Review: Black Sheep by Zara Cox

Review: Black Sheep by Zara CoxBlack Sheep by Zara Cox
Series: Dark Desires #2
Published by Forever Romance March 14, 2017
Genres: Dark Romance, Erotica
Pages: 320
Format: ARC
Source: Copy for Honest Review
Also by this author: Porn Star (I #1)
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In a family of cold-hearted black sheep,
I, Axel Rutherford, am the blackest.
My father has hated me since the day I was born. The feeling was mutual. In the shady underworld that was my legacy, Cleo McCarthy became my light. She was beautiful, passionate, and my whole world. So naturally my father had to destroy us. First he sent me away. Next he claimed Cleo as his own. But now I've returned, and nothing will stop me from taking back everything that is rightfully mine.

He was the love of my life - when my life was still my own.
We were young enough to believe we would last forever, Axel and I. But neither of us realized how cruel life - and our families - could be. Now I'm trapped in a gilded cage: desired by Axel, who must never know the full truth, and controlled by his father, who would sooner see me dead than free. And I wouldn't even care, except that it's no longer only my life at stake.

Black Sheep may be the second installment in Cox’s Dark Desires series, but it is so loosely related to the first book (I, Porn Star), that you do not have to read that title before jumping right into this one.

Jumping in is exactly what I suggest you do! Black Sheep mixes second chance romance, a dirty talking hero, and scandalous deceptions with an easy expertise.

Axel is the estranged son of a mob boss. His father is desperate to bring him back to the fold, by any means. Including tempting him with the love of his life, Cleo, who left Axel’s bed in the worst sort of betrayal.  Axel has plans of his own, however, and Cleo and his father sit in the center of them. You get a bit of a Romeo and Juliet – star crossed lovers – feel with the added danger of mobster lifestyles.

This story moves fairly quickly, but is full of twisty secrets. Cleo hates Axel for reasons he doesn’t know. Axel hates Cleo for reasons she doesn’t know. Neither has the full story, they’ve been fed lies and half truths for so many years. The hatred, though, only feeds the sexual tension that still sizzles between them, which leads to some steamy sex scenes. Even though the story is a bit rushed at times, you still feel the depth of the secrets and the hurt of the betrayals. I found it very easy to like both Axel and Cleo, right from the start.  Seriously, Axel’s dirty talk was an A+, for me!

The ending could have been fleshed out a little more to my liking, but overall Cox vastly improved in style and emotion from I, Porn Star to Black Sheep. Which has me eager for round three, Wicked S.O.B., due out this August.


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Review: Porn Star by Zara Cox

Review: Porn Star by Zara CoxPorn Star (I #1) by Zara Cox
Series: I #1
September 13, 2016
Genres: Romance, Erotica
Pages: 414
Format: ARC
Source: Copy for Honest Review
Also by this author: Black Sheep
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My name is Quinn Blackwood:

By day, I'm a billionaire CEO. Rich. Entitled.By night, I'm the exclusive porn star only known as Q.Why? Because I love women. If I believed in an almighty being, I'd thank him for creating them. They're by far his most perfect creation… especially when I'm fucking one of them.

Oh, did I mention I'm an asshole? Fuck yeah. According to my shrink, I'm one twisted motherfucker. And that's just the way I like it. Until she walks into my life…

My name is Elyse Gilbert, nicknamed ‘Lucky' because according to my dad, I'm the unluckiest person alive, and I'll die the same way I came into the world: naked, screaming, and dirt poor.

Yeah, my life is a twisted, seething mess. But that life changed the day I met HIM.He made me forget the cameras.He made me forget I was doing this for the money.He made me forget my shame.He made me forget everything. I was consumed by him. Only him.

But now my past has caught up with me

Let me start by saying the synopsis for Porn Star is a bit misleading, this is not a book full of some dude filming porn after porn after porn. A fact that I am most thankful for.

Not that I have a problem with a porn star making porns, I mean…if that’s your job, obviously it would be well covered. But Q isn’t your regular porn star. In fact, the title of this book is a bit misleading as well.  He does make porn, but it is not his career and it is with great purpose.  It’s also the catalyst for him meeting Lucky.

Quinn and Lucky are both extremely damaged people. Quinn more so, but they each carry more than enough baggage to fill a cargo train.  Cox did well at revealing their past dramas, just a little at a time. I rather enjoyed the element of suspense, there is quite a lot of it in Porn Star. Quinn is set on a path of ultimate revenge, dead set on tearing down all his enemies in one fail swoop – but it takes time to learn the how and the why.  On the flip side, Lucky is on the run and protecting a very important secret.

I would keep you, Lucky. If I didn’t need to do this. If my life wasn’t a fucked up wasteland, I would keep you. Make you mine forever.

That, along with the fragile trust and hint of love that grows between these characters, very much kept me invested in this story.

However, when the true conflict hit the pages and the subsequent resolution, the story lost it’s steam. The resolutions to all issues were far, far too easy. In my opinion. I needed it to be more difficult, most especially when rebuilding the lack of trust. I felt like issues were swept under the rug.  Furthermore, I’m not quite sure how or why Lucky was such an important part of Quinn’s revenge. He comments about how important it is, but in the end, it just seemed needless.

The thing is – I rather enjoyed Cox’s writing style. I loved the voice she gave to both main characters, Quinn especially.  So, even though the story is flawed and the plot line didn’t totally add to me, I’d absolutely pick up another of titles.  Oh, and…the sex is pretty hot.


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Review: Furious Rush by S.C. StephensFurious Rush by S.C. Stephens
Published by Forever Romance August 23, 2016
Genres: New Adult
Pages: 384
Format: ARC
Source: Copy for Honest Review
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For Mackenzie Cox, racing motorcycles is in her blood. Born into a family legacy, she's determined to show the world that she has inherited her father's talent in this male-dominated sport. The last thing Kenzie needs is to be antagonised by her rival team's newest rider, Hayden Hayes. Hayden, exceedingly arrogant and outrageously attractive, immediately gets under Kenzie's skin and she can't help but be distracted.

As Kenzie and Hayden push each other on the track, the electric energy between them off the track shifts into an intense - and strictly forbidden - attraction. The only rule between their two ultra-competitive teams is zero contact. Kenzie needs a win, and she also needs to stay away from Hayden. Unfortunately for her though, one thing has become all too clear: she can't.

Fuelled by passion, driven by desire, Hayden and Mackenzie both want to win more than anything else. Except for, maybe, each other. But anger, jealousy and extreme competitiveness aren't their only obstacles . . .

I’ve put off reading S.C. Stephens for years. When I saw the synopsis for Furious Rush, I decided it was time to pick up a title of hers. I really liked the sound of a female racer and throw a little forbidden romance in to anything and I will get excited.

Kenzie has a lot to prove as not only a female in the racing world but as the daughter of a legend. She’s also got the weight of being successful enough to keep her father’s racing business alive. She can’t afford distractions and she definitely can’t afford to be wrapped up in anyone who plays for the rival team.

Hayden shows up at a volatile time in Kenzie’s life and their strange connection drives her to train harder than ever before and push limits she would have never previously considered. Family ties, rules and the law – be damned.

All sounds pretty exciting right? It should have been and for some, I’m sure it will be. For me, it really wasn’t.

I found no connection with any of the characters. Kenzie, while she had an admirable drive, was way too lacking in the backbone department and truthfully…kind of just a bitch. Hayden never found ground with me either. I never had a feel for who he was or why he did the things he did. As for the supporting cast, well, they either are not very memorable or they are memorable as just not very good people.

Being a character driven reader, this was very difficult for me. Sometimes, the story is so amazing that I can look past a lack of solid connection with the characters. I just couldn’t do that here. No matter how hard I tried. 

I almost gave up at one point, fairly early on, when Kenzie does – this thing – at a bar. On a mechanical bull. In front of a crowd. I did not understand this. At all.  On top of that really strange moment, the forbidden romance was too contrived for my liking. I understood the rivalry between the two racing camps’ owners, but to take it as far as it went seemed all too extreme.

Plus, there was sooo much thrown into the story and some I still don’t understand why it was there. Maybe there is a future title coming that will further some of the story lines that seemed to be there for added drama but never found any purpose or resolution. I can only hope that’s the case, I think the story needs it. Needless to say, this one wasn’t for me but I’m sure it will find a fan base with those who like a drama filled New Adult read.

 


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Review: Unbreak My Heart by Nicole Jacquelyn

Review: Unbreak My Heart by Nicole JacquelynUnbreak My Heart by Nicole Jacquelyn
June 7, 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 368
Format: ARC
Source: Copy for Honest Review
Also by this author: Craving Trix
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What do you do when your soul mate marries your best friend?

If you're Kate Evans, you keep your friend Rachel, bond with her kids, and bury your feelings for her husband. The fact that Shane's in the military and away for long periods helps-but when tragedy strikes, everything changes.

After Rachel, pregnant with her fourth child, dies in a car accident and the baby miraculously survives, Kate upends her entire life to share parenting duties. Then on the first anniversary of Rachel's death, Kate and Shane take comfort in each other in a night that they both soon regret.

Shane's been angry for a year, and now he feels guilty too - for sleeping with his wife's best friend and liking it . . . liking her. Kate's ability to read him like a book may have once sent Shane running, but their lives are forever entwined and they are growing closer.

Now with Shane deployed for seven months, Kate is on her own and struggling with being a single parent. Shane is loving and supportive from thousands of miles away, but his homecoming brings a betrayal Kate never saw coming. So Kate's only choice is to fight for the future she deserves - with or without Shane. . .

Back in April, at the Emerald City Author Event, Nicole handed me an ARC of Unbreak My Heart and asked if I wanted it. I’m a fan of her MC series, I’m a fan of her in general. But I was completely unaware of this book. I snagged it none the less, being a fan of hers and the cover alone sold me on wanting to read this one. First chance I got, I opened it up and pretty quickly fell in love.

Kate is a single woman who has the flexibility to help out her best friend, Rachel, with all aspects of her life. Rachel is married to a man who spends as much time deployed as he does not. And Kate picks up the slack in helping to care for Rachel and Shane’s children.  Nevermind the fact that Kate has been in love with Shane since they were teens. She’s not petty or bitter about it.  She’s just happy that they are happy and that she still gets to be part of their lives.

Her role escalates when Rachel suffers a tragic accident, leaving Shane widowed and the father of four. A year later, one drunken night turns Kate and Shane’s life upside down once again. Shane’s angry and confused. Kate’s scared and emotionally drained, as well as physically. They have to rely on each other but they also have to wade through a world of guilt and hurt to survive.

You’ll go through much of the book thinking Shane is an ass. He is. Though, it comes from such a gut wrenching place that I never found it in my heart to really hate him. Even at the one point in the book that totally fucking broke me. He did something so horrible and I cried and I cried and I cried, but I still couldn’t hate him.

Unbreak My Heart is a complete departure from Jacquelyn’s Ace’s MC books.  It’s lighter in some ways, darker in others – though it still had her straight forward way of writing.  What I mean by that is you don’t get a bunch of prose-y bullshit or lines that are so contrived you know the author only came up with them because they hoped some Bookstagrammer would make a pretty picture with them.  Jacquelyn writes like normal people talk and think yet she still makes you feel ALL THE FEELS.

I can’t count how many times I felt like crying while reading this book. There are so many little moments, little thoughts, that tugged at my heart.

I won’t say it’s the perfect book, I wish the last quarter was stronger. There are some things I felt could have been dealt with in more depth. But it’s still a very strong book and I’m so excited to see Jacquelyn pursue stories like this. Unbreak My Heart is my favorite of all the books I’ve read of her and I couldn’t be more excited for her next book, Change of Heart due in September.

Pick this book up people, you won’t regret it!

 

 

About Nicole Jacquelyn

Nicole Jacquelyn is the mom of two little girls and a full time college student. She hasn’t watched television in well over a year, she still does things that drive her mother crazy, and she loves to read. At eight years old, when asked what she wanted to be when she grew up, she told people she wanted to be a mom. When she was twelve her answer changed- to author. By the time she was eighteen, when people asked her what she wanted to do with her life, she told them she really wanted to be a writer- but the odds of that happening were so slim that she’d get her business degree “just to be safe”. Her dreams stayed constant. First she became a mom, then she went to college, and during her senior year- with one daughter in first grade and the other in preschool, she sat down and wrote a story.


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Review: Play to Win by Tiffany Snow

Review: Play to Win by Tiffany SnowPlay To Win by Tiffany Snow
Series: Risky Business #3
February 23, 2016
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Pages: 352
Format: ARC
Source: Copy for Honest Review
Also in this series: Power Play
Also by this author: Power Play
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PLAY FAIR . . . OR PLAY TO WIN?

Falling in love with polar-opposite men was an intoxicating ride that nearly ended Sage Reese's life. Now it's time for Sage to decide: Parker, the clean-cut, filthy-rich business magnate . . . or Ryker, the tough-as-nails undercover detective. Her choice? Neither. Because she can't stand the thought of coming between two brothers-in-arms finally trying to repair their friendship.

Yet not everyone feels the same way, including a mysterious woman who's come to Ryker and Parker for help. Sage knows firsthand how hard it is for the two former Marines to resist a damsel in distress. But something just doesn't feel right.

Now there's a danger closing in that only Sage can see, and she intends to do everything she can to protect Parker and Ryker-even at the risk of losing them both.

What to say, what to say…

I loved Power Play, the first book in the Risky Business series. It was fun, sexy and dangerous. Though it introduced the potential of a love triangle, it felt real.  I’m not a believer in the idea that you can be “in love” with two people at once.  But Power Play worked.  I didn’t get the feeling that Sage was in love with both Parker and Ryker. I got more the feeling that she was exploring her options in life. She had always thought she was in love with the unattainable Parker but he was just that. Unattainable – and she moved on. 

However, through out the next two books that feeling of a realistic approach to finding love…left.  The love triangle became more and more of what I dislike about the ever ill fated threesomes.  Sage became ‘that girl’. The wishy washy one. The one that wants it all, no matter how impossible that is.  Even in Play to Win when she finally owns up to where her heart truly lies…she was still bitter and jealous of the relationship blooming in the life of the man she didn’t chose.  I just can’t get behind that.

While I loved the intrigue and action of the non-romantic plot line, I flat out could not get past my disdain for the love lines this story took. 

If you don’t mind, or you love, a love triangle and you are a fan of suspense…this is definitely a series you could love.  The writing style is good, it flows well, the characters are interesting. It has so many pros. But that one con kept throwing me off and I just could not get myself to love it.

About Tiffany Snow

Tiffany attended the University of Missouri – Columbia, attaining two degrees in History and Social Studies Education. After working many years as an instructor and consultant in the Information Technology field, Tiffany now writes full-time.

Tiffany loves to read and has been reading romance novels since she was way too young to read such things. She has an unhealthy obsession for all things Doctor Who, prefers Pepsi to Coke and Absolut to both, thinks men who drink girly cocktails are wusses, has learned to never stop believing in her beloved St. Louis Cardinals, and can recite the entire scripts of When Harry Met Sally and Apollo 13. George Washington is cool, Bon Jovi still rocks the house, and Bruce Willis is the ultimate alpha-male hero.

Married with two wonderful daughters, Tiffany and her family make their home in Kansas City, Missouri, not far from where she was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri.


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Top 5 Love Triangles with Tiffany Snow: Play to Win Promo/ Giveaway

Top 5 Love Triangles with Tiffany Snow: Play to Win Promo/ GiveawayPlay To Win by Tiffany Snow
Series: Risky Business #3
February 23, 2016
Also in this series: Power Play
Also by this author: Power Play
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Falling in love with polar-opposite men was an intoxicating ride that nearly ended Sage Reese's life. Now it's time for Sage to decide: Parker, the clean-cut, filthy-rich business magnate . . . or Ryker, the tough-as-nails undercover detective. Her choice? Neither. Because she can't stand the thought of coming between two brothers-in-arms finally trying to repair their friendship.

Yet not everyone feels the same way, including a mysterious woman who's come to Ryker and Parker for help. Sage knows firsthand how hard it is for the two former Marines to resist a damsel in distress. But something just doesn't feel right.

Now there's a danger closing in that only Sage can see, and she intends to do everything she can to protect Parker and Ryker-even at the risk of losing them both.

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The Risky Business series centers around one spunky woman, Sage – who ends up entwined in a dangerous life or death game. She’s forced to rely on two key players. Parker, her boss and a powerful business man. And Ryker, a police detective with a troubling past where Parker is concerned.  Secrets, mistrust and passion have her forming different, yet strong relationships with both men…leading to a love triangle a bit different than those you might be used to.  So we asked Tiffany Snow what her top 5 Bookish Love Triangles were.  Here’s her list.

1.       Eric/Sookie/Bill in the Southern Vampire Mysteries by Charlaine Harris

2.       Ranger/Stephanie/Morelli in the Stephanie Plum Series by Janet Evanovich

3.       One of mine, of course! Blane/Kathleen/Kade in the Kathleen Turner Series

4.       Rhett/Scarlett/Ashley in Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

5.       Mr. Darcy/Elizabeth Bennet/Wickham in Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

 

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About Tiffany Snow

Tiffany attended the University of Missouri – Columbia, attaining two degrees in History and Social Studies Education. After working many years as an instructor and consultant in the Information Technology field, Tiffany now writes full-time.

Tiffany loves to read and has been reading romance novels since she was way too young to read such things. She has an unhealthy obsession for all things Doctor Who, prefers Pepsi to Coke and Absolut to both, thinks men who drink girly cocktails are wusses, has learned to never stop believing in her beloved St. Louis Cardinals, and can recite the entire scripts of When Harry Met Sally and Apollo 13. George Washington is cool, Bon Jovi still rocks the house, and Bruce Willis is the ultimate alpha-male hero.

Married with two wonderful daughters, Tiffany and her family make their home in Kansas City, Missouri, not far from where she was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri.


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Review: Walk Through Fire by Kristen Ashley + GiveawayWalk Through Fire by Kristen Ashley
Series: Chaos #4
Published by Forever Romance 10/27/2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Format: ARC
Source: Copy for Honest Review
Also in this series: Ride Steady
Also by this author: At Peace
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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 . . .

If you’ve been following the Chaos MC’s story, then you know that High, along with Arlo, were the two Chaos MC brothers who weren’t initially on board with Tack’s vision of the brotherhood walking away from their criminal endeavors. That friction between Tack and High always made me a little nervous and weary about High, but after everything that went down in Motorcycle Man, and seeing High’s loyalty to the brotherhood, I knew that High would be a brother I wanted to know more about. We now have his story, and lordy, lordy, lordy it was freaking good! I’m going try real hard to not sound like a broken record, but y’all know I love me some Kristen Ashley romances, so I’ll try to keep the hardcore fangirling at bay. 

“Beautiful. So beautiful. And he once was mine. Then I’d let him go. No, I’d pushed him away.”

WALK THROUGH FIRE, the fourth book in the Chaos series, opens with Millie Cross walking into a Chipotle and spotting High – the man she once adored and was deeply in love with – standing in line and having a cell phone conversation about his children. Usually, a trip to Chipotle should bring nothing but good vibes because…burritos! But Millie’s trip to this tasty establishment has her going through a small little freak out, and she instantly runs away from the restaurant before he’s able to spot her. This almost close encounter forces Millie to finally find the courage to confront the man she pushed away twenty years ago. 

“What you did to us fuckin’ destroyed me and I never put the pieces back together.”

If you know anything about these Chaos men, you know that they are badasses that feel greatly. So, even after two decades, marriage, and settling down to have children, High still carries a lot of anger and hurt from his breakup with Millie. When Millie finally finds High at a biker rally to explain why she forced him to leave so many years ago, their reunion is not pretty and will probably make you hate High a little. The man will do and say some things that will make you want to smack him a few times, but it’s quite evident that his actions are nothing but a defense mechanism to mask the insignificance he felt when Millie pushed him away with no explanation. High unleashes all the anger, hurt, and pain he’s felt for the past twenty years by using whatever means necessary to punish and humiliate her. This all leads to some hot-as-fuck rough sex that’s filled with lots of emotion and angst. 

“You love a man, Millie, you believe in him, you take him as he is. You go on his journey with him no matter what happens, even if that means you have to walk through fire.”

Logan and Millie spend most of the first half of WALK THROUGH FIRE breaking down their defenses and finding their way back to each other. The narrative switches between the past and the present where we see how the couple became, witness how deep and passionate their love was, and how they had a few good years before everything was blown to smithereens. I spent the first twenty percent of the book trying to figure out why the hell Millie would end things with High, because even though he was being a complete asshole, it was evident that their past relationship was solid and they had the makings for a lasting relationship. Millie was determined to keep her reason for leaving Logan a secret, but the man is tireless, and eventually forces the truth out of Millie. 

“I’m done walking through fire for you, High! I’m done not because I’m done but because there’s nothing left of me to burn. You have it all. You’ve always had it all! I gave up everything so you could have it all!

While I figured out what Millie’s “secret” was before the reveal, the scene where she finally confesses to Logan still packed a heavy punch. As I woman, I whole heartedly understood why Millie had sentenced herself to a hopeless life filled with loneliness. In true Kristen Ashley form, she dives precisely into the female psyche, and voices every thought, feeling and vulnerability that crosses every single female mind. I was left feeling just as absolutely devastated as these two characters once everything came out. Devastated for Millie because she had lived an empty life, and was only a ghost of her former self for the past twenty years; and devastated for Logan because he had spent twenty years of his life harboring so much hate and anger for a woman who in reality was saving him from not losing his dream.

Logan and Millie spend most of the second half of this story trying to fit their relationship into the lives they had built during the last two decades. While Millie might have lived as a ghost, she’s now a well established party planner with a flourishing business. Logan has to learn all her new nuances while Millie slowly steps back into the life of being an old lady while trying to establish a relationship with Logan’s children. Characters from the previous Chaos novels play a heavy role in Logan and Millie’s story and provide a lot of support and some turmoil in Logan and Millie’s reunion. The conflict between the Chaos MC and local crime boss Benito Valenzuela also escalates in this story and forces Chaos to finally make some moves. These new revelations has me excited and anxious for the next installment of this series. If I my suspicion of who the next book will be about, I am super stocked for it!

“Doin’ anything at your side, no matter how hard it gets, it’s still gonna be a fuckuva lot easier than tryin’ to do anything without you. So, you’re right. It might not be easy. Life is what it is and we’re gonna face shit along the way. But I know what it was like, doin’ that not havin’ you. And I know what it was like doin’ that havin’ you. And I know which way I like better.”

WALK THROUGH FIRE is the kind of second chance romance that will make you believe (if you weren’t already) that it is possible to for love to stand the test of time even if the two characters walk down different paths to find their way back to each other. Logan and Millie’s story if packed full of emotion, a little angst, and a few gut wrenching moments. Like with the rest of her books, Walk Through Fire is all about the decisions and sacrifices people make for love, relationships and family. This book is bound to be another homerun for KA fans and y’all better be ready, cause Logan, Millie and Kristen Ashley will unleash all sorts of feels that will leave you soul sighing. 

 

 

 

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About Kristen Ashley

Kristen Ashley was born in Gary, Indiana, USA. She nearly killed her mother and herself making it into the world, seeing as she had the umbilical cord wrapped around her neck (already attempting to accessorise and she hadn’t taken her first breath!).

Kristen grew up in Brownsburg, Indiana but has lived in Denver, Colorado and the West Country of England. Thus she has been blessed to have friends and family around the globe. Her posse is loopy (to say the least) but loopy is good when you want to write.

Kristen was raised in a house with a large and multi-generational family. They lived on a very small farm in a small town in the heartland and existed amongst the strains of Glenn Miller, The Everly Brothers, REO Speedwagon and Whitesnake (and the wardrobes that matched).

Needless to say, growing up in a house full of music, clothes and love was a good way to grow up.

And as she keeps growing up, it keeps getting better.


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