Thursday, August 6, 2015

REVIEW... Out Of Time (Nine Minutes #2) by Beth Flynn

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?

This Book Nerd Says: 

Well this review is going to be kind of short, to the point and different than the usual. It has to be done this way because if I did a real break down of this book I feel like the whole review would be one big unintentional spoiler and I really don't want to do that for anyone who hasn't gotten to read Nine Minutes yet. 
Picking up right where Nine Minutes left us, Out Of Time did a great job at answering all those burning questions I was left with. But Beth Flynn didn't just answer my residual questions, she added a whole heap more. We are treated to a whole lot more about Grizz's childhood and we also become privy to alot of the others thinking and inner relationships. 
People you thought you liked... 
People you thought you could trust... 
People you thought were the bad guys... 
Out Of Time reminds us that nothing is exactly as it seems... and sometimes it is exactly as it seems. There's twists and turns, aha's and omgs galore! I loved everyone of them. 
I said in my review of Nine Minutes that there is a definite love story and I will say the same thing again. Maybe there's even more than one love story. But I'll let you read and figure that out for yourself. 
I will say this for a certainty. I was #TeamGrizz during Nine Minutes and up to the very moment I started Out Of Time... I'm still #TeamGrizz, maybe even more so now. 

The only thing that kept me from giving this a perfect 5 Star rating is that it was hard to follow the jumping timeline approach for the first half of the book. Once I got used to it it wasn't so bad but still it was something that kept pulling me out of the story momentarily throughout the beginning. 

So I'm giving this book 4.5 Stars and I cannot wait for the next book!

*Please note that there is a cliffhanger ending!*

**Mature Audience ONLY**

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