I adore Ashley’s books. She does an amazing job writing an alpha hole hero that I can root for. Her heroines are strong and sexy and I know that I am in for a good read whenever I pick up one of her books. There wasn’t anything new in this book, but it was a familiar and comfortable read, and exactly what I’ve come to expect from Ashley.
Millie left High after a few fabulous years of dating, because she knew that she wouldn’t be able to give him everything. Now that she’s run into him so many years later, Millie feels like she can finally close that chapter of her life.
High never got over Millie, not completely. Seeing her again sparks so many emotions, High doesn’t know how to deal with her walking back into his life. But one thing is for sure, High isn’t going to let her go, not without a fight, and not without finding the exact reason she left in the first place.
Like I said, this was a bit of a comfort read, and nothing new or spectacular from Ashley. One of my biggest complaints about previous books in the series was that Ashley seems to have the same “voice” for all her characters. I’m happy to report that this book didn’t stand out for me in that regard. I’m not sure if the issue was fixed, or if it didn’t stand out as a glaring issue, but I was glad that didn’t pull me out of the book like in past books.
I really liked both Millie and High in this book. I was kinda worried about High as a hero, because I thought he was kinda a dick in previous books. I’m glad to report that he really came around for me. But let me tell you, it took awhile. High does some pretty crappy stuff in this book as well, especially in the beginning. With more of his backstory explained, High became less of an asshole and more of a hurt alpha that didn’t know how to deal. Because of that, I was able to forgive him for some of his asshat behavior.
While I liked Millie, I thought that she was a bit of an empty character at times. She put her entire life on hold for a man she loved and let go. It was a bit melodramatic, even for Ashley. That being said, I still liked Millie, I liked watching her come back into herself and realize that she couldn’t keep being a shell of a human being.
The romance was good, but I have to admit that the reason Millie left him in the first place was a little hard for me to understand. I get that she was young and stupid, but it seemed like a drastic decision on her part and it was a little hard for me to connect with that aspect of the story line.
All in all, this was exactly what I’ve come to expect from an Ashley book: crazy stories, a strong (borderline jerk) hero, a fun and sweet heroine, and a wonderful read. I’m anxious to see where the series goes next, and I’ll absolutely be picking up the next book in the series.
I give Walk Through Fire a B-