Nine: The Tale of Kevin Clearwater, the highly anticipated new standalone from USA Today bestselling author T.M. Frazier is coming June 18th!
One chance to make her his.
Preppy’s brother is about to live up to the family legacy in more ways than one.
This is the story of Nine, The Tale of Kevin Clearwater.
Nine cups my cheek in his big rough palm. “Poe, whenever I was with anyone else there was always this thing nagging at the back of my mind. Sex always triggered a memory, a highlight from one of the many living nightmares that I’d rather die than remember if given a choice.” He cups my face in his big palm, and I lean into it. “Until you.”
“What’s so different about me?” I ask. “Why me?”
His lips brush mine. “That’s easy. You’re mine.”
I smile against his lips. “How very caveman of you.”
“No, I don’t mean it like you’re mine and that’s all you can be. I mean that you and me fit together. We work together. Like a bone and socket. Like a heart and blood. You asked if I believed in fate once. I didn’t then.” He trails the pad of his thumb over my lips. “But I do now.”
The power of his words sinks in slowly until I’m overflowing with unfamiliar emotions that I never expected to feel toward anyone, never mind a man like Nine.
My inner voice chimes in, Yes, but he’s your killer.
“I just never thought…” I start. “I don’t know.”
“Tell me what you do know,” he presses. “Start there.”
I swallow hard. “I know that the world is quieter when you’re around. Like I can finally think without the voice of my anxiety chirping in my ear. I don’t feel crazy when I’m with you.” I cringe when I hear myself use my least favorite word.
“I hate that word,” Nine grates, echoing my thought. He pushes a lock of unruly hair from his eye and tucks it behind his ear. “You’re not crazy just because you think you act crazy sometimes. You’re human, Poe, and because you’re human by definition, you’re so much deeper and more complicated than a single word.” He tilts my chin up, so my eyes meet his. His frown deepens. “Hear this, Poe. You are more than one thing. A person can be both sensitive and heartless. Both selfish and selfless. Quiet and loud. Fearful and bold. Jealous and proud. A killer and a savior. Flawed, yet perfect. We can love and hate in equal measure. We can be crazy sometimes and sane in the next.”
I hold his gaze, unable to form a sentence. I’ve been waiting for someone to say that to me my entire life.
Who the hell made you believe you can only be one thing? That you can check only one box?”
“I’m not sure,” I finally manage to choke out.
Nine’s eyes shift from determination to hardened rage. “You will tell me when you remember because whoever made you believe that you can only be one thing and that thing is crazy, deserves nothing less than to die a slow and excruciatingly painful death.” He trails his fingers down my neck, leaving a trail of heat in his wake. “Because you, Poe, aren’t one thing. You can’t be, because you’re everything.”
About the Author
T.M. (Tracey Marie) Frazier never dreamed that a single person would ever read a word she wrote when she published her first book. Now, she is a five-time USA Today bestselling author and her books have been translated into numerous languages and published all around the world.
T.M. enjoys writing what she calls sexy‘wrongside of the tracks romance’ with morally corrupt anti-heroes and ballsy heroines.
Her books have been described as raw, dark and gritty. Basically, what that means, is while some authors are great at describing a flower as it blooms, T.M. is better at describing it in the final stages of decay.
She loves meeting her readers, but if you see her at an event please don’t pinch her because she’s not ready to wake up from this amazing dream.
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