I received Vengeance Raod by Christine Warren from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest and unbiased review and critique from
When news hit of the new up and coming installment of Christine Feehan’s Torpedo Ink series there was no question in my mind of whether or not I would read and review it.
Vengeance Road by Christine Feehan continued the same momentum that readers were introduced to in Judgement Road, but for me the two main characters left much to be desired.
Immediately we’re introduced to the first half of our romantic duo slash heroine of Vengeance Road, Breezy, who is an unknown recurring character in Torpedo Ink’s backstory. Feehan doesn’t take long to let her readers know that there is definitely some unfinished business both between Breezy and the now Torpedo Ink and Breezy and Steele.
Steele’s character gave me a hard time in the sense that I couldn’t remember him from Judgement Road. It couldn’t have been the time distance between the release of Judgement Road and now Vengeance Road that has contributed to my faulty memory, but I really couldn’t remember a thing about him not even when I’d finished the story. Regardless of my memory lapse, Steele was a likable character when he wasn’t spending an exorbitant amount of time trying to convince Breezy not to leave him once Torpedo Ink had succeeded in rescuing a member that had fallen into the hands of the enemy.
A good portion of Vengeance Road centers around the second-chance romance between Steele and Breezy, but more so Steele having to constantly apologize with words and actions for the things said from their past. While I’m not adverse to the hero and heroine of any story going through growing pains to reach their happy ever after, I felt that too much emphasis was placed on their torrid past and rocky present. The member in question that was in need of serious rescuing was always present on my mind as I read through the pages of Vengeance Road, so it was a serious hindrance to both the flow and authenticity of the story to constantly have to deal with Breezy’s insecurities and Torpedo Ink’s reassurances that they weren’t like the MC’s she’d experienced before.
By the end of Vengeance Road I was satisfied with how Feehan wrapped everything up with a pretty bow, but the series’ momentum has slightly shifted in a new direction that I’m not entirely sure will bode well for future books.