Thursday, October 29, 2015

BOOK REVIEW: Walk Through Fire (Chaos)

Publication Date: 10/27/2015


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 . . .

My Review:

I love Kristen Ashley novels.  I have since I picked up my first novel of hers, The Gamble, just about 4 years ago now.  She has a habit of writing stories that draw you in and keep you wanting for more.  And whereas I love this novel, there were a few things that just bugged the hell out of me.

Like all Chaos novels, there is definitely a level of intensity that we come to expect in this series.  It wouldn't be a Chaos novel without that intensity, but out of all of her Alpha heroes, the Chaos men bug me the most.  I understand bossy, I understand that lifestyle if supposed to be rough and gruff, but to inform someone that their entire lives have to change because you are now back in it?  Umm no way.  You don't build a life and a career and then just give it up because some man came back into your life.  It just doesn't work like that.

I also was not a fan of one of High's kids, Zadie.  There is pain with any divorce but being her age and acting like she did, was almost unforgivable.  I think Millie is a saint for not putting that kid in her place. I would have done it the first night.  Divorce sucks, but seriously, being a little terror for the sake of your own hurt feelings is just wrong.

Those things being said, I actually did like this book a lot.  Millie is someone who is super sweet and to be honest, a much better person than most.  Her story made me weep a bit and although I believe in love, she went even further than I would have for the one I loved.  She is incredible.  Not a huge fan of High, but over time he sort of grew on me.  That being said, he is my least favorite of the Chaos boys.

This series is going to get dark and even more dangerous, but I cannot wait to see where it goes.

I give this novel 3.5 lipsticks!


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