Flame (New Adult Romance) - #2 Fierce Series

Flame (New Adult Romance) - #2 Fierce Series

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by Clarissa Wild
     
 

This is book 2 in the Fierce Series, and the conclusion to Autumn and Hunter's story. It is recommended that you read book 1 first.

 

When trust is challenged and desire takes control, is love enough to conquer fear?

When geeky book nerd Autumn Blakewood falls for the cocky, confident fighter Hunter Bane

Overview

This is book 2 in the Fierce Series, and the conclusion to Autumn and Hunter's story. It is recommended that you read book 1 first.

 

When trust is challenged and desire takes control, is love enough to conquer fear?

When geeky book nerd Autumn Blakewood falls for the cocky, confident fighter Hunter Bane she knows she’s in for life. Their undeniable connection, fueled by the desire to protect, grows stronger every passing second. However, the need to feel cherished threatens her college graduation, family bonds, and future, tearing her apart, but she won’t give up on Hunter so easily …

After he was abandoned by his family, Hunter Bane struggles to cope with daily life. Having a learning disability turns every task into a challenge. With his brother now free, Hunter feels the pressure to succeed and take care of the people he loves, forcing him to choose between college and a job. Hunter’s devotion to Autumn keeps him on the right path. His infatuation with her turns lust into passion, drawing out his alpha tendencies. But with affection comes admission, putting a strain on their relationship as secrets are exposed and unforeseen circumstances spiral out of control.

Being complete opposites, their love is flaming hot, but it burns away all inhibitions, unveiling the fears that were locked deep inside. As past and present collide, difficult choices must be made. Can Autumn and Hunter’s love survive this ultimate test?

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REVIEWS

"I fell in love with Hunter and Autumn's undying love they have for one another is the kind of love you want for your own." -- Elaine's Love of Books

"There were parts of this book that I never saw coming and loved them so much. Then something else would happen and I would love the book even more." -- Steamy Book Momma

"I was absolutely floored by this second installment in the Fierce series." -- Anna S.

"This book will make you want to read it all in one sitting with a bottle of wine." -- Goodreads Review

"This was Hunter & Leafy's phenomenal ending to FINDING & WORKING to keep their FOREVER one true love" -- Beautifully Broken Book Blog

 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940149235544
Publisher:
Clarissa Wild
Publication date:
05/06/2014
Series:
Fierce , #2
Sold by:
Draft2Digital
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
230,268
File size:
383 KB

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Clarissa Wild is the erotic romance author of The Billionaire's Bet series, the Doing It Series and the Enflamed Series. She is an avid reader and writer of sexy stories about hot men and feisty women. Her other loves include her furry cat friend and learning about different cultures. In her free time she enjoys watching all sorts of movies, reading tons of books and cooking her favorite meals.

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Flame (New Adult Romance) - #2 Fierce Series 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Flame is the second book in the series and should not be read without reading the first book. I actually enjoyed this book more than I did the first. Hunter and Autumn struggle with getting to really know each other. For Hunter it means letting Autumn into his past and accepting that Autumn can love him despite his rough upbringing and learning disability. For Autumn it means accepting who Hunter is, including his fighting skills and sexual appetite. They sex scenes are plenty and they are hot. Great ending to their story. Not sure if their will be more books in this series, but I would love to read about Hunter’s brother Jesse.. I received an eARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.
MeganRC More than 1 year ago
I have loved this series so far and this book did not disappoint. Even though they seem like opposites, Hunter and Autumn are hot together. I was glued to my tablet from page one and didn’t put it down. The story line was great and the characters were well written. Hunter and Autumn have a lot to overcome this time around. They deal with a lot of personal insecurities but also several external hurdles. They both grow up a lot in this book and I truly enjoyed them. They both have awesome personalities and even though they seem to be really different from each other, they also have a lot in common. Hunter makes some difficult decisions that help him become more responsible and Autumn really comes out of her shell and grows a backbone. All of the supporting characters are really well written as well. They each have their own personalities. The were a great support system for Hunter and Autumn and really rounded out the story. The story line flowed really well and definitely kept me on my toes. I devoured this book in one sitting because I simply couldn’t put it down. There was always something happening (good or bad). Lots of steamy scenes, some alpha male action, sweet moments, and even some angry moments. All of this was rolled in with awesome characters and made for one heck of  a story. I definitely not only recommend this book but the whole series. 5 out of 5 stars!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is great. I love the power that it brings.
mary8808 More than 1 year ago
What a perfect way to end Hunter and Autumn's story. I feel in love with them in Fierce and each addition just keeps getting better. Hunter is the sexy badboy fighter and Autumn is the geeky bookworm. And they are explosive when they are together and it shows on every page. This story had me crying, laughing, hurting and feeling the pain from them both. Hunter finally tells Autumn about his parents and when she doesn't run for the hills, he knows that she will always be his Leafy. So check out this series for yourself, you will not be disappointed. Fierce (1), Flame (2) with Fight (.5) and Fury (1.5)as a little extra added to the series. You don't have to read Fight and Fury but you do have to read Fierce to know what is going on in Flame. Clarissa Wild has done it again and I loved it. And her writing style seems to get better with each book written. I received a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Solmarie More than 1 year ago
I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. I have to admit I was blown away by this book. This is technically the 4th book in the Fierce series (Fight 0.5, Fierce #1, Fury 1.5). I was convinced before reading Flame that there was no way Clarissa Wild could make me love Hunter Bane more than I already did. Well.... I was wrong. Flame basically takes over where Fierce and Fury left off. Autumn (Leafy) and Hunter are still working on their relationship. There are some bumps in the road because of how inexperienced Autumn is. Sometimes Hunter just overwhelms her with the things he does to her and makes her feel. "If you want my love, you'll get it completely. The full, uncensored, crude, f**king x-rated version. When I love someone I do it with all my being, not just my heart. When you're with me your soul, your body, and your mind are all mine. I don't do just one thing. I do it all. Hard." How can you not love that? When Hunter's brother Jessie is released from prison things get a little more complicated. Because Jessie can't hold down a job Hunter feels selfish about continuing to go to college when he knows that it's just not for him. Decisions are made that not everyone is happy with. Secrets are kept that could mean the destruction of their relationship. Add in Autumn's parents and you have drama coming in all stages. Her father wants Autumn to stay away from Hunter. He believes that he isn't good enough for her and refuses to hear anything that Autumn has to say about it. I was really impressed with Clarissa Wild's use of the secondary characters in this one. I think they all added so much more depth and feeling to the story with how they helped Hunter and Autumn throughout the book.  Jessie was such a great addition and I loved seeing Jaret and Evie find a place in both their lives. Of course I don't need to mention again how much I loved Hunter. Even with all his faults I think he showed over and over again just how much he truly loved Autumn. Even though he stumbled along the way he was determined to never let her go. He fought for her in every conceivable way. I liked how Autumn didn't judge Hunter about where he lived or his past. Even though it was hard for her, she accepted him for who and what he was. She didn't want to change Hunter. Just love him for the man he was and could be. I LOVED how we got a glimpse of them later on as a couple and how their lives went on. I'm really sad to see this one end!
badkat17us More than 1 year ago
This story continues on where Fierce and Fury left off. Hunter’s brother Jessie is just getting out of prison. Leafy and Hunter go to pick him up from jail when he is released. There is some tension between the brothers despite the fact they are happy to see each other again. Jessie isn’t happy that Hunter got involved with the gang to get him out and Hunter is frustrated that Jessie can’t understand that he felt he needed to do it. Hunter shows Leafy where he grew up. He is afraid that she will see him differently if she sees where he grew up and how his relationship with his mother is was. He is deeply affected by his past and is always afraid it will affect the here and now as well as maybe the future. Leafy doesn’t care is his place isn’t the best or not or that he didn’t have the best childhood, she still loves him. It even makes her love him more for it. Knowing that he over came it and is that man his today. Hunter doesn’t want his brother to be responsible for all the bills and the cost of his college education. That and college isn’t really for him, so he decides to drop out. Jessie is furious when he finds out but not his Leafy. She understands how hard college is for him and that he tried his best. Hunter always says that fighting is the only thing he is good at so that is what he decides to do after being turned to for job after job. How will Leafy deal with this, will she be okay with it or will she choose to lose Hunter? Leafy’s father doesn’t approve of Hunter at all and wants her break up with him. She refuses to that and tries to explain that she loves Hunter and he loves her. With all the things going on and out side forces will they be able to stay together or will they be torn apart? They love each other more than anything, but is that enough? This is an amazing story. I love it so much. There is a prequel about Leafy’s childhood and how see grew up, Book 1 Fury which where Hunter and Leafy meet and fall in Love, Book 1.5 which is the same story but from Hunter’s POV, then Flame Book 2 which is this book a continuation of their story. I can’t say enough about this series and how much I love it. I will drop anything to read these books when they came out. I love Clarissa Wild. She is a fantastic author. I love all the things they have to work though and how it makes them stronger and better. They go through so much but don’t give up or quit. Hunter is extremely sexy to me. A total alpha male and I love it. He wants nothing more than for Leafy to be proud of him and love him. He will do whatever it takes for her to be happy and protected. Leafy loves Hunter so much. He makes her feel sexy, smart, beautiful, and desired. She wants to support him and prove to him that he is the best man for her and she could never love anyone more than him. There were parts of this book that I never saw coming and loved them so much. Then something else would happen and I would love the book even more. Another fantastic book Clarrisa.
cjlps231 More than 1 year ago
I have avidly followed Autumn and Hunter's journey from their first meeting, watched from both perspectives as they got through college amid undercover work, fighting, friends and of course Jessie, Hunters brother, and finally bought them to this point in their lives. This isn't a story of billionaires, but of an ordinary college and ordinary people, well that is if one could ever call Hunter Bane ordinary. These are characters that come into your life and refuse to leave you feel like you know them do well that you could phone them up and talk to them. Hunter is still struggling with his memory problems, Leafy always shines brightly and now Jessie is out of prison nothing can go wrong, can it. College is even more of a struggle now as he doesn't have the backing of the drug ring and there are so many external forces that Hunter knows what he has to do. Autumn, or Leafy as she is forever going to be known is also having some problem, mainly her parents and Hunter not to mention Evie and her life. In this book we find out a lot more of the history of both Hunter and Leafy, it helps put into perspective the people they have become because we can see where they have come from. We finally get to meet Jessie and once again he has his own problems not only from being in prison but also from suffering from AHD, he so desires to provide for his younger brother but life is life, and isn't always what we want but often what we make of it. What is amazing to me is that although in this story there are really only the usual life problems it is so emotional that it could have me crying at times, so although it's sad to see the final chapter of Hunter and Leafy there is such a satisfaction that we where able to travel on the journey with them. This book has some very steamy scenes in it that are extremely well written but borrow a couple of fans before you begin. I received a free copy for an honest review. 
lewlin More than 1 year ago
Continuing and ending the story of Leafy and Hunter's relationship, this book certainly didn't disappoint. Much hotter than the previous books in the Fierce series. Lots of back story and explanations of why Hunter is the way he is and what his and Leafy's childhood was like. A bit predictable in the end but that didn't detract from the fact it was a good book and if you have read the others in the series, then this is a must read. As always, excellently edited so it runs smoothly throughout. Well done Clarissa!
katsindiebookblog More than 1 year ago
This book continues where Book Fierce & Fury finished, Jessie is about to get out of jail and Amber and Hunter are exploring their new relationship. Now there were a few bits in this book where  that I wanted to kick Hunter in the arse, I did not like the way he thinks its ok to be rough and controlling… Sorry but thats just being a BULLY??? And Amber too was a bit too uptight and childish, but as I read on by 50% through I could understand and excuse her naive thinking.  Jessie clashes with Hunter over what  he thinks is best for Hunter, which he feels is college and there is a lot of fraught tension in most of the first part of the book. Leafy and Hunters feelings for each other are strong and they are both struggling to open up about their past to each other, but they soon realise that if they don’t open up to each other they may end up loosing the only thing that makes them happy… each other. Once I got to the part where you get more information about Ambers parents, I really felt for her, Hunter shines through and is there for her and I felt he was slowly beginning to grow up… It is a HEA and the  Epilogue was really sweet,  I give this Book 4 stars
AnyTime_ReaderSF More than 1 year ago
This book starts where book 2 left off with Hunters brother getting out of jail. The relationship between Autumn and Hunter is anything but smooth and now that his brother is out of jail things are more intense with Hunter and his feeling for Autumn.  This book in the series I think is more intense because the author introduces Hunter's brother Jessie and Autumns parents into the story line. I found it to be an excellent story and showing the characters true emotions from both main characters was great. The characters show drama, pain, joy, love and distrust from the start of the book to the very end and I enjoyed the fact that this book had no dead ends or road blocks in the story line. I really loved this book and the series. This book would be a great addition to any mature romance reader because of the sexual content and language in the book.
MrsLuck More than 1 year ago
Oh my goodness... I don't even know what to say. It did start out a bit slow which I figured would happen because of the people that Autumn & Hunter are, non talkative and what not. But as it went on I remembered why I fell in love with them in the first place. They are such polar opposites but they are so good for each other in every single way possible.  The further into the end of the book I got the more surprised I became. I cannot believe that their story is now over. I will have to admit though that it was the best ending that has ever happened in a book I have read where the characters story is done. Others have left me still raw and wanting more but this left me closed and satisfied to how their story ended..  And that ending!! Oh my goodness!!  I do recommend this book for anyone who is a true believer in opposites attracting because this shows it completely. 
BecsL More than 1 year ago
When I first met Hunter and Autumn in Fierce I immediately liked them. When we got to see Hunter’s side of things in Fury my love for them grew. But while reading Flame, I fell in love with them. I fell in love with them as individuals, as a couple, and as a part of a family. Their story to this point has been about external forces. Dealing with the things in life they have no control over. In Flame we get to see them face their own internal battles. They are forced to accept each other (and themselves) completely and unconditionally or lose the love they fought so hard for. Flame took me on a rollercoaster of emotions from the first page to the last. Getting a glimpse into both of their pasts allowed me to finally understand where their fears and insecurities come from, why they are who they are. We also get to see them attempt to figure out their futures and how they could possibly make their very different paths converge. Clarissa’s portrayal of the emotional struggle throughout this book had me feeling every emotion with them as I took this journey with Autumn and Hunter. Flame also brought us Jessie, Hunter’s brother. I was anxious to see how Autumn would fit into their family. Well I can tell you this; by the end of the book Jessie had worked his way into my heart. Hunter and Jessie’s relationship was real and the love they had for each other could be felt from the moment Jessie enters the picture. Their brotherly banter had me grinning and I was thrilled to see Autumn unafraid of joining their conversations and effectively holding her own. This book is about growth. Autumn and Hunter had a lot of growing to do, both as individual characters and as a couple. The character growth we see throughout Flame was probably my favorite part of the story. Clarissa does an amazing job of developing Hunter and Autumn and challenging them to look at themselves and each other in a new light. She puts them through the ringer and you can’t help but cheer them on as they fight for their relationship. As I watched them grow, I felt like an old friend, proud to see them changing and navigating their way through life while holding on to the people they’ve always been, the people they want to be and each other.
Donna_Hok79 More than 1 year ago
Turmoil and struggles, can Love truly concur all? What a rollercoaster ride this book is.  The emotions and the turmoil along with all the struggles they have to endure to get to a better place.  This story sucked me in and I went on the ride with them.  Happy and sad, Hot and horny, It’s got it all with lots of emotions flaring.  Very well written book and extremely enjoyable to read.  I do recommend reading the first book to get the full value of this one. I love how the author makes the people in the story so real and the reaction to situations very plausible. High praises to the author.  I received an eBook copy from the author for purpose of an honest review and was not compensated
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I received this book for an honest review. On the 5-star rating systems, it gets 4 stars from me. On my blog rating, which uses 10-star ratings, it gets 7.5 stars. I'm rounding up because I think that this was an excellent conclusion to Hunter and Leafy's story and I want to recognize that. But there were some issues that made this my least-favorite entry in the series. First, my annoyance at some of Hunter's attitude in Fury carried over to Flame and multiplied. When he was 100% in protect-Autumn/rescue Jessie mode, he was under a lot of stress and I guess I forgave his behavior more. But here, the worst is over and his attitude is all because of his insecurities and his inability to deal well with his past. Okay. I get it. He's damaged. It was hard to feel sorry for him when he was a HUGE jerk to Autumn more than once. I won't spoil it by saying why, but there were several moments early in the story where I wanted to slap him. For her part, Autumn experiences even more growth than we saw from her in Fierce, so I can't complain about her story too much. Second, there are a few things in this series that stretch believeability for me - things that are maybe not impossible but are highly improbable - but though they're not enough to make me dislike the story, they are also more obvious once we get to this segment. The narrative moves slower and is more character-driven, so perhaps that's why the improbability becomes more evident. When you're blazing through action, you notice less flaws - sort of like flying through on a bullet train compared to a slower locomotive. The faster you move, the less you can see of the weird stuff on the side of the tracks. Where Fierce and Fury were more like a bullet train, Flame was like long-distance commuter train. It still moved, but I could see more as I passed. That said, there was one thing that absolutely redeemed the story for me by the end and bumped up its rating, and it was the fact that both characters grew. I don't mind the rougher characters, the ones who are not perfect book boyfriends, as long as they grow. Likewise, the stereotypical heroines have to stretch, too. Here, I loved that geeky Autumn embraced her sexuality and Hunter tempered his sexual beast and they were able to meet in the middle. That's a good metaphor for the emotional changes they undergo as individuals and as a couple. He gave her the love she needed and found that he was stronger than he believed, and she grew to love herself through his eyes. And as I always say, give me characters I can stand behind, and I can overlook a lot of other issues. Clarissa has said that there may be other stories in the future for Jessie or maybe Jaret, but for now, this is the end of the Fierce Series, and I'd guess, given the ending, that it's probably the end of Hunter and Leafy's story told from their POVs. It was a nice conclusion to the series, and I'd recommend that you sit down and read them in sequence. You'll be rewarded with a lovely ending.
booknooknuts More than 1 year ago
I just love this series it totally ROCKS !!!! Hunter and Autumn are back and wow have things changed. Hunter’s brother Jessie is out of jail and Autumn has now seen where Hunter lives. He is trying to be more forthcoming with things to her in hopes of never losing her. Hunter has become more dominate in a lot of ways and Autumn also is showing some spunk. They are both growing up and I for one hope they remain together but of course you have to grab your copy and read this book to find that out. The book is fantastic it also is a POV book. Can Hunter and Autumn overcome all the obstacles facing them?