Series: Torpedo Ink #3
Genres: Dark Romance
Setting: Las Vegas, NV and Sea Haven, CA
Source: ARC, Publisher/PR, NetGalley
Also in this series: Judgment Road, Vengeance Road, Desolation Road, Reckless Road, Annihilation Road , Savage Road, Recovery Road
Also by this author: Judgment Road, Shadow Keeper, Dark Sentinel, Dark Challenge, Dark Magic , Vengeance Road, Toxic Game, Shadow Warrior, Dark Illusion, Lethal Game, Shadow Flight, Desolation Road, Reckless Road, Shadow Storm (Shadow Riders #6), Murder at Sunrise Lake, Annihilation Road , Savage Road, Dark Whisper , Leopard's Scar , Recovery Road
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#1 New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan pushes the limits in her next novel in the Torpedo Ink series.
Isaak “Ice” Koval is on a club mission when he sees a woman who stops him dead in his tracks. Soleil is a sweet, sexy, girl-next-door type. She’s an innocent who should be nowhere near the rough-and-ready world of the Torpedo Ink motorcycle club. But Ice knows Soleil belongs with him—and he’ll do whatever it takes to keep her.
After a life of drifting from one thing to the next, Soleil Brodeur is determined to take control of her life. When her breakup with her manipulative fiancé turns ugly, Soleil searches out the stranger who offered her a lifeline and ends up in a Las Vegas biker bar where she meets a gorgeous, dangerous man straight out of her most secret fantasies.
High on adrenaline, she finds herself falling faster than she thought possible. But Soleil knows little about the territory she’s stumbled into, and even less about what it really means to be Ice’s woman.…
Vendetta Road by Christine Feehan should be read with caution as it is a landmine of triggers. The story is dark and filled with the worst of human kind. Consider yourself warned.
Ice and his fellow Torpedo Ink members are hunting down a pedophile ring which has led them to Las Vegas. While there, Ice sees Soleil and knows instantly she is the one. Their romance is quick and dirty (seriously, this book is 5 flames for sure). Their sexy love story is woven between Soleil running from her ex-fiancee who wants to kill her, and Ice torturing some members of the pedophile ring. Ice’s background (as well as the others in the club) is tragic and informs why they hunt pedophiles. The story is certainly dark due to the serious nature of the topics, but I was enthralled throughout because the mystery deepens regarding this ring of pedophiles. Vendetta Road has a touch of paranormal as well, as most/all of Feehan’s stories do. The psychic abilities of the club members is fascinating and is just sort of a background to who they are; it doesn’t define their character.
From Las Vegas and a quickie wedding back to the California coast, Vendetta Road delivers on the blood feud vengeance quest! Feehan does a wonderful job of deepening the characters and allowing the reader to understand the trauma of their past and how differently it affects them. Soleil could have easily been a flat character who was just naive and wealthy, a classic poor little rich girl, but Feehan doesn’t leave us with that characterization. She manages to make Soleil both vulnerable and assertive. She and Ice are perfect for each other and Vendetta Road brings them the love story they deserve!
- POV: 3rd
- Tears: no
- Trope: motorcycle club
- Triggers: View Spoiler »Domestic violence, child abuse, child molestation « Hide Spoiler
- Series/Standalone: stand alone within an interconnected series
- Cliffhanger: View Spoiler »no « Hide Spoiler
- HEA: View Spoiler »yes « Hide Spoiler
It Ain’t Me, Babe by Tillie Cole, The Darkest Warrior by Gena Showalter, …then you will probably like Vendetta Road!
Definitely sounds like a dark story but really well written. Great review!
Anika | chaptersofmay.com
Great review. I just loved this book, not my favorite of the series, but these characters really charmed me and Feehan did a great job in adding depth to them