THE FEAR THAT DIVIDES US is another great installment in THE DEVIL'S DUST series. In this we get the history behind Bobby and Jessica's relationship. We get glimpses of them in the first two stories and know that they have a complicated relationship but we aren't told why Jessica and Bobby haven't formed an official bond.
Jessica is a smart and loving woman who gets caught in an extremely abusive marriage. At her breaking point Jessica takes her young daughter and runs literally leaving everything that she owns behind. After having her life so ruthlessly controlled by her ex husband Jessica is determined to not live a life where she has to worry for the safety of both herself and her daughter. After making a deal with the MC she is finally free to create a better life for herself and her daughter.
Bobby instantly felt a sense of protectiveness towards Jessica and her young daughter when they showed up at the MC's door. Although he was just a young prospect at the time Bobby willingly inserted himself into Jessica's life and was determined to make sure that she could live free and safe.
Because of her abuse Jessica has taken on the policy of never becoming attached to any man. Jessica also has some pretty severe sexual hang ups because of the abuse that she suffered by her husband's hands. Bobby is willing to do whatever he can to help put her back together if Jessica can just find enough trust to open herself up to him. I have to admit when I read what he was going to try to do I wasn't convinced that it would be believable. However, the way that Forgy writes she made me want to believe that somehow love, compassion, and tenderness from a partner who has your best interest at heart can do what therapy and medication couldn't for Jessica.
As always with a DEVIL'S DUST book there is plenty of steam, some bad ass biker shenanigans, and a bit of drama that helps move the story along.
Road Captain of the Devil’s Dust Motorcycle Club, Bobby has the scars to prove just how dangerous his life is. He gives the world he knows hell and loves every moment of it. Wearing a panty-dropping grin along the way, his fierce life has never been a problem for him, until her. Jessica is the only female who has him distracted in his game. After taking him to bed, she’s the only woman to tell him to take a hike. Waking with her gone, he can’t resist her pull. He’s seen the marks on her body, ones which tell the horrors she’s lived through. He’s also seen the fear in her eyes when she lets herself become weak to his advances. Bobby has a decision to make. Can he help Jessica, or will it mean giving up his carefree life?
Jessica, also known as Doc, lives life in fear. Years back, she ran to the Devil’s Dust for protection, seeking the demise of her abusive, dominant husband. Her mind and soul tortured by her past, she can’t allow herself to move forward. The only thing in her sight is her daughter’s safety. Even if she has the attention of one particular tattooed biker, she can’t succumb to his charm and drag her daughter back into a world of danger, no matter how much he thinks he can save her.
Mistakes will be made.
Fears will be faced.
Pain will be remembered.
Can Bobby and Jessica survive the dangers they bring upon themselves?
What Doesn’t Destroy Us (Book One) The Devil’s Dust
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The Scars that Define Us (Book Two) The Devil’s Dust
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The Broken Piece of Us (Book 2.5) The Devil’s Dust
Love That Defies Us (Novella)
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.