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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?

332 pages, Paperback

First published May 5, 2014

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Clarissa Wild is a New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author with ASD, who was born and raised in the Netherlands. She loves to write Dark Romance and Contemporary Romance novels featuring dangerous men and feisty women. Her other loves include her hilarious husband, her cutie pie son, her two crazy but cute dogs, and her adorable kitties. In her free time, she enjoys watching all sorts of movies, playing video games, and cooking up some delicious meals.

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Profile Image for Kathy Wideman.
2,156 reviews27 followers
April 30, 2014
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.
Profile Image for Genice Cassidy.
123 reviews3 followers
May 1, 2014
OMG just amazing. A perfect end to a perfect story. I wish it could go on forever. I love Autumn and Hunter. They are so different but so perfect together. I loved this series. These characters weren't like other books, they weren't rich they didn't have trust funds or anything, they were actual people I could relate to and I love the story even more because of it. I'll admit I even cried at the end. All in all a great ending for these characters. I can't wait to read more from this author.
Profile Image for Heather andrews.
9,520 reviews148 followers
May 1, 2014
Oh Hunter you have such a way with words, "can it wait? I wanna eff your brains out," I say, grabbing her wrists and wrapping them around my neck." We see a totally different Hunter in this book I mean the boy is just wild about his girl, "I lift her up from the countertop as she tightly wraps her legs around me. If she wants to see my room, fine, she can see my effing room. But I'm not letting go of her. I'll carry her there, no problem. However, I'm not taking my hands off her. She's mine." He holds nothing back this time around, "this is who I am," I say, lowering my head in defeat. "I like it rough. That doesn't mean I love you any less. I told you, I like to claim you. That's what I do." I mean it was like Christmas for that damn boy when he got test results back, "see this?" I point at it. "This means I finally get to eff my girl without restraint." She's been on the pill for a while now. "I guess this calls for a celebration, I know just how." I really did love this animal side of Hunter, and I enjoyed the book, and I'm secretly hoping that Jesse gets a book.
Profile Image for Breanna Eichhorn.
1,022 reviews11 followers
August 13, 2016

This is book two in the Fierce series. Hunter and Autumn are at the prison waiting for Jessie to be released. When Jessie first comes out of the prison Hunter freezes, Jessie introduces himself to Autumn and when they are in the car Hunter and Jessie start to fight about Hunter joining the gang. Hunter joined because he wanted to get his brother out of jail, Jessie is the only family that Hunter has. Autumn defuses the fight by asking where they are going, Jessie wants to go home but Hunter doesn't want too. Autumn leaves Hunter after they have sex because it reminded her of the bullies back in school, The next day they talk their argument out. Hunter and Autumn go back to college while Jessie goes to find a job. They proceed to have another argument in class about him cheating. Autumn wants to know more about Hunter, but he doesn't want to talk about it. Hunter receives a call from Jessie saying that he got a job, the problem with Jessie and jobs is that he can never keep them. Hunter quits college and when his brother finds out he isn't very happy, he starts throwing things in the house. Autumn wasn't very happy when Hunter decided to quit because she thought that he wanted to make his brother proud. When she goes into the house she finds the notebook that he keeps his notes in so he can remember.
Jessie is Hunter's brother, has ADD and becomes Hunters manager. Hunter becomes an MMA fighter, Autumn's boyfriend, to me he is a very loving,protective and loyal. Autumn is leafy and to me that she is a very loving caring and loyal person. She wants the best for Hunter.Jaret to me he is a wise and helpful person, Jessie's friend. Evie is Autumn's friend and roommate, to me that she is a very caring and loyal person.
While reading this book I felt a lot of different emotions from happy to laugh out loud. One of my favorite quotes is “ So? I don't care. I told you I get what I want, and what I want is you.”
Clarissa Wild does it again! I was hooked from being to end. I read this book in less then a day. I loved how all the characters came together.
Profile Image for Anna Salamatin.
512 reviews3 followers
May 7, 2014
I was absolutely floored by this second installment in the Fierce series. This is the Epic continuation of Hunter and Autumn's story.
I was put through the whole gambit of emotions with this one, everything from laughter to downright anger and everything in between.
After tearing himself up trying to please everyone, Hunter finally realizes he just can't do what Autumn and his brother want, it's just not in him. He has a learning disability (compliments of his drug addict mother) that prevents him from retaining what he learns in class which in turn makes collage impossable. He was born to fight and fight he will.
Unfortunately, Autumn finds out he is fighting again before he has a chance to explain all the reasons to her, and shows up at the ring. They argue, it gets heated, Hunter reacts badly like he's prone to do when cornered and Autumn takes off in the rain on foot and Hunter goes through ten levels of mental hell until he finds her walking on the side of the road. You are going to have to read this part to believe it but I'm telling you it is one of the most Epic scenes I've ever watched unfold! The reconnecting, and discovery of each others heart felt love is just beautiful.
Autums father is still a problem. He has no doubt that this thing between his little girl and Hunter is no good and it is breaking Autumn's heart. The one saving grace for her is unfailing support of her mother who just wants her to be happy.
Hunter proves himself to be such an awesome fighter that he gets the chance to go pro. He in return pays for the medical help that Autumn's mother needs and is healthy enough to be ring side with Autumn when Hunter purposes marriage......Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that Autumn is pregnant (from that epic scene at the road side) and her water chooses that moment to break as if her babies (yes, twins!) are putting in their two cents worth.
I guess by now I don't have to tell you to settle in with this one. You can see your not going to be able to put this one down! And don't worry about Grand Dad, he come around.....Babies change everything!
Profile Image for Rachel Caplinger.
174 reviews10 followers
May 4, 2014
Flame by Clarissa Wild
4 stars

After succeeding in getting his brother out of jail, Flame is a story of Autumn and Hunter learning to have the "normal" relationships that occur in college, only Hunter is now plagued more than usual by his shortcomings and has to find a way to feel like he is "doing his part." Haunted by demons of his past, is he able to move on and have what could be a very healthy and happy life? Despite what can be considered obsessive and erratic behaviors, is Autumn able to venture into this relationship and have it become all that it has potential to be? Especially considering this is her first relationship--- EVER--- it poses the question, is she ready to be all that Hunter needs her to be?

Following this story has been a pleasure and an eye opener. It allows you to peek into the life of these two extraordinary people and see what could REALLY happen, even if it is not all that common. It shows the passion, the ebb and flow and the miss communications that happen on an all day every day basis. Allow yourself just a few hours to look at the big picture, what could really happen if you allow yourself to truly open up, let go of your inhibitions and get to know someone else. I would recommend this series to anyone who is looking for a good weekend escape.
Profile Image for Carrie White.
301 reviews28 followers
September 2, 2014
Hunter & Leafy's story continues in.....

I must say I really loved this book:)
Nerdy/geeky girl, Autumn &
Bad boy/fighter, Hunter are still passionately in love, with the desire & need to protect one another.
All relationships can't be all sunshine & rainbows, right??
Well this couple begins to find out theirs more to just having hot, sweaty spontaneous sex!! A lot happens between them......
Autumn is struggling with her parents.
Is it the right time for Hunter to meet the parents???
Learning more about Hunters learning disability & his on going daily struggles, he decides it's time to change things up a bit.
After all said & done, Autumn finds out after the fact causing her to have doubts about their relationship being the FOREVER type:(
He opens up about his & Jessie's childhood, why it's always been just the two of them, explaining their amazingly brother bond!!
Then a life changing event happens and Hunter isn't sure if or how he can deal.
Both struggling but determined to maintain their relationship....is it all worth it in the end??
This was Hunter & Leafy's phenomenal ending to FINDING & WORKING to keep their FOREVER one true love:)

I'm happy to have reviewed for
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Profile Image for Jennifer.
2,317 reviews15 followers
May 1, 2014
I have been a fan of his Fierce series for awhile now, and I was so excited when I was offered the opportunity to read an advanced copy of Flame in return for my honest opinion. Well here goes!!! The beginning made me smile a lot at the release of Jessie, everything that happened in the first book led us up to this very special day. Seeing how alike the brothers are is quite amusing but not unexpected I must say. I did get very upset with Autumn in the beginning though, I felt like on one hand she was so accepting of how the boys lived and yet when Hunter shows his true side she became very judgmental and overreacted to certain things that happen. When her best friend ends up having something terrible happen it made me so mad on her behalf. Poor Hunter and his learning ability bring tears to my eyes on one particular scene and just makes me love him all the more. Fair warning the sexual scenes in this book are very steamy so be prepared. Overall I would rate this book in at four stars and say that Clarissa Wild has done it again!!!
Profile Image for Brittani - Midtown Underground.
40 reviews2 followers
May 2, 2014
I was gifted an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Flame picks up where Fierce and Fury left off. It begins during a very happy moment for Autumn and Hunter. :)

I absolutely LOVED the interaction between Jessie and Hunter.

I will say that while reading, I became a little frustrated with Hunter and Autumn. There were moments when I thought Hunter was being your typical controlling a**hat and Autumn was being your typical "I love him" forgiving female. That frustrated me. It also frustrated me that Autumn could turn some things into bigger problems than they were. BUT, I continued to read. As I read further into the book I became more enraptured with the characters and the story. By the end I was crying, laughing, and just LOVING the book in general!

This story is a fantastic continuation of Fierce and I would definitely recommend it!

I gave the book 4 stars due to the frustrating start for me.
Profile Image for T.M. Payne.
Author 31 books87 followers
May 3, 2014
Book: Flame (Fierce #2)
Author: Clarissa Wild
Publication Date: 5/8/2014
Reviewed by: Tammy Payne- Book Nook Nuts
My Rating: 5 Stars

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?

I was gifted a copy of this book

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3,749 reviews441 followers
May 9, 2014
Before I get into my review of Flame, I think I owe the parents of the cover model a big THANK YOU. Because he's hot. Seriously hot. I-can't-take-my-eyes-off-the-cover-long-enough-to-read-the-book hot. In fact, the covers for all three of the Fierce books, and the novella, have been visually delightful. Man, I do love a good cover. Not just a hot man cover - although I think we can all agree that they are in a class of their own - but anything that's eye-catching. And these covers are definitely that. But as much as I enjoy judging a book by its cover (don't even pretend y'all don't do the same thing), I should probably move onto the actual story....

Starting after the events of Fierce and Fury, we see Hunter and his Leafy - Autumn - picking up Hunter's recently-released brother from jail. They're ready now to face life and college together, somewhat confident in their love for one another. Any new relationship comes with challenges and as two kids struggling to deal with terrible childhoods and parenting failures, Hunter and Autumn have more to overcome than most. As they learn more about one another and stare-down the expectations of themselves and others, they're tested in ways they never imagined.

I admittedly struggled with Fierce - I didn't really like Hunter all that much until I'd read Fury and felt I understood him better - so I wasn't sure how I'd feel about this book and the characters this time around. I was eager to get into though and found from page one that I was engaged. The alternating POV was much more effective in allowing me to connect with Hunter and Autumn and understand why they did the things they did. The story seemed to come in waves rather than constantly building to a major incident. I kept waiting for the "big event" and it never came. Instead it was a series of little issues that were resolved before they could get out of hand. Perhaps it's because the major plot point of the final third was so familiar as to almost be a trope, but I didn't feel any pressure in the story. Hunter and Autumn were never in doubt, even when they were separated by circumstance or anger. However, I don't necessary believe that that is a bad thing. I'm not someone that typically seeks out over overly emotional, angsty stories so Flame was a nice break from the norm. I'm thrilled that the continuation of Hunter and Autumn's story didn't rehash old ground in their relationship - although the aforementioned plot point felt old to me as a reader, it was new to the characters and it allowed them to grow. I'm glad I stuck with this series through to its end. Clarissa Wilde wrapped it up in a story that was different from the first two installments and, in some ways, far superior. And she put an amazing cover on it.

This is book two in the Fierce series (Fierce is book 1, Fury book 1.5) and cannot be read as a standalone. There is no cliffhanger.

4.5 stars (5 stars for the cover).

~ Review by Beth
May 7, 2014
Hunter is excited he gets his brother back. They take Leafy to their house to show them where they lived. Hunter falls more in love with her because she doesn't pass judgement. She loves him for him and no one else. Leafy has a scare and runs from hunter before she really realizes that love is worth fighting for and she loves him more than life. Autumn and hunter are back at college when he tells her he is quitting. He is no good at school and can't remember anything and needs to help support his brother. He tries to find a job but it's not looking to good. He runs across a club looking for fighters. Jessie turns into his coach and biggest supporter. Hunter won't tell autumn yet but she finds out anyways and confronts him about it. She hates his fighting and doesn't know if she can handle him doing it again. When she finds out why he's doing it, it all changes. My heart melts also!! She is now supporting him through his fights when an unexpected event happens. Will he stand by her or will he run and not look back? This book is Hot! The love and passion here is amazing. You always fight for what you want and never give up or die trying.
Profile Image for Kelly Mccurdy.
830 reviews15 followers
May 2, 2014
~~I was given a copy in exchange for an honest review~~

She just keeps bringing you back in for more. Clarissa knows how to keep dangling that carrot in front of your face to keep you wanting more! This book will keep you on the edge of your seat because you have no idea what to expect next. The passion that she puts into her books, seeps out of the pages. You can tell that she writes with her heart and she doesn't hold back.

We are with Autumn and Hunter as they are discovering their relationship, and how to make it stronger. We are with them for the hard times, the trying times, and the are you kidding me times. This book will make you want to read it all in one sitting with a bottle of wine.

Clarissa puts everything out there. She loves her characters and she gives them a personality. You can see everything that is going on like you are standing/sitting right there next to them. I can't wait to read more of her work!
Profile Image for Charlene Williams reiser.
291 reviews4 followers
May 7, 2014
I love this series. These two young adults have faced so much and both have learned to love. This has been a emotional read and I absolutely loved it. I hope there is more for the brother as he may have done things wrong but love for his sibling to have more and be more was at the for front.

This is truly more than 5 stars.
Profile Image for iliana G.
1,426 reviews25 followers
May 6, 2014

i got this ARC by the author for an honest review!

A beautiful end to an amazing story!!!!

Clarissa doesn't dissapoint in this book at all!!!

its more than what i expected!!!!

I don't know if we will get to see another book about Hunter and his Leafy and see how their life is going but i have to see that this book had it all and it did make my eyes watery more than one time!!!!

Profile Image for Vania Nunes.
2,066 reviews43 followers
May 8, 2014
Even with so many differences between them - Autumn, a great student, totally focused on studies, while Hunter has a serious learning problem - the romance moves on. And the couple seems even willing to stay together.
Hunter 's brother, Jesse, is released from prison after Hunter had infiltrated the gang that sold drugs in the area of ​​college and managed to find out who was the boss. Autumn , Leafy as he calls her, is part of this phase of their lives and finds out some more facets of her boyfriend's life.

First, the house where they lived. It would be difficult to believe that a house of two boys would be organized. At least they knew cooking.
Then, how deep was Hunter's learning problem. She thought it was more a matter of lack of memory, but he really had no short term memory, and the reason it was intrinsically linked to the brothers dark past.

While she discovered the difficulties of Hunter and also the brothers' as a team - now that Jesse had to look for work if he wanted to keep Hunter studying in College, while Hunter did not want to burden his brother with this responsibility, since he did not get along with the studies - , Leafy had to deal with opposition from her father about their dating, and the strong emotions stemmed from Hunter...

"I don’t know what else she expects from me. This is who I am. I don’t talk, I fuck. I don’t fight, I fuck. I don’t fix, I fuck. I just fuck. Period. That’s all I know, and that’s the only way I deal with things. I’m a physical creature. I never denied that."

"I can’t be anything else but a beast. Even if she wanted me to be something different, I’m not. I wish it was different, but I want her so much it hurts not to love her... I want her to come first. I want her to feel me inside her as she comes, taking her, claiming her, owning her. Her orgasm is mine and mine alone to give."

Finding work was not easy for either of the two brothers. While Hunter suffered from learning difficulties, Jesse had ADD. The two eventually meet in an unlikely place: an underground fighting ring. That was what they could do well; Hunter better than Jesse. And so they begin the journey to their independence.

Trouble in paradise? Of course. Autumn could not accept that her boyfriend would serve only to fight, but a new factor makes her realize and accepted that he was right about his decision.

And in turnaround and new dramas in the couple lives, Autumn and Hunter will have to face more than the rejection of her father and her mother's illness. More than the secrets revealed about Hunter's family and his quitting College. And above all, have their love tested.

A book that brings the reality as one of the main characters. Nothing was easy to them. Hunter and Jesse knew what mean poverty and hunger. They knew what was to have an addicted mother and having to struggle to survive.
Autumn's family also was not the most perfect. Her father focused on her to study, without distractions, to make up for his own past. The mother had leukemia for some time now and it just became Autumn's father harder to live with.

Here, the chances of losing were much higher than succeed, but there were fight and hard work.
A story that might go unnoticed, but eventually captivate the reader with realism.

The pace is good. I felt connected with the characters.
Positive point: I liked the explanations given when the past of the brothers Bane is finally revealed.
Negative point: it's only me or now there are a lot of stories with underground fighters?

4.5 stars
Profile Image for Patti K.
Author 2 books65 followers
May 5, 2014
This review appears on my blog, In Patti's Imagination.

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.
Profile Image for Jezabell Girl.
1,074 reviews69 followers
September 11, 2016
4.5 Stars!!!

Copy gifted by the author in return for an honest review

I'm loving this series!! Hunter in my eyes can do no wrong and between his alpha prowess and his vulnerability, he's fast becoming one of my favourite book boyfriends and the once reserved and innocent Autumn is doomed when it comes to her feelings for Hunter.

My body craves him. My mind knows it should focus on studying, but it's turning to liquid.

The story continues with Hunter and Autumn standing outside the prison waiting for Hunter's brother, Jessie, to be freed. Having cleared his name and secured his brother's release, Hunter assumes their life will be less complicated but sadly, that isn't to be the case.

With neither brother working and the drug dealing business finished, they barely have enough money to live on let alone to cover Hunter's college fees. The brothers disagree on how to move their lives forward and unable to hold a job down due to his ADD, Jessie struggles with the responsibility of taking care of Hunter once again.

After Hunter decides to take matters into his own hands and realising that his learning difficulty is holding him back at college, he too tries to find work but is unsuccessful until he sees an advert for cage fighters. Hunter knows that his fighting skills can make him money but Autumn, when she eventually finds out, is far from happy and worries that he will be seriously hurt.

The story continues with Hunter and Autumn's relationship taking an unexpected turn and one which causes Hunter to question his role in her life. Hunter is damaged thanks to his pitiful upbringing at the hands of his drug addict mother and he finds it hard to trust people and even harder to accept that he is not as broken as he thinks he is.

There are so many touching aspects to this story. Hunter is rough around the edges but he has a heart of gold. His character is dark to Autumn's light and you can't help but get swept away by their passion for one another.

When he touches me it's like time stops and there's no one around but us. He's like a conductor, delicately orchestrating his moves, creating a symphony of pleasure and bliss. He knows exactly what to do to make me delirious. I am really his. Completely, utterly his.

I can't wait to read more about Hunter, Autumn, and Jessie as the series continues.

Reviewed on behalf of Jezabell Girl & Friends...



Profile Image for Jenny Harris.
3,527 reviews25 followers
May 4, 2014
I received the book as an ARC for an honest review. I am a big fan of this series and do not give many 5 star reviews but boys does this one ever deserve it. This book is not a stand alone you need to read Fierce and Fury first. This way you can understand all the references made in this book. Now with that being said we really see the possessive feelings that Hunter has for Autumn. We also see his continued feelings of self doubt regarding himself. Hunter still feels like he will never be good enough for Autumn but cannot see himself away from her in any way. He knows that he loves her with a dept that cannot compare but still feels like he will never be good enough for her love. In this book Hunter and Jessie are reunited but the brothers still have the on going battle regarding Hunter going to college. Hunter drops out of school and begins looking for job to help pay the bills and help out his brother. All the while thinking this is going to be the things that makes him loose his love. Autumn on the other hand couldn't care less about Hunter's financial status and when she finally sees how bad his memory is she understands his desire to drop out of school. With this revelation and her acceptance Hunter and Autumn know this is a love for all time. This book still has many ups and downs that they must get through throughout the entire book. There are issues with Autumn's family to deal with as well as friends and financial issues. This is an amazing book that brings this book full circle. I would recommend this book to anyone and everyone.
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1,096 reviews63 followers
May 6, 2014

3.5 stars

Great conclusion to a good series.

Autumn and Hunter are back and we get a look inside the dynamics of there relationship. We see them grow into a couple and battle everyday problems. We see them grow into a more mature couple. The author did good with further character development. We get to see inside their pasts and view the families they came from.

Autumn is still very naive and immature in all things relationship related. She is struggling to underrstand the way things work with a beast of man with a penchant for hard, rough sex. She is still battling her inner demons from being teased and tormented all the way through high school. In the first book, I thought her family was supportive of her even though they were poor. But Autumn Mom is very sick and her dad is not supportive.

Hunter gets is brother back, which was the purpose in the first book. Jessie is a good guy. Both boys are messed up from things there mother did. Jessie struggles to find a job and Hunter is still struggling with a learning disability that makes his college career a constant struggle. Both Bane brothers will do whatever it takes to survive.

Hunter is hard, he is demanding and kind of thuggish. He has anger issues, is controlling but yet completely hot. He claims what is his and makes no qualms about taking what he wants when he wants it.

There are bumps and struggles along the way but these two find ways to always work it out and deal with whatever life deems to throw at them. They fight and forgive, they love and last. A great ending for Hunter and Leafy.
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Profile Image for Kelly  O'Connor.
911 reviews23 followers
May 7, 2014
4.5 Stars

Wow Hunter and Autumn get down and dirty in this book ........and I loved it !!!

Hunter has brought down the entire of Alpha Psi and got his brother back, but what now ?
Hunter is struggling to keep up with his studies and his brother Jesse can't find a job.
how will all this effect Hunters new relationship with Autumn ?
Autumn has her own problems too, her Dad doesn't like Hunter and wants her to end the relationship and focus on her studies.
In this book we see the young couple strugging to find their way, yes they love each other but is it enough to see them through?
We also see how Hunter was abandoned by his own parents
It's a question they ask each other a lot, as there are so many obstacles in they way to finding there forever.
Hunter and Autunm do a lot of growing up in this book, we see Hunter become a man, one that deserves the love of a good woman.
Autumn learns to accept the man that Hunter is, especially in the bedroom ! He likes it rough and hard and that takes some getting used to when you are as inexperienced as Autumn.
It's a great story about appcetance of who you are and loving them what ever
I really enjoy this book seeing the transformation of the characters was heartwarming and boy it's hot !
They had sex everywhere !!!! Loved it
Really glad Autumn and Hunter got the HEA they deserve !
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146 reviews14 followers
May 18, 2014
This is the continuation of the love story between Hunter and Autumn. In this book we get to see them slowly maturing into adulthood and grow as a couple. We have to remind ourselves that they are young and sometimes don’t always react appropriately to situations when it occurs in their relationship. On the plus side they have good friends and family who are very supportive and help them get through it.

Hunter is very much an alpha male; possessive and temperamental, but his love for Autumn helps him mellow, and through this love he essentially transforms and is able to provide a future for both of them. Similarly, Autumn is a young smart girl, naive and childish to begin with, but also learns from their experiences and matures throughout the story.

The relationship between Hunter and his brother Jessie is intense, like any brothers relationship they have arguments but they are supportive of each other. Always looking out for each other’s best interest at heart.

Flame is a good book in general. It’s nearly drama free with very little angst. There are some annoying moments between the characters, but getting to see their happily ever after was worth the read.

ARC provided in exchange for an honest review.
Profile Image for Isa Jones (Jo&Isalovebooks Blog).
411 reviews86 followers
May 8, 2014
I was gifted a copy this book by the Author in exchange of an honest review.

Well they say, all good things come to an end, and this is the final chapter into the lives of Autumn and Hunter. Clarissa has given us just the right ending to this series; This book, definitely had a lot more of a sensitive undertone as we get glimpses of some of Hunter's past, these passages in the book by no stretch of the imagination were easy to read, they were poignant in understanding a lot of Hunter's background, his motivations, desires, behaviour and fears.
It was a fast pace read, at times you are wondering how much more there is left in the book as you just don't want to reach that final chapter. There were plenty of steamy scenes, fighting scenes and in general plenty of content, as always with every one of Ms Wild's books plenty of wonderful quotes that will remain with us even after reading.
I have been there every step of the way, from the start of these two wonderful characters creation until their culminating climax, and closing the book has left me with a sense of bereavement but also with a big smile on my face.
Thank You Author Clarissa Wild, for allowing me to be part of this incredible journey, I have enjoyed every single word.
Profile Image for Donna Hokanson.
1,696 reviews32 followers
May 5, 2014
Turmoil and struggles, can Love truly concur all?
What a roller coaster 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.
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226 reviews
May 12, 2014
3 1/2 stars marked up to 4
*ARC received in return for an honest review

Flame picks up right where we left Autumn and Hunter at the end of Fierce & Fury. After reading both books, I had thought that's where the story would end but oh, Clarissa Wild had so much more in store for the young couple. Their path to true love and happiness wasn't going to be smooth!

A perfect and fitting ending to Hunter & Autumn's story
If you've read Fierce and Fury then you Must read Flame

Full review on makemydaybooks.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05...
Profile Image for Elaine.
719 reviews3 followers
May 1, 2014
I giving this book for an honest review... I have a chance to read the whole series and I will tell you that from the start 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.
Well, Flame was an ugly cry for me because of the things they have had to endure. His dominance over her mind, body and soul is all she ever wanted, but will his secrets tear them apart or will it only make them stronger.
Well, you have to read this book for yourself.....It is a must read....
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4,257 reviews79 followers
May 6, 2014
Loved this book & can not wait to read more by this author! ! Great story about the bookworm meeting the bad boy at college and the two of them able to change each other for the best. Hunter and Autumn are the perfect example of opposites attract. While this relationship is building their is lots of drama with the dynamics of long term friendships changing and serious dangerous issues occurring. I was totally surprised by the ending and can't not wait to find out what happens next.

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489 reviews6 followers
May 10, 2014
I received an advanced copy of this book... I think this was the best one out of the series so far! I loved the ups and downs Hunter and Leafy went through and was surprised by some things in this book!! And boy was there some hot sexy scenes that left me blushing!!! Well done!!! I look forward to hopefully reading a book about Jessie and Jaret ??? Anyways I loved this book and highly recommend it !!!!
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