NINE MINUTES by Beth Flynn

Posted: May 25, 2015 by BA Dillon in GUEST REVIEWERS - FICTION

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I’m going to be honest and say that I avoided reading Nine Minutes for quite a long time. It had been0 recommended to me many times, but for some reason, I just didn’t want to read it. No, I’m not psychic lol, but after reading the synopsis and then some reviews (which I rarely put stock into), I knew without a doubt that I couldn’t read this book. Dramatic and over-the-top it may be, but I had a feeling if I read it, I wouldn’t be the same. A couple of days ago, a really good friend gifted me some books and then loaned me some others, one of them being Nine Minutes. Needless to say, it stayed in my Kindle carousel until finally I thought, “this is ridiculous, its a book! If you don’t like it, then stop reading it.” So, I gave in…how could I not, I secretly wanted to read it even though i’m a great big wuss! LOL.

I began reading and the first few pages just about did me in. I thought “ok, if its going to be like this the rest of the way through, I can’t do it.” But, now it was under my skin, I couldn’t not read it. I’m not going to tell you what happens in those first few pages, but it will break your heart in a million pieces…i know it did mine. God, I’m a sap…I have tears in my eyes now just thinking about it while I’m writing this review. I know you are probably thinking either she is just nuts or there is something really to this book. Let me tell you there is, Beth Flynn wrote a masterpiece.

I’m really not going to go into the plot because I hate reviews with spoilers. What I will say is that a young woman was kidnapped by a biker gang in the formative years of her life. Some might say she was better off coming from the home she was in. But, this is no random kidnapping even though it seems like it might be. Rather this kidnapping was something that had been in the works for years. Ginny aka Kit (her biker name) was brought to be a present for Grizz, the gang leader. I was so prepared to hate Grizz. I kept waiting for the violence, the rape, the sharing of her with other men, but it never came. Instead, he showed her a lot of love (at least the way he knew how to love..maybe not in the traditional sense), love I think she had been missing her whole life time. Of course, this is not to say that Grizz is an angel because he’s not…he just shows her a different side of himself. In addition to Grizz, Kit makes friends with some of the other people in the club including a young man named Grunt. I could tell there was some strong feelings between the two of them, but you will have to read the story to see what happens. Let’s just say that things are not what they seem. That should be the motto for this book. If you are reading something in this story, remember there is a motive for it happening and the people behind it that look like they are the greatest can turn out to be a wolf in sheep’s clothing. I just hope the real bastard in this story gets what is coming to him…even if its in a later book.

So, I found myself hoping that Grizz and Kit could make it together. Yes, i know that’s weird since he kidnapped her, but still I could tell he loved her and she loved him. It may not have been love in the traditional sense, but who is to say that the way we love has to be cookie cutter. Ms. Flynn’s story did just what I knew it would do to me. I was unsettled, but what I didn’t expect to find was hope. I’m hoping that the next book coming up will answer some of the questions I have concerning this story. I could go on and say Beth Flynn had multidimensional characters and a plot line that had so many twists and turns, it was hard to keep up. Instead, I’m going to say that Beth did what only a truly amazing author can do. She took an unlovable character and made us want the best for him. She also made us see that true love doesn’t have to come in a pretty package tied up with a beautiful bow. Sometimes love can be hurtful, gritty, and makes you want to scream (and not in a good way lol). But it’s real and that is what I liked most about it.

I’m so glad I read Nine Minutes…never thought I would say that…but I’m really happy I did. For one thing, it made me want to hold my husband a little bit closer and be thankful for what I have with him. Please give this book a try…its not the traditional biker MC book. Nine Minutes is real and gritty, but at the same time, there is a thread of love growing through it. 5 stars to you, Beth Flynn…you really changed my mind…when an author can do that…in my opinion, they are truly great at their craft!

Comments
  1. I was just as reluctant to read it as you were. But I am so glad I did. I absolutely loved it.

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