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 f--king fade away. I've given up. Until her at least...
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 f--k 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.
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...
©2015 Victoria Ashley (P)2016 Audible, Inc.
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"A Deeply Emotional Epic Love Story!"
Royal is such a special book and one of the best books that you could ever want to listen to.
I thought they did a great job reading the book. It's a pretty intense book and they brought bits of humor when needed and really captured who Royal and Avalon are.
Hands down a book to be read or listened to in one sitting!
Royal Savage is by far one of my favorite books ever so to be able to listen to it blew my mind. It gave me a whole new experience of the book. I felt so much more attached and connected to the characters. Royal is damaged and deeply pained by the cards that were handed to him in life. He was broken until Avalon stumbled into his life and gave him hope and a sense of peace. She gave him a purpose and a reason to climb out of the darkness that he was drowning in. This is a story of loss, love and finding the meaning to free yourself and live again. This book will be sure to grab hold of your heart and squeeze every bit of emotion out of you. Two damaged souls become one in a epic story that will stay with you forever!.
"Oh if only Royal was real ...."
I don't know if this should be a disclaimer but I'm going to throw it out there anyways. I love this book. Like serious love. I have re read it at least three times. I have recommended it to friends, I mean I almost brag about it. I love the story, the heartbreak comes through so clearly and you just want to make it better. I loved the characters, I loved the ending because luckily, it's a good one. I'm super excited to read the next book in the series.
Now for the not so great part. I like that it's got M/F narration. I absolutely love Lorenzo Matthew's voice and it did the H justice. That being said, I wasn't thrilled about Samantha Cook. I feel like her male voices sound like they're slurring their words and have cotton stuffed in their mouth. Her regular voice was just fine though, but yeah, the male parts, not so much.
I do still highly recommend this audio book though, it's a fantastic story and everyone should listen to it.
"PHEW I'M EMOTIONALLY DRAINED.. BUT VERY VERY HAPPY"
As I sit here looking at the blinking cursor I'm struggling to find just the right words to express how enthralling this book was.. or the words to say how much I thoroughly enjoyed it, was totally blown away by its emotional storyline and its awesome unforgettable characters whose tragedies, battles, heartaches and happiness have consumed me every chance I got.
Royal's character was dark, gritty, damaged and deep but he wasn't a lost cause because Avalon could see beyond the handsome face, the body full of tattoos and the distant exterior.. YES, she could see the broken man beneath and the anger and pain that he carried daily. And Avalon falls - falls hard for a man who's still grieving, still seeking revenge and still emotionally closed off to life.. but it's too late to turn away - and anyway that's the furthest thing from her mind. Avalon's going to hold on tight, ride the storm, uncover the truth, reel at a mind-blowing secret.. and bring love and light back into Royal's life. However, it won't be without heartache, it won't be without dramas, it won't be without Royal fighting it all the way and it won't be without its challenges.. but it will be worth it.
This was such an epic dual POV journey to witness as Royal battles the all too real demons and heartbreak of his past and wrestles with conflicted feelings about opening his heart up again to let love seep in. There's some very loveable and entertaining secondary characters as well as some shady and dislikeable ones too. This story has a dark side in the past which is visited occasionally in flashbacks but it also has light humorous and sexy times in the present too as well as some high octane dangers. Royal owns a rough Bar, is a hot sexy Alpha Tattooist, he drives a Truck and rides a Harley and Avalon is tough when she needs to be, feisty when she wants to be and very caring to all those she loves. And I sucked up every word, devoured every chapter, relished every scene and basked in the afterglow of their HEA's.
Worth a credit? Great story, compelling characters, well narrated and YES very very creditworthy. This is a new Author for me but I'm going to be avidly watching her every new book release and I've already preordered Walk Of Shame - no, it's not the 2nd in the series - that's Jax's story.. but I'm sure, like this one, it'll tick all my boxes just the same.
"I HATE ROYAL'S FAMILY"
Something horrific happens to Royal and his family treats him like a criminal. I literally hurt for him and I literally hated his family.
Maddison has the hots for Jax. She talks Avalon into going to a party at Jax's house. Their told to stay out of the basement because Jax's friend has had a bad day but Avalon goes to the basement looking for a bathroom. She opens a door and sees Royal exercising. They just look at each and don't say anything. Jax goes to the basement and tells Avalon she and Maddison need to leave.
The next time they meet, Avalon is at a business social with her boyfriend, Colton. Turns out Royal and Colton know each other. Royal goes to Colton's house to give him a message. Avalon and Colton get into an argument so Avalon gets on the back of Royals motorcycle and leaves with him. This is their story.....
You can tell by the ratings that this is a kick-ass story that will break your heart, make you cry, make you laugh and then mend your heart.
This is my first Victoria Ashley book. Audible needs to get busy with her books. I have her Walk of Shame on pre-order.
Samantha Cook and Lorenzo Matthews give an emotionally captivating performance.
Absolutely worth the credit/$$.
I'm very picky and have been trying to find a good reads, this is an amazing one! It has love, sadness, Sex, and such a good storyline. I return anything I do not feel to remain in my library, this is staying!! Trust me, worth the credit and you'll love it!!
Loved the story!
I can't choose one character. I love them all so very much!
They seemed to have fun reading the story. I loved how they portrayed the characters.
The end. I loved how they finally got their HEA. For these two it was so very much deserved.
This is a great book! The audio version made it possible to live the story all over again and get all the feels.
I purchased this audio based on the cover alone. It was risky. A credit is valuable and I spend mine wisely but something about the cover spoke to me. And it wasn't just the beautiful man.
Imagine my surprise when it not only turned out to be an amazing audiobook but no doubt one of my favorite of the year. I listen to 150+ audiobooks a year and this was one of my favorites. All based on a cover.
Samantha Cook and Lorenzo Matthews are new narrators for me, I think but I will purposely seek their names now. Lorenzo had the perfect Royal deep, gravelly smokers voice and Samantha did a great job portraying not only her female character but her male counterpart as well.
I don't like giving reviews with plot details, I will say that Royal was a deeply disturbed man living with regret and severe self loathing. Avalon is a woman that is living her life making choices that she thinks are choices she should make. Not living to her authentic self. Together they will make or break their futures.
I will come back to listen to this audio over and over again. Well worth a precious credit!!
"Not an MC romance, good weekend romance read"
I read rave reviews about this read/listen and I have to honestly say I don't share the enthusiasm. This book is your typical romance novel, with a few twists. It is hard to read at times SPOILER ALERT. There is a situation of rape and more violent crimes as well. The book centers around Royal and his learning to cope with the health of people he has loved. He is bitter, angry and determined to never feel for anyone again. That is where Avalon comes in. She was involved with his half brother but finds herself drawn to the reclusive man. They obviously have a hot attraction, get through some violent situations and finally find their happily ever after. I used a credit for this book, but recommend waiting for a sale. I think it is a great read; one that you CAN put down when other things arise. I would actually give it 3.5 stars but the rating system does not work that way.
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