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Heart Recaptured (Hades Hangmen Book 2) Kindle Edition
- ASIN : B00QZLSQ9U
- Publisher : Tillie Cole LLC (13 December 2014)
- Language : English
- File size : 1246 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 503 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 16,393 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Now my rating does not take away from this book at all. Superbly written story, very well researched work with the cult vibes of the book.
I just struggled to connect with Lilah, therefore I wasn't as invested in the story. I know she had been through some horrendous stuff throughout her life and was brainwashed, I just didn't get enough growth, again, that's on me.
Reading some of the stuff that went down at the cult just made my blood boil. How the men would blame the girls for being temptresses and that was supposed to condone their behavior. Get the hell outta here. Keep your d in your pants, period. The scenes towards the end of the book with Lilah just broke my heart. How they had made her feel like she was in the wrong her whole life just for being her.
Ky was perfect for her though, no filter on this man. I really liked his character and the growth we got to see from him throughout the story. Some of his thought made me laugh to myself which was needed at times as this was an intense read.
"Hell. She'd taken off her headdress in public. Did that mean something big? Was it some kind of pilgrim breakthrough? I didn't know"
I can not wait to get straight into book 3 because I've been wanting to read about Flame from the first snippet in book 1.
There is again so much going on in this book and I fell in love with it all, its captivating, brilliant and intense! From the first page to the last there were moments when I was so happy, laughed then it breaks my heart (Lilah) and I'm so pissed and shocked at what was done to Lilah, ugh I just wanted to reach in and rip her away from the crazy cult!
Ky I like way more then I originally thought I would. He is a self proclaimed man whore and doesn't apologise for it. He is funny and protective as hell of those he considers family and loves. He teaches Lilah to be free and tries to help break her free from the brainwashing and conditioning her whole life has been, he is such a sweetie with her and only her. I love how their relationship develops. The love he has for her is so beautiful.
I had such high expectations for this book as I LOVED the first one and this one, without any doubts has reached and then surpassed all those expectations, WOW. What a truly amazing author Tillie Cole is!!! Can't wait for the next one!
Tillie writes well, plots a strong storyline and creates interesting characters. This book is no exception, but it's challenging, heartbreaking and brutal. Not for the faint-hearted, though! I'm really not sure that I understand where Tillie gets her ideas for her narratives from?
Sadly, after reading Li's backstory, you can understand the power of the brainwashing process on her. Abandoned and so young when the ruthless indoctrination began, the constant severity of her circumstances lead to negative self-esteem, wariness, high anxiety/panic and a touch of madness. Her inner dilalogue of self-hate is so destructive, but an integral part of her being. She had so much invested in the cult, that to walk away would leave her completely vulnerable and without hope...so she clings on tenaciously. What else can she do? Her pathway is quite different to Mae's.
Although, it's an HEA of sorts, it's an arduous journey. By-the-way, it's also interesting (sickeningly so) to see Cain's thought processes working in the same cult-environment, but for a very different purpose. Added to that, the two different groups (the bikers and the cult) find each other abhorrent, yet there are some similarities...they'd make an interesting Venn Diagram. Of course, the bikers are the ultimate anti-heroes and the good guys.
Ky? Well initially he's a disgusting man-whore, but his loving devotion, self-sacrifice and dogged support of Li is touching. He also has the patience of Job (no religious pun intended). His backstory is important, too and his personality is quite endearing.
You'll need to gear-up for the climax as it's savage. I intend to read book 3, but I really need a little break...maybe a lighthearted, fluffy comedy next.
Just wondering, how did the girls avoid pregnancy while in the cult?
I usually skip to the next chapter to read what happens next, but this time I didn't. My heart pounded and I experienced so many emotions, Lilah went through a horrible time and experienced things no one should ever have to endure, but I found it hard to connect with her.
But this tough man who was a male slut turned into a loving, caring man who you couldn't help but love. FLAME and MADDIE'S
story is next I am sure this will be an intense read ,.
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Lilah is having a real difficult time adjusting compared to what Mae did as she is severely brainwashed and 100% believes in what the cult have told her.
I enjoyed that Lilah has a different experience with leaving the cult as I have read series before where a group of people have a similar background and they are all very samey (yes I no this is not a word haha) it just shows everyone deals with things different. Lilah even says she wants to go back to the cult. Lilah is such an emotional character my poor heart reading this. Ky is 100% taken my Lilah and even makes some stupid advances towards her which scares her. This is when Styx has to put Ky back in his place and gets him to help Lilah learn about the outside world and Ky slowly knocks down Lilahs wall and shows her that she is his equal. The cult aspect is still very strong in this book and you get to hear a lot of Lilahs past and what happened to her. Towards the end of the book could be difficult to read and some awful things happen. But it’s written really well. I am really loving this series
This is a continuation from the first book and does really need to be read in order as there is a lot of backstory and an ongoing story arc that started in the previous book.
So Ky’s a bit of a man-Ho and there’s a fair bit in the beginning of him with his playmate club girls Jules and Tiff, this is before he actually goes all out for Lilah’s attention and once he’s invested in Lilah he does drop them but I’m just putting this out there in case this does bother you.
It’s not really cheating as he’s not actually with Lilah like that but It’s still not my preference but to be fair I was prepared for it after reading the first book and how that went.
Also as this is MC I do find you get this a lot within this particular trope so I’ve learned to deal slightly as I like MC as a genre.
Lilah is totally batty which isn’t surprising considering her backstory, at times though she could be a little too much especially in regards to how brainwashed by her cult upbringing she is.
Unlike Mae who desperately wanted to escape from her past embracing her new reality with the hangmen Lilah seems to have embraced her cursed daughter of Eve status and her religion in fact she was pretty obsessed initially with being saved and quotes scriptures like a lot.
She totally believes she is a temptress and sinful and wanted desperately to be redeemed.
I wasn’t a fan of her initial excessive religious views and she was also quite stubborn and close-minded to any viewpoint other than her own.
I think this was mostly a coping mechanism to separate from all the horrific stuff she had endured at the hands of others, A way of removing herself from the truth almost.
This book has triggers and does get quite dark it also gets worst before it gets better.
There’s also some club girl-shaming that never sits that well with me, it’s just in regards to Tiff and Jules but considering their despicable actions and they were so vile as well I let it go as they did get what they deserved.
I also like how unusual the storyline here is, we have the MC which is a 1% club and all it stands for and then when you throw in the Cult angle as well it really mixes things up making for a very intriguing read indeed.
So Overall this had equal positives and negatives,
I enjoyed it slightly less than the first book mainly I think because of Lilah and her personality quirks, I did find her slightly annoying and blinkered.
But Ky actually turned out to be so different to what I was initially expecting and with Lilah he is extremely protective patient and loving.
He did surprise me and I wasn’t expecting to like him as much as I did he really was quite the sweetie when you got past that crass and blunt persona that is.
I’m interested in seeing where this goes next and I’m looking forward to Flame and Maddie’s story there’s something about Flame and his psycho persona that I find extremely intriguing so can’t wait to learn more about him.
This is dark and gritty MC rather than the more fluffy alternate and it’s also very well written just be aware it has some very dark situations and themes.
Well then, book two jumps right in where book one ended so please make sure you read them in order.
After one man's betrayal, and the arrival of these new ladies, the compound is in chaos.
Lilah and ky are definitely opposites, he is a player, a man whore and he loves every part of who he is. And she is brainwashed into believing the abuse she endured was OK.
With a new boss controlling the cult they are all still in danger.
Once again there is bloodshed, there is deaths and there is a war. Can ky save Lilah, or is it ky that actually needs saving?
Live free. Ride free. Die free
In this Lilath is so broken by the cult and her mind so twisted that she actually believes she is evil because of her beauty. It is so painful she thinks the only way for her to be save her soul, is to go back to the cult and the dusgusting men that hurt her so horrifically from she was little. It was so hard to read those parts. It was upsetting that Ky didn't understand Lilah or how much she was still suffering. He is so insensitive. I found myself wishing she was truely free by knowing that it was the men at the cult who were evil and not her because of her beauty, forcing her to hurt herself. Yes Ky does proves himself by continuing to shower lilah with all the love and kindness she deserves, so she gets her HEA. But my issue about the author is I think she pushes too much pain and suffering on these women even after they get with their 'prince'. I don't find it enjoyable to read about. It's also too similar to the first book. So giving it 2.5 stars for the women in the books but tgis is not an entertaining subject.
Lillah was very brainwashed from her cult, and it took her a lot longer to get offer than her sister Mae did in book 1. Lillah was disturbed, emotionally. She was physically and mentally effected, and the inky person who could help her was Ky.... The biggest womaniser known to mankind. But when his eyes land on Lillah his life changes and he has something else to focus his attention on.
This book is much darker, because we beast about more of what Lillah has been through. She has by far been through a lot and it's heart touching to know this happens in real life.
Now, I can't wait to read book 3, because Flame and Maddie are going to be something else.
I'd recommend this series, because it captures you, holds you, and consumes your mind even after you've finished the book.