- Release Date
- October 2015
- Book 4 of Chaos
Contemporary Romance, MC Romance
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 . . .
Oct 07, 2015 [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
128 people found the following review helpful
"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."
Shivers! Kristen Ashley gave me shivers with High and Millie's love story.
Oh man, what an excellent read from the Fabulous Queen of Romance. It was an epic love story about second chances and true love. High and Millie fell in love twenty years ago, then she broke his heart. High moved on in ways that Millie never could, until a chance meeting sets them back on the same path again. In true Kristen Ashley style, it was a tumultuous journey back for these two destined hearts.
High absolutely was not nice to Millie. At first their reunion was so painful that it tore me up "watching" it. Chaos drew blood from a woman who did not deserve it, but once the truth came out, High finally showed his sweet side.
Among the most wonderful aspects of a Kristen Ashley book, of which there are many, is how close she pulls the reader into the story. The character's lives, their past and even sets up something for the future. Also, the vivid characters she brings to life, and of course, they cannot be forgotten. Then you have the always exciting plot. This one had lots of drama: family conflict, club tensions, and the ever escalating war with Valenzuela's crew, and it's steeped in Chaos history.
"Who writes the best alpha men?" Ask me a thousand times, but my answer will always be Kristen Ashley. I will admit that I hadn't thought about High as The Hot Guy before this book. Yet, like she always does, Kristen Ashley pulled off that intrinsic something, and made High one of her sexy alpha men. Lastly, I would add that Millie had what it took to be his Old Lady. She reminded me a lot of Tyra.
WALK THROUGH FIRE is a fantastic addition to the Chaos MC Series
! It's Five Flying Stars from this happy reader.
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Book Review by BJ (reviewer)
Nov 16, 2015 [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
110 people found the following review helpful
5 "Selfless Love" Stars!
Without a doubt Kristen Ashley is one of my top-favorite MC romance authors. And WALK THROUGH FIRE, once again, proves why Ms. Ashley is among the royalty in this romance sub-genre. Not only does Ms. Ashley manage to give us yet another authentic, fresh, witty and truly moving love story, with a lot of KA signature style of entertaining drama to boot, but she also again demonstrates that a top-favorite, epic romance can occur between a hero and heroine that are older than the more common "new adult" age that seems to dominate most romance books these days. I think this willingness to think outside of the box, and adeptness at bringing unique characters to life, is one of the great characteristics that gives Ms. Ashley such an edge and causes me to be glued to my Kindle every time I start one of her her books. WALK THROUGH FIRE was no different. Great and engrossing from beginning to end!
For those of you that have read the prior Chaos books, you have no doubt been introduced to the seemingly moody Chaos member, Logan "High" Judd who always keeps to himself. In the past, we have heard whispers of a tragic relationship that left him jaded when it comes to women and life in general. In this book, we get to experience that past relationship, along with the future, when Millie Cross, High's "dream woman," unexpectedly begins looking for him twenty years after she left him.
Millie Cross had her dream man once. They were together for three years and lived the dream life, until she was forced to do the one thing that nearly turned her into a ghost: leave him. Twenty years later, she has everything a materialistic, successful career woman could ask for, but has lived a self-imposed loveless and lonely life. She is a shell of the woman she once was, until a trip to Chipotle turns everything she's ever known she needed to do on its head.
Millie has "walked through fire" for twenty years and she's ready to extinguish the flames and once again take hold of her life. What she finds when she attempts to reach out to High, however, is a very different man than the one she fell in love with. No longer is Logan the man who would do anything for her, but instead he has become a very cynical, bitter and jaded man. Moreover, he moved on and got his "all", having been married for thirteen years and although that ended, he is now the father of two young daughters. Millie never expected this turn of events.
Their paths keep crossing, however, as High tries to discern what Millie's true motivations could possibly be in seeking him out so many years later. During these explosive and terse interactions, the one thing that can't be denied is their incredible chemistry, even if it has taken more of a destructive turn with Logan's suspicions at high alert.
Can true love possibly conquer all? Especially when the whole Chaos club joins in in trying to protect High from a devastating repeat? Moreover, their lives have now evolved into two completely different arenas. Millie being a highly successful and designer-clad party planner who lives in an immaculate house where not one thing is out of place, and High, a biker who lives in a biker world where coasters and alarm clocks, never mind Millie's now extremely organized life, have no place. Additionally, one of Logan's daughters is on a mission to reunite High with her mom and will stop at nothing to see her dream world fulfilled; and a Chaos enemy is still determined to get Chaos to give up their territory using any leverage possible. Could there possibly be a second chance HEA in the cards for Millie and Logan with all these obstacles in the way?
What a fantastic story. From the evolution of the new adult personalities of Millie and Logan to their more nuanced and yet set adult ways, to the practical realities of blended and biker families, Ms. Ashley leaves no stone unturned. Providing one exciting and touching romantic adventure that is sure to keep you highly anticipating future KA reads!
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