|It Ain't Me, Baby|
Salome "Mae" has been in a religious cult her whole life. So have her sisters. We don't even know whom her parents are.
When she finally get the chance to run away, she finds the courage to do so but not before loosing someone dear to her. She is injured and thanks to a nice lady she ends up at Hades Hangmen's compound.
River "Styx" Nash uses ASL to communicate. He suffers from a horrible stuttering. There are only 3 people who have heard him talk and one of them was a little girl he met when they were children across a fence. When the injured Salome shows up at his MC compound he can't believe she looks like the woman who has haunted his dreams.
“Mae was mine. Fifteen long years of wanting her to be mine, and here she sat, curled up in my arms – a fuckin’ angel in hell.”
Mae is shocked with what she sees around her. All the sinners around her but for the first time in her life she feels safe with Styx. She never forgot the boy from 15 yrs ago.
“I have only ever liked one boy in my life. I have only 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 yes ago and you still haven’t given it back.”
Letting Mae leave may be impossible for Styx to allow.
I love this MC book.
Mae was so damaged but at the same time she didn't linger in her horrible past. She adapted to her new environment and became someone better. She grew as a character. I felt disgusted with what was done to her and the worst part is that this is happening somewhere around the world.
Styx was a great alpha. The ASL humanized him. He was a true illegal MC President. He didn't care if he had to kill someone, he didn't even make any excuses for his behavior. Love that he had to eat his own words.
“You spent so long telling me you were not good for me. ‘It ain’t me, babe,’ you said emphatically. Now I am perfect for you?”
“I was wr-wrong. So d-damn wrong. 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.”
I just don't know who's going to be next: Lilah and Ky or Flame and Maddie.
Don't leave me waiting for too long Mrs. Cole.
“It’s me babe... Ain’t no other man for you... but me.”