Series: Nine Minutes #2
Also in this series: Nine Minutes
Published by Self-Published on July 23, 2015
Genres: Motorcycle, Romance
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They thought with his execution it would all be over.
They were wrong.
The leader of one of South Florida’s most notorious and brutal motorcycle gangs has been put to death by lethal injection. Days later, his family and friends should have been picking up the pieces, moving on. Instead, they’ve been catapulted into a world so twisted and dangerous even the most ruthless among them would be stunned to discover the tangled web of deception, not only on the dangerous streets of South Florida but all the way to the top.
In this gripping follow-up novel to Nine Minutes, Out of Time takes readers from the sun-drenched flatlands of 1950s Central Florida to the vivid tropical heat of Fort Lauderdale to the halls of Florida’s Death Row as we finally learn the gritty backstory of Jason “Grizz” Talbot, the terrifying leader of Satan’s Army motorcycle gang, and the secret he spent his life trying to conceal.
Not even Grizz’s inner circle knows his full story—the tragedy that enveloped his early life, the surprise discovery that made him the government’s most wanted and most feared, and the depths of his love for Ginny, the tenderhearted innocent he’d once abducted and later made his wife.
Once Grizz’s obsession and now the mother of his child, Ginny has spent years grieving the man she’d first resisted and then came to love. Now remarried to Tommy, a former member of the gang, the pair have spent more than a decade trying desperately to live a normal existence far from the violent, crime-ridden world they’d once carved out on the edge of the Florida Everglades. For Tommy, especially, the stakes are high. Desperately in love with Ginny for years, he’s finally living his dream: married to the woman he never thought he could have. But even with the façade of normalcy—thriving careers, two beautiful children, and a genuinely happy and loving marriage—they can’t seem to put the past behind them. Every time they turn around, another secret is revealed, unraveling the very bonds that hold them together.
And with Grizz finally put to death, now Ginny has learned secrets so dark, so evil she’s not even sure she can go on.
Will these secrets tear their love to pieces? And how far will Grizz go to protect what he still considers his, even from beyond the grave?
I was provided a review copy; this did not influence my opinion of the book.
A story about a man who has loved me from the very beginning, from the first glance. The man who always was and still is my soul mate.
With Out of Time, Beth Flynn’s follow-up to Nine Minutes, she brings us a captivating story that is funny, romantic, and mysterious – a trifecta!
What starts as flashbacks to their past, with different POV’s sharing their memories, becomes a flashback to Grizz’s past and the tale of espionage with which he is involved. The twists and turns and revelations, left me feeling whiplashed and mentally exhausted, as I tried to figure out what was going on, who was who, and why they were doing what they were doing.
“Are we the good guys or the bad guys?”
“We’re whoever the fuck we want to be, kid.”
The romance is still very much alive in this book, though I wouldn’t say it is as much the focus as in the first, but the flashbacks provide us with the foundation for the beautiful love story of both Grizz and Kit, and with Tommy and Ginny. The number of swoon-worthy moments were too many to count, and the book is a long one, almost 9000 locations on my kindle, making my list of highlights look like a novella in and of themselves.
“You’re my soul mate, Ginny. You know I’ve loved you since I first laid eyes on you.”
This book was skillfully written. Ms. Flynn’s talent is on display with this novel. There are so many elements that could have caused this story to fall apart, but Ms. Flynn kept the plot tight and each character’s stories purposeful. This does end in a cliffhanger so be warned. However, for me it is just a dangling carrot, one that I want to devour… I just don’t want to wait a year to be fed!
Lastly, my parting words for everyone are taken from the beginning of my book and in the words of Ms. Flynn: For those of you ready to take the plunge, it’s going to be a crazy, exciting, and somewhat complicated ride. I hope you enjoy it. And remember: Things aren’t always what they seem.
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