My Rating: 5 stars out of 5
Genre: Romance, Dark
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
You know those books you read which completely make you feel so many emotions and it makes you think ‘this is what a good book is like’. Nine minutes is definitely one of those. I have heard sooo many great things about it and I decided to give it a go. I finished it all in one night and then I couldn’t sleep because my mind was just thinking about the story over and over. I really cannot get over it.
I didn’t really know much about the storyline going in, all I knew was that it would be about bikers and all. And honestly, this is probably the best book I have come across in that biker genre. This is probably one of the best books I have read, period. I mean how can it not be on my favourites list?
This story just made me FEEL. Grizz and Linny’s story is a little different than your average. Grizz is scary, he’s ruthless, he’s the leader of his gang and the only person who has a hold on him is Linny. I don’t think we are told of his actual age but Linny is only 15 when she’s taken to their ‘compound’ or whatever you wanna call it. I know it seems really strange but it somehow worked for this book. He isn’t mean to her, he treats her like queen and she begins to appreciate it because she lacked that love all her life. Their situation wasn’t your typical but I feel he ultimately gave her a better life. He gave her what no one else ever had and the love he provided her was insane. And she wanted to stay, It didn’t really feel like a hostage situation at all in the end.I can’t really talk about the storyline much but I also couldn’t help but want to shake Ginny for not doing more about what happens afterwards. Why would she sit quietly in the back? I got so mad.
Yes, this story is a little emotional. The way it’s written, like you know from the start it’s going to get intense but it still mesmerises you. The layout of it, going back in time, relating it to the present a little, it all added to make the story a great read. And while Beth Flynn did break my heart, she also gave me such an amazing, deep, brilliant book I will always cherish. And before I forget I must say her book is proof that smut scenes are not always compulsory when showing chemistry and passion between two people. That is all in the writing, so thanks Beth!
I don’t know how I feel about reading part two. Not to give any spoilers but I honestly couldn’t care much about Grunt and I’ve a feeling it will be in his view point. But after the ending, I don’t think it would make much sense to me to carry on with the second. I don’t know, we’ll see! But overall, I recommend this book so so much. I honestly have no words to describe how much it sticks with you after you’ve finished it. I just keep having to tell myself, it’s not real! It’s just a book! MUST READ.