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Jun 25

Unbeloved (Undeniable 4) by Madeline Sheehan Review

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5 Smooches!

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Synopsis

Dorothy Kelley is a born romantic, searching for her prince. Instead she finds herself pregnant at fifteen, and a in a loveless marriage by the tender age of eighteen.

Then hope comes riding into her life on a motorcycle and within weeks, Jason “Jase” Brady, a member of the Hell’s Horsemen motorcycle club, sweeps Dorothy off her feet.

But nothing is ever simple for Dorothy. Jase is married with children. And as Dorothy patiently waits for Jase to give her the happily-ever-after she’s been dreaming about, James “Hawk” Young, a member of the Hell’s Horsemen with secrets of his own, sees an opening into Dorothy’s life and takes it.

Carrying on two secret affairs is no easy feat. As Dorothy tries to dig herself out of the mess she’s created, covering one mistake with another, tragedy strikes, nearly costing Dorothy her life and that of her unborn son.

What follows is a long and painful journey of self-discovery and forgiveness, as Dorothy comes to realize that home was exactly where she’d left it, and the love she’d forever craved had always been within her reach.

This is the story of Dorothy, Jase, and Hawk.

We are all born pure; it is our journey that burdens us and leads us astray. Our mistakes that beat us down and cover us in guilt and shame, burying us a little more with each passing hardship. It is up to us to dig ourselves out, to come to terms with our faults, to embrace not only our imperfections but those of the ones we love, and to once again find the path we strayed from.

Warning: This is not a conventional or predictable love story. It involves one woman and two men bound by a love so destructive it spans two decades, pitting brother against brother, and shattering the lives of those touched by it.

Review

“I wanted butterflies, holding hands, stolen kisses in the backseat of a car, late-night phone calls, all of it.  The anxiety, the desperation, the beautiful, agonizing ache called love.”

Dorothy had fairy tale dreams.  Not the career or college bound kind of dreams, but happily-ever-after dreams.  Things didn’t go that way for Dorothy.  What she got was an unplanned pregnancy, a loveless marriage, and the love of two hell raising motorcycle men, Jase and Hawk.

Unbeloved is their story and it is the fourth book of the Undeniable Series by Madeline Sheehan.

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I should start by saying that no one, and I mean NO ONE, writes a prologue like Madeline Sheehan.  There are a ton of authors out there that write beautiful epilogues but it is a rare find when an author steals your heart the moment you open their book.  Madeline does that.  Unbeloved is no different and although I met Dorothy, Jase, and Hawk in the previous Undeniable books, I was not at all prepared for way they affected me so deeply.  I loved them.  I hated them.  I loved to hate them.  I knew I was going to love this book.  I knew sixty year old Deuce was still going to be a grouchy old asshole.

“Why are you bringin’ this shit up now?  You want me to suck your dick or somethin’?”

I knew Cox and Kami were going to make me blush and giggle.  I knew Teagan was still going to be a raving bitch.  I knew Dorothy was going to break my heart.  I just didn’t know that I was going to love Jase and Hawk.  That really surprised the hell out of me, especially since I couldn’t stand Jase before I started this book.  Learning about these beautifully flawed men changed my whole perception of them.

“Moments.”

I wasn’t prepared to love them both.  I felt like Dorothy; confused and unsure of who to pick but I knew in my heart who she belonged with, just as she did.

“I’d had that with both Jase and Hawk.  But there was only one who could steal your soul, that untouchable, unreachable place inside you that existed only in your mind, that warmed and cooled, fluttered and shook without rhyme or reason, and make it theirs forever.”

Their story is a long hard one and I was literally sobbing; crying into my kindle, wanting a happily-ever-after for them all.  I wanted Dorothy to finally have what she so deserved after so long; the love of a man completely devoted to only her.  It seemed that nothing was ever easy for her.  How long should one poor woman have to suffer; her whole life seeming nothing but a series of endless mistakes?

“Ain’t no such thing as mistakes,” he said.  “There’s only shit that happens and shit that don’t.” 

The chemistry between Dorothy and Jase and Dorothy and Hawk is undeniable (like I how I did that :)).  I found the sex scenes in this book less gritty and raw and more tender and loving.  In general, Madeline never puts sex scenes in her books just for the sake of sex.  They are masterfully placed in her books to evoke strong emotions and the scenes in Unbeloved nearly undid me.  They were so incredibly meaningful and loving.

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I,  never, ever do spoilers but I will tell you this; you will get your happily-ever-after.  It will leave you a big old snotty blubbering mess.  I thought the ending was perfect.  Everyone was where they should be after a long and lonely road.  (Big sigh)

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The Undeniable Series just keeps getting better and better.  With every book I feel closer and closer to these amazing characters that toe the line between good and evil so closely.  Madeline has a brilliant way of making you love people who are not necessarily good people.  This is probably why I consider her the Queen of MC; the ultimate motorcycle club author.  I cannot wait to find out what happens next.

“I will wait for fucking ever,”

Amie

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