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Review

I received an ARC of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

I have to admit that as big a fan as I am of Kristen Ashley, recently, I haven’t gotten a book from her that swept me off my feet. The last one was probably Deacon, and I loved it for the broken man who found the love of a good woman. I loved every page of that book. After Deacon, I hit a low and couldn’t find any book from her that I truly loved. I liked one or two, but that was it.

Now, with High and Millie’s story, I got it again. Of all Chaos men, High would have been the least likely hero I expected to like. I mean, I wasn’t the much of a fan of him in Motorcycle Man, and he always seems to have existed in the background since the Chaos series began. However, this book gave me a badass biker who was loyal, who loved firecely and completely, and could say the right things at the right time.

This story broke my heart. What Millie did for High, what she sacrificed for him, it was a testament to how selfless real love could be. She was willing to be the enemy, to have him hate her, just so he could have the life that they would have been denied of. My favorite Chaos man, Tack, was a little harsh here, but it was because he protected those he loved, and he thought Millie hurt High for the wrong reasons. I like that Tyra was the Tyra who believed in dreams and true love and all that shit. To sum it all, I loved this book. I couldn’t put it down the moment I started reading it. This comes highly recommended.

Reading Order [book-series]

Book 1 – Own The Wind

Book 2 – Fire Inside

Book 3 – Ride Steady

Book 4 – Walk Through Fire

Featured Author Review: Souls Unfractured – Tillie Cole

 

 

Review

Let me breathe first because this is going to be a bit on the intense side.

When I first started reading this series with It Ain’t Me, Babe, I was really thinking this was just going to be another MC romance series which was a little dark, a little dangerous, a little hot, a little disturbing, a little romantic. I was wrong. Every page, I was afraid of what was going to happen. I was afraid of how the author might wish to play out the plot. It wasn’t because the heroes were the antihero types. It wasn’t that the heroines could get too broken beyond repaid. No, it was that I was already very emotionally invested in her characters that I was afraid of how I might feel if they ever got into harm’s way.

We’ve already met both Maddie and Flame since Book 1, and we all know theirs was going to be a truly heartbreaking story, with Maddie’s experiences in the cult and Flame’s obviously disturbed story. I knew that the first two books wouldn’t even come close to how painful this third book would be. Heroine-wise, Maddie would have to be my favorite. I love Mae, but Maddie definitely had the biggest heart and the strongest mind. She took a man like Flame into her heart, took care of him when he needed her, fought his demons the way she knew how, and still managed to heal herself from her trauma.

There are no words to explain how and why I love this book. I just do. The depth of the story, the character development, the plot twists, the surprises that came along the way, the unravelling, eveything that Ms Cole put in this book was emotional, explosive, and unforgettable. Like the previous two books, I have something to take away from this book. These are:

First, sex is an expression. Whether of corruption and evil, dominance and power, need and desire, or love and acceptance. Like Flame and Maddie, their experiences with sex were those of corruption, evil, abuse, power, hate. But together, sex was their expression of love, forgiveness, acceptance. Their coming together was a sign that they have moved on and are moving towards a better place.

Next, the past is a monster that never lets you sleep, at least not until you confront it. Flame was a slave to his nightmares for so long that it became his comfort zone. He was used to cutting, to hearing that voice, seeing that monster that haunted him. It was difficult for him to face his past. When he did, he found a reward that was truly a treasure. He found a brother.

Lastly, the heart has an immeasurable capacity for love. Like Ash who lived for the hope of meeting his brother one day. Like Maddie who loved the broken man who saved her from the man who tormented her. Like Flame who confronted his past, so he could move forward and heal for Maddie. Like Lilah and Mae who found love despite the environment they were brought up in. Like the Hades Hangmen who were dark characters, outlaws, different, but would walk through fire for the women they love.

I cannot wait to read Deep Redemption because I want to see Rider redeem himself. I want to see an antagonist lose his way and find himself again. Tillie Cole is probably one of the best authors of this generation, and I am really in love with her books.

Reading Order [book-series]

Book 1 – It Ain’t Me, Babe

Book 2 – Heart Recaptured

Book 3 – Souls Unfractured

Book 4 – Deep Redemption

 

 

 

 

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Review

Let me just say that as of the moment, there isn’t anything from Ms. Tillie Cole that I did not love. Even my least favorite ones are still high rating books. I knew the moment I started reading It Ain’t Me, Babe that I was going to be hooked on her books. As soon as I finished Styx and Mae’s stories, I immediately started on Ky and Lilah.

I loved this book too. I didn’t love it as much as I loved the previous one, but this book was still miles apart from its contemporaries. I don’t know how Ms. Cole does it, but she just takes an MC romance novel and injects a lot of deeper stories into it and magnifies the emotion and mind blowing suspense, making every reader addicted to her books. I am just a big fan of her. Most contemporary romance novels these days are one dimensional. You have a hero and a heroine, a big conflict, and a guaranteed HEA. With Ms. Cole’s books, you have a hero and a heroine, a conflict, another conflict, more conflict, suspense, romance, and a seemingly impossible-to-get HEA.

The reason I am giving this book four red hearts instead of five is Lilah. And Ky. Before you crucify, let me tell you first that I love them both together. Ky and Lilah truly deserve each other after everything that they went through, and their love story is beautiful. However, individually, I wasn’t won over. Ky will always be a beta to me, and I really much prefer the alphas. And of course, I still haven’t forgotten the fact that he discouraged Styx from pursuing Mae in the first book. And Lilah, well, what can I say. She eventually found her strength, and she ended up being a brave woman. But she was weak before that. And judgmental too.

Anyway, what do I take away from Heart Recaptured? It’s the fact that regardless of your faith, regardless of what you believe in, we are all the same in the sense that we always believe in something bigger than ourselves. Whether we worship God, Allah, or Science, the truth is that we worship something. We have faith in something. Or someone. And that, my friends is really what makes us all equal in the eyes of the universe.

Reading Order [book-series]

Book 1 – It Ain’t Me, Babe

Book 2 – Heart Recaptured

Book 3 – Souls Unfractured

Book 4 – Deep Redemption

 

 

 

 

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Review

I got this book because I was looking for MC romance novels, and this was on the list of suggestions. However, it took me ahiwle before I actually picked it up to read. And that is something that I truly regret. I mean, if I had read this book right away, I would have known about Tillie Cole from the very start. Anyway, I know about her now, and I will be stalking her from now on.

It’s no secret how much I love MC romance novels. However, the more common these books have become, the harder it is to find a really good book. Let’s be honest, there’s a lot of MC books out there. But only a handful of them actually have or quality. Only very few of them actually have a good story. It Ain’t Me, Babe is one of those MC books that offers so much more than just any other book out there.

I loved this book. There is something in the way Ms. Cole writes that grabs your attention, gets you emotionally invested, excited, anxious, overwhelmed, and hungry for more. I loved the way Styx and Mae met when they were young. I loved the way their romance developed. I loved the way the MC was betrayed but that they still all stood behind each other and fought by their president’s side. I love Styx. He may have started out as a heartless MC president who didn’t care if he broke hearts. But he more than made up for it in the way he was with Mae. Most of all, I love Mae. She had strength. She was brave enough to run away. But she was not jaded enough to be unforgiving.

This book is more than just an MC romance novel. It features a society that we all know of but do not always understand. We don’t always get why people in cults and sects end up where they end up. This book shows us a side of religious cults that isn’t good but something that we should be aware of. It shows how power can corrupt a person. It shows how faith can make people blind. It Ain’t Me Babe is definitely on my all time favorites list, and it’s not leaving that list for a very, very long time.

Reading Order [book-series]

Book 1 – It Ain’t Me, Babe

Book 2 – Heart Recaptured

Book 3 – Souls Unfractured

Book 4 – Deep Redemption

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Review

I received an ARC of this book from TRSOR in exchange for an honest review and as part of the book’s blog tour promotions.

I’ve followed the Devil’s Dust ever since Dani and Shadow. I like the way the Ms. Forgy plays out the lives of each character. The MC life being portrayed is believable. It’s wild and dangerous but full of life, drama, romance, and adventure. It’s exactly what I like in an MC romance novel.

I have to say that I’m surprised that Cherry and Lip got a book of their own. Whenever Cherry got mentioned in previous books, I always pictured her as someone older. It’s not that I don’t like her. I actually do. I like her strong personality. I like how wild she was and unpredictable but very loyal to the club and to the old ladies.

I liked this book, but I have to honestly say that the circumstances and twists that happened in this book seemed a bit difficult to believe. I liked the part about Cherry’s past, and the secrets she kept for a long time. However, I thought that the reason why she became part of the MC was unnecessary and that their story would still have been just as explosive even if things had been different.

I can’t wait for more MC books from this author. I know that I will be one of those fans who will be waiting anxiously for her next release.

Excerpt

After he leaves, I open his wallet, reading his name, address, weight. All of it.

“Phillip DeLuca.” I taste his name running off my lips as I trace my finger over his picture. He’s so handsome. He’s the kind of guy most people would be afraid of, but not me. I want to get to know him. Lost in a daydream, my car door is yanked open.

“Where the fuck is it, bitch?”

“What?” I shriek as I’m pulled out of the car and slammed forward onto the hot hood. “I don’t have anything!” I scream, trying to pull free. He shoves me back down on the hood. His hand tangled in my hair.

“Don’t think about moving,” he spits, his tone harsh. I roll my eyes and continue leaning over the hood. My heart slams against my chest in pure panic, and my hands shake. He pulls away and leans in to the car. Within seconds, he finds his wallet. Shit.

He peers at me with a fierce energy in his eyes. The intensity has me pulling off the hood, scared out of my mind.

“You have some balls,” he mutters, shoving his wallet back in his pocket. His tone is soft and tender suddenly. I turn my head and eye him angrily.

“Fuck you.” I cross my arms and lean my hip against the car. My choice of words more confident than I’m feeling.

He steps up to me and grabs my hips hard with both hands. My skin burns, and my mouth parts with desire. His brown eyes find mine, and his hands yank my body closer to his. I feel like all the air is sucked from my lungs as I search his dark eyes. Placing my hands on his solid chest to steady myself, my palms buzz with excitement.

“You’d like that, wouldn’t you?” He looks me up and down and leans in close. “You’d like it if I pushed you over the hood of this car and fucked you ‘til your legs gave out.” His words feather against my lips, he’s so close. I hold my breath, willing my body to pull away, but I don’t move. Just when I think he’s going to kiss me, he grabs my hand and pulls it upward. I furrow my brows and watch as he pulls a pen from his back pocket, pulling the cap off with his teeth. He writes his number and the word ‘Lip’ on my hand.

“Call me. Don’t make me come find you, Cherry.”

“Cherry?” I ask out loud.

“Your swimsuit,” he yells over his shoulder before starting his bike. I look down at my white shirt noticing my cherry bikini peeking out from the bust line. A smile creeps across my face. I know I shouldn’t like him, but I kind of do. Driving past me, he winks and I swear I sigh like a damn fool.

Reading Order [book-series]

Book 1 – What Doesn’t Destroy Us

Book 2 – The Scars That Define Us

Book 2.1 – The Broken Pieces Of Us

Book 2.2 – Love That Defies Us

Book 3 – The Fear That Divides Us

Book 4 – The Lies Between Us

 

 

 

 

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