8 Weeks (book review)
8 Weeks was written by Bethany Lopez. It is the first book in the Time For Love series. This post has been organized by N K Author Services. I was provided with a copy in exchange for my honest book review. All opinions are my own.
About the book:
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.
I don't know what I want to write about this book. I loved Shelly. I loved Cal. There situation sucked beyond belief. In the end, I still don't know if I would do what Shelly did or not. But.... the book was good.
While reading 8 Weeks I spent a lot of time wondering what my reaction would be if I were Shelly. I mean... any cheating of any sort is bad... but what's worse? Is it worse if the cheating is done in a sober head? While the people involved are consciously aware of what they're doing? Or, is it worse to cheat while wasted? Completely drunk and having no memory whatsoever of how or what you've done? On the one hand... a "sober" cheater knew what they were doing. There was thought involved. They had to, at some point, think... "hey.... I have a wife." They knew they were betraying their spouse. But then a drunk out of their mind cheater? I mean... a lot of people have occasions where they have enough to drink to forget things they've done. The nights where the next day a friend is like "I can't believe you did that" and they're like "I have NO clue what you're talking about". So what if you cheated then?
Which is worse? Worrying that your spouse could decide to cheat on you again... or worrying that your spouse could go out for a drink with friends and end up cheating? The whole thing sucks. The way Shelly and Cal (and their friends and family) dealt made for a really good read. And, I did love that the book was written by switching back and forth between Cal and Shelly's points of view. It truly showed what they were both going through. Well done.
About the author:
Award-Winning Author Bethany Lopez began self-publishing in June 2011. She's a lover of all things romance: books, movies, music, and life, and she incorporates that into the books she writes. When she isn't reading or writing, she loves spending time with her husband and children, traveling whenever possible. Some of her favorite things are: Kristen Ashley Books, coffee in the morning, and In N Out burgers.