Saturday, 24 February 2018

♕ REVIEW ♕ ARC ♕ CRUX UNTAMED (HADES HANGMEN #6) BY TILLIE COLE

TITLE: Crux Untamed
SERIES: (Hades Hangmen, #6) 
AUTHOR: Tillie Cole
GENRE: Dark | Contemporary Romance
PUBLICATION: February 27th, 2018
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"Love doesn't see colour. Only pure hearts.” 

CRUX: is the sixth book in Author Tillie Cole’s ‘Hades Hangmen’ series. A dark contemporary MFM romance. This picks up exactly where ‘Damnable Grace’ left us off. 

This is Elysia ‘Sia’ Willis, Valan ‘Hush’ Durand and Aubin ‘Cowboy’ Breaux’s story. Sia is Ky’s sister which you would’ve already encountered in past books within this series.

PAST: Seven years ago whilst in Mexico Sia loved a man, she knew he wasn’t perfect, but she’d fallen for him so hard and so fast, but he wasn’t the man she thought he was, this man was pure evil, the devils incarnate. He’d ruined Sia for anyone else. 

You’re mine, rosa negra. And I’m never letting you go.’ 

PRESENT: Sia the fiesty blond is hiding out at her ranch in Austin, Texas, under a new identity, she’s been safe for years, but a visit from her brother and Ky put an end to that. The Diablo Prez had gotten word out that Garcia had sent men to sniff out Sia and he was closing in. Ky explains that she would be better off at the compound under the clubs protection. 

Getting restless though Sia can’t wait to get back home to her ranch where her horses are Ky’s not that happy about this but she decides to take Hush and Cowboy the two men who always made her feel safe and knows they will protect her when necessary. 

To say we’ve all been intrigued by this duo (Cowboy & Hush) is an understatement, we all wanted to know their story and wow what a story it is!! This book destroyed me, Hush’s story is so gut wrenching it pulled so many emotions out of me. 

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Both twenty six these notoriously private Cajun twosome Hush and Cowboy have such a strong unique undeniable bond, they both come from a tiny town in the middle of nowhere, Louisiana these two have known each other since the age of sixteen, bad blood and horrific circumstances brought these two together and since then a bond like no other had been forged. Neither can live without the other.

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Hush’s mother was Swedish with blond hair and stunning blue eyes and his father was a black musician from Mississippi which is where Hush gets his unusual colouring from. Hush always felt like he wasn’t good enough, he didn’t fit in the white man’s world or the black man’s world, always on the outs although he’s slowly making a home for himself within the mother chapter of the Hangmen. 

Both realising that they are attracted to her and vice versa, Cowboy with his flirtatious ways and Hush with his broody silent scowls crawled under Sia’s skin, she’d heard the rumours about them but hearing about them first hand from Cowboy made her wonder if maybe just maybe they would love her that way. 

Four hands to touch me, four arms to hold me..Two hearts to make love to me and chase away the dark... 

And this is where the true magic starts happening, it’s done in such a beautiful way, slowly we see a love blossoming between the three of them, Hush crawls into your heart so far there is no dislodging him. I was team #Flame but #Hush stole my everything, my tears, my sighs, and in the end my love. 

ONLY BOUNDLESS LOVE CAN SILENCE THE WHISPERS OF THE PAST . . .

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This was such a crazy, epic, heartbreaking, unputdownable, soul crushing read! My review won't do justice to this book because I can't put into words how much this book impacted me, such hatred for a mixed race, a man who was such a gentle soul who had been through so much in his life captured my heart, I bled alongside him, I cried for the injustice dealt by cowards hands. This author has such a way with words, every alpha character is imperfectly broken, they wear their scars on the inside, but not unscathed and flawless on the outside, because each of their skins are marred by their own battle wounds of survival.


ONLY BOUNDLESS LOVE CAN SILENCE THE WHISPERS OF THE PAST . . .

A broken woman. 
A damaged man. 
A free spirit intent on saving them both.

Elysia ‘Sia’ Willis lives a solitary life. The only person in it is her big brother, Ky, vice-president of the infamous Hades Hangmen. She loves him, but she has absolutely no love for the outlaw MC he belongs to. 
Raised in secret by her mother, Sia grew up separated from her brother and distant father. No one knew she even existed.

After the tragic murder of her mother, Sia spiraled into a rebellion against the rules of the Hangmen. A rebellion with dire consequences that now, years later, she still can’t escape.

As she lives once again in secret, happy on her own at her secluded ranch, a devil from her past comes calling. A devil who wants to possess her once again and take her from the simple life she never wants to lose. 
And he will stop at nothing to collect what he believes is his: her.

Valan ‘Hush’ Durand and Aubin ‘Cowboy’ Breaux have finally found a home in the mother chapter of the Hangmen. The notoriously private Cajun twosome have, for now, put aside what chased them from their beloved Louisiana. But as threats toward the club build, Hush and Cowboy are given a task—protect Elysia Willis at all costs. Cowboy welcomes the job of watching over the blond-haired, blue-eyed beauty.
Hush fights against it. 
Scarred by events from his past and a secret that plagues his everyday life, Hush refuses to let anyone else get close. Only Cowboy knows the real him. Until a certain sister of the club’s VP begins to slowly knock down his defenses, shattering the heavily built walls that guard his damaged soul . . . with his best friend leading the charge.

As lost and open hearts begin to meld, taking each other from indescribable pain to the never-before felt relief of peace, the newly-mended threesome must first endure one more rocky path.
Only then will they finally shake free of the shackles of their pasts. 
Only then will they shed the bonds that have for too long held their happiness captive. 
And there is only one way to survive that path . . . together.

Dark Contemporary MFM Romance. Contains scenes of violence and explicit sexual situations. Over 18’s only.

Amazon & USA Today Best Selling Author, Tillie Cole, is a Northern girl through and through. She originates from a place called Teesside on that little but awesomely sunny (okay I exaggerate) Isle called Great Britain. She was brought up surrounded by her English rose mother -- a farmer's daughter, her crazy Scottish father, a savagely sarcastic sister and a multitude of rescue animals and horses. 
Being a scary blend of Scottish and English, Tillie embraces both cultures; her English heritage through her love of HP sauce and freshly made Yorkshire Puddings, and her Scottish which is mostly demonstrated by her frighteningly foul-mouthed episodes of pure rage and her much loved dirty jokes.

Having been born and raised as a Teesside Smoggie, Tillie, at age nineteen, moved forty miles north to the 'Toon', Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, where she attended Newcastle University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts honours degree in Religious Studies. She returned two years later to complete a Post-Graduate Certificate in Teaching High School Social Studies. Tillie, regards Newcastle to be a home from home and enjoyed the Newcastle Geordie way of life for seven 'proper mint' and 'lush' years.

One summers day, after finishing reading her thousandth book on her much loved and treasured Kindle, Tillie turned to her husband and declared, "D'you know, I have a great idea for a story. I could write a book." Several months later, after repeating the same tired line at the close of another completed story, she was scolded by her husband to shut up talking about writing a novel and "just bloody do it!" For the first time in eleven years, Tillie actually took his advice (he is still trying to get over the shock) and immediately set off on a crazy journey, delving deep into her fertile imagination. 

Tillie, ever since, has written from the heart. She combines her passion for anything camp and glittery with her love of humour and dark brooding men (most often muscled and tattooed – they’re her weakness!). She also has a serious side (believe it or not!) and loves to immerse herself in the complex study of World Religions, History and Cultural Studies and creates fantasy stories that enable her to thread serious issues and topics into her writing -- yep, there's more to this girl than profanity and sparkles!

After six years of teaching high school Social Studies and following her Professional Rugby Player husband around Europe, they have finally given up their nomadic way of life and settled in Calgary, Alberta where Tillie spends most of her days (and many a late night) lost in a writing euphoria or pursuing a dazzling career as a barrel-racing, tasselled-chap wearing, Stetson-sporting cowgirl... Ye-haw!

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