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Blog Tour (Review): 8 Weeks by Bethany Lopez

July 15, 2014
Hi Everyone! Two blog tours in a week, we are on a roll! :) Today, I'm featuring Bethany Lopez's 8 weeks on my blog, even though I had some issues with the story, I enjoyed it enough to continue the series and I can't wait for the next book. As always, thanks AToMR Tours for letting me be a part of this book tour.

Title: 8 Weeks
Author: Bethany Lopez
Publication: CreateSpace | March 16, 2014
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Series: Time For Love #1
Source: Blog Tour
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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.
On the surface, 8 Weeks sounded like a tear jerker because honestly what’s the worst thing in a marriage besides losing your partner? Cheating, obviously! I was prepared for an emotional, gut wrenching and maybe a little romantic read, but what I got wasn’t up to par, atleast in the feels category. The story was good, but at the same time it was very flat and monotone. I was forcing myself to feel something for the main characters, but I was more interested in the secondary ones than I probably needed to. Also, 8 weeks was a very short book, which was a good thing and bad as well. Good because I love fast reads, 8 Weeks ended up being one of the most addicting reads I’ve read this year and it gave me a rush throughout the story which I loved! However, the lack of depth in the MC’s relation was one of the consequences of a tiny book, which looking at a bigger picture wasn’t that bad.

Shelly and Cal married right after high school and have been together for almost 6 years, until Cal unintentionally cheats on Shelly during a bachelor party in Vegas. When will people learn? Nothing good ever comes out of Vegas! Unless you’re a really good gambler ;) Moving on, Cal being a really good, honest husband tells her wife everything, but Shelly being a short tempered one, leaves him right that moment and decides for a divorce. First of all, I loved Cal when he made that confession right off the bat without any delay, there are very few men who will even admit it, so seeing him so vulnerable and apologetic made me heart melt. Yes, what he did was horrible and yes, if I were in Shelly’s place I would move out as well, but somehow Shelly’s reaction to the situation seemed very rash. Even after few weeks when she was relatively calm and had a straight head, she never let him explain the events or let alone have any conversation. The whole scenario seemed very bizarre, but I’m glad that things worked out for them. The dates were sweet and gave us a nice, subtle flashback to their dating period which was fun.

All in all, 8 Weeks was a very adorable read and as my first book by Bethany Lopez, I was very impressed by how effortless and light the story felt. I will definitely be continuing this series and looking forward to see what’s in store for TJ and Sasha in 21 Days. Sounds exciting!



About Bethany Lopez

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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6 comments:

  1. Well, I guess at least there was the good story but disappointing that it didn't have the emotions that would be expected

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  2. I haven't heard of this one but when it comes to the books that deal with such emotional things I expect to be crashed, so monotone is not something I love with such reads. I'm so glad that at the end you managed to enjoy it overall. Great review, Aman :)

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  3. Oooh it is saying something when you actually feel bad for the cheater. I hate cheating as well as you know but it looks like this book could've been better. Still, looks like a different read. great review Aman! :)

    Janhvi @ The Readdicts

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  4. It sounds like 100% your kind of storyon paper. Sorry you didn't get the feels, Aman :( Yay for an addictive and fast-paced read though :) LOL @ your Vegas thoughts :D Haha. I mean, I'd like some explanation O.o I wonder why Shelly doesn't. Hmm. I'm glad you enjoyed this as a whole :)

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  5. Emotions of LOVE are very powerful - Strongest person can be weak. Let see what we get to read here. Thank you:)

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  6. Thanks for taking the time to read and review 8 Weeks!

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