Friday, January 8, 2016

{Mini Review} Walk Through Fire (Chaos, #4) by Kristen Ashley

From Goodreads

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
*ARC provided in exchange for review. All opinions are my own, as you'll see.

1.5 "There's 600 Pages of My Life I'll Never Get Back" Stars

Well. I'm usually pretty positive in my reviews, and hardly ever review something less than 3.5 stars. However, I had to make an exception for this. This was my second Kristen Ashely book; my first was one of the Rock Chick novels, and that was an okay read. This, though....
Let's get to it. 

This is book four in the Chaos series. I'd never read one before, but didn't feel like I was missing much at all. There were a few scenes were I felt like I should know x character's backstory, but not enough to effect my understanding of the story.

This book was...awful. The characters, the plot, the pacing, all of it. It was over 600 pages, and it could've easily been half that. You hit the "big reveal" at around 30% in, and it's not even that a big reveal: I guessed why Millie left from the get go. 
There were so many times during the book where I felt like it was trying to end, but it kept dragging on. The reveal happened, then there was some drama with Logan's life choices post-Millie, there was some motorcycle club bullshit drama, just one thing after another. It was sloppy, cluttered, and tiring.

Millie...oh my god, I couldn't stand this chick. She's around 43-45, and speaks like an obnoxious preteen. She's incredibly woe-is-me, and is constantly harping on how much she gave up for Logan. I'm sorry, but I don't feel your sacrifice when you're constantly reminding me of it. 
She reminds us how she hasn't had sex, or even gotten herself off, in the 20 years since she was with Logan. Right. If you'd go jerk off (jill off??), maybe you wouldn't have such a chronic issue with "tingling thighs". 
And the near constant references of how she "walked through fire" for Logan? Please. I get the title. I promise. 

Logan was worse than Millie, and that's saying something. The man is incapable of speaking in a complete, intelligent sentence. Everything with this guy was: "fuckuva lotta 'eadache". In Logan-speak, that was: fuck of a lot of a headache. 
The guy is an asshole, plain and simple. Don't get me wrong, I don't mind an asshole guy, to a degree. If he's funny, not a complete dick to everyone, and is good to his girl. Logan was not. He was offensive, rude, misogynistic, controlling, and an all around douche.

Their relationship was beyond toxic! There was no chemistry to offset that, either.

Overall, this is a train wreck that, for some reason, I couldn't stop reading. Read at your own risk!

- The Bibliophile Babe


  1. I'm sorry this one didn't work for you. I've only read a few KA books, and have enjoyed them, but I can only handle her writing style in small doses. Sometimes she's too much for me!

  2. Eek! Sorry to hear this one didn't work out for you. Hope your next read is more to your liking!

  3. Oh no! I still want to try this author, but I'm NOT starting with this book. Eek! I know I won't like this one either.

  4. 600 pages?? I am still stuck on that. Sorry this didn't work for you. Sounds like it wouldn't work for me either!!

  5. Lmao!!! OMG. This author. That is all.

  6. Oh my..I would have just DNF's this puppy..the heroine sounds horrible.