Series: Hades Hangmen #5
on April 16, 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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EVEN THE BROKEN, THROUGH LOVE, CAN FIND GRACE...
Secrets never stay hidden.
The burden of guilt never lifts from the heart.
Born and raised in The Order of David, Sister Phebe knows nothing but cult life. Head of the Sacred Sisters of New Zion, Phebe was groomed from childhood for one purpose: to seduce. Prized as a harlot, as a New Zion whore, Phebe is taken from the doomed cult by Meister, the notorious leader of the Aryan Brotherhood. Taken as his possession. Taken to be the woman who will obey his every sexual demand. Under his heavy hand, Phebe finds herself in a place much worse than she could ever have imagined... with absolutely no one to help. And no glimpse of hope.
Xavier ‘AK’ Deyes is content with his life as Sergeant-At-Arms of the Hades Hangmen. Leader of the infamous ‘Psycho Trio’ and ex-special ops sniper, AK knows how to fight. Experienced in warfare and schooled in military operations, AK is vital to the Hangmen. When his Vice President needs help retrieving his missing sister-in-law, Phebe, from a Klan-funded trafficking ring, AK volunteers to go in. AK remembers the redhead from New Zion. Remembers everything about her from the single time they met—her red hair, blue eyes and freckled face. But when he finds her, heavily drugged and under Meister’s control, her sorry condition causes him to remember more than the beautiful woman he once tied to a tree. Saving Phebe forces hidden demons from his past to return. A past he can never move on from, no matter how hard he tries.
As AK fights to help Phebe, and in turn she strives to help him, they realize their secret sins will never leave them alone. Kindred broken souls, they realize the only way they can be rid of their ghosts is to face them together and try to find peace.
Despair soon turns to hope, and damaged hearts soon start to heal. But when their deep, painful scars resurface, becoming too much to bear, the time comes when they must make a heavy choice: stay forever damned; or together, find grace.
As I sit here writing this, I honestly don’t have any clue what to say about Tillie Cole’s Damnable Grace and her Hades Hangmen Series. For those who read my reviews, you all know she is one of my all time favorite authors and this series has taken my soul captive from the first word. Every time she releases another installment I’m certain she has published her best work but no. Like great wine, Tillie Cole’s writing only gets better with time. Damnable Grace wasn’t any different. In all honesty, this book was the best in the series so far.
This is the story of Phebe and AK, two very damaged souls who find common ground within each other. I won’t go into any details story wise since this is a book where you should experience every word for yourself. But I will say this: I started out with the biggest smile on my face and from there I went through every possible emotion and came full circle in the end. At 3am, I was hugging my kindle and smiling for myself because of the beauty of this story.
The truly powerful thing about Tillie Cole’s writing is the profound way her words manages to grab me and make me feel everything, despite the fact that she writes about such dark topics that are meant to pull your heart out. But at the same time, she manages to write a beautiful romance with such emotional punches, which makes your heart burst. There’s not much I can say than everyone should read this book, and it’s definitely one of the best reading experiences I have had in 2017 and it deserves nothing less than 5 stars.