Torpedo Ink is Aleksei “Absinthe” Solokov’s whole life. They’re his brothers, his family—his everything. But that doesn’t stop him from wanting something that only belongs to him. That’s why the tough biker has spent the last six weeks at the library, reading every book he can get his hands on and watching the prim and proper librarian who makes his blood rush.
For the past six weeks, Scarlet Foley has been fantasizing about the handsome, tattooed man whose eyes follow her every move. She senses he’s dangerous. She wants him to get close enough to touch. She wishes she could let him know the real woman, not the one she pretends to be. But Scarlet has a plan to carry out, and she can’t afford any distractions.
Absinthe is well aware that Scarlet is hiding something. She’s a puzzle he intends to solve, piece by intoxicating piece….
Desolation Road is the fourth book in the Torpedo Ink Series, which is set within the broader Sea Haven series that incorporates the Drake Sisters and Sisters of the Heart / Bound books. You don’t need to have read the previous books / series to enjoy Desolation Road but it would add to the story, especially to help establish the large cast of background characters.
This book is typical Christine Feehan, which means I enjoyed it very much. I have been reading this author for almost two decades now and the Sea Haven books are my favourite series.
Unlike the last several books, the heroine in Desolation Road is highly trained in self-defence and doesn’t flinch at the actions of most members of Torpedo Ink. One particular event happens though that scares the life out of her and she and that member have to come to terms with it.
Like in Feehan’s other biker romance novels, there is a new kink introduced to readers. In this case it is pet play, or kitten play. Absinthe needs Scarlet to be his submissive little kitty in the bedroom, although he always treats her as an equal outside of sex. This is not my kink and didn’t really appeal to me, but it also didn’t turn me of the book. I enjoyed the rest of the story outside of the bedroom scenes, and am excited to read the next in the series. The fifth book, Reckless Road, comes out next week, on February 9th, 2021.
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