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Book Review: The Nine Minutes Series by Beth Flynn

I know nothing about motorcycles or bikers and have never been interested in books about motorcycle clubs/gangs. That’s why it took so long for me to get around to reading Nine Minutes, despite the fact that everyone I know who’s read it has loved it. Plus, I know I shouldn’t, but I do judge books by their covers. So based on the cover (with the motorcycle and the tattooed biker), I assumed I might not love it as much as others did. Well, I stand corrected.

NINE MINUTES IS PHENOMENAL!

I was sucked in from the very first page, and I could not stop thinking about it when other things prevented me from reading. All of the characters are so well developed that they felt real to me, as if the story was a diary about true events. In fact, Beth Flynn did such a great job developing these characters that I actually miss them. And I have absolutely no idea how she did it, but she made me fall in love with a big, burly biker! #TeamGrizz ❀

Immediately after I finished Nine Minutes, I one-clicked Out of Time (The Nine Minutes Trilogy Book 2) and LOVED it. Then immediately after I finished part two, I one-clicked A Gift of Time (The Nine Minutes Trilogy Book 3). Loved that one too. Thanks for the amazing ride, Ms. Flynn!

Nine Minutes

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Out of Time

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A Gift of Time

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Book Review: Nineteen by E.S. Carter

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Nineteen by E.S Carter introduces us to playboy Jake Fox and plain-Jane Emma Campbell. There’s obvious chemistry when the two first meet, but then something tragic occurs, temporarily halting any chance of a relationship yet bonding them emotionally at the same time.

This is a great ‘opposites attract’ love story. Carter’s writing style is smooth and easy to take in, and her characters say, think and do realistic things. Jake is a total womanizer, so I didn’t care for him at first. But what he does for Emma and the personal growth he experiences throughout the story (as a result of his feelings for her) changed my opinion of him. By the end, I was really rooting for them to be together. And then . . . BOOM! . . . I swiped left on my Kindle expecting some sort of resolution to what seemed like a benign situation at the end of the book, and my heart dropped. After a few moments of pure shock and sadness, I smiled because what’s on the last page is unexpected and quite clever.

This is just the beginning of Jake and Emma’s story, so yes, it ends with a cliffhanger. But it’s a cliffhanger that will likely leave you stunned and wanting more.

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Book Review: Emancipation by Jo Michaels

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I’m a big fan of books about serial killers, whether they’re fiction or not. There’s just something about the mind of a psychopath that intrigues me… Anyway, Emancipation is a must-read for anyone like me who enjoys reading about the more gruesome side of the human psyche.

In this book, Michaels not only takes readers into the mind of a serial killer, but she also provides an up close and personal look at prison life. It was all absolutely fascinating. She also accomplished something quite difficult; she fleshed out Tobias’s character so well that I actually felt drawn to him and bad for him at times, making it completely believable that Jess (the pretty, young lawyer who’s trying to get him out of prison) is enamored by him. Now, that’s messed up, yet really cool at the same time.

A few things that occurred might seem a bit far-fetched as far as what would be allowed in a prison, but truth really is often stranger than fiction, and it all made sense in the end. Speaking of the end…WOW. What a twist! I suspected there had to be a twist and wondered a time or two if it would involve a certain something, but even so, I loved it!

This is the third book by Jo Michaels that I’ve read and definitely not the last. The cool thing about her (besides the fact that she’s a great writer) is her versatility. Historical fiction. Fantasy. Horror. Thrillers. ZOMBIES! And no matter what she writes, she writes it well. So if you haven’t read a book by Ms. Michaels yet, I highly recommend you do so.

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