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Review: Undeniable by Madeline Sheehan

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Title: Undeniable
Author: Madeline Sheehan
Publisher: Self Published
Publication Date: 6 Oct 2012
Source: Bought – Ebook
Rating: 2.5/5

Synopsis from Amazon

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.

REVIEW 

I bought this book thinking it was a New Adult when it came up with the recommendations on Amazon, to be honest I think it is more of an adult book. There were things I liked and things not so much ((sigh)) so trying to put coherent thoughts together is a little difficult.

The story is told in a mix of 1st person (Eva) and third person (Deuce) narrative which takes a little getting used to. Deuce is 18 years older than Eva, they first meet when Eva is 5 and visiting her father in prison. They meet again a few times through the years as Eva grows up and there is an inexplicable connection between them that neither can deny. The soul-mate connection I dearly love plays a part here.

The world in which they live is full of the seedier side of live, debauchery and criminal activity go hand in hand, the bikers are portrayed as gangs with very little scruples. They use women for pleasure and don’t commit. Although the connection between Eva and Deuce is strong, Deuce is unwilling to alter his lifestyle for Eva and Eva won’t compromise. The betrayals and other relationships for both Eva and Deuce are portrayed in stomach twisting detail, it is one thing I can’t stand is betrayal and this book really took me to my limits of what I could cope with. Yet the story is the equivalent of a car crash you just can’t seem to take your eyes away from it.

While I liked the hot relationship and binding connection Eva and Deuce share I felt that the tragedy of their lives and the pain inflicted on each other was a little too much for me personally. I am all about the happy ever after but I need the journey to be a little less traumatic I think. While this book is without question a compulsive read it pushed my personal boundaries, so be warned :) this book certainly isn’t of the hearts and flowers romance variety.

Category: New Adult, Reviews

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