Even salvation can be delivered through the love of the damned…
Beauty can be a curse.
Faith can be a cage.
Only love can set you free.
A few long weeks after being reluctantly ripped from the comforting embrace of her sacred prophet’s religious commune—the only life she has ever known—a terrified Delilah is thrust into a world enveloped by evil and swimming in sin.
Steadfastly devout in her faith, and retaining the deep belief that her soul is innately tarnished as a branded ‘Cursed woman of Eve’, Delilah is determined to find her way home to her people in The Order and away from the corrupt and damned outlaw motorcycle club—The Hades Hangmen—who hold her at their secluded compound for her protection—a 'protection' she strongly resents.
Delilah yearns to return home, convinced that only amongst her own people, and under the holy guidance of the Lord’s revealed prophet, can her Satan-spawned soul be truly saved. Conditioned her entire life to believe she is a witch... a life-long temptress… the devil’s whore... Delilah increasingly resents her beautiful face, her shapely body and her sensuous effect on men. But when a man of the motorcycle club—a deeply sinful yet stunningly beautiful man—is charged with her care, Delilah begins to see that this dangerous and moralless sinner from the 'outside' may offer her something she did not know could truly exist: unconditional love.
Kyler ‘Ky’ Willis loves his life: a daily abundance of brotherhood, liquor, the freedom of the open-road and—best of all—his pick of hot women. Raised a biker brat and now VP of the most notorious MC in the States, Ky has no shortage of club sluts warming his bed; a situation he takes full advantage of… until a certain blonde enters his life… a gorgeous pilgrim-blonde he can’t get out of his head… a pilgrim-blonde he and his club recently-rescued from some backward religious cult… and a pilgrim-blonde he’s been ordered to keep the hell away from and his whorish hands off.
When yet another in a lengthy line of drunken blunders forces Ky to reluctantly take charge of the pilgrim-blonde’s care, he realizes that there could be more to this woman than just supermodel looks and a stacked set of tits. He begins to see that she could be the woman who could do the impossible—tame his wild ways and capture his reluctant heart.
But the unyielding bonds of Lilah’s past are strong, her ‘people’ determined and, with a new Prophet in charge and hell bent on revenge, they are mightily reluctant to let her go...
What do you get when you mix the Hades Hangmen MC, the KKK and a demented religious cult into a bowl then add a male who calls himself the Hangman Whore and a beyond beautiful, but damaged woman labeled a Cursed by the previously mentioned cult?
A damn good book, that’s what!
This book, and series in general, is one of those that I was a little hesitant to try because when you look at all that is going on with it there is a chance that it could definitely go sideways, but in this case it all totally worked for me because Ms. Cole has done a great job at establishing and building the world that this crazy story is taking place in and making it believable, especially with The Order. Yeah, there are aspects that may seem over the top, but with all the crazy cults that have actually existed The Order’s crazy is definitely plausible. The writing flows well and is engaging and I’m enjoying how not only the overall storyline is progressing but working in the secondary ones as well.
And then there are the numerous and varied characters that populate the world and love them or hate them you can’t help but be intrigued by them and the way they view the world. I really liked Styx and Mae, especially Styx in It Ain’t Me, Babe, but I adored Kyler. I loved his irreverent, tell it like it is brutally honest nature. There were times where I wanted to smack him upside the head, but the more I learned about him the more I loved him. Then there is Lilah. I understood why she was the way she was, she totally and undeniably believed all the Order’s fucked up teachings and though there was a small part of me that couldn’t help but admire her for how long she defended them, but dear lord was it frustrating as hell. So to say I was a bit skeptical about how the Hangman Whore would get the extremely devout Cursed to understand that so much of what she’d been brought up to believe was just wrong, but I shouldn’t have been. The building of their relationship was done beautifully and neither had to compromise who they were at their very core to be with each other.
As for the rest of the characters, I love the Hangmen and their old ladies. They all have distinct personalities and though they may not always agree, and may be a bit psychotic, they are loyal to each other. The Order and KKK are on my shit list, though Rider/Brother Cain falls into my love/hate list because though I’d prefer to gut him at this point in time I’m still hoping he can be redeemed.
The Bottom Line: I love the crazy that goes on in this series and cannot wait to get my hands on Flame and Maddie’s book!
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.