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Vengeance Road by Christine Feehan
Series: Torpedo Ink #2
Published by Berkley on January 29, 2019
Genres: Paranormal Romance
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Christine Feehan takes romance full throttle in the second gripping novel in her #1 New York Times bestselling Torpedo Ink series.
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…
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.
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.
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 by Christine Feehan 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.