Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Review: What Doesn't Destroy Us by M.N. Forgy

Title: What Doesn't Destroy Us
Author: M.N. Forgy
Series: The Devil's Dust #1
Publication: June 26th 2014
Genre: New Adult ~ Contemporary ~ Romance
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble Book Depository | Kobo
Rating: 2/5


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?

What Doesn't Destroy Us was an okay read. The twist at the ending was pretty good actually but everything else - the characters, writing, overall story - was mediocre for me.

Dani and Shadow... I really couldn't see the appeal with these two characters. Shadow wasn't a bad character. He does do some questionable things... but then again he's a big bad biker. Dani was one the most annoying characters I have ever read about. I just couldn't see why the two liked each other. 

There were some characters, though, that made the story a little bearable. I really liked Bull (Dani's father and MC president) and Bobby (Shadow's best friend). Bobby was just a riot to read about sometimes. I kept feeling like I'd rather read his story. 

And like I said before the ending was pretty good and it really is. It was an unexpected twist for sure. I didn't think I was able to hate Dani's mother even more than I did through the book but the ending made it even worse. Dani's mother is horrible, Shadow's mother is crazy too. What is up with mothers in this book anyway?

Overall, What Doesn't Destroy Us by M.N. Forgy was so-so for me. Some things in it like some characters, the fact that it was a pretty quick read and the ending weren't nearly as bad as the rest of the book but it was still just a bit dull. 

About the Author:

M.N. Forgy was raised in Missouri where she still lives with her family. She's a soccer mom by day and a saucy writer by night. M.N. Forgy started writing at a young age but never took it seriously until years later, as a stay-at-home mom, she opened her laptop and started writing again. As a role model for her children, she felt she couldn't live with the "what if" anymore and finally took a chance on her character's story. So, with her glass of wine in hand and a stray Barbie sharing her seat, she continues to create and please her fans.

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