REVIEW – THE OUTSKIRTS (The Outskirts Duet #1) by T.M. Frazier


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 CRAVE things.
Things Finn hasn’t thought about in a very long time.

Finn WANTS Sawyer gone.
Almost as much as he wants her in his BED.

The swamp is about to get a whole lot HOTTER.

The Outskirts was originally set to be a standalone.
It is now book one of a duet.
The Outliers is the title of book two.


*****Dee’s Review*****


When you read a T.M Frazier book you should know that she is going to shock you with a jaw dropping story, you should also know, that her poignant writing will transport you to a place where you can smell the rain, feel the thunder inside your heart, and discover a kind of love only she can write, the kind that you never, ever forget.



Sawyer Dixon, after twenty years of living a life where everything was forbidden, has finally escaped. She’s looking for answers and freedom in a little town called, The Outskirts. When her mother died, she left Sawyer a little box filled with random clues that have taken her to this place in the middle of the Florida Swamp, where she’ll discover a world full of new things, she didn’t even know existed. Her very first scary encounter in this new place is with the town’s hermit; Finn Hollis.

Just like Sawyer, Finn is running away from a painful past that has him shackled to a dark and lonely existence. Sawyer comes through the town like a beautiful storm; bringing light and hope for a new day not only for Finn but to some of the other residents of The Outskirts.

Finn and Sawyer end up being neighbors, and then friends, and then more. Finn feels the need to protect innocent Sawyer from everything and everyone. But Sawyer doesn’t want to be sheltered or owned, she wants to live, she desperately wants to experience everything life has to offer to the fullest. She might be scared of storms and thunder but she’s definitely not afraid to live or to love.

Exciting twists and turns will surprise us as we read, and ultimately leaving us with an unforgettable ending that I still CANT BELIEVE!!!

Seriously, people, I will be stalking, hounding and whatever else it takes until T.M Frazier writes the second book. I’m dying!!!! I need to know what happens next…

My The Outskirts music playlist:

*No Sugar In My Coffee by Caught A Ghost
*River by Bishop Briggs
*Cant Help Falling In Love by Beck-Resistance Radio
*The Beginning by John Legend
* Wasteland by Daniel Gidlund



*****Patty’s Review*****

*****FOUR STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

Every single thing that Finn was doing to me I felt not only within my body, but in my mind, in my heart. He wasn’t just making me feel, he was opening my eyes and it was like for the first time I was able to see clearly.



It’s clear to me after having finished ”The Outskirts” that T.M. Frazier has created another hit series! What I loved most of all about this story was the Hero, Finn Hollis. For the first time T.M. has created a charismatic Hero that doesn’t live his life outside the lines of the law. When we are first introduced to him, his demeanor is rough around the edges but just like the Heroine, you will find it impossible not to feel drawn to him. Ladies get ready to fall in love with Finn!

Sawyer Dixon, at the age of twenty-one, is finally breaking free from the abusive and oppressive life she endured under the reigns of her religious fanatic father. After her mother’s suicide, she comes across an envelope that contains a letter, keys, and a deed to some land in a small rural town called “the Outskirts”. Sawyer is excited for this new chapter in her life, but on her very first night her car breaks down and she is nearly run over by a surly and inebriated man, who she will soon learn also happens to be her new neighbor.

Finn Hollis lost the love of his life nearly two years ago and since then he’s turned to alcohol to help him numb the pain and he’s closed himself off from all of his friends because they are painful reminders of his past. When he sees that the beautiful red head with freckles has parked her camper on his property his first reaction is to behave like a belligerent Neanderthal and order her off of his land. He’s anything but sweet to Sawyer in the beginning but somehow beneath his prickly exterior Sawyer can see the haunted look in his eyes and it calls to her. Something seems to be drawing Finn to Sawyer as well. He feels an inherent need to protect her from the outside world.

Soon enough the two are starting to feel an undeniable spark between them whenever they’re in each other’s presence and once things start to heat up there’s nothing that can stop it.

Finn isn’t the only new person in Sawyer’s life. She ends up meeting a couple of Sawyer’s friends and soon they become an integral part of her new life in the Outskirts as well. Josh is one of Finn’s oldest friends and also on the Outskirt’s police force. She is a fierce woman with a heart of gold. Josh and Sawyer become fast friends and I really loved how quick she was to help Sawyer settle into her new life.

As Sawyer starts to burrow her way into Finn’s heart, she also helps bring him back to the world of the living. He’s starting to feel like the man he was before he was literally drowning in self-loathing and guilt.

Will the two lovers be able to live a life filled with happiness or is the past destined to resurface and bring more unbearable grief their way?

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