Review: Nine: The Tale of Kevin Clearwater (King #9) by T.M. Frazier

Nine: The Tale of Kevin Clearwater, the highly anticipated new standalone from USA Today bestselling author T.M. Frazier is available now!

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Nine lives.

Nine inches.

One chance to make her his.

Preppy's brother is about to live up to the family legacy in more ways than one.

This is the story of Nine, The Tale of Kevin Clearwater.


Man how does this author write so many great stories about people I would probably never hang out with in real life, but I love reading? People who have been through so much, are so tough and do whatever they need to, but are still amazing people? Oh, I love the world she created here. I loved the prior books in the King series and I loved this addition. It was a bit softer than I was expecting, not that it is all sunshine and roses, it is still dark and gritty but just a bit different than I expected.

Nine was not exactly what I expected him to be. He is that kid that is always trying to prove himself to the other guys. To Preppy and King and Bear. Trying to help and contribute and be there when they need him. He had pretty much no one growing up, had some really terrible experiences as a kid, did some things he is not happy about but had to at the time, but now he is stable. He has family. He has people who care about him and will do anything for him. So when something happens where he feels like he made a mistake and need to fix it things get interesting.

Lenny was an interesting read as well. She has bad anxiety and doesn't really deal with things in the best of ways sometimes. She is coasting and not really living when things get complicated and Nine comes into her life.

These two were fun together. I loved how sweet Nine was, but in a King series kind of way. Plus I love getting to see more of Preppy! He is my favorite, but Kevin is up there too. Really I love them all and will happily read story after story after story about these characters. I can't get enough of this world!

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

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★1/2


I look up into his dark eyes. “This is a dangerous game of cat and mouse we’re playing.”

“More like a game of cat and bird,” he corrects.

I straighten my posture, my nipples grazing his hard chest. “And we all know how that turns out in the end. The cat eats the bird.”

Nine lightly scrapes his nails over my bare arms before pressing them into my skin. I gasp at the slight bite of pain. “No, the pretty bird swoops down from nowhere and sinks her sharp talons into the cat, marking him for life.”

There’s no sarcasm in his voice. I don’t know how to begin to process what it is he’s saying. It takes all of my concentration to get out my next few words.

“And...and then what?”

Nine picks me up off the floor in one quick motion, flipping me back onto the bed.

He crawls over my body, hovering above me, pinning my wrists to the mattress. He grazes his teeth over the sensitive spot behind my ear. He lowers his voice to a deliciously deep rumble that has me vibrating with his every word.

“And then he eats her.”

About the Author:

T.M. (Tracey Marie) Frazier never dreamed that a single person would ever read a word she wrote when she published her first book. Now, she is a five- time USA Today bestselling author and her books have been translated into numerous languages and published all around the world. T.M. enjoys writing what she calls sexy‘wrongside of the tracks romance’ with morally corrupt anti-heroes and ballsy heroines. Her books have been described as raw, dark and gritty. Basically, what that means, is while some authors are great at describing a flower as it blooms, T.M. is better at describing it in the final stages of decay. She loves meeting her readers, but if you see her at an event please don’t pinch her because she's not ready to wake up from this amazing dream.


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