Reckless Road is different from the previous Torpedo Ink books in a few ways. There’s more paranormal in this one. And our hero, Player, is different. He’s a man set apart. That made me feel emotionally connected to him. I feel for Player.
Sorbacov did a lot to make Player feel separated and different from the others. Once they’d escaped and destroyed the school, and Sorbacov, Player never really found a way to put himself back together. He still felt apart. He has his reasons for feeling as though he needs to be separate. He’s still part of Torpedo Ink and his brothers and sisters are everything to him, but the inherent danger he knows he brings with him make it difficult to embrace the family he’s chosen for himself and desperately cares about.
(Player makes a bomb as a child)
Player impressed me. First, he totally screws up with Zyah. But, he takes responsibility for what he did and he is determined to make things right. He’s finally found someone he can be with, who he can fully embrace and isn’t about to let that go.
Player is quietly courageous in a lot of ways. Yes, he’s a dangerous assassin just like the rest, but there’s a lot of darkness around him that the others know nothing about. He lives with that everyday and still manages to care more about others. About keeping them safe, even from himself. So, when Zyah and her grandmother find themselves in danger he’s determined to be the one to save them at any cost.
I love this character. There’s just something sexy about a quiet, dangerous man.
Tell me which of the Torpedo Ink members do you think is the sexiest so far?