Series: Torpedo Ink #2
Genres: Dark Romance
Setting: Caspar, CA
Source: ARC, NetGalley
Also in this series: Judgment Road, Vendetta Road
Also by this author: Judgment Road, Shadow Keeper, Dark Sentinel, Dark Challenge, Dark Magic , Toxic Game, Shadow Warrior, Dark Illusion, Vendetta Road
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…
Vengeance Road is a minefield of trigger warners so reader beware! Like Judgment Day, its a dark romance with some very damaged characters.
Breezy is the daughter of a MC club member. Her father’s club, the Swords, is NOT a good club. They are in to trafficking, child abuse, and pretty much all things evil and bad. As a result, Breezy is abused and has a very bad feeling about clubs. When she falls for Steele and he cruelly kicks her out, she goes on the run.
Steele was, in essence, undercover when he was riding with the Swords. He didn’t want to be there with those horrid men, but Torpedo Ink needed to shut down the illegal activities. Sending Breezy away was the hardest thing he had to do. He said some terribly cruel things to get her to leave. Once he and his brothers are back on their own turf, he never gives up looking for Breezy.
Steele wanted Breezy back the moment she walked into his life again. However, Breezy is still wounded. She gave him everything and he threw her out like literal trash. She never would have sought him out if it wasn’t an absolute necessity. All of Torpedo Ink keeps telling Breezy to be with Steele. I wanted just one of them to say “Hey, give him a chance. But, if you don’t want to stay, I’ll help you leave.”. She had no one in her corner. Her dad was abusive, the Swords were rapists, and Steele threw her away. I wanted someone to be there for her! I wanted someone to do what Breezy wanted, not what Steele wanted. Her fear of MC clubs is very justified after what she saw. Her reasons for not wanting to be a part of Torpedo Ink’s club life makes perfect sense.
Steele endured the horrific childhood abuse all the members of Torpedo Ink did and he still suffers. He has a lot of guilt about what he did to Breezy, but he honestly felt it was the only choice. He didn’t want her to be around when they took the Swords down. Steele, like all the guys, is overbearing and demanding to the point it is bordering on too much. What keeps it from being too much is knowing his past. You understand why he needs to know where Breezy is all the time. You understand why he can’t sleep. You understand why he does all the weird shit (and he does some weird shit).
Breezy might be one of my favorite heroines. She is a survivor but not cold or heartless. She never let what happened to her or what kind of life she grew up in change her caring and supportive personality. Vengeance Road is dark and full of tragedy, but Breezy is a ray of hope that made you realize that you can rise above your circumstances, or you can become a victim of them.
- POV: 3rd
- Tears: no
- Trope: secret baby, MC Club
- Triggers: View Spoiler »human trafficking, child abuse, molestation, and torture « Hide Spoiler
- Series/Standalone: stand alone within an interconnected series
- Cliffhanger: View Spoiler »no « Hide Spoiler
- HEA: View Spoiler »yes « Hide Spoiler