Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Review: Damnable Grace by Tillie Cole

*****5 Stars*****

God damn it I flove these Hangmen! 

This is the fifth book of the series and focuses on AK and Phebe. 

It is clear to me from the start that the couple have had similar events happen in their past that makes them connect so well, but it's how they handle it that truly made this story. 

Phebes circumstances really got to me. Normally I like to read a book in the mindset of the heroine, but I'm afraid somethings that happened to her were just too harrowing that I just couldn't comprehend, so I found myself in an unusual situation whereby I had to detach myself from the character. This by no means affected my enjoyment of the story, in fact it added a whole new dimension that enabled me to take more notice of many more characters than I otherwise would have.

Phebe on occasion did annoy me, she was stupid and reckless, but at the same time I understood why she did these things and if anything it just highlighted just how damn perfect AK was. 

This brings me onto AK. He has been a character I largely overlooked, until now that is, but this book not only gave me a huge insight into him and his past, but also his incredibly caring persona. 

This book also showcased Vikes huge personality and Flames ongoing journey and relationship with his brother, Lil' Ash. In fact it was clearly making way for future books in this series.

So many things happen in this book. Some I was able to guess but also a few surprises thrown in. 

I am so invested in this series, I feel a certain kind of torture having to wait for the next book. I simply expect to award these books no less than 5 stars and this one was by no means any different. Simply put, this is another first class, dark and twisted release from Tillie Cole.

Reviewed by Louise Dale 


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.

Dark Contemporary Romance. Contains explicit sexual situations, violence, disturbingly sensitive and taboo subjects, offensive language and very mature topics. Recommended for age 18 and over.

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