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Something for the Pain (Pain #2)

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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 o
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Published September 28th 2015 (first published September 24th 2015)
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Sep 30, 2014 MELISSA rated it really liked it
4.5 "I Want It All" Stars!
(ARC provided by author)

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Tripp Daniels is a 21 yr. old woman who had a tough childhood. She lives in a town called Crooked Creek & works as a waitress in a local bar. Since she was 8 yrs. old she's been best friends with a guy named Alex Carter. Alex became her family, & has always put her first, protected her, and taken care of her. Everyone hopes to have that one person in life they can always count on, and for Tripp, that person has always been Alex Carter.

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Oct 17, 2014 ✿ rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
☆ I received an ARC via the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for always being on the lookout for me! I really appreciate it!! ☆

3.5 stars!!


“I never hold back. Fast and dirty is what I’m known for.”

Alex Carter and Tripp Daniels grew up as best friends and have always been there for the other through thick and thin. Now all grown up, the lines are starting to blur, and all pent up and unknown romantic and sensual feelings are beginning to seep out through the peaks and the ultim
Victoria Ashley
Sep 19, 2015 Victoria Ashley added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Carol (StarAngel's Reviews) Allen
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.

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
Victoria Ashley always brings the heat in her books. They are wonderfully erotic and extremely sexy. I enjoyed the reading despite a few things bothering me throughout. The plot was predictable BUT still enjoyable. I'm a HUGE fan of dirty-talking heroes and Alex Carter was definitely one of them. There were parts that were sweet, a little emotional, and heavy. There were parts that were a little repetitive, but it didn't deter me from continuing on. This was fast-paced with not a lot of angst. I ...more
Nov 22, 2015 Elodie rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf
Only 10% in and already I had to give up. Dialogues were so non-realistic it became annoying. And disturbing. You can’t focus on the story when you keep thinking “This is bullshit. No one talks like this in real life !”.

Jan 28, 2015 Sheila rated it really liked it
4.5 stars!! I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Alex and Tripp have been best friends since they were little kids. They've been there for each other during all the worst times of their lives. It's obvious to the reader from the very start that they're in love with each other, but neither one of them admit it to themselves. They use the lame excuse that they wouldn't want to ruin their friendship if they were to try out the relationship thing. I get that, it's a common theme in ro
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I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
+++++3 Stars+++++
Full review to come at a later date.
WARNING: This is a triangle and OW abound for both men. It's still 4 fucking stars. Give me a minute before you auto-pass. of my train-wreck weaknesses are triangles. Not all by any means. Most are so stupid I won't bother. I'm very particular with my triangles. They either have to be so disastrous the emotional fallout is beautifully presented by the writer or so not the point of the plot they work.

This one...the h is dating the OM. The H is her BFF and the brother of the H from the fir
Dec 29, 2014 KinkyGirlsBookObsessions rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Victoria Ashley delivers 1000 times the hotness in book two of this series (SOMETHING FOR THE PAIN). Victoria’s writing gets hotter by the book.

I loved Memphis Carter’s story, but ALEX CARTER is on a whole another level. Alex is the kind of guy that you completely fall in love with. He’s the bad boy good man tattooed best friend of Tripp…he’d do anything in the world for her. I love their friendship and bond, but I LOVE their hot steamy relationship more! They are absolutely one of my favorite
Mar 07, 2016 Steph rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle-read
** 3.5 Stars **

Book one is definitely still my favourite, but this was a super enjoyable read. It's quick, sweet, light-hearted, sexy, and there's a little angst near the end, just to keep you on your toes.

Really liked it :D
Jenny  Flores
Sep 25, 2015 Jenny Flores rated it it was amazing
Something for the pain... Total Hotness... Kinky Romance, laced with humor. Victoria Ashley has done it once again. Alex, and Tripp's story is so beautiful, it's sensual, it's heartfelt. I loved every minute of it! I've always loved reading books with characters that start off as friends, then turn lovers. Something for the Pain is definitely a book people will be raving about. I was swooning over just the first chapter. I was actually a beta reader for this book, and let me tell you it was hard ...more
Sep 19, 2015 Dawn rated it it was amazing
This is the story of Tripp and Alex,best friends since childhood,they’ve shared the good times and bad times they are always there for each other above anything and anyone else.Alex will do anything for Tripp and she him.Alex has feelings for Tripp but their friendship is so special to him he doesn’t ever want to ruin what they have so he stays silent,he has women,lots of women but none mean anything to him its just sex.Tripp also has feelings for Alex but shes in an open relationship with Lucas ...more
Raylene Green
Sep 22, 2015 Raylene Green rated it it was amazing
****Received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.****

Some books are so hyped up when you first hear about them and they end up falling short when you finally do get the chance to read it. I'm hear to say that Victoria not only hypes that shit up, but delivers WAY better than you expected because Alex's story is phenomenal!!!! You won't be disappointed!

I'll say that I'm not new to Victoria Ashley; I've read a few of her books before and that's how I know she's a phenomenal write
Shanoff Reads
Oct 01, 2015 Shanoff Reads rated it it was amazing

**I received a copy for an honest review.**

Victoria Ashley has done it again. She drew me into this story and I couldn't wait to see how everything would play out with these characters. I'll admit that I HATE a love triangle, it is just the worst to me, but when I started reading this book I couldn't help but be sucked in and really want to know how Alex and Tripp would play things out.

Immediately I could feel the overwhelming sexual tension rolling off these two. All of their interact
Jodi Nichols
Jan 11, 2015 Jodi Nichols rated it it was amazing
Once again Victoria blew me away with another amazing book! I know Victoria is one author that I can read and never be disappointed! I was fortunate enough to get an Advanced Copy of this book and I devoured it as fast as I could! I loved Get Off On The Pain, but I have to say I loved SFTP more! Alex was such an amazing character. Even thought Victoria makes him a tattooed badass boy, he is such a softy with a huge heart for this best friend :)

Tripp and Alex have been friends since they were li
Jan 30, 2015 Erica rated it it was amazing
Hands down my favorite Victoria Ashley book to date.
As always the heat level is off the charts, with a dirty talking sexy alpha male who loves deeply with all his heart and soul.
His best friend who's childhood left her afraid to commit.
And the boyfriend who's just not good enough for her in so many ways.
The relationship between Alex, Tripp and Lucas is not one thats overplayed or that your will find in half the books you read. Alex and Tripp's connection started when they were children and neith
Kathleen R.
Sep 28, 2015 Kathleen R. rated it it was amazing
Overall Stars: 5 STARS

Best Friends

Alex has always looked out for Tripp and her latest favor will test their bond

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 wa
Stephanie  Mae
Sep 28, 2015 Stephanie Mae rated it really liked it
Victoria Ashley does it again! Another sexy read with a dirty talking bad boy determined to
prove he is a good man! This is a great friends to lovers story. This is part of a series and while it can be read alone I would recommend reading at least Memphis's book first so you understand what's going on in regards to Alex's childhood and the references to
fighting Using my 1-5 rating system of how many kleenex you need due to crying, how many times you need to change your panties, and how many ass
Lindsey King
Sep 19, 2015 Lindsey King rated it it was amazing
first off I was gifted an arc for an honest review.

holy shit!!!! victoria killed it again!!!! I absolutely love her writing. she is one of my favorites so maybe I'm a little partial. this book by far exceeded any expectations I had. it was amazing from start to finish. and of course I devoured every single word in one setting. I couldn't get enough of Tripp and Alex.

Alex is a freakin hot tattoo artist that loves women. although he loves one woman more than any other, Tripp. they've been best f
Sep 09, 2015 Charisse rated it it was amazing
Let me just start this review by saying I'm blown away. This is my favorite all time read from Victoria Ashley, and for several reasons. I've read all of her books, and even though each different, this one is the most. Job well done my gem. This is a phenomenal friends to lovers story, so here goes...

Alex Carter. Most would love him. It's hard not to. He really is it all in one package. He's loving, protective, and has a personality that would spark interest with anyone. I loved him. Once he fin
Catarina Swartz
Sep 30, 2015 Catarina Swartz rated it it was amazing
What happens when you have been in love with your best friend since you where eight, how do you tell her you love her without everything falling apart. Without everything you both been through together being lost. That the dilemma Alex is in. He would do any thing for Tripp, she's the only girl he will drop everything for and do anything for.

Tripp has always loved Alex, he has always been there for her and would even move the earth for her if she asked, she loves him but fear stops her from tell
Oct 14, 2015 Cyndi rated it it was amazing
Wait for it ...Almost there .... Awwwwwwww

I freaking love Alex and Tripp. They are now my most favorite couple ever ..

Victoria Ashley knocked this book out of the park in overtime.

The struggle is real when your friends. Maintaining a friendship when you might not agree with everything that friend might do and who with but throw some hot steaming sex in and all kinds of stuff will get thrown off track.

We all met Alex from the first book in this series and I have to say I knew he was going to be
Suzi (Obsessive Reading Disorder)
3.5 stars

Victoria Ashley is a new to me author. I was happy to read and review this new release from her. I like the friends to lovers trope and couldn't wait to see her twist on this.

The s3xual tension was through the roof from the first chapter on! Don't read this one in public--people will wonder why you are flushed. Of course, when there finally is some heated action between Tripp and Alex, it is more than the both of them could have imagined.

So only 3.5 hearts from me for this one. I'm no
Jade Simcox (2 Girls Who Love Books)
**ARC given in exchange for honest review**
Tripp and Alex have been friends for 13 years. They have always been close, always been there for each other. Tripp comes back into Alex's life and he would do anything for her. An opportunity arrives where Tripp, Alex and their other friend Lukas all move in together. But Lukas suggests one wild night. Tripp is scared it will change everything, Alex wants Tripp. Can they have 1 night together without it changing everything?
This is the first book of Vic
Sep 29, 2015 Jessica rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review!!

This is the first book I have read by Victoria Ashely and I am kicking myself for not reading before this. I plan on reading everything I can by her in the near future!

She has pulled me into Alex's story from the first line of the book, and left me wanting more after reading the last word. What can I say about this book. Its freaking amazing, I can't give this book enough stars, its a MUST READ!!!!!

Alex...umm damn this man is HOT Robert Simmons
Robin Gardner
Oct 07, 2015 Robin Gardner rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Short and sweet friends to lovers story is just what I needed after the dark series I just read. This book was not perfect by any means, but it was an entertaining read.

Tripp and Alex have been friends since childhood and have helped each other through hardships and pain. Neither one wants to admit how they feel in fear of losing the best friend each has ever had. I'm not quite a fan of how they finally got together, only because the introduction of the situation felt awkward and unreal, but ho
Sep 21, 2015 Amanda rated it it was amazing
Reviewed on behalf of Read and Share Book Reviews
Received an arc for an honest review

HOLY HELL she did it again! That book was HAWT! I'm still fanning myself ;) I loved this book and her writing!
Tripp and Alex are best friends but you could cut the sexual tension with a knife! Tripp is absolutely beautiful and Alex is muscled and tatted with silver eyes (need I say more, couldn't have made him sound hotter if she tried) Tripp is in an open relationship with Lucas due to her trust issues and w
Sep 12, 2015 Tammi rated it it was amazing
I absolutely LOVED this book.
Best friends to lovers is my favorite romance story and this one was amazing.
Tripp and Alex were friends from childhood they were together through each others lowest of low times. Both were a bit damaged from the past but the healed each other, they completed each other, two halves of a whole. They knew each other inside and out but as adults it became so much more. Both were scared of losing the deep friendship they had, so neither would admit to falling in love. I
Tammy Gurke
Sep 18, 2015 Tammy Gurke rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC for an honest review....THIS BOOK DESERVES A MILLION STARS...


OMG This book was absolutely amazing... It had me from the first sentence to the last page... You cannot help but love Alex and Tripp. These two formed a friendship from an early age and continued throughout to be the best of friends, and I mean absolutely the best of friends no man or women would come between them.

This book has every
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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 b
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