The Outliers (The Outskirts Duet Part 2) by T.M. Frazier
Contemporary Romance, Does Not Stand Alone
The Outliers is the conclusion to the phenomenal new duet from T.M. Frazier that begins with The Outskirts. I am not usually a fan of books told in parts, but I must say, the cliffy from the first book really ratcheted up my excitement for this one. But still, by the time The Outliers came out, I had forgotten too much of The Outskirts, so I listened to the audible and loved it just as much the second time. And I’m glad it was fresh in my head for The Outliers.
I was a little worried T.M. Frazier had gone soft, because although it has some twists and turns, this isn’t as gritty as any of the books in the King Series. But luckily the “Evil Ginger” found a way to show us she is still as twisted as ever in the end, just in a different way.
One thing I really loved about this book is how solid Finn and Sawyer are.
“Say,” I said, pulling away so I could look in her eyes. “You have me. Don’t you know by now that I’d do anything for you? When the world gets heavy on your shoulders I’ll carry the weight for you. I’ll be there. I’m not going anywhere. Not now. Not ever.”
This one is more about Sawyer discovering about life outside of the church, and discovering her background and who she really is inside, and what she wants to do with that.
“You want religion?” Finn pushed back a lock of my hair. “Then I’ll get on my knees and worship you for the rest of my life. You want to save someone? You’ve already done it. You saved me. You want heaven?” His hand skated up the back of my skirt. I shivered. His deep voice hummed in my ear. “I’ll take you there right now.”
I absolutely loved Finn’s dad, and how he knocked some sense into the boy.
“That slap was for picking the apple before it had time to fall from the tree. Raised you better than that, son.”
All of the characters were great, but my favorite in this installment was definitely Critter. There is nothing I wanted more than to see him get his HEA.
“the kind of love… have is not the kind you can recover from. It’s not a cold. It’s not temporary. It’s the kind that becomes a part of yourself. Like the blood in your veins.”
- Though exciting and scary at times, this was generally a happy book.
- I love Miller and Josh, and I especially love Miller with Man Flu!
- Sigh…Critter ❤️
- I loved Finn’s family.
- Watching Sawyer grow and discover her self.
- The help from an very unlikely source.
- The sappy sweet stuff. Finn is freaking awesome.
- Could use another round of editing (which I am sure will be rectified).
- While I totally loved it, I’m not quite sure it was “big” enough to live up to the first.
The Down & Dirty:
Rating: 4.75 Stars, 4 Heat
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