Review of “Undeniable” by Madeline Sheehan (biker romance)
In keeping with catching up on my backlog of reviews I’m posting another book I really enjoyed back in September. If you’re one of those people who are like me and enjoy a good story that stays more true to real life, then you should check Undeniable out. It’s dark, gritty, and impossible to put down. The hero and heroine will make horrible mistakes that you’d normally never find in a romance book. It spans over decades and for much of it they’re not together, but trust me when I say it’s an epic love story and worth the time to read if you can get past all the taboos. I absolutely loved it!
Warning: This is not a typical, sappy, 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.
I knew going into this that Undeniable wouldn’t have a traditional romance. It was actually one of the things that appealed to me because the story definitely didn’t go by the numbers. It felt real and raw. A lot of times readers come into books with certain expectations of how characters should behave and if you don’t have an open mind you’re going to hate this novel.
Personally, I thought it was great and had a hard time putting it down. It hits some serious taboos, but I liked that the character’s reactions were much more true to real life. I don’t care what anyone says, lots of women put up with being beaten and/or cheated on. At least Eva found her own way of dealing with it. She was doing her best to survive in the only kind of world she knew. Those moments she had with Duece over the years kept me clinging to the story even when I hated what was happening when they were apart. The two of them were like fire and ice. It took forever before they finally pushed past all their obstacles and came together, but it was worth the journey to get there.
My only real complaint is I felt like I didn’t get to know Duece nearly as much as Eva. Even when the reader is in his POV it didn’t feel as personal and other than his thoughts/feelings for the heroine, the reader rarely got further insight into the man himself. There was so much depth that could have been added to him to take this story to the next level. Still, I loved the story and will definitely want to read more by this author. 4.5 whips for Undeniable!