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 . . .
- If High and Millie had a theme song, what do you think it would it be?
Their theme song for the messed up part of their relationship is definitely Candlebox’s “Far Behind” (as noted in the book). I was already writing Walk Through Fire when I was out walking one morning and that song came on on my Nano. I was stricken when words I’d heard time and again really hit me. It was perfect. So, as I do, I used it in the book.
As for a song for them for the healthy parts of their relationship, that hasn’t come to me! Yet.
- Do you have a favorite quote/scene from the book?
Millie’s reveal scene in the Compound with High and his brothers around him. It’s gutting but I love every second of it.
- There’s a line in the book: “There are only a few words in the Vocabulary of Badass but each one had a number of meanings.” What is your favorite word/meaning from the Vocabulary of Badass.
“Babe.” A badass can make “babe” say anything with just a change of inflection. “Babe” can be “shut up.” “Babe” can be “you crack me up.” “Babe” can mean “I cannot believe you just did that.” “Babe” is an all-powerful word that badasses have an innate ability to use and they use it frequently.
- For readers who have never read a Kristen Ashley book, what would you tell them they can expect from your stories?
That they’re real. Fantastically real. Fictionally real. But even my fantasy and paranormal books are rooted in “real world,” real problems, real emotions, real mistakes, real consequences. Just real.
When you pick up a Kristen Ashley book, you’re pretty much guaranteed a ride you’ll never forget. Walk Through Fire, like all of Ms. Ashley’s books had all the emotions, the steam, the flawed but relatable characters and so much more.
Millie and Logan met 23 years ago. It was love at first sight and for three years, they lived together, happy and content with Millie working towards her degree and Logan working and riding free with Chaos. But suddenly, Millie ended their relationship without explanation forcing Logan to walk away from her.
Fast forward to 23 years later. Millie is 42, living alone like a ghost, saw Logan again. This time she wanted to explain the reason why she ended it 23 years ago. But Logan is having none of it. In fact, the whole club wasn’t very forgiving with Millie. They went out of their way to make their hate for her known, which led to some very angsty situation for Millie.
The first half was really angsty in a good way. Because of the way they ended, Logan doesn’t trust Millie. Plus, there’s that secret that Millie is keeping, her reason for breaking up with him. The second half was a bit slower than the first. I did like how Millie and Logan tried to rebuild their relationship. They had to work through winning Logan’s kids and Logan works to prove his love for Millie. There’s also the side plot involving Benito Venezuela which has been introduced since book one in this series. It adds a bit of a suspense element to the story although I feel disconnected to it.
About the Author
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.