Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Blog Tour & Review: The Outskirts - T.M. Frazier


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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.
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5 Stars

Sawyer is running from the only life she's ever known. Raised in a strict religious family with a religious father, Sawyer is used to pain and heartbreak, but a chance opportunity left behind by her mother helps her escape to The Outskirts. It's a town the world forgot, a swampy marshland with few prospects and a handful of determined citizens. It's also the home of Finn, a brooding, dark man barely making it through the days as he hangs onto a past he can't let go of. Neighbors by chance, Sawyer brings life back into Finn's world and in turn he shows her all she's been missing.

"'You running from something, Sawyer Dixon?'
I paused for a moment. 'I think of it more like I'm running toward something.'"

Talk about a story that's driven by complex characters and a well constructed plot. T.M. Frazier gives readers a stunning novel with the release of The Outskirts, part one of a duet, told from the dual point of views of main characters Sawyer and Finn. Sawyer is sweet, naive, and headstrong. Finn is depressed, alone, and handsome. Neither should really be seeking another, not when they carry baggage as heavy as they do, and yet they can't seem to stay away. They're both questioning why they're the ones left behind, but together they find a reason to keep going. I love how Sawyer and Finn connect, but what really makes this novel work are the secondary characters and the events that unfold. The town of Outskirts is like a living, breathing character itself, and the people who live there are so unique. I really liked Josh and how she took Sawyer under her wing, embracing her when it's obvious Sawyer doesn't know what it's really liked to be cared for. Miller, while kind of a sleaze, brings humor to the story and characters like Critter, well he holds all the secrets. The interactions between each character was so interesting, it allowed for a lot of character development and made the story feel alive. Then there is the drama, we know Sawyer's past isn't truly in the past and the twist that T.M. Frazier gives readers at the very end was astonishing, I could never have predicted it.

"I was her first.
Her first everything."

My 5 star rating of The Outskirts is definitely due to my general enjoyment of the novel. I love the idea of a girl striking it out on her own, finding strength in herself as she faces the unknown. More than that though, I love that the girl can help someone else find themselves in the process too. It's a romantic story with an underlying mystery that makes it unique and even more interesting to read. As the first part of a duet, The Outskirts is a standout novel and I cannot wait for The Outliers.
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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!Connect with T.M. Frazier:

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