Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Judgment Road by Christine Feehan

An outlaw motorcycle club sets up shop next door to Sea Haven in the dangerously sexy new series from #1 New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan.

A brutal education in a Russian training facility for assassins has taught this group of men one thing:

It's a long road to redemption.


As the enforcer of the Torpedo Ink motorcycle club, Reaper lives for riding and fighting. He's a stone-cold killer who turns his wrath on those who deserve it. Feelings are a weakness he can't afford--until a gorgeous bartender gets under his skin...

Near Sea Haven, the small town of Caspar has given Anya Rafferty a new lease on life. And she's desperate to hold on to her job at the biker bar, even if the scariest member of the club seems to have it out for her. But Reaper's imposing presence and smoldering looks just ratchet up the heat.

Anya's touch is everything Reaper doesn't want—and it brands him to the bone. But when her secrets catch up to her, Reaper will have to choose between Anya and his club—his heart and his soul.

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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Mary Jo☆☆☆☆☆
Triggers: Click HERE to see Mary Jo’s review on Goodreads for trigger warnings.

There are lots and lots of triggers in the book, and it’s not for the faint of heart. If you can handle the triggers, you will not be disappointed.

This book takes you through a myriad of emotions, from happy to sad, thoughtfulness to sadness, to violence and regret.

Each character that we meet is flawed in some way, and those flaws are described in such a way that the horror of their past is shown in a brutal way that explains those flaws.

This is an exciting start to a fabulous new series. I have to admit that I expected another formulaic biker series, so the complexity of the characters and their stories was a welcome surprise. This first book focuses on Reaper, the MC’s enforcer, and Anya, a bartender with secrets. Reaper and Anya’s story is a dark and gritty emotional ride, but it is also full of fast-paced action scenes.

Torpedo Ink is more than a motorcycle club. In this story, the power plays between MCs are familiar tropes, but the club members’ secret childhood in Russia and the special abilities of each member are pretty original. The backstory is ugly and gritty and there’s an intriguing hint of the supernatural that isn’t fully explained in this first book.

Some of the themes in this book are pretty dark and much of the emotional focus is on the repercussions of childhood trauma and abuse. The descriptions of physical and sexual abuse are graphic and unflinching. While some of the issues are resolved a little bit too easily, I really appreciated the honest look at the ways childhood abuse can impact men in their adult lives. Because of the issues, there probably isn’t quite as much sex as I’ve come to expect from biker romances, but there are some very erotic scenes and great chemistry between Reaper and Anya.

I think my favourite thing about this book is the strong women. There are two female members of Torpedo Ink and their unique skills are valued by the club. Anya is a strong character and she meets Reaper as an equal partner.

Christine Feehan is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Carpathian series, the GhostWalker series, the Leopard series, the Shadow Riders series, and the Sea Haven novels, including the Drake Sisters series and the Sisters of the Heart series.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Judgment Road (Torpedo Ink #1) by Christine Feehan to read and review.

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