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Bitter Sweet Hell

(Hell Night #2)

4.39  ·  Rating details ·  466 ratings  ·  149 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 p
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 e
Patricia G.
Dec 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
{ARC Generously Provied by Author}

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
 Leo (Queen of the Rants and Spoilers)
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
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
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 trans
Dec 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
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
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
Chantale Canadian Book Addict
Jan 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Warning ---- This books does talk incest and rape.

I know when I requested it and I did have a bit of issue reading the parts that mentioned it and was graphic I actually skipped through them.

This book is very well written though and dark.
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
Jun 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Bitter Sweet Hell by Alex Grayson is the second book in the Hell Night series and like the first book in the series, Grayson brings her signature brand of darkness and weaves a riveting story that will leave you on the edge of your seat until the final conclusion.

JW, Malus’ sheriff, pulls over a speeding car on the side of the road. Eden is running for her life trying to get as far as she can from an ex-boyfriend out to do her harm. JW takes one look at Eden and knows he has to help her. This is
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
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Apr 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Disturbingly good read…

If Trouble in Hell made me uncomfortable, I’m not sure how exactly to describe my feelings for Bitter Sweet Hell. Of course, I will try… The story was good, really good. JW, along with his brothers, protected their own and when Eden came to Malus it took him no time to claim her. That meant he stood beside her, and in front of her, as she hid from danger that he was determined to destroy.

JW was the law and he gave no quarter. Even in love, he was tough, ensuring Eden was n
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
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
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
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!
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
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
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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
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 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
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!
Sheila'S Book Corner
Jan 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ashley
If you are looking for something that is dark, raw, gritty and hits every emotion, this is the book you are looking for. This is the second book in the Bitter Sweet Hell series and let me say this book was just as amazing as the first one.
In this book, we get JW and Eden. Eden like Remi, has stumbled into Malus and into the man who will end up protecting her in more ways then she could ever imagine. Eden is the complete opposite of JW, he refers to her as gypsy which is the perfect description o
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 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Bitter Sweet Hell by Alex Grayson was another utterly emotional, gut wrenching story in the Hell series. This series is so unique, I can honestly say I've never read anything like it before.

Once again the four brothers are back, Trouble, JW, Judge, and Emo. And once again they are laying down their own kind of justice!

This book was so full of twists and turns, and some heartbreaking times as well. I was on the edge of my seat reading it. I couldn't put it down. Bitter Sweet Hell is wonderfully
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
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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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