Book Review: Royal Savage by Victoria Ashley

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Savage and Ink, #1
Victoria Ashley
Erotic Romance
December 20th 2015

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I CAN’T CLOSE MY EYES… I refuse to. Every time I do, all I see is blood, death, and pain. I can feel it - almost taste it, bringing me back to that night.
It doesn't matter that I'm still breathing; I no longer need it, I no longer want it. I despise it along with everything else around me.
The only thing I long for is to fucking fade away. I've given up. Until her at least… AVALON.

She comes into my world, knocking me on my ass. It turns me on to have her around me. Makes me want to wrap my hand around her tight little throat and fuck her until she feels my pain, feels the monster in me, but also makes me want to protect her from the very thing that she should be afraid of... me.
Once she sees the damage that I’m capable of; she’ll look at me like everyone else around me does: with fear.

Avalon Knight
HIS EYES... THE DARKNESS IN them draws me to him, making me want to taste him, feel him… and save him. I shouldn't have gotten on the back of his motorcycle that day. I know that now. Colton warned me. I was told it was dangerous. I was told that nothing would be the same. He was right.
ROYAL is dangerous, dark, and seductive; the very thing that keeps me hanging on, willing to give my last breath just to touch him… breathe him in.

He’s savage, inked, and highly captivating. So different from his brother…
He's hazardous to my health, mind, and body, yet the only thing that I crave. I want to free him. I want to change his mind, but I'm afraid that he’s already too faded…

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My review:

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Royal Savage… it’s really his name! That alone is extremely sexy. But with the whole book is exciting and passionate as hell. And along with it comes a great story. This is the very best book of Victoria Ashley that I ever read.

Royal is in constant grief. Few years ago he lost close person, and since then his life is one big regret. He tries to be normal, but has never experienced consolation, despite the many dangerous things he did to feel calm. Avalon comes into his life by accident. And intrigued him from the sight. Although he tries to keep her from afar, it seems that only when she is near, he can feel peace. She knows that he hides secrets, and is dangerous, but can not stop herself.

Reading this book is a pleasure. It is so intense and addictive that you can not get away. Exciting is probably the best word which describes it. Absolutely the best hero – Royal. He is dark, incredibly sexy and dangerous. Did I mention exciting? Oh God, my pulse bounce whenever he appeared. No wonder that our heroine has gone mad over him. And Avalon… is sassy and don’t eat crap. She stands behind him strong and determined.

Those two… are simply explosion. Their scenes together were steaming and sizzling. But before you even walk into their scenes together in bed, just foreplay is so loaded with chemistry that you can burn from an intensity. HOT, HOT, HOT.

Together with this comes, once again, exciting and highly captivating story. It is very well built, and can surprise. It looks like it will be a series. I would be very pleased if that happened. The heroes of the second plan are very colorful characters. They bring a lot of humor and an extensive scenes. I’d love to know the story of Blaine, Madison and Jax. There is a lot to say and promises to be no less exciting than this part.

So yes, I say this book one big YES.

  • Quick Review(Can be spoilers):
  • Series: The first in the Savage and Ink series.
  • Grade/Tag Tabs: Erotic Romance.
  • Release Date: December 18th 2015.
  • Main characters: Royal Savage, runs a bar and a tattoo studio Savage and Ink. Avalon Knight, twenty-two year old, works in a hair salon.
  • Secondary characters: A group of friends. Blaine, Madison and Jax.
  • Steamy: Absolutely hot. There is a lot of scenes with intense and rough scenes. Foreplay itself give a lot of excitement.
  • Sensitive topic: Yes. Violence. Abuse.
  • Love triangle: Not exactly. The heroine at the beginning has a boyfriend, but it definitely is not love triangle.
  • Cheating: No.
  • Cliffhanger: No.
  • HEA: Yes.
  • Next in the series? Probably yes.

Excerpt

Prologue

I CAN’T CLOSE MY EYES…. I refuse to. Every time I do, all see is blood, death, and pain. I can feel it – almost taste it.
It doesn’t matter that I’m still breathing; I no longer need it, I no longer want it. I despise it along with everything else around me.
The only thing I long for is to fucking fade away and pretend as if I’m not standing here covered in blood; crimson fucking red from head to toe, with my heart pounding so viciously that my chest feels as if it’s going to burst the fuck open.

My lungs burn as I inhale another long drag from the cigarette I’ve been holding. The smoke fills my lungs, expanding them and sending a cooling sensation throughout my shaking body. I long for some kind of relief, but it fucking brings none. I take another drag anyways, waiting for what’s to come next. I know what’s coming, because I called them: red and blue flashing lights.

I stand frozen in the window, numbly watching as they grow near, the sounds of sirens getting louder with each passing second.

Taking one last drag, I toss the cigarette at the glass and turn away. I could care less if this motherfucker burns down. There’s nothing left here for me. Not anymore.

My body starts moving, mindlessly checked out and lost somewhere in this never ending nightmare of my world at its end. I feel the hatred start to build, the animosity of the night overwhelming me.

I bring my blood-covered hands up to rub my face as I growl out, releasing some of my pent up anger. I growl out until my throat feels raw, but just like the cigarette it does shit to relieve this pain that is slowly killing me.

I walk slowly and in a daze, passing three breathless bodies before I stop in front of… her. Blood covers her blonde hair and her once pink, plump lips are now ice fucking blue. I reach over to pull her into my arms, feeling my heart die a little more with each breath that she doesn’t take.

That’s when the door flies open and I hear them piling in. Heavy footsteps take over until that’s all I can hear, besides the erratic beating of my dead fucking heart.

A buzzing fills my ears, my heartbeat speeds up at an uncontrollable rate, and all I see is red as I’m yanked to my feet, two officers fighting to restrain me. I don’t care if they fucking take me away. I will rot in fucking hell for her, but I’m not done saying goodbye yet.

I feel the cuffs snap around my wrists, hard; too fucking hard. My hands may not be free, but that won’t stop me. Rotating my shoulders, I swing my head back as hard as I can, slamming it into a nose that I hear crack. That shit is broken. I know that for sure, and so does he by the way he curses and steps away to hold his bleeding nose.

Another set of hands attempt to grab me from behind as I make my way down to the ground, on my knees, burying my face into her lifeless neck. I kiss it gently for the last time, before my head is yanked backwards and I’m torn away from her. I’m pushed down to my face and a knee digs into my neck.

This is where my world ends. This is where I stop wanting to live. This is where I lose her…

Royal Savage


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About the Author

Victoria Ashley grew up in Rockford, IL and has had a passion for reading for as long as she can remember. After finding a reading app where it allowed readers to upload their own stories, she gave it a shot and writing became her passion.

She lives for a good romance book with tattooed bad boys that are just highly misunderstood and is not afraid to be caught crying during a good read. When she’s not reading or writing about bad boys, you can find her watching her favorites shows such as Sons Of Anarchy, Dexter and True Blood.

She is the author of Wake Up Call, This Regret, Slade, Hemy, Cale, Get Off on the Pain, and Something for the Pain. Victoria is currently working on more releases for 2016.

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