Review: Walk Through Fire by Kristen Ashley

Posted December 9, 2019 by Kate

Review: Walk Through Fire by Kristen AshleyCheck out on Goodreads | Buy on Amazon
Genres: Adult, Contemporary Romance
Also by this author: Penmort Castle (Ghosts and Reincarnation, #1)
Series: Chaos #4
Publisher: Forever
Source: My shelves

The flame never dies . . .
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 . . .

DisclaimerI received this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review, but it does not influence my opinion of the book nor the contents of this review in any way.

Walk Through Fire is one of my favorite reads ever. In fact, it’s one that I find myself constantly reaching for when feeling stressed or anxious, and so I tend to read it at least once (sometimes twice) a year since it came out in 2015. I remember it was my favorite book of the year that year, actually! 

This book follows Millie and Logan, who dated for all three years Millie attended college. They fell fast, but they fell good because they knew they were each other’s one and only. But after three years, Millie broke up with Logan in a way that made it impossible for him to try to get her back, and she lived as a lonely shell of herself in twenty years. 

But when Millie sees Logan all those years later, grown up and talking about his two little girls, she seeks him out to try and get some closure, so she can move on with her life. But that’s… not quite what she gets. The two engage in a passion-fueled hate-fuck – which is the best way I can describe it. Logan is mad, and Millie’s willing to take him any way she can get him. It’s not healthy, but it’s all they can have, so they take it. I’m not going to say any more about the plot, because these are things you need to find out for yourself in the book. 

It’s hard not to like this one, with the amazing characters. They’re so real, flawed, dynamic, and humanistic that it often feels like I can just reach out and touch them. Ms. Ashley, one of my top favorite authors and a definite auto-buy, is always able to make her characters so real and honest that I always heavily relate to them. 

“Millie, I was given one good thing in my life, the family I was born into. I found one good thing, my Club …. But in all my life, I only earned one good thing. That’s you.”

Millie’s actions weren’t always the smartest, and neither was Logan’s, but I always felt the emotion in it. Often, I was screaming and crying right along with her and the unfairness of it all. The feels and the emotions run high throughout this entire book, and sometimes honestly feels like a punch in the face. If emotion left a scar, I’d be walking out with two black eyes and a split lip, because I truly love their story with everything that is in me. This story truly breaks my heart, often leaving me sobbing, but that’s okay because it bandages it right up afterward. 

Logan “High” Judd is a member of the Chaos motorcycle club, and if you haven’t read any of the Chaos books, I recommend you start now. It’s unlike any other MC book I’ve read, and I absolutely adore it. Where can I find myself a Chaos man, exactly like Logan??? The club may not skate (and sometimes go right over the edge) of what is legal, but it’s also full of heart and its first loyalty is to family. God, I love it. All of the brothers are brothers and have the familiarity of a family – as if they were my own. 

Bottom line, the feels and intense emotions (which ran high for the full length of the book), the amazing plot (with a seriously amazing second-chance romance and hate-to-love romance involved), and great writing style, this book is absolutely unforgettable to me. This is a story you have to experience. I always come out of it feeling vulnerable and raw, and that’s the hallmark of good – no, great – writing. 

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