Get off on the Pain by Victoria Ashley ~ Review & Quote-tastic

If you haven't picked up a book written by Victoria Ashley as yet, you need to do it now and meet Memphis... oi! He is one angry alpha male and you can see what he's like in the quotes I've included today!
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Title: Get off on the Pain
Author: Victoria Ashley
Series: Pain #1
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: February 2nd 2015
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Sexy, tattooed and inevitably dangerous. Memphis is all that and more…

I live for the pain; it’s what drives me to keep moving. But there comes a time when one has to push the demons aside in order to survive.

I thought I buried them deep. I thought I was ready to finally live. Until… my brother, Alex; he throws me into the fire—right into the place I could never control myself, the one place I never want to be again.

When I put my hands on people, they get hurt. Things happen that bring me back to that night. The one that will forever torment me.

I’m doing fine, keeping to myself in order to ensure no one gets hurt by me. Then along comes Lyric, and all I want to do is touch her, to put my hands in places that I know will only lead to her being crushed by me.

She’s the rush that I crave. The darkest of poison running through my veins, killing me bit by bit; like a drug I can’t get enough of even though I’m almost down to my last breath.

And being around her only hurts more, but what she doesn’t understand is that I welcome the pain; I get off on it, which in the end leaves me with the hardest decision of my life—one that might get us all killed…

The Walk of Shame series was my first introduction to Victoria Ashley’s writing, and I haven’t looked back since! I love the books from that series that I decided to dive into the Pain series too, and boy, was it worth it!

Memphis and Lyric both have difficult pasts. They cross paths because of Memphis moving home and Lyric lives in the guest house next door. There is a slight spark when their eyes meet and they are curious about one another. But Memphis has one goal in mind which is to find his brother and get out of town. Finding Alex wasn’t as easy as Memphis hoped, so he saw Lyric more often and their connection grew.

Memphis is such an incredible guy! He is unbelievably sexy, broody and intimidating, but underneath, he has a heart of gold and will do ANYTHING for those he holds close to his heart, which are very few people. As his story unravelled, my feelings for him grew and I just wanted it all to work out for him.

Lyric certainly is Memphis’s match!! She speaks what she means, doesn’t like to be told what to do and goes after what she wants. I loved how she unsettled Memphis right from the start and when he asked her to do something she would do the opposite! She was certainly my kind of girl. She is creative too, loves her photography and some of the photos she takes, whoa, wish I was there! Memphis… sigh!

Victoria Ashley has blown me away again with her incredible world building and well fleshed out characters. I built a connection to them immediately and they are both passionate about those they consider family. The alternating POV’s were done well and I was glad to get both sides of their stories, it made the whole story that much better. I hope that Alex’s book gets here soon, because I want to see more of that cheeky guy!!

“I’m not cold. I actually prefer the cooler weather over it being hot. You could have kept your jacket on.” 

He turns to me and growls, his eyes staying on mine. “Your nipples are hard, Lyric, so either you’re cold or turned on.” He reaches for the garage door and opens it. “Or both. Either way, you need to cover up . . . for both of our sakes. Trust me.” 
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“You’re such an ass,” I growl, causing his piercing eyes to meet mine. One look into those eyes and I fucking melt. He owns me with just one look. That’s a huge problem for me. 
“You’re so fucking beautiful. Do you know that?” He grips the back of my hair and hovers his lips above mine when I don’t answer. “I’m fighting so damn hard not to just fuck you where you stand, Lyric. I can’t control myself around you. Do you get that?” 
“Then don’t,” I whisper. 
With a growl, his lips take control of mine possessively, owning me. 

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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, and Get Off on the Pain. Victoria is currently working on more releases for 2015.

Other reviews featuring Victoria Ashley
Walk Of Shame series
Slade #1
Hemy #2


  1. Oh this author is new to me. I'm glad her introductory work was the start of a hopefully long love affair between you two. :)

  2. Yup, this author is becoming one of those must read authors for me! Her characters are all so entertaining and are so passionate! I cannot wait to read what she has for ME next!! lol

  3. Oooh I need to meet Alex. I have a thing for cheeky dudes

  4. Oh my! Wonderful review! I do enjoy encountering characters you really connect with. Glad you enjoyed them! Definitely have to pick this one up!

    Lovely review!

  5. Nice review, you're reeling me into wanting to read this one. lol. Can't deny those sexy alphas with issues.

  6. Glad you enjoyed this one.

  7. Holy Wow! This book sounds hot! I love how Lyric is a strong female character, and does what she wants! Memphis sounds uber sexy; Sexy and Brooding, but with a heart of gold!!! The mixture of your review and those swoon-worthy quotes have me highly interested in this book! Luckily, my husband got me some Amazon Cards for Mother's Day :) By the way, I love your blog makeover, your sister did a great job!!!

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

  8. How about that cover? Phew, I need some air, girlie :) Sounds like a complex relationship between well-written characters, which is really the best you can expect from an author. And I love their names, too - Memphis and Lyric - so great!

  9. Itara @ My Midnight FantasiesMay 12, 2015 at 6:03 AM

    I'm so glad I recommended Slade to you! I haven't read this one yet but I know it's going to be awesome. I love her! I'm reading Thrust by her, it just came out and of course I'm freaking late on my review. Thrust is really good, I hope you have it in your tbr. I love your quotes, Victoria to me is very well known for her steamy books & quotes. The queen of steamy I tell you! Thrust is different though a little slower & different from her previous books but equally as good.
    I'm so happy you love her books!

  10. OOoo *noms* I could get on board with some angry alpha male!

  11. Dude needs to meditate. lol. This sounds yummy, and love the quotes.

  12. I know! He is very cheeky! I hope you do meet him, it was a lot of fun.

  13. It was a great read. I hope you find the time!

  14. He does have some issues, but he was soooooo good to read about!

  15. Yay! I hope you snap this one up then, because these two were soooo good! And your husband is awesome! GC's always work for me!

  16. I know right... Victoria always has great covers on her books! And I love the names too. Very fitting for these characters!

  17. I do have Thrust... I just need to make the time to read it! I am enjoying adding quotes to my reviews, so you can get the full experience of the book! Victoria is a great writer, one of my must have's that's for sure!

  18. Mmmm... I totally did!! *wink*

  19. It was a yummy read! I thoroughly enjoyed it!

  20. What a hot cover o.O I love the quotes you have shared as well. <3 Benish | Feminist Reflections

  21. Thanks girl! I love this author and this book was awesome!

  22. Itara @ My Midnight FantasiesMay 14, 2015 at 4:12 AM

    I put quotes on my reviews sometimes too and it helped a lot to get to know the characters, the book, and the author. It's a great way to get a feel for the book overall.

  23. Oh wow, nice quotes, this sound like a book I'd love!

  24. Victoria Ashley hooked me with her Walk of shame series too, somehow I didn't enjoy that book as much as I expected to. I really liked it, though :) Great review !

  25. I have loved everything from this author, if you try it I bet you will get hooked!!

  26. That's a shame! I love all her stuff, but I'm dying for Cale's book!!


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