Sara's Review: Heinous (Deathstalkers MC #2) by Alexis Noelle, narrated by Meghan Kelly
Narrator Provided Copy
Publisher: Alexis Noelle
Released: June 13, 2016
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Length: 4 hours and 48 minutes
Format: ebook, paperback, audiobook
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.
Four Boundless Stars
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 aformentioned 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.