Fragile Things | Review

Title: Fragile Things
Series: Folkestone Sins #1
Author: Samantha Lovelock
Pages: 203 pages
Version: Ebook (ARC)
Release date: 13 August 2020
Rating: ★★★★.5


Poe Halliday was an accident. A chance meeting that changed my life forever.

My mother didn’t have secrets; her secrets had her.

After she disappeared, I had nothing.

Or so I thought.

When the invitation arrived, the opportunity to learn about my mother’s past was too great to pass up. Heading west to meet an aunt I had never heard of, I knew I was taking a risk, but I craved answers. Instead, I ended up with more questions, and now the dark history of this town threatens to tear me apart.

It’s all about him.

I knew this was a mistake.


Stella Bradleigh was a distraction. Something to play with when my shadows got too dark.

I spent my entire existence forced to live a life I didn’t want. There was only one way out.

Or so I thought.

When she arrived, none of us had any idea what it meant. Meeting the beautiful stranger with the mysterious past, I thought she would be a good time, and then I could just throw her away like all the others. Instead, she consumed me, and now she’s made me question everything I know to be real in my life.

It’s all about her.

I knew I was a mistake.

Sometimes what seems most fragile can’t be broken.

Fragile Things is the first book in the Folkestone Sins series. This is a dark, mature high school/new adult romance. It contains situations and flashbacks that may trigger some readers, language that may be offensive, and scenes of a sexual nature.


This book was provided by the author through Give Me Books Promotions in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Samantha Lovelock and Give Me Books Promotions!

Fragile Things is the first book in the Folkestone Sins duology and tells the story of Stella and Poe.

Fragile Things is Samantha Lovelock’s debut novel and it was amazing. After finishing the first chapter, I was immediately hooked. I wanted to know more about Stella and her past. Fragile Things was such a well-written and addictive read, and I would’ve finished it in one sitting if I weren’t as tired as I was.

Stella is one of my all-time favourite characters because she’s really fierce although she suffers from her anxiety. I loved reading in her POV and discovering more about her family. Poe is your typical ‘I don’t want her to fall for me’ guy and I couldn’t resist him. The way Samantha Lovelock described Poe… UGH I want him! I also really loved Sunday, she’s such a good friend for Stella.

Something that I really liked in Fragile Things was reading sort of the same scene in both perspectives. Sometimes I hate it because it’s repetitive, but I loved it in Fragile Things. You get to know more about what happened in that certain scene. 

Fragile Things was such a good book, and I really enjoyed it. I think that Samantha Lovelock did an excellent job, and I was really surprised that Fragile Things is her debut novel. I loved every bit of Fragile Things and I cannot wait to get my hands on the second and final book in the Folkestone Sins series!