Review – TETHERED SOULS by Beth Flynn

Beth Flynn is back with a Nine Minutes spin-off novel about Mimi and Christian Bear!! Check out my review and get clicking!!

My family has secrets. I’m always the good girl, doing what’s necessary to keep my loved ones safe. I’ve kept the darkest secrets from everyone I know. As painful as it is to hold them all inside where they live and gnaw away at me, that’s where they must stay.

I haven’t seen my closest childhood friend, Christian Bear, since I was a teenager—he hasn’t changed a bit. He’s still temperamental and plays by his own rules with the law following two steps behind him.

Christian remembers me. But he doesn’t know the first thing about me anymore. I should’ve shared my feelings with him the day before I moved away with my family, promising him I’d stay in touch. It broke my heart when he didn’t keep his end of the bargain. As a consequence, we haven’t spoken in years. Even though Christian and I have always had undeniable chemistry, I won’t let him shatter my heart a second time.

Christian has shown up in my life again with secrets of his own, and demanding answers. That doesn’t mean I’m willing to give them. He’ll know my secrets when I’m ready.

Our secrets, the risks we’re taking, and the danger he imposes make it impossible to know what our future holds.

Either our tethered souls will bind back together, or our secrets will separate us forever.

The Nine Minutes series by Beth Flynn is one of my absolute favourites so I love any and every chance I get to revisit these characters. We first got to do it with The Iron Tiara (Anthony Bears story) and now we get to do it with Tethered Souls – the story of Mimi (Grizz’s daughter) and Christian (Anthony’s son). Like all of Beth’s books, this was one that gripped me and had me rushing to get to the end.

I absolutely love Christian! His love for Mimi since they were children has been apparent throughout the entire series, and I was so happy they finally got their chance at a HEA. Christian is not a guy you would want to get on the wrong side of, but when it comes to Mimi he’s a big teddy bear!! Mimi has also always been a great character for me – she’s tough and doesn’t let people walk all over her, but she’s also got a big heart and it was great to see both characters grow in this book.

There were a few surprises throughout Tethered Bonds – in fact one part shocked me so much I gasped and shouted “no way!!” Haha! I’m definitely interested to see where all these characters lives take them in the future, and I’m fairly confident with the way things were heading that we will be getting a Slade book soon, so hopefully we will get more then!

Oh, and I love, love LOVED seeing Grizz and Ginny again. Grizz owns a huge part of my heart and seeing him at this stage in his life is just perfection, and made me want to do an instant series re-read! *dreamy sigh* Grab your copy of Tethered Souls, and if you’re not up to date on the series yet, what are you waiting for??



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Beth Flynn is a fiction writer who lives and works in Sapphire, North Carolina, deep within the southern Blue Ridge Mountains. Raised in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Beth and her husband, Jim, have spent the last 17 years in Sapphire, where they own a construction company. They have been married 31 years and have two daughters and two dogs. In her spare time, Beth enjoys writing, reading, gardening, church and motorcycles, especially taking rides on the back of her husband’s Harley. She is a five-year breast cancer survivor.

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Review – THE IRON TIARA by Beth Flynn

More Beth Flynn!! I became obsessed with this author after finding her Nine Minutes series, and now she’s back with a spin off about one of my favourite secondary characters, Anthony Bear! Enjoy!!

Anthony Bear and Christy Chapman are from two completely different worlds.

Anthony’s the leader of a motorcycle gang that terrorizes Florida’s West Coast. As a child, he ran away from his family and the Cherokee Indian Reservation to enter a life of crime. As an adult, he leads a multifaceted life managing his two businesses—his legitimate landscaping venture, and his loan shark and underworld dealings. Driven by anger and betrayal, Anthony begins the hunt for Christy’s father, Van Chapman, after he runs out on a loan.

Christy’s privileged life is not as it seems. She has kept painful family secrets and hidden some of her own. She’s determined to find out the truth and expose Van, but her search delivers her right into Anthony Bear’s hands, adding kidnapping to his list of crimes.

Their worlds are as contrasting as the color of their skin. The only thing they seem to have in common is their mutual disdain for Van Chapman…and each other.

They couldn’t be more wrong.

*The Iron Tiara is a spin-off novel from The Minutes Trilogy. It can be read as a standalone, and does not contain a cliffhanger.*

Oh how good it felt to be back in a world created by Beth Flynn!! She is one of my Ultimate Authors and I was absolutely desperate to get my hands on Anthony Bear’s story. We first met him in the Nine Minutes series (though you don’t need to have read this series first to enjoy The Iron Tiara, you would be missing out on an incredible story, seriously, it’s one of my favourite ever!!) and I was beside myself with excitement when Beth first announced she was writing his story.

We knew snippets of Anthony and Christy’s life from Nine Minutes, but it was so good to see it all happen in real time in this book. I loved Christy, I thought she was such a strong and resilient character, even after everything she had been through. And Anthony may have been a scary dude, but boy was he swoonworthy. I loved how hard he loved his family, and the respect he had for those he cared about.

And speaking of… we saw Grizz and Kit!!!!! I nearly combust with excitement every time Grizz was around (I feel like he might just be the literary love of my life), and I am desperate to see more from Anthony’s right hand man, X, and his love interest (I won’t spoil who it is but all the excites there!!). Of course, I’ve still got my fingers tightly crossed for a Christian and Mimi book, but I’m more than willing to take anything that this amazing author dishes up.

So, Beth Flynn, whatever’s next…bring it on!!!



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Beth Flynn is a fiction writer who lives and works in Sapphire, North Carolina, deep within the southern Blue Ridge Mountains. Raised in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Beth and her husband, Jim, have spent the last 17 years in Sapphire, where they own a construction company. They have been married 31 years and have two daughters and two dogs. In her spare time, Beth enjoys writing, reading, gardening, church and motorcycles, especially taking rides on the back of her husband’s Harley. She is a five-year breast cancer survivor.

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Review – A GIFT OF TIME by Beth Flynn

*sniff sniff* The third and final book in the incredible Nine Minutes series by Beth Flynn is here. A Gift Of Time was everything I hoped for an so much more. Check out my review and buy links below.

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Are some secrets meant to stay buried?

Three months have passed since Jason “Grizz” Talbot was put to death by lethal injection for crimes he committed. His former wife, Ginny, whom he had abducted from a convenience store when she was a teenager and became the love obsession of his life, has spent more than the last decade trying to carve out a life of normalcy in the bustling suburbs of Fort Lauderdale—including a thriving and happy marriage to Tommy “Grunt” Dillon, a former member of Grizz’s gang.

Tired of the secrets and the lies, Ginny and Tommy thought the final piece of their past could be left behind forever with Grizz’s execution. However, the past comes crashing around Ginny and Tommy when a newly discovered secret threatens to destroy their marriage. When tragedy strikes, Ginny is forced to reach into her heart and decide, once and for all, what she really wants.

In this third book in the Nine Minutes trilogy, A Gift of Time takes readers from the busy tropical metropolis of South Florida into the serenity of the North Carolina Blue Ridge mountains as Ginny chases down the answers she needs.

Will she have the strength to confront the secrets of her past…and her heart?

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It’s no secret that I am a huge, huge fan of the Nine Minutes series by Beth Flynn. Having only read the books for the first (and second) time earlier this year, they immediately shot to my list of favourite books of all time! The wait for the final book in the series, A Gift Of Time, has been almost painful, and when it hit my Kindle, I wasted no time in diving in.

As with each book in this highly addictive series, I was hooked from the very first chapter; that prologue…oh my word, I needed to know who it was!!!!!! Gah, Beth Flynn is the ultimate tease, and I both wanted to read faster so I could find out all that happens between the time we left off at the end of Out Of Time, and where the prologue began (yes, Beth once again started at the beginning), but I also wanted to savour every word, knowing this was the final ride.

It’s actually taken me a long time to be able to find the words to review this book. I haven’t been able to read or write anything since I inhaled A Gift Of Time in just one sitting a week ago. I have been in a major book funk, and if you know me well, you’ll know that book hangovers do not happy often for me, I am always reading! Now that I’ve finish (*sniff sniff*) I miss these characters with everything that I have. This has been such a special series to me, and I can say without a doubt that Beth Flynn executed the perfect HEA for Ginny.

There was a lot less grit, angst, and drama this time around compared to the previous books. There was a much bigger focus on fate, feelings, and family in the finale. Yes, I cried, yes, my heart ached, yes, I laughed, yes, I loved, and yes, I believe Ginny’s destiny happened the way fate had always intended it to. And I think the thing I loved most was the family aspect. I’m obviously not going into any details, but for me, I found what I had wanted to know since book 1, and it was complete and utter perfection.

The final ride was everything I hoped for and so much more. Now, Mimi and Christian Bear spinoff, anyone?

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Beth Flynn is a fiction writer who lives and works in Sapphire, North Carolina, deep within the southern Blue Ridge Mountains. Raised in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Beth and her husband, Jim, have spent the last 17 years in Sapphire, where they own a construction company. They have been married 31 years and have two daughters and two dogs. In her spare time, Beth enjoys writing, reading, gardening, church and motorcycles, especially taking rides on the back of her husband’s Harley. She is a five-year breast cancer survivor.

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Review – OUT OF TIME by Beth Flynn

I recently posted my review for the 6 star read, Nine Minutes by Beth Flynn, and now I have my review for the sequel. You do not want to miss this series!

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*RECOMMENDED FOR READERS 18 AND OLDER DUE TO STRONG LANGUAGE, SEXUAL SITUATIONS AND VIOLENCE*

Author Note: 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.

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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?

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This series completely took over my life for weeks once I finally picked it up. Both books were devoured in just two days, and then I started a re-read because it was just that good! Grizz and Ginny and Tommy consumed me, and I couldn’t get enough of their intense story. It really was like nothing I’d ever read before.

Jeez, Louise. This book was jam packed full of twists and surprises, right down to the very last sentence. It had answers to things I didn’t even question in Nine Minutes, but now I’m so glad to know these new bits of information. It just all added so  much more to the story as a whole, as if it wasn’t exciting and addictive enough on its own!

And again, I cried, so, so much. It was absolutely worth all the pain. I cried through so many different emotions, and I honestly don’t think I’ll ever get over this series and the characters. Especially Grizz… Team Grizz for life!!!! It was hard knowing Ginny was now with Tommy, all while I was head over heels in love with Grizz, but that didn’t take anything away from the story at all. In fact I think it added to it.

The Nine Minutes series is one of the grittiest, most honest and refreshing reads I’ve ever encountered. It cuts right to the core of your very being and imbeds itself so deep in your soul, it ensures you’ll never forget it. I now painstakingly await the release of A Gift Of Time, the third and final book in the series which became a fast favourite.

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Beth Flynn is a fiction writer who lives and works in Sapphire, North Carolina, deep within the southern Blue Ridge Mountains. Raised in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Beth and her husband, Jim, have spent the last 17 years in Sapphire, where they own a construction company. They have been married 31 years and have two daughters and two dogs. In her spare time, Beth enjoys writing, reading, gardening, church and motorcycles, especially taking rides on the back of her husband’s Harley. She is a five-year breast cancer survivor.

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Review – NINE MINUTES by Beth Flynn

I am KICKING myself!! Read my review of Nine Minutes by Beth Flynn to find out why!

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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 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.

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My heart hurts. I’ve been asked if I have a pulse, never mind if I heart, because I hardly ever cry at books. And I mean hardly ever! But this book… It hurt. It still does. I just couldn’t stop the tears. That last paragraph…that last line… Ugh, my heart. This is without a doubt a book which will stay with me for years to come, and is easily a favourite book of 2016.

I think it was the fact that the book is set in the 70’s that put me off reading it for so long, even though I have a huge love of biker books. I finally loaded it up on my Kindle and decided to give it a shot before the author attends Four Brits Book Fest in June, and oh my word… To say I devoured this book (and it’s sequel) was an understatement.

I became so obsessed with this story t hat I just couldn’t stop reading. I read and cried my way through this book in just one day, and then started on the sequel. within two days, I ‘d read both books, and by the following day, I started on an instant re-read. They were just that incredible. I loved this heart wrenching story so much, and even now, it’s been weeks and weeks since I first read them and I just can’t over Grizz and Ginny’s story.

The first two books in this series completely took me over, and I can’t wait for the third and final book, releasing this summer, to do the same. Absolute must reads!

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OUT OF TIME #2 – Out Now!
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Beth Flynn is a fiction writer who lives and works in Sapphire, North Carolina, deep within the southern Blue Ridge Mountains. Raised in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Beth and her husband, Jim, have spent the last 17 years in Sapphire, where they own a construction company. They have been married 31 years and have two daughters and two dogs. In her spare time, Beth enjoys writing, reading, gardening, church and motorcycles, especially taking rides on the back of her husband’s Harley. She is a five-year breast cancer survivor.

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