The Swamp is about to get a whole lot hotter! The Outskirts by T.M. Frazier is coming September 12th!
The Outskirts by T.M. Frazier
Release Date: September 12th, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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.
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.
I don’t know what exactly to say about The Outskirts except it was FREAKING AWESOME!!!! I honestly read this book in a matter of hours…it may be the fastest I have ever read a book, devouring every single word T.M Frazier wrote!
Sawyer is running from a life of fear and pain. Finn is running from grief and guilt, hiding in a rundown shack in the swamp drowning his sorrow in alcohol. Life is about to change for both of them. Sawyer has been deeded some land right outside Finn’s doorstep. He doesn’t want her there, and Sawyer has no intentions of leaving. She is done with men telling her what to do. She is a danger to Finn…she’s making him crave things he hasn’t wanted in a long time!
Sawyer is an amazing young woman, and she is young, just becoming a woman. She has missed living life, knowing the joys of little things, because of her horrible childhood. Yet, she had the strength to run…not away but toward something, her freedom. I found it ironic and beautiful that she found it in a town where so many dreams of others had died, but it’s a place where she was realizing hers. I loved seeing new things she was experiencing for the first time, especially with Finn!
Finn was perhaps one of the most complicated characters that I couldn’t help falling in love with, just as Sawyer did. He appears hateful and sometimes scary, but there is just something about him that tugged at my heart.
“this gruff angry man, was by far the most beautiful person I’d ever seen.” ~Sawyer
As Sawyer will discover, his anger hides pain and overwhelming guilt that he doesn’t know how to get past. His best friends couldn’t help him, but something about her calls to him in his darkness.
“Sawyer was unusual looking. Certainly not a classic beauty, but maybe it was because she was so unusual that I found her to be stunning. The MOST stunning thing I’d ever laid eyes on, the more I stared at her, the more something inside me stirred.” ~Finn
It wasn’t just her beauty and his desire to have her, but she brought out his desire to live again. Their romance is both passionate and beautiful! Their chemistry is fiery HOT! Never has a storm or a library been so sexy! I’m still fanning myself!
The secondary characters were brilliantly developed as well. I learned so much about Finn through Miller and Josh.
Without spoiling things, the ending…WOW!!!! There are those books and characters that just grab control of your heart and mind, and this one did that! The Outskirts should come with a warning of a major book hangover…it will take me a while to get over this book! I have several books on my Kindle by T.M. Frazier, but I haven’t read them yet. Well, that’s going to change! That will have to tide me over until the conclusion to this series, and I’m praying that I won’t have to wait long. Amazing, emotional, sexy book! One of my favorites EVER!
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About the Author:
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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