After five years of deep cover, an assassin returns to Sea Haven to reunite with his wife.
In a book culminating two series—Drake Sisters and Sisters of the Heart—and potentially setting a new one in motion, Feehan (Power Game, 2017, etc.) takes readers back to the small town of Sea Haven, where the Drake Sisters and the Sisters of the Heart have all settled with their mates and husbands. Blythe Daniels, living on a farm also inhabited by her “sisters,” gets the shock of her life when the vicious-looking Viktor “Czar” Prakenskii hops off a Harley claiming to be her husband. To Blythe, he’s the man who left her with no word or looking back after wooing her and then shooting her stepfather, a sexual predator. Back in town on undercover illegal business and hoping to make a brand new start—both for himself and the 17 other members of the Torpedo Ink Motorcycle Club—Viktor must convince Blythe to accept their marriage as real and give him a chance to redeem himself. As relationships build on all sides, the couple and their various forms of siblings grow on the reader; the violent, stoic hypermasculinity depicted in the earlier stages of the plot either takes a back seat or becomes less frustrating. In the meantime, Feehan’s writing is frantic and scattered, and the couple’s rediscovery of each other is hurried in order to keep the plot moving. There are also several mentions and depictions of rape and child molestation as the Torpedos raid human trafficking operations and discuss their own pasts. In the end, Feehan somehow brings everything to a satisfactory conclusion while also leaving things open for future exploration.
Violent and scattered; best for fans of Feehan and the two series connected to it.