Author: Madeline Sheehan
Series: Undeniable #5
Released: July 2, 2017
Warning: This isn’t a romance, but instead a tale of love between two despairing people, from two different worlds, both aching for something more.
Debbie Reynolds is a runaway, New York City-bound. Living on the road comes with many challenges—fighting for her next meal, seeking safe places to sleep, and dodging men with less than honorable intentions, all while searching for meaning in a life she finds painful and pointless.
Damon “Preacher” Fox, vice president of the Silver Demons Motorcycle Club, has been in prison for club-related crimes. As his release draws near, he begins to reevaluate his choices in life, realizing that if he stays with the club, this won’t be his last stint behind bars. Suddenly Preacher finds himself doubting everything he’s ever known, wishing for a life beyond the club.
When Preacher and Debbie’s paths cross, they find in each other a sense of peace they had been lacking. But life is about to catch up with Preacher, and Debbie, desperate to keep the one person who’s ever shown her any kindness, finds herself caught between forces far deadlier and more powerful than she could have ever imagined.
This is Debbie and Preacher’s story.
At the end, we should all go back to the beginning,
if only to remind ourselves that we once lived.
“Life happened, and then happened some more, and kept happening until you were so caught up in life itself that you forgot to actually live it.”
What a raw, beautiful and unflinching look into the world of the one percenters! This is NOT a pretty story – it is filled with lust and mayhem and violence – but it perfectly tells the story of Eva’s parents, Preacher and Wheels (Debbie).
This is one of my top favorite series EVER and I highly recommend reading the books in order. BUT you can read the first book right away to get a flavor for Madeline Sheehan’s writing.
Preacher lived an entire lifetime before we ever met Eva as a young child in ‘Undeniable.’ His life was hard. But he was a survivor.
“Prison had been a painful wake-up call for Preacher. It had taken the man he’d been, beaten the holy hell out of him, flushed him down the shitter, and sputtered and spit him back out a ravaged and shameful shell.”
Preacher met Debbie on the road. She, too, was a survivor and did what she had to do to get by on the streets. Madeline Sheehan took two very damaged and hardened souls and created something beautiful which is why I absolutely love her writing style.
The book is told as a flashback as Preacher lays dying in the hospital. He is finally telling his story to his beloved daughter Eva. But everything I thought I knew about Preacher and Debbie was wrong! Preacher’s tale is heartbreaking but I could not put this book down. I had to see it thought to the end.
Preacher was in the biker life no matter what. Loyal and true to his family and biker brothers no matter what, he was a Demon through and through.
“According to the law and the state of New York, he was indeed a free man. But in reality, he wasn’t free at all. He belonged to the Silver Demons body and soul, for better or worse. And if he stayed on this path, this wasn’t going to be the last time he went to prison.”
Heart-wrenching and gritty, ‘Undeserving’ is nonetheless an incredibly readable story. It must be experienced. Madeline Sheehan does not write hearts-and-flowers stories. But her biker romances are must-reads. While this wasn’t as raw as ‘Undeniable’, it is still one of the best examples of this genre. I can’t wait for more books from Ms. Sheehan. She is one of my auto-buy authors.
“I noticed you.” Debbie’s eyes darted back inside the cart, colliding with Preacher’s. I noticed you. Those three words took flight, finding and nudging awake long hidden places inside of her.
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