… everything.
Fuck me, but she had me enthralled. I was eating, sleeping, and breathing for this very beautiful but very broken bitch.
I honestly LOVED the way Tillie Cole makes Ky and Lilah fall in love. It’s slow and sweet, but still full of hot chemistry. I love that they are so taken aback by the love they come to feel for each other, because they’ve never felt like that for anyone. I could just FEEL the love that grows between them and it swept me away.
“I’m gonna make love to you, Lilah. I’m gonna take you as mine, possess you. ‘Cause there ain’t no one out there… no one else who could do this to me but you.”
Ky will literally do ANYTHING for Lilah and oh… I adored how fierce his love is. He may never have experienced love before, but once he falls, he falls so hard. I. Love. Ky!!! And his sweet, sweet words!
“I love you, baby. We’re gonna get you through this, ’cause, fuck, you deserve more to life than you’ve been getting. You deserve to be happy with me.”
Aahhhhh, you just can’t not love Ky!
Unfortunately, the leaders of the Commune are still after the girls, Mae specifically. We get to see more of Rider, who will be getting his own book. It gets crazy intense, because when someone’s after the Hades Hangmen’s women, the club will stop at nothing to keep their women safe and protected.
Another thing I loved about Heart Recaptured… Flame and Maddie!!!! I am just SO excited for their book after reading Heart Recaptured. Flame is the most alpha, obsessive, protective man over Maddie, and it was sooo good to read! I was grinning every time Flame was worried or protecting Maddie in his own way. I need their book so bad!!
Heart Recaptured is the perfect dark, MC read. I was utterly addicted from start to finish – I couldn’t put this book down! If you’re looking to read an MC series, I must recommend the Hades Hangmen series. These books will sweep you away and have you addicted and begging for more.
Quotes are taken from the arc and are subject to change in the final version.
Now here’s an excerpt from Heart Recaptured! ❤
Reading Order: Hades Hangmen series
#1 ~ It Ain’t Me, Babe: Ebook • Paperback • Audible • Goodreads
#2 ~ Heart Recaptured: Ebook • Paperback • Audible • Goodreads
#3 ~ Souls Unfractured: My Review • Ebook • Paperback • Audible • Goodreads
#4 ~ Deep Redemption: My Review • Ebook • Paperback • Goodreads
#5 ~ Damnable Grace: Goodreads (release date TBA)
#6 ~ Crux Untamed: Goodreads (release date TBA)
#7 ~ Darkness Embraced: Goodreads (release date TBA)
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