on July 22nd 2015
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?
“People in love are willing to do desperate things.”
WOW!!! Out of Time is everything I hoped for and more. After that crazy ride and ending in Nine Minutes, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on this book. I always get a little nervous with sequels when the first book is so good, however, author Beth Flynn did not disappoint. She stayed true to her characters and answered many questions I had after reading Nine Minutes. In Out of Time, we learn so much more about Grizz and how he became who he was, as well as, Tommy and the connection with Ginny. Such an amazing, twisted journey that isn’t over yet. There is a third book coming, so for those who cannot handle cliffhangers, I suggest you wait. But if you don’t mind waiting on a third book for answers, then this is a must read!
“Tell Kit – Ginny – I’m sorry. Okay? Tell her I’m sorry for a lot of things, but I’m not sorry for loving her. I’ll never be sorry for that.”
Out of Time is written as a continuation to Nine Minutes but with detailed flashbacks of the past. This can be dizzying as a reader, the back and forth, however, it flows smoothly and is easy to follow. The backstory helps the reader understand the characters on a deeper level. I loved Grizz in Nine Minutes and that ending wrecked me. My love and compassion for him only intensified with Out of Time. Grizz isn’t the typical hero. He is gruff and cold and vicious but there’s so much more to him. The author does an amazing job with his character. He has many layers and his love for Kit is unconditional. It is a testament to the author’s talent the way she is able to create a character such as Grizz and have you not only root for him but love him and feel torn by the situation Grizz, Kit and Tommy are cast in. Tommy’s character is just as fantastic. I love him. He is intelligent, thoughtful, caring and devoted, not to mention gorgeous and cunning. This is a triangle of epic and disturbing proportions.
“The only truth you ever need to know is that my love for you is real and will never go away. And everything I’ve done, no matter how it looks, is so you could be protected. I never wanted to be without you, but it’s not my choice now.”
This story had quite a few WTF moments for me. The writing kept me engaged from beginning to end. A few twists and turns I did not see coming and some I hoped for. Don’t blink or you may miss something. Please heed the author’s warning. There is violence and sexual situations, though not extremely graphic. At one point I wanted to scream and throw my kindle. I wanted to crawl into the pages and throttle a few of the characters. The plot definitely thickens and I don’t know what the future holds for Ginny. But I cannot wait to find out! I NEED MORE!!
“Yes! There is something I want for my birthday. Something I really want! I’ve been thinking about our prom date last year.”
“You want another romantic night at Martin’s beach house?” He grinned, relieved. A night making love with Kit at the beach house. Ohhhhh yeahhhh.
“No. Not the beach house.” She was bouncing in her seat now. “I want you to take me out! Dancing. I want to go to a club and go dancing.”
His smile faded and he looked a little deflated. He wasn’t going to tell her his name. He wasn’t going to go to church with her. How could he tell her no to the third thing she’d asked for?
“Shit, baby. You have to know I’m not a dancer. I barely got by with the slow dancing in Martin’s gazebo.”
“I want to go dancing, Grizz. Please! The only time I ever get to dance is when I convince Axel to dance with me in number four. And you know that’s barely ever. He won’t do it if there are a lot of people at the motel. He doesn’t want to risk being seen.”
Grizz had to smile at this. He’d walked in more than once on Axel and Kit dancing to one of those groups that Kit loved. If you asked him, those guys’ voices sounded like someone had their balls in a vice. A high-pitched squeal is all he ever heard and he never stayed around long enough to listen to an entire song.
“Why do you dance to a song about a bald-headed woman?” He’d asked her once.
Axel and Kit had stopped and peered at him strangely. “What do you mean by bald headed woman?” Kit had asked as Grizz turned the stereo down.
“These guys, who sound like women, are singing about a bald-headed woman,” Grizz replied.
She’d started laughing. “The Bee Gees are saying ‘more than a woman,’ Grizz. Not bald-headed woman! The song is called More Than a Woman and I happen to love it.”
“Whatever it’s called, it still sucks. I’m outta here.”
Grizz appreciated that Axel danced with his wife. And yes, he knew Axel’s other secret, too. He honestly didn’t care. He didn’t care what any guy decided to do with his dick as long as it was never near his wife. But he also knew he had to keep Axel’s secret. As leader, he had final say as to who could be in the gang. Still, he knew not everyone would be tolerant of Axel’s lifestyle. It was just easier to let it stay a secret. And besides, he was certain nobody suspected a thing.
“I don’t dance, Kit.” Grizz said now, shaking his head.
“But I want to go dancing for my birthday.” She folded her arms and gave him an accusing look. “You asked!”
He shook his head slightly and looked at her. “Can’t I just buy you another car?”
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