Series Round-Up: Undeniable by Madeline Sheehan

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Undeniable Series by Madeline Sheehan

BADDEST BIKER SERIES EVER. I swear these books make Kristen Ashley’s novels look like freakin‘ Disney fairy tales. I held off on starting this series for the longest time because I just didn’t think I was ready for the heavy drama based on some reviews I’ve read and even when I finally started it, nothing could’ve prepared me for everything that transpired. Just thinking about these books still gives me the chills, makes my heart hurt and also makes me tear up . And I think it’s safe to say that this series basically ruined all other biker novels for me.

Undeniable (#1)

BOOK BLURB:

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.

MY REVIEW:

Overall Rating: 4/5 — With all the emotions it gave me, this really deserved a five but I opted for four because there were a lot of things that made me uncomfortable. But needless to say, I still adored this book… heavy drama included.

“Name’s Deuce, sweetheart. My old man here is Reaper. It was nice talkin’ with ya.”
She put her tiny hand in his and he squeezed.
“Eva,” she whispered. “That’s my name and it was so, so great to meet you too.”
He smiled.
She smiled.

The rest is fuckin’ history.

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Slight warning: This is not a review. This is me rambling mindlessly about this mindfvcking and heart-wrenching story.

I.JUST.CAN’T.DEAL.WITH.THESE.FEELINGS!!! I tried to ignore this book for a very long time because after reading some spoiler-ish reviews, I just wasn’t ready to deal with all through the drama and seriously shitty stuff that went down. But holy hell was I missing out on one of the most emotional reads EVER. And yes, I do mean that in a good way because even though this book made me cry buckets of tears, I still can’t help but to want more of the characters and the world depicted in this story. I seriously fell in love with every single one of them that yes, there were times that I managed to overlook the fact that most of these people are hardened criminals and batshit crazy alpha males but it does not mean that my heart didn’t plummet or hurt like a b*tch each and every time things started going bad…which was like almost always.

Just a fair warning to those who haven’t read this one yet, the world of bikers depicted in this series as well as all the things that happened and were bound to happen are not suitable for those with fragile hearts. That said, I do have a stronger tolerance for heavy stuff but I strongly hate cheating, extreme violence, extreme cheating, more harsh violence… and well, you get the picture. Nothing I say will excuse the actions of the characters in this story but I guess you do have to try and adjust your mindset and take into consideration that these people are sort of living in an alternate world that are far from what we’re used to. There are quite a lot of taboo stuff and criminal activity that they consider as the norm in their world, and I guess I had to go with that mindset in order to take in all of the stuff that happened.

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The story began pretty normal and on a much tamer level… that is if you consider a young girl falling for an MC president eighteen years her senior as normal. Their story pretty much unraveled after their first meeting back when Eva Fox was just a sweet and very innocent 5-year-old and Cole “Deuce” West was a 23-year-old MC leader. This book featured a timeline of about 20 years and you can bet that a lot of things happened that really rocked my world to the core. I honestly don’t even know how I’m going to stop myself from rambling all throughout this review because my thoughts and feelings are still a jumbled mess that I still can’t get a good grasp on. But back to the book, don’t fool yourself into thinking that this is a typical biker love story because it isn’t. Honestly, this made Kristen Ashley’s Chaos novels look like freakin’ Disney fairy tales.

I really, REALLY do not want to spoil things that much for those who haven’t read this because the shock of each twist and turn in this story made the ride so much more worth it in the end. Let’s just say that with the messed and fucked up world they live in, you’re bound to be a wee bit messed and fucked up too when you finish reading this one. I felt so much for Eva through her ups and downs, and even though I wanted to shake the living daylights out of her to get her to realize some important stuff, I can’t blame her for her actions because it was the only world she ever knew and the people she grew up with easily became her life, her everything. Okay I know I said I didn’t want to spoil things but I just really want to talk about Frankie and his character. I swear, I’ve never felt more conflicted in a single character with all the books I’ve read. I was scared of him, I doubted him, I pitied him, I empathized with him, I loathed him, I seriously wanted him to die at some point but then I did love him and I mourned for him something fierce. With the last Eva and Frankie scene, I seriously forgot all the things that happened in the story because all my emotions zeroed in the depth and significance of that one life-changing moment. That scene pretty much triggered my endless sobbing and tears and I’m almost sure it’s one scene that will haunt me for a long, long time.

Read this spoiler at your own risk:

“I’m never going to leave you again, baby, you’re with me always now,”I whispered, tears streaming down my face. “No more nightmares.”

He smiled at me, his lost boy smile. “You’ve always made them go away.”

I brushed my lips across his.

Then I sunk the blade into the side of his neck and with all my strength, wrenched it sideways and twisted.

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Deuce and Eva’s story is the most anti-romantic love story there ever was but it was still a love story nevertheless. Even though it was such a torturous road getting to their much-deserved happy ever after, they did get there and I guess even after such whirlwind romance like no other, what’s important is the fact that they did get to their HEA alive, breathing, and together. Oh shit, how can I not mention the scorching hot scenes in between? Yes there were plenty and yes, they were unlike any other as well. And you really should take my word for this because I’ve read a lot of similar scenes but somehow, I was still blown away with all the hot goings-on in this one.

“I stole you a long time ago. Round the time you fuckin’ stole me.” 

This is a definite must-read for those looking for stories that will challenge your beliefs and shake your heart and mind to the core. I also highly suggest that you take this in with an open mind and try to envision yourself as part of their world as well in order to fully understand all their actions, thoughts, and feelings.

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Unbeautifully (#2)

BOOK BLURB:

Warning: This is not a story about fate or destiny. This is a story about pain, sorrow, and suffering. This is an impulsive whirlwind romance between two lovers that are not meant to be together. Theirs is not a world with sunshine and roses. Instead, their love blossoms in a secret world full of crime, violence, and death. Their story is about what can be born from nightmares.

Danielle “Danny” West is the daughter of Deuce West, President of the Hell’s Horsemen Motorcycle Club. A sweet and beautiful girl, she loses her way, searching for things that are always out of her reach. Erik “Ripper” Jacobs is the Sergeant of Arms in the Hell’s Horsemen. Once a man who always had a smile on his face, his life takes a turn for the worst when a tragedy befalls him, leaving him scarred and broken. During a midsummer night, Danny and Ripper’s paths cross, forever changing their lives. Hastily, their lust turns to love until another tragedy forces them apart. On a journey that is marred with ugliness and chaos, Danny and Ripper must discover if their unforeseen connection can find the beauty in their world.

This is Danny and Ripper’s story.

Everything has beauty. Even the ugly. Especially the ugly.
Because without ugly, there would be no beauty.

MY REVIEW:

Overall Rating: 5/5 — Just when I thought the first one couldn’t be topped… this one blew my mind. Just beautiful. 

I don’t believe in fate. I firmly believe that life is what you make of it, that life will react to your actions, and that your final destination has nothing to do with destiny but instead everything to do with the choices you make along the way.

With one exception.

Love.

I dove in this story right after Undeniable and I thought, well how can the author top that one? BUT HOLY HELL’S HORSEMEN, she did… she really did and I have no words for how amazed I am with the intense beauty of this second installment in the series. So we all know where the first book ended and this one pretty much picks up right at that moment at the backyard of the club while all were having a fun barbeque party. This book focuses mainly on Ripper and Danny’s love story but it also does include the torturous path that Deuce and Eva had to travel in order to get to their happy ever after. Not to mention, there were also other side stories that were set in place to set the mood for the next books in the series. But back to Ripper and Danny, the first chapter was a cliffhanger and then the story rewinded to the previous years that were not mentioned in the first book in order to shine some light with what went down with them. I was actually surprised for Danny’s guy to be Ripper because the epilogue in Undeniable did mention ZZ as Danny’s main man and I do love that guy and that’s why I know that he’d be in such a heartbreaking scene once all was revealed.

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And then the real beginning to Danny and Ripper’s love story was revealed. We all know Ripper as the guy that Frankie seriously fucked up in Undeniable and in this story, we’re given a clearer picture of exactly what he had to go through under the hands of that unforgiving psychopath. Not only that, but the years in between the last chapter and prologue of Undeniable was also highlighted and we see the messed up aftermath that was caused by what went down with Frankie, Eva, and Deuce. It severely affected the people surrounding them, most especially Danny because she was the one who was left alone most of the time as well as the one who had to take care of the household when both Eva and Deuce were hollow and blank versions of themselves. I guess you can chalk it up to fate that one random night brought Ripper and Danny together and instead of them just leaving it to that…just one night…they forged ahead wearing their heart on their sleeves and fell for each other during their short secret love affair. That short time they had together irrevocably changed them to their core and just like with Deuce and Eva, you just know that they found the true love of their life in each other.

But of course, their didn’t just jump into their happy ever after. They also took on a rough road getting there and they had their fair share of extreme highs and lows, but I liked that this felt more like a real love story compared to Deuce and Eva’s. It’s either that or I just like the fact that this had less frustrating back and forth drama between them… less, but of course it’s still present. My heart also turned to mush seeing how Deuce and Eva got over what happened with Frankie and finally moved on with their lives together. Of course there’s still the ever-present danger lurking but all in all, this was such a beautiful love story… love between a couple, within a brotherhood, and within a family. The writing was superb and even poetic at times and I felt so much for these characters to the point that I feel like they’re my family as well.

And just to give you a taste of one of the scenes that made me cry like a baby:

What they had was some real forever kind of bullshit.

So he stared at Danny, held her gaze, making sure she knew it all, everything he felt; trying to tell her that none of it, not one fucking second had been a mistake. That he’d do it over again, all of it, even what he’d gone through with Frankie if it meant he’d end up at her senior prom, she’d end up in his bed, and the two of them would end up forever changed.

He would end up forever changed. A better man.

She’d done that.

I love you, beautiful girl.

Her chin, wobbled.

I love you, too.

There it was.

Everything that mattered.

Danny.

Him.

Peace.

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Now can someone give me Jase, Dorothy, and Hawk’s story? I’m curious with Tegen and Cage’s but I’m just more interested in the trio’s messed up love triangle. Oh and I demand a book on Ivy and Devin as well 🙂

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CAN I JUST SAY THAT I NEEDED THE NEXT BOOKS IN THIS SERIES LIKE YESTERDAY??? Pleaaase release them earlier, Madeline!!

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Unattainable (#3)

Tegen and Cage’s story.

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Unbeloved (#4)

Hawk, Dorothy, and Jase’s story.

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