Danielle 'Danny' West is the daughter of Deuce West, president of the Hell's Horsemen Motorcycle Club. A sweet and beautiful girl, she loses her way, searching for things that are always out of her reach. Erik 'Ripper' Jacobs is the Sergeant of Arms in the Hell's Horsemen. Once a man who always had a smile on his face, his life takes a turn for the worst when a tragedy befalls him, leaving him scarred and broken. During a midsummer night, Danny and Ripper's paths cross, forever changing their lives. Hastily, their lust turns to love until another tragedy forces them apart. On a journey that is marred with ugliness and chaos, Danny and Ripper must discover if their unforeseen connection can find the beauty in their world. This is Danny and Ripper's story.
©2013 Madeline Sheehan (P)2013 Tantor
I would recommend this to certain friends, as the book contains quite graphic acts of sex and violence that are not to everyone's taste.
This book must not be read by anyone faint of heart. It's hardcore and is MC genre to the extreme. Some scenes are quite disturbing.
"Scary, Amazing, Gritty, Captivating Love Story"
First, I just want to warn you that this story is absolutely NOT for the faint hearted. Unbeautifully is the heart wrenching, frustrating, intense and ultimately beautiful story of Danny & Ripper. Aside from Danny and Ripper's story, we also get a background story with scenes from Eva and Deuce's POV. After what happened with Frankie, the guy who singlehandedly ruined a dozen people's lives, both of them are still struggling to go back to the way things were before Frankie. I loved the fact that Eva & Deuce still had a big part in this story and that they eventually get the HEA they both deserve so much. This book continues after Undeniable, and going back to where Danny and Ripper’s story starts. As an eighteen year old girl, Danny feels lonely and miserable after everything that happened with her family. Her mother left her at an early age and her father Deuce, although he loves her and would do anything to protect his children, isn't exactly a role model kind of dad which pretty much left her and her brother Cage to grow up by themselves. All these events have made her into a strong, mature young woman, but at the same time she's also struggling to find out what to do with her life. On her prom night, Ripper was sent to pick her up from the dance, but on their way home, they make a stop at a lake, because Danny doesn't want to go home yet and one thing leads to another...
Ripper is a man with a broken past. After crazy Frankie got his hands on him, he's ruined on the outside. He has so many scars on the outside, and it feels like his ruined on the outside too. Other than the Club, his life doesn't seem to have much meaning. Danny finally makes him see that although he's all scarred up on the outside; those scars don't make him any less beautiful. She makes him feel alive and determined to truly start living again after feeling miserable and rather wishing he were dead for a very long time. He realizes he loved Danny, but their love is unconventional. They're not "supposed to" be together. Ripper is fourteen years older than Danny and a member of her father's motorcycle club and both of them know Deuce will never allow them to be together... They have to sneak around and when things start to get out of hand, their affair becomes messy. The story basically spirals out of control from that point on...
This is a story of love and life in a world of violence, sex, and death with its own rules. These are characters that you know you should hate, but just can't help but love. These aggressive, trigger-happy, rebellious, can't-keep-their-dick-in-their-pants, foul mouthed, badass bikers, who work their way straight into your heart. Enjoy this unconventional and sizzling HOT love story which will hook you!
"Unbeautifully Raw - Explosive Soul deep Love"
Danny and Ripper's story has no flowers and chocolates in it. It is Raw, Passionate with all life's wickedness thrown in but with undeniable Soul driven Love - the kind of love that lasts for eternity.....
Undeniable is my top book ever but Unbeautifully is a very close second. Madeline's style of writing is one I have never seen before. It's provocative and abrasive yet sexy. She doesn't hold back, and for me, it doesn't get much better than that. She says it like it is which is why I think I love her books. What was so great about this book is that all the characters from the past are present. I love when that happens, and not just making a cameo either. They have full on parts. Deuce fans can relax! He has a huge part in this book. We get to see more of Deuce and Eva's story, which was extremely emotional to read. We visit with previous fellow bikers from book 1 and meet a few new ones to. I can't wait for Cage's story next........ It will be a definite must listen to immediately for me :)
"5 smoking hot stars"
What can I say, I just love these foul-mouthed, dirty talking, hot biker bad boys! And Madeline Sheehan is the Queen of MC Romance books. Her writing style is so raw and intense and totally in your face. I loved everything about this book. If you enjoyed Undeniable then this one is a must listen for you. It's every bit as good as the first one.
5 smoking hot stars!
"So raw, So real, soooo Awesome!"
I absolutely love the Undeniable Series!
These books are the rawest, and realist mc books I have ever listen too... All the vulgar language only makes this better...
Now with book 1 I was left completely.... flabbergasted... is that even a word... Eva story was just crazy... But so much of Book 1 events effected Danny and Ripper...that you find yourself going back to book 1 for a refresher just to be more in the moment of this book...
It took me a while but I finally realized the beginning of this book... is the ending of book 1... We start this book at the same party... (Remember, Ivy running from Kage... and Eva bending over showing off her tattoo...)
Ok... so Danny and Ripper story flashback to Danny's prom... Ripper has already been through hell with Frankie... so he is no longer the sweet flirtatious Ripper... he is the dangerous, scary Ripper now... Anyway... Ripper and Danny smash and it all seem to go downhill from there...
They have a brief moment together b/c of the lockdown...but after that... Ripper leaves to protect Danny and Danny goes crazy... and somehow ends up with Z...
Flash-forward to present... back at the party... Z ask Danny to marry him and Ripper is about to go ballistic... when Bam! Dorothy gets shot in the head... Crazy Right!
I bet anything book 3 will start with Dorothy getting shot... b/c book 3 is Kage and Tegan's story… and Tegan comes back b/c her mother (Dorothy) gets shot...
I love the flashbacks and flash-forwards... It all makes perfect sense...
This book is not as insane as Eva's story with Deuce, Frankie and the other guy...It’s more of a really raw and graphic romance between Danny and Ripper... Awesome!
I honestly feel you can't compare these books to any other mc books.... It is like they are meant to be uncomfortable to listen too... like you are supposed to have a "WTF" moment... It literally set this series apart from any other mc books I have read/listen too... The graphic smex, the violence and the overall... 'can't catch a break' feeling adds rawness and realness to this series...
I totally love it... !!!
Narration was superb! Love Ripper's voice... I hope same narration do all of these books....
A Total Buy, Credit or Sale... a must get if you are into the graphic side of romance books... Definitely not for the faint of heart, or emotionally stunned... as just about every 5 sec... a female gets called a bit*ch.... but it's meant as an endearment... as this is their old lady...
Can't wait for book 3... Instant download....
I didn't think I'd have the stomach for the grittier side of things but I'm really enjoying this series! I'm new to the biker romance world, but if Madeline Sheehan is writing it, then I'm all in!
In a way this second book was a little like a major recap of the first, in that Deuce and Eva's relationship was still kind of front and center as Danny and Ripper's story unfolded. Like book 1, I was engrossed in the rawness and drama, wondering what was going to happen. Although I shouldn't have been surprised, there were events in this book that literally made me gasp with disbelief and shock, and I loved it. Gritty, sexy, raw, and deeply emotional--another well told biker romance that is totally credit worthy.
"THE MOST AMAZING STORY LINE EVER"
Eva because she's just the biker bratt we all want to be
NO! She was so dry and boring, I honestly could not stand the way she read. She sounded like a drunk Siri
Yes!! I love Madeline Sheehan books
Madeline Sheehan seriously takes you on the ride of your life. Sons of Anarchy has nothing on this.
"Another out of the ballpark hit! 5 Stars!!!"
I reiterate my review of book 1 ... this series is stellar and should be the standard by which all MC novels are judged. I enjoyed reading and listening to them that much!!!
I am currently listening to this series again, and just discovered I had not written a review for this story.
This story is a "bridge" so to speak into book 3. Each book however is standalone ... Sheehan manages to recap important information through overlapping her stories without taking away from the current plot, or boring you with extraneous information. The stories flow smoothly and each book is extremely well written, characters are developed as are the plot lines. Tatiana Sokolov does an extremely good job with narration.
Deuce and Eva (book 1) have settled into domestic life, struggling with their demons of the past. Deuce's teenage daughter is left to manage on her own while her father and step-mother grapple with what life had thrown at them (no spoiler). Danny is at her senior prom and decides that it's time to go home and ditches her date calling the club house for a ride home. Ripper shows to drive her home and their attraction begins despite knowing that the daughter of his MC President is off limits. Ripper was tortured in book 1 and despite being scarred very badly, emotionally and physically finds peace with Danny. Of course there would be no story if it was smooth sailing. This book (just like book 1) covers a number of years. Danny and Ripper have their own eventual HEA, but only after years of heartache and growth. This book is not as brutal as book 1, but non-the-less has steamy sex scenes, love triangles, other sub-plots that I hope will be made into future books.
This series is one of my favorite. There are three books so far in the series, with a promise of two more in the works. I highly recommend reading/listening to this one. I am not a fan of series books, but this series is stand alone and extremely well written.
Totally credit and sale worthy!!
"Loving this series!"
So well written and I can't get enough. I love how the characters from the previous book still tell part of the current story. This second book, although about a different couple still answers previously unanswered questions from the first. I am officially going to binge listen to this series so all others will have to wait!
Great narration! I love the sound of the male bikers. Soooooo good!
"Great MC series"
Love the series and how the author has the books characters stories running concurrent it just gets a little repetitive. Overall I really enjoy the series I just want to smack some of the characters.
"The Saga Continues"
book 1 is a must if you start this series. I thought this story was going to be gruesome, but that was not the case. Author does a nice job of continuing the saga and make no mistake these are core romance with foul language. If you can not take the F bomb in almost every sentence, then this series is not for you.
author does a nice job of weaving characters in and out of her stories/series. This is an adult soap opera that is fairly simple about brotherhood and the "bitches" that are in them. Author takes some really tough guys and shows their emotional side.
She has the male voice down so much better than when she reads as Tanya Eby, or it could be the material she is reading. Biker speaker "yeahaah". She did such a nice job on this series, she took over another series that Stella Bloom read book 1
If you like TS, then check out her reads as Eby or Cassandra Campbell.
Note: I would not recommend buying all of this series at one time. This is pretty harsh dialogue and one needs to have some space between each story.
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