*I received a free copy of Walk Through Fire from Forever via Netgalley. This has in no way influenced my voluntary review, which is honest and unbiased *
Warning: This book includes mature content such as: sexual content, and/or drug and/or alcohol use, and/or violence.
Millie Cross knows what it's like to burn for someone. She was young and wild and he was fierce and even wilder-a Chaos biker who made her heart pound. They fell in love at first sight and life was good, until she learned she couldn't be the woman he needed and made it so he had no choice but to walk away. Twenty years later, Millie's chance run-in with her old flame sparks a desire she just can't ignore. And this time, she won't let him ride off . . .
Bad boy Logan "High" Judd has seen his share of troubles with the law. Yet it was a beautiful woman who broke him. After ending a loveless marriage, High is shocked when his true love walks back into his life. Millie is still gorgeous, but she's just a ghost of her former self. High's intrigued at the change, but her betrayal cut him deep-and he doesn't want to get burned again. As High sinks into meting out vengeance for Millie's betrayal, he'll break all over again when he realizes just how Millie walked through fire for her man . . .
Walk Through Fire is yet another huge win from Kristen Ashley! The characters, as always, were amazing, and I loved that the main characters were in the forties, still hot for each other, and so open with their feelings. There were some pretty dark times for them, but lots of light and love as well.
My Walk Through Fire review:
First of all, let me tell you Kristen Ashley certainly knows how to write the smoking hot sexy scenes! I melted when I was reading about Logan and Millie getting it on, in every way! From the little touches, the looks, the beautiful words Logan said to his old lady, and how explosive they were together. The characters completely made the story, and they made it great.
That being said, I was a little dubious in the beginning, especially just after Millie and Logan met again, after twenty years apart. Walk Through Fire was all about what Millie was willing to do to ensure at least one of them got the dream, but she continued walking through the fire afterwards as well. And Logan was very intimidating at first, strong, stalking, going after Millie – both to get some kind of revenge, and also because he just couldn’t stay away from her. Frankly, I wasn’t sure I was going to ever warm up to him, but when I did, I did so all the way!
Written mostly from Millie’s point of view, and her parts in first person past tense, but also with parts from other characters perspective, then in third person past tens, Walk Through Fire is a well-paced story, where the plot and the sub-plots made me feel all the feels! Millie especially really, really got to me. What she was ready to sacrifice for love was so huge she practically lived a half-life, and she truly deserved to get another shot at it all.
Another thing I really enjoyed in Walk Through Fire was the fact that Logan had two girls, and that it was difficult for them to adjust to Millie, especially for the youngest. It made the story so realistic to me, because it’s never easy for a child to give up on the dream of having their family back together, even if things weren’t perfect when their parents were still actually married.
If you’re a fan of Ashley, you are going to love this! And if you haven’t read her yet, you should definitely start – her stories are character-driven, with strong female characters who are not afraid to go after what they want and need, and both the friendships and the romantic relationship are very well done.
Some of my favorite Walk Through Fire quotes:
Since Logan Judd, I had not had a boyfriend.
I had not had a lover.
Not in twenty years.
He was it for me and those pictures showed why.
I met my perfect man at age eighteen and I had him for three years.
Then I sent him away.
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