Review: Unbeautifully by Madeline Sheehan


Unbeautifully (Undeniable #2) by Madeline Sheehan
Madeline Sheehan (May 13th, 2013)

Rating: A
Heat: Hot

Heroine: Danny West - Sparkles and Pink, Fades to Black 
Hero: Ripper – Scarred, Bad Ass Biker 





THIS is how you write a dirty, sexy, crazy, and ballsy biker romance. I love these raunchy biker assholes! I think Madeline Sheehan has a vagina of steel. She definitely has guts to write such a raw and gritty story. Unbeautifully will take you completely out of your comfort zone, yet revel in how incredibly amazing the writing is. Grab a bottle of whiskey and some smokes, because you're going to need them after you experience this smoking hot book.

Unbeautifully picks up where Undeniable leaves off. This story is not a stand-alone. So, if you haven’t read the first book, I’d advise you not to read my review. However, do yourself a favor, and read Undeniable as soon as possible. You will thank me later, I swear.

Sometimes, love is unconventional and it breaks all the rules and blurs all the lines and basks in its glory.

This story is about Danielle “Danny” West and Erik “Ripper” Jacobs, but it’s also the continuation of Deuce, the President of the Hell’s MC, and Eva’s story. The first pages open up with twenty year old Danny, who is dating ZZ, another brother of the MC. He makes a huge announcement that shocks Danny. All of this is happening while Ripper is standing on the side, watching as his whole world is about to be ripped out from under him. But, before we can find out what happens with them, we are immediately taken back into the past to see how Danny and Ripper first fell in love and then fell apart. We also experience Deuce and Eva’s heart-breaking journey, as they try to mend their damaged hearts after being nearly destroyed by Frankie.

Like a bulldozer, Frankie rolled through these people’s lives, leaving suffering and pain in his wake. Even though Frankie is now dead, what he did to them still lingers heavily. We didn’t experience the emotional turmoil Deuce and Eva went through as they struggle to fight their way back to each other in Undeniable. Sheehan takes us back in time and shows us everything they went through leading up to the epilogue in Undeniable. We see just how much Deuce and Eva struggled with their feelings in the aftermath of Frankie. Deuce is left with feelings of hatred and disgust towards Frankie, and resentment towards Eva. He doesn’t know how to let go of what he saw Frankie do to Eva. And Eva, depressed, hurt, and confused, needs her man but she doesn’t know how to bring Deuce back to her. Deuce broke my heart over and over as he continues to be emotionally unavailable when Eva needed him the most. As you should already know, at the end of Undeniable, they get their mushy happy ending. But, in the meantime, it’s extremely painful to watch this couple try desperately to work through their issues.

“Babe,” he whispered. “Can’t look at me like that and expect me to be keepin’ it reeled in.”
“Baby, don’t ever keep it reeled in,” she whispered back. “Not with me.” 
–Ripper and Danny

If it wasn’t for Deuce and Eva, there would be no Ripper and Danny. And hells bells… Danny and Ripper aren’t just heat and steam, they are fire. Sizzling fire. They have some of the most intense and crazy chemistry I’ve ever seen. They come crashing together and have naughty yet beautiful, crazy sex. And I enjoyed every dirty and wicked sex scene between them. But it’s not just sex between them. Their relationship is soul-crushing beautiful. She's beauty and he's the beast. They are so different but fit together perfectly. Danny gives him hope and sees Ripper beyond the scars he wears. Scars given to Ripper during the time Frankie relentlessly tortured him. Frankie took so much from Ripper during that time, made him doubt himself as a man. Danny helps him heal. Danny used to be all sparkles and pink until her world fell apart. Ripper gives Danny comfort and love during a time when she felt all alone and angry. He gives her back the spark she used to have. And together, they make each other feel whole again. But even with the immense feelings they have towards one another, this relationship is a hot mess.

Ours was the furthest thing from a picture perfect romance: it was more of a car crash, a metal- bending, blood spattered disaster that left no survivors, only bad memories and heartache. But it was ours… and I wouldn’t change a thing.

Unfortunately, Ripper and Danny have to go through hell and back to be with each other. Someone from Ripper’s past comes back and causes bloodshed. Ripper doesn’t want Danny to go down the same road as him, so he forces himself to let her go – which leads to a whole lot of sadness and ugliness. Yet moving on from one another proved to be impossible. They love and hate each other for their mistakes. But mostly they were crazy, passionately, unconditionally in love with one another. Finding their way back to each other is a messy journey full of pain and sorrow and suffering as there are no puppies and rainbows in this love story.

Heartbreaking, gut-wrenching, raw, soul-crushing, honest, painful, shocking, violent, witty, sexy as sin, thrilling, gritty... All describe this story the best I know how. This story rocked my world. The MC is these people’s life and what an incredibly brutal life they live. These testosterone-laden men are lovers, cheaters, and criminals. They are 100% devoted to their biker brothers and families. They are tangled up in each other as one big fucked up family, who love each other fiercely in their own way. A way that most people would never understand.

I’m utterly addicted to this series and so freaking happy there will be three more books in this series. This story sets the stage for Tegen and Cage’s story that’s up next. I can’t wait to see the fiery redhead and hot-as-sin lady’s man duke it out and then fuck it out as they come crashing together. It’s going to be another hot mess romance loaded with utter chaos. I can’t wait to have my heart ripped out again, and then put back together. Again. Sheehan does that to me every time. And I love it.


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