Vengeance Road by Christine Feehan
Series: Torpedo Ink #2
Also in this series: Judgment Road
Published by Berkley on January 29, 2019
Genres: Paranormal, Suspense, Biker / MC
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Go zero to sixty in this dangerously sexy novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan.
Breezy Simmons was born into a ruthless motorcycle club—and now that she’s out, she’s never going to be that girl again. But when her past catches up with her, Breezy must go to Sea Haven to seek out the man who almost destroyed her. The man who chose his club over her and left her feeling used and alone.
As vice president of Torpedo Ink, Steele is ride or die for the brothers he lived through hell with. He never thought he’d find something as pure as his feelings for Breezy, or that keeping her safe would mean driving her away with cruel words that turned her love for him to ash.
Now, Steele won’t let her walk away twice. He’ll do whatever it takes to make Breezy his woman again—especially when he learns the real reason she came to him for help, and that the stakes are higher than he ever could have imagined…
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
When I read the first book in the Torpedo Ink series, Judgment Road, I liked it but I felt a bit lost since I hadn’t read either the Drake Sisters or the Sea Haven series that this series spun off from. I still haven’t gotten around to reading the other series and other than giving me the reminder I need to move those books up on my TBR, I had no issues this time around. In fact, I liked this book even more, although I have to warn you, with Steele and his Torpedo Ink’s family’s dark past, like may not be the right word. This covered some challenging topics that were hard to read but I couldn’t put it down.
“Control is an illusion, Steele. I learned that a long time ago. It doesn’t matter who appears to have it. We really only can control ourselves.”
If you haven’t figured it out yet, Steele and his brothers and sisters are effed up in a huge way. Their pasts are dark and ugly and I didn’t like reading about their stories at all. What I appreciated was the unshakable bond they formed as children while trying to survive a hell hole. Even when he was a child, Steele was assigned the impossible task of keeping all the other children alive and he was doomed to fail, only saving eighteen of the hundreds of kids that ended up in the hellhole with them. Because of this, Steele may be more messed up than the rest of them.
Bree was the daughter of one of the Sword’s MC’s chapter presidents but he didn’t treat her as a prized possession. Instead, she was beaten and abused her whole life. She became Steele’s when he was undercover with the Swords but he chased her away so she wouldn’t get hurt when they took the Sword’s trafficking business down. The problem was, he did his job too well and hurt her to the extent she made it to where she couldn’t be found after they achieved their objective. That is until the worst happened and she had to find him.
“You tore me apart, Steele,” she admitted in a small voice. “Completely and utterly apart. I didn’t think I could survive and I didn’t even know if I wanted to.”
The chemistry between them was never in question, but Bree had lost trust in him and that’s a hard thing to earn back. This meant there was a lot of baggage to be unpacked if she was ever to give him a chance again. And then there was the real reason she had come to him and the impossible task set before him and the terrible cost if they failed.
I liked both Steele and Bree although I got frustrated with her inability to see the forest through the trees. There were also things that felt repetitive though not to the degree that the first book had. This book was full of emotion and gave me all the feels, was sexy as hell, but also gave me lots of edge of my seat action. Because of the tough to take subject matter, I’ll be careful to pick when I read the next one, but there is no doubt I’ll be reading it.
Rating: 4 Hard to Read But Even Harder To Put Down Stars
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