What Doesn't Destroy Us

M.N. Forgy
What Doesn't Destroy Us
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Release Date
June 2014
Book 1 of Devil's Dust MC
Action/Adventure Romance, Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance, New Adult, Romantic Suspense/Mystery

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?

Book Review by BJ (reviewer)
Nov 11, 2014   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
141 people found the following review helpful
5 "Trust Me with Your Dark Side" Stars!

I loved this great motorcycle club (MC) romance which had just the right balance between dark/gritty and erotic without venturing so far that I would call this a dark romance. Further adding to this story's allure is the creative and twisty plot which shocked me with a huge twist towards the end. I have to say I never saw that coming! But please note, this romance does end in a heart stopping cliffhanger, and I, for one, am clamoring for Book 2 which releases October 31, 2014! I can't wait to hear more about Shadow and Dani as well as the Devil's Dust MC!

Danielle "Dani" Lexington has led a very sheltered life. Her mom has made it her mission to make sure Dani never has an opportunity to get into trouble in any way. Repeatedly throwing it in her face that she is "just like her father", Dani hasn't been afforded with the luxury of meeting him in order to understand what that means.

Then one night, her world is turned upside down as her mother rushes her off to her father. Given but a few minutes to pack up and leave the only home she has ever known (in New York), her mother drags Dani to Los Angeles where she seeks the protection of Dani's father, a known dangerous, outlaw MC member named Leo "Bull" Goodman, who also happens to be the Devil's Dust MC's President.

While her mother is willing to bring Dani into Bull's world, she still constantly forbids her to take part in it in any way. Notwithstanding all her mother's warnings, however, Dani's plane has barely landed in LA when she begins to fall for Shadow, the Sergeant at Arms of the Devil's Dust MC. Dani has had very little interaction with men. In fact she is still a virgin, but she doesn't need to be experienced to know that Shadow is exactly the kind of man she should be staying as far away from as possible. Not only is Shadow a sexy bad boy with an evil, dark side, but it's against club rules for any member to date the MC's President's daughter.

Can Dani learn to follow the MC's rules, particularly when she can't help being drawn to Shadow? As if that isn't bad enough, Dani will soon need to not only deal with her budding sexuality and undeniable attraction to Shadow, but also with her own proclivities towards violence. Was her mother correct, in that Dani is actually too much like her father for her own good?

Shadow has grown up with a mother who will do anything for a fix, even abandon her own son. The only place he has ever felt a true connection is with his Devil's Dust MC family. He is loyal to a T and will do anything for his Club, but is he capable of resisting his unique attraction to Dani? A relationship has never even been a thought for him, but Dani makes him feels things he knows he has no right to feel. Moreover, he is convinced that the minute she sees the darkness that fills his soul, a side of him so rife with violence that it is beyond redemption, that her sweet innocence will be left with no choice but to turn away from him.

What a deliciously good MC romance! The forbidden nature of this romance adds an extra element of suspense and allure that heightened the romance for me. Additionally, I loved the way Dani and Shadow evolve with each other. It's as if their togetherness makes them more self aware, inclusive of their inner demons. But is a tough "bad" side always wrong, or may it just be the path to their salvation and true happiness?

I can't wait for The Scars that Define Us! When loyalties are tested, and true motivations and instincts are tested, can there possibly be a HEA in store for Dani and Shadow?
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