The Outskirts by TM Frazier ~ Sarah A’s Review

Sawyer wants a life of her own.

Finn wants to forget he ever had one.

After a tragedy, Finn Hollis escapes into the swamp to be alone.

That is until Sawyer Dixon shows up, all SCORCHING HOT innocence, claiming she owns the land less than fifty feet from his front door.

Sawyer gets under his SKIN, but even worse?

She makes him WANT things.

Things Finn hasn’t wanted in a very very long time.

Finn WANTS Sawyer gone.

Almost as much as he wants her in his BED.

The Outskirts is Book One in the Outskirts Duet.

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I’m struggling as to how to review this book.  Not because I didn’t like it, but because it’s hard to say anything real about it without giving away parts of the story that each reader should find out for themselves.   There was a reason the blurb for The Outskirts was vague and I’d like to honor the author’s decision in that.

While I have heard so many good things about T.M. Frazier and her King series, I had yet to pick up one of her novels.  After reading The Outskirts, I understand the hype.  Ms. Frazier has quite a way with words.  Her prose is engrossing and beautiful.  She writes in a way that makes the voice of each of her characters unique, yet it still holds a specific style of writing that is her own.

I loved the characters in this book.  The way that both Sawyer and Finn had experienced devastating traumas in their lives and then dealt with them in diametrically opposite ways was an excellent way to begin to highlight how different they really are. They were set up to be perfect counterpoints to one another and the complemented each other wonderfully.  The dynamic between Finn and Sawyer made this book for me.  The secondary characters were equally excellent and lent a fun outlet to the intensity of the rest of the story.

I’m glad that T.M. Frazier focused primarily on the world and relationship building in this book.  Packing it with tons of action would have detracted from what was happening between Finn and Sawyer, as well as the specter of their pasts.  There was just enough action to learn about how each character reacts under pressure and to what lengths they’ll go for the people they care most about.  I was impressed with Ms. Frazier’s feel for that perfect balance in The Outskirts.

The Outskirts is part one of a duet, so the story is not complete in one book.  I’ve read books where a cliffhanger feels forced or even like a ploy, but that was not the case with this book.  While I have a million questions about what is going to happen in The Outliers, I feel comfortable with where things were left.  That being said, I still can’t wait for the next book.  Finn and Sawyer won me over and I am eagerly anticipating what is in store for them!

T.M.Frazier is a USA TODAY bestselling author. She resides in sunny Southwest Florida with her husband and her young daughter.

When she’s not writing she loves talking to her readers, country music, reading and traveling. Her debut novel, The Dark Light of Day was published in September of 2013 and when she started writing it she intended for it to be a light beachy romance.

Well…it has a beach in it!

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The Outskirts by TM Frazier ~ Excerpt Reveal

Sawyer wants a life of her own.

Finn wants to forget he ever had one.

 

After a tragedy, Finn Hollis escapes

into the swamp to be alone.

That is until Sawyer Dixon shows up,

all SCORCHING HOT innocence,

claiming she owns the land less than

fifty feet from his front door.

 

Sawyer gets under his SKIN, but even worse?

She makes him WANT things.

Things Finn hasn’t wanted in a very very long time.

 

Finn WANTS Sawyer gone.

Almost as much as he wants her in his BED.

 

The Outskirts is Book One in the Outskirts Duet.

Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon AU | Amazon CA

 

T.M.Frazier is a USA TODAY bestselling author. She resides in sunny Southwest Florida with her husband and her young daughter.

When she’s not writing she loves talking to her readers, country music, reading and traveling. Her debut novel, The Dark Light of Day was published in September of 2013 and when she started writing it she intended for it to be a light beachy romance.

Well…it has a beach in it!

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The Outskirts by TM Frazier ~ Excerpt Reveal

The Swamp is about to get a whole lot hotter! The Outskirts by T.M. Frazier is coming September 12th!

Sawyer wants a life of her own.

Finn wants to forget he ever had one.

 

After a tragedy, Finn Hollis escapes

into the swamp to be alone.

That is until Sawyer Dixon shows up,

all SCORCHING HOT innocence,

claiming she owns the land less than

fifty feet from his front door.

 

Sawyer gets under his SKIN, but even worse?

She makes him WANT things.

Things Finn hasn’t wanted in a very very long time.

 

Finn WANTS Sawyer gone.

Almost as much as he wants her in his BED.

 

The Outskirts is Book One in the Outskirts Duet.
Release Date: September 12th, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance

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Sawyer

My throat tightened and a heaviness grew in my chest like my heart didn’t know whether to beat faster or stop beating altogether. “Did you leave me all this to show me the life you could’ve had, but didn’t? Why!?” I pounded the wheel again and then again, and again and again until my vision was blurry and all I could see was the redness of my own heated rage. “You’re a fucking coward! You fucking COWARD!” I screamed to no one, pounding on the wheel until the skin across my knuckles split and blood dripped between my fingers.

Strong hands bit into my biceps, yanking me from the cab. I was spun around by my shoulders and found myself face to face with Finn. “I like it when you swear,” he said, pressing close.

“Finn, get off me! Get off me! Let me go!” I wailed, struggling to free myself from his grip. Kicking out my legs only to connect with the air as he evaded my every move.

A growl tore from his throat. Finn picked me up and walked me to the back of the truck, setting me on the open tailgate. He pushed himself between my legs and hovered over me to keep me from leaping off.

“Let me go,” I demanded, pushing at his hard chest. “I don’t have time for your broodiness right now.”

Finn held my wrists together with one hand. “No, of course you don’t. You’re too busy tearing up pictures and screaming at no one.”

“Let me go,” I repeated.

“No,” he said between clenched teeth.

“Just go! Leave me alone. Leave meeeeeee!” I wailed as I pounded against his stone chest.

“You don’t want to hit me,” he warned, his eyes hardened.

“Then let me go.”

“Why?” He stepped in closer, unaffected by my attempt to fight against him. My inner thighs were touching his outer thighs.

“Because she did!” I screamed, my eyes sprang open to find his cold blue gaze. “She could have run anywhere and taken me with her. Instead she left him but she left me too. She was a coward who couldn’t make the right decision and I love her. I love her…but I hate her. I hate her so much…so…” I was interrupted when Finn’s lips pressed against mine, momentarily rendering me stupid. I pointed my toes toward the sky to avoid my initial instinct which was to wrap my legs around him. It was so consuming that I momentarily forgot to fight him off, but I didn’t need to, he pulled his lips from mine.

“Stop doing that,” I said. I pushed him off but he stayed between my legs, his hands on my bare back just under the hem of his big t-shirt I was wearing. His gaze hardened. I could see the conflict written in his lined forehead and the deep V between his eyes. I had no doubt the conflict had everything to do with me.

And kissing me.

“It’s your fault that I do it,” Finn said, his voice deep and smooth against my chin and then my neck.

“So that’s your plan? Kiss me every time you want to shut me up?” I asked, still feeling every bit of my anger but also feeling something else. Something that sent tingles between my legs and an ache in my core. “Thank you for saving me. Really. Thank you. I appreciate it,” my voice cracked. “But you can just leave me alone now. And please, STOP kissing me.” My words a whisper.

“I’m going to kiss you whenever I want to kiss you,” Finn stated as if I didn’t have a say in the matter.

The early morning sunlight highlighted the beads of sweat trickling from his shoulders down his broad chest and across the valleys of his defined abs. He was standing so close that we were breathing in each other’s air.

“Whenever you want to kiss me?” I laughed. “I don’t understand you. I don’t understand any of this. You’re always mad at me. Why did you save me? Why do you keep kissing me when you’re always mad at me?”

“It’s when I’m pissed off at you that I want to kiss you the most,” Finn said, his voice flowing over my skin like a silky blanket. He slid me closer so I could feel the outline of his rigid erection as if he were proving a point. He lowered his lips to mine and consumed my mouth in a greedy kiss that had me shaking with need and spinning with confusion.

“Do you always kiss everyone you hate?” I asked, yanking my lips from his.

“Does this feel like hate to you?” he growled pushing his hard length between my legs.

T.M.Frazier is a USA TODAY bestselling author. She resides in sunny Southwest Florida with her husband and her young daughter.

When she’s not writing she loves talking to her readers, country music, reading and traveling. Her debut novel, The Dark Light of Day was published in September of 2013 and when she started writing it she intended for it to be a light beachy romance.

Well…it has a beach in it!

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