Unbeloved (Undeniable, #4) by Madeline Sheehan

unbelovedFrom goodreads: 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.

Carrying on two secret affairs is no easy feat. As Dorothy tries to dig herself out of the mess she’s created, covering one mistake with another, tragedy strikes, nearly costing Dorothy her life and that of her unborn son.

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. 

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.


I’m gonna keep this short and sweet. *clears throat* *points to dictionary*

Lackluster (lack·lus·ter / lak-luhs-ter)

  1. lacking brilliance or radiance; dull
  2. lacking liveliness, vitality, spirit, or enthusiasm

I’ve seen some reviews in the blogosphere that mention the sizzle factor is missing, which is absolutely true and that being said, this is Madeline Sheehan’s tamest book in the series.  Did that bother me?  Nope. What bothered me was Unbeloved should have been a novella vs. a full length novel.

I thought the story of Jase, Dorothy and Hawk would be filled with angst; I was hoping the drama might give me heartburn.  You know how much I love the drama, the good kind, not the kind of drama that seems forced but the kind that makes me love and hate the story at the same time.  But this book didn’t have that.

One of the reasons I love the Undeniable Series is because it reminds me of Sons of Anarchy and I’m obsessed with that show. Like OBSESSED. With that being said, I didn’t love this book and I didn’t hate it.  It was meh. Have you ever eaten crackers without salt or put unsalted butter on bread? And while you’re eating either the crackers or slice of bread, you know it’s missing something.  Of course it’s missing something!!  It’s missing the damn salt!!! Yeah, this book was unsalted.


What I did think was brilliant is that Madeline totally set the stage for ZZ’s story.  And OHMIGOD…that is a book I cannot wait to read. *grabby hands*  That has the makings of a plot that will get my heart rate going in a good way and potentially make me cringe at the same time. *shrugs*



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    • Cristina says

      Melliane this series is not for everyone, that’s for sure and I’m hoping the next book is way better. Thanks for stopping by my friend!!!

  1. says

    LOL, Cristina! I’m sorry #4 was missing salt. I’m prepared for that now, and you know that I have haven’t read #3 yet, so I’m probably going to wait until #5 shows up before picking this series up again. I like to have the next book available if I’m settling in for a MEH read. It keeps me from abandoning the series entirely. Hopefully #5 will be as awesome as you think it will be ;) Maybe we can BR it!
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