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 . . .
You know going into a KA book what you’ll get. Sometimes everything is to be as expected and sometimes, sometimes it’s not. After loving on the cover a bit more the moment I saw words I was hooked. There was something about the way the story was told that immediately grabbed my attention. You instantly had questions and suddenly had a hunger to know it all. But, our queen only gives us what we need to slowly survive as we progress through Logan a.k.a. High and Millie’s torturous past.
I love the feel of Rock Chick Bikers the Chao’s women have. I love that they can’t listen to their men when they say “Let it go.” I love that they had to get their hands dirty. That made ME want it that much more! Shockingly, the few flashbacks this had actually had me LOVING it. I am not the biggest fan of flashbacks because they either are too much, not enough, and not in the right place. As we get some important history flashbacks I found that they were done with perfection. Without them, the tension and chemistry is vibrant but with the flashback it intensified. All in a good way!!!
High was looking down at her, grinning, his face carefree and happy like I’d never seen it before. Not once.
Not even when he was with his kids.
Not for the ten years I’d known him. I tore my eyes off High and looked at Millie.
She belonged in those arms and she knew it.
“This situation just went from code blue to code freakin’ red.”
The weight of nicknames is a major factor in getting that heavy feeling. The good and bad of what the nicknames mean. Definitely can be cute and swoony and sometimes so substantial it gives greater meaning to the connection the characters have. Kristen Ashley is notorious for using some great nicknames and relating her characters history to their name. In Walk Through Fire, the use of these nicknames defined the levels of involvement with certain characters. It also tickled me pink to know a certain person only used High and that same nickname meant world’s different coming from Millie’s mouth. It’s a tiny thing but for me it’s proof.
Having that name back was like having that man back. Washing away the shit of his life and starting clean.
The immediate captivation of Low and Millie’s past was relevant at all times during this Chaos novel. Along with having Tack and the boys around there was no denying the magnetism sexually and mentally between our two main characters. You quickly bore a soft spot for them and wanted it all it work out. The tension, the fighting, the boss man act was displayed with PERFECTION.
As always the side plot that carries through the other Chaos novels stayed low until the last bit of the read. It’s the only piece I felt lacking. I loved that we were able to things go the full effort with Millie and Logan but having the suspense drop was a little too late. I would have liked more. I also would have liked some blood shed. It’s been a while. What I liked most was the involvement of the club AND the women. I really could have had more of that. They knew their place but I liked the environment it set. The bond.
This was a major romantic sacrifice type of novel, what one surrendered and endured for their soul mate. The truth to love. It wasn’t easy for Millie and Logan but it was easy to see. Easy to read the proof. I felt it. Therefore I loved it!
Kristen Ashley grew up in Brownsburg, Indiana, and 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 multigenerational family. They lived on a very small farm in a small town in the heartland, and Kristen grew up listening to the strains of Glenn Miller, The Everly Brothers, REO Speedwagon, and Whitesnake. Needless to say, growing up in a house full of music and love was a good way to grow up. And as she keeps growing up, it keeps getting better.