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It Ain't Me, Babe

(Hades Hangmen #1)

4.09  ·  Rating details ·  45,084 ratings  ·  4,899 reviews
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
Kindle Edition, 466 pages
Published April 26th 2014 by Tillie Cole LTD
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DNF @56 %, 1 star. Full review posted May 2, 2014

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I didn't find him particularly hot or interesting but that's just my opinion.

Some parts made me roll my eyes and other parts made me...
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I'm all for escapism. Still, I just need some kind of realism in my books and in my opinion It Ain't Me, Babe reads like a crude fairytale. What bugged me as well were the inconsistencies. Let's talk about the heroine. She's been (view spoiler)
Val ⚓️ Shameless Handmaiden ⚓️
Re-read 1/10/17: After watching a marathon of Leah Remini's show on Scientology I felt like reading some cult action lol...Cue Tillie Cole!

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Holy Scorch my Biker Ovaries, Batman.

Just as wicked awesome the 10 millionth time around...

My Styx...


My Mae...

Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession
5 It has always been you Stars

*There will be some spoilers*

First read Dec 2015
Reread May 2017
Reread 3/26/2022 (note) Still just as amazing. Still Hate Cain/Rider!!!

“Off-limits. Y’all get that now? She’s under my protection and is none of your fuckin’ business. Any one of you goes near her and I’ll kill y’all. That’s a fuckin’ iron-clad promise,”-Styx

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“I am truly happy that I got to see you again. I thought about you often, the boy behind the fence, the boy on the outside… the boy who stole my
Jan 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
4 stars!

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It Ain’t Me Babe is a MC book that’s different from most. It’s raw and gritty, it’s still got the love and romance, but the bikers/religious cult mix made it more on the unique side. I love Tillie Cole’s writing style and this was another fast paced and powerful read from her.

This is the story of two people from two entirely different worlds. They met by chance once when they were younger and it was a day that changed both of their lives forever. Now fate has brought them back toget
Tillie Cole
Mar 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Hey all!

Okay, because I created this bad boy, I'm gonna give it 5 HUGE stars!!!! I'll be releasing lots of teasers too, so as I do, I'll add them on here, as well as my website, for you to check out.

But before all that fun stuff, I wanted to share with you why I wrote this book. Its subject matters are dark and gritty, and in parts, taboo. Many readers have messaged me to let me know how intrigued they are by the 'cult' aspect of this story and I wanted to give you some context, a reason for why
***6 STARS***

I did something that I have not done in a very long time....I devoured a book. I savored each page and adored my time among the Hangmen MC.

River "Styx" and Salome "Mae" met as children and Styx is instantly in love and entranced by the girl with the blue wolf eyes. Years later Mae escapes from the cult commune she has been raised and abused in. She just happens to land at the compound of the Hangmen MC and is reunited with her long lost love. What transpires is a beautiful and grit
Oct 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
It's live!

Title: It Ain't Me, Babe
Series: Standalone (for now)
Author: Tillie Cole
Release Date: April 28, 2014
Rating: 5 stars
Cliffhanger:. No.
HEA: (view spoiler)

Tillie Cole is very talented writer; in my reviews of her previous books I was complementing her sweet, sassy storytelling, cute British humor and panty dropping, heart fluttering romance. Today, though, after finishing It Ain’t Me, Babe I must highlight her other values, which I haven’t gotten the chance to ful
Giorgia Reads
May 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars

I loved this!

Look, sure there are things I can nitpick at. But I don’t want to, because I loved it despite those.

Is it fairly unrealistic? Sure! Did I care? No. (I knew what I was signing up for, read the blurb, read the reviews and dived in, so it’s all on me)

Does it have trigger worthy issues? By the bucket! (Child molestation, awful rape scenes - only recounted, not shown- self harm as a form of arousal, graphic murder, it’s ALL there)

Okay, so there’s one thing - the use of wor
Oct 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Going into this book, I had no idea that the heroine would be from a cult and fall in love with the president of a Motorcycle Club. I had heard so many people rave about this series and I loved the one book I've read by Tillie Cole, so I was definitely excited to finally pick this book up!

Years ago, a boy and a girl met and never forgot one another. Through the trials and tribulations of their lives, they always sought solace in the memory of one another. Today, Salome has finally been pushed to
Tears Of Venus
It Ain't Me Babe - 3.5 ⭐️s
Heart Recaptured - 4 ⭐️s
Souls Unfractured - currently reading

“You need a st-strong man, babe. You n-n-need a man to l-love you, to pr-protect you, to be your f-fuckin’ world.” Her breath paused and I smirked. “It’s m-me, babe. It’s s-so fuckin’ me.”

Song : Pistol Annies - I Hope You're The End Of My Story

Warning : if you don’t like spoilers, please don’t read this, because it’s a SPOILER FEST.

This series has been on my radar forever, but I stayed aw
*J* Too Many Books Too Little Time
3.5--I Got Lost--Stars!!!

There's a good chance this is a case of

I just got SO LOST in the all of the details. It was too technical for my liking I think. Too many details about the Order, the Brothers, the commune, Hades, greek mythology....

I think my first clue should have been the glossary of terms at the beginning of the book.

The pace of this one was also really slow. Plot wise things didn't move along very fast, yet there was so much going on. Which makes no sense, I know. At times, it was


It's not as if didn't know this would happen. You'd think that I'd learn something from my previous experience when it comes to Tillie Cole. I was so frustrated after finishing Sweet Home and Raze - I DNFed that fucker. What I expected from It Ain't Me, Babe, I have no idea. I blame the hype. Bloody hype! And fanfart fanart.

Why I do not like this as everyone else does?

Let's start with writing. That is my issue with this author from the very start.
mel ☽
Jan 23, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: mc, dark-romance, ow-om
the FBI really do be giving me the side-eye whenever i read this series tho.

i can just picture them breaking into my home like this

but for real... is this even lEgAl to write cuz there's so many fucked up things here that include children?? this series is just dark as hell that even i took a break from it for a long time but alas, here i am rereading the first three books because i forgot what happened and imma continue on with this series.

i honestly still liked Rider for Mae and maybe that's b

★★★★★ 5 Stars!

“It’s me babe... Ain’t no other man for you... but me.”

If you haven't read this book yet, I would highly suggest giving it a try, because

Seriously. It was intense, tragic, gripping, emotional, heartbreaking, and beautiful. It Ain't Me, Babe is a story about two people from completely different worlds who formed a connection the first time they met when they were just kids. Now, 15 years later they meet again under incredibly tense circumstances but their connection neve
May 10, 2022 rated it did not like it
1 Star

ehh yk this is too graphic for me especially those dark scenes
Feb 13, 2021 rated it liked it
3.5 stars ⭐️

“There is nowhere on Earth I would rather be than here with you. You do not cage me, Styx. You make me soar.”


I'm convinced that almost 25% of this book's word count simply consists of the word ‘bitch’ 🤦
Chelsea Humphrey
Favorite Quotes:

"I learned at a very early stage in life that a person can do just about anything to survive."

"The devil's greatest trick was convincing the world he did not exist,"

"I hope you're the end of my story. I hope you're as far as it goes. I hope you're the last words I ever utter. It's never your time to go..."
Kelly (and the Book Boar)
Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/

3.5 Stars

When I first joined Goodreads I was a super prude and never read books of the porny variety for fear that . . . .

But then something happened that changed everything . . . .

And now my only fear is that somehow I’ll forget to unclick that “share on Facebook” button and all my family will see that I’m a disgusting pervert.

It Ain’t Me, Babe is definitely not for everyone. As with most naughty books, you have to be able t
Oct 25, 2021 rated it really liked it
4 stars
Ugh, so I got dragged to read this from tiktok. I've been getting most of my suggestions from there as of late... and I was not at all disappointed. This was one hell of a book. MC Romance is usually a favoured trope of mine... but this book tops the charts. The FMC, Mae, escapes a cult/commune and stumbles upon a clubhouse. As you can probably guess, Mae's world is turned upside when she meets the President, Hades. I loved how Mae evolved as a character...the journey to who she becomes a
Mar 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
3.75 Stars

"It’s me babe... Ain’t no other man for you... but me.”


I'm going to have to think on this one. Some things worked for me, and some things not so much. The plot was unique and for the most part, kept my interest. Honestly, I found myself loving and hating it - either I was completely captivated by the story, edge of my seat, page turning or I was rolling my eyes at the cheese being thrown at me. I felt disjointed, and I'm still not sure how I truly feel. I will say for the most par
Oct 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favourites

** 4 "you make me soar" STARS **

“I have only ever liked one boy in my life. I have only ever 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.”

You see, I HATE cult stories. I live in Turkey, where religion determines the lifestyles of most people, and I have always been creeped-out by them. Living under strict religious rules and being a slave i
Apr 28, 2021 rated it really liked it

This book is intense from the first chapter like really intense and I liked it so much. In this book, we follow a girl who is running from a cult and the president of MC and how they are connected from their childhood.

Oh boy, this book is such a dark rollercoaster I was crying in the second chapter and through half of the book, Mae is such a sweetheart I loved her so much she’s strong and kind even after the hell she went through in this cult. Styx is a complicated character and a mysterious
Apoorva (semi-hiatus)
Edit: So I was just listening to a song and it keeps on reminding me about this book and even though the book already has an amazing playlist, I want to add this song to it because it just goes with it somehow- Saints

I've never been fond of biker romances for a few reasons- their continuous treatment of women as objects or properties, calling them a bitch (it's supposedly not meant to be bad but it does sound derogatory), and their penchant for violence (o-kay,I know I like action but not witho
There are so many things I don't like about this book, that I don't know where to start.

Mae: The female main character. Mae’s character is utterly unrealistic, nothing about her was credible. Her character development, her behavior, her thoughts, all are completely incongruous with those of an abused girl who has been forced to live her entire life within the confines of a deeply abusive sect. Where are the psychological ramifications for her abuse I wonder, or the mental shock in the face of be
❥ KAT ❥ Kitty Kats Crazy About Books
MY RATING: ☆☆☆☆☆ Stars
It Ain't Me, Babe (Hades Hangmen, #1)by Tillie Cole

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You know your reading a good book when
1: You forgot to eat breakfast and dinner time rolls around
2: You're busting to go to the loo but you've reached a good part in the book and just carry on reading and just about piss your pants!!
3: You inhale it
4: You hit a HUGE mother fukka of a book funk!!
5: You hunt down the author for the next installment

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I was recommended this by a friend who was reading it also and she lov
Jennifer Kyle
Jan 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
3.5 Commune to Compound Stars


This is the story of an escaped religious cult member, Mae finding refugee in the arms of a MC President, Styx. I think because I didn't get swept up with Styx and Mae as a couple the story fell flat for me.

The Hangmen Biker Club was an okay club I didn't find them any different from any other biker books. Their dealings with other organizations were broader but their compound ran the same as any other I have read. As for the commune, well I watched HBO’s Big Love
dnf @ almost 40%

- could not connect w/ any of the characters
- the protagonists annoyed me more than once
- the couple was meh, felt really lackluster
- the cult flashback scenes were hard to read
- the way they talk felt a tad bit odd for me
- and ^ that was aside from the constant ‘bitch’ calling
- many scenes made me eye roll so harddddd
- and cringe, it was cheese-fest for me

also, seems like Mae doesn’t have any life outside the cult or something, and i guess it was intentional given her circums
Rachel Reads Ravenously
2.75-3 stars

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

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Welp, I am in the minority. Yet again. I wanted to love this one, I did. Like, I even love the premise still. Because cults versus motorcycle clubs? Hell yeah! The end result just wasn't what I wanted. Too high of expectations I think.

Mae has lived with The Order her entire life carrying out their wishes. On the day she is to be married to the prophet, she flees, leavin
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“We were always fated to be together.
He is my everything. He is my entire world...
...Styx is my salvation.”

It ain’t me, babe is dark, gritty and gut wrenching story of two people from different cultural worlds destined to be together.

Styx the infamous ‘Mute Hangmen’ is the president of the outlaw MC club Hades Hangmen. Despite his speech impediment, he is feared and respected by all. Even being a cold blooded killer, a reputation he earned to overcome his disability he has a secret! The
4 Wolf Eyes Stars.

Styx is the “Prez” of the MC “Hades Hangmen”. He fell in love at 11 years old, for a girl with wolf eyes that he never saw again. For the next years he searched for her but he never found her again. But as the president of one of the biggest MC’s, he didn’t have time to dwell on that and life carried on.
Fifteen years later, he and his guys found a beat up girl, full of scars. They save her life and bring her to the club only for Styx to find out that she is the “girl with wolf
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