I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.8 Weeks by Bethany Lopez
Published by Self Published on 2014
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Is eight weeks enough time to earn back the love of someone you've betrayed...the only one you've ever loved?
Shelly has been in love with Cal since they started dating in eleventh grade. Despite everyone saying that the odds were against them, they got married after graduation and built a life together. Now, six years later, she is faced with the ultimate betrayal. Devastated, her first instinct is to call it quits…
After a drunken binge at his best friends’ bachelor party, Cal betrays the one person who has always been there for him, his wife, Shelly. Terrified and realizing she might divorce him, Cal must come up with a way to prove to her that his love is true…
Cal asks Shelly for eight weeks. Eight weeks to convince her that their marriage is worth the fight. Will Shelly be able to trust him again, or will their marriage end the way many others do when faced with opposition… In divorce?
8 Weeks is book 1 in the Time for Love series, but can be read as a stand alone.
Omigosh! I loved, loved, loved this story. It’s easily one of my favorites of 2014. The plot is different from any book that I’ve read before. I was intrigued after reading the synopsis and couldn’t wait to dive into it. Once I got started I had trouble putting it down. I think I could have easily read it in one sitting had I not started it so late in the evening.
This book was highly emotional at times and I became teary eyed a lot while reading it. I love stories that touch my heart. In my opinion they’re the best. The subject matter is one that will make you think about how you would act if you were in a similar situation. I could understand Shelly’s turmoil in deciding what to do. I could also sympathize with Cal because it was an honest mistake. One he doesn’t remember making.
I think one of my favorite things about this story is that Cal and Shelly are part of a close group who’ve been friends since high school. I truly enjoyed getting to know them. Their playful banter had me laughing at times.
The smexy times are comparable to adult mainstream romance. They aren’t overly explicit in nature, but are well written and hot to read.
Overall, I’m really happy that I read this one. I loved the way things worked out in the end and I’m so looking forward to reading the next book in this series. Up next is TJ & Sasha’s story. I have a really good feeling about it.