Review: It Ain’t Me, Babe by Tillie Cole


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…


My theme song for the book:… 

5 +++++++ your stutter is adorable stars


I did not expect this book to be so unique, so unexpected, and so damn beautiful! It really took me by surprise. Tillie Cole is absolutely amazing. The story drew me in from beginning to end. 

This book started with River running into the forest and finding a girl within a gated community. River was mesmerized by the girl and at first he tried to communicate with her through his hands because he finds it very hard to speak. River then tried to speak to her; he has only ever talked to his best friend Ky and his father so he was surprised to find out that he could speak to the girl behind the fence. 

As I fell back in shock, my eyes widened. I’d never been able to do that before, speak to a total stranger.

He tried to ask for her name, but she wasn’t talking back to him. River eventually had to leave because his father was looking for him; but he never forgot the girl with the wolf eyes. His number three and his first kiss. 

Fifteen years later Salome or “Mae” is escaping from the compound in which she was abused for years because she was believed to be cursed for she was too tempting. She barely made it out alive. She ends up outside the Hangmen MC compound. 

River or “Styx” is shocked when he sees a dying woman outside of his compound. He was so transfixed by her when she opened her eyes for a moment because he saw her wolf eyes. Styx has been searching for her and the compound for years now, so he wasn’t letting her go this time. 

Mae wakes up and she is terrified because her surroundings are so different from what she was used to. She finally meets Styx and they know they’ve found each other again. The boy outside the fence has always been a cherished memory. She’s confused by everything and she realized that the way she lived was not normal. Since she was so naive and most thought she was peculiar, everyone at the compound was like….

….at first. 

Oh my goodness the twists were so good I never saw them coming! It was hard to read about what happened to Mae and her sisters when they were in the compound. I had to stop a few times because it really affected me. 

I hope there will be other books, about Flame and Ky! Pretty please! 

Favorite Quotes:

“You have light within you, Styx, and I feel it shining through like the rays of the midday sun. It is beautiful. You are a good man.”

“I thought you said, ‘it ain’t you who’s meant for me’?”
He laughed. He rarely laughed, but when he did, I rejoiced at the sound of it: husky, deep…male. “Oh, it’s me, babe…Ain’t no other man for you…but me.” 

“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.

Review: The Home Court Advantage (Lawyers in Love #2) by N.M. Silber


Once upon a time, two lawyers fell in love …

Gabrielle and Braden have fallen in love and face a bright future together if they can just survive all of the crazy people they encounter, like anonymous napkin droppers, UFO enthusiasts, crooked businessmen, nude drunk drivers, and a woman who tries to break into jail. When the gavel falls will the verdict be happily ever after?

Come join the fun as the sexiest couple in the Philadelphia Criminal Court System shares more witty banter and red hot lovin’ with a dash of mystery thrown in. The story that began with The Law of Attraction concludes with lots of love and laughter in The Home Court Advantage.



This book is a continuation of the first book “The Law of Attraction”. I have been looking forward to reading this because the first one was hilarious! I’m so glad that this book did not disappoint. 

Gabrielle has noticed someone following her around and she has seems to think that someone is always looking at her wherever she goes. She tells Braden and at first he was skeptical, but after some time he also noticed that someone was always following them and watching them. This of course led to Gabrielle’s crazy ideas and adventures in which she likes to drag her friends along. Lily and Adam had me laughing so much I couldn’t breathe. Those two need to get together! 

The things that happen to Gabrielle are just too funny. I especially loved the scene at Club 51; that really had me laughing out loud. 

There wasn’t any drama in this book. Don’t get me wrong I love drama, but sometimes I just need a book that allows me to relax and makes me laugh a lot. I thoroughly enjoyed every page and there was never a dull moment. 

Review: Seeing Stars (Celebrity #1) by J. Sterling


Walker Rhodes is a hot singing sensation who never settles down, spends too much money gambling and gets in trouble on the daily- at least if you believe all the tabloids. 

Madison Myers is a hard working talent agent assistant thrust into the spotlight one day after Walker pulls her on stage during one of his concerts. She tries to stay away from him, but he keeps chasing her. She is strong in her resolve and he is relentless in his pursuit. The question is… WHY?!?! 

Tabloid Headline Reads: Walker Rhodes pulls woman on stage during LA concert and serenades her with stars in his eyes and we watched as the sparks flew! But just who is this mystery woman who has stolen Walker’s heart? And will she be the one to finally tie down our favorite womanizing gambler? 

Our readers poll: 
80% say no way! 
The other 20% wish they were her!

Read more inside…



Short super sweet read!

This is the type of story I like to read after reading something heavy. The characters were likeable and the story line is quite predictable, but it’s still cute and sweet. The twist in the story surprised me. There were hints, but I never figured it out. 

I wish it was longer though. It was kind of rushed, so I didn’t have any time to really connect with the characters. 

I’ll still be reading the second book. I just hope it’s longer!