Blog Tour: The Outskirts (The Outskirts Duet #1) by T.M. Frazier

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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.


Whenever I start reading a TM Frazier book I go in expecting the worst in the best of ways. Especially if it is only part one of a story because you know that is going to end and you will be sitting here counting down the days until you can get your hands on the next part. Because her stories? They are always amazing. And the author doesn't hold back. And I always want more. I was just hoping this one wouldn't be too bad, wouldn't torture me too much waiting for part 2!

The Outskirts was awesome! Like I said I went in expecting the worst, expecting terrible situations and things to happen, but I wasn't expecting such a sweet story to come out of it. I wasn't expecting to love Finn & Sawyer for being so perfect and kind to each other. I...I love the authors super alpha males, and Finn isn't a pushover, but he is sweeter than I am used to from her. And I loved every minute of it. It was a wonderful surprise.

Sawyer grew up in an unconventional way. She was raised in the church where women are secondary to men and her father is pretty terrible. It really isn't a good situation and for everything that happens to her she is so strong and brave. To set out on your own like that? Not everyone could do that. Especially with how sheltered she has been from the workings of the real world. I loved her. She was still kind and sweet and wonderful even though she has many things she would rather not talk about. Even though she is not very experienced. But she is determined to make up for lost time. She wants to try and experience everything. Nothing is going to hold her back now that she is free.

Finn is in a bad place. And has been for a long time. He has pushed away everyone who cared about him and is trying his hardest not to live. He has holed himself up in a shack in the swamp and pretty much never talks to anyone. He is happy...well not happy but resigned to spend the rest of his days miserable and keeping everyone away. After all he doesn't deserve it. He should be tortured every day that he is here and others aren't. Only Sawyer kind of messes his whole plan up. Right from the moment he sees her there is something there. Something that terrifies him. Something that keeps trying to make him feel things he hasn't felt for a really long time. Something that if he gives into it might make him move on and start living again.

These two were wonderful together. Sawyer & Finn just worked. They both have demons, but they both are there for the other. They both help the other work through their issues and come out better on the other side. I loved them so so much. I think this is now my favorite book from this author, though that is hard because to me it felt much different than her other books. Kinder, gentler, sweeter story that I couldn't put down. I can't wait for part two to see what is in store for these two next. I know they will have some things to figure out and deal with, some of their pasts will come back to haunt them, but I know they can do it. Because they are it. They have it. They are wonderful.

*Note: I received a free copy of this book for voluntary review consideration

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★1/2



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.

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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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