Walk Through Fire: Logan "High" Judd and Millie Cross
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 . . ..
Not my favorite book by KA, it's actually in my bottom two not that i've read a whole lot of them but enough that I have favorites.
1. It felt too long, it felt like we had a natural conclusion about 50-60% of the way thru but it just kept going and going and going and not much of interest happened in the last half. Mystery and Wild Man were long too but the 2nd halves of those books kept it going and entertaining.
2. Sometimes High took his assholeness a little too far. KA writes assholes and I know and love that about her but usually he's an alpha asshole that you're like, ok that’s fair.. but High was kind of a douchey asshole and rode that line of too much at times
3. There seemed to be a lot of similarities to Wild Man, at times I was like, hmmm it’s too much like Wild Man. Both childless females in their 40's that reconnect with men that have 2 kids (boys vs girls). Both Millie and Tessa plan moves to get away from the men that hurt them, both times said men stop them. Tessa has a drama filled ex-wife to deal with Millie has a drama filled 10 year old daughter to deal with. There is some kidnapping in the mix in both books. Tessa owns a store, Millie is a party planner not the same but similar. There are some other things here and there but these are some of the main ones.
4. Millie basically fell apart for 20 YEARS after her and high split… not 20 MONTHS but YEARS... We get that you loved him and he was your soul mate but come on... 20 years?!?! You cease to be a person or have a personality for 20 years because you don’t have your man? Man up, put some big girl panties one and even if you don’t find another man, still live your life! There are other things to live for and you don’t have to lose yourself for 20 years until you and said man get back together. I lose some respect for her because of this. It's like she has no self unless she has a man.
5. The way/reason for Millie ending it I thought was cowardly. Without spoiling there are other alternatives other couples go through this and work through it and come out on the other side. She just ended it, no discussion, no alternative, nothing.
6. The Benito sub-plot just felt thrown in, just like oh yeah, I need this stuff in here so I can build it up for the next book. It didn't feel like a cohesive part of the plotline and I don’t think it was necessary for the book. If it wasn't we probably could have stopped at where it felt like there was a natural conclusion.
Ok so that was why this book was a miss for me, but don’t get me wrong there were a lot of good parts too. Their love story was pretty epic; you felt the love they had for each other. It was heartfelt and it felt real. There were some very touching moments and brought you close to tears. When High wasn't being a douche he could be pretty awesome. When Millie found her personality again it was a good one. I liked how she stood up to Benito. As always Elivera is one of my favorite characters. She's a riot and I really wish she would get her own book/novella, something. The Chaos brotherhood is still going strong. You get glimpses into some of the other brother’s lives. Hound intrigued me, we'll see if that goes anywhere.
Overall, it was an ok book for me. Like I said not my favorite of KA but still better than a lot of other MC books I've read, I have just come to have a different standard when I pick up a Kristen Ashley book vs some other random author. I’m sure most of KA's readers will LOVE this book and will rave all day long about it as is their right.