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.…
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Vendetta Road is the third book in the Torpedo Ink series by author Christine Feehan. I am a huge fan of this author and series, but Vendetta Road was my least favourite of the three so far.
I felt that the book was extremely unbalanced between plot, relationship and sex. I swear the first 45% of the story was essentially one super long steamy evening and the Ice and Soleil start having sex within an hour or so of meeting each other, in the middle of the bar.
I am all for the author writing edgier books than she has traditionally published – figging, anyone?! -, especially considering that this series is about outlaw bikers, but IMHO, this was less steamy and more just weird. Ice and Soleil marry each other tipsy, without even knowing each other’s full names, on the very night they met, while she was running away from her abusive ex-fiance.
There were parts were I felt Soleil was TSTL … too stupid to live! She is super nice as a person – not at all a spoiled brat – but she is almost handicapped by the level of wealth and privilege she grew up in. The woman doesn’t know how to make a freaking bed!
As much as I wanted to fall in love with Ice’s story, this book just wasn’t for me. There were parts in the second half that I liked better, when the plot started to pick up a little, and Soleil started interacting more with other members of the club, like Absinthe and Savage.
The next book in the Torpedo Ink series will be published in early July 2020, and it will be Abinsthe’s book, Desolation Road. Hopefully there is more plot in that one!
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