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It Ain't Me, Babe

(Hades Hangmen #1)

4.17  ·  Rating details ·  32,038 ratings  ·  3,589 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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Angie While the relationship of the main couple is carried over into the next books, this book could be read alone with no lingering questions.
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Val ⚓️ Shameless Non-Snowflake ⚓️
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

“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 first and only kiss, and I nightly prayed for your safety and happines
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)
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
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
***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
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
*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

★★★★★ 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


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.
Tears Of Venus, but humans call me Mina
Aug 15, 2020 rated it liked it
Recommended to Tears Of Venus, but humans call me Mina by: Oumaima
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
Kelly (and the Book Boar)
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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
mel ☽
Jan 23, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: mc, dark, 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
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
Chelsea Humphrey
Jul 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Chelsea by: Storiesandcoffee
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..."
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
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
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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

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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
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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
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
Angie - Angie's Dreamy Reads
May 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book is not a five star read! It's a 20 f*cking million star read!


The BEST biker book I have EVER read!

It OWNED me!

I NEED, WANT, CRAVE and MUST have more!

Unbelievable! Top read of 2014!
5 Bible fuckers STARS

"The boy River had grown into Styx the man and, despite his flaws and his harshness, he was all I wanted. All I had ever wanted. I was completely consumed by his every touch, his taste and smell, and at that moment, I gave my soul whole-heartedly, to a sinner."


Hace un año my girl Kjean Lara, que la adoro porque le gusta la misma crazy shit que a mi. Ella me recomendó mucho esta serie y le estoy eternamente agradecida por ello.

OMG como me arrepentí de n
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
Tessamari ♥Many Waters...♥ ~ Sweet Spot Book Blog
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If this made me a sinner, then I was glad to be a fallen

Ok. I honestly don’t know where to start. I’m in fucking AWE of this writer…just pure…utter…awe. I’m a massive fan of Tillie Cole, and this story just solidifies why I love her stories so much. She has taken a big risk writing this because it is extremely different from her previous work. This is NOT your typical MC story. Oh, no. There are so many other elements
Patty ~ Wrapped Up In Reading Book Blog
*****FOUR IT's ME BABE, STARS*****
(BR with Denisse)

Well this one took me for a ride!!
I went into it with a little trepidation, having seen the mixed reviews.
The first 35% of it seemed to drag.
I had no clue what the hell this story was about.
Maybe it's because I kept starting the book late at night, when I was almost dead to the world.
At first I was thinking this was a paranormal read, with all the biblical and Greek mythological references.
But eventually everything clicked, and I settled in for
I decided to make some time for a quick review, as this is a series that I am in love with and can't get out of my head!! Even days after finishing this one, I still have the Hades Hangmen stuck in my brain! I know I have read a great book when the memory of it still burns brightly through out my day. I try and figure out how this one is different from the other MC books out there; because...let's face it..there are a ton. "It Ain't Me, Babe," was very dark and edgy, but even with the brutal lif ...more
* Meli Mel *

♥♥♥ 3.75 STARS ♥♥♥

This was a very interesting story. It follows a young woman in her early twenties named Mae that has lived her entire life in a community of a religious cult. For years she has suffered abuse for being beautiful, for being a temptress to men. One day when she is just eight years old she runs into the forest to get away from it all for awhile. She reaches the fence the keeps them all in and sees a boy in the other side. It was one meeting but she never forgot him and how kind he
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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. ...more

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