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(Hell's Bastard #1)

4.07  ·  Rating details ·  743 ratings  ·  162 reviews



In the small town of Connard, Louisiana, evil hides in plain sight.


Stolen—I was a whisper.
Freedom—it came with a price.

I was a secret.
I don’t even know my full name.
Miss Catherine and Boxer changed my life.
I've started to trust in humanity.
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Emma James Hi MJ,

Thank you for this Q.

This whole series is the same H/h. Edge and Whisper and the sub characters will play a part in each installment.



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Emma James
Apr 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
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Wrenched #1
Warped #2
Contorted # 3
Entwined # 4
The Enforcers' Revenge #4.5 (don't miss reading this action-packed novella)
Venerated # 5

The Enforcers' Revenge #4.5. This novella is a 24-hour period from when Edge leaves to go do something
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TITLE: Wrenched
SERIES: (Hell's Bastard, # 1)
AUTHOR: Emma James
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
RELEASE DATE: August 30th 2015


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I've not read anything by this author before so I'm going to be a virgin reader, love the genre (one of my favourites) and it's mentioned that it's going to be a dark read which ticks another box of mine..Lover of dark reads..Love it more when
FMR Book Grind
Aug 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing

If you think this book is anything similar to the Men Of Ocean Beach series, YOU NEED TO STOP RIGHT NOW! The only thing that is the same, is the author, which is the FANTASTIC EMMA JAMES! But in this start to a brand spanking new series, Emma James has delivered something completely different to her usual. She has gone RAW, DARK, GRITTY, TWISTED, HOT, and INSANELY AWESOME, and did I mention ADDICTIVE??!! Well, I can assure you that this whirlwind of emotions throughout the
Flavs is Mrs David Gandy♥~♥’
Jul 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: bikers, arc
ARC Provided by author in exchange for an honest review

This is how I felt the whole time I was reading this book...
It was an emotional dark roller coaster ride.
First it was hate then mellow then lust then terror then angry cause the book just stopped... WTH...

Awesome storyline Awesome writing and a bit scary and freaky, but so worth the read.

I cannot wait for the next book to come out! Emma James you ROCK!
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What an unexpectedly interesting story

I think this was more of a thriller than a romance, though there was elements of romance in the book. The two main characters don’t even meet until about 75% or more of the book is over. Up till then is basically whisper’s back story. Though it is a good back story and it is all very integral to the plot as well as the ongoing plot of the series.

The characters are extremely well developed. Whisper is a girl who was raised from 2 years old in the home of
Cherry Shephard
Aug 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Emma James has created a darkly wonderful piece of art. Gritty, poignant and beautiful, I couldn’t put it down!
I experienced such a myriad of strong emotions, ranging from hate to lust. There were scenes that broke my heart and turned my stomach, followed by scenes that left me breathless, with a sense of the ‘calm before the storm’.
I will definitely be reading the next book in the series.
Jelena Bosh
Jul 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
4.5 Ruined stars!

I. Am. Free.

But am I?

I don't know how to be happy. My life has never been happy. I can't switch happy on. I don't know where my life goes from here.

Ughhh did I ever mention how much of a love/hate relationship I have with freakin CLIFFHANGERS!? I mean really? This was an an edge of your seat type of story and to know a cliffhanger was to follow? Damn it...

Ok. short rant over, lets get started.







50 Shades of DARK





This book and which likely will be the whole series is my first ever reads by Emma James. So far she has not disappointed and to be engrossed in this series says otherwise.

So, not realising the extent of how this story was going to turn out I’m rating this 31/2 stars based on my innermost eewwww and disgusted in a way I didn’t want to continue with this story...... but I am and I’m just waiting for the epic ending.
Tina Louise
Aug 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
**I received an ARC of Wrenched**
I am going to start my review by saying GET.THIS.BOOK.NOW. Pre-order or one-click, whatever you have to do to get this book on your reading device ASAP.

Wrenched is a complex, dark tale, written from multiple POV. This is a writing style Ms James seems to have mastered. I enjoyed the depth of story created by being able to get different perspectives.

Edge and Whisper are our leads.Their names are indicative of their nature. Edge is a bad arse MC enforcer. He is
Jul 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Beta read. This has just started another addiction for another series of books. Awesome plot and brilliant characters. I loved it xxx
Nov 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
Wrenched was my first Emma James book and I have to say, I really enjoyed this dark read. A bit of a captive story mixed in with a MC theme. With various POV shifts as we get to know all the players, I was fully enthralled as the story progressed.

Whisper has lived her entire life in captivity. Kept hidden away until now. It’s her time to escape, but she has no experience in life outside of that house, those rooms. When she finds Miss Catherine, she is introduced to the first people that she will
Aug 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Emma's has taken on a dark romance and has blown me away with this story. Her characters had me reeled in, the story is full of suspense and has you guessing what's happening next.
Whisper has you wanting to fight for the injustice of all who don't have their free will.
Whisper “The wood couldn’t stop what was being done to it, but nevertheless a shape was
formed, which was pleasing to the whittler”

Miss Catherine is that old lady that you just can't help love, and want to have in your life.
Mar 27, 2018 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Books Laid Bare
Aug 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I think Emma James knew that this was a book that was going to hang the reader out to dry and in some respects I got the feeling that in the first chapter she was almost reticent to let everything she had cooped up inside her out.
But once she let her inhibitions go so to speak, this book positively took off.
This is not for those of a nervous disposition – sorry, No I lie, Yes it is – you should read it regardless – I challenge you to challenge yourself!
So what is it all about?
Well told from
Apr 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Disturbing , dark, daunting - yet intriguing.

Why - you'll need to read to find out !!

Holy hotness I'm unsure where to start ..

Wrenched will take you on a roller coaster ride , you'll be covering your eyes not wanting to read on yet opening your fingers to peer to find out more .

The darkness whisper suffers will have your breathe baited , your heart racing and even anger gurgling from inside ..

Yet at that moment you feel a moment of freedom ...

How can an open door , bring so much light from
Stacey (Sassy Book Lovers)
Apr 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
**I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review**

I love Emma James's Men of Ocean Beach series and was so excited when I saw she was doing something different, something a little out of the comfort zone. So of course, I jumped at the chance to review, and Wrenched blew me away, any doubt in my mind...gone.

Emma James will sweep you away in this heart-wrenchingly dark story. A story about a young girl having to dig deep to survive, but also realizing that she doesn't have to do all this
Maree Repa
Aug 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Such an amazing book I've read today. I could put the book down even once. I just always love Emma James's book so much. This is a very emotional and awesome experience for all its reader. Quite disturbing and even scary for the characters. It ended up very emotional and very fear full of some characters. I ultimately loves the first book of the amazing series. I just can't wait for the second one. Well done Emma James!
Nicole Feichtl
Aug 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Wow!!!! Great book.... With a twisted line up on characters and story. Edge and Whisper have began their journey together. The dark story line has great signs of hope. I'm not thrilled I have to wait for fall to finish their story. But I know it will be worth the wait.
Jul 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I got a free copy of Wrenched and it collected dust on my Kindle for a few weeks before I started reading. It’s the first book I’ve read from Emma James, I was really surprised how good it was. MC Romances tend to be all the same, and there weren’t many by now who captured me like this one. I love Emma’s writing style. It has that personal touch that makes it easy to think and feel what the characters think and feel.
She’s done a great job at describing Whisper’s horrible life that she had to
Aug 13, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Overall Rating :: 4 stars
Series :: Book one of the Hell's Bastard series.
POV :: Alternating.
Cliffhanger :: Yes.
HEA :: (view spoiler)


This series sorta came out of left field for me. I didn't want something too sappy (I'm pregnant - just breathing makes me emotional right now), and I also enjoy a dark romance. And the additional plus? A motorcycle man! It's like the trifecta of romance perfection for me right now.

This is a lot deeper than I originally thought it
Great read with some dark themes. Taken as an infant, all Whisper knows is captivity and obeying her Master. When luck seems to finally all at her feet she takes control of her life and runs and meets people who show her what love is.
Not sure

Messed up. It is scary to think there are such evil messed up people in this world.

I hope this isn’t one of those stories where the heroine has drama after drama and then just bounces back fine....

I will read the next

Take it back... I am out of this.
Lustful Literature
Aug 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing

Wrenched is an intricate dark novel that is written in multiple POV’s. Normally I am not a fan of multiple POV’s but for this particular story it worked. There wasn’t a time where I felt confused by what was going on in this story. I was lost in the depth and darkness of this story. Getting to know all the key players feelings and roles within the story only intensified my enjoyment. The title of this novel is just so fitting.

We meet Edge at the very beginning of this story. He
Bloggers From Down Under
Aug 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
** Provided on behalf of the author for an honest review **

Your alone.
You have no one.
No friends.
No parents.
No siblings.
No interaction with the outside world.
Your isolated.
Cooped up in his house, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.
Except when the cleaning crew come in, then your locked up in an old, run down shed in the yard.
Your world has consisted of nothing else except for handcuffs, blindfolds, ropes, cameras, beatings.
He watches you all the time.
He’s trained you.
Aug 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book is a dark read but I simply couldn't put this book down or recommend enough. I feel so lucky to have had the chance to receive this book as a ARC and review it.

This book is written in many different POVs which I know isn't everyone's cup of tea but I personally love.

The 2 main characters in this book are Whisper and Edge.

Edge is a MC enforcer who loves sex, would die for his brother's, very good at his job and overall one bad man.

Whisper is the complete opposite of Edge. After being
Jemina Venter
Apr 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Gritty! Hot! Dark!
I knew ahead of time that Wrenched was going to include some dark themes, and gosh did Emma James deliver! The characters of Wrenched are well cooked; simmered to a nicely boiled down mix of dark, brave and vulnerable and served up for us to devour.
Whisper is an amazing female lead - you could expect given her background that she would be weak, beaten even, but I love her strength of character as the story develops.
Edge is as you'd expect from someone who is an MC enforcer (not
Ena May - Swoon Worthy Books/Enticing Journey Book Promotions
Solid 4 star first read for me by Emma James - review to come on tour. I will say this I knew the book was gonna end like this - now Emma get me book 2 please :)
Carmen Baldwin
Jun 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So interesting!

I love Motorcycle Club romances and I thought I would try this one out, well I didn't know it was a five book story but I have to say it is so interesting to me, I could not stop reading this book. The characters was so great and the story of Whisper and Edge and how they came together but the extra characters made this story great as well. There some dark scenes and some intriguing scenes, the end left me wanting to read more I loved it! So going to the next book to read!
LuDena Radford
Aug 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Cliff hanger

The author is excellent but the book is a cliff hanger . It makes me angry to accidentally stumble on to a cliff hanger, However if you like them Wrenched the first book is awesome
Dec 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Not your typical Biker tale.. This so far is Soooooo much more...
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Emma James is the author of the completed Hell's Bastard series, a jaw-dropping, highly addictive, unpredictable, sexy, and very twisted dark suspense/thriller series and also the much-loved Men of Ocean Beach series.

Emma writes in multi-genre and loves to keep the reader guessing with all the twists and turns found in her stories. Always expect the unexpected.

One consistent thing with her

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“I’m Dallas ‘Edge’ Masson, the Soulless Bastards MC’s enforcer. I’m a killer, and I’m fucking good at it. I make no bones about that. If you are on my radar, or the Soulless Bastards’, then you’d better start praying.” 1 likes
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