- Release Date
- February 2015
Contemporary Romance, New Adult
Sexy, tattooed and inevitably dangerous. Memphis is all that and more…
I live for the pain; it's what drives me to keep moving. But there comes a time when one has to push the demons aside in order to survive.
I thought I buried them deep. I thought I was ready to finally live. Until… my brother, Alex; he throws me into the fire—right into the place I could never control myself, the one place I never want to be again.
When I put my hands on people, they get hurt. Things happen that bring me back to that night. The one that will forever torment me.
I'm doing fine, keeping to myself in order to ensure no one gets hurt by me. Then along comes Lyric, and all I want to do is touch her, to put my hands in places that I know will only lead to her being crushed by me.
She's the rush that I crave. The darkest of poison running through my veins, killing me bit by bit; like a drug I can't get enough of even though I'm almost down to my last breath.
And being around her only hurts more, but what she doesn't understand is that I welcome the pain; I get off on it, which in the end leaves me with the hardest decision of my life—one that might get us all killed…
Book Review by BJ (reviewer)
Mar 07, 2015 [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
127 people found the following review helpful
There are pivotal times in one's life when the actions of another can completely uproot our course in life. When pain turns to heartbreak, one man's self-identity is fatally tarnished. Once a soul has been damaged beyond a certain critical point, can it ever be healed? Or are those who fight to heal the pain, just bound to get hurt? Lovers of angst-filled, new adult romances will not want to miss this story of the power of pain and love.
Just out of a several years' stint in jail, for a crime that will forever change his life, sexy, tattooed Memphis is home for one thing, and one thing only: he needs to make sure his brother Alex is taken care of.
While he is searching for his brother at his family home, he bumps into his new, next door neighbor, Lyric. She makes him feel things he'd thought he'd never feel again, and he tries hard to keep her at bay for her own good. But Lyric is not a woman who is easily intimidated, and before long they are both feeding off of each other's hungry desires.
Still, Memphis knows that his inner demons will eventually take their toll on Lyric--and anyone else he is around for that matter. Therefore, he remains determined to flee, once he can confirm that Alex is taken care of. Alex, however, has other plans for Memphis, and before long, Memphis is forced to tempt fate in order to save his brother, which in the end may just be his salvation.
Is there possibly any future for Memphis and Lyric? Will Memphis realize the power of love before his obsession with pain defeats him?
What an emotional read! I love angsty, new adult romances like GET OFF ON THE PAIN that challenge your sense of right and wrong. Moreover, I greatly enjoyed Ms. Ashley's fascinating, character development of Memphis as he slowly discovers himself and his true meaning in life. The romance is also well developed and passionate and hot. I can't wait to read more works from Victoria Ashley!
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