Series: The Dalton Gang, #1
Author: Alison Kent
Published: October 2, 2012
Genre: Erotic Contemporary Romance
Source: Publisher (Berkley Trade)
Reviewed by: Ellie
Favorite quote: “Do you know how long I’ve waited for you?”
summary from Goodreads
THE DALTON BOYS ARE COMING, ONE BY ONE…
There was a time when Crow Hill, Texas’s notorious Dalton Gang ran wild. Now, as owners of the Dalton Ranch, their partnership in the rundown operation leaves little time for raising hell—except for the right women who can turn on the heat…
It’s been sixteen years since Dax Campbell set foot in Crow Hill—and sixteen years since Arwen Poole had a crush on him in high school. Unfortunately, setting her sights on this irresistible man again has stirred up a lot of unfulfilled desires in Arwen. A few nights in bed with Dax should get him out of her system once and for all. That’s all she wants. And for now, that’s all she needs.
But Dax is looking for something deeper in a woman. So they agree to an unconventional affair: for every no-strings sexual encounter Arwen craves, Dax gets to take her out for a night of romance. While both manage to hold up their end of the bargain, they’re growing closer than either of them can afford. Because Dax has a family secret that could drive him out of Crow Hill for good, and Arwen’s not letting him go without a fight…
Arwen Poole grew up in Crow Hill, Texas known as the kid of the town drunk and was easily looked over by the popular kids in high school especially bad boy Dex Campbell. Arwen has turned her life around and has become the owner of the bar she grew up in and turned into the girl the men in town want to date. When Dax and his two best friends, known as the Dalton Gang, come back to town Arwen knows this is the perfect opportunity to get her high school crush out of her system once and for all.
Nothing could bring Dax Campbell back to Crow Hill except the death of Tess and Dave Dalton, the people who helped raise him when his family was off doing other stuff. Tess and Dave left their entire ranch to the Dalton Gang and all three men are back to try and save the ranch that meant so much to them. For Dex coming back means having to deal with the family that he ran away from sixteen years ago and stumbling on a nice surprise named Arwen Poole. Dex remembers hearing about her but he never expected her to grow up so nicely and she might be just the thing to keep him in Crow Hill.
Undeniable is the first in the Dalton gang series by Alison Kent and unfortunately it didn't start off as well as I had hoped. There is one major problem with this book and that problem is named Dax Campbell. From page one to three hundred and twenty-seven the man is a jerk and people just let him get away with being like this. Even when Dax is trying to be nice he still comes off like a jerk and he ruined the book for me.
I really like Arwen but I thought she could do SO much better than Dax and the way he treats her. I never felt like these two had anything going for them besides ( a lot) of really good sex. I had a very big problem with the fact that the book starts out with Dax searching for a woman to bed, Arwen comes along and doesn't even make him work for it and then they are into some moderate kinky sex at page twenty two. I’m all for not having to wait forever for the h/h to get it on but this was a little much even for me.
Dax came off very selfish and it was always about him and never about Arwen or anyone else. He treats his friends like garbage, his sister like crap and steps all over Arwen. I really wanted one of the Dalton Gang to finally get fed but and deck him. The only reason that I didn't DNF this book was because of Darcy and Josh’s side story. Josh is the kind of man I want to read about and without them I wouldn’t have been able to finish this book.
I was really excited to read Undeniable and really disappointed with the outcome. I will read the next book with Casper and Faith because I’m hoping that not all of the Dalton Gang are as big of D-bags as Dax because I really like Alison Kent’s writing and storytelling style. Hopefully the next book can turn this series around.