Sunday, November 8, 2015

REVIEW: Walk Through Fire by Kristen Ashley

24199806Walk Through Fire by Kristen Ashley
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Book Description: 

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 . . .

This book…it started out rough for me. Not because Logan aka High was a jerk (although he was) but because Millie was acting like a tstl idiot. I kept questioning why she was doing what she was doing and how she could be so stupid! And yes, Logan was a huge jerk with how he treated her. I was questioning how anyone would want to be into him.

But then something interesting happened…Millie and Logan had a fight, pictures from their past were thrown away and I LOVED his reaction, how it hit him in the gut and it hurt. That brought on the feels for me. He was finally feeling something beyond anger (but yes, that was still there) and something finally broke through his barrier. There were some other incidents that were awful, but oh so great too. One was the FUBAR moment at the bar/club where Hop was a royal SOB…I loved Millie’s break down and her friend’s subsequent freak out at how Chaos used her to hurt Millie. And of course, how Logan reacted. As horrible as it sounds, I loved his reaction and that it finally opened his eyes. I also loved that Millie FINALLY made him see that she wasn’t playing games with him. The game was all him.

The third part I loved was when Millie’s secret finally came out. I’d guessed it pretty early on so I wasn’t surprised by it but I didn’t expect how it was revealed. I actually loved the scene because of how she revealed it and the other drama that was going on at that time.

But honestly, this book also had issues for me. As enjoyable as KA’s books can be, I also hate how the women give in immediately to the guy. They need to grow a backbone and not let them steamroll over them. Millie did have somewhat of a backbone, which was nice, but she still gave in way too soon on many occasions.

My other issue was some things with Millie in the story. I follow the author on FB and as I was reading, I started noticing some parallels between Millie and the author’s posts about her life on FB. I just couldn’t shake the feeling that this book may have been (at least) partially autobiographical. It was distracting to me because I kept wondering what else might have been about the author.

Overall, there were parts I liked, parts that really gave me the feels...but this wasn't my favorite book.

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