Title- Heart Recaptured
Author- Tillie Cole
Rating- 5 out of 5
Companion/Sequel/Other- Second book
HOLY SHIT! I didn’t think it was possible for this book to get any darker or intense than the first book, but boy I was wrong! I also didn’t think I could love this story as much as I loved the first book, yet again I was WRONG! I can honestly say that I loved this book more than the first book. Another warning, this book contains VERY MATURE CONTENT, and I HIGHLY RECOMMEND begin 18 or older to read this. Also this review will contain SPOILERS!!!
I honestly didn’t expect this dark of a story, but the story of Ky and Lilah stole my heart and broke it, put it back together, and shattered it again.
Ky, at the age of 27, is the VP of the Hades Hangmen Motorcycle Club, Styx’s best friend, and a complete and utter man whore. At the end of It Ain’t Me Babe, we see him and the rest of the Hangmen rescue Mae and her sisters from the commune, and ever since then he can’t seem to get the beautiful Lilah from his mind.
Lilah is a very damaged women after spending all her life in the commune and still believing everything that she’s been told. That she is cursed because of her beauty, and only The Order can save her. After being rescued she believes that she will never be saved. That she needs the commune to pure her.
After a drunken mishap at the club, Ky gets into trouble with Styx and he orders him to show Lilah the world and what it’s like, but not to sleep with her. He was not happy with this at all, because he doesn’t want to “babysit” but soon comes to realize that he likes and wants to spend time with Lilah. Who would’ve thought that these two would end up being so perfect!
I absolutely adored reading Ky and Lilah’s story. They couldn’t be more different, as Lilah sees Ky as crude and vain, and Ky sees Lilah as bat shit crazy! However as they spend more time together they find out that there’s a lot more!
What broke me was when they finally seemed to be good, and FINALLY made love for the first time, Lilah couldn’t help but believe he was under her spell, and she takes off while he was at a meeting. She gets captured and brought back to the commune, and that’s when she realizes that everything there was wrong. She doesn’t belong there(although it’s a bit too late now.) The things that Lilah endured while being back in that commune KILLED ME, and reading how badly Ky was suffering knowing what she must be going through broke my heart. I had to stop for a bit because things got too heavy, but I couldn’t stop for long because I needed to know what would happen.
The story of Ky and Lilah was intense, raw, dark, and heartbreaking, but all around AMAZING and has become my favorite. The Hades Hangmen books are quickly becoming an absolute favorite of mine! My Review of the third book Souls Unfractured will be up soon!