♕ REVIEW ♕ ARC ♕ BEAUTIFUL SAVAGE (SAVAGE & INK #2) BY VICTORIA ASHLEY

TITLE: Beautiful Savage
SERIES: Savage & Ink #2
AUTHOR: Victoria Ashley
GENRE: Romance
PUBLICATION: May 29th, 2018

BEAUTIFUL SAVAGE: 
is the second book in Victoria Ashley’s ‘Savage & Ink’ series. Spoken in ‘Dual Perspectives’ Does flit from past and present but the transition is done fluidly and perfect for understanding these two characters backgrounds.

In this we meet our heroine Alexandra Adams and our hero Jaxon Kade, their’s is not a pretty story, it’s ugly, it’s raw, it’s heartbreaking, it’s dark and gritty but amongst all that is a beautiful second chance friendship, a romance with a slow burn of angst, and all the feels that came at me full speed.

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These two were childhood friends, a bumpy friendship, an ugly side of what drugs can do when it’s in the clutches of someone so lost, a tight friendship like no other.

Both raised in sad circumstances, he feels a need to protect her from his father and she wishes she could protect him from his drug induced mother. 

Until their friendship was ripped away from them, it’s been at least thirteen years since they have been apart, but not forgotten, Jax has had a hard time putting the past behind him, that all consuming need he felt for Alexandra is still simmering away in the background, he’s not been able to move forward. 

She’s slipped into a dark orbit, seeking anything that will dull the pain, dull feeling, dull every day life.

Until she meets the eye of a hot guy on a bike that just for a second makes her feel alive. 

Jax is finally ready to put the past behind him..

Until a stranger comes to town, she’s feisty, sexy, tough, he’s inexplicably drawn to her, like a storm brewing he has an over powering urge to protect her just like he did when he was younger and it was Lex he was trying to protect.

Could this be his beautiful damaged Lex? Will he be able to save her all over again?

This book is nothing like what we’re used to by this author, she’s gone that extra mile and given us a high octane ride of pure angst, grittier and darker, dirtier than ever before, a page turner of epic proportions, I’m bleary eyed and craving my bed because I read this one from start to finish, I couldn’t put it down.

JAXON KADE

I can’t breathe… I don’t want to. With every breath that fills my lungs, I feel the pain she’s been fighting and it’s killing me slowly, reminding me of the day she got ripped away.


I’ve gone thirteen years without her, and as if she was never gone, she walks back into my life, feisty as hell and set on running from me.

I refuse to let that happen. 

She’s my Lex. It doesn’t matter if I have to destroy everything in my path that leads to her—I will.

I’ve been in love with her since the age of nine. I lost her once, and you better damn well believe that I will walk through the fires of Hell before losing her again.

She’s broken… 

Ripped apart by the fucking world. I’m making it my mission to piece her back together again and claim her as mine.

Every part of her sexy body has been possessed by me. 

I know she sees she’s not the only one who has changed with time. I’m rough, demanding, and just as damaged as she is.

But there’s one thing I’m capable of—always have been—and that is loving her.
I promise to do everything in my power to show her, no matter what it takes or how much it hurts.


ALEXANDRA ADAMS

I never thought I’d lay eyes on Jax Kade again, and the moment I realized the rough, edgy man I allowed to take me home and rough-fuck me was him… my world came crashing down around me.


I’m no good for him. 

Not for the sweet, protective Jax that took care of me back when no one else would.

I’m damaged, unrepairable…

I need medicine to escape this reality—the pills, cocaine, and liquor aren’t even enough to numb the pain of my past.

Years without Jax destroyed me—ruined me forever—and being back in his life will only ruin him the same.

I could never do that to my beautiful Jax. I never meant to find him, and I sure as hell never meant to want him again as much as I did before we were ripped apart.

It doesn’t matter that I need to stay away from him. It doesn’t matter that I fight to keep my distance. Jax refuses to let me go.

He doesn’t care how fucked up I am. My biggest fear is destroying the only person I’ve ever been capable of loving, but he’s not giving me any other choice…

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling 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 favorite shows such as Sons Of Anarchy, Supernatural and The Walking Dead.