A Walk Through Fire

Through Hell and Back, #1

A Walk Through Fire is the first book in the Through Hell and Back series by Felice Stevens.

Asher Davis has spent the years after running away from his foster home filled with guilt and on a path to self-destruction. While he was able to stop physically harming himself, the mental anguish is still every present. His day job is as a high powered attorney, while his free time filled with anonymous hookups. Dr. Drew Klein set up a medical practice to help abused young men and women. He gets Asher to help his cause. While Drew is not gay, he is attracted to Asher and wants to know all the man’s secrets.

The beginning of the story leaves intrigued and wanting to know more. By the end of the first chapter, I was excited to finish the book. The author did a good job of drawing the reader in to her world. She did a great job of making it very realistic. The pace of the story was a steady fast pace from the first page to the last. The main characters and the secondary characters were stimulating and authentic. I really liked that Asher and Drew each had faults that they must deal with making them each very realistic.

The point of view alternated between Asher and Drew, giving the reader a glimpse inside both characters. The changing point of view was done with care so the reader did not get lost or repeat story lines. The main conflict of the story is the budding relationship between Drew and Asher. I also liked how Drew must confront his every growing feelings for Asher and deal with his sexuality. It was done very realistically. I liked that the level of conflict was perfect anymore and it would have detracted from the overall storyline. The dialogue between the characters was honest and distinct. The characters voice matched not only the setting but fit their overall personality. The ending was a bit predictable but I liked how the journey to the end was not. I can’t wait to read the next book in the series.

Book Blurb for A Walk Through Fire

Years after running away from an abusive foster family, Asher Davis still struggles with the guilt of leaving his foster brothers behind. He’s climbed to unimaginable heights as a ruthless, high-powered attorney, creating a life of power and control and takes whatever and whomever he wants.

Blaming himself for the death of his parents, Dr. Drew Klein retreats into a shell of loneliness, merely going through the motions of life. After a disastrous, short-lived marriage, Drew leaves his lucrative medical practice to set up a clinic for abused young men and women. The decision has more repercussions than Drew could ever imagine when the dark and sensual Ash Davis volunteers to help.

Although Drew isn’t gay, Ash is inexplicably drawn to him. He vows to simply bed him and forget him like he's done with every other man. However, Drew's sweet and caring nature and unexpected passion both stun and frighten Ash, who questions his right to any happiness at all. And when Ash befriends an abused young man who unwittingly draws the clinic into danger, threatening Drew’s safety and that of his beloved grandmother, Ash discovers that there is nothing he won’t sacrifice to protect the love he never thought he’d find.

A Walk Through Fire is an Enemies to Lovers Gay Contemporary Romance with a Happily Ever After. If you love broken alpha males with a heart of gold, you'll love Ash and Drew's story.

This is a re-edited version of the original book published in 2014. Over 12,000 words of new content have been added

Night Owl Reviews Jun, 2015 4.50