Vice by Callie Hart

November 28, 2016 Book Review, Quickie 0 ★★★

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Vice by Callie Hart
Published by Self-published on November 22nd 2016
Genres: Suspense
Pages: 238
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In war, there are only three rules.
Obey orders.
Protect the guy standing next to you.
Stay alive.

Cade Preston left the military a long time ago, but he has never ceased to live by the laws of combat. As vice president of the Widow Makers Motorcycle club, he’s been loyal. He’s fought tooth and nail to stay alive. He’s shed blood to save the lives of those who matter to him.
And now he’s gone and done something he swore he would never do.
He’s fallen for the one girl he can’t have.
Cortina Villalobos is an untouchable. The daughter of one of Ecuador’s most notorious cartel leaders, she is beyond Cade’s reach in every way. Fernando Villalobos is a murderer and a madman. He will kill anyone who dares look twice at his daughter, and yet Cade can’t walk away.
Will he disobey orders?
Will he abandon his club?
And will taking on the House of Wolves cost him his life?

Note: Vice is a standalone novel, with a complete beginning, middle and end. If you would like to read more about Cade Preston, you can find him featured in both the Blood & Roses series and the Dead Man’s Ink series. However, you do not need to read those books in order to enjoy this one.

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.

Quickie Review Reviewed Lily

I went into Vice with high anticipation with both the Blood & Roses and the Dead Man’s Ink Series being favourites of mine, and I assumed that Vice would be no different. While the writing was good, it was the entertaining, witty banter I missed. It was evident there was no room within the dark tale being told for levity and inappropriate to include it.

If you have read the Dead Man’s Ink Series, you will be familiar with Cade and why he found himself out on a limb. Cade’s disregard for his safety came across as if he was on a suicide mission at times. His willingness to put his life on the line constantly had me struggling to connect with him.

Natalia was an unexpected shining light in the darkness. How she managed to remain so positive was a miracle. While she brought joy into the story, she was also off limits to Cade. Being attracted to her added another layer of threat to his well-being.

Vice was a quick paced story, but there was a lot of caution being exercised, and patience was required. The location setting for the central part of the story was far from idealistic. Not my idea of a resort and to work there would be hell. So with a setting one step away from damnation, I found it hard to remain optimistic for the main characters’ well-being.

There’s a good chance my feelings as I read Vice was based on expectations from previous Callie Hart books I’ve read. Glad I hung in there because, by the time I reached the epilogue, I was pleased to have read Vice.

3 Stars

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