Monday, 5 October 2015
Review: What Doesn't Destroy Us by M. N. Forgy
Series: Devils Dust (Book 1)
Publication Date: 26th June 2014
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: 3 out of 5 stars
This is the first book I have ever read from this author and while I liked it, I didn't love it.
It is a little bit dark - with adultery, drugs, and murder the norm in this MC -but while these elements are present, they are not dwelled upon or over emphasised so it is definitely not as dark as other MC books out there... It's the lighter side of dark; grey and a bit gritty but not hopelessly murky.
The story was interesting with some good twists and turns, but the writing felt clumsy and unpolished and made it hard to read in places.
The relationship between Shadow and Dani is interesting enough but they fell in lust/love waaayyy to quickly and I just wasn't feeling it. Plus, the pair of them are so immature and ridiculous at times that I felt like bashing my own head in with my kindle for actually being mildly amused by their shit.
The secondary characters range from mildly interesting and engaging (Bobby) to infuriating and repulsive (Dani's mother / all MC members except Bull & Bobby).
The book ends on a cliffhanger that was just... ARGH! Leaving me with no choice but to get reading the next one in the series to find out how it all ends! That being said, if the book hadn't have ended in a cliffhanger, that my nosy little brain cannot tolerate, I would be giving serious consideration as to whether I wanted to invest any more time in this "world".