I loved this book with every single fibre of my being – it captivated me, agitated me, owned me, aroused me, it assaulted my senses and it left me utterly confused because in theory I shouldn’t have liked a story like this, but I did, every word, every scene, every twisted part of it. It is so graphic and yet so beautiful, so rough and yet so romantic – if this book were a man, I’d want to marry it and divorce it at the same time! Whether you want it or not, this book will get under your skin and there will not be a damn thing you can do about it.
If you’re looking for a Disney-style romance, you’ve come to the wrong place – there are no helpless damsels or princes in shining armour in this modern fairytale of everlasting love. There are no inherent villains or faultless heroes here, no clearly defined rights or wrongs. This is a story that explores the grey areas of human nature, it does not pass judgement or commend behaviour. It just tells an honest story of two people who met, connected, kept connecting each time their lives crossed paths, fought to be together, fought to stay apart, and eventually found their version of a happily-ever-after.
“I am Preacher’s little girl. And I’m gonna be just like him when I grow up. I’m gonna have a Fatboy but I want mine to be sparkly and I want a pink helmet with skulls on it. And instead of being the club President, I’m gonna be the club Queen cuz I’m gonna marry the biggest scariest biker in the whole world and he’s gonna let me do whatever I want because he’s gonna love me like crazy.”
Deuce and Eva met when Eva was just a young girl and for years their chemistry only grew stronger every time they accidentally saw each other. Being the only offspring of rivalling motorcycle club Presidents, their story might have started off as a modern-day version of Romeo and Juliet, but it certainly did not stay that way. With a significant age difference thrown into this impossible equation, they are truly fighting against all odds, but their magnetic attraction to one another is indisputable and absolute. As Eva enters womanhood, it becomes clear to her that there would never be another man who would affect her like Deuce does.
“She wanted him. Her, a f*cking angel in a mess of demons, wanted him, one of the biggest f*cking demons he knew.”
Deuce fights his attraction to Eva obstinately but he can’t fight his feelings for her any better than she can reject her own. As much as he does not believe to be good enough for her, he cannot get her out of his head or out of his heart. Their pull towards one another is primal, carnal, sexy as hell, and when they give in to the chemistry between them, the ground shakes, continents move. You’ll need an ice-suit to keep your body temperature at bay because when Deuce and Eva collide in bed, or against a dirty alleyway wall, you’ll want to pay attention.
“Gonna f*ck you now baby,” He muttered into my mouth.
Oh. Good. So good.
“Okay,” I breathed.
And he did. Up against a dirty brick wall, in a garbage filled alleyway home to rats and feral cats, while warm summer rain poured down over us. And it was perfect. Better than I’d imagined. Better than anything. The best.
In this unconventional story of a love that is truly meant to be, of soul mates finding each other and always gravitating towards one another even when the ugly side of life tries to break them and keep them apart, we fall in love with two flawed individuals whose everyday lives might be as distant to ours as possible, but who love the same way, hurt the same way, and crave for one another the same way. Their story will take you on a crazy ride of possession, desire, belonging and unspoken vows, where nothing is romanticised or sugar-coated so that it could be slotted easily into a more mainstream version of a love that knows no boundaries. This is the grittiest guilty pleasure I’ve ever had feeding my imagination and manipulating my senses, literary crack at its finest, but it is also one of the most romantic stories I have ever read.
A diamond in the rough might just look like an ordinary rock, ugly and coarse, but it hides such priceless beauty to be coveted and treasured. Undeniable is no ordinary romance and it might appear gruesome and wild at times, but it tells the timeless love story of a man named Deuce and a woman named Eva, two kindred spirits who loved each other from the moment they laid eyes on one another, who battled against everything life had thrown at them to keep them apart, and who didn’t just find their happy ending. They created it.
“I stole you a long time ago. Round the time you f*ckin’ stole me.”