on June 22, 2014
Series: Devil's Dust MC #1
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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?
The first book I’d ever read by M.N. Forgy was from the Unsound Anthology she did with Chantal Fernando, and I have to say I wasn’t impressed. Bull appeared so weak to me, and my hope after reading it was that What Doesn’t Destroy Us would be better.
I am so glad that that hope came true! This book was phenomenal! I was so tempted halfway through to stop and shout my joy to M.N. Forgy on Facebook because of how great the story was at that point. Everything from beginning to the end captured my attention and didn’t let go. Matter of face as soon as I’m done writing this review I’m going to start the second book, and I can’t wait because that ending left me wanting more!
When I first read about Shadow in the novella in the Unsound Anthology I quickly saw him as a youngster on his way to turning into a man worthy of the Devil’s Dust MC, and that was just in comparison of him to Bull. There was a lot of promise in Shadow to become a very dangerous man, but in What Doesn’t Destroy Us he was confident, a man already grown, and in acceptance of who he was and what he was capable of. He’s a very complex character, and I am really glad that M.N. Forgy didn’t give us all the details concerning him all in this first book.
Dani was a surprise. She was a little firecracker and the perfect woman for Shadow. She’s another complex character, and this is odd seeing as we are introduced to more of her back story than we are to Shadow’s. It’s been a while, or maybe ever, that I have come across an author that gives intrigue and mystery not solely in their storyline or plot but in their characters. M.N Forgy gave us enough to keep the story on topic and flowing but not enough that as we were reading we were waiting for the characters to catch up or be filled in on what has already been revealed.
This whole book was a surprise, and that freaking ending!! Woman if I didn’t already have the second book I would be hounded you until you gave me a copy to get me to leave you alone! This books ending has to go down in the history of endings. It wasn’t a cliffy per se but it did leave you in an anxious anticipation of what comes next. Book 2 here I come…