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Trouble in Hell

(Hell Night #1)

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Book one in Alex Grayson's brand new romantic suspense series, Hell Night.... Welcome to Malus.

Trouble and his brothers escaped from Malus, Texas as kids. In the dead of night, they left behind a hell so hideous, it made national news.

Years later, they returned to make the place that was once their living nightmare, a safe place for those who have suffered just as they hav
ebook, 1, 300 pages
Published October 18th 2018 by Alex Grayson
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KAT ♕ Kitty Kats Crazy About Books ♕
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TROUBLE IN HELL: Trouble in Hell is the first instalment of (Hell Night #1) a full length dark romance novel by Alex Grayson.

Starting this nothing prepared me for the ‘Prologue’ where close friends, who are closer than blood and call themselves brothers (Emo, JW, Trouble and Judge) escape into the night leaving chaos, death and destruction behind them. Setting off where no one knows their names, seeking freedom from the horrors of the township named 'Sweet Haven' they left behind in their d
Dri ✰
Oct 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018, 2018-favorites
★ 5 STARS ★

“If one of us gets cut deep, we all feel the pain. If one of us has been betrayed, we all feel the ramifications. What you do to one, you do to all of us. We aren’t just close friends. We’re brothers.”


Há tempos não lia um livro dark tão bom e que me consumisse completamente.
Embora esta história contenha um assunto pesado e perturbador, eu adorei cada minuto dessa leitura!

Os personagens principais foram bem construídos. Gostei muito do Trouble e da Re
Eve Recinella (Between The Bookends)

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My goodness, this book was hard to get through. If you have any triggers, it is a book you best take a pass on. If you want specifics feel free to message me. That warning aside, I pretty much LOVED everything about this book. I am going to leave things pretty vague as to not give too much of the story away, but the writing was excellent. It was perfectly paced. The plot was engaging. It was dark. It was twisted. It was bloody. It was heartbreaking.
Carla Bulian
Nov 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
Gostei bastante dessa história, apesar de achar que tiveram algumas coisas mal explicadas, mas com certeza, nos próximos livros serão mostradas.
Excelente leitura!
Oct 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
4.5 dark and disturbing stars

Wow, what a read! Emotional, romantic, but so, so dark - beware triggers everywhere - it’s definitely not an easy read, and is often uncomfortable, but I was completely hooked and I loved it!

“May Lucifer welcome you with open arms,” …
“And deliver you to the darkest pits of hell,” …
“To live out an eternity for the evil deeds you’ve bestowed,” …
“Shall you not rest in peace,”

‘Trouble’ and his three best friends grew up in the town of Sweet Haven, Texas, and their liv
 Charlie  ✰ WLTB Blog ✰
Sep 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-from-author, 2018

Wow, this book is so good.
I’m not going to go into details I think you should go in blind
Alex never disappoints with her books and this one was so good
The storyline is so different from what I have read from this author before. It is raw emotional heartbreaking but also so good. This story had me turning the pages to see how it all going to play out, another well written brilliant book by this author. I recommend this to people who love this author other works and if you have never read the
Camila Matuella
Oct 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
4 * trouble * estrelas

Uauu que livro viciante, quando vi tinha acabado.
Pra quem gosta de um livro mais dark (eu não achei ele tão pesado assim, apesar dele possuir temas bem importantes e relevantes, que nos embrulham o estômago, porém já li livros mais pesados que esse) esse é uma boa pedida. Mas cuidado o assunto nesse pode ser que não seja a escolha de muitos .

Eu gostei muito dos personagens, estou louca pra ler a história dos demais, mas principalmente do Emo.
Já no aguardo dos próximos li
Shari Kay
Dec 13, 2018 marked it as not-for-me
already pregnant h when meeting H is just not my thing
Debbie Dumke
Sep 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
Lies, Deceit, Half-Truths, Secrets, Pain, the Rawest of Emotions make up Every Single Character in this book.

The one ‘spoiler’ or warning, I’ll give you if you will, is that this book really isn’t for everyone. There are some very dark, sensitive situations that will make just about every person who breathes air to feel uncomfortable. Having said, that I think that in reading most if not all of Alex’s books, that is what she strives to do. She wants to shine a light on the ugly underbelly of li
Maria Di Pasqua
Oct 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
It is really hard to give an opinion about a book that has left me with a sense of uneasess not because it was terrible but because it dealt with a difficult topic that is child abuse.
The book is indeed a dark romance in which the reader will read about this pregnant woman who accidentally ends up in this remote town. Here she encounters this sexy doctor who, along with other men, hides a dark past that involves the entire town. A place that apparently in the past seemed one of the happiest and
Tianna✸loves books✸

I don’t know where to start. But this book is a little too much for me.
Firstly the H is a doctor.
A sick perverted doctor I must say..

“Maybe I shouldn’t have a career in the medical field, and my license would probably be revoked if the medical board found out about my perverse cravings, but I love my profession.”

Then in one scene he is doing the breast examinations of one of his female patient, and he is aroused by this.
Then he does her vaginal examination, and again he is aroused
Melissa J (Book Addicts Reviews)
5 dark and troubled stars!! This book was phenomenal!!!

So reading this book I went in blind. For some reason I was expecting like a bad boy next door and no this is not that. And then the entire book I am like “ this needs to be a series”, “I need to email the author”, “oh please give me more” and then at the end it says a preview for JW’s story!!! Ahhh I am so excited. This is book one of the “Hell Night Series”!!!!! I. Can. Not. Wait. For more!!!!

Ok so this is an absolute stand alone book wit
4 estrelas .

Gostei muito . Um livro dark e ao mesmo tempo emocional com uma pitada de suspense com personagens intrigantes e um romance cativante .
Philomena Callan Cheekypee
Oct 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: loved-it
Like previous books I’ve read by this author Trouble in Hell was another epic read. I absolutely loved it and read within a day.

Best friends who call themselves brothers. JW, Elmo, Judge and Trouble. They rule a town in Texas called Malus where outsiders aren’t welcome. When Remys car breaks down in Malus she finds Trouble. The chemistry between these two is oh so hot.

A shout out for the secondary characters. Can’t wait to read more about them.

This was a brilliant read. If you’ve got triggers t
Oct 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Holy heavens above this book was FANTASTIC!! I loved every minute of it.
In saying that let me just add this book does contain triggers so be warned.
This book is dark and twisted, raw, heartbreaking and so much more..
I'm going to keep this short as I don't want to give anything away. You need to go in blind to get the full effect of this fantastic read.
Romance Schmomance (Malia)


Holy crap, what did I just read?! OK. I'm going to start off with that  this book needs ALL the trigger warnings . Don't take it lightly at all. I'll be honest and say that I had a bit of a love/hate relationship with this book because of the content. And with this being my first read from Alex Grayson, she did an absolutely fantastic job with weaving this dark, twisty, disturbing tale with a bit of romance. I definitely loved the romance part o
Oct 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book may not be for everyone it is a pretty dark romance and I just loved it. This was a really intense read and once I started reading it I just could not put it down. I refuse to give anything away but if you like a good twisted dark read then you will want to get this book as far as I am concerned this is a must read
Nancy Metsch
Oct 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was a rough book to read at first, but then as I got further in it did get better. This was the first book I have read bu Alex
So while I knew when I went into this book that it was a dark romance and I was prepared, I will say I don't think anyone could ever be prepared enough for this kind of darkness. That said, I loved this book. It was an incredibly emotionally hard book to read at points and I want to just rage at the world when I read some of what happens, but it all ties together beautifully and makes this book un-put-downlable. There truly is no preparation for some of what you are going to read so you just hav ...more
Bookmarks by Jasmina
Oct 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is brilliant written story, but be careful if you're sensitive person. There are lots of fragile scene.
Alex Grayson book made huge impression on me, to the point that I could not collect my thoughts quick enough after reading it. Although I wasn't familiar with this author before, she already bought me, even with mysterious synopsis. The plot of "Trouble in Hell" in many ways is staggering and heartbreaking.
This is original story and although unlike, many has a grain of truth in it, becaus
A gritty and very testing story

Whilst this covers some very dark themes, the worst of which are touched on in flash backs, I would put it more as a mid-grey read. All the bad stuff has happened in the past, experienced in brief flash backs or conversation. Whilst this doesn't make it any easier to read or stomach, the relationship between Trouble and Remi was separate to the 'darkness'. Do, however, be warned that this isn't an easy read though and does contain several possible triggers.

Not on
Oct 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs, e-books
I don't know where to start. This book made me feel so many things that I find it difficult to express how much I loved it! Let me tell you first that this book is not for the faint of heart. There are some messed up things going on that will make you both furious and sad. I experienced so many feelings while reading the book; I was sad for what the characters went through, I was furious with those that hurt them, I felt the love between our leads and felt the need to see them happy and fulfille ...more
Cassie May
Oct 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
Reviewed on behalf of 3 Degrees of Fiction Blog
This book left me with conflicted feelings. I knew it would be hard reading it and I do not recommend this book for weak hearted people who cannot cope with abuse. Normally I thoroughly enjoy the books and stories of this author, but this one was … kind of hard for me to read.
I am not American and have never been a supporter of the death sentence, since the whole judicial system BEFORE the sentencing is full of mistakes and prejudices. Reading this
Diane plourde
Oct 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing

WOW!!!!!! This is a 10 star story that had me hooked from the very first page to the last one. Even then I couldn’t stop thinking about this mind blowing masterpiece.

I will keep this review spoiler free because the readers need to experience first hand what I just did.

This is a dark romance. It’s dark but these men are good. They went through the unimaginable but they care a lot for the innocents. This story had me reading it in 2 sittings. I started right before going to bed and all of a sud
Brittany Alexander
Oct 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book was a very difficult read due to the subject matter. There is a trigger warning in the book, but it’s not detailed, and I feel it should be, because having experienced what happened in this book made it really hard to read.

There are graphic scenes depicting child rape and child sexual abuse.

Even though this book was hard to read due to the subject matter, I had to give this book five stars because it was a really good book. Even though I so badly wanted to put the book aside so I wo
Oct 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The characters are written with such depth. I slowly fell in love with all the supporting characters. I really enjoyed it being told with both main characters POV so their back slowly unravels for us reeling us in to a story of deep emotions and darkness. Living in hell Trouble and his three brothers survived the only way they knew how by harnessing their pain into rage and seek justice on those that would abuse rather than offer a kind word or warm embrace. They keep the emotional side of thems ...more
Sara Koelsch
Oct 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Oh Alex Grayson, you can write the hell out of some stories! Trouble in Hell was seriously brutal. It was a bit dark and a ton bloody and I seriously loved the hell out of it! Ms. Grayson has given us pure gold… now, I’m going to be honest, and this isn’t for the timid. This book is full of triggers and if you’re… say sensitive, than I’d recommend you perhaps skip this book. However, if you’re up for something on the dark side with a ton of heart and some serious trouble! It’s worth it, if you’r ...more
Kerry Melton
Oct 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
I really don’t know where to begin with writing this review. I had a hard time with Trouble in Hell because I was really taken aback by the content in the story. I’m usually not scared, but I wasn’t sure if I was going to be able to get through it. I won’t go into to much detail. You can be the judge for yourself.

I’m usually not thrown off by dark elements within a book, but I guess I hit my hard limit with this one. The plot of the story was good, and I enjoyed the main and secondary character
Gwen Shafer
Oct 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
There is so much to say about this one. Hold on because this one is extremely mind gripping heart wrenching and just so intense right from the very beginning. This is something different from Alex that I am use to reading. But lord did it grab my attention and have me on the edge of my seat wanting more from every page I turned. I wanted to read it all in one setting but it was so intense I had to take a break and come back to it. There are many different tiggers in this one but all of those mak ...more
Caroline A Woman & Her Books
If you have emotional triggers or limits then this book is not for you so turn away now. If you love a dark, twisted and gritty story then jump right into Hell.
This author loves to play with our emotions and believe me, by the time you reach the end of this book, if you make it that far, you would have gone through the wheel of emotion time and time again.
Anger, disgust, repulsion and extreme heartbreak are just a few things you'll feel as you hear 'Trouble' tell his story of what he and his 3
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Alex Grayson is the bestselling author of heart pounding, emotionally gripping contemporary romance including the Jaded Series, the Consumed Series, and two standalone novels. Her passion for books was reignited by a gift from her sister-in-law. After spending several years as a devoted reader and blogger, Alex decided to write and independently publish her first novel in 2014 (an endeavor that to ...more

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Hell Night (4 books)
  • Bitter Sweet Hell (Hell Night, #2)
  • Judge of Hell (Hell Night, #3)
  • Key to Hell (Hell Night, #4)
“May Lucifer welcome you with open arms,” …
“And deliver you to the darkest pits of hell,” …
“To live out an eternity for the evil deeds you’ve bestowed,” …
“Shall you not rest in peace,”
“For the first time since my brothers and I started this whole thing, I wish it could be different. I wish I wasn’t so fucked in the head and held so much hatred in my heart. I wish I could let the past go and look toward a future. I wish I could have things there’s no chance in hell I could ever have.” 1 likes
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