Published by Forever Walk Through Fire (Chaos, #4) on October 27th 2015
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 . . .
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-