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.
*I received a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review*
Tillie Cole always asks us nicely to review without spoilers, and I gladly oblige, though it’s damn hard to do. Here we go:
I’m glad that with Damnable Grace we get to back into the Hades Hangmen group, and get to know the other members better. Ky, Styx make appearances, and we get a lot of Flame, as he is AK’s bestie. Also we get to see more of Lil’Ash, who bumped Flame from the number one spot of favourite Hangmen. I know it will be a while ’till we get to read his story, but every mention of him so far is a highlight for me.
As for AK, he always seemed the most level-headed out of the Psycho Trio, though the hell he has been through makes it even more admirable that he’s not more effed up. His story starts out as most who sign up to fight, though war is never a good place, and leaves its marks. AK found his home with the Hangmen, brothers in arms. Though what he mostly needs again, is love, and forgiveness.
Phebe is an example that even when they favoured you at the cult, it didn’t mean you were treated well. After fallen from disgrace, then handed over to Meister’s control, hell really is a place on earth. Multiple times her story will break your heart. What they took from her, what she endured, I do not blame for one second how she wanted to escape it all.
Together they will have to face their demons. AK can finally lean on someone, who will accept him, and still love him no matter what. Phebe needs his strong, and gentle soul. Someone who will help her fight, help her see the good in the world, and who can love a broken woman.
Damnable Grace was…I always have trouble describing Tillie Cole’s novels…heart-wrenching, hopeful, mesmerising, addictive…
As always I recommend this series to anyone who likes their romances dark, any MC lovers, and broken women who bring broken men to their knees.