Friday, May 17, 2013

Undeniable by Madeline Sheehan - Review

Warning: This is not a "typical love story". This is an all-consuming, soul-crushing, tear-your-heart-into-pieces story. It’s intense, gritty and raw, dark and disturbing, and it doesn’t happen overnight. This is an epic love story that knows no boundaries and has no time limits. It grows and develops—with hurt, sacrifice, and heartache—over the span of a lifetime. 

Eva Fox is the princess of the Silver Demons Motorcycle Club. Growing up with bikers in the club lifestyle is all that she knows. When she’s a young girl, Eva meets the reason for her existence. Deuce West is the sexy, biker bad-ass of the Hell’s Horsemen Motorcycle Club. Like Eva, he was born and raised in the club—but that’s where the similarities end. Their first meeting is innocent, but as Eva matures into a woman, their chance reunions evolve into a fit of lust and love. Fate continues to bring them together time and time again, but their twisted journey is filled with pain, betrayal, and bloodshed that could tear them apart. Eva sees in Deuce what he cannot see in himself—a man worthy of love—and Eva spends her lifetime proving to him that her undeniable love is the one thing he can’t live without. 

This is Eva and Deuce’s story. 

It wasn’t easy. Nothing worth doing ever is.

And love is worth everything.


Warning:  Lots of profanity and squeeing in this post.


I.  Can't.  Even.

I don't know where to start.

I hate happy love stories.  I hate sappy, romantic, bulls#!t.

I love dark, twisted stories with characters so flawed you wonder if there is any hope for redemption.  This is one of those books and it has become one of my favorites.  If you're looking for hearts and roses and poems, walk away son.  Walk away.  You won't find any of that here.  This isn't your typical love story, and thank goodness because those bore me to death.

This story is BAT.  SHIT.  CRAZY.  and I loved every word, letter, and punctuation mark of it.  This story will get in your face, slap you, beat you down and rip your heart out.

I bought this book because Debbie over at Talk Supe wouldn't stop talking about the second book of the series, Unbeautifully.  She was all over my FB feed with squeeeees that I had to pick up the first book.  Thanks Debbie.  This book rocked my world.

“There are weak men; men who run and hide when life slaps them in the ass. Then there are men; men who have a backbone yet occasionally, when life slaps them in the ass, will rely on others. And then there are real men; men who don’t cry or complain, who don’t just have a backbone, they are the backbone. Men who make their own decisions and live with the consequences, who accept responsibility for their actions or words. Men who, when life slaps them in the ass, slap back and move on. Men who live hard and die even harder.  Men like my father and my uncles. Men I loved with all my heart.  Men like Deuce.” 

Deuce.  Eff you Deuce!  I wanted to give him my heart and soul one minute and beat the living shit out of him the next minute.  If you want a bad boy, look no further, Deuce is THE bad boy.  He's one of them bad boys you feel like you can change, but then he bags you, leaves you and bags the next chick he sees.  And when you catch him, he doesn't take his eyes off of you and there is not one ounce of guilt on his face.  MOTHER EFFER.

“I am Preacher's little girl. And I'm gonna be just like him when I grow up. I'm gonna have a Fatboy but I want mine to be sparkly and I want a pink helmet with skulls on it. And instead of being the club President, I'm gonna be the club Queen cuz I'm gonna marry the biggest, scariest biker in the whole world and he's gonna let me do whatever I want because he's gonna love me like crazy.” 

Eva.  She was a crazy ass spitfire. She didn't take shit from anyone...even Deuce.  She loved with every part of herself, even people who were so not deserving of her love.  She does what she has to do to save the ones she loves, sacrificing more than I could ever imagine.  She was an innocent surrounded by violence and debauchery.

Deuce and Eva meet when Deuce is 23 years old and Eva is 5 years old.  Both of them visiting their fathers in jail.  How romantic right?  I know, I know, the age difference is great, but like I said, this is not your typical love story.

Deuce and Eva run into each other over the years, mainly because of their respective motorcycle clubs. Deuce is from the Hell's Horsemen and Eva's father is the leader of the Silver Demons.  They don't have anything more than fleeting moments with each other, but those moments are enough to carry them through the years before they see each other again.

“And babe, when I kissed you and you kissed me back, not knowing what the fuck you were doin’ but doin’ it anyway, not carin’, just feelin’, I fuckin’ lost myself in that kiss. Couldn’t remember ever losin’ myself in a kiss until then.  That fuckin’ kiss, Eva, has gotten me through some pretty bad nights. That fuckin’ kiss reminds me that life ain’t all bad.” 

God I love him.  And hate him.  I may love him a tiny bit more than I hate him, but not by much.

Eva and Deuce together is like watching a horrific train wreck in slow motion.  You want to walk away and have nothing to do with the two of them, but the two of them together is oh so good.

“If that's what it takes to get laid, then I'm a fuckin' poet. Other times I'm a fuckin' accountant. Or a plumber. Sometime's a man's gotta do what a man's gotta do.” 

The other characters in this book make up a pretty impressive, tangled web of crazy but I loved every single one of them.  They got under my skin and sometimes made it crawl, but I couldn't get enough.

I can't explain how much I loved this story and I can't wait to read the next book in the series.  Reading this book was like being tortured slowly, but you liked every minute of it and were left begging for more.

Now excuse me while I try to convince my hubby to go out and buy a motorcycle.

Source:  Self Purchased

About the Author:  
Madeline Sheehan, a Social Distortion enthusiast and devoted fan of body art, has been writing books since she was seven years old. She is the author of The Holy Trinity ebook trilogy and Best Selling Novel, Undeniable. Homegrown in Buffalo, New York, Madeline resides there with her husband and son.

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