2 Book Lovers Reviews
I recommend reading Fierce before diving into this book. The story picks up right where Fierce left off and it will help you to get a better understanding of the story and the characters.
I love it when a book alternates between both character’s points of view. It provides you with an insight into the minds of the characters and leaves you with a deeper connection to them. I really enjoyed reading Autumn and Hunter’s story. Flame really delves into the character’s backgrounds and history and sheds a light on many issues that they have faced. She is the quintessential nerdy girl and he is the epitome of an alpha male. Despite their differences, they have an attraction, a connection and deep feelings for one another.
Hunter might be a tough, brooding fighter, but his insecurities and vulnerable side is really brought to light in Flame. He feels such shame for things that are really out of his control. He wants to be a good man, to be a man that is worthy of Autumn, but in his mind he always seems to fall short. Between his family life (or lack thereof) and his learning disability, Hunter’s confidence wanes.
Little does Hunter realize, but Autumn’s home life wasn’t exactly a Norman Rockwell picture. Although she did have both of her parents in her life, she didn’t have a good relationship with her father. Autumn grew up in poverty too and getting a higher education was a priority for her and is what her father expected.
Autumn was also plagued by insecurities. She was a bookworm, she never had a boyfriend, and she had been bullied constantly in high school. She was always amazed that Hunter had chosen someone like her. For Hunter, there was no choice to be made because in his mind there was no one else who measured up to his Leafy.
Autumn and Hunter’s relationship was very passionate. He was very primal in his intimate relationship with Autumn. This both intimidated and thrilled her. In the end, it came down to the fact that they needed to feel that closeness to each other.
I don’t want to give too many of the details away. This was a great conclusion to Autumn and Hunter’s story. This book pulls the reader into the character’s lives. They are realistic and flawed – and that is what makes the book so good. It takes you on their journey to finding true love and acceptance. I often felt emotional while reading Flame….yes, I might have even shed a tear or two!