Title: The Outskirts
Author: T.M. Frazier
Rating: 4.5 stars
This is the first book in TM Frazier’s newest duet. I have read everything by Frazier and I know that with a duet comes a major cliffhanger, so I am so glad I waited (desperately) the few months so I could read them both together.
Sawyer hasn’t had the easiest life. Growing up with an abusive father and a mother that never stood up for herself was hard. After her mother dies happens she sees the opportunity to get away from that life. Her journey takes her to a small town known as the Outskirts in Florida. Her mother owned a bit of land there and now it’s hers. Sawyer is a little naive and doesn’t have a lot of experience as she has been very sheltered all her life. But she is ready to finally start living.
Finn used to have a very different life than what he is living now, after something that changed him forever. Finn is secretly struggling and there isn’t much in his life that gives him purpose, that is until he meets Sawyer. He doesn’t want to like her. Doesn’t want to care about her. But fall for her he does.
Sawyer is running form her past towards freedom and Finn is living in his past with no way out. The two of them come together and help each other heal.
“Once upon a time there was a man,” he started, “a recluse so caught up in his own pain he couldn’t stand to face the world. Then, the strongest and bravest girl he’d ever met came along… and made the man want things he hadn’t wanted in a very, very long time.”
I loved Sawyer and Finn and loved watching their relationship grow. There were also some amazing secondary characters, especially Josh and Miller- can’t wait to see them in the next story. The book is captivating filled with romance, emotion, and a bit of mystery.