Author: Kristen Ashley
Publisher: Forever (Grand Central Publishing)
Rating: 4.5 stars
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Blurb: 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 . .
Review: Man, this book started out rough! Millie put up with a lot of harsh treatment from Logan (High) before he finally forgave her. But with Kristen Ashley’s usual skill at writing from the heart, I was able to get past my grudge with him and really love this latest Chaos book. It might have started out bumpy, but from beginning to end I think this was my favorite Chaos book so far.
Millie and High met when they were young and fell in love right away. Even though her family was a little taken aback by the rough motorcycle gang member, they’d realized that he was truly a nice man and were happy for them. They’d been together for about three years and were getting ready to make it official when suddenly, Millie just took off. She moved out of their place and told High it was over. It broke his heart and earned her a black mark forever in the eyes of his fellow MC’ers.
Maybe she had a reason?
Millie was devastated when her relationship with High ended. Now, twenty years later, when she sees him in a Chipotle‘s restaurant, memories overwhelm her. He’s still gorgeous, his voice is amazing, he’s divorced, he has kids, and better yet–he’s not in jail! All the worst case scenarios she’d worried about hadn’t happened, and what she’d wanted for him…had. Maybe now she can give up her half-hearted existence and together, they could have a new start?
High is seriously romantic–which is surprising(!)–but I especially love the fact that in this book, Kristen’s written a woman who is seriously BAD at returning it! Because I totally suck in the face of romantic gestures too! I enjoyed the banter between the two after they got past the first part, and you could really see the relationship developing from both their words and their internal thoughts. It was sweet, it was hot, there was controversy. A lot of different issues were played out in this book that made it interesting on many levels–illegality in MC’s, divorce, and how stepchildren treat their parent’s new partners to name a few.
If you’re into the world of MCs and the people in it, this book is for you. If you love a great romance with a lot of heart, this book is for you. too. Kristen Ashley’s world of Chaos is filled with a lot of heat and passion, with characters that are funny and sweet and have normal things happening to them just.like.us. But they’re better because you know there’s going to be a happily-ever-after! Read it for the thrill and enjoy it for the romance!