on July 16, 2016
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RECOMMENDED FOR READERS 18 AND OLDER DUE TO STRONG LANGUAGE, SEXUAL SITUATIONS AND VIOLENCE.
Book 3 of 3 in the Nine Minutes Trilogy.
A Gift of Time is the third installment in the Nine Minutes Trilogy. It is not intended to be a stand-alone novel, but could be read as one. Still, I highly recommend that you read my first two novels, Nine Minutes and Out of Time, to be able to understand the background stories of the main characters. There are many twists and turns in both books that can best be connected if read consecutively.
Are some secrets meant to stay buried?
Three months have passed since Jason “Grizz” Talbot was put to death by lethal injection for crimes he committed. His former wife, Ginny, whom he had abducted from a convenience store when she was a teenager and became the love obsession of his life, has spent more than the last decade trying to carve out a life of normalcy in the bustling suburbs of Fort Lauderdale—including a thriving and happy marriage to Tommy "Grunt" Dillon, a former member of Grizz’s gang.
Tired of the secrets and the lies, Ginny and Tommy thought the final piece of their past could be left behind forever with Grizz’s execution. However, the past comes crashing around Ginny and Tommy when a newly discovered secret threatens to destroy their marriage.
When tragedy strikes, Ginny is forced to reach into her heart and decide, once and for all, what she really wants.
In this third book in the Nine Minutes trilogy, A Gift of Time takes readers from the busy tropical metropolis of South Florida into the serenity of the North Carolina Blue Ridge mountains as Ginny chases down the answers she needs.
Will she have the strength to confront the secrets of her past…and her heart?
A Gift of Time is so well written. To help the reader, each chapter has a time and place in the story for you …oh and we get multiple pov’s which added so much to the story as it is filled with lies and half truths galore.
Now the struggle, the struggle to relay my love of this trilogy without revealing anything…I am not sure I will accomplish that 100% for those who haven’t read the prior 2, but I will try.
Ms. Flynn is right – this trilogy is the story of the G’s, Grizz, Ginny and Grunt.
For me, one of the things I loved most is that this one takes place outside of the motorcycle club, this one is about moving live forward and building a family.
Ginny’s children Mimi and Jason have so much to deal with. The author did a fabulous job with them!
I adored the use of Micah in this story, he was masterfully woven in, he added depth to the story, he added hope and he made the end mean so much more. Nope not telling you who he is or how he plays into the story, read these books!!
And don’t get me started on James; James in the end for me stole the book. He was kind, he was patient, he knew what he wanted and he was determined to take his time and work for what he wanted.
There may be many people who debate if Grunt or Grizz belong with Ginny. I won’t give away who the happy is. I will say it was perfect and felt so true to this story that takes place.
I want to add that I think if I had read these three books straight through, having been able to live fully immersed in this complex and layered journey, it would be a 5 star read.
Book 1 – Nine Minutes (Only $1.99 on SALE at time of posting)
Book 2 – Out of Time
Book 3 – A Gift of Time