Also in this series: Judgment Road
Series: Torpedo Ink #2
Published by Berkley on January 29, 2019
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense, Paranormal Romance
Source: Self Purchased
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…
Christine Feehan is a brilliant author in the paranormal world, but now she has started to mix up a bit of paranormal with contemporary and I am loving this new MC romance series that she has created. It does have some paranormal elements of a sort but there is a stronger contempoary feel to these books and I am loving them. And MC romance fans will adore these books. I have been waiting on Vengeance Road for a year and it was well worth the wait for sure. I had such a blast with this book and it was just as good as the first book, it has a different array of a set up, but its brilliantly done. Now this book isn’t perfect, but this one worked for me in every way.
Breezy Simmons fell in love with VP “Steele” when he and some of his brothers went undercover in her club that she grew up with and he was the first man to treat her with kindness and respect. She had been sold off to men since she was fourteen years old. But then Steele broke her heart and she found herself pregnant. She left her father’s MC to have a fresh start with her son. Its been three years and her father has kidnapped her son and will only return him if Breezy will go undercover in the Torpedo Ink MC, but she refuses to do that and she knows that her son is in great danger because he will be scared and her father and his men are the type to take it out on him. So she goes to leave a letter at the Torpedo Ink MC clubhouse and ends up being chased by the members, because they recognize her and Steele refuses to give up the woman he hasn’t ever been able to forget. He had to give her up but now he will stop at nothing to convince her to give them a second chance and rescue their son. But Breezy doesn’t trust Steele, or her own heart who has never stopped feeling for Steele, but she is stuck on how much he damaged her before and doesn’t know if she could survive it a second time.
Baby you’re reading the situation completely wrong. I know you don’t need saving. I do. I need you to save me.”
This was a book that packs a wild punch and wow this is the type of book that will keep you up all night reading, such a page turner, I woke up in the middle of my sleep cycle, bought this book and yeah 2 hours later I had read it and it was DIVINE. I had such a blast with this book and this type of “secret baby” set up trope is the type that I really enjoy. Now I won’t say that everything in this book was perfect because it wasn’t, but it was full of everything that you need in a romance and their story was so beautifully portrayed.
The style of how this book was written was simply perfect for the mood I was in, there wasn’t much in the way of flashbacks (even though this is a second chance) but we learn what happens through inner dialogue for the most part and I really prefer that style in romances to be honest. This story will grab your attention from the very first chapter and I was fascinated with how this book just makes you want to cheer these characters on…even the Torpedo Ink club. Now there are some difficult factors put into play. We have a three year old boy being kidnapped, a second chance trope with a mix of secret baby tropes, then we have the hero and heroine who have suffered some tragic trauma and neither of them really had love as children. If you are unaware of the set up of the Torpedo Ink club, we have a group of brothers and two women who have closer bonds than most blood families have. They were all taken from their homes when they were children and put in a grueling school, 200 children were put into it and only 18 came out and they fought back for the right to live and relied on each other and now formed their own MC and protect each other and go out seeking to protect children in the child slave trade. Our heroine grew up in a MC, but it was a brutal one. She learned to obey and never question anything because her father and his LT would beat her for as long as she could remember, and then she was sold and raped by various members of the MC until she met Steele. The only man she has ever felt true passion and emotion for.
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. We have choices. You were my choice.”
The romance that builds between these two is so endearing and there is a focus os sex especially in the beginning, they have always had explosive chemistry and haven’t seen each other in three long years. So we see them trying to figure out where they stand in the relationship, to reconnect, to discover the love and learn about forgiveness and forging a new life for themselves and their son. Its not an easy road for either of them, and they both learn the value of trust and honesty with having this second chance.
We get some fun times with the club and seeing the members interact with each other and how much they support one another and its so amazing to see this happen for them. I love the sense of family even though they aren’t blood related, there is such a close knit bond between them all and looking forward to seeing whose book will be next!
Overall I found Vengeance Road to a be a 2019 Favorite, a story of loss, redemption, and that love does conquer all in this brilliantly written MC love story!!!