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Nine Minutes

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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
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Kindle Edition, 2nd Edition, 318 pages
Published October 23rd 2016 (first published July 19th 2014)
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Julie I don't see it being a POV exactly. There were so many things going on behind the scenes and bombs are dropped left and right, especially 2 mind…moreI don't see it being a POV exactly. There were so many things going on behind the scenes and bombs are dropped left and right, especially 2 mind blowers a the end of #1 that clearly shows you should go onto #2, I could not imagine letting that go!(less)

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Val ⚓️ Shameless, Skanky & Bitchy  ⚓️
12/4/16: Holy crap, This is FREE
Just wanted to let people know so they don't miss the deal...this was my favorite read of 2014, I can't recommend it enough.

It fucked me up for days...

--5 Gripping Grizz Stars--



***Spoiler Free***

(Updated 1/10/15 to include disclaimer at the end of my review. Nothing else was changed.)


I am having a hard time qualifying my thoughts on this book. That being the case, I also went back and forth all night about what I wanted to rate it. You'll notice I said all night
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Aestas Book Blog
::: FULL REVIEW NOW POSTED ::: 5 STARS!!! :::



WOW!! I was completely blown away by this book!! It was a dark, gritty, dangerous, intense, shocking, addictive, raw, and captivating page-turner. A complex, multi-layered story with outstanding writing and unexpected twists and turns!!  I could not put it down for even a minute!! If you're looking for a well-written, intense, and utterly unputdownable book with a completely unique and original plot, and a surprising love story that'll captivate you
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Christy
Nov 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Christy by: Jennifer Kyle
5 stars!

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For me, a good book is a book you enjoy reading. You look back and think, I liked this book or this character. A great book is a book you remember. It’s a book that touches you, with characters you adore. A exceptional book is a book you can’t stop thinking about. A book that stays with you for days. A book that makes you think, makes you feel, and changes how you think and feel. This was an exceptional book for me. Did I love everything about it? No. But I couldn’t put it down. It’s be
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Lady Vigilante (Feifei)
5 stars!!!!!

If there can only be one book you can get this month, heck, even this year, it HAS to be this one. This is going to sound cheesy, but I felt so alive when I was reading this book. It’s a story that evoked visceral reactions, put me in a book frenzy, and made me feel like I was taking caffeine shots. This book was 200% unputdownable for me. I’m a very paranoid and picky reader and unless a book has positive reviews from my friends (because we know each other’s tastes well) I won’t p
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Kristen
Full review now posted

5–Unsettling–Stars

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First Impressions – 11/16


Wow! Just Wow! This book messed with my mind BIG TIME! It was emotional, engaging, unique, gritty, and jarring. I loved it but at the same time a part of me hated it, too.

I honestly don't know how to write a review for this story. I really don't! I have so many conflicting thoughts and feelings about this book that I need to take some time to sort myself out.

Update – 11/25

Well, it's been over a week since I've read this book a
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Rachel Reads Ravenously
Nov 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Rachel Reads Ravenously by: Lady Vigilante (Feifei)
12/2/16 Kindle freebie!!! http://amzn.to/2gwyyd6
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5 stars!

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Fuck it. I'm giving this 5 stars. This was the most morally conflicting book I've read in a long time. I basically had to throw almost every single one of my morals out the window for this book. And I can't stop thinking about it.
I'm not an avid reader of all of the mindfuck books, but I know this isn't the usual mindfuck that readers of that genre expect. (Btw sorry for the excessive use of the
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Lola
*3.5 stars*

Not bad. Not bad at all. There may have been some elements in the story that I couldn’t help but frown at but, overall, I was absorbed.

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The beginning of the story is somewhat frustrating. A fifteen-year-old girl being abducted and living among dangerous men and women? And she doesn’t try her best to escape? What kind of person would give up so fast? Well, let me tell you that it took me quite some time to come to understand the main character. I did comprehend her motives but, at the s
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Mo
Nov 07, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
He found he wanted to watch her but couldn't ...

OK, I'm not going to rehash the book. Its a debut novel. Well done to the author for the time and effort it takes to write a book. But most of the time I was literally rolling my eyes. I mean, everything but the kitchen sink was thrown into the book. Was waiting for a natural disaster to hit to round it all up. I must say the Prologue was original and made me want to read more.


I don't know how this can be conceived as romance. I found it a tad dist
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Candace
This book was amazing! I could not put it down. This story gripped me on page one and didn't let go till the very end. Prepare to have your mind blown!

Kidnapped at 15 by outlaw bikers, Ginny (aka Kit), soon finds herself falling hard for Grizz, the leader of the biker gang who has been obsessed with Ginny for years. The deeper she falls and the longer she lives in the midst of this outlaw world, the more conflicted she feels about Grizz. Her love for him is strong, but she cannot reconcile the c
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Jennifer Kyle
Nov 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

4.5 Stars

”Missing Girl Found Married to Leader of Notorious Motorcycle Gang.”

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This is one well done page turning debut novel. This story starts with a heart pounding prologue that takes place at an execution. The author then takes a reader on a kidnapping tale of fifteen year old Guinevere Love Lemon by the Satan’s Army motorcycle gang from the years 1975 to 2000. The story was fast paced and the twists and turns that are gifted at the end will leave a reader going over events in their minds on
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Christine Wallflower & Dark Romance Junkie
4.5 Stars

So I've been very busy lately mainly with work but yesterday morning I said good morning to Feifei like I always do and one of the first things she said to me was, "I think you'll like this other book I just finished."

So immediately I was all ears because believe it or not, Feifei rarely says this to me! So I was all over it!

And this is my face when I finished the prologue:



And this is my face when I finished reading the book.



Nine Minutes, is written like an autobiography and for the mo
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Pam
5 angsty-tangled-in-knots stars
He was my first love, He was a true love.



DAMN it all to hell! I can't even go into detail with this book or else I'll give it all away. But I can share how this book made me feel, because this book drew out so much feelings in me that by the end I was glad it was over because I was all tied up in knots.

This book isn't erotic, not much sex actually, which is okay, because this book had everything else; power, greed, obsession, pain, torture and a really really
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~ Becs ~
4.5 shocking stars

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I’m really not one for MC books these days. After a fantastic beginning the genre is, at least for me, awash with mediocrity and I never normally choose to read one of these books but this one has been gathering five star ratings from reviewers I really respect so I thought it was definitely time to break the habit and go with the flow just to see what all the fuss was about.

I will agree that this is a highly accomplished debut from Beth Flynn and bears no resemblance to the ge
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Shelby *trains flying monkeys*
One thing I gotta get out of the way before I ramble out a review.

Ms. Author, please for the love of mankind..trash the cover of this book. Get someone to do one deserving of this book.
Market this sucker not just as romance, because it really isn't. It's fiction and it deserves to hit on all the audiences.
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Now that I'm done bossing.
Let's talk about the book.

I bought it a couple of years ago and have never read it. I'm a book hoarder. I admit it. Recently though I saw it went up for free. I mes
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Patty ~ Wrapped Up In Reading Book Blog
*****FIVE TEAM GRIZZ STARS*****
{BR with Mel, Dee, Sharon, JR, and Tiff}



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This is definitely one AMAZING story!!
I'm still reeling from the ending and teaser into the next book!
I've got so many questions and all I can say is...I NEED BOOK TWO NOW!!!



The story of Kit and Grizz is far from conventional and yes, maybe how it all started might have seemed inappropriate if you take into consideration their age difference, but I don't know, I just didn't have an issue with it.



Guinevere Love Lemon aka "Kit
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Brandi
4.5 Stars

It took nine minutes. It sounds quick. Less than ten minutes. But for me, it was an eternity.

This story pulled me in right from the start. Well paced and compelling, I could not put it down.

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At 15, Ginny lives a pretty lonely life, she is ignored by her parents, and doesn't really have any friends. One day while waiting for a ride home, she is kidnapped by a biker, and given to the leader, Grizz, as a present. This begins her time with Satan's Army.

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While Ginny is afraid of Grizz, her f
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J o d i  B i b l i o p h i l e ♥
**Re-read 4 years later and i'm broken AGAIN!**

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It's 5:55am. I'm currently sitting crossed legged on my bed writing this review. Actually I'm not going to call it a review. This is better than some review. These are my feelings. My emotions written down. I've just finished Nine Minutes by Beth Flynn. I've just finished a book that has literally rendered me speechless. Shocked is one word for it. I'm shocked. I never had the slightest thought of what this book would do to me. I thought it was ano
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Geri Reads
Nov 12, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars!

Compelling, intriguing, gripping, horrifying, tragic...just a few adjectives that come to mind when I think about this book.

In my opinion, this isn't romance. And I'm not just saying that because of the ending. Yes, romance is present but to me, it doesn't follow the genre's narrative. And that's perfectly fine. In fact, that's one of the reasons why I liked this book because this doesn't feel like a romantic read.

Nine Minutes tells the tale of a 15-year old girl who was abducted by
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Amy | Foxy Blogs
Nov 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Amy | Foxy Blogs by: M A R I G O L D
I jumped on the bandwagon and I’m not sorry I did because this book was fascinating. I started it on Thanksgiving and had a hard time putting it down to hang out with family members.

The prologue was gripping and had my attention when I realized we were reading the ending of the story. I wasn’t sure what to expect from this book but what I walked away with was a story that will have me thinking about it for a long time.

As I approached the end of the book we had just arrived at my mom’s house f
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Wendy'sThoughts
Jan 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Motorcyle Clubs, Dark, Violent
5 Lived up to the Reviews Stars
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1/2015
I have mentioned before how sometimes we see books rated really high and wonder... can they really be that great... is it just hype or group-think which is causing all the praise...Well, these things have happened from time to time...

However.... Not. This. Time.

This time every review and comment you have seen on this book is authentic... these reviews are coming from a place stimulated by visceral feelings about what
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Beverly
Dec 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 Completely Unsuspecting Stars

I have waited days to review this book and after many conversations with my friends I have no idea how to format this review, so here goes my best attempt. Normally I like to make images or use gifs, but I am going old school with this one. I don’t want to spoil anything or influence any opinions prior to reading this one.

Kit was abducted in 1975 at the age of 15. The story begins in the present time and she is being interviewed for a magazine, so the story is tol
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Kristin (KC) - Traveling Sister

Oh mannnnn ... I think I'm going to have to revisit this one at a later date. While I can see the allure and I get why readers are loving this right now, for some reason it's just not pulling me in, dammit! And I really wanted it to...


(With the exception of the prologue 'cause that was AWESOME.)

The subject matter of this book, although a bit difficult to digest at times, is not where the problem lies for me. I guess it boils down to execution -- I just didn't feel myself being convinced of th
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Arabella ~♡AB♡~
★★ 2 Stars ★★

OK, so the blurb told me that this book was part psychological thriller, part coming-of-age novel, filled with mystery, romance and unexpected turns, It told me that it would take me into the world of a motorcycle gang and inside the heart of a young girl, whose abduction brought about its fall.

What I found was a book about a disgusting man called Grizz (Hated this name by the way) who abducts a 15 year old girl that he's had his eye on for a few years, he wants her and he makes sur
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Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤

5 BRILLIANT STARS

“A story about a man who has loved me from the very beginning, from the first glance. The man who always was and still is my soul mate. That’s the only love story now.”


Wow, now I can understand why all my friends loved it! This book is so different from all the biker books I have read! First of all I must say for an unkown reason I was afraid to start this book..I have had it on my kindle for so long and now that I couldn't find anything new to start I decided to read it!! And
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Kelly (and the Book Boar)
Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/

THIS. BOOK. Wow. I’m going to jump right in with some seriously harsh truth in order for you all to determine whether you want to read this or not. In case we haven’t yet met, here’s something you should know about me . . . .



There are A LOT of readers (mainly female) who claim they want a story that reminds them of . . . .



At the risk of offending a big pile of you, I’ve come to realize that 99.999999% of the time that statement mea
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Jenny - TotallybookedBlog
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5 “our minds have been blown” stars

‘I was no victim. Never had been. Never would be.’

J&G: One of our BEST reads this year!!! Imagine how gutted we were to find we’ve had this hidden gem sitting on our Kindles for a while! Thank you Beth Flynn! It’s been quite some time since we’ve felt compelled to pull an all-nighter on a work night but Nine Minutes wasn’t a book we could easily put down. Not even for a minute. It CONSUMED us. From the very first page and we mean from THE very first page th
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Didi
10+++++++STARS!!!

This has got to be one of the BEST captive/captor books I've ever read! The premise and circumstances surrounding Gin's abduction reminded me of another book, Stolen by Lucy Christopher. But the heroines' reactions were worlds apart.
This was gritty, dark, emotional, suspenseful, horrifying and beautiful all at the same time--and I don't even like biker books. I never figured out Grizz's age, but the age difference between him and Gin was disturbing yet intriguing. Some people m
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* Meli Mel *


♥ ♥ ♥ 5 STARS ♥ ♥ ♥




This book...holy cow...this freaking book!!! My mind is freaking blown completely away by this story. It was raw, dark, and all kinds of disturbing! But damn was it good in a twisted way. What a unique story. The things that happened...my emotions were everywhere. I didn't know whether to like or hate some of the characters. Then the twist ending! OMG, that freaking ending!! I totally did not see that coming. I need the next book to come out soon. This is a story that I will n
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Karla

We have a great Q & A with Beth Flynn over at Swept Away By Romance today, so if anyone is interested in checking it out, please stop by. Normally I wouldn't pimp the blog here, but I thought some readers would enjoy seeing what she had to say, and the Q & A is to long to add here. Plus, we are doing a giveaway, so if you haven't read the book, you could enter to win a copy, or if you have, you might still have a shot at a gift card! Thanks everyone!


5 Stars for this debut page-turner!
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Danielle
How deep can someone’s obsession for another human being run?

"That day I became Mrs. Richard David O’Connell. I was six months shy of my sixteenth birthday."

My first impression of this book when I saw it around GR was that it was an MC romance. Being that those aren’t my favorite, I thought I would pass on this one. And then I saw all the five-star reviews, and I’m thinking okay this must be a great MC romance. I guess reading the synopsis would have cleared that up, but that would have been t
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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,  Jim, have spent the last 21 years in Sapphire, where they own a construction  company. They have been married 35 years and have two daughters and a loveable pit bull mix named Owen.

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“A story about a man who has loved me from the very beginning, from the first glance. The man who always was and still is my soul mate.” 38 likes
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