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Trouble in Hell

(Hell Night #1)

4.15  ·  Rating details ·  1,040 ratings  ·  269 reviews
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 h
ebook, 1, 300 pages
Published October 18th 2018 by Alex Grayson
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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 t
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 l
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
 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
Apr 18, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: freebie
Great set up for series

Wow, this is not your typical sweet romance read. Although there is sweet and romance in this, its just more in the background. I loved the slow burn as we got to learn about Malus and its people. There is darkness here, and triggers, but you need to read this to understand why these 4 brothers do what they do. At times this was gut wrenching, had all the feels and loved how things turned out. Is going to be a great series.
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
3 Wavering Stars

Trouble is the MC in this story. He's a doctor who lives in a small town renamed Malus. Trouble along with his brothers of the heart - JW, Emo and Judge returned to the town that held so much horror for them and changed things drastically - hunting those who needed punishing/death and protecting the innocents of the town. Malus now has its own laws written and enforced by Trouble and his brothers, outsiders are unwanted and encouraged to leave as soon as possible.

When outsider Re
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
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
Nov 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Alex Grayson is easily becoming one of my favorite authors.

This reading is not for the faint of heart. It is heartbreaking, dark and of an unparalleled rawness and yet love is there surrounded by so much evil, giving a breath of it.

Malus's past is marked by sin and pain but he will never go unpunished. Malus will get her revenge as she rebuilds herself and gives hope to those in need.

The way the author handles secrets, lies, hatred, demons and the dark past that hides in Malus really made me won
Y'all this book was hard to read. I'm not gonna lie. I skipped the flashbacks. I couldn't handle them. I do like the way the town was handled. I have no idea how to rate this book. Listen to the trigger warnings. I won't be continuing the series because it's way too dark for me. ...more
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.
Sep 05, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Jun 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Twenty three years ago Trouble, Emo, JW and Judge escaped hell when they were just children. The town of Sweet Haven, where they once lived, was a place where nightmares came true. Now, they have taken over the town renaming it Malus. Trouble, Emo, JW and Judge rule Malus with an iron fist and have their own set of rules to govern their town. Outsiders are not welcome as Malus holds a lot of secrets that could be dangerous if they ever get out.

Remi Stone is running away from a tragedy. Heavily
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Apr 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Dark, gritty….

Oh boy, was this a walk down the dark side. Be sure you read the disclaimer it will be too late - you won’t want to stop….

What do you do after surviving hell? Well, if you are Trouble and his brothers, you create a world where women and children do not have to fear. Where they are in control. This is the first in the series and it laid the foundation for a story arc that is both riveting and repellant. What they endured, what they continue to fight against, represents the worst of
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
Maria Angie Mendoza
Oct 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Dark, twisted and suspenseful, this book was full of gritty triggers.
Gut wrenching and emotional, if you can’t handle certain triggers best to stay away!
However, if you don’t mind them, you’ll love it!
This read offers a unique, hard core method of justice and revenge!
The characters were well developed and there was this underlying passion coming through from them when you least expected it, that made the characters likable. Their flaws and their complicated pasts gave them an edge and a quest f
Oct 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
I am not sure what to say about this book. It is dark and full of triggers. Trouble and his brothers experienced child abuse in every form imaginable. Reading what happened was very hard. However, they survived. As adults they become a group oh vigilantes and take care of the abused. Many people may not agree with there approach, but it’s their own brand of justice. When Reny stumbles across their town, she has no idea what she is about to encounter. She has her own demons and secrets. Things pr ...more
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
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Disclaimer: An eARC was provided via Inkslinger PR and the Author as part of the Blog Tour. The Thoughts, opinions & feelings expressed in the review are therefore, my own.

Disclaimer: This book is definitely intended for mature audiences. It is dark, traumatic and may have triggers for abuse, sexual and physical. I will not go into details about the plot or the characters themselves; go in blind, like I did, and you will definitely enjo
Jasmina Ceha (bbj Bookmarks by Jasmina)
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
Kendall {Book Crazy}
Aug 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I had seen this series going around on Facebook, but I hadn't checked it out or read the synopsis for this book! I then saw a blogger say that this series is one of their favourites, so I decided to check it out! I have no idea why I hadn't checked it out sooner because the synopsis of this book sounded amazing! I grabbed a copy and read it as soon as I could! After reading, I can say that I enjoyed this book a lot! I wasn't sure what to expect from it, but the plot developed at the perfect pace ...more
Louise H  -  ⭐ Life in the Book Lane Reviews ⭐
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.

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
Oct 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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
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
Diane Plourde TDC Book Reviews

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
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
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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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“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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