What Doesn't Destroy Us by M.N.Forgy
When Dani's sheltered life is turned upside down by her mother's secrets, she finds protection with her estranged outlaw father. Against all warnings, she falls for bad boy biker, Shadow. He is beast and beauty sealed in a leather cut with a gun holster. Can Dani learn to live within the Club rules? Is she more like her father than she could imagine?
Shadow has grown up among drug addicts, whores and murderers. The only family he's ever trusted has been the Devil's Dust motorcycle club. He will do anything for a brother; even kill. In fact, killing is so easy, he's made a career of it. His one regret is not being able to kill his own worthless mother. When Dani shows up with her provocative temper and innocent charm, Shadow begins to question his violent lifestyle. But can he trust her with his demons?
Will Dani and Shadow let family ties destroy them?
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
One badass biker, one sheltered virgin with a dark side, and one too many secrets combine for a sexy, exhilarating read.
Never understanding why her mother resents her yet won’t let her go, Dani has lived a life of wants and unfulfilled desires. Everything she’s ever cared about, her mother has made sure to take from her. Yet that same mother who is never satisfied with Dani refuses to allow her to move out and start her own life. When she’s woken in the middle of the night and uprooted from the only life she’s ever known, she never expects their next stop will be a motorcycle club where she finally meets her father and the reason her mother has always despised her. Finally Dani is able to understand where she comes from and why she has always had a little bit of darkness inside her threatening to erupt.
Shadow grew up with a druggie for a mother and it wasn’t until the motorcycle club took him in that he finally had a purpose. He has no problem flirting with the gorgeous girl from a different world until he realizes her father is his president. He is forced to choose between his loyalty to the club and his desire for the first woman to ever get under his skin.
But Dani’s father, Bull, isn’t the only one trying to keep Dani and Shadow apart and they have no idea just how far people will go until it’s too late. Shadow has to figure out if Dani is worth the struggle or if she’d only leave him when she learned all his secrets. Dani has to decide who she really takes after, her cold mother or her outlaw father.
There’s something about a sexy bad boy that gets me every time and Shadow the biker was no exception. I also have to admit that this was one cliffhanger I didn’t see coming but I thoroughly appreciated. WHAT DOESN’T DESTROY US still gives plenty of story so the cliffhanger won’t leave you unsatisfied, just wanting for more. My complaints would be that the sex scenes, though hot, were a little corny for me in some of the words chosen for anatomy. I prefer blunt versus flowery descriptions to keep me in the moment and the words seemed a little old-fashioned for the very current storyline. I also felt like Shadow was a bit too sentimental too fast when it came to Dani, but maybe that’s just because I like my bad boys with some serious edge. If they fall too fast I start to doubt that they were ever bad to begin with. Also, I got a little antsy in the middle; I started to wonder where the story was going but I have to admit, M.N. Forgy definitely salvaged that with a rock solid ending. All in all I thought the positives far outweighed the negatives and I am very excited to see what happens in THE SCARS THAT DEFINE US.
THE DEVIL’S DUST series promises a dangerous combination of sexy bikers, obstacles, and darkness and I encourage anyone who enjoys motorcycle clubs to join this new adventure.
**Complimentary copy provided by the author/publisher for an honest review.
**Reviewed by preppea on I ♥ Bookie Nookie Reviews.
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