Hey lovely readers!
Here’s a book review/recommendation Wednesday post for you!
“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… “
Okay guys so last week I binged the entirety of Tillie Cole’s Hades Hangmen series! So I figured it would be easier to review the whole series as one, while simultaneously recommending the series as an awesome motorcycle club romance. So I’ve actually just included the synopsis for the very first book in the series to avoid spoilers.
The whole series centers around the motorcycle club the Hades Hangmen and this crazy religious fanatic cult. (Let me explain haha). This series in no way demeans religion, it simply shows how sometimes people can be fooled by things. So anyway….the series begins with the story of Mae and Styx who meant randomly as children and years later find their way back to each other. Mae escapes from a horrible situation and finds herself at the Hades Hangmen clubhouse. Styx recognizes her as the girl he met years before aaand cue the romance 😉
I’ll be honest, after binging all of Sons of Anarchy last year within like two weeks I became obsessed with motorcycle romance books and series. So of course I absolutely loved this one! It’s so fascinating to read about their lifestyle and their personal belief systems. I will say that this whole series was very dark. It depicts extremely violent crimes of a sexual nature and other violent crimes like murder. It’s intense, it’s angsty, it’s heartbreaking, and harsh. But each book, each couple’s story is powerful and unique and truly inspiring. I believe that this series particularly highlights the amazing strength and perseverance of women. The series is so full of love and acceptance and true diversity of character, it made me so happy.
But I think my favorite think about this entire series is the story told in book three. Now I won’t say who the story focuses on, because spoilers. But I will say that the attention given to male victims of rape and sexual assault is just so great. It’s a topic that I feel doesn’t get enough recognition and I was so proud that the author included it.
Now before you go writing these books off as too dark or depressing, I’ll just remind you, they contain hope, happiness, laughter, acceptance, love, and family as well. There’s also some great sexy times in each book that mean something to each story told, profound moments of love and acceptance for each couple. This whole series was absolutely phenomenal and I’m so happy I read it. And p.s. all the books in the series except for book seven are on sale through Kindle for $0.99 so it’s the perfect time to get them! I hope you guys give the series a chance and let me know your thoughts.
Thanks for reading guys! Talk to you soon! ❤ Adrianna
*Cover and synopsis from Goodreads