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Desolation Road

(Torpedo Ink #4)

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Take the ride of your life with the Torpedo Ink motorcycle club in this thrilling romance novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan. 
 
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
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Mass Market Paperback, 480 pages
Published July 7th 2020 by Berkley
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Maureen Carden
Jul 26, 2020 rated it did not like it
Shelves: romance, family
Ewwww. Grosss. Yuck.So disappointing. Usually a good story mixed in with the hot sex. Story barely there. After awhile I skimmed the repetitive and very unappealing- voyeuristic, total submissive, kitten play, -who knew? sex . So I think I skimmed about three quarters of the book. I wonder if I could get three quarters of my money back? Not too fond of the repetitive references to torture and severe child abuse. Two or three references and long explanations suffices. So actually even less time f ...more
Beth
Scarlet is a local librarian that Aleksei “Absinthe” can’t get out of his head. No woman has ever affected him the way Scarlet does. He has his demons and Scarlet quiets them. When he finally asks Scarlet out the connection is immediate and they both see it, but Scarlet has secrets too and now the Torpedo Ink will do whatever it takes to give Absinthe the woman of his dreams and make Scarlet’s troubles disappear.

I appreciate the imagination used in the creation of this story. I liked that Scarle
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Katrina
May 19, 2020 rated it it was ok
I love Christine Feehan and have read dozens of her books but I had a hard time with Vendetta Road and I'm having an even harder time with this one. Feehan has always had a very repetitive and formulaic writing style, which is fine but you have to trust your reader to remember simple facts. This one just smacked me over the head with the same information over and over again.

I just could not get past being told every other paragraph that Scarlet is smart, taught herself to be an incredibly fast r
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Jess☺️
Desolation Road by Christine feehan is book 4 in the Torpedo ink series and I must admit it's not the best 😬 I really enjoyed the last 3 books with their kinky naughtiness and the dark underlining story lines that made this group of character's who they are and also leaving you with the feeling of excitement for the next book, but this one I felt was missing something and at some point I wasn't really interested.
It's still a book that needs reading with this series so I'm still going to recommen
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Joan
Jul 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Desolation Road is the fourth book in the Torpedo Ink series and this book explores the new beginning of another member in a poignant, dark, and heartbreaking story. The cast of broken people coming together to resurrect a life of meaning

Torpedo Ink member, Aleksei "Absinthe" Solokov is one of the nine survivors who were subjected to horrific torture and brutality while children, trapped in a Russian pedophile cult. Along with his fellow motorcycle club members, Absinthe has fought to carve out
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Rosa Sharon (iScream Book Blog)
"She was raw fuel for survival when he thought there was nothing left for him."

Each new book in the series becomes my favorite...until the next book in the series. Absinthe broke my heart, but so did the others. Torpedo Ink series is a mindblowing and heartbreaking series. But it is also beautiful and inspiring. Once you start reading you'll be as addicted as I am.

Not only are the club members broken and badass, but so are their partners. They've all been through hell and come out the other
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Krista
Apr 13, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2020-reads
3.5 stars

Although I was really looking forward to Absinthe’s story, and I really loved Scarlet and what a badass she was, I found it super hard to connect to them as a couple. They just didn’t have much chemistry, it seemed. The kitten play aside (which is really not my thing), I didn’t find myself enjoying this book as much as the ones before it, and I think it was just because I didn’t believe these two as a couple.

All that being said, I’m super intrigued for both Savage’s and Destroyer’s boo
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Joyce
Dec 15, 2019 rated it did not like it
DEGRADING TO WOMEN
LEAVE THE BDSM WRITING TO EL JAMES
These men have been sexual abused all their lives, why would you think they should continue to degrade their women in almost the same way sans whipping??
WHY WOULD YOU MAKE A WOMAN CRAWL ON HANDS AND KNEES, PUT AN ....ANAL. ...PLUG....WITH A TAIL AND A HARNESS, AND A COLLAR AND THINK IT'S ALRIGHT?
Czar and his brothers don't treat their women that way. Rough sex, nighmares, ptsd, yeah all understanable........BUT.......YOU REACHED A NEW LOW!!!!!!
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Sheila
Jun 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I loved this story.
Absinthe finds love where else? The library! Scarlet is a librarian with a secret as powerful and surprising as his.
Together they fight for justice, reveal their secrets and kick a$$. Their love story is beautiful. He is such a strong hero and she rocks his world.
As fair warning this book has explicit sex. If reading about child abuse (not graphic) bothers you then this may not be for you. But if you like stories where someone is able to triumph in the end you will live this.
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Christine
Jun 27, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc
Imagine meeting a gorgeous biker who loves to read, is great in the sack, and is super protective. Nice. Oh, did I forget to mention he can control you with his voice, likes to have sex openly around his MC brothers, really digs pet play, and wants you to be a literal sex kitten for him? Imagine that Tinder profile for a minute, and you've got another really out there WTF installment of life in the Torpedo Ink club.

3.5 WTF did I just read stars. See the full review on my blog Lucky Reads Romanc
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Mandy
Jul 11, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
The worst thing that I’ve ever read

I quite honestly don’t know where to begin, this is the worst piece of drivel written, and I’ve read Fifty Shades of Grey. I wonder about the woman who could write this and to be honest it’s probably the nail in the coffin for me with this author. It’s similar to how I felt about Laurell K Hamilton, I think she’s run out of things to write, so her heroine likes to be a kitten and her hero is so messed up he “needs” it. Awful, appallingly written trash, avoid l
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Naaytaashreads
""I'm with you because I love you. I want to be with you. You have to believe in me, but even more than that, you have to believe in yourself. I really can't save you if you're not willing to save yourself."

This was like the first book in the series that has amazing plotline.
We have actions, plotline that make sense other than sex.
I enjoyed Scarlet plotline
She is honestly a badass. Like her storyline is so interesting and such an adrenaline rush.

I can't say the same with Absinthe's kink though.
I
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Lori
Jul 07, 2020 rated it liked it
I had a really hard time with this book. I also had a hard time with the previous book in this series, but this took it to a new level. There was no real connection between the two lead characters. I never really got how they would even get together. Scarlet had more chemistry with Savage than she did with Absinthe.

Also, Scarlet was supposed to be this kick-ass woman, and then she lets herself be totally subjugated. I don't get it. I understand that this is a MC. But the kitten play was too much
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BookAddict  ✒ La Crimson Femme
 This series continues to be edgy and dark. I adore it! In the latest installment, the focus is on Aleksei "Absinthe" and the one woman for him. Absinthe is a kind of empath. He helps lessen the emotions and pain of those around him. His ability seems more like a curse, especially in the horrible pedophile school he was forced to grow up in. Each backstory into the bikers is more heartbreaking. They are truly survivors, getting away from their tormentors. It does shape how they are, specifically ...more
Ira
No rating for this book.

I like the storyline, I like the heroine and the hero and if Ms. Feehan taken off around 50-100 pages from this book, I would give this book four stars.

However, within those pages as I mentioned above, we got too much child extremely sexual abused, and bizarre kinky sex. No, seriously it’s bizarre at least for me 😳😬.

I wish Ms. Feehan restrained herself more, in writing those children sexual abused, we got what you wanted to tell us, this is books #4 for god sake! And we u
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Maureen Gianinio
Desolation Road is the 4th book in the Torpedo Ink Series by Christine Feehan. The series follows the lives of 18 survivors of an assassin training school in Russia which was run by political enemies of their families and pedophiles. Tortured and abused most of their lives they banded together. They developed the skills of their training and special psychic gifts. They sought revenge on those who made their lives hell. Out in the world they know the best way to survive is to stay the solid famil ...more
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Revenge like no other…

Another wild ride with Torpedo Ink! I liked Absinthe and Scarlet’s characters. Individually, they were strong and capable, with Scarlet even more so, being incredibly smart. Both could be single-minded in their focus, but didn’t hesitate to go off track if someone or something needed them. While the horrors that they suffered were completely opposite, the impact on them both was profound and drove their actions every day…

If this story didn’t hit all the marks for me, it’s m
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Lauren at Live Read and Breathe Reviews
3 Stars!

Source: eARC for Honest Review Courtesy of Berkley via NetGalley
Genre: MC Romance with Supernatural elements
Part 4 of a on going series

My Desolation Road Review . . .

I do quite like this series but I also feel while I'm reading it that I'm missing either a back story or a subplot the whole time. Especially where it comes to Czar and his brothers whom are now part of this MC.

This time around we finally get Absinthe's story. His back story and his demons were very interesting. I liked the
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Keri
So up to about page 221 this book was running a high 3 for me. I loved Scarlett she was confident, sexy and she took out the trash beautifully(men who do bad things). Then we get to the sex and all her brains fall out and she becomes a cat. UGH...so with all the 47 trigger warnings that CFs books have to carry now, we have to add one more...animal play (not with real animals...please god don't let that be in the erotic play book that CF seems determined to take us through.) I skimmed the sex sce ...more
Joanna
Jul 07, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I will never buy another Christine Feehan book. Ever. This was the last. No character development, no believable relationship between the characters, and I had to force myself to finish. Never, ever again.
Maria Itliong
Jul 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Wow. Finally I got to read Absinthe and Scarlet's story. Hopefully there's going to be a book for Savage. And I can't wait for Player and Zyah's book coming Feb 9, 2021 ...more
Stephanie
Aug 03, 2020 rated it it was ok
I want so badly to love this series...... but I just can't. I hate the characters back stories. I hate that they have psychic powers. I love MC romance though so I will keep trying. ...more
Sandy S
Jul 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
3.75 stars--DESOLATION ROAD is the fourth instalment in Christine Feehan’s contemporary, adult TORPEDO INK erotic, paranormal romance series focusing on the men and women of the Torpedo Ink MC. This is Aleksei ‘Absinthe’ Solokov, and librarian Scarlet Foley’s story line. DESOLATION ROAD can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. Any important information from the previous instalments is revealed where necessary. The TORPEDO INK series is a spin off from the author’s SEA HAVEN SERIES bu ...more
Adaiah
Jul 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Torpedo Ink's being attacked from all sides.

Torpedo Ink's being attacked from all sides.

Aleksei "Absinthe" Solkov finds all he needs emotionally, and physically, from Scarlet Foley. They're kindred spirits. But, there's more to Scarlet than the facade of the mild manner, easy going Librarian. She's actually been trained as an assassin, and has psych abilities. Scarlet's out to avenge the deaths of her family. She's being hunted, and a bounty's been placed on her head. Eventually Torpedo Ink find
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Evelyn
Jul 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
In our fourth journey in the world of Torpedo Ink, we ride along with Aleksei “Absinthe” Solokov and the mystery woman Scarlett Foley. When Absinthe first sees Scarlett, he is fascinated with the beautiful prim and proper librarian and spends hours watching her for six weeks. Scarlett is a mystery, a puzzle, but one that makes all of Absinthe fantasies come alive, while at the same time warning bells are going off as he knows there is more to Scarlett than the persona that she allows people to s ...more
Pam
May 21, 2020 rated it liked it
I received an electronic ARC from Berkley Publishing Group through NetGalley.
The series is far enough in that readers know the characters. Feehan continues to intertwine their stories while focusing on one couple at a time. Absinthe and Scarlet are the latest to connect.
The plot moves quickly but more time devoted to plot and not the kinky sex scenes would have raised the rating for me. She is a master at what she writes but there is a distinct formula to these books. Extremely broken and abuse
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🌟Head in the Stars🌟
I’m very relieved that I enjoyed Desolation Road, especially after reading Vendetta Road.

Trigger Warnings: Mention of rape, torture, sexual assault/abuse, trauma, ptsd, and kink.

I loved Absinthe and wished the focus had been more on his romancing Scarlet. With Scarlet’s past catching up to her their relationship jumped right in. The kitten play surprised me, I didn’t think I would enjoy reading that kind of thing but once I kept going, I found it didn’t put me off. After reading Ice’s book I r
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Heather andrews
May 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Aleksei sometimes has to give his woman a talking to, “alive is better than fast, isn’t that what I said, baby? Alive is the most important to me. I’m grateful you wanted to get here, that means a lot to me, but that road can be dangerous, and your safety is what matters the most. I trust that the next time I say that to you, you’re going to listen to me.” I liked this book, I liked Aleksei.
Lynn
Jun 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
3.5 STARS

Aleksei “Absinthe” Solokov lives and breathes Torpedo Ink, but those brothers and sisters who are his lifeline to the world are also taking a massive toll on his own psyche. One aspect of Absinthe’s abilities helps drain the horrible memories from his “family” of the vile and abusive time they spent in a Russian assassin’s school, but he has to live them with each person aided. In order to find some peace, Absinthe seeks sanctuary in a library where not many of Torpedo Ink MC members wo
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Diane Mason
Jul 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Aleksei Solokov aka Absinthe loved books. He’d found a library and been going for weeks without telling anyone. Not even wearing his colors. The library gave him peace and quiet, a much needed respite from the continual bombardment of other people’s thoughts and emotions. But that isn’t the only attraction.
Scarlet Foley, has noticed the tall, gorgeous man covered in tattoos and wondered about him. She is hesitant but accepts when he invites her to dinner one night. That dinner sets the tone for
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Christine Feehan is a #1 New York Times bestselling author multiple times over with her portfolio including over 80 published novels, including five series; Dark Series, Ghostwalker Series, Leopard Series, Drake Sisters Series, the Sisters of the Heart Series, Shadow Riders and Torpedo Ink. All of her series have hit the #1 spot on the New York Times bestselling list as well. Her debut novel Dark ...more

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Torpedo Ink (6 books)
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