TITLE: Fierce (Rosewood High, #4)
AUTHOR: Tracy Lorraine
RELEASE DATE: August 20, 2020
SETTING: Rosewood High School
PUBLISHER: Independently Published
GENRE(S): New Adult Romance, Contemporary Romance, Bully Romance, Second Chance Romance
Thank you to Tracy Lorraine for my gifted advanced copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
Everyone thinks they know me… but they’re wrong.
Fearless on the outside— a lie.
I’m a fraud, hiding behind a mask of perfection. My reality very different.
The captain. The leader. The Queen Bee.
None of it real— all just an illusion.
Perception is everything and I use it to get what I want, when I want, refusing to let anyone stand in my way.
Until he shows me that he’s not the man I expected. He’s not just the quiet one… the innocent one.
But the one to finally tear away the mask and look beneath the surface. The only one who sees me, gets me, challenges me.
He’s already changed my life in a way I never expected.
My secret could make us or break us, but I know one thing for sure… I’ll protect it fiercely.
That’s the real me. Chelsea Fierce.
The girl behind the mask with everything to lose.
I am shocked at how much I loved Chelsea’s story. As someone I thoroughly hated, even going so far as to say I loved to hate, I was nervous to see if I could enjoy her story without those feelings getting in the way.
Chelsea did some sh*t… She did some really vile and terrible things. Things you know that she did because she was spiraling. Even through the previous books in the series it was obvious that she was troubled and acting out. Did that make it okay? Absolutely not. And she spends so much time in this book answering for her actions.
I feared that Chelsea’s back story wouldn’t be enough to make me sympathetic, and at first, I wasn’t. But the in depth insight into the inner workings of her brain and her deep-seeded need to make things right totally turned me around. That is not to say that she isn’t still her “fierce” self, taking crap from no one. She decides for herself to be better and to do better.
I loved this book so much because of the feeling of hope that it filled me with. For someone to have fallen so far and then make such strides for redemption was really powerful.
I loved seeing a different side of Shane as well. He has always been the sweet one. The kind, helpful boy. But in Fierce, Chelsea brings out a side that isn’t sweet, but hard and kind of cruel, but so so sexy.