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- Publication Date: February 25, 2018
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B07B3H1J1Y
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Crux Untamed (Hades Hangmen Book 6) Kindle Edition
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***Mild Spoilers Ahead***
While I didn't love the story, I did love the characters. Sia, Cowboy, and Hush were all interesting in their own right and they each had backstory that I wanted to know more about. Sia's determination to be self-sufficient was admirable, and I loved that she held her ground against the Hangmen, especially with Ky (her brother). Getting to know her background with the Hangmen, as the daughter of an old Hangman, was really compelling. She grew up knowing she was both an asset and a liability to the club, held at a distance, but never really set free. Hush, what can I say? His family history is devastating and he carries the weight of the world on his shoulders, but (lucky for him) Cowboy is always there to help him keep moving toward the light. Cowboy has his own complicated history, as a small town golden boy, to overcome. The guilt that Hush and Cowboy carry is complex and makes for a really interesting story. Racism and White Supremacy play a heavy part in their relationship, as they were both shaped (in different ways) by horrible acts of violence. All of this worked in the story.
Here's the problem, for me: Sia, Hush, and Cowboy were all more interesting individually than they were as a couple (MMF - even though there are three of them, I'd still call them a couple). Sia's most interesting relationship was with Ky. The things Ky said to her, and the way she defended herself, were narrative gold. Ky was also carrying a lot of guilt and resentment about his sister's past. Their sibling relationship was obviously fiercely loving, but it was also explosive. Ky and Sia together were my favorite scenes in the book. (I started to hate Ky a little bit, I'll be honest).
Cowboy and Hush had better chemistry with each other than they did with Sia. There was quite a bit of soul searching going on with all of them, but it was clear that Hush and Cowboy have a much deeper connection with each other than they do with Sia. I got the impression that they both wanted Sia, but they didn't actually *need* her.
There was a lot of inner turmoil going on, which was a good thing, but I think it overshadowed the plot. There were a few interactions (e.g. Sia and Juan; Hush and his grandfather; Cowboy and his old friends) that should have been dynamite on the page, but ended up falling flat because they had to move a little too quickly to accommodate the next plot point. Cole has excelled at making the most of plot turns, not only with action and angst, but also with revelations of new characters and new relationships. The highpoints here felt like a laundry list of items that needed to be resolved, rather than actual turning points that would set free or shape the characters who went through them. Hush's grandmother? Throw away. Sia's friend Michelle? Throw away. I did like the addition of Crow. He managed to shake things up a bit, but he wasn't necessary. I'd rather have seen Viking or Tanner get some time on the page. Or Flame.
I recommend reading Crux Untamed if you're a fan of the series because there are several nice moments in the story, but this is my least favorite book in the series. I have to give credit to Tillie Cole for moving this story outside of the Hangmen Compound. She took us to new places here and I appreciated that. It was nice to see some of the Hangmen outside of the club, interacting with the rest of the world. Viking at the rodeo was hilarious.
It deserves more than three stars, but I can't quite go to four. My standards for a Tillie Cole book are way too high, she's way too good.
by Tillie Cole
We got book 6 from Hades Hangmen and as the previous book Tillie didn’t disappoint. It’s was full of action, carnage, pain, hot burning passion, life lessons and so much love. All the books on this series are DARK ROMANCE and a lot of taboo topics are presented. As I always recommended before if you are not an open minded person and don’t have a strong stomach you can’t reads this books. The topics presented here will be hard to digest as so much human pain and carnage would be displayed.
The taboo topic in this one in my eyes is UNCONVENTIONAL LOVE. A strong love between 3 damage souls. Sia (Ky Willis sister)and Hush and Cowboy (the Hangmen Nomads). You would ask how this would be beautiful and real love? My only answer for you would be because love doesn’t care about numbers and color of the skin.
“Love doesn’t see color. Only pure hearts.”
A heart can be big enough to be filled by more than one love. In this case, there’s three lovers involve. Two amazing, hansome, different, damage young men and a gorgeous, sassy, resilient, woman. There’s no jealousy or judgement between them just deep love and understanding.
“One free, one guarded, but both striking lightning into my soul”.
This two will make sure all the suffering and pain Sia had endured in the hand of a sadistic prick will never happen again and her safety and happiness is their main goal. No matter how much blood will have to be shredded to ensure this. In exchange Sia’s love and understanding will force Hush to deal with the demons in his head and learn to love himself, the color of his skin, his disability and just let love in. It’s not easy when all your life the world you know had make sure to put you down every step of the way. Cowboy’s been Hush best friend since forever have seen his friend battle prejudice all his life. He had become the anchor for both of them and Sia. Cowboy might be the fun easy going guy but he is not without struggles too. His pain comes from thinking he never did enough to keep Hush safe. I love that Tillie focus more on the topic of prejudice, racism, human trafficking, family ordeal and unconventional love than just a simple hot threesome. Witch by the way I got tell you all the sex scenes are hot but they are also really TASTEFUL, SWEET and PASSIONATE. The center of this is not EROTICISM. This is why I love her writing so much. They are story with meaning. It has everything my reader heart desires.
The whole gang of bikers and their love interest will be present at some point been that Ky is Sia’s brother and will have something to say about his sister choice of love life and the issue with the Cartel. A lot of Chapters of the Hangmen will make an appearance as well. There’s always trouble to fix and this men are FAMILY. If one goes down the others will bring HELL and HADES down to everyone trying to destroy them. It’s always a sweet treat to see the men of the other stories since I’ll never get enough of Ky, Flame, AK, Little Ash, Viking’s naughty infuriating mouth and OH Styx brooding, sexy dark presence. Being THE PREZ of the Hades Hangmen it’s a must to have him commanding the club as well as my heart.
I can’t wait for book 7 and finally have Tanner’s story. I’m really intrigued about it. If you haven’t start this series yet, you have plenty of time to go for it before the next installment of the HADES HANGMEN.
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Tillie has spun her magic yet again. She’s made me crave Hush & Cowboy. I want them.Read more