Friday, December 18, 2015

review || LAWLESS { blog tour } by T.M. Frazier


Self-Published | December 6, 2015 | Romantic Suspense
King, book 3


Thia is prim and proper.
Bear is leather and lawless.
It will never work between them.

It's a lie they almost believe.

{ about t.m. frazier } .

T.M. (Tracey Marie) Frazier resides in sunny Southwest Florida with her husband and three feisty fur kids.

She attended Florida Gulf Coast University where she specialized in public speaking. After years working in real estate and new home construction, she decided it was finally time to stop pushing her dreams to the back burner and pursue writing seriously.

In the third grade she wrote her very first story about a lost hamster. It earned rave reviews from both her teacher and her parents.

It only took her twenty years to start the next one.

It will not be about hamsters.

{ excerpt } .

“I’m going to remember this as the worst time in my entire life. The very worst.” She shook her head. “There is nothing I can do to change that. Girls my age are playing sports, going to dances and parties, kissing boys. And that’s never been me. I’ve had a full time job at the grove and a part time job at the Stop-N-Shop. I’ve done nothing over the last few years except work my ass off and watch my family fall apart. Just when I thought it couldn’t get any worse…now all this.” She waived around to the house and to me and let out an awkward laugh. She took another hit off the bowl, passing it back to me. Her coughing much less than it was on her first try.

“Ti, how old are you?” I asked, clearing my throat as I ventured into territory I knew I shouldn’t. She was a pistol, even if she was a sad one, but there was a wave of innocence about her that had me both feeling bad for her and salivating for a taste of her.

This is for her, not you. I told myself. It was only a partial lie.

“Seventeen,” She said, sniffling. “Eighteen soon.”

“You ever been kissed?” I asked, her eyes met mine. “And not a peck on the cheek or a brief smack of the lips, but a real fucking kiss? One that leaves you without air in you lungs and your thighs pressing together in search of more?” I said, my voice coming out deep and strained. My cock coming alive at the thought of tracing my tongue along her pump lips.

“Why?” She whispered, and as soon as the words left her mouth I knew there would be no coming back from what I was about to do.

I pushed off the fire pit and pulled her up off the chair, pressing her tits into my chest and my straining cock against her stomach. I tipped her chin up and looked into her confused emerald greens. She followed my thumb with her eyes as I traced her bottom lip. There were too many lines marring her face, questioning what it was I was up to. I knew she would try to pull away at any second, try to stop me. But it was too late for that.

I was beyond stopping.

Just one taste.

“Answer the question,” I pressed.

“No,” she said with a slight shake of her head, and before she could try to argue, I leaned down and pressed my lips to hers.

I was already going to hell.

Might as well enjoy the ride there.

{ review } .


This book states that it's book three in a series, but be advised: it may be book 3 in the whole series, but it's book 1 in the duology that is Thia and Bear. And while it states in some places that it's necessary to read KING and TYRANT before this book? Well, I didn't and I still really enjoyed this book, am waiting on pins and needles for Thia and Bear's conclusion, and have just 1-clicked KING and TYRANT because I loved King, Doe/Ray, and Bear's interactions in this book. Without reading the previous two, I feel that I can say it's ok to read this without the other two.

Does Bear have thoughts and mentions things that are in his and King's pasts? And the fact that he fancied himself in love with Doe, and was a bit heartbroken, in a biker way, when King got her? Yep. And I suppose Bear has thoughts about things that had happened in the previous year or two that could be further understood with the knowledge of the previous books, but I wasn't lost in the least bit.

I've never read a book of T.M. Frazier's, so I wasn't sure what to expect. All I knew was I've been in a bit of an MC-Romance loving spree, and the cover is about 75% appealing (his hair... not for me). Because let's be honest, the synopsis doesn't give enough information to pull a reader in. It's a little vague...

But the book! Oh my, this book... It has it's dark moments -- in fact, once we get to present day, it's an extremely dark-fiction-esque type book. And I felt Ms. Frazier handled the scene incredibly well. I could feel Thia's fear, her fight... Heck, Thia's first major scene I could feel her fears, her anxiety, her sadness. And when Bear gets notified about the girl with his ring, I could feel his confusion, his distrust... When he left the club he was born into, he severed ties with his brothers and his biological father -- and his father will do anything to hurt Bear. Bear's well aware that if you leave the club, it's typically by death, and that the club will do anything to go after what's his. The problem? Thia's not his. She held on to a lie he gave her years ago to keep her quiet -- and while her naivety definitely showed in her choosing to find the pretty motorcycle guy, she shows on more than one occasion what a strong woman she has the ability to be.

I did feel that these two were a bit quick to get to the 'I love you' part, but I enjoyed everything else about this story. Bear may be skeptical at first, but he finds himself caring rather quickly -- something that he wars with initially. And then King and Ray... They're relationship with one another, their parental skills, their friendship with Bear and eventually (...quickly) Thia... I loved them.

If you've not read a T.M. Frazier book before, I suggest you do. When she writes, she manages to pull every emotion that she's aiming for. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and like I said, I'm waiting for Thia and Bear's conclusion, but in the meantime, I'll be reading King and Ray's story.

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