Today we welcome Madeline Sheehan to our blog as she celebrates her new book Unbeautifully which released on May 13th.
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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.
The first time I fell in love it was with a pair of blue eyes and a wide dimpled grin.
“Your old man loves ya, Danny girl,” He whispered. “You never ever forget that, yeah?”
I never did. And I never thought I could ever love any man as much as I loved my father. But as we grow, we change, we begin to make our own decisions and thus become independent and self sufficient and start turning away from our parents and turning to others. We form friendships, strong bonds and ties and begin experiencing life outside of the bubble we grew up inside of.
And we fall in love…a second time.
The second time I fell in love it was with a badly scarred face, the stuff of nightmares; the sort of disfigurement that mothers steer their children away from. Ugly, jagged slashes marred the skin from the top of his skull, down over his right eye, an eye that had been dug out of his face with a serrated blade. The scars continued across his cheek, over his lips and down his neck, ending at the top of his shoulder. His chest was a hundred times worse; scar tissue as far as the eye could see.
“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.”
But he was wrong.
Everything has beauty. Even the ugly. Especially the ugly.
Because without ugly there would be no beauty.
Because without beauty we would not survive our pain, our sorrow, and our suffering.
And in the world I lived in, the world he lived in, a secret world within the world, a world of of constant crime and cruel, cold, death, there was almost nothing but suffering.
“You may not be beautiful the way you were before,” I whispered, placing my hand on his hard chest. “But you’re still beautiful. To me.
Oh My HOLY HELL~ I freaking LOVED this book it is amazing, brilliant and yes I thought it was absolutely BEAUTIFUL ~ I freaking LOVE Madeline Sheehan I think I have a serious girl crush DAMN the girl can WRITE ~ All TIME FAVORITE LIST FOR SURE!!!!!!
If you read Undeniable ~ which is a must read before you read Unbeautifully, then you were already introduced to Ripper & Danny in some fashion ~ we know what Ripper had been through with Eva’s ex-husband but we didn’t know the back story. We know that Danny is Deuce’s baby girl but we didn’t know what Danny had went through after Frankie kidnapped Eva and how that affected Eva & Deuce’s relationship also! Well ladies this is a continuation of what happened “afterwards” with Eva & Deuce but also Danny & Ripper’s story. There were times that I literately sat there
Oh boy Frankie sure did a damn number on Eva & Deuce and what they were going through had me in …
and little did we know how much this affected Danny~ Yes this poor child was around for all of this and she saw it all going down! She felt that she was pushed to the way side at times! It’s heartbreaking to hear this told from her POV. Well what I wasn’t expecting was what happened between Danny & Ripper when Ripper picks her up after her Prom ~ it was ….
Damn hot, freaking sexy, and I think I was a little Jealous! Ripper realizes the next day what he did and KNOWS that Deuce will totally…
if he finds out what went down. This is where the ride gets bumpy and things start to get really freaking AWESOME but also AWFUL at times. Ripper’s “time” with Frankie is outlined and I just wanted to …
scream,cry,shout and dig up Frankie and beat the crap out of him! The fact that Ripper is still alive is astounding but what he went through shaped him for life~ To me he was still the gorgeous bad boy that had me….
and when he gives into his desires and spends time ALONE with Danny well ladies there was
but things didn’t remain sexy and blissful for these two ~ no way things went downhill and when Ripper leaves I was….
pissed off for Danny but I also …
heartbroken for her. Danny learns a little something and I …
There were times I was yelling…
Yes ladies this one will RIP every single emotion outta of you and believe me I had a few more….
before I got to do a little of ..
Oh hell it’s a 10 star read for me!!!! Read it 4 hours it’s DA BOMB!!!!! Fans of Madeline’s know that her gritty true to life hold nothing back writing style MAKES her books! I love that it’s raw, dirty and so FREAKING real ~ This is a MUST read!!! Like FREAKING NOW!!!!
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 ebook trilogy and Best Selling Undeniable series. Homegrown in Buffalo, New York, Madeline resides there with her husband and son.
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