The first and most important fact to mention is that this story is very raw and dark. It has a lot of mature content and I would highly recommend being 18 or older before reading this book. Another thing to mention is that this will have SPOILERS involved.
Tillie Cole really knows what she’s doing when it comes to these books! This book is breathtakingly beautiful, so much so that it almost brought me to tears. I was on the verge! It takes A LOT, and I mean A LOT for a book to get me on the verge of tears(I don’t think I’ve ever cried while reading a book) This book was so dark and emotional that I had to put it down for a bit. But not for long because I had to pick it back up to see what was going to happen.
This story follows Flame. From the first books you know that Flame is our resident psychopath, whom all of us readers couldn’t help but fall in love with. He’s definitely different from the rest of the Hangmen. He’s quiet, always cuts himself, and can’t be touched by anyone.
Maddie, like her sister, grew up in that commune and had the worst of the brothers. He was extremely violent and tortured her. After everything that she’s been through she has a fear of being touched by men.
From the moment Flame and Maddie meet in It Ain’t Me, Babe there was a connection. They’re both so tortured that you would think them even trying to be in a relationship would be the last thing that need, however it turns out that the two of them are exactly what each other needs.
Throughout the story we learn about both Flame and Maddie’s past, and let me tell you…it fucking broke my heart reading about there pasts. I knew that Flame had to have gone through something traumatizing, but when we found out what it was, it was heartbreaking.
Flame and Maddie are what each other needed and I’m so glad they found each other. With the help of one another they were able to begin fixing what has been done to them. Nothing can ever completely heal, but they’re working on it together.
Besides Flame and Maddie, we also got to see more of Styx and Mae, and Ky and Lilah and I was so grateful for that. As much as I love Flame and Maddie’s story, my favorite couple is still Ky and Lilah! I really enjoyed getting to the psycho trio better(Flame, Viking, and AK) and I kind of fell in love with AK in this book, so I can’t wait to read his story!
Flame and Maddie touched my heart in this book, and I will never be able to forget them! If you haven’t yet read this series, then you’re seriously missing out on one of the best and most addicting series that I’ve read.
“I used to wonder how two people- one broken girl, and one broken boy- could ever move on from their dark and tortured pasts. But now I know. Together, that’s how. They fight their way through… together.”