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N9ne: The Tale of Kevin Clearwater

(King #9)

4.46  ·  Rating details ·  4,968 ratings  ·  843 reviews
Stalking is such sweet sorrow...

Nine lives.
Nine inches.
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 can be read as a complete standalone.
Kindle Edition, 326 pages
Published June 18th 2019 by Frazier Publishing
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T.M. Frazier
Feb 15, 2019 is currently reading it  ·  (Review from the author)
The audiobook for NINE is now LIVE! Read by Teddy Hamilton and Lucy Rivers.
Nine is now in Kindle Unlimited! Read for free with your KU subscription!
PLUS The Outskirts Duet is also in KU with book one on sale for only 99 cents!
You guys are the absolute BEST! THANK you for the BEST release week ever!
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When two hurricanes collide, either the weaker storm is absorbed by the stronger one or they fuse together to become a much stronger, super storm. Lenny and I are hurricanes, on a course of collision.

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'NINE: THE TALE OF KEVIN CLEARWATER' is the ninth book in T.M. Frazier's 'King' series. But can be read as a complete standalone. Spoken in 'Dual Perspectives' In this we meet Lenny and Nine aka Kevin.

YUS!! 🙌BOOM!! 🙌That's how it's done!! Freaking LOVED this book!! #Preppy sighs #Bo OMG I
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Couldn’t have been any better!

Firstly, I have to say that the cover is to die for. That back tattoo is beyond badass and so hot. I also genuinely loved the change in Kevin Clearwater a.k.a Nine, since the last Preppy book. He was much smaller, pretty quiet and just a young kid that hung around his brother to get to know him. This book goes into Nine’s background, discovering he had a brother he never knew about and looking Preppy up on the Internet only to find out what he could about him.

Mar 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It's not the first time that I find myself bitching about one star reviews to a book that is not available. So, like the brat that I am, I fight back with a five stars review of my own.

I just finished re-reading "Up in Smoke", and I was wondering about Nine, wishing that he got a book of his own. I logged into my Goodreads account and tadaaaa, here it is.

What's left to do? Well, bite my nails, pull my hair, and freak out until there's a release date.
Good job, T. M. You just ruined my fucking ma
Natalie ✩★ The Biblioholic ★✩
Jun 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019
My Beloved Nine,
I adore you.
T.M. Frazier may have created you, but you're mine now.
Every unfortunate thing that happened to you in the past didn't kill you or your spirit.
You cannot be broken because you bend.
I love how despite the ugliness of your past, you can still have hope.
You remind me so much of your brother and have easily taken a spot right beside him in my heart.
Any person blessed to meet you is better for it.
Kevin, you inspire me.
This isn't 'goodbye'. It's 'see you later'.

I haven't me
This was another awesome addition to the King series by TM Frazier! Anyone who is familiar with this series, without a doubt knows who Preppy Clearwater is! In this instalment we meet Peppy’s brother; Kevin Clearwater aka Nine! We learn in the story how he becomes “Nine” and I can tell you that his name comes from a very special incident involving Nine and a girl named Lenny!

Like all the stories in this series, this has violence, twists and turns, dark themes and unconventional situations... but
Pavlina Read more sleep less blog

It was brilliant,addictive,fast paced and steamy.I devour it in one sitting,Nine: The Tale of Kevin Clearwater is packed with suspense,twists and is dark and sexy.


I love this world and this series so much, I was waiting for this book!T.M. Frazier brings a brilliant story and takes the reader in an amazing roller coaster.N9ne was something else, I fell hard for him and I just wish we had more!Lenny was fantastic, I loved her!T.M. Frazier always has the best heroines!N9ne and Lenny are b
✰ Liz ✰
“This thing between us, connecting us, is far from a romance. It’s a crash. A fucking freefall.”

N9Ne is the ninth book in the King Series. Although I highly recommend reading every single book in this series, N9Ne can be read as a stand-alone. With action, a complex plot, and intriguing characters, T.M. Frazier has proven once again that she is the QUEEN of all things dark and delicious! Kevin Clearwater, aka Nine, aka Preppy's little brother, is a man on a mission. He has been given t
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If it’s one thing that I love, is being thrown back into the world of messed up, crazy lovable characters. T.M Frazier has created this world where her characters are fearless, lawless, raw, passionate and downright unforgettable. We crave them when their bad, and we love them when they’ve showed their scars but it’s their love and protection that will have us at a standstill because that is something you will FEEL.

Lenny has had her fair share of tragic events to last her a lifetime. Four ye
N9NE: The Tale of Kevin Clearwater preceded all expectations I had.

It's T.M. Frazier at her finest as she delivers yet another real, raw, and raunchy dark romance that takes my love for the King Series to a whole new level. I'm sitting here now, days after finishing this book and I'm honestly still blown away by all that she delivered; I'm still speechless. N9NE was my most highly anticipated read of 2019 and it did not disappoint in being a book that kept me on the edge of my seat, devouring th
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This was shockingly a pretty sweet book which was surprising since the King series typically has some very dark undertones to it. Don't get me wrong, this book still had a lot of things that most people would consider dark, yet the characters somehow kept a lightness about them. Mostly because Kevin, aka Nine, was adorable when it came to Lenny and his interactions with her. I really liked the cuteness of the characters and how it mixed with the craziness surroundi
4 My body. My heart. My soul. STAR'S

“Oh, little bird, you've got it all wrong. I don't want to pull your strings. I want to set you free.”

My ♥Lenny & Nine♥

“Sometimes you gotta burn shit to the ground to appreciate the beauty in the ashes.”

XxTainaxX Curvy and Nerdy
Jun 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Y’all MUST get to know my latest book boyfriend, Kevin. I loved every little thing about him. Yes, he was hella sexy, but more than that he was protective, open to love, and the perfect match for our heroine, Lenny. His life has not been easy but his spirit and drive have given him the fortitude to power through obstacles and he certainly does not let his past define his future.

The plot was well crafted with emotional elements added at just the right times. I got to see exponential character de
~**Anna**~ A Romance Reader
Jun 13, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc
It was an ok read for me. I didn’t fully connect with Lenny and Nine or their romance. It just didn’t feel believable to me. Also there’s some things that happen towards the end that were so unbelievable they took me out of the story.

I really enjoyed seeing Preppy, King and Bear though! Specially Preppy! He’s so fun and crazy.

I was expecting a little bit more from this story, I didn’t love it but didn’t hate it either. It was just ok.

Jun 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition


N9NE by T.M. Frazier had this reader returning to one of her favorite worlds. Preppy, King, and Bear, along with their heroines, gave me endless entertainment in dark and twisted way that only they can do. And while N9NE follows this trend, the tone itself was different from its predecessors, a bit more introspective but just as amazing.

The tone very much stems from the character of N9Ne. He isn't as violent, as outwardly aggressive, or extroverted a
B.B. Easton
Jun 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Since 2015, my favorite book at any given moment has been the last one I read by T.M. Frazier. Nine was definitely no exception. This book reunited me with all my favorite King series heroes and gave me two more to fall in love with. Kevin and Lenny were perfection! Like all of Tracey's books, Nine was just as hilarious as it was dark and violent. Just as deep and emotional as it was smoking hot. And those plots twists along the way kept me up all night, turning the page until my Kindle hit my f ...more
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“The scariest monsters are the ones that lurk within our souls.”
-Edgar Allan Poe.

Wow! Now this book was just pure brilliance. I know I am going to struggle to articulate clearly how much I loved N9NE: The Tale of Kevin Clearwater by T. M. Frazier. It was such a unique and powerful story that captured my attention immediately and kept my fully engaged throughout. It is one of those stories that will keep you up all night reading and saying those famous words “just one more chapter” bu
Jamie Whitwood
Well, looks like I'm making another trip to Florida. Drugs included of course. No matter how many times she thinks she's done with these characters, someone keeps talking about their man meat LMAO Now it's Kevin's turn, which means we'll get a back story and see out favorite man in a bow tie. 2018 just became the highlight of my life. ...more
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I loved Nine so SO much! He was completely unexpected. Such a different character! The perfect mix of hard and soft. Alpha and beta.

Unexpected was the keyword for me throughout. The heroine was the same. I have no idea what I expected, to be honest. But she was so broken. It was almost sad, but equally riveting because her story is so emotionally gripping. Poe, aptly named, had a hard life but still struggles to pull through.
Her story ARC really grabbed me.

The storyline is solid. I loved their
Lana Reads
Nov 01, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2020
I like jumping into series of standalones right in the middle, because I like experiencing everything without all the baggage of other characters and past stories, if a particular book is expected to be good.
Yet sometimes, people love later books in a series exactly because of the previous ones, because of old characters' cameos and followups in their stories, and they tend to ignore everything that doesn't work.

I guess that's what happened here.

Take away all the stuff with the side characters,
Lorraine Lesar
Apr 03, 2021 rated it really liked it
*Buddy Read Time*. *Buddy Read Time*.
After months of RL getting in our way, we finally aligned our diaries to actually get this book finally read.
Gotta say at this point, my interaction with My Nut from Brazil was more exhilarating than the book itself, but seriously girrrrrrrrrrl, when I suggested you should consider getting psychiatric help.....I wasn’t joking 😂.
So to the book.....
After years of being alone and getting into heaps of trouble (yep, Clearwater blood definitely runs through hi
Big Joe  Rossi
Jul 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
TM Frazier never fails to entertain you. SHe pulls you in, has a vast array of memorable characters and a kick ass, dark, story line. N9ne was no different.

Nine, aka Kevin Clearwater, younger brother to Preppy sat on a bridge contemplating ending it when a beautiful girl climbed over with the same idea. They quoted Poe, talked, a kiss at 9, since 3 was to quick, decided to get of the bridge but she slips and plummets, a bridge with no survivors, no body found.

Years later, Kevin, is Nine. Some h
Heather❀Kiss The Pages❀
The story of Kevin Clearwater was an intensely emotional read filled with suspense and plot twists that will keep you fully engaged from beginning to end. While this book had dark elements, I found this one not as dark as the others in the series.

Kevin a.k.a Nine has had a tragic and painful past. Passed around in the foster system, he has encountered abuse in many forms. He has basically spent most of his life doing whatever he needed to do to survive. Based on his past I actually expected him
Shabby  -BookBistroBlog
Jun 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Dial 555-SEX-PREP?” for the ride of your life MoFos!!
What a thrilling story, made me hate the words THE END. My eyes were glued to the book, my heart was thumping out of my chest at every page. Why did it finish so soon😭
Full throttle entertainment pot boiler has it all. Love , sizzling sex, angst, emotions and drama
Picking up the book was homecoming for me. I cried and laughed, sang and whistled, drowned and survived the heartbreak of Kevin and Lenny. They are my people and as the family gro
Tpagirl Loves Romance
N9ne: The Tale of Kevin Clearwater was the ninth book in the King series by TM Frazier.

We met Kevin in Preppy’s story as Preppy’s younger half brother. I totally loved N9ne. True to form for the series, it was tough at times, but I loved the characters and the storyline. It was well written and well developed.

Both Nine and Lenny had a tough life, albeit for different reasons, but tough none the less. I loved the development but I also loved the suspenseful/ mystery nature of the storyline. It ke
⭐ Emerson ⭐
Nov 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Grab it up! It’s fantastic! ❤️

Jun 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
I've been reading TM Frazier for about two years now, and whenever she has a new book coming out, I am always itching to get my hands on it. I was super excited to see she was coming back to the King series with a new character!

Nine has had a rough life. He finally decides to leave and try to find the only family he has left. He finds a home and a family with Preppy, but a ghost from his past is back and he needs to protect her at all costs.

From the prologue of this book, I was seriously hooked
Deborah Obida
I just wish it was longer, it was just so short. The only reason why I didn't rate it five stars its cause the romance wasn't enough, the focus on the mystery basically took over the whole book.

Apart from the above I really like this book, it was fun and addictive, I couldn't put it down till I finished it.

There was special appearances by Preppy, Dre and Bow. There were others of King, Bear and Ray but it wasn't as much as Preppy's.
Jan 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
The King series has been one of those delightful finds that I never expected to stumble across. I picked up the first one on a whim and now (around 2 weeks later) this series has firmly marked its place as one of my favourite series. And N9ne is a wonderful addition to the series.

I really like the addition of Kevin (who now finally has his nickname of Nine!) in the Preppy instalments of the series and was really interested to see how the relationship between Nine and Preppy continued, because i
Jun 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, 2019
It's always such a delight when it comes to T.M Frazier's King series and its spinoffs!!! I'll never get enough of that huge family with it's own brand of crazy! Dark humor, sarcasm and fuckedupness reign for my greatest enjoyment!

Action packed and sexy, with a healthy dose of emotions, Nine is clearly one of those books I couldn't put down. 

Kevin Clearwater, aka Nine, had me swooning since the very beginning, thanks to his incredible charm, clever banter and protective and caring personality. 

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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 ‘wrong side of the tracks romance’ with morally corrupt anti-heroes and ballsy heroine

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“Preppy leans back on the siding and hooks his thumbs under his suspenders, stretching and releasing them several times before he speaks. “Sooo…I hate to be the bearer of interesting news, but you’re looking at her like you want to eat her. Stalk much?”
“No, I’m fucking not,” I snap defensively. Too defensively.
Preppy releases his suspenders and holds up his hands like he’s on the receiving end of a hold-up. “Whoa, whoa. Don’t go getting your panties in a twist, little brother. I didn’t say stalking was a bad thing. In fact, if you need some pointers, I’d be happy to enrol you in Preppy’s How To Stalk Like a Mofo 101.”
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