Sometimes what seems most fragile, can't be broken.
I was never supposed to meet Poe Halliday. And we definitely weren't supposed to fall in love. But fate, and Folkestone, had other plans.
A past kept hidden from me.
A secret buried for years.
A love I never expected.
And now the dark history of this town threatens to rip us apart.
I knew this was a mistake.
♥Fragile Things is the debut novel from Samantha Lovelock, and the first book in the suspense-filled Folkestone Sins series. As it is part of an ongoing series, this book does end on a cliffhanger.
This is a star-crossed lovers, angsty, mature new adult high school romance with a twist. It contains situations and flashbacks that may trigger some readers, including drug use, mental health issues, foul language, and scenes of a sexual nature.
I'm still blown away that this is a first release by a new author! The writing didn't feel new and hesitant. It flowed and I couldn't turn pages fast enough. The story really drew me in and I found it so fascinating, I couldn't put it down. (What? A book about high school seniors keeping the rapt attention of a 60+ year old? ME?) Stella is an amazing female with resilience, backbone and fortitude. Sunday, an amazing best friend. She just swooped in, and the bond was formed! Poe? Well, let's just say I didn't like him very well. I loved the friendships (you have to read the book to understand)! And Folkestone? What a place. My head is still reeling. I'm already anticipating books 2 and 3! GIVE THIS NEW AUTHOR A CHANCE! YOU WON'T REGRET IT!55
Omg.... as Stella jumped into Sunday’s car and I’m thinking yes take a drive and then......the end! Ugh!!!!!! I can’t wait to read more!55
This is book 1 in the Folkestone Sin Series. A dark High School Romance! From poor to extreme rich, slStella never knew where she came from but when her aunt looks her up and takes her in her whole world changes! Is it for better or for worse? Stella hasn’t had an easy life but she’s always gotten through the tough parts! When she arrives in Folkestone everything changes! I love this story so much! Samantha writes stories that captivate you and really has you connecting with her characters! Fast burns are my favorite when they’re done correctly! This story really takes you back to high school when you connected instantly with your one person you’ll never forget! I can’t wait for the next book!!!!55
I found this author in a reading challenge and I have been obsessed ever since! All I kept thinking is there is no way that this was this authors first book! But I was wrong! I have never been so happy to have been wrong about something in my life! I love Poe and Stella! This is a definite must read book!55
There’s no way I can write a review that can express all of the emotions, feelings, and love I have for this book. Four solid hours of reading later I devoured this book. I adore Stella, she is a snarky, renegade, who takes a lick and stands right back up. Poe is an Heir, and he has some serious issues, with realizing he’s falling for Stella, which makes him not only deny his true feelings, but takes it out on her, in some heartless ways. Hali is the mean girl, and such a 🍆, she has her reasons, but just egh. Sunday, is Stella’s best friend and I want her to be mine, she so possessive and loving. The story, the characters, the plot, the heat, it’s all just perfect, and I can’t believe this is a debut novel. Round of applause to Samatha Lovelock55
Pleasantly surprised by this new author. For a debut novel, it delivers. Stella finds herself transplanted to California to live with an she knew nothing about following her mother’s disappearance. What she finds is a community of rich and powerful people who would love nothing more than to keep old secrets buried. I liked how tough Stella was but was touched also by her vulnerability. Especially when it comes to her friends. Her chemistry with Poe is off the charts. Poe is a bit of an enigma in this book. Running hot and cold at times that gives off mixed signals. It will be interesting to see how their love story unfolds after that ending that opened a whole can of worms.55
I can’t believe this is her debut ! I could not put this book down ! The mystery, the twists and turns the sexual tension the chemistry , the characters it all makes for a fantastic page turner! This author is going places and I’m here for it ! Definite must read and definite 5 stars from me.55
WOW where has this world been!! I loved it! Reviewed in the United States on May 7, 2021 So I found this author and this series as a recommendation pop up from amazon and I instantly had to download it because this type of book and series is my JAMMMM… I devoured Fragile Things in a few hours and had to jump into the next book in the series. This book had everything I look for when finding something great to read and this was the authors debut which you could not tell by her writing. You get all the secrets, all the lies, all the angst and lets not forget that sexual tension is REAL!! Stella and Poe were two amazing characters that you cant help but fall in love with. Stella is a complete bada** and Poe is the alpha that we all swoon after…. I am so glad this bad boy popped up as a recommendation and I cant wait to dive deeper into this new world.55
Omg, so, I love this story!! I’m addicted to Stella and Poe, and I can’t wait to see more of them! The twists, this author constantly has me recovering and wanting more!!55