Title: FLAME (#2, FIERCE)
Author: Clarissa Wild
Publication Date : May 8th 2014
Genre: New Adult Romance
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
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?
From the corner of my eye I catch him peeking
at me. I turn my head. “Are you cheating
“What gave you that idea?” A cheeky smile is on
his face, making me chuckle.
“I learned from past experiences.” I raise my
eyebrow, challenging him.
He seems to take me up on the challenge,
making direct, probing eye contact. He squints,
his glaring grey eyes scanning my face,
lingering on my lips. He doesn’t mask the
blatant eye-fuck. God, this guy is going to kill
“You sure about that?” He scoots closer, closing
the gap between us. His face is dangerously
close to mine. The smirk on his face is as
unbelievably obnoxious as it is sexy.
“I’m not that shy girl anymore,” I say.
“Hmm … looks like it to me.” He brushes one
finger over my shoulder, and I’m thrilled yet
again. These simple touches of his are so full of
hunger, rippling with lust, it’s like I’m bathing
Still, I won’t give in to his games so easily. He
used to be able to silence me with just a look. I
was too scared to act, but now that I’ve seen
him full throttle, I’m not scared anymore. I can
“Hey, you can try all you like, but I’m not giving
you my notes. You won’t learn anything that
Hunter’s half-smile slowly turns into a grin as
he inches closer and closer. His nose almost
touches mine, I need only lean forward to crash
into his lips. But I don’t. Self-control, Autumn.
Keep it together. You’re in class for god’s sake.
“Oh, I’m not trying to get your notes. Not
anymore,” he growls. His lips briefly brush past
mine, but when I open my mouth and close my
eyes to receive his kiss, I’m left hanging. Air
catches in my throat as I open my eyes again
and catch him licking his lips. A devious smile
is on his face as he casually leans back in his
“Jerk,” I mumble.
He leans forward, looking at me sideways.
“What’s that?” His voice is darkened, sounding
displeased. Good. I want him to know that I
don’t like it when he teases me so much.
“You heard me.”
His eyes narrow into thin slits as his hand dives
under the table. Suddenly, I feel his fingers
curling around my leg, squeezing tighter and
tighter. His inevitable stare is upon me as he
slides his fingers up my jeans. I gasp, my
breath faltering as he slips it up to my thigh.
“What did you call me?” Hunter says.
I shudder, my lip quivering as he rests his head
on my shoulder. His fingers are digging into my
flesh, I can feel it through my jeans, his
possessiveness. He breathes in and out, his hot
breath tantalizing my skin.
“You think I’m a jerk?” he murmurs. He slides
his hand further up my thigh, and a tiny sigh
escapes my mouth. “You know that when you
call me names, it excites me, right?” he asks.
I nod a few times, holding my breath as he
tightens his grip on my leg.
“You should know that the feistier you get, the
more I’m driven to conquer you. You fighting
me only gives me more motivation to claim you.
You know why?”
I shake my head vigorously and he licks his lips
in excitement. His fingers slip up toward my
most sensitive spot and when they reach it, I
swear I’m going to fall apart right there. I feel
so ashamed, so embarrassed this is happening
right now, in class, but at the same time I don’t
want to stop him. This is so hot, I can’t even …
“This here …” He slides his fingers up and down
my pussy, making me gasp. My panties are
getting wet from his whispers and dominating
touch. My body craves him. My mind knows it
should focus on studying, but it’s turning to
“It’s mine. Doesn’t matter what the fuck you
call me, but this is all mine. Mine .”
My hand dives under the table, trying to pry
him loose from my jeans, but he grabs my wrist
with his free hand and pins it to the table.
He grins. “I like the power I have when you let
me love you. Claiming you gives me that
power.” He rubs harder and harder, and I’m
almost panting, trying to keep the noises from
escaping my mouth. “And I know you like it. Do
you think I don’t notice you looking at me like
that with those hungry eyes? You want me to be this way.” Circling the pad of his thumb over
my clit, I grow insane with lust.
“But don’t you ever fucking call me a jerk again.”
Books in the Fierce Series.
Book 1 – FIERCE
Fight for your dreams. Fight for your life. Fight for love.
Nerdy girl Autumn Blakewood is the prime
example of a goody two-shoes. She studies
every night, is never late for class, and always
follows the rules. She has never felt the need
to step out of her comfort zone. That is, until
she meets Hunter.
Hunter Bane is a cocky, confident bad-boy,
who’s nothing but trouble. He’s a dangerous
distraction to everyone around him. Sexy and
strong, Hunter enjoys the swooning effect he
has on women. Especially those who aren’t
used to attention, like Autumn.
Autumn finds it hard not to give into Hunter’s
advances, even though it all seems like a game
to him. Trying to understand him is
impossible, because he shrouds himself in
What she doesn’t know is that Hunter has
more baggage than anyone should have to
carry. When she discovers he’s in an illegal
frat club to save the one person that matters
to him, Autumn realizes this could mean the
end of her undeniable connection to him.
Even their lives are at risk.
But it’s too late to turn back now …
Book 1.5 – FURY
Would you risk everything for love?
Life has held nothing but hardships for
Hunter Bane. Growing up with a learning
disability wasn’t easy, especially when you’re
poor. With only his brother to support him,
Hunter clings to the short moments of
happiness in life. Like when he meets Autumn
Autumn Blakewood is a geek at heart. Reading
is her passion, and she can’t spend one day
without her books. She’s always locked up in
her room studying, trying to avoid trouble.
Until Hunter comes into her life.
Hunter can’t resist the temptation to get
closer to Autumn. She is his complete
opposite, and yet he’s drawn to her in ways
he can’t explain. But when his brother is
caught dealing drugs and sent to prison,
Hunter’s world shatters.
To save his brother, Hunter has to join the
gang he’s feared his entire life. Now he’s
forced to choose between his family and the
one girl he loves. Fighting for both, his fury is
all he needs…
Clarissa Wild is the Amazon Bestselling
Romance author of FIERCE, a top 200 and top
15 New Adult Romance novel. She is also a
writer of erotic romance such as the Blissful
Series, 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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