Judgment Road (Torpedo Ink, #1) by Christine Feehan
Rosa's rating: 5 of 5 iScream Cones
"He needed the wind in his face and the devil at his back."
Judgment Road was my introduction to author Chrisine Feehan. All I can say is... mind blown. I'm guessing she hasn't been on my radar because I don't read paranormal. But I am addicted to MC Romance so when I saw her latest cover with a biker on it she got my attention. So, I gave her a chance and it was the best decision ever. I can't even put into words how much I enjoyed this book, it was that good.
Anya is a recent hire in the biker bar owned by Torpedo Ink MC. She's a good bartender and handles herself well. The only problem is that Reaper can't take his eyes off of her. This is bad. Very bad. He wants her gone, now! That's the lie he told himself and his club president, Czar. Neither believed him...
Anya is on the run. She's living in her car at a local campground and insisted on being paid in cash. She doesn't want to draw attention to herself. But she can't deny that having Reaper's attention wouldn't be so bad, until she overhears him trying to get her fired. She needs her job and since she didn't do anything wrong, she's taking it very personal. When the club president allows her to keep her job she's relieved but still pissed at Reaper. Her mom always told her, "When you don't know what to do, stand still."
Reaper is a coldhearted killer. He doesn't show emotion and he doesn't chit-chat. Only his club family know about his past, and they are used to his ways. He's never shown any interest in a woman before, and when it becomes obvious that Anya has his attention, it gets their attention. He fights it soooo hard, but he can't push her out of his mind, or his fantasies. He becomes obsessed with her safety and when it becomes dangerous for her, he takes matters into his own hands.
The chemistry between Reaper and Anya is intense from the get-go. With Reaper fighting it so hard, this enthusiastic reader was mentally urging and chanting in the background, encouraging them to let it loose, promising to keep a fire extinguisher nearby just-in-case. I knew it was going to be a hot and explosive inferno when it finally happened. How exciting it was for me to anticipate, the waiting was thrilling, and every page turn was a new adventure.
Let's just say that Code has nothing on this reader when it comes to author stalking. Now that I've discovered Christine Feehan, she will stay on my radar, I can't wait for more Torpedo Ink MC. They are very special, "These broken, damaged individuals weren't quite so broken or damaged when they were together." There are so many other very interesting characters with very special skills that I can't wait to get to know better. The line forms here...