✔ REVIEW: IT AIN’T ME, BABE by Tillie Cole

Posted March 2, 2019 by Vik Booklover in Book Love, Home, Our Reviews, ❤ Reviews by Vik ♡ / 0 Comments


IT AIN’T ME, BABE by Tillie Cole

Series: Hades Hangmen

Release Date: April 26th 2014

Genre: Motorcycle Club Romance, Dark Romance


Sinning never felt so good…

A fortuitous encounter.

A meeting that should never have happened.

Many years ago, two children from completely different worlds forged a connection, a fateful connection, an unbreakable bond that would change their lives forever…

Salome knows only one way to live—under Prophet David’s rule. In the commune she calls home, Salome knows nothing of life beyond her strict faith, nor of life beyond the Fence—the fence that cages her, keeps her trapped in an endless cycle of misery. A life she believes she is destined to always lead, until a horrific event sets her free.

Fleeing the absolute safety of all she has ever known, Salome is thrust into the world outside, a frightening world full of uncertainty and sin; into the protective arms of a person she believed she would never see again.

River ‘Styx’ Nash knows one thing for certain in life—he was born and bred to wear a cut. Raised in a turbulent world of sex, Harleys, and drugs, Styx, unexpectedly has the heavy burden of the Hades Hangmen gavel thrust upon him, and all at the ripe old age of twenty-six—much to his rivals’ delight.

Haunted by a crushing speech impediment, Styx quickly learns to deal with his haters. Powerful fists, an iron jaw and the skillful use of his treasured German blade has earned him a fearsome reputation as a man not to be messed with in the shadowy world of outlaw MC’s. A reputation that successfully keeps most people far, far away.

Styx has one rule in life—never let anyone get too close. It’s a plan that he has stuck to for years, that is, until a young woman is found injured on his lot… a woman who looks uncannily familiar, a woman who clearly does not belong in his world, yet a woman he feels reluctant to let go…

Contains sexual situations, violence, sensitive and taboo subjects, offensive language and mature topics. Recommended for age 18 years and up.

I don’t think I have enough vocabulary to put into words how much I loved this dark and at the same time sweet story of President of Hades MC and his wolf eyed girl.

Poor, poor Mae has finally escaped alive by the skin of her teeth from purgatory that is the remote cult that she was brought up in. Thankfully fate throws her right back into the arms of Styx, the mute leader of a 1%-er motorcycle club. Tough, rough, and broken he tries his best to stay away and making some mistakes pushing her further away. In the end when resistance is futile Styx shows the sweet and loving side that Mae deserves to start to move on from the lifetime of trauma. 

The book is full of twists, turns, death, blood, and violence. Even with all that there is just pure goodness of Styx protecting Mae from her past in the midsts of all the MC trouble that is happening. The drama that is sure to follow everyone into the rest of the series and with new characters. 

There are some amazing secondary characters – bikers who need their redemption in love and some amazing old ladies who create an amazing safety net to the new couple 17 years in the making.

I can’t not wait to see what else is in store for the rest of those rough bikers and the women who will need them.

Favorite Quotes:

“I have only ever liked one boy in my life. I have only wanted one man to have as my own. I have only ever had one dream since I was eight. Styx, the dream is you. You stole my heart fifteen years ago and you still haven’t given it back.”

We were always fated to be together. He is my everything. He is my entire world… … Styx is my salvation.

“Styx was sin; Rider was peace.”


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