Pike, the first in the all-new “gritty and captivating” The Pawn Duet from USA Today bestselling author T.M. Frazier, is available now!
5 How To Care For Your Captive Crowns
So, I’m going to preface this by saying this is my first book my T.M (runs and hides). I know, I know, where have I been right, and I can categorically say I have no freaking idea. T.M just came through and bashed me over the head with her writing, there’s no going back at this point, I’m officially an addict!
Logan’s beach. It’s a town made up of equal parts sand and sadists. Beach and blood. Saltwater and sins. Canals and chaos.
Since this is my first trip to Logan’s beach, I’m just going to throw this out there, if all the men there are like Pike than sign me the F up. From the very first page of this book I was completely enthralled with this man. He is Alpha dangerous with a deliciously decadent side of sexy and I am here for it all. Pike is best friends with Nine, they’ve known each other for years and I loved watching their dynamic, I may not know anything other than Pike at this point, but you can feel the camaraderie between them and the unwavering loyalty. Pike is this amalgam of so many different things, he is layered with such complexity and executed with such precision, that you fall for every aspect of him. And the duality of what he knows he needs to do and what he ultimately wants to do regarding Mickey shows his inner battle and opens your eyes to another part of this man.
There’s something intriguing about her defiance. Something…adorable. Stupid as fuck for crossing me, but still….adorable.
Mickey is unlike any character that I’ve read, this woman is wicked smart, when she first meet’s Pike she’s young and hurt just trying to figure out what’s going on. But when they come together later, she is an entirely different woman. She is strong and determine and single minded to the point of detriment to herself. She has goals in place that she won’t let anyone detract from not even Pike. But the connection between them is strong and it’s instantaneous. You can feel them both trying to fight what it is every step of the way. But the tension is fierce and tangible, you can feel it bleed from the pages like a bullet wound covering you in the intensity of it. And when that tension finally erupts its pure melt your freaking Kindle HOT!!!
“What do you know?” Gutter asks. I feel like I don’t know shit anymore for certain except two things. I need the information only she knows, and I want to fuck her more than I want to breathe.
T.M has interlaced this tension filled story with hilarious bouts of much needed humor. With this one-story she has created a lifelong fanatic of her work and I can’t wait to go back and read all the stories I’ve missed out on. Her words will wrap themselves around your heart and squeeze slowly and meticulously as you go through the pages, just waiting to see where her brilliant mind will take you next, leaving you fully on the edge of your seat. Pike and Mickey are absolute perfection together and the dynamics of them individually interlace brilliantly with them together making for a captivating storyline.
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4 A Complete Guide to Caring for your Captive CROWNS
The residents of Logan’s Beach are back with a bang and I couldn’t be more excited. Such an unusual and intriguing start to Pike had my poor heart racing and my spidey senses on full alert.
We met Pike previously in this series, briefly, and I’m so pleased we now get to know his full story. Of course he is not a good man, that would be boring. However, despite the guns and alpha male posturing, underneath the gruff exterior he’s a criminal with a heart of gold. Fiercely protective of his family, he’s just trying to prove himself to the brotherhood whilst selling his drugs and living his life and otherwise generally minding his own business. He’s quite successful at it too, until someone else decides it’s time to stick their nose in his business and quite literally stir up the smelly stuff!
Mickey is a woman with a plan. Despite having some dark and broken moments, she’s committed to her ultimate goal, whatever it takes, whatever the cost, and I absolutely love her. She’s fierce and strong, brave and tenacious. She never waivers in her sheer determination to see things through to their conclusion, despite a detour or two along the way. But you know what they say about best laid plans and with one mistake, hers come to a screeching halt.
These two can’t seem to catch a break and just when you think they have a handle on the situation, certain revelations towards the end of the book, blow the whole thing wide open. Although I did have a little trouble feeling the almost insta connection between them, I loved the characters themselves, the storyline with its surprise moments of hilarity (thanks Preppy), not to mention the danger, violence, and deep secrets everyone seems to be keeping. I can’t wait for book two and the conclusion to Pike and Mickey’s story, so that hopefully I can finally release that breath I’ve been holding.
I love a TM Frazier book, but this one lacked some excitement for me – suspense and character connection.
I liked the characters. They were well developed and likable, but I didn’t feel any loyalty to them or connection between the H and h. There never felt like a real build up between them. This wouldn’t have been a problem for me if the story line would have been the normal Frazier suspense, but even that fell a bit flat for me.
There is danger and peril but it didn’t have me on the edge of my seat like her books normally do. The ending, now that is a different story. I had to do a double take to make sure I read the ending correctly, and sure enough I did. Frazier has my attention significantly peaked for the next book, and I’m really hoping book 2 delivers.
This wasn’t my favorite. It may be because my expectations for any story coming from Logan Beach is high because my favorite stories and characters have come from this world, or it may just be a me thing. I just didn’t connect or feel gripped by these two. I’m very much hoping this changes, as I love this author and this world.