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Bitter Sweet Hell

(Hell Night #2)

4.72  ·  Rating details ·  126 ratings  ·  86 reviews
The Hell Night Series continues with JW's story!

As the Sheriff of Malus, Texas, JW takes his oath to protect its citizens very seriously. Born from an ugly past, he swears no child, woman, or man will ever endure what he and his brothers have. As he seeks retribution of the ones who have wronged him, his past and his present finally collide. Secrets are laid open. Ones tha
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Published January 10th 2019 by Self
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‘BITTER SWEET HELL’ Is the second book in Alex Greyson’s ‘Hell Night' series. It can be read as a standalone but I suggest you read ‘Trouble in Hell’ first. Dual Perspectives.

This is JW’s Story, it’s not a pretty story, but it’s his story to tell. Nothing is all that it seems in the township of Malus, Texas, run by four non blood brothers, ( Trouble, Emo, Judge and JW) they rule the town with an iron fist. A township that doesn’t welcome outsiders.

A new township has arisen like a phenix ris
Eve Recinella (Between The Bookends)


description I feel a little weird saying I enjoyed this book immensely when there is nothing remotely enjoyable about children being raped (and be warned there are graphic scenes of that in this book). Nevertheless, I completely love this series (so far). The writing is fantastic. The pace was well done. It is told in a dual POV format with flashbacks to the past. The plot is engaging, with some twists and turns and a thread of mystery concerning the events that changed things for these men (boys). Last, i
Jan 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

The second book in the Hell Night series, this book is everything I was hoping it to be! Dark, gritty and violent with a suspenseful edge and a sexy and intense love story, I was glued to my kindle from start to finish. The first book in this series floored me with its dark intensity and its raw, gritty subject matter, and this book is no different we are taken back to the town of Malus, and the four badass boys hellbent on vengeance who run it.

The four main characters of this series a
I am a big fan of this authors books the more of them I read the more I fall in love with this authors books and each and every book we have read so far has been fantastic!Bitter Sweet Hell Was an awesome story that shook me to the core until the very end.

I have really read some very Dark Romance books in my time but, this story is the darkest to date.I have to say that the story had me on edge the entire time and it also made me uncomfortable ,make me shake,made me grieve,brought tears to my ey
 Leo (Queen of the Rants and the Crazy)
Dnfed @ 14%


I can’t continue. It’s way too dark for me.
Kids being raped by their own parents, brothers being forced to rape their own little sister, it’s semi detailed flashbacks but It’s very Sick, dogs brutally killed. I just can’t.
I can’t separate fiction and reality when this is happening RIGHT NOW all around the world.
Call me a pathetic bitch or anything you want. And I’m sure I’ll be the talk around here because I dnfed this book. But what I just said is not misleading info. So sh
Dec 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Five Dark, intense, raw stars

Welcome back to Malus, TX. Bitter Sweet Hell by Alex Grayson is book two in her Hell Night series.

Wow, so this book was quite the mind fuck, but I enjoyed every minute of it. This book was well worth the wait. This book was EXTRAORDINARY! Ms. Grayson you have a talent that supersedes anything I've read to date! You have the talent to literally take over my heart with your writing.. What a story! I stayed up all night long reading th
Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
Okay where to start with this review...... first I have to say that this is the first book I have read in the series and I have to say HOLY EFF this book was so much more than what I thought it was going to be. I started reading and was like WOW WTF OMG is this book for real. Some of the things that were in there are definite triggers and had me wondering if I missed something in the blurb because I thought I was getting this romance story with some suspense but then as I kept reading I was like ...more
Dec 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018, dark-romance
I love Alex Grayson's books and I love a dark read, but this one pushed my boundaries a little.

Malus is a town that has a dark past, very dark, twisted and disgusting but that's all changed now the ones that were hurt are running the place.

JW meets the lovely red headed Eden when she enters town, newbies are not welcome in town. This rule is scrubbed when JW found out why she was there.

JW becomes very protective of Eden quickly, she is gorgeous and he is sexually attracted to her and that feeli
Dec 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is another hard review to write. Not because it’s a bad book, but because it’s sooooo good and I shouldn’t like it. The writing and the storyline is just wonderful. The characters are people you can visualize. But the despicable treatment described by one human being (is he?) to another is unthinkable. (Can cause triggers) As dark a read as Bitter Sweet Hell is, I actually laughed out loud a couple of times! Author Grayson definitely has a way with words! And the chemistry between JW and Ed ...more
Debbie Dumke
Dec 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
Bitter Sweet Hell is the 2nd book in The Hell Night Series, as much as it can be read as a Standalone, I strongly suggest Reading Trouble in Hell 1st to get a full understating of the town of Malus TX, and the four brothers, Trouble, JW, Judge & Emo. It is a Dark Read and may not be for all readers.

Bitter Sweet Hell picks up a few months after TIH ends. And just like TIH, the story goes back in forth between the present and the past when JW was a child in the town of Sweet Haven TX. The t
Becky Rendon
Jan 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Sweet Haven, or Hell, is not the kind of place you can wash off. It's seeps into your skin, leeches calcium from your bones, and creates holes in your heart. It's a poison for the soul and a terminal blight on your psyche.

Bitter Sweet Hell is a journey that both fills those holes and unknowingly creates new ones. You absolutely must read Trouble in Hell before venturing on to this new "chapter." I'm saying that as a selfish, needy bookworm. I need you to fully experience Trouble before you move
MJ's Book Blog and Reviews
Jan 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Review by: Jennifer
(5 stars)

I would really suggest reading book one; Trouble in Hell, before diving into this book as this is a series and not standalones. When JW stops a speeder on the outskirts of town, he immediately realizes that something just isn't right. After finding out that she is running from someone that beat her, he doesn't hesitate in bringing her into his small town and proclaiming that he is going to keep her safe and further investigation finds that the guy that is chasing Eden
4 Stars

I knew the writing of this author last year, this series captivated me so much in the first book that I was eager to see what she would reserve in her next book. Like the first book in this series, she gives her readers a very good, well written and unique story.A book that has a dark vibe and full of suspense, but also that brings a beautiful love story between two characters.

In Bitter Sweet Heel we have the story of JW and Éden. JW is one of the four boys who survived the torture he wa
Ashley Carr, LSoR
Jan 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I didn’t read the first book in this series and I’m going to remedy that now but you didn’t need to read that book to understand this one. The things that is done to the kids in town is truly heartbreaking. Now that they are grown up and took over the town it’s a much better place. JW and his 3 other “brothers” are not bound by blood they are bound by the hell they survived in this sinister town. He is now the Sheriff of Malus and he pulls over a speeder just outside of town. He doesn’t expect ...more
Jan 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What should have been a routine traffic stop in the outskirts of Malus turns out into JW bringing a running battered woman to stay in town while a mad man is on hot on her trail.
Eden Delmont is scared and doesn’t have a place to hide so she accepts to stay in Malus, but when it’s evident the threat has followed her into town, things will get more complicated and JW and his brothers will have to step in and do what they do best.
This installment of the series takes a deeper look into the town, the
Melissa Schaub
Dec 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Gah this book...this series is hauntingly beautiful and JW’s book is a perfect example of it. I absolutely love the way this author is able to take an awful, disturbing world and turn it into a safe, close knit community that protect their own and remove the disease from the world!
In this book though we lost some great characters and I am anxiously awaiting the fallout that will surely come in the next book.

JW is the sheriff of Malus and is doling out punishments to those that deserve it. He lik
Danielle Harris
Jan 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love this series so freaking much!

I'm so in love with this series! I can't get enough of it. I love how dark it is. I did have to skip a couple pages, because I'm a wimp when it comes to animals.

Jw can arrest me anytime! He definitely had me swooning, and made my kindle 🔥 Eden runs into trouble with her ex and had to bolt and ended up at Malus. Jw is doing everything he can to protect her.

I can't freaking wait for book 3 I need Judge in my life!
Dec 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This series is so dark and twisted, but so so unbelievably good. I simply cannot get enough of these characters.

Bitter Sweet Hell is the second book in the series and is about JW, the Sheriff in Malus. The book goes back and forth between the hell that was his past, and the present, where he finds himself continuing on in his pursuit of justice for himself, his brothers and now also Eden.

Eden is running from her own version of hell and finds herself in Malus, and lucky for her, JW has taken a
Sarah  - A Woman & Her Books
Dec 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The dark and twisted depravity is ramped up several notches in Part 2 of the Hell Night series; it’s also very blood thirsty. I feel that I shouldn’t like it as much as I did but this is the type of book I hunt down. Dark, suspenseful, gory that leaves you sucker punched at the end!

I wasn’t sure if I would like JWs character after reading Trouble In Hell! He came across as an arrogant and cocky bastard but here we see the other side of him. The caring and vulnerable side. The side that is still
Dec 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Welcome back to Malus, TX. Bitter Sweet Hell by Alex Grayson is book two in her Hell Night series. Every book in this series is about another couple and can be read as a standalone. For better understanding I recommend to read the books in order. The previous book is Trouble in Hell and tells Trouble and Remi's story.

Bitter Sweet Hell is JW and Eden's heartwrenching story. JW is one of the four men who rule in Malus. He's the towns Sheriff and enforcer. Together with Emo, Judge and Trouble he's
Jaime Reynolds
Dec 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Emotional, gut wrenching and one bittersweet ride. What a fantastic and well written story. JW and his brothers continue to protect Malus and those from current and prior unfortunate tortures. What he did not anticipate is Eden and what subsequently follows. Alex takes you on a journey that has you gasping for breath while at the same time wanting more of the story. Once you begin you simply cannot put it down. The twists and turns have you on the edge of your seat. If you love a gut wrenching a ...more
Dec 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Alex Greyson gives you a hell of a story that is dark and twisted to the very end!
JW is the sheriff of Malus a town that was rebuilt by him and his brother's from the depths of hell to what it is today until a little fiery redhead walks into his life!
Anne Milne
Dec 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Book two In the series and I'm crushing hard on all these characters. It is essential that you read the first book as more background is given to ' Hell Night'.

This time we get JW's story, his past is every bit as dark as you would expect. He's the sheriff of the town and man who keeps the peace in the town. Eden is a woman trying to escape an ex and finds herself stuck in Malus.

There is no denying the book has dark themes and will challenge your morality. At it's heart is a man overcoming his
Dec 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Jaw dropping, page turning and a complete HEA!

I literally couldn’t put this book down. Alex writes so beautifully and she made it so easy to fall in love with the town and it’s community. There’s good and bad in this world and it’s not always pretty, but leave it to Alex to get the job done. I can 100% guarantee that you will love this book just as hard as I do.

Jan 12, 2019 rated it liked it
I’m having a tough time rating and reviewing this novel. Not because it was a bad story, it wasn’t. There are few things I’m reluctant to read about, especially for entertainment, and this book was rife with some of those situations. Bitter Sweet Hell kept me glued to the pages; I’m just having a really hard time reconciling everything I read. I decided to read this book without first seeing the cover, had I seen it I likely wouldn’t have picked it up as it gives off a steampunk vampire kind of ...more
Melissa J (Book Addicts Reviews)
5 dark as sin stars! This book was seriously fucked up on quite a few levels but I don’t think it would have been as effective if it wasn’t.

This is book two in the “Hell Night” series. I do not recommend this book as a stand alone. Trust me you need book one. It does not have a cliffhanger and it does spotlight a specific couple, but you need the back story.

First of all, you need to know going into this story that it has so many triggers they are like land mines. I cringed quite a bit. But if
Cassie May
Jan 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Reviewed on behalf of 3 Degrees of Fiction Blog
My pet peeve about series is that I always, always, always think the second book is the worst of the whole series, no matter how long it is, it always feels as if the author took a breather in this one. I expected nothing less from this one, but I was surprised. Bitter Sweet Hell is the second book in the Hell Nights series and in my opinion shouldn’t be read as a standalone, since a lot of things get explained in the first one and only mentioned in
Jan 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Every, single time I get a new Alex Grayson book, I'm ALMOST afraid to start it. I KNOW it will be good, but I also KNOW it will keep me far out of my comfort zone. Bitter Sweet Hell is so far out of my comfort zone regarding the subject matter. One of the reasons I stopped reading murder mysteries is because I found myself cringing so much...also the reason I don't watch horror shows/movies anymore either. It has been years. BUT, that being said, this book is an absolutely amazing view into the ...more
Diane plourde
Dec 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing

Wow!!!!! Another amazing story. This is the second book in Hell Nights series. This is a dark story. The romance is not dark at all but the rest of the story is. It’s an addicting 5 star story that will leave you wanting more.

This is about JW one of the men that are bound by a troubled past, they are brothers by circumstances. He’s the sherif in the town of Malus. He pulls over a speeding Eden. She’s running but JW will help her stop running.

There are no boundaries for this author. She writes
Jan 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Are in freaking kidding me Alex Grayson!
When I finished Trouble in Hell I thought there’s no way she can top this.
Well I thought very wrong!
She absolutely wrote another phenomenal story in this very dark outstanding series.
Bitter Sweet Hell is JW’s story.
His childhood was a living nightmare where there was no waking up from the hell that was his life.
Yet he’s grown to be a good man,protective,caring and kind.
His brothers are everything to him. So is the town of Malus and it’s residents.
But there
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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

Other books in the series

Hell Night (4 books)
  • Trouble in Hell (Hell Night, #1)
  • Judge of Hell (Hell Night, #3)
  • Key to Hell (Hell Night, #4)
“He had his hand on you.”
“It was just a simple handshake,” I scoff.
“He had his hand on you and looked like he wanted to do a fuck of a lot more than shake your hand. No man touches what’s mine or looks at you the way he did.”
“I’m not yours,” I retort irritably.
“Like fuck, you aren’t. Every single Goddamn inch of you is mine. Deny it all you want, Gypsy. It won’t change that fact.”
“Life can be ugly and it can be downright nasty at times. It’s left to the good people to fix those parts that the assholes of the world have destroyed. Murder is wrong, no matter why it’s doled out or who it’s against, but I recognize in dire circumstances, it may be a necessary evil.” 0 likes
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