Thursday, March 27, 2014

Review of '8 Weeks' by Bethany Lopez

Title: 8 Weeks
Series: Time For Love #1
Author: Bethany Lopez
Release Date: March 24, 2014


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.

Read an excerpt:
“I’m sorry, I don’t want to make it harder, and I don’t want to fight with you,” I implored. “But I will fight for you, Shelly. Give me a chance to.”
She was shaking her head again, and a plan formulated in my mind.
“Give me eight weeks,” I said desperately.
“I’m not going to live with you for eight weeks, Cal.”
“No, I get that,” I responded. “Give me eight Saturdays. Eight dates where it’s just the two of us. Give me time to show you why we're so good together, and that I’m willing to bend and compromise to make our marriage work.”
Shelly looked at me thoughtfully.
“Why eight?”

“One week for each year that we’ve been together.”

**My thoughts**

Could you forgive the love of your life for one accidental indiscretion? He doesn't remember doing it, though all evidence points to it. He has never considered cheating before and never will again. It's obvious that Cal and Shelly are meant to be together. Can any of us really say that either of them makes the right decision in this book, unless we have walked in their shoes?

I don't know what I would do. I give Cal a lot of credit for working so hard to prove himself to his wife. Shelly is brave for even considering forgiveness. They go back and forth on a roller coaster ride, reliving their romance with the help of their friends. Sometimes it takes a momentary lapse of judgment to make you realize what you have.

At the beginning of the story, I wasn't sure how much I would like it. I didn't think I would want to give Cal a second chance. I felt like the story didn't flow quite right. As I kept reading, though, it seemed to come together better. The writing grew stronger. I even found myself changing my mind about how I felt about both of the characters.

This book is a very fast read, easily done in an afternoon. Read it and see how you feel about true love, despite massive mistakes in judgment.

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About Bethany:

Award-Winning Author Bethany Lopez began self-publishing in June 2011. Since then she has published various YA and NA books. She is a lover of romance, family, and friends, and enjoys incorporating those things in what she writes. When she isn't reading or writing, she loves spending time with her husband and children, traveling whenever possible.

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