Series: Nine Minutes #2
Published by Self-Published on July 21st 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Out of Time is book two in a series. It is not a standalone novel. I highly recommend that you read my first novel, Nine Minutes, 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.
Although I do answer the outstanding questions from Nine Minutes, there is more to this story, and some readers may consider it a cliffhanger. If you do not like cliffhangers, you may want to wait until the third novel is released in 2016. Other readers may be satisfied with the answers and the ending. Regardless of which category you fall into, I hope you enjoy the story.
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 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?
I thought that “Nine Minutes” in its’ own right was magnificent but then as I hit the second installment “Out Of Time” I came to realize that I hadn’t seen anything yet. The first book barely scratched the surface in showing us just how twisted Grizz, Kit, and Grunt’s life was. In “Out Of Time”, all the heinous crimes are explicitly described.
As each incident was explained even more shocking secrets were unraveled. The surprises were never-ending. As soon as one problem was resolved an even more complex issue came up. There was never a boring moment!
One of the many things great about the story was witnessing the extent of both Grizz and Grunt’s obsession for one woman. There were times where I questioned what was it about Kit that elevated her above the rest and since “Out Of Time” was written in multiple points of view we are able to understand both sides. I certainly appreciated how the author provided us the opportunity to peek into both Grizz and Grunt’s thoughts.
“Ginny, I didn’t know who I was in this world. Someone’s brother, someone’s son, a criminal, a student, someone evil, or someone kind. But when you came into my life, I knew who I wanted to be.”
If you asked me what was the best thing about the book … I would have to say that it was the love and devotion that each of these complex characters had for one another. Just as soon as you’re convinced that one deserves the girl more, the other manages to outdo the other. Each of the men fighting for Kit’s affection was in their own right terrific and I can’t tell you how torn I felt about who she should be with.
I do have to say that at first, I had a difficulty keeping up with the timelines but as soon as I got used to the concept everything began playing out like a movie. I then became impressed on how the author was able to effortlessly weave such an intricate story. A downside that readers may find is that the story is quite lengthy but for me I never wanted it to end. Other than that I thought it was perfect.
It has been a while since I’ve found a book depicting a love so deep where there wasn’t a question if each couple were soul mates yet “Out Of Time” manages to do this repeatedly and flawlessly.
If you are looking for an exceptional, thought-provoking and gritty love story that this one is a fantastic pick for you.
My Review At A Glance Writing Style
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4.4 / 5
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