Thursday, July 2, 2015

Review: 8 weeks by Bethany Lopez

Review: 8 Weeks
Publication Date: March 21, 2014
Series: Time for Love Book 1

Rating: 4 Stars

Official Blurb: 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?

This story is meant for readers 18 and older.

Review: I read the blurb for this book and knew I wanted to read this story. It just seems so real to me, it's not your typical romance. We meet Shelly and Cal, who have been together since they were in high school. Everyone said that they wouldn't last but after being together, they are stronger than ever. Or are they? We start in Vegas, where Cal and his friends went to celebrate Scotts pending nuptials. He has no idea what happened last night other than the fact he is hung over and naked. He then sees a woman walk out of the bathroom and assumes the worst. He cannot lie to Shelly, and to top it all off he gets home on their 6 year wedding anniversary.
Will Cal be able to fix this?

I enjoyed reading this book, everyone can and does make mistakes every day, Shelly has to make her own decisions whether or not they should fight for their marriage. She and Cal, both go on a long ride to find out if 8 weeks will be enough to make them stick it out, or will they have to say goodbye forever. Although I loved the storyline of this book and the fact that we got to see a glimpse into the lives of the other characters (Cal and Shelly's friends), I wish that the night in Vegas was explained more. Cal doesn't remember, which at first led me to believe he had been set up. But no further information is given about that night and I was a bit disappointed. Not enough to detract from this wonderfully written book. Of course there are others, so it might come to light eventually in the next books.

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