Love, they say, has the potential to kill a person if they aren’t careful. I wasn’t careful. I let that love blossom uncontrollably until it was in full bloom, exploding from within me, with nowhere to go.
Well Madeline Sheehan has done it again, she has taken broken, damaged, and completely imperfect characters and managed to write a dark and gritty book that you will not be able to put down until the very last page. I was not a fan of Tegan from the past books, and I'll be honest that I wasn't thrilled to be reading a book with her as the main heroine. But I love this series, and I loved Cage, so I thought what the hell. Well I am eating my words, I'm not too proud to admit that, because this book was fucking awesome!
Cage is the son of Deuce, the president of the Hell's Horsemen MC, and he's also the asshole manwhore responsible for breaking little Tegan's heart at the tender age of 16.
Considering the woman didn't have a sound below screeching, it'd be hard not to. She's a vulgar, rude, mean, mouthy little bitch. But considering what she has been through in her 24 years, it's somewhat understandable. Tegan is the the daughter of Dorothy, a "club whore" and has been in the MC life since she was eight. She has also been in love with Cage just as long, up until he shattered her world and her heart when she was 16, and she hasn't been the same since. She learned one very tough lesson from all of it
You stupid bitch. You ignorant, stupid bitch. Love isn’t a fucking answer. It hurts more than it doesn’t, it’s harder than it is easy, it takes work, guts, and perseverance."
Tegan escaped to California for college and to be as far away from the club as possible. To say that she hates them and the life they lead would be putting it mildly. But now she's back at the request of her mother, who's still dealing with the fallout and issues following her gunshot wound the head courtesy of Jase's wife a year ago, and Tegan is forced to come face to face with everything that she had hoped to forget.
Wow wow wow! The side story of Dirty and Ellie was one of the best parts of this book for me. I think they were the saving grace to Tegan's constant screeching, yelling, and swearing. Ellie is Danny's friend from UnBeautifully; she was the reserved and somewhat shy one of the group of friends. Dirty was a character that I barely paid any mind to from the past books...until he pretty much stole the show in this one.
My heart broke for him with every new bit of information I read. He was such a broken, dark, and damaged soul.
He was nothing. He was shit. He was a damaged, deranged, sick motherfucker who deserved to be put the fuck down. He shouldn’t have lived for as long as he had; he didn’t deserve to share the same earth with people like Ellie.
Ellie was the light to his dark. I absolutely loved her and the way she treated Dirty. Their story was gut wrenching and beautiful at the same time. My heart broke for each of them and what they were going through.
Every day she was faced with his beautiful face, his long, lean, sculpted body, and his personality, so damaged, so fragile, she couldn’t help but want to fix him. He was a woman’s worst nightmare— beautiful on the outside, ravaged on the inside. A deadly combination.
Their story was the perfect yang to the ying of Cage and Tegan. Had it been just Tegan and Cage, the book would have been something close to 3.5 stars for me. But Dirty and Ellie added that dark and damaged softness that this book so needed to bring it to a beautiful 5 star read.
But I wouldn't have it any other way. Madeline Sheehan has a writing style that's dark and gritty but at the same time so incredibly emotional that I've come to fall in love with it. There's been plenty of MC books I've read before and after, but not one of them compares to her books. Not even close. There was so much that happened in this book that I don't want to go into since I don't want to spoil or give anything away, but prepare yourself for another roller coaster of emotions. ZZ, oh sweet baby jebus! I cannot wait for his book. The event that took place toward the end of Unattainable
I can't even imagine what his book will bring. Wow, just fucking WOW! And of course there was more Dorothy, Hawk, and Jase. I can't wait to see what happens with them. Madeline Sheehan just keeps getting better and better with each new book. Yes, her characters are far from perfect. Yes, they will piss you off more than make you happy. And yes, her stories will gut you and at the same time make you feel eeeeeeverything. You will hate it, you will love it, and you will be unable to set it down. But that is enough gushing from me. You will want to drop everything you're doing and READ. THIS. BOOK. And I thank you
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