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 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***
Loved it!!!! I fell in love with AK... Phebe and AK were so good together, so made for one another!!!! I loved both of their stories.... okay let's just say Ash and Saff.... I can't wait!!! And Hush and Sia!? But first I really do want Lil' Ash story!!!! Loved it, Tillie Cole is freaking amazing 😉
I had high hopes, but I think I stopped reading about half way into it. I just couldn’t finish it. I felt like I was wasting my time.
Wow is all I can say! This is my favorite of the Hades Hangmen series! I didn’t think there was any way that Flame and Maddie’s story would get bumped from my #1, but move over because AK and Phebe’s story is now at the top of the heap.
This story is so raw and at times it was so hard to read but I couldn’t stop. If you follow this series you know that only this author can deliver these characters to the depths of despair and then take you to new heights of joy. Even though I was gasping and cringing and feeling horror at all that happens, I forged ahead. The self-discovery that happens between AK and Phebe is phenomenal! They are two lost souls, two halves of a whole. They can relate to each other like no one ever could. AK is such an amazing hero and he is so solid for Phebe, and Phebe is such an amazing character, even all that she has been through.
I loved this book and I can’t wait to see where we go from here! There are so many possibilities as new characters were introduced! I can’t wait for Styx and Mae’s wedding in I Do, Hades Hangmen #5.5.