Review: Royal Savage by Victoria Ashley


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…


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.


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…

Avery’s Thoughts About the Book

Royal = The Alpha of Alpha Males

I remember seeing the cover on Facebook, and once I was done wiping the steady stream of drool from my chin, I one-clicked that shit.

Yesterday, I worked straight through to 7pm with no breaks, so at the end of the day, writing was the last thing on my mind.  I hit up my Kindle library in search of something to read and found the cover again.

Like, seriously?!?  Can someone point me in the general direction of where they are growing boys that look like him???  I’m there.  I’m so there.  UPDATEFound him.

Avalon is a decent character as female leads go.  I don’t like distressed damsels because they usually come off as stupid and helpless.  Ava is anything but either of those things.  She’s strong, a teency bit stubborn, and she’s just reserved enough to not be a ho (but she doesn’t throw a prude vibe either).  She’s likable all the way around.

The side characters are the shit, too.  I love the boys at Savage & Ink.  I didn’t know this book was the start of a series until I began drafting this review.  I’ve already started BEAUTIFUL SAVAGE, the second book in the series (starring Jax!). When this book started, I thought Jax was going to be a main character.  I didn’t read the synopsis before I started reading Royal Savage so it could have been about termites and I would have bought it with that boy’s face on the cover. But this book is not Jax’s story.  He’s just in it enough to make every girl who reads the book turn into a gooey pile of lady mush at the mention of his name…

Blaine’s book would be a fun one, too! He’s a whore. Like, a great, big, slutty slut-faced whore. His libido definitely steers the bus most of the time, but he’s got a really sweet side we catch a few brief glimpses of in this book.

The story is tight. There are no plot holes that stuck out to me, and I read this in one long sitting, starting it at around 9:00pm and reading THE END at approx 3:00am.  

There are a couple of twists you will not see coming until they’re staring you in the face, and there are at least three scenes that will reduce you to a useless puddle of estro-laced tears.  For real, keep the tissues handy.  All of those parts are in the second half of the book, but when you hit one, you’re going to be struggling to see your page/ereader.

Heat Level

Avery’s Rating

Tropes Used
Alpha Hero, Biker Romance,
Past Trauma, Bad Boy Romance,

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