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…
Contemporary Romance/New Adult Novel.
WARNING: Contains sexual situations, violence, taboo subjects, offensive language and mature topics. Recommended for age 18 years and up*
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.
Having been born and raised as a Teesside Smoggie, Tillie, at age nineteen, moved forty miles north to the 'Toon', Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, where she attended Newcastle University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts honours degree in Religious Studies. She returned two years later to complete a Post-Graduate Certificate in Teaching High School Social Studies. Tillie, regards Newcastle to be a home from home and enjoyed the Newcastle Geordie way of life for seven 'proper mint' and 'lush' years.
One summers day, after finishing reading her thousandth book on her much loved and treasured Kindle, Tillie turned to her husband and declared, "D'you know, I have a great idea for a story. I could write a book." Several months later, after repeating the same tired line at the close of another completed story, she was scolded by her husband to shut up talking about writing a novel and "just bloody do it!" For the first time in eleven years, Tillie actually took his advice (he is still trying to get over the shock) and immediately set off on a crazy journey, delving deep into her fertile imagination.
Tillie, ever since, has written from the heart. She combines her passion for anything camp and glittery with her love of humour and dark brooding men (most often muscled and tattooed – they’re her weakness!). She also has a serious side (believe it or not!) and loves to immerse herself in the complex study of World Religions, History and Cultural Studies and creates fantasy stories that enable her to thread serious issues and topics into her writing -- yep, there's more to this girl than profanity and sparkles!
After six years of teaching high school Social Studies and following her Professional Rugby Player husband around Europe, they have finally given up their nomadic way of life and settled in Calgary, Alberta where Tillie spends most of her days (and many a late night) lost in a writing euphoria or pursuing a dazzling career as a barrel-racing, tasselled-chap wearing, Stetson-sporting cowgirl... Ye-haw!
So continuing right along on my journey of discovering new authors this year....welcome mrs. Cole to my list of "omg she's just released a New book" category! To say I was wowed with this one is an understatement. This was my first read by mrs. Cole and how she created such a storyline....smh....amazing!! As you all know I'm a sucker for a good motorcycle club book. Mrs. Cole's MC book is right up there amongst my favs from madeline sheehan and Joanna Wylde.
Ok moving right along..... If you love MC books and crazy plots/storylines please go to your nearest book site to purchase this one and start ASAP. I promise you won't regret it. Think hot bad boy in leather, who just so happens to have a speech impediment meets scared, abused and beautiful woman of his dreams. Oh did I mention literally she's the woman in his dreams since he was eight and she's the runaway of a cult. If I don't have your attention by now, smh ... Don't worry it gets sooooo much better. Mae and Styx's story was great. It had all the love at first sight, drama, and great passionate scenes one can ask for in a book. However please note that all the awesomeness comes with some darkness as their stories are told.
Can you imagine being classified as to beautiful, living a life of segregation, and forced to believe in a religion that sexually abuses children before the prime age of womanhood? Or how about this.....Being able to speak to only three people in your life, and one you saw through a fence in the middle of no where without any idea of how to get back to her. This Leaving you haunted by those beautiful eyes and face for the last 15 years. Well welcome to Mae and Styxs world. After15 long years fate delivers Styx a gift to his front door step, Fist pumps for FATE!!
As this story progressed, we witness Mae grow from a scared girl to a compassionate yet fighter of a woman. I mean you have to kind of grow some tough skin right when your BFF hates you (craziest turn of events ever by the way), you are still being chased by a cult and your family are prisoners still. Styx goes from a man with one love (his MC) to a real man that values/notices what's important to him in this world. I mean why can't he have it all he is the prez,lol. There were plenty of times in this one I wanted to scream at him to get a clue. I mean men, why does it take near death experiences or another's mans interest for them to see what's right in their face? The road for them is filled with so much heartbreak. Many friends/family are lost along the way but new beginnings are found in the most unexpected places.
This book was gripping and will reel you in from page one. The secondary characters in this one were great. I Had a love/hate relationship with many of them. Mae and Styxs story was surely one MC book you will be thinking about days after you read it. Reading about their lives from the beginning as well as the consequences from the choices/decisions made along the way leaves you with one word, WOW. This booked flowed so well. Mrs. Cole you did an amazing job writing this one. I can't wait for book two and to see what happens to many of the secondary characters.
Book rating: More than 5 stars!!!!!
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