Cassidy’s Shelf…

June 3, 2014 Book Reviews 1 ★★★★★

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
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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…

Dark Contemporary Romance/New Adult Novel.

Contains sexual situations, violence, sensitive and taboo subjects, offensive language and mature topics. Recommended for age 18 years and up*


Okay, wow, wow, wow! I could just leave it at that but that would be mega unfair so I will do my best to articulate my scattered thoughts.

Firstly the plot: Simple yet with a twist you don’t see coming. I loved it because it allowed me to immerse myself in the characters.  So basically the plot centers around Salome, a girl who has been raised in a cult. She meets Styx our male MC for the first time when she is around 8 years old and has a brief interaction with him through the barbed wire fence which surrounds her home/prison. This meeting has a huge impact on them both and years later, 15 to be precise, their paths cross again when Salome escapes from the cult and stumbles into Styx’s home – the home of the biker gang the Hangmen.

The characters: Styx – hot alpha male with a speech impediment that just makes him super tense and super sexy in my book.  Who needs words?

Salome: Sweet and kind and broken but a firecracker waiting to be lit.

My reactions: OMG!  Jaw on the floor, squirm and then s*** f*** and phew!

Tillie Cole uses real life accounts and information as a backdrop for this stunningly evocative tale of dark romance. Styx is a passionate hard ass who loves with all his heart and Salome is a strong female at heart who only wants to be loved and give her love in return.  This is defo 18 + only peeps as there are some seriously hot sex scenes and plenty of cursing.

Also if you read it an love it as much as I have then you will be super excited to know that there is a sequel in the works! Yipee, go Tille Cole!!!




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One Response to “Cassidy’s Shelf…”

  1. emaginette

    I can imagine how two cults meeting like that would be explosive! And fun to read. COULD it be like Romeo &Juliet 🙂

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