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Blog Tour Review and Giveaway: Out of Time (Nine Minutes #2) by Beth Flynn

Posted on 31 July, 2015 by in Beth Flynn, Blog Tours, Giveaways, Review / 0 comments

Blog Tour Review and Giveaway: Out of Time (Nine Minutes #2) by Beth Flynn

Blog Tour Review and Giveaway: Out of Time (Nine Minutes #2) by Beth FlynnOut of Time by Beth Flynn
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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?

Do not read this review or this book until you read Nine Minutes. Now I will pause and say if you have not read Nine Minutes I highly recommend it but I am going to go with the authors warning in the blurb of Out of Time and say hold off and read all three when book 3 releases in 2016.

I am also going to add here that I am keeping this review brief because this story needs to be experienced by the reader as they experience all the up’s and down’s and twist and turns.

The blurb says:

They thought with his execution it would all be over.
They were wrong.

….and this couldn’t be more true!

Out of Time is twisty bendy… it shifts timeframes and weaves in and out of many character’s backstories, stories that truly allow you understand so many of them even better. (I am going to pause here and say I hope we get spin-off stories for Mimi and Blue someday.)

Out of Time takes readers from the 1950’s Central Florida to Fort Lauderdale to Florida’s Death Row as we finally learn the backstory of Jason “Grizz” Talbot, the motorcycle gang, and the secret he spent his life trying to conceal.

In some sense, Ginny (Kitten) and Tommy (Grunt) pick up were the reader was left at the end of Nine Minutes dealing with the secret that Grizz’s death brings to light.

A decade after coming together, they thought they were finally living the ideal life, thriving careers, two beautiful children, and a genuinely happy and loving marriage.

As this book unfolds every time this couple turns around, another secret is revealed, unraveling the very bonds that hold them together.

This line so describes this book:

“Are we the good guys or the bad guys?”

“We’re whoever the fuck we want to be, kid.”

Because the twistier it gets, the harder it is to tell right from wrong, black from white or good from bad.

I will say the opening of this one may make you sick to your stomach and make your heart hurt but given the subject matter of Nine Minutes, I doubt that will be a surprise to readers of Ms. Flynn’s books.

I truly do not want to ruin this scene for anyone but I will say it explained so much about the man and was woven back into the story later on so well.

There are a number of light moments in this book… moments that made me smile

“I’m taking notes to research something later.” “What do you need to research?” “I need to learn why Gwinny’s boobies need training.”

There were many speculations after Nine Minutes about the fate of Grizz and this book answers many of them!

“…laying down your king meant you resigned the game; you were acknowledging your opponent’s win. It was an admission of defeat. Of surrender. Was Grizz sending a message from the grave? Was he admitting defeat?”

Whether you were Team Grizz or Team Grunt after reading Nine Minutes, Out of Time proves there was so much more story to tell… story I doubt many could have guessed.

But as I mentioned before so much story, so much back, and worth so many story lines that it is best to read this trilogy when it is complete, reading it as one long story.

When book 3 is released in 2016 many will have to re-read in order to remember all these details and make the story flow.

This book ends with a few OMG moments, one in particular that has me hoping Ms. Flynn will write fast as I need to know how this one ends.

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Young couple makes love to the wall

Young couple makes love to the wall

 

Read the Series ♥

Book 1 – Nine Minutes

Book 2 – Out of Time

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About Beth Flynn

Beth Flynn is a fiction writer who lives and works in Sapphire, North Carolina, deep within the southern Blue Ridge Mountains. Raised in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Beth and her husband, Jim, have spent the last 17 years in Sapphire, where they own a construction company. They have been married 31 years and have two daughters and two dogs. In her spare time, Beth enjoys writing, reading, gardening, church and motorcycles, especially taking rides on the back of her husband’s Harley. She is a five-year breast cancer survivor.

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