Walk Through Fire (Chaos)
Sweet second chance romance of a lifetime, my friends!! This is pure K.A. infuriating alpha, family frustrations, MC rules and full-on sweetness!! But at first, it temps us with it’s angsty unrequited love “intro” that I adore!!! And the intro lasted just enough for me to feel that they couldn’t stand each other. I was in!! And many in our crew were too!
LisaM: I read Walk Through Fire & I think you can read it as as stand alone but it’s so much better reading the whole series as you really get the full effect knowing all the characters. I fell in love with all the characters in the series and it’s so nice to read about them & catch up with them so to speak!! Love KA!!! She’s an awesone author!!! Loved every single book of hers that I have read!!
Niki: I am almost finished with Walk through Fire!!! It’s long but every time I pick it up it sucks me back in!!! Definitely classic KA!! I haven’t been into some of her newer books but this series is awesome!!
Stephanie: So I stuck it out and finished Walk Through Fire and I’m so glad I did. Once you get through about 30% of book, it really picks up. Very rough at the beginning but if Millie can forgive the way High treats her during that time then I guess I can, although he was very bad. Tack is till my number 1.
Robyn: I’m reading Walk Through Fire and oh gosh, that KA has me again! She’s pure gold!
Ela: READING WALK THROUGH FIRE AND OH GOD THE FEELS! MY HEART IS BREAKING AND MY EYES ARE SWEATING BIG! I’M ALREADY DREADING THE ENDING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
That said… it wasn’t always true love between and this book.
At first… I loved it!!! I mean… how can I resist a book where she sees him after all of these years, her heart practically stops, and she decides she’s going to let him know she still loves him… and “why” it ended? I could not resist this!
…he needed to know.
So I was going to find him.
Then I was going to tell him.
It was the longing from afar, the second guessing, the building up the nerve and the approach. Oh and he responded alright. But he did NOT take it well at all.
Oh he took it, alright. It was HOT, steamy, dominating, aggressive. An almost… ugly connection, but the flame between them burned so bright, it could not be denied. And then, to her shock (and to our shock) he treated her like a club “b**ch” and threw her away.
But even in my wildest imaginings, my worst nightmares, what he did next was not something I’d ever expect.
Not from Logan.
Not from the man who had my heart.
Oh and HE DID!!!! *gasp* Of all the *&%[email protected]#*!!!!!!! What. The. Heck!!! (<— I actually said another word here but let’s pretend I was polite the whole time I was reading). 😉
I threw it at him.
He took it.
Now he was done.
And that’s when the push pull started, and the fun “old lady” meddling started, and the biker ‘tude started. Oh the women saw Millie like she was (emotionally distraught), but the men were 100% on Low’s side in this one. Half a book of pure emotional frustration, and if you’re into a slow burn, this one surely smolders. ‘Cause they… are forced into close quarters time and time again, and both can’t stand the sight of the other. FUN TIMES!
So what’s it about?
Mille and Low (Logan) were once the love of each other’s lives. Early twenties, college students, he was just integrating with the Chaos MC and she had her whole career ahead of her. They were SO in love. In fact they stayed together for a few years, and even though they were both very young, she was pretty much considered his “Old Lady”. That is… until she walked out on him… and essentially destroyed him.
Years later, both in their 40’s she’s back in town, single, living her perfect life, in her perfect house, with her perfect career. Everything is just perfect, but without Low, she’s miserable. She’s been single and miserable this entire time?
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.
Could I right those wrongs?
You obliterated him.
And I’d done the same to myself.
*gasp*!!!! WHAT THE HECK MILLIE??!!! What was all that about?
And that’s what Logan once wanted to know… but right now, he couldn’t give two f**ks. Yep. I said it. 😉 At first, he’s full on furious, and wants nothing to do with her. Eventually though, the truth comes out and what a punch to the gut it is for everyone. You and me, too!
SO good. And you know… Logan’s life went on without her. So… there’s all that fun drama potential to be had!
But then… you know, the middle of the book? Things settled. And then I was all… ehhh…. long… longer… longest. Sweet, sure… romantic, absolutely, lots of interaction. The kind that makes everyone seem real, but just the day to day living stuff. Lots of conversation and back and forth and detail (signature KA start telling). Good. Yes… good! But I was finding myself in skim mode.
And then partway into the second half of the book I was HOOKED again. Hilarious…
“Whose woman are you?” Justine asked Elvira a question that I had.
“I don’t belong to a biker. I belong to a cop. But I been adopted,” Elvira explained.
“You’ve fallen in love,” she declared.
Twenty-three years ago.
“Millie, I come home, you greet me.” These words were firm.
These words were a demand.
“You’re being bossy.” My words were a warning.
“I come home, you greet me,” he repeated.
“The annoying kind,” I went on.
“I get home, babe, you greet me.
” I stiffened. Because I got it.
exciting and scary!!
I felt it prudent not to relax quite yet because this guy was clearly f**king loco.
I would have no idea how right I was.
I was so into it. Even more than the first half, because it was REAL. Raw. Honest. Exasperating. And heartwarming. Family drama at it’s most dramatic… and then the bad guys kicked in. ‘Cause you know… it’s an outlaw motorcycle club (although I dunno how “outlaw” Chaos is anymore, but just go with it). 😉 *sigh* I LOVED it. It felt like I was back in 2011 and re-discovering Kristen Ashley all over again.
I absolutely recommend this if you’re into the MC books and especially if you love Kristen Ashley.
“You hooked your star to an outlaw, baby…”
Yes, it’s over 600 pages, and I think it could stand to loose about 200 of those, but overall, I enjoyed it big time! So many amazing, perfectly details dramatic moments that took my breath away. Things you’d never even think about… and there they were. Making it all SO real.
4 stars! 4.5 stars for the most of the first half and most of the second half, and 3.5 star for the middle.
One of my favorite lines in the book (one of MANY) but don’t read this next part if you haven’t read the book. Just ’cause I just wanna immortalize it ’cause I love it. ‘Kay? ‘Kay. Look away. LOOK. AWAY. Tee hee!!!!
“…whatever you were thinkin’ starin’ at the snow, stop it. We lost each other. Now we’re found. And nothin’ else matters.”