Warning: This is not a story about fate or destiny. This is a story about pain, sorrow, and suffering. This is an impulsive whirlwind romance between two lovers that are not meant to be together. Theirs is not a world with sunshine and roses. Instead, their love blossoms in a secret world full of crime, violence, and death. Their story is about what can be born from nightmares.
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.
Everything has beauty. Even the ugly. Especially the ugly.
Because without ugly, there would be no beauty.
**I always try to remain spoiler free HOWEVER if you have not read Undeniable I suggest that you go read it first as there is no way to discuss Unbeautifully without revealing some information from Book #1**
Ok…let me begin the same way I did with my last Madeline Sheehan review…HOLY FUCK!! I was a mess after reading Undeniable, which is why it has taken me so long to read Unbeautiully (sorry Madeline ;) ). Now….now?! I cannot wait for Unattainable to see how she messes with me some more.
As you read above, this is the story of Danny and Ripper. It also fills in the blanks of how Deuce and Eva’s story goes! Boy was I surprised…in a good way! Ripper is a member of the Hell’s Horsemen, the one that Frankie messed up….real bad. He has been part of Deuce’s “family” since he was 17. Ripper is a mess, he dwells on what has happened to him, thinking that no one would want him because of how he now looks.
‘ “Baby,” he said gruffly. “Man like me got no business with a girl like you. You’re nothin’ but fuckin’ beauty and I’m a whole lot of fuckin’ ugly who’s already halfway to hell.” ‘
Danny is the Hello Kitty wearing, pretty little, daughter of Deuce…president of the MC…so she is pretty much OFF LIMITS to all of the brothers. When she calls for a ride home from her flop of a prom it is Ripper that goes to get her, dances with her, and ends up skinning dipping and having sex with her. Sure you can blame it on being drunk and horny but WOW…even I knew how much trouble Ripper would be in.
The two begin avoiding each other, but that does not stop them from thinking about each other non stop. I LOL’d when I read this…
“It was because of pussy that you came screaming into this world; might as well be pussy that took you out of it.”
Danny sees past the scars and the history, she sees Ripper for the man that he is beneath it all. Ripper doesn’t see Danny just as Deuce’s daughter but for the woman she is and how she makes him feel. Stolen moments, sneaking around, and lying become the norm for these two. Always needing to be with one another, it was sweet in an animalistic sort of way. They speak with actions, saying more in those actions than words could ever say, getting to know each other without talking.
“Every time he moved inside of me, looking up into his gaze, it felt as if we had spoken a million words at a million different times.”
Just when it seems like they are going somewhere….tragedy strikes, in a reaaalllllly bad way. Their lives are going to be changed forever. Ripper leaves and Danny breaks down. No one knows why either of these things are happening, no one puts two and two together. Deuce and Eva are sorting through their own issue,s trying to fix themselves, and are blind to the situation. Sure they know that Danny is spiraling out of control but they don’t know why or what to do to help.
Life goes on. Danny moves on and Ripper pops back in every now and then. Time passes, tragedies happen, blood is shed. This is what it takes for them to see what they are to each other. Who will end up hurt? Will Danny and Ripper finally be able to be together? Fuck if I’ll tell you ! I could not put this book down…I think Amy was a little mad (hehe) because I kept putting off our Top 5 Must Reads post just to finish reading. Hell, this book was on that list before I even finished reading it, so yeah….5 stars all the way from this Schmexy Girl.
“All scars tell a story, beautiful girl.”
About the Author
Madeline Sheehan, a Social Distortion enthusiast and devoted fan of body art, has been writing books since she was seven years old. She is the author of The Holy Trinity e-book trilogy and Best Selling Undeniable Series. Homegrown in Buffalo, New York, Madeline resides there with her husband and son.
“I’m half out of my mind in love with life. The good, the bad, the laughter and tears, it’s all worth it just to see another day.”