Review: Vengeance Road by Christine Feehan

, by Kt Clapsadl

Vengeance Road by Christine Feehan
Torpedo Ink #2

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…

Despite Christine Feehan being a huge name in the paranormal romance genre, I had never read one of her books. There's just too many books to read and too little time! However, the blurb for VENGEANCE ROAD sounded really interesting, so I figured no time like the present to try this new to me author that everyone else already knows. After reading this book, I have to say that I really enjoyed Christine's writing style and the rich depth of the story. It's a hefty book, and definitely feels fuller than most romances. I will say that I was surprised at how light the paranormal aspects of the book were. Think more light paranormal-esque rather than full PNR. But I didn't feel it detracted from the story at all, it just wasn't what I expected.

Onto the romance; I have to admit, the hero was just a bit too much for me in VENGEANCE ROAD, and because of that I had a hard time connecting to the romance. Don't get me wrong, I like a uber strong and protective alpha hero just as much as the next gal, but Steele, he's a whole another level of control freak. His past is explained throughout the book and the reasons for his almost insane need to keep Breezy in sights at all times made some logical sense. However, there were many times while reading this book that his action and behavior were just too much, and frankly made me feel uncomfortable. It's written in a way to try and paint it with Breezy being the perfect match for him and not caring about that level of control. And yet... I felt like screaming through the pages at her to RUN away as fast as she could it was just that intense. This unfortunately is just not a normal reaction while reading a romance novel, even when you love fierce and damaged alpha heros as much as I do. Steele was just too much for this romance lovers heart to overlook.

All in all, while I enjoyed the storytelling and the writing style of my first Christine Feehan read, I couldn't really connect to the story due to the hero and his all but abusive level of control. I'll definitely try other books from this author in the future as I felt like there was great potential while reading this book, but VENGEANCE ROAD itself just didn't work for me.

(Received a copy from the publisher)


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