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3.56  ·  Rating details ·  1,667 ratings  ·  363 reviews
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
Paperback, 274 pages
Published January 25th 2014 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (first published January 24th 2014)
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Claire Robinson
DNF @ 22 %

It is extremely unusual for me to DNF a book, especially if I have been generously provided with an advanced copy for review. However, I have also read enough books to know when something is not for me, and when I have written over 4 pages of notes, none of which are positive I know it’s time to call it a day.

As such I will keep this brief and constructive.

Unfortunately I found the plot lacked direction or any real depth, the characters needed development both in their backgrounds and
I liked this but not sure how much mixed feelings

I was actually dyin for this book after I read Fight the 0.5 book an I really enjoy that an this started out good I liked that Autumn was getting to start a new life after what she put with in high school she had her best friend Evie with her an her best friend Brody how is a few years older than her an hasnt seen in a while she wasn't goin to try an keep her head down an study an do well she needed a good job to help with things at home but
Jan 23, 2014 rated it did not like it
Shelves: arc-review
This book was pure cover lust. Who doesn't love a sexy, ripped cover and the hint of a fighter in the story?

Well, sorry- but all I got from this book was the sexy hot cover. The book which I set down multiple times and almost DNF it so many times. In fact, I gave up and then finally decided to plow through and I gave it the old Hunter Bane try and finished it.

I wanted Hunter Bane to be amazing and wonderful and all alpha male. But instead he was a crying baby, who took drugs, and got into fights
Jan 21, 2014 rated it did not like it
ARC received on behalf of CrushStar Multimedia LLC from NetGalley.

Autumn is heading off to college looking for a new experience from the years spent being the geek in high school. But when she finds herself in an embarrassing moment with the hottest guy she’s laid eyes on, her thoughts that college will turn out different slowly drift away.

Hunter is a little dark and mysterious, but there is something about this bad boy that doesn’t seem all that bad. When Autumn finds herself drawn to him afte
3 "I so was hoping for more" stars

I started this book with high hopes. After all the cover is amazing and the characters were right for the type of reads I enjoy. Autumn was more than just the shy girl who was unsure of herself, she was actually a self described nerd, wore glasses and had few friends. Enter Hunter who is your typical hot muscled bad boy. I never really got why he fell for Autumn, or his Leafy as he calls her.

Honestly, not understanding the attraction, was only one problem for
Kellie Maddox-Ward
Jan 11, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc-from-author
**ARC provided by Author in exchange for an honest review**

Sigh.. I don't know how to say this, I liked this book.
But that's it. I just liked it.
I almost DNF at one stage.

Long story short?

Autumn is your run of the mill nerd. Spends all her time studying trying to be the best she can be for her parents, and missing out on life because of it.

Hunter is your typical bad boy.

Only problem is?

Autumn really is a lame nerd. who whinges a lot.
Hunter has about 14% bad boy in him. The part that sell
Jan 19, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: arc, bookreviewbay
*Please don’t read my review if you don’t want a less than enthused review on this book.*

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My review: a composite of Amazon notes.

Tthis book had an interesting premise. Hero isn't the ultimate can do no wrong bad boy and that's unusual for this genre. Heroine had potencial as did the story in general. At 388 pages, this could have gone so different as the author had the outline for a good book.

However, the character development was weak. Background and set up was almost non existent. Various subplots weren't utilized to benefit the story and s
DNF @ 43%

Ok, it is very very very RARE that I want to rage on a book. I am one of those people that just reads for fun. I a lot of the time enjoy books that NONE of my friends do and just allow the story to envelop me as a whole.

Then there came Fierce, which turned me into a ragey beast woman, who actually questioned the whole of the publishing world for a moment.

Now, I'm not anti-self publishing.

I'm very PRO self publishing and read loads of self published authors and support, share, wrap t
Carol (StarAngel's Reviews) Allen
Book – Fierce (Fierce #1)
Author – Clarissa Wild
Publication Date – January 25, 2014
Type – Part of Series
Genre –Romance, New Adult
Rating – 3 out of 5 Stars

Book provided by Author in exchange for an honest review.

It was OK – not great – but readable till the end.  I had some problems with the characters and how they didn’t stay “true to form”.  For example, Autumn was supposed to be a shy virgin but in turn she was getting into trouble and putting her 2 cents in left and right.  While Hunter
Jan 23, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Unfortunately my review is not a good one. When I read the blurb I thought it was going to be enjoyable. I was wrong. The characters aren't particularly likable despite their best efforts. The timeline is all over the place and doesn't make sense in places. The fact that every time Autumn sees Hunter she has to go into gushing descriptions of what he looks like is really distracting and if I had to read one more
Natalee Grimaldi
Jan 27, 2014 rated it did not like it
It's very rare that I ever feel motivated to right a negative review. However, this time I feel it's my duty as a reviewer to constructively make it aware to the author that this book needs a lot of work.

Frankly, as soon as I started reading I knew it was going to need more—more depth, more character development, and frankly more and better planning of the story itself. Although the premise has potential, Autumn and Hunter were poorly written. I couldn't discern their personalities. They're so
Jan 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars
Autumn is a nerd and proud of it, her first day of college and she makes an impression by getting leaves blown into her hair by accident. Everyone is laughing at her and even though she tries to ignore them she came ignore HIM. His gaze locks with hers and something she never felt before happens, she wants the bad boy, even if it's a really BAD idea. When she keeps running into Hunter she starts to see more nd more of who he is behind the mask he shows the world. As they begin to spend
Jan 25, 2014 rated it it was ok
DNF @ 50%

I love the characters I'm just having a hard time connecting with the story. The way it's written is a little choppy, making it hard to get into. Good start, but I think this author needs a little more work.
Vania Nunes
Jan 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Vania by: Clarissa Wild
The interesting about this story is the dynamics between them...

Autumn is new in college. First year of English Lit. She only knows two people : her roommate Evie, and Brody, a friend of the former high school.
On the day of her arrival at college, Autumn passes through a difficult having her skirt lifted and various tree leaves stuck in her hair because of a wind. This was a perfect excuse to Hunter started to call her as Leafy.

Of course Autumn noticed how gorgeous Hunter is, but she is fully aw
Jan 05, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, romance, contemporary
This review is on my blog:

I was given this book by the author in exchange for an honest review.

A surprising and fiery New Adult book. Hunter Bane and Autumn Blakewood are an awesome new couple.

I must say, I am happy this couple had so many problems. It resembled a true to life, real couple. It wasn't all sex, and it wasn't all happiness. They had their problems and I loved it!

Hunter was truly cocky and threw out so many innuendos! I loved it! He was so...
Night Owl Reads
Jan 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: night-owl

Fierce is about a girl named Autumn Blakewood entering her first year of college. She has always been known as a nerd or a geek. But with her best friend Evie by her side, she knows every thing will be okay.

But then on that first day, she runs into Hunter Bane, the ultimate bad boy. He set's his sights on her and doesn't let her go.

As their relationship grows, secrets fall loose, testing the waters of their relationship more than ever.

This is seriously a really good book. At f
Jan 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
I just finished Fierce and I liked it. Autumn is what you call a nerdy girl and she is at her first day in college where she makes a grand impression. People laugh and is distraught. Here is where she meets Hunter. Hunter is a tough looking college student and cant keep his eyes off of her. Autumn cant help herself either. She is very attracted to him. She does try to stay away from him but with Hunter there is more to him that meets the eye. He is hiding secrets and what will happens when those ...more
ARC kindly provided by author in return for an honest review

4 stars. - The story was enjoyable but there were one or two mishaps. GREAT READ!

This is the first book I've read by Clarissa Wild and won't be the last.

I loved this story don't get me wrong, loved the whole bad boy undercover cage fighter alpha male persona, it kinda reminded me of Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire but there where some unneeded sentences I couldn't over look, it had me rereading sentences over&over again.


ZARIA (Sheldon Cooper lover)
Jan 18, 2014 rated it did not like it
One star for the cover.....
Unfortunately my review is not a good one. When I read the blurb I thought it was going to be enjoyable. I was wrong.
I just couldn’t connect with this book or its characters. Everything was slow and unrealistic to my eyes.
Zakirrah BookBlogger
2 Meh-It just-didn't-do-it-for-me!

I really wanted this to be good, it sounded good and well look at the damn cover!! I love the cover but this book was a disappointment.It was like I was reading it but I wasn't hooked in, I was merely skim reading, which i hate and rarely do.In this case it seemed to be the only way I could get through this book.You know when you read and its a great book and you don't want it to finish so you are trying to go slow but you love it so much that you need to read o
Feb 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Hunter sold his soul to the devil but now that he's met Autumn he has a chance to win it back.

Autumn is innocent, sheltered and irresistibly drawn to the broken bad boy she meets on her first day of college. There is just something about Hunter Bane that speaks to her soul.

More often bruised and bloodied than anything else, it should be easy for her to see that Hunter is nothing but trouble. If it wasn't for the glimpses of something else; a softer side that seems to need her more than any other
Jan 23, 2014 rated it it was ok

On the first day of college Autumn meets bad boy Hunter Bane. Guys like him don't normally notice a nerdy girl wearing glasses. At Atumn's first class, Hunter comes and sits next to her, it seems to amuse Hunter to tease her. Hunter is a man with problems that he keeps well hidden, he tries very hard to stay away from Autumn but she's proving irresistible. He knows she's far to good for him.

First read for me by this author. I'm a big fan of these types of stories with the bad boy falling
Jessica *The Lovely Books*
Jan 19, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: blogger, review
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Jan 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-to-review
I was given a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.

This book really surprised me! I was anticipating an unexpected romance between heart throb and nerdy girl, but I got a whole lot more than that!

Autumn is the exactly what you picture when you think of a nerdy girl in college. She has never had any reason to stray from her straight laced lifestyle. She works hard and studies hard to make sure she makes her family proud.

Hunter is the campus" bad boy". He has the look, the atti
Shannie's ⭐️Lookin' 4 My Next BBF⭐️
So this book took a little bit for me to get sucked in but was so worth reading to the end!! Hunter Bane is a super sexy alpha male with quite the secret. Autumn Blakewood is an innocent nerdy girl off to start her college adventure with her best friend, Evie. Autumn meets up with her other best friend Brody who is three years older than her at college. Brody is no longer the nerdy guy she remembers from high school. He's more muscular and popular. Add in a secret frat that deals in underground ...more
Angela  Eggett
Mar 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Angela by: Tammy Payne
I need to preface this by saying I am not a fan of non-series books. Primarily this has to do with I think that series books have more of an opportunity for character development. However with that said I did enjoy this book. While I felt that there could have been a touch more back story on Autumn and Hunter's story could have gotten out a bit sooner, and there could have been a bit more intrigue to finding out who the "boss" was I felt that this book was a good romance story. Add in that it ha ...more
Jan 21, 2014 rated it it was ok
*Received an ARC for honest review.*

What an odd book.

- I adore the name Evie
- The beginning reminded me of Beautiful Disaster
- I love nerd-and-the-bad-boy books

-Even though these people are in college, they act like immature high schoolers. Seriously, who interrupts a drug deal by screaming and running TOWARDS the dudes?
-The lingo was atrocious. One minute everyone's besties, and the next, they're bipolar and screaming at each other
-The MC was insanely naive which kinda goes back to the
Johnnie-Marie Howard
May 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: r2r
This was an amazing story about finding your true love and keeping secrets that should never be shared. The characters were/are amazing what's not to love about them, they are after all really easy to like. This story had a mystery feel to it mixed in with loads of hottness around every corner. This is not my first time reading a story by this author nor will it be my last, Clarissa is able to catch my attention from the very first page in all her stories this one tops it of course. The style of ...more
Michel Reinhard (Saucy Southern Readers)
Unfortunately this book needs work. The plot lacked direction and at times the book was all over the place.

The word content was poor.

The characters were unbelievable. Their chemistry was hard to conceive.

I really wanted to give this book a good review. I love to feature newer authors on the blog. I could not do this in good conscience.
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