Exclusive Excerpt from Grizz's POV and Signed Paperback Giveaway



May 15, 1975
“I’m tired of hearing it. He should have thought of that before he agreed to my terms. Take care of it. Nobody fucks with me. Nobody!”
I was angry and I slammed down the phone. Another asshole who should’ve known who he was dealing with. I grabbed a beer and sat in my recliner and reflected on the last few days.
     I had taken Monster on a little ride. I was driving one of my old beater cars. A car that wouldn’t draw any notice. We sat in the parking lot of a drug store across from her bus stop. I watched as she got off the bus and walked toward Smitty’s. 
“That girl that just stepped off the bus,” I nodded toward her. “I want her and you will get her for me.” 
Monster didn’t ask why. He knew better.

I offered up suggestions as to how he could convince her to take a ride with him. I was adamant about a few details.  He was not to wear his jacket. He was not to ask her name. I was surprised when he later told me how he engaged her in a conversation about the book she was reading. Who’d have thought that Monster had a fucking education?
I had finished my beer and was getting up to walk out to the pit when I heard a bike. I knew it was Monster. Would this be the third damn night he came back without her? I knew that he’d been watching her and had to wait for the right moment. But, I wasn’t a patient man. I wanted Ginny. If she wasn’t on the back of his bike tonight, I’d fuckin’ go get her myself.
I peeked through the curtain of number four and saw that Monster had pulled up in front of my unit. She was on the back. My jaw clenched when I saw that he was wearing his jacket. Fucking idiot! I told him not to wear the damn jacket. If someone saw her climbing on the back of his bike it would bring the authorities directly to my door. I knew her drunk mother wouldn’t be looking for her and Matthew Rockman knew better. Surely she would be missed by someone. 
        I watched as Monster gruffly told her to get off the bike. I could see her looking around as she adjusted her backpack and asked him how long before he could give her a ride home. I remember thinking to myself “you are home.”
        I stiffened when he grabbed her a little too roughly by the arm and started walking her toward the pit. He would pay for that later. He plopped her down in a lawn chair and took the one beside her. I could see Grunt’s posture change. I was too far away to see his expression. He would certainly recognize her. I didn’t give a shit. I didn’t explain myself or justify my actions to anyone. Not even my son. Although, he didn’t know he was my son. Nobody did, except his worthless mother and she’d been long gone. Probably dead or in prison somewhere. 
        I saw Willow jump up and I could tell by her actions that she was not happy. Not that I gave a damn. I hadn’t once thought about Willow when I made the decision to have Ginny brought to the motel. Looking back now, I should’ve choked the life out of that bitch that same night. 
It was time to make myself known.
I approached the pit and stopped next to her when I heard Monster say, “Well, why don’t we let Grizz decide?”
I was looking down at Ginny.  I knew she hadn’t seen me.  
       “Let Grizz decide what?” I asked. 
       I watched as she turned her head toward me and slowly raised her eyes to mine. The light from the dying fire cast a glow on her face.  She looked into my eyes and I knew that I was forever changed.  I didn’t see it coming and almost didn’t recognize it. The darkness that had inhabited my soul for so many years had seen a glimmer of something I’d never experienced in my life. A tiny spark of light. Almost undetectable, but definitely there in her innocent stare.
       Sitting on death row and looking back, I can admit that there were so many emotions rolled into one. Emotions that I’d tamped down and told myself I wasn’t capable of feeling. Yet, they were there hidden in the blackness that was my existence. Somewhere, trying to find its way to the surface was a word that had never entered my mind. Hope. For the first time in my life, I hoped that something could change me. And now, I was facing it and it had the biggest, most beautiful brown eyes I’d ever seen.
       I was so lost in her gaze that I barely listened as Willow started blabbering about my “thank you” gift. I instantly reacted when she lunged for Ginny. I remember tossing Willow and never giving a second thought as to where she landed.  I ignored Willow’s invitation to come to one of the rooms. Without taking my eyes off Ginny I told Moe to take her inside and settle her in.
      She rose from her chair and, clutching her backpack to her chest, bravely followed Moe to my unit. As she passed by me a light breeze carried her scent and I inhaled deeply . She smelled like innocence and rain. The smell of a storm on the horizon. How the hell could someone smell like that? 
      I slowly turned and watched as she followed Moe to number four and went inside. An unfamiliar feeling told me that I should take her back to her home. That she didn’t belong here. Was that my conscious? No. It couldn’t be because I didn’t have one. I knew in that instant that I would never let her go. She was mine and I was keeping her. Forever. No matter what the price. No matter what the cost. 
      I told the gang that they were never to discuss her. They weren’t to look at her, speak to her or address her presence at the motel. Ever. Then I turned around and headed toward number four. I stopped when I got to the door. “She’s  fifteen. Shit. She is only fifteen. What the fuck have I done?” Then I quickly reminded myself that I no longer had a conscious. I opened the door and went inside.



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43 comments:

  1. I can't wait for more of this story! LOVE ME SOME GRIZZ

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    1. I'm dying to get more Grizz too! I love that man.

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  2. I can't wait for more of Grizz's points of view. Definitely a few re-reads of Nine Minutes in my future. Thank you Beth Flynn and The Review Loft for this treat!!

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  3. Thanks for the chance ��

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  4. I absolutely love Grizz. Thank you Beth for another Grizz POV. My man needs to be alive to take back his girl!!! #TeamGrizz <3 <3

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    1. Isn't Beth awesome! I refuse to believe Grizz isn't around anymore. He's just waiting to call checkmate!

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  5. Have heard great things I haven't read it yet would love to see grizz pov

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  6. Such a great post from Beth. I don't know if there are hidden answers to some questions in here, or if more questions have now come up for me! Can't wait for Out of Time!!!

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  7. I actually just finished reading this book yesterday and WOW, what an amazing book! Love getting this excerpt from Grizz's pov and can't wait for the next book. Thanks to Beth Flynn and The Review Loft for for sharing this and for the giveaway!!

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  8. This was my fav read of 2014...for so many reasons...this was so much more than JUST a Big, Bad (sexy & hot) Biker book!! #TeamGrizz LOVE him!! Beth is an amazing author and I can't wait to read OOT!! Thanks for this great POV from Grizz and for the opportunity to enter this give away!!

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  9. It was ab amazing read! I would love to see Grizz's pov!

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  10. Enjoyed hearing the story for Grizz's POV. It does answer some questions.

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  11. I love an miss Grizz so much!!! Love his POV!

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  12. Thanks for the excerpt, haven't read Nine Minutes.

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  13. I liked the excerpt. I loved Nine Minutes and can't wait for the next installment.

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  14. I am excited to read his POV but I feel I also need Grunts.

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  15. Omggg!!! I'm so freaking excited. Out of Time is my #1 most anticipated book of 2015! ❤️

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  16. That was awesome!! I need more Grizz!

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  17. Wow, this guy is seriously complex but I love him. I know he's a bad guy but I never felt like Ginny wouldn't be safe with him. Ali ForeverReading x

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  18. Grizz is one of the most complicated characters to come around in a long time. I love getting more insight on what motivates this man. I cannot wait until the next book. Great job Beth Flynn!!

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  20. Ginny was his saving grace. She was his light. The light that shone the brightest even in the hell pits of the dark lord where he has resided all his life.

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  21. I couldn't not like Grizz overall despite some of the discomforting elements. Need more!

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    1. He's a man you hate to love but can't stop yourself for wanting him!

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  22. Grizz the most lovable bad guy you could ever wish to meet Louise :-)

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  23. I was so excited to see Grizz's POV here. I was torn while reading 9 minutes because I grew to love them both. Can't wait for 2nd book and whatever it brings!

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    1. I was torn too but in the end I'm 100 #TeamGrizz

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  24. I loved it, can't wait for the next book!

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  25. Thank you for sharing Grizz's POV with us. Nine Minutes is one of my top 5 reads of 2014.

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  26. #Grizz to me is such a complicated Man I feel like there is so much more we don't know about him and why he is the way he is. But not matter what he does I still love his Character. #TeamGrizz I can't wait to get my hands on #OutOfTime<3

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  27. I'm enjoying these snippets from his POV. Definitely looking forward to more of this story!

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  28. Absolutely loved Nine Minutes & can't wait to read more about Grizz POV. So excited for Out of Time & release day is a definite purchase. :-)

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  29. I absolutely LOVE Grizzs POV!!! Can't wait to read Out of Time

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  30. Loved the POV! I haven't had the pleasure of reading this book, but cannot wait to do so!

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  31. I cannot wait to see how the rest of the story unfolds

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  32. Definitely need book 2 before I read this. Chris's POV is ominous; both for him and the Ginny.

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  33. So excited for Out of Time! #teamgrizz

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  34. I'm reading this now!! 70% in. Can't wait to finish and read more! Thanks so much for the chance.

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  35. Just finished it. Loved it! Want more of Grizz any Gwinny.

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