Title: FLAME (#2, Fierce Series)
Author: Clarissa Wild
Publication Date: May 8th 2014
Genre: New Adult Romance (18+)
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 sheâs 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 wonât give up on Hunter so easily â¦
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. Hunterâs 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 Hunterâs love survive this ultimate test?
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I canât take my lips off her. I need her so much right now. Iâm starving for her lips. I canât catch my breath, but I canât stop either. I need her to feel how much I love her, need her to know how much I need her and that everything I said was a fucking lie. It was all the fear of not being able to live up to her expectations, the horror of disappointing her. I pushed her away instead of talking to her. If only Iâd told her before why I was doing this, to help her mom out, then maybe this wouldâve never happened.
But fuck, I am happy sheâs here and that sheâs all right. Sheâs here in my arms and Iâm not letting her go. Never again.
Iâm such a fucking mess, and still she loves me. I have no fucking clue why, but thatâs why I love her. She loves me completely, unconditionally, so much that she canât stand the thought of me even having the slightest scratch on me. I know Iâm a bastard for earning money with fighting, but itâs the only thing I can do, and Iâll make sure Iâll be damn good at it. If she canât see me get hurt, then I wonât let myself get hurt. Iâll make sure it never happens. Iâll train and fight until I can knockout everyone in my path with her watching me, smiling, proud.
I want to be her winner.
Smelling her, I take in her scent in with eagerness, wanting her so close, holding her isnât even enough anymore. My fingers slide down her neck to her spine and down to her waist as I turn her around, still kissing her. Iâm slowly taking her back to the car, not taking my lips off her. Entangling her fingers through my hair, she lets me push her backward until we reach the hood of the car. Iâve not been the best at finding directions when I have my fucking eyes closed. Kissing her is more important than seeing where Iâm going.
She bumps against the hood, and I put my arms around her, making sure she canât slip away. Iâm not letting her out of my sight. Not anymore. Her plump, pink lips are so luscious â¦ so soothing â¦ so volatile for me. They turn me into something I shouldnât be right now, but I canât help myself.
Planting my hands on the hood, I trap her inside my arms and ravish her mouth. I canât get enough of her, canât get enough of her sweetness, her passion, her spark, her flame. I need her love right now.
âGod â¦ I want you so much right now, I canât stop,â I murmur against her mouth, nipping at her lips, catching them with my teeth.
âI want you too. Donât stop,â she whispers, and then she drags me closer by my shirt.
âHmm â¦â I moan into her mouth, but then take my lips off her again. If I donât stop now, Iâll turn into that beast again. I know, because Iâve been there before. She does that to me. Especially now, because I havenât seen her for a while, and now that Iâve finally got my hands on her Iâm not sure I can hold back. I donât even want to, but Iâm forcing myself to stop. Itâs not right to take it further now. Not after what we just went through.
âWeâre soaked,â I say.
âYeah â¦â The way she says it sends shivers down my spine. Itâs like sheâs saying sheâs âwetâ in a whole different way. Exhilarating.
âNo, I mean, we should get back to the car.â
She shakes her head, pulling me in for another kiss, but I barely escape.
âI canât control myself,â I say.
âYou donât need to.â She leans forward and pulls down my shirt, exposing my collarbone. When she starts pecking my skin, Iâm done for.
Groaning, I say, âYou donât know what youâre in for.â
âYes, I do. Weâve had sex before.â
âNot on a fucking car, on a road, in the rain.â
âI donât care,â she whispers, wrapping her arms around my waist and pulling me closer. My cock springs alive from her tug. Sheâs never been this needy. This willing. Itâs like she wants me to fuck her.
âI need to feel your lips on me. I need you. I need you everywhere. Inside me,â she whispers close to my ear. Fuck. Sheâs undoing me with her words. Now Iâm hard as fuck.
It feels so fucking wrong after a fight, but so very tempting at the same time. My desire to take her has been multiplied by ten since we argued, as if my inner caveman knows that in order to fix love you need to fill each other up with love. Or in other words, fill her up to the brim.
My cock is throbbing in my pants at the thought of having her right now. I canât think of anything else; itâs like my mind is only focused on one thing now, which is claiming her.
Ah, screw my conscious. âFuck it â¦â I murmur, and then I dive into the little nook between her neck and shoulder and kiss her until my lips are raw and swollen.
I push her up against the car, and the lift her up, setting her down on the car. Parting her legs, I step closer and suck the beads of water off her skin. With my tongue I slip down her neck, licking up all the raindrops until I reach her tits. Her hands drop back onto the hood when I grasp both her perky tits in my hands and kiss the swell, going from one to the other.
âGod, youâve never tasted this good before.â
She giggles, which only gives me more incentive to seize her body and make it mine.
My fingers travel down her stomach while I keep my lips on her collarbone, teasing her as I slide lower and lower, avoiding her pleasure spot. I know she wants it, but I want her to savor that feeling for a while. I want her to realize what sheâd be missing if I wasnât there to please her anymore. And I want to enjoy myself while doing it.
I curl my fingers around her shirt and rip it over her head, surprising her. âYou scared someoneâs gonna find us here?â I tease, throwing the shirt on the hood of the car.
She squints, a smirk appearing on her face. âNo.â
I purse my lips and raise an eyebrow. âNot even a little bit?â
Little moans escape her mouth as I massage her tits. She canât speak, but shakes her head instead.
Hmm â¦ I wonder how far sheâll go. I want to know if I can push her boundaries. Itâs too exciting not to try. So I slide my fingers down her shoulder, pushing her bra down, and then in one surprise move I flip her tits out of her holsters.
She gasps as I immediately lock my mouth over her rosy nipples.
âOh, Hunter â¦â she moans as I flick my tongue over her hardened peaks.
âWhat? You backing down yet?â I tease.
âNo. Definitely not. Oh my god â¦â she murmurs.
âHmmâ¦ I like that.â I grin against her skin as I lick her tits until they are nice and perky. My hand drifts down to her pussy and I splay my fingers, grasping her possessively. âMine.â
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