RECOMMENDED FOR READERS 18 AND OLDER DUE TO STRONG LANGUAGE, SEXUAL SITUATIONS AND VIOLENCE.
Book 1 of 3 in the Nine Minutes Trilogy
On May 15, 1975, fifteen-year-old Ginny Lemon is abducted from a convenience store in Fort Lauderdale by a member of one of the most notorious and brutal motorcycle gangs in South Florida.
From that moment on, her life is forever changed. She gets a new name, a new identity and a new life in the midst of the gang’s base on the edge of the Florida Everglades—a frightening, rough and violent world much like the swamps themselves, where everyone has an alias and loyalty is tantamount to survival.
And at the center of it all is the gang’s leader, Grizz: massive, ruggedly handsome, terrifying and somehow, when it comes to Ginny, tender. She becomes his obsession and the one true love of his life.
So begins a tale of emotional obsession and manipulation, of a young woman ripped from everything she knows and forced to lean on the one person who provides attention, affection and care: her captor. Precocious and intelligent, but still very much a teenager, Ginny struggles to adapt to her existence, initially fighting and then coming to terms with her captivity.
Will she be rescued? Will she escape? Will she get out alive—or get out at all? Part psychological thriller, part coming-of-age novel, filled with mystery, romance and unexpected turns, Nine Minutes takes readers into the world of one motorcycle gang and inside the heart of a young girl, whose abduction brought about its fall.
Review by Twinsie Tenise
This book sat on my Kindle for almost a decade before I read it. It’s probably because of some sort of book fate. I feel like maybe I needed to be older and wiser to fully appreciate the story.
Nine Minutes is not a hearts and flowers love story. A 15 year old girl was abducted in the 1970s by a dangerous motorcycle gang. She became the leader Grizz’s obsession. Through out the book, as I learned more, I’m pretty sure I started to fall in love with Grizz! Okay, I know I did, but how could you not?! Grizz and his MC have a huge problem though- well besides the whole kidnapping of a minor- and its the tangled web of deceit he has managed to weave throughout his lifetime. There are so many secrets and lies and eventually those things have a way of catching up with us. When they do, no one is safe from the fallout as the walls come crashing down around Grizz and his Empire.
Beth Flynn is a fiction writer and USA Today Bestselling Author who lives and works in Sapphire, North Carolina, deep within the southern Blue Ridge Mountains. Raised in South Florida, Beth and her husband, James, have spent the last twenty-five years in Sapphire, where they own a construction company. They have been married for almost forty years and have two beautiful daughters, an adored son-in-law, a precious granddaughter, and a lovable Pit bull mix named Owen.
In her spare time, Beth enjoys studying the Word, writing, reading, gardening, and motorcycles, especially taking rides on the back of her husband’s Harley. She is an extremely grateful breast cancer survivor.