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.
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. 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.
Praise for the UnDeniable Series:
“I have never been so beautifully uncomfortable than when reading the Undeniable Series. I didn’t just feel while reading them. Madeline Sheehan set every single emotion within me on fire with a blowtorch.”
—S.L. Jennings, New York Times and USA Today best-selling author
“In an untouchable league of her own, Madeline Sheehan has created a riveting tale of ugly, forbidden love turned beautifully right. Heartbreak, grief, and finding strength and healing through family is the foundation of this emotional saga. A single breathing entity working in tandem against the cruelty that is their world, every character in the Undeniable Series will become a piece of you, embedding themselves into your thoughts for years to come.”
—Gail McHugh, New York Times best-selling author
“A soul-searching, emotional and truly diverse unconventional love-story that sheds further light on some much loved characters. A great fourth instalment.” - Kelly, Perusing Princesses
Unbeloved is the story of Dorothy, Hawk and Jase.
We know from early on in this series that Dorothy is the quiet, loyal, kind, reliable, club ‘mistress’ (I refuse to use the word, whore). Having loved Jase for over 17 years, his promise of leaving his wife and starting anew with D as his old lady was one promise he never fulfilled. Broken. Feeling naive. A fool desperate for affection, she threw her allegiance to the wind when she caught the attentions of Hawk. Embarking on an affair with the man who has always kept a distance due to her off-limit stature, they are successful in keeping their relationship a secret, that is until Dorothy falls pregnant. Jase believes the child to be his, but when Chrissy (his wife) finds out about the their long-term affair, she pulls a gun on Dorothy, and life as they know it, changes irreparably.
With no memory and a newborn son, Dorothy keeps a distance from everything she once knew, but she welcomes Hawk. He is Christopher’s Father and has always played a pivotal role in his life. Even after she uprooted them both and moved to California, Hawk visited when he could.
Unbeloved then takes us back to the beginning... when Dorothy, a young wife and mother, her dreams of a nice home with a picket fence, a glimmer of a silly childhood fantasy.
Jase Brady is in the marine corp, he’s married with children, but he’s also the most beautiful man she has ever seen. Leaving her husband and embarking on an affair to last two decades, her loyalty to Jase earns her a mutual respect within the MC, and for many years, the large imposing warehouse of the Hells Horseman MC is home.
So yes, this is predominantly Dorothy’s story…But it’s also Hawk and Jase’s story too. Brothers of the Hells Horseman MC, these guys couldn’t be more further apart. With Jase, what you see is what you get. He’s a selfish B and he knows it, but he’s never felt the need to change, that is until now…
Hawk on the other hand keeps his distance from many, but he has his reasons. Those reasons have been hidden from the club since his initiation many years ago - only Deuce knows the truth, and that truth has the power to put the club in further disarray.
What I loved about this story is the way Madeline Sheehan took it down a notch or two. The last book was so gritty and violent, that I wondered how far she would take this fourth instalment, but she kept it diverse, putting a new spin on things and showed us that this MC can be sensitive and supportive. We know what they are capable of but Unbeloved proves that they are still a family when it matters most.
We get to reconnect with some much loved characters and be prepared to see some of them in a new light. Witness Jase as he seeks help from an unlikely source. And learn the truth about Hawk. Who he is. What his life was like before the club, and how much Dorothy and Christopher really means to him.
This isn’t as gritty as the other books, but that is not necessarily a bad thing. Yes, there are still some heart stopping moments. Some angst, hot sex, and that epilogue shows signs to reverting back to the true nail-biting, edge of your seat brewing S-T storm we are accustomed to when an old face causes a world of problems, and is about to sign his own death warrant.
There was a time lapse, in-fact there were a few but it didn’t detach the reader from the story, it helped move it forward, and I’m so pleased that we delved much further into the future by the end.
Not going to lie, this book had nothing on the other 3 and that was the biggest disappointment! Found myself skimming through a lot of it, didn't really feel like I knew hawk at all. Would I recommend? Not so sure. Only reason it has 3 stars instead of 2 as because it was written my Madeline and absolutely adore her other work..!
Oh and I can't wait for ZZ's story, just hope there's a bit more action and hotness to it.......
I love this series and Madeline Sheehan, she is such an amazing writer!!
This book was just as brilliant as the others, even though it was completely different to the others. This story is not as gritty but is equally heart wrenching and raw. A beautiful story of lost love and new beginnings. And to top it all off we got to see a little glimpse of all the boys (and their old ladies)...oh how I have missed these boys!!
Jeez and what about that teaser!!! Argh!! The waiting begins....
No surprises here Madeline Sheehan yet again ROCKED my world with Unbeloved and I love her for it!!!
I love how this lady writes and what I love even more is how you can connect with the characters with regards to the feelings and emotions they have. I know that most of us live a pretty boring life in comparison to the Hell's Horsemen and their Old Ladies but when you get under their skin and feel what they feel through Madeline's awesome writing, you can connect.
I just want to get across how much this book (and all the other books in this series) really REALLY made me feel. I found myself nodding my head whilst reading things and at time saying 'exactly!' and statements made. I really feel that raw true emotions are poured into these stories and that is what makes them so good time after time.
I love Dorothy and I always knew I would love Hawk and as for the Hells Horsemen.. well doesn't just make you realise the value of true family… the people that will stick by you through everything.
I laughed, i cried, i snorted unattractively and most of all i felt.
I have loved every book in this series but felt let down with this one. I feel the story line has run it's course and the story did not grip me in a way the others in the series did. Although I enjoy the authors style of writing I doubt I will be continuing to read any further books to be released in this series.
The way I was so excited to hear this book was coming out! Battle between the two men...who is going to win? Wrong! The readers unfortunately miss out on a lot of history. This may be because quite a bit has been covered in the other books (which I LOVED!!).
I was happy with the ultimate choice that Dorothy made...but the lead up was bland and very unlike Ms Sheehan's work. But I CANNOT wait for ZZ's story, even the epilogue is intriguing and a half... and now I am hearing that Preacher's will be before it (why?!!)!!
2 stars because all the regular's came back and Cox and Kami gave me many laughs again!
I've just finished reading this 4th instalment in this series and I am emotionally drained!. This book had me in tears a few times and near the end I was bubbling....seriously had tears streaming down my cheeks!. Don't know why this book had such an emotional impact on me compared to the other 3 but it really did. As you know , this is the story of Hawk,Dorothy and Jase and I have to say it's a emotional journey , but also has the witty comments and camaraderie of the brothers that cracked me up!, I'd find myself fighting tears one minute only to be doubled over laughing the next at a comment one of the brothers would make. My heart went out to Jase in this book and I have to be honest I felt he was made the scape goat for everything that went wrong. Yes he had been leading a double life , he loved 2 woman and he wanted it all, but this is the undeniable series, it is full of infidelity, lying,betrayal etc.Dorothy was well aware he was a married man and was also married when she started seeing him,and tricked him into thinking she was pregnant with his child.Hawk blackmailed Dorothy into her bed then tricked her into falling pregnant , no one made Chrissy pull that trigger and given he was certainly not the only brother playing around, her shooting someone cannot be blamed on Jase!, so yeah my heart went out to Jase in this because yeah he made a huge mistake,but they all did and he's the one that loses everything and shoulders all the blame. I hate he left the club but was happy to see him putting his girls first and hopefully finding peace In his life, just wish he didn't need to leave the club to do it. I loved the support of his family and that they were the ones that got him back on his feet and the right path. I shed many tears reading Jase journey , I just wish we got to see what had became of him when we got the 7 years later. So yeah as you have probably guessed this really got me emotionally involved which is the work of a very talented story writer. This is not a sweet romance series and really pushed my limits on what s acceptable.if I'm honest I almost stopped reading the first book when the hero met the Herion at 5 and he was 23 ( although there was no sexual feelings until the herion was 16 and no sexual relationship until she was 18) I found this hard to wrap my head around and nearly stopped reading.I'm SO glad i didn't as despite all the things that go on in this series I still found myself totally sucked in and couldn't put the books down, I read them all in a few days and I now feel totally drained emotionally. I can't wait to read more , although as these stories span over many years and Duece is heading towards 70 at the end of this book, I feel myself saddened by the ageing of these characters and the death of preacher and i am truly dreading the book that tells of the passing of Duece ,which going by how many years pass in these stories, could happen very soon :( If you like a dark gripping read then get these books!Read more ›