Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Unbeautitfully Review

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 book Undeniable was disturbing to me, in fact I was kind of a wreck after reading it.  I thought there was a lot of just really wrong things that happened in the book.  The rapes, the culture, the perving after a young girl who was only 16.  All sorts of screwed up things that made it disturbing but interesting.  And utterly unforgettable.

I didn't feel that way with this one.  I liked the love story.  I guess.  But it seemed so tame and almost light in comparison to what I was used to from Madeline Sheehan.  I like her writing, even if sometimes the author herself seems a bit harsh.  The reason Undeniable worked so well was because it was unlike anything I had read before.  It made me feel things that I was uncomfortable with.  In Unbeautifully I was just annoyed.

I was annoyed that women were mistreated and accepted that fate.  I was annoyed that, although I LOVED Ripper, Danny could be such a whiney brat that sometimes it was hard to remember that she had gone through hell too.  And I was annoyed that someone could use another person's heart so callously the way Danny did to ZZ.

So although I think that the basics of what I came to know as the MC world that Sheehan had once introduced us to, was still there, I also felt like she played it safe and tamed it down.  I was disappointed.  I guess I had put too much hope into this book.  By no means is it a bad story, it is far from bad.  It is a great story in fact.  It just wasn't what I personally thought it could have been.

Ripper is amazing!  Hands down the best character in the book.  He is just a complete badass who has been through hell and thought he found a piece of something amazing.  He has faults, but most of those have to do with what he has had to live with in his life.

Danny is a spoiled little self centered girl.  She thinks the whole world should shut down because she was left behind.  And although I felt awful for her during the abortion, I also wondered why the hell she didn't say anything to anyone.  Then for her to use ZZ to get out of her funk and let him think he was the One, was just so wrong.

Deuce becomes someone who seems like a normal human being in this one.  In the first book the man was a lighting rod of crazy and hostile.  This one, he seems like a man who is struggling to keep everything together and work towards making a better future for his MC.  I liked this side of him.  A lot.  Eva still kicks ass, and although I thought she should have said something to Danny or Deuce about D&R's relationship, I also understand the need to let that go.  Stay out of it.

I really enjoyed the book for the most part.  I really just felt disappointed that the MC world that I had been introduced to before was toned down.  Would I recommend this book?  Absolutely!

I give it 3.5 lipsticks.

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