I was never meant to have a happily ever after. It was a fate I accepted a long time ago. Before he came for me, taking away who I am, I needed to escape.
Just for one night. One man turned my entire world upside down. I should have walked away, but something about him wouldn't let me.
Now I'm lying to him. He's going to find out the truth, or my life will catch up to me. Either way, I lose him.
It's a thought I can't bear. People have always told me love is amazing and powerful. They're wrong. It makes you weak, exposing your vulnerabilities, making you easy prey.
Love is heinous.
©2016 Ashley Piscitelli (P)2016 Ashley Piscitelli
Love listening to audiobooks, and being swept away by a great story and narrator. It's my therapy, and I need it daily!
Wow, I love it when I come across a story or an author that exceeds my expectation of a good story. Heinous was a riveting, suspenseful, steamy MC story that totally captivated me, and had me hanging on each word, paragraph and chapter.
The sexual tension and chemistry between Nikki and Twisted was off the charts! Twisted was a tough and dominated character, who claimed Nikki early on, and loved to remind her of this every chance he got. The sex scenes between them were totally HOT! However, while Twisted was a dominate alpha male, he had true feelings for Nikki and would do anything for her.
Nikki was a unique character, she was stubborn, snarky and pushed Twisted buttons. Unfortunately, she has secretes and knows there time together is limited; however, until the sh** hits the fan, she is going to enjoy every minute with Twisted.
Heinous is packed full of suspense, drama, steamy sex with undertones of abuse, and danger that will have you feeling anxious, angry, and rooting for the H/h.
Meghan Kelly is becoming such an accomplished performer. I've listened to several stories narrated by her, and she always doe a good job with both female and male voices. In addition, she uses the right amount of tones, and inflection, to convey the different emotions throughout the story.
This is a slightly darker, edgy MC story, and is perfect for those who like their stories on the dark side.
I received a copy of the audiobook in exchange for an honest review.
This is not a fairy tale romance. It's dark. Twisted and Nikki come from a world that not everyone knows about and understands. Twisted is an MC VP and Nikki is an unfortunate illegitimate daughter to a horrible man and is under his thumb. There's more to it than that, of course, but I don't want to give away too much of the plot.
The pace of the book is fast. Nikki is counting down to something (you don't find out what until late in the book), and you really feel the time crunch. The romance between Nikki and Twisted starts out completely sexual, but develops into something much more. I think it's representative of what a lot of modern day romances look like. The sexy parts of this book were steamy...their chemistry is amazing. You have to love Nikki's snarky personality and the way Twisted deals with her, but at some point you want to wring both of their neck's for keeping secrets from each other. The ending of the book had me on the edge of my seat, biting my nails off wanting to scream at the horrible things that happened to Nikki. I felt Twisted's angst and wanted to jump into the book and help too. Like I said, this book goes dark places.
Meghan Kelly does a good job of narrating this type of book. With each book I listen to that features her as a narrator, her character voices get better and better.
I received this book at no cost in exchange for an honest review via AudioBookBoom.
Avid bookworm (who needs sleep?), also love to scrapbook, bake, Officiate Roller Derby, anything outdoors, and dabble in writing
I was immediately intrigued by the backstory of both the main characters! As their relationship grows all the possibilities kept going through my mind of what the secrets were.
Every time Nikki's thoughts were whispered by the narrator, I laughed so hard, because she would say what we truly think as women!
The narrator did a great job of portraying both Nikki and Twisted. I'd definitely buy the next book in the series. It was a great story, and definitely worth staying up late to finish!
I was given this book in exchange for an honest review via audiobook boom. First I must say the narrator added so much to the story. This is a tale about Twisted (H) and Nikki(h) and what their love was able to do for both of them. It is filled with suspense, danger and hot sex scenes. Although Nikki is flawed Twisted does not allow he to be anyone but his. He makes that plain almost from the beginning. He has a dark side but Nikki knows that she belongs to him. There is always a light at the end of the tunnel and although it takes a few twists and turns they find it. If you like MC books with a little of the dark side thrown in then you will love this book.
S. A. Williams
I was provided a copy of Heinous in exchange for an honest review. The start of the story was a little off putting; I didn’t like Nikki’s character at all, and almost stopped within the first 5 minutes. I’m glad I didn’t because I really got into the story and Nikki grew on me; I learned to love her, you really can’t help but to.
This isn’t typically the type of story I like where you're informed that something's going to happen to change everything; but not being told what or why. I usually find it frustrating, but Noelle wrote the story in the perfect way to lead readers to fall in love with Nikki and Twisted; it made sense to draw things out the way she did. When we get to the culmination of Nikki’s fears, it's heart wrenching and vile; I would have liked a little warning that the book contained such dark subject matter. However, I am glad that it was glassed over, but it still gave me chills.
Meghan Kelly did a fantastic job with the narration. Not only did she do different voices, but she made it clear when the character was having an inner monologue. Her delivery and inflection were perfection, and I was brought to tears at the aforementioned darker subject matter.
Overall; Heinous is a great listen, with a superb narrator, and if you are into the MC genre, it is not to be missed....Sara
4 "Her Biker Savior" Stars and 4.5 Narration Stars!
MC Romance alpha hero lovers will not want to miss Heinous. Featuring a feisty heroine who decides to indulge in a decadent fling before she succumbs to her inevitable, terrible plight, Heinous presents us with a worthy heroine who inadvertently finds her biker in shining (or, perhaps in this case, leather) armor.
The true background of the heroine, Nikki, is kept a secret throughout most of the story both from the hero and the reader/listener. The one thing we do know is that Nikki is trying to enjoy her last few days of freedom. Although she is looking forward to making the most of these last few days, she is equally resigned that there is no way out for her, so she decides to keep this fact hidden even from the one man who makes her wish her future were different.
A chance encounter brings MC member "Twist" and Nikki together. But one time is not enough for Twist and he finds himself wanting more from this unique and self-confident woman, even if he can tell she is keeping something secret. But Twist has his own secrets and he's perfectly happy giving her the time Nikki needs to get comfortable enough to reveal what she has been hiding.
Will Nikki finally reveal her secret before it is too late? What is she keeping from Twist? And will Twist, and the Deathstalkers MC, be able to save Nikki from her bad fortune before it's too late?
Meghan Kelly delivers a talented narration in Heinous. I loved that she gave each character a personality specific voice that helped me easily envision the character and brought the story to life. From the tough sounding Twist, who I could totally see as a rough and yet sexy biker, to the spunky Nikki, Ms. Kelly nails each character. Ms. Kelly even managed to impart a more vulnerable sounding tone to Nikki's voice when she is facing the more action and danger filled scenes in this book.
Ms. Kelly also paces her delivery optimally, which allows the listener to sit back and enjoy the story, and sets each scene with the appropriate mood by convincingly varying her pace to match the emotion being conveyed in the scene.
Perhaps my only observation is that there were a number of places in the audiobook where the volume seems to lessen for a few seconds--almost like in the editing of the story a small portion may have been overlayed into an existing segment. I didn't factor this into the narration grade, as I believe it is more of a production effect.
All in all, I enjoyed Heinous and look forward to more of the Deathstalkers MC series. I also really liked Ms. Kelly's pleasing voice, and thought she did a great job in telling this story. I can't wait to listen to more of Ms. Kelly's narrations.
Source: Review copy provided in exchange for an honest review.
Heinous in three words would be Entertaining, Gritty and Dark!
Twisted was my favorite character because even though he was a bad ass MC, he was also loving and caring.
Meghan Kelly did a great job bringing the characters to life.
Not to give anything away but the part of the book that moved me was when Twisted went after Nikki.
This audiobook was provided to me by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchanged for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast.
This is my first book/audiobook by Alexis Noelle and I enjoyed it since the very first second. I couldn't stop listening to it! This is the story about Nickki and Twisted.
Since we meet Nikki we know she is hiding something that later will be important but when it happens it was tougher than I imagined, very well written but overwhelming all the same.
The way these two characters , despite their wounds and past experiences fall in love is wonderful and the secondary characters are also a great addition and very interesting.
Meghan Kelly's narration was amazing! She made all the right voices, she was capable of expressing all their emotions and clear when the character was having an inner monologue. she made the listening a wonderful experience.
This book was full of angst,suspense, romance friendship and above all, a great love.
I was provided a copy of Heinous in exchange for an honest review
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This book really caught me by surprise. From the very beginning it had my full attention and I was drawn into the story sitting on the edge of my work chair!
This story is about Nikki and Twisted. They both have a horrible past and a lot of secrets. They meet by coincidence and their relation should only have been for a one-night-stand. However, they could both see themselves in each other and their realationship develops. Along with the story their secrets gets revealed and I had myself constantly thinking "What the hell happened to them??" I constantly wanted to know more of their story and I got it along the way.
The language is very harsh as it is in the MC environment and for people who hate their lives, but the author is great in her word play. I was amazed how she twisted the words around, making the story both compelling, devastating and funny at the same time. I love the writing style and I really want to read everything she's written!
The narrator Meghan Kelly is suberb as well. Wow, she's great with catching the FEEL of the words and story. She narrates with different voices and tones and I really found a new favorite narrator. She reminds me very much Tavia Gilbert, who is also one of my top favorites!
Everything was perfect for me in this book and the last hour made my stomach turn as final secrets and events gets revealed. Wow, I got to love Nikki and especielly Twisted, who is actually not that twisted when we get to know him.
*This book was gifted to me in exchange for an honest review*
This book was pretty good - it was very sexy, and quite profane, but very very entertaining. Though this is the second book in the series, I had not read the previous book in the series before I read this, but I didn't feel like I missed out. The story stood alone. It was interesting to see the inner workings of a motorcycle club. I listened to the Audible audio version narrated by Meghan Kelly, and she did a great job. She really did a good job playing both male and female characters. I think this is the first book I've listened to that she narrated, but I would definitely listen to more books she has done. And if you like the dark, mysterious, brooding bad-boy romance, this would be a great choice for you.
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