Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Amy's ARC Review of Damnable Grace (Hades Hangmen #5) by Tillie Cole

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 red-head 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.
***NOT a standalone. MUST be read as part of The Hades Hangmen Series***

There are numerous triggers in this book so be warned. Numerous. This is not for the faint of heart. It's very dark and extremely gritty in a release. Take note. 

We have met Phebe in other releases and she is religious in The Order of David. There are things that changed her and her realization of her actions. I can't really say to much because I don't want to spoil this for readers but this is the intertwining of AK and Phebe. 

The woman he needs to free from another sadistic hold will make a difference in his world as well. This is one that will make your heart hurt. I'm not sure how to even explain it. It's dark -- it's dirty -- it's the most on edge read that I have gotten my hands on in quite a long time. 

Be warned again of the trigger and the warnings. This is not your normal MC read and therefore it's a tough one for me to continue on the journey. I love dark but this one is whew. At times I have difficulty following the story line but that's just me. I know Tillie's fans of this series will love this one for sure. Please click it up and continue on reading. I just had a hard time with this one. 

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