Undeniable by Madeline Sheehan (Undeniable #1)

Undeniable (Undeniable, #1)

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.

Characters:

Eva Fox is the daughter of the Silver Demons Motorcycle Club president.  She’s not only grown up around bikers, she’s truly a part of the club in a way that women mostly aren’t.  Not only is she ingratiated with them, she accepts them for their flaws, supports them, loves them like big brothers. From the time she was a little girl, she’s felt a connection with Deuce, another MC president that she keeps running into.  It’s all innocent until she turns sixteen and begins to have completely different feelings for him altogether.

Deuce is 23 when he meets cute little 5 year old Eva; they’re both visiting their parents in prison. Yes, prison.  The place where all great romances start.  They hit it off and become friends and they meet sporatically over the next few years, each encounter innocent.  Until the year Eva is sixteen.  She’s matured into a woman, but it’s clear she wants him and he is very attracted to her.  And though he briefly acts on their attraction, he certainly pays for it.

Conflict:

Um, obviously the age thing.  It’s not as creepy as you’d think because he doesn’t become attracted to her until she’s nearly 18. And even then, there are all kinds of obstacles.  He’s married, for one.  And lives nearly across the country.  Eva also has ties closer to home, namely her best friend/surrogate big brother, Frankie (who has quite different feelings for her).  Also, Deuce’s MC and Eva’s father’s MC are not exactly friendly, more like business associates.  The older she gets, the more obstacles that stand in their way.  There is no denying a connection between the two of them, but despite that, it won’t really work.  Life keeps getting in their way, but that connection makes it hard for them to truly forget each other.  Even when Eva finally makes her way to Deuce, he screws it up just by being himself.

Overall Thoughts:

This is not a book I would normally read.  It  has A LOT of angst and a lot of things going on that gets in the way of their love story. Believe me, the issues I mentioned are just the tip of the iceberg.  But I love that Deuce was always there for her, being the person she turned to, even when she had no hope for the two of them. This book was graphic, both in violence and in the sex scenes, and at times there seemed there was no way they could ever find their way to each other.  Reading about the motorcycle club lifestyle was  jarring and a little disturbing for this sheltered girl.  But you knew, even when she was caught up in something that she couldn’t get out of, that Eva loved Deuce.  Deuce was the only person she ever did love.  And this story is an account of how they finally made their way to each other.  It isn’t a pretty story, but it is a love story.  Like all good love stories, there was a happy ending, and after all they’d endured, it was well worth the wait.

Pecans:  4.5/5

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One thought on “Undeniable by Madeline Sheehan (Undeniable #1)

  1. Alyssa February 16, 2013 at 12:27 pm Reply

    OOOOOO LA LA!!! Not a book I would typically pick up (and to be honest, I probably won’t) but look at that cover and I kind of love the ANGST! Nice!

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