Centered on Eva, Undeniable is a story about the different ways love could be ugly when it falls into the hands of the obsessed, selfish, and the disturbed. This book will push you to your limits; it will find your forgiveness and it will incite empathy (or at least understanding) to a group of people that you’re normally predisposed to hate. You’ll find your stomach growing stronger with every minute you spent reading this book. Your eyes wide open, unable to blink as you devour every word, every phrase and every sentence outlining every single wrongs that Eva kept doing and forgiving her for it. Justifying it even.
Undeniable is a story about Eva and Deuce’s relationship spanning twenty five years. They met when Eva was five to Deuce’s twenty three. But hold up. There was nothing wrong about their relationship at first. In fact, the innocence of that first meeting and the consequent meetings after that was sweet; then explosive, then steamy, then disturbing. But if there’s one thing that was consistent of all is that their mutual love for each other.
Eva seems to have this uncanny ability of attracting men whose love for her, while true in their ways, were obsessive. Deuce, the older man can’t keep his hands off the sixteen-year old Eva. Throughout the years, we see their love gets stronger but not enough to keep them together. Eva keeps running; Deuce keeps screwing up and together, they’re just two wrongs who’re determined that they’re destined.
And then there’s Frankie. Golly, this man’s psychotic. Their fucked up relationship began when they were children. His past wasn’t really talked about but it must’ve been the stuff nightmares were made of. Because of that, he couldn’t sleep without waking up screaming the house down. The only peace he could ever find was when he’s sleeping with Eva. He was supposed to be Eva’s protector, her knight and the successor to Eva’s father’s Motorcycle Club. Years go by until Frankie’s obsession with Eva worsens to the point of dangerous. But even though Eva can see how wrong it was, she loved him in a way that was more brotherly (in a sick, sick, way) than anything else. She was willing to sacrifice everything just so Frankie wouldn’t have to go through the torture he endured. But like any other love stories, this type of love deserves no happy ending.
And then there’s Chase. He’s another man obsessed with Eva. He married her best friend Kami in the hopes that her connection with Eva would be the bridge that would link him with her. His marriage to Kami was a joke. And everyone was okay with that. His opportunity came when Frankie was finally paying for his dues in prison and because Eva was willing to do anything to give him the help he needed, Chase blackmailed her into having copious amount of sex whenever he wanted it. This is Chase’s definition of love. He would take what Eva could give him even though she’s clearly whoring herself for Frankie.
God. This book is so wrong and so good and I couldn’t find the right words to describe what it was that made it so. Perhaps it’s the author’s way of painting the wrong kinds of love and not apologizing for it. Perhaps it’s in the way she created characters that are perfectly flawed and damaged that she’s managed to make me love them because of it. Eva was the kind of character that was hard to explain and even more difficult to love. But as you read her story of sacrifice, undying love and strength, you’ll find yourself understanding all the reasons why she kept making the wrong decisions. You’ll find yourself wishing she gets a happy ending because her whole life was fraught with heartaches in the hands of those two men she claimed to love with all her heart.
I loved this book. Some parts made me angry; some parts made me cry. Some parts made me sick; some parts I couldn’t read. The sum of all these emotions made me love this novel in ways that’s difficult to explain.