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ARC Book Review-Savage Road by Christine Feehan

by | Jan 15, 2022 | Book Reviews | 2 comments

This review may contain spoilers, so fair warning, upon reading the review.

About The Author

#1 New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan explores uncharted territory in the new Torpedo Ink Motorcycle Club novel.

When Savin “Savage” Pajari and Seychelle Dubois first met, their connection was instant, their attraction undeniable. Their relationship has been full throttle since day one. Even though months have passed, the passion and love between them has only increased.

Savage completely owns what he is: a sadist in the bedroom who can only get off on his partner’s pain. He believes he’s not a good man, but he loves Seychelle with a fierceness that shocks him. He wants all of her, but only if she gives herself freely with eyes wide open.

Seychelle never imagined the lure of mixing pain with pleasure, or how much she’d crave Savage’s darkness. She’s been shaken to her core, but Seychelle is committed to Savage and their life together—even though he’s keeping a piece of himself back. And to truly make their relationship work, he has to give her everything that he is, just as she is doing for him.

Savage knows that what he really needs could break his woman if she isn’t ready. She agreed to come into his world, and he’s not about to give her up. He has to find a way to let her see the monster inside without pushing her away. But the real Savage might be more than Seychelle can bear…and he knows he wouldn’t survive losing her.

The fact that she felt she wasn’t first in his life, she was—and she wasn’t. She was. She was his fucking world. The center of it. The heart of it.

My Review

First Impressions

Savage Road is the second part of the duo of this pairing and I will admit that I was highly nervous heading into this one, I am not sure why, because rarely does Christine Feehan actually let me down, however, I will say I took too long reading this one. I have had access to this ARC for a while, but I think I knew I wanted to go into this one with the right frame of mind and a certain mood because this does deal with some more complicated issues. But I can reassure you that this story is definitely worth it because it completely blew my mind away. I wasn’t sure what I was expecting but after the first book “Annihilation Road” with this pair, I wasn’t sure how this author could beat that one, but Feehan definitely shows the true core of her talent with this one. I greatly appreciated the manner by which this author did her research and its evident within the story how well she handled these certain scenes that other authors would struggle with. While the scenes were hot and intense, there was also so much heart packed within this one story that won me over completely.

He had to be right for her. He might be rough and too controlling, but he would move the world for her, if she needed it moved.

The Summary

Savage Road starts off with Savage and Seychelle learning to adapt to each other’s needs, and it’s not an easy transition. Savage is hard and rough around the edges, but his devotion to Seychelle is complete, except for one factor that could prove to be more of a challenge than either of them are ready for …..his loyalty and bond to his club. Savage is a brother first and foremost, and they are his family, but Seychelle is his heart but they seem to be clashing against each other, and Savage is not prepared for the challenges ahead for him & Seychelle. Seychelle is struggling with her new life with Savage, and she is coming to realize that a life with him, is going to be tough and more difficult than she initially had thought when she committed to him. She is struggling with facing the fact that she comes second to the club, and when tensions clash between Seychelle and some of the members of the club, Seychelle is wondering if she has a place in Savage’s life. But Savage is a fighter and doesn’t go down without a fight. Savage is not willing to give up on his girl so easily, but their plot thickens when there is more at work than meets the eye, and both Savage and Seychelle will have to learn to trust in one another fully, before securing the safety of those they love the most….

I love all of you, Seychelle. I fell so hard for everything you. You bring me sunlight. You taught me how to laugh. I didn’t have hope, and you gave that to me. I had no future and you gave me one. There’s a brightness in you, and you were generous enough to share that with me, knowing what I am and what I’ll always be.

What I Liked

There is SO much that I LOVED about this book and I what a whirl of adventure, angst, and sexual tension that so worked for me in every way. Christine Feehan has definitely upped her game with Savage Road. There was so much depth to this story and what a page-turner. Of course, Feehan will almost always do that for me, but considering the length of this story, I was highly impressed with this one here. I really felt for both Savage and Seychelle as they maneuver their way through this relationship and the landmines that have to overcome. Savage is a hero that is alpha, a sadist, and likes control, but he does learn flexibility here. Seychelle is independent but not in an overly feminist way, but more genuine and relatable but she struggles with the club and does not feel a part of them, she feels like an outsider and it starts to threaten the bond she has with Savage. As you read through this one, you can see both sides of the issue and you wonder how on earth are they going to resolve this. But they do and its done in a way that is so flawless. Then we have the sex scenes with this one and I knew it would get intense but my goodness I have never known Feehan to write scenes like this before. This was a whole another level than what we have seen from her previously. You aren’t going to be ready for this one here. And I can confirm its definitely more intense than what we received from Annihilation Road, but seeing Seychelle be so giving and open-hearted with Savage and full of acceptance and love within these moments was so heart-achingly beautiful. We see the strength and power of their connection and its entrenched so deep within the vibrancy of their connection which showcases a beautiful romance that captures the heart so easily yet with such depths

I love you, Savin Savage Pajari. I always will. That twisted part of you is what matches the twisted in me.

Overall View

Savage Road is a romance that portrays the challenges that relationships represent but opens the eyes to the depths of love and the ability to overcome any hurdles come what may. It’s a tale that will tear the heart at times but will revitalize the emotion that shines like that of the noon-day sun. Savage and Seychelle’s story is guaranteed to capture the beautiful essence and power of love and its capabilities in such a tremendous manner…..come prepare for a book that will stun you into silence.

Book Details

Title: Savage Road

Author: Christine Feehan

Genre: Paranormal/Dark/Contemporary Romance

Format: eARC

Source: Publisher

Length: 525 Pages

Book Links

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Book Evaluation

Storytelling Quality: 5

Story Itself: 4.75

Character Development: 5

Writing Style:4.75

World Building 5

Feels + The Romantic Heart 5

Pacing 5

Plot 5

Cover Art 3

Ending 5

Book Ratings

Overall Rating of the Book

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Steam Level

Simmering—soft warm touches and light intimacy

Warm- a medium level of sexual tension, a balance of sexual and emotional intimacy, lighter on the details in the sexual moments.

Steamin’ up the room -the sexual content is more explicit in the language and tone, heavier amount of sexual scenes.

Blazing fire to the building-The prime focus is the sex scenes, scorching hot, and could burn one. Less focus on the emotional intimacy to the relationship.

Series Order

Judgement Road-Pub 2018- (426 Pages)

Vendetta Road-Pub 2019-(418 Pages)

Desolation Road-Pub 2020-(420 Pages)

Reckless Road-Pub 2021-(480 Pages)

Annihilation Road-Pub 2021-(475 Pages)

Savage Road-Pub 2022-(525 Pages)

About The Author

Christine Feehan is a #1 New York Times bestselling author multiple times over with her portfolio including over 90 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 Prince received 3 of the 9 Paranormal Excellence Awards in Romantic Literature (PEARL) in 1999. Since then she has been published by various publishing houses including Leisure Books, Pocket Books, and currently is writing for Berkley/Jove. She also has earned 7 more PEARL awards

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2 Comments

  1. Carole @ Carole's Random Life

    Can you believe that I have never read this author before? This does sound like something that I might like. Great review!

    Reply
  2. Tanya @ Girl Plus Books

    This one sounds intense! I can see it would be hard for the heroine to realize she’s not first in his life. That would be a lot to overcome.

    Reply

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