Something for the Pain by Victoria Ashley

Something for the Pain - Victoria Ashley

Book – Something for the Pain

Series – Pain #2

Author – Victoria Ashley

Publication Date – September 28, 2015
Genre – Romance
Type – Companion Series
Cliffhanger – No
Rating – 4.5 out of 5 Stars


Complimentary copy generously provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.


Tempting, inked and highly addictive. Alex is all that and more…

I’ve made a lot of mistakes – ones I’m not proud of, and definitely ones that have left their marks both mentally and physically.

Things got lonely; I got lost in my own fucked up mind and in the end it left me fucked out of my mind and unable to fight – or at least win. That life’s over for me and I’ve moved on.

Six months into tattooing at Blue’s and already I’m the most wanted and sought out tattooist. My biggest clientele consists of women. 

They come into the shop, end up in my bed and we both come out happy. It’s been my release since I’ve stopped fighting. It’s become part of the “new” me. 

But when Tripp reappears in my life, I can’t deny the fact that I would do anything for that girl.

So when she asks me to move in with her and her ‘boyfriend’ – our other childhood friend – I never expected for things to get so fucked up and twisted that I would find myself only more attracted to her by each passing second or wanting to protect her from everything that isn’t me.

I have worked so hard over the years to suppress my feelings for her but when I find out that her and Lucas have been having an open relationship, I have the strong urge to rip his heart straight from his chest – to destroy the very thing that keeps him breathing.

What I didn’t expect was for Lucas to ask what he did. For him to ask me to do the one thing I have secretly longed for since I was old enough to know what the need was. The second thing I never expected was the look of need that I saw in Tripp’s eyes when he asked.

One night of free passion could change our lives forever. 

I never said that was a good thing either...

My Thoughts - Story
I am NEVER disappointed when Ms Ashley messages me asking to review a new book she wrote. She has the ability to captivate me in a story and can touch each of my emotions.


She not only gives you an emotional story but has a way of incorporating steamy sexual scenes that always gives me hot flashes.



This book is another example of her pinpoint character development and one of my favorites to read about also. We have the story of a lifelong friendship on the surface with the undercurrent of more. I absolutely loved how Ms Ashley developed this relationship from friendship to lovers!! SPOT ON!


Tripp and Alex have been friends for over a decade but the older they get…the more they both fight the physical attraction they feel for each other.


When the chance comes for Alex to get an apartment together with Tripp and the guy she is seeing….Alex jumps on the chance but soon enough, the sexual tension comes to all time high.



Will these two take the chance to experience more than just friendship? And if they do, is it enough for a FOREVER kind of love?


Reason for Reading – Author Request

Story – 5 out of 5 Stars
Steam –  5 out of 5 Stars
Angst – 4.5 out of 5 Stars
Writing – 5 out of 5 Stars
Content Flow – 4.5 out of 5 Stars

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Would Read More from Author? Definitely
Recommend To – Hopeless romantics who love a friends to lovers story