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Eight years ago, Scott and Gaby shared one very special night. Not wanting to ruin their friendship, they didn't take things further...but neither of them has forgotten. When Scott’s friends stage an intervention to make him realize that his fiancé, Victoria, is all wrong for him, he takes time to evaluate his life. He’s earned a big promotion and just bought his dream ca Eight years ago, Scott and Gaby shared one very special night. Not wanting to ruin their friendship, they didn't take things further...but neither of them has forgotten. When Scott’s friends stage an intervention to make him realize that his fiancé, Victoria, is all wrong for him, he takes time to evaluate his life. He’s earned a big promotion and just bought his dream car, but those things are just superficial. The one time he was truly happy, was with Gaby. Gaby is in a good place in her life. She loves her job, has the best friends and family a girl could ask for, and is dating a sweet and sexy guy, but she’s never stopped thinking about that night with Scott. Eager to find happiness again, Scott makes a plan to win Gaby’s heart during a weekend getaway, but she doesn’t want to be his rebound girl. Will 42 hours be enough to convince Gaby that it's finally their time for love? Series Reading Order: 1 Night - Prequel 8 Weeks 21 Days 42 Hours 15 Minutes 10 Years 3 Seconds 7 Months For Eternity - Novella Night & Day - Novella


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Eight years ago, Scott and Gaby shared one very special night. Not wanting to ruin their friendship, they didn't take things further...but neither of them has forgotten. When Scott’s friends stage an intervention to make him realize that his fiancé, Victoria, is all wrong for him, he takes time to evaluate his life. He’s earned a big promotion and just bought his dream ca Eight years ago, Scott and Gaby shared one very special night. Not wanting to ruin their friendship, they didn't take things further...but neither of them has forgotten. When Scott’s friends stage an intervention to make him realize that his fiancé, Victoria, is all wrong for him, he takes time to evaluate his life. He’s earned a big promotion and just bought his dream car, but those things are just superficial. The one time he was truly happy, was with Gaby. Gaby is in a good place in her life. She loves her job, has the best friends and family a girl could ask for, and is dating a sweet and sexy guy, but she’s never stopped thinking about that night with Scott. Eager to find happiness again, Scott makes a plan to win Gaby’s heart during a weekend getaway, but she doesn’t want to be his rebound girl. Will 42 hours be enough to convince Gaby that it's finally their time for love? Series Reading Order: 1 Night - Prequel 8 Weeks 21 Days 42 Hours 15 Minutes 10 Years 3 Seconds 7 Months For Eternity - Novella Night & Day - Novella

30 review for 42 Hours

  1. 4 out of 5

    Izzie d

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Scott and Gaby. Its a second chance romance, almost a love triangle, because although Scott has broken it off with Victoria, Gaby is 'dating' Brock, who is a really nice guy. I don't like cheating and although Gaby and Brock are not serious, not really sure what they are, i don't like that they are sort of together and Scott is in her thoughts and around. Its difficult because she has tried to move on and now Scott is available again, she's not sure but doesn't want to loose out if she ends things Scott and Gaby. Its a second chance romance, almost a love triangle, because although Scott has broken it off with Victoria, Gaby is 'dating' Brock, who is a really nice guy. I don't like cheating and although Gaby and Brock are not serious, not really sure what they are, i don't like that they are sort of together and Scott is in her thoughts and around. Its difficult because she has tried to move on and now Scott is available again, she's not sure but doesn't want to loose out if she ends things with Brock and her and Scott don't work out. I am not keen on this sort of situation. Poor Brock... but i think he gets his HEA in a later book. Updates on other couples too so that's great.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Anaïs

    2 out of 5 Stars for a shallow and boring read which misses a proper ending 8 years ago, Scott and Gaby shared a very special night together before vowing to never tell their friends about it, and before going their separate ways. But now, their group of friends is reunited again. The flame between them never quite died but the timing for them was never quite right, especially since Scott is in a long-term but loveless relationship. But his friends staged and intervention and made him understand t 2 out of 5 Stars for a shallow and boring read which misses a proper ending 8 years ago, Scott and Gaby shared a very special night together before vowing to never tell their friends about it, and before going their separate ways. But now, their group of friends is reunited again. The flame between them never quite died but the timing for them was never quite right, especially since Scott is in a long-term but loveless relationship. But his friends staged and intervention and made him understand that Victoria is not good for him. And after breaking up with her, Scott only had one intention: go after Gaby despite the fact that there might be something between her and his best friend’s business partner Brock. Scott gives himself 42 hours - during an organised weekend at a lakehouse - to get Gaby back. I think that for once, my review is going to be short and (not so) sweet, just like the book. 42 Hours was an extremely short read, and the third book in a series of decent (but not mindblowing) reads. But it’s not just the length of the read that will disappoint you: the whole story itself is boring, and not exactly challenging. It feels like to book does really only cover 42 hours and doesn’t leave room for exiting stuff to happen. The whole thing is pretty predictable and there is not much character development. But really the worst thing is that the story ends after said 42 hours. Abruptly. You keep waiting for the climax but sadly it never comes (oh my, what a great pun!). No epilogue, no closure, nothing. To make it simple, here’s the plot: (view spoiler)[Scott breaks up with Victoria, organises weekend at the lake to win Gaby back. Gaby doesn’t want to get serious with Brock because of her feelings for Scott. Scott makes his move at the lakehouse, Gaby gives in. Brock discovers but is okay with it. End of story (hide spoiler)] . Now really, is that supposed to be it? Because if that’s the case I want my money back.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Victoria

    It bored me to death

  4. 5 out of 5

    Danielle

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. 3.5-3.75 stars Gaby and Scott Even though this one was better than 8 weeks , this wasn’t as compelling as I was expecting. I was really looking forward to this book featuring Gaby and Scott especially with what was teased from 8 weeks, but it just didn’t quite meet up to my expectations, and I was expecting a lot more. I think because of the short format of the story that it felt kind of rushed without a lot of buildup like I was expecting their to be especially with their history. It was just l 3.5-3.75 stars Gaby and Scott Even though this one was better than 8 weeks , this wasn’t as compelling as I was expecting. I was really looking forward to this book featuring Gaby and Scott especially with what was teased from 8 weeks, but it just didn’t quite meet up to my expectations, and I was expecting a lot more. I think because of the short format of the story that it felt kind of rushed without a lot of buildup like I was expecting their to be especially with their history. It was just like they moved lighting speed from him just breaking off his engagement, to him being determined to pursue Gaby to them getting together as a couple. It happened within a blink of an eye. Yes, they had all that backstory from the past when they had their first time on prom night to the current time, but it still just felt very quick. I thought it would be drawn out just a tad bit more in the story. Another thing I didn’t care for and it kind of relates to the above point was the fact that Scott was still engaged to Victoria in the book. I would have thought that they wouldn’t be together at this point especially when he acknowledge in book one, 8 week that he didn’t feel right about marrying her and was set to break it off yada yada yada. So I would have thought by book 2, which I didn’t read, he would have done it already that way he would have been free clear to either pursue Gaby or realize that his feelings ran deeper for Gaby or something he was slowly realizing that he was falling for her in the beginning chapters. And though that was what technically happened in the story, I just felt with him still being with Victoria and being engaged to her at this story’s beginning that it kind of degraded the romance a bit. Not because he was cheating or anything, but because it just seemed to happened so quick from him deciding to end his engagement to when he pursued Gaby. There just needed be a bit of passage of time in there with Scott slowing realizing after the breakup as he spent time more with Gaby that he was starting to realize that she was the one for him. There just needed to be more of a build up from the one point to the next making the anticipation increase between Gaby and Scott throughout the story. I think that would have been accomplished if Scott was single by the beginning of this story. I would have preferred the setup that way. Also didn’t care for the fact that Gaby was with Brock. I don’t begrudge her from dating him especially since Scott was still with Victoria at the time. I did like the fact that she told Brock that she wasn’t ready to get serious yet, but would continue to casually date. That was all fine and good, but I think what bothered me the most was how she totally forgot his existence as soon as Scott made his intentions known. There wasn’t even a struggle there for her. She just completely forgot about him. I know she had always been into Scott and thought he was the one for her for years and years, and that she jumped at the chance as soon as Scott said he wanted to try being together, but it just didn’t set well with me with whole Brock thing. If this provided more an obstacle between Gaby and Scott from being together, then I could see why the relationship between Gaby and Brock was included, but since it seemed so inconsequential for her there didn’t seemed to be a point. Okay, there were moments guilt and sadness over hurting him, but even still I think was just an unnecessary part of the plot. Once the whole Victoria obstacle was removed, then there was never really conflict or something keeping Scott and Gaby a part for a majority of the book, and they easily slipped into a relationship, which was kind of boring. There was no buildup. No anticipation. No angst. There was a whole lot of nothing. It was like after all these years of denial then they just easily got together once intentions were spoken. There just needed to more conflict there to keep it more compelling and interesting. I found myself skimming a lot of it because it wasn’t it was just getting to be a little dull. With that being said, I did like Gaby and Scott together. I loved that this was a friends to lovers story where they had lots of history already and even had been together on prom night. There have been many years of build up of feelings between them as well as a certain level of trust that had developed over the years. I liked that they had this really strong friendship between them. I like the level trust and support they had for each other. It was easy to see how deeper feelings got involved as well as them falling in love with each other. Then when they decided to give their romantic relationship a try, they were just steaming hot with a lot of passion and emotions going on as they came together once again. As much as I loved the passionate side of their relationship, I adored the cute and tender side of their relationship together. They really were adorable together. I really did like them together. I was glad when they got their happily ever after. Another thing I really did enjoy was the portrayal of the friendship between Sasha, TJ, Shelly, Cal, Scott, and Gaby. As it was in 8 weeks , the friendship were just really sweet to see how much love and support there was between the six of them. They demonstrated the true meaning of friendship. I loved that. It was of the highlights of this series. It was just very strong theme of this story and was as important as the romance was. I loved their interactions. I loved the heart to heart conversations they would have between them. I loved that they gave each other advice to each other in a very loving way. There so much goodness with the friendships I can’t rave about them enough. Overall there were parts of the story I liked, then there were parts that I didn’t care for. I think the biggest thing for me was the lack of conflict in the story to make the story interesting and a compelling of a read. At times it was a little boring, and I found myself skimming through some of it because I just wanted to get to the action already. There needed to be more anticipation and buildup in the story. There needed to be more angst. The timeline of the storyline was too rushed from Scott ending the engagement to when he started his pursuit of Gaby. It was way too quick in the pacing of the story. There just needed to be a little more pacing there. But there was some good points to this story as well, I did like that this was a friends to lovers story. I did like Gaby and Scott together and have since 8 weeks . I thought they belonged together and was happy to see them get their happily ever after. And most of all I enjoyed the friendship portrayals in the books. It was just so sweet to see them interact and have these great relationships with one another. It was one the highlights of story. So there were good things and bad things about this story, but it wasn’t the worst story I have ever read nor was the best. It was a middle of the road type of book for me.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Danielle

    4.5 stars If you are a fan of the Time For Love series by Bethany Lopez (which I am) then you are going to LOVE this book. Scott and Gaby . I have been dying for their story and for them to FINALLY get together. If you have read the series, you know Scott is engaged to a horrid women and his life is miserable because of her. I mean, he is headed down the path his parents have. He will be stuck in a loveless marriage. Thankfully, his friends stage an intervention and let him know, he can not make 4.5 stars If you are a fan of the Time For Love series by Bethany Lopez (which I am) then you are going to LOVE this book. Scott and Gaby . I have been dying for their story and for them to FINALLY get together. If you have read the series, you know Scott is engaged to a horrid women and his life is miserable because of her. I mean, he is headed down the path his parents have. He will be stuck in a loveless marriage. Thankfully, his friends stage an intervention and let him know, he can not make this mistake. They only have his well being in mind when they do. Scott takes their words into consideration, and then realizes they are right. He is making a huge mistake. Gaby loves Scott, as a friend first. She is has been harboring feelings for him since high school. After all, they were each other's firsts. After that night, there has been something underlying between the two. Neither had been willing to act on it and ruin their friendship, because they were in the same circle of friends. Now that Scott is single, he realizes Gabby is the right person for for him. Gabby is seeing someone casually and Scott knows it is now or never when it comes to making his move. Scott put his plan in motion and gets a lake house for the weekend. There he is going to put his plan in motion and win Gabby over. 42 hours. That is the amount of time Scott has to win Gabby over and make her realize they belong together. This book has to be my favorite on the of the series so far. I have been so excited for Scott and Gabby's story. I love how we still follow all the other couples as well. I love this series. It is simple and sweet, just the type of books I love.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Heroesinbooks

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. 3.5 Gaby and Scott Stars I didn't enjoy this one as much as the previous two books and I think the reason for this was because I was not keen on Scott. He was a bit too smooth and I prefer my Kindle men to be a bit more edgy, so this is very much a personal view and I can appreciate that other readers may really be far more 'Team Scott'. He moved really quickly from being engaged to Victoria to loving Gaby and how both he and Gaby treated Brock was horrid.....now there is my kind of hero, I would 3.5 Gaby and Scott Stars I didn't enjoy this one as much as the previous two books and I think the reason for this was because I was not keen on Scott. He was a bit too smooth and I prefer my Kindle men to be a bit more edgy, so this is very much a personal view and I can appreciate that other readers may really be far more 'Team Scott'. He moved really quickly from being engaged to Victoria to loving Gaby and how both he and Gaby treated Brock was horrid.....now there is my kind of hero, I would be all over Brock like white on rice! If I was Gaby I would have held onto Brock for sure.I really felt for Victoria too. I wanted to know more about her. I'm curious to see how the next books play out. I love this group of friends and the dynamics between them.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Rachel

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Scott just ended a long relationship/engagement, literally the day after he decides he's always loved Gabby, (rolleyes) even though she's in a relationship with a good friend of their friends he pursues her, she agrees to let him while they're at a getaway with friends, even though her boyfriend is driving up to see her in a day or two she's kissing and grinding on Scott. Her boyfriend turns up see's them kissing, lovey dovey and is devastated. These two are too immature for me. The waited years Scott just ended a long relationship/engagement, literally the day after he decides he's always loved Gabby, (rolleyes) even though she's in a relationship with a good friend of their friends he pursues her, she agrees to let him while they're at a getaway with friends, even though her boyfriend is driving up to see her in a day or two she's kissing and grinding on Scott. Her boyfriend turns up see's them kissing, lovey dovey and is devastated. These two are too immature for me. The waited years to get together, while being with other people plot pisses me off, and they hurt a very good man in the process.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Medavis66

    This was a quick and easy read. I enjoyed the intervention idea of letting Scott know how desperate his friends were to get him to see the mistake of getting married to Victoria. He knew this himself, but felt stuck. Gaby,one of those frineds, and Scott share a wonderful past. They've been friends for years and even more than friends...once. With 42 hours to prove to Gaby they belong together, will Scott be able to convince her to take a chance on them? ARC provided in exchange for honest review. This was a quick and easy read. I enjoyed the intervention idea of letting Scott know how desperate his friends were to get him to see the mistake of getting married to Victoria. He knew this himself, but felt stuck. Gaby,one of those frineds, and Scott share a wonderful past. They've been friends for years and even more than friends...once. With 42 hours to prove to Gaby they belong together, will Scott be able to convince her to take a chance on them? ARC provided in exchange for honest review.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Marisela M. Chavez

    What can I say? Scott and Gabs story was absolutely incredible. The friendship was always there from the beginning and I loved to see how they finally gave there everything. It’s always great to see the gang and see there bond as strong as ever. Because there not only friends but family.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Liz

    Audible review: For two books we have seen Scott and Gabby circle each other and trying to ignore what they feel for each other. But for how much longer can they deny what has been brewing between them for nearly eight years? In 42 Hours by Bethany Lopez we finally get their story and though I have always felt they were made for each other; my heart broke a little as well for another character. Scott has been engaged to Victoria in the two previous books and though he can see she may not be for Audible review: For two books we have seen Scott and Gabby circle each other and trying to ignore what they feel for each other. But for how much longer can they deny what has been brewing between them for nearly eight years? In 42 Hours by Bethany Lopez we finally get their story and though I have always felt they were made for each other; my heart broke a little as well for another character. Scott has been engaged to Victoria in the two previous books and though he can see she may not be for him; he can’t seem to break it off. When his friends try and make him see what is ahead of him if he stays the course, will he finally be able to break free? Gaby knows she loves Scott, but finally decides to move on and has been dating Brock. She is in a good place right now. But when Scott is finally free, what does that mean for Gaby? I loved Gaby and Scott previously and together they seem perfect, but as they have been in different places in their lives for years, is this finally their time? 42 Hours by Bethany Lopez, narrated by Ivy Wilder, was a bit angsty, sweet and full of all kinds of feels. Listened and reviewed for Sultry Sirens Book Blog. Happy listening!

  11. 5 out of 5

    Theresa Alberts

    Bethany Lopez continues the individual stories of a group of friends since high-school that were more than friends, they were each other's family in 42 Hours. This is the third book in the series and it focuses on Scott's life, and him coming to terms with how he thought he should live it which differed from what would make him happy. I give this book 3.5 stars and would recommend this series to anyone who loves a heartwarming love story with a little bit of angst and many laughs. I absolutely l Bethany Lopez continues the individual stories of a group of friends since high-school that were more than friends, they were each other's family in 42 Hours. This is the third book in the series and it focuses on Scott's life, and him coming to terms with how he thought he should live it which differed from what would make him happy. I give this book 3.5 stars and would recommend this series to anyone who loves a heartwarming love story with a little bit of angst and many laughs. I absolutely loved the fact that Bethany gave the reader snippets into the lives of Cal & Shelly and TJ & Sasha so that we were able to see what they have been up to since their love stories concluded. 42 Hours starts off with an intervention for Scott by his friends, urging him not to marry Victoria, who is a clone of his cold-hearted, only cares about appearances mother. Although Scott has felt that the marriage would be a mistake, since he didn't love her like he should, he stayed engaged to her because he was too much of a coward to hurt Victoria's feelings by calling it off for the second time. Once he hears the words of his friends, telling him that it is a mistake to marry her, but if he chooses to go through with it, they will support him no matter what because they love him, he knows what he has to do and does it immediately. The story continues with Scott realizing the intense feelings that he has for Gaby, his friend since high-school, are more than simple friendship. Although they lost their virginity to each other on prom night, they never dated, each deciding that they didn't want to jeapordize their friendship. Once Scott accepts the feelings that he has, he orchestrates a weekend away at a Lake House with the gang, were he plans to put the moves on Gaby while they are their having fun. He gives himself 42 Hours to convince her that his feelings are real and that they belong together. Gaby has always had a soft spot for Scott, and realizes in many ways she has never given up hope that they would one day be together, that is until he put a ring on Victoria's finger and started planning a wedding. She begins dating Brock, a friend outside their circle who is close to TJ and Cal, but only casually, because she is unable to give her heart to the kindhearted, thoughtful man who is obviously smitten with her, because she gave it away all those years ago to Scott. Once at the lake house, she notices that Scott has changed in how he is acting toward her, being more outwardly flirty, always touching and innocently kissing her. When she calls him out on it, he tells her the truth, that he is trying to show her how good they can be together, how strong his feelings are for her. That is until Brock walks in on them kissing. Will Gaby and Scott get together in the end? What happens with Cal & Shelly and TJ and Sasha? You are going to have to pick up this series if you really want to find out! And I suggest that you do!

  12. 5 out of 5

    Maria Rose

    Continuing this fabulous romantic series, we have the story of Scott and Gaby. Friends since high school, prom night became a special night for them when they lost their virginity together. Circumstances after resulted in them never pursuing a relationship with each other but always remaining in each others lives as friends. Now that they are no longer in committed relationships with other people, will they finally be able to admit that they've wanted to be together all along? I loved this story! Continuing this fabulous romantic series, we have the story of Scott and Gaby. Friends since high school, prom night became a special night for them when they lost their virginity together. Circumstances after resulted in them never pursuing a relationship with each other but always remaining in each others lives as friends. Now that they are no longer in committed relationships with other people, will they finally be able to admit that they've wanted to be together all along? I loved this story! First I have to say that I am really enjoying this group of friends in general. They are all smart, fun, friendly, and caring individuals and this adds a lot of humour and witty dialogue to the stories that make them so much fun to read. Scott is portrayed as a handsome, business oriented man, settling into his career and ready for marriage and family. With the intervention of his friends he breaks his engagement to Victoria who he realizes is not the woman for him and decides to pursue a relationship with Gaby, the woman who has always claimed his heart. Gaby is friendly, fun and direct and she doesn't want to be a rebound fling for Scott when she knows her feelings for him run much deeper than that. Though she's been dating Brock in an effort to move forward, when Scott's relationship with Victoria ends she is unable to resist his pull. Part of what made their relationship work for me was the reality of the difficult circumstances Gaby finds herself in, longing for Scott but really liking Brock and not wanting to hurt him. Even though Brock isn't the one for Gaby, he's a really likeable nice guy and you can feel how hurt he is when Gaby chooses Scott over him, and also how heartbroken Gaby is to know that she's hurt Brock. At the same time she knows that she's not going to give up this chance to finally be with Scott. There is lots of angst and push and pull amongst the three of them that I found really riveting to read. The sexual chemistry is there between Scott and Gaby from the beginning, and when they finally don't deny their attraction to each other any longer, the resulting love scenes are steamy and heartfelt. I loved how the relationship progressed from friends to lovers and also the reaction of their friends to this new development. This was a fun, entertaining, fast paced read and I am really looking forward to more in this series, in particular to Brock getting his chance at happiness. 5 stars!

  13. 5 out of 5

    Lara

    *Received an ARC for an honest review* 42 Hours is a great addition to what is becoming a can't miss series. A series that is both sweet and sexy. I was really excited for this book because when we meet Scott and Gaby in this great group of friends, they are the ones you question will they have their moment. Their situation is always about bad timing. Friends first, these two have a forever love that begs to find its HEA. BUT a change in Scott's relationship status which alters the place he is in h *Received an ARC for an honest review* 42 Hours is a great addition to what is becoming a can't miss series. A series that is both sweet and sexy. I was really excited for this book because when we meet Scott and Gaby in this great group of friends, they are the ones you question will they have their moment. Their situation is always about bad timing. Friends first, these two have a forever love that begs to find its HEA. BUT a change in Scott's relationship status which alters the place he is in his life has him going for the one woman he has truly loved all along...Gaby. Even though she's in a relationship, Scott decides now is the time to make a move and prove to Gaby how right they are together, how perfect they fit, before it really is too late. A weekend getaway by a lake is a fantastic backdrop for Scott and Gaby to explore what could be between them. It's not with out heartache though. Gaby's is seeing a seriously sexy and sweet man, Brock...and lets just say choosing to give 42 hours to Scott has shit hitting the fan. I will say, the Brock aspect of the story actually had me a little conflicted. The way it is handled is addressed later but I wish it had been as soon as Scott had gone to Gaby with his plan to get to know each other as a couple. Gaby is one of the sweetest, most loving people. So it was a little surprising that any concern over hurting Brock didn't come up sooner...but that didn't sway my love for their story. AND he'll be getting his own book, so I'm one happy reader! This was a nice quick read. Which is one of the things I've grown to love about Bethany's writing. The short chapter keep things flowing flawlessly and the story of these lovable characters keeps you turning the pages. I can't wait for Brock's book and Craig (Cal's brother) & Gwen's (Gaby's Sister). I know it says you can read these as standalone but to get the full experience and back story of the characters, I strongly suggest starting at the beginning with 8 Weeks. Happy reading!

  14. 5 out of 5

    Tracey Nelson

    I generously received a copy of this from the author. First of all I'd just like to say that second chance at love stories are by far some of my favourites. I first learned about these characters after reading the first book in the series a few months back. I loved them in that story and I was so, so happy to finally hear about Scott and Gabs. Scott and Gaby have always had a connection that has spanned since junior high school. After a very important night they share at their junior prom, they b I generously received a copy of this from the author. First of all I'd just like to say that second chance at love stories are by far some of my favourites. I first learned about these characters after reading the first book in the series a few months back. I loved them in that story and I was so, so happy to finally hear about Scott and Gabs. Scott and Gaby have always had a connection that has spanned since junior high school. After a very important night they share at their junior prom, they both know what they feel for each other is real. Unfortunately life keeps them apart. Fast forward, Scott is now engaged to a woman that his friends, who are like his family, have a strong distaste for. Gaby and all those close to him are worried for his future. Gabs is now dating a man named Brock, trying to move forward in her life and secure the kind of future she wants despite her feelings for an engaged man. Throughout the story these characters learn and grow and realize the love they've always had for each other can overcome any obstacle. Including a pretty crappy family on Scott's side. I don't want to give too much away, but the relationship that grows between Scott and Gaby is one of the sweetest I've ever had the pleasure of reading. Their love hasn't decreased over the years and reading about their reconnection was a treat, not to mention kind of hot. And as I stated before, these are totally my favourite kind of romances. This book was a quick, sweet read with realistic and charismatic characters you can't help but fall in love with. I strongly recommend you read the first two books in the series as you also get a glimpse into the lives Of the characters from the other novels and their futures beyond their stories endings. That said, Scott and Gaby happened to be the one I enjoyed the most. I give this one a four star! I recommend it to anyone who likes sweet and light romance.

  15. 4 out of 5

    TLBC

    4 stars! Review copy given by author. After Scott's friends convince him that he shouldn't be marrying Victoria he finally breaks off the engagement and in doing so he realizes it's finally his chance to convince Gaby that they belong together. He comes up with a plan to get the whole group to a lake house for the weekend and make his move on one of his best friends and he has 42 hours to do it. Gaby finally has decided to move on and convinces herself Scott and her are only meant to be friends 4 stars! Review copy given by author. After Scott's friends convince him that he shouldn't be marrying Victoria he finally breaks off the engagement and in doing so he realizes it's finally his chance to convince Gaby that they belong together. He comes up with a plan to get the whole group to a lake house for the weekend and make his move on one of his best friends and he has 42 hours to do it. Gaby finally has decided to move on and convinces herself Scott and her are only meant to be friends. She realizes there will never be a good time for them to be together and after his recent break up with his fiance she doesn't want to be the rebound girl...but when Scott takes his 42 hours to get Gaby will she change her mind? Or will she stay friends with Scott and move on with Brock the guy she's been currently dating? (view spoiler)[ I found myself grinning throughout most of this book. This story was so sweet. It had a bit of a "love" triangle but not over the top to the point I wanted to scream or stomp on my Kindle. You get to know the third person in the scenario but not so much that you're rooting for him (or at least I wasn't). I did feel bad for him but I knew going into it that the H and h should be together. (hide spoiler)] I also love getting a glimpse of the characters and how they're doing from the first two books of this series. It was a short book and ended a little too quickly for me but what I love is that (hopefully) you still get to see what they're up to in the next book. So maybe in this case an epilogue isn't all that necessary? But I always love how an epilogue ties everything up. This author has a way of putting a smile on my face every time I read one of her novels. I know it won't be overly dramatic or filled with angst but just a good love story and sometimes you need that. This is a great book and series especially if you are on a angst overload or just finished a darker read. I recommend. http://triciaciak.blogspot.com/

  16. 4 out of 5

    Shannon Daniel

    42 Hours Bethany Lopez 4 stars Scott and Gaby have been friends since Junior year but she had been crushing on him long before. Unbeknownst to their circle of friends they had lost their virginity to one another at their senior prom even though they both went with different people. Those feelings they had for another just kept growing and growing but the timing was never there for them to try to have a real relationship. Scott was engaged to Victoria which no one in the group liked. She was a cold 42 Hours Bethany Lopez 4 stars Scott and Gaby have been friends since Junior year but she had been crushing on him long before. Unbeknownst to their circle of friends they had lost their virginity to one another at their senior prom even though they both went with different people. Those feelings they had for another just kept growing and growing but the timing was never there for them to try to have a real relationship. Scott was engaged to Victoria which no one in the group liked. She was a cold and rich snob who was only marrying Scott to make herself and his mother happy. It definitely wasn't a marriage of love and trust and honesty. Scott had had his doubts but after telling Victoria of his doubts she managed to weasel him back to her. Gaby was so saddened to find out the wedding was still on. Not because of her feelings for Scott because she's now dating Brock but because she doesn't want Scott to have a marriage like his parents. Cold, loveless, and empty. She wants him to have a fun, happy, loving, caring relationship like Cal and Shelly's and Cal's parents. Instead of sitting by and watching him be miserable she scheduled an intervention for Scott with all their friends. They all told him how they felt. Scott knew what he had to do. After ending things with Victoria, Scott got the lake house for the long holiday weekend. He invited the whole crew - his mission for the weekend - show Gaby just how much he still wanted her and how good they could be together. 42 hours is all he had to work his magic. But Gaby is dating Brock so what will she do? Will she fall for his charms and finally get everything she's ever wanted? Or is the timing still all wrong? Would she betray Brock that way? Would she feel like she's a rebound girl? Or can Scott really show her how much he wants her??? This is one hot little read! I can't wait for you to read this one!! Book provided by WordSmith Publicity for honest review.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Ellen

    42 Hours is the third book in Bethany Lopez's Time for Love Series, and while part of a series, can also be read as a standalone. I've always enjoyed Bethany Lopez's writing, and have been looking forward to reading this installment in the series. 42 Hours is Scott and Gaby's story, and is a friends to lovers romance. Scott and Gaby shared one special night together in high school, and afterwards, decided to go back to being friends because neither wanted to mess that up. Eight years later, they 42 Hours is the third book in Bethany Lopez's Time for Love Series, and while part of a series, can also be read as a standalone. I've always enjoyed Bethany Lopez's writing, and have been looking forward to reading this installment in the series. 42 Hours is Scott and Gaby's story, and is a friends to lovers romance. Scott and Gaby shared one special night together in high school, and afterwards, decided to go back to being friends because neither wanted to mess that up. Eight years later, they've each been in relationships while remaining good friends, but now Scott is about to make the biggest mistake of his life resulting in Gaby and his other close knit group of friends to intervene. After manning up and doing what he needs to do, he realizes that he is finally ready to act on his feelings for Gaby that he's been secretly harboring for all these years. What he doesn't know is that Gaby has been secretly pining for him also and wants a relationship with him more than anything, but she's been dating someone else and doesn't want to be the rebound girl either. One long weekend, 42 hours, is what Scott has to convince her that he's serious. I enjoyed getting to know Scott and Gaby's characters. We'd met them in the previous two novels as secondary characters, so it was nice to see them get their own story. You also get to see the characters from the previous companion novels in this series again, which was something I really enjoyed also. The story itself is romantic and sweet, and just one of those feel-good stories that will make you smile. If you enjoy contemporary romance and are looking for a sweet, relaxing, and romantic read, then 42 hours definitely fits the bill.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Babbling Chatter Reads

    I have been looking forward to reading about Scott and Gaby’s story after it was revealed that they had shared one very special (and unexpected) prom night. “When you meet the person you were meant to be with, time didn’t matter. When a relationship’s right, it’s right. And you don’t want to waste a minute of time apart from that person when you could spend it together.” Scott gets a huge promotion in his career and finally purchases his dream car. The only thing holding him back for more was his I have been looking forward to reading about Scott and Gaby’s story after it was revealed that they had shared one very special (and unexpected) prom night. “When you meet the person you were meant to be with, time didn’t matter. When a relationship’s right, it’s right. And you don’t want to waste a minute of time apart from that person when you could spend it together.” Scott gets a huge promotion in his career and finally purchases his dream car. The only thing holding him back for more was his relationship with his now ex-fiance, Victoria after thankfully, his close friend’s stages an interference that she was not the woman for him. After he officially breaks up with her completely for the second time he realizes that the one that seems to always make him happy was with his best friend, Gaby. Since prom night Gaby has always wanted Scott but school, work, and other relationships were in the way from both sides. Now that they are both settled in their lives and he is no longer engaged the hope for more is possible but is it too soon? Another drawback, she is also currently dating a great and humble guy, Brock. The connection to each other from that night was beautiful and surprising but because of the current plans in their lives the chance to try for more was not possible. In this 4 stars recommend read they are both now all grown up and established. The timing and their feelings for each other will be tested and it will leave you itching for everything to work out in their favor. But with any relationship it will not be easy. The ups and downs, the turn of events along with the waiting will get your head spinning. Looking for something sweet…this one is for you!

  19. 5 out of 5

    books are love

    I love Scott. I didn't like him with victoria she began to change him into someone that wasn't him but overall love Scott. Oh and poor Brock although I agree with Gaby you were more worshipping her than anything else. The true Gaby wasn't able to shine with Brock but with Scott we saw the wonderful, sweet kind and amazing Gaby. Scott was able to shine as well. the book begins scott is in a bad place. Not bad like BAD but confused. He loves his job but wasn't sure who he was anymore. victoria had I love Scott. I didn't like him with victoria she began to change him into someone that wasn't him but overall love Scott. Oh and poor Brock although I agree with Gaby you were more worshipping her than anything else. The true Gaby wasn't able to shine with Brock but with Scott we saw the wonderful, sweet kind and amazing Gaby. Scott was able to shine as well. the book begins scott is in a bad place. Not bad like BAD but confused. He loves his job but wasn't sure who he was anymore. victoria had something to do with that. Her ideas of marriage and love are so sad. So scott is confused and takes some time to figure himself out. Worrying his awesome friends at the same time but I think it was necessary so that Scott could find himself for himself and not what others want or think but for him. As he does this he realizes that the one place he was truly happy, at peace with everything and truly himself was with Gaby. She is his yang. They both always felt something but were afraid to lose the friendship. Well Scott in his self imposed but so needed self discovery decides to risk it and boy am I glad he did. Scott goes on a mission to show Gaby himself and what they could be together. A amazing and romantic one at that. O is this man romantic ladies. So precious he is. Gaby is a wee reluctant at first but does eventually embrace the moments. And what moments they are. These two are so wonderful together. A book on friendship and love that is just to precious not to read. I feel for Brock but him and Gaby were not meant to be. I love the change in Scott and how much more confident and happy he is with Gaby by his side. And Gaby just glows. such a fun light romantic read.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Shayna Varadeaux

    I just want to say thanks to Bethany Lopez for writing this series. I realize that sounds corny but I am so in love with this group of friends. The series has quickly become a favorite and can't wait to get my hands on book 4, 15 Minutes!! I had wondered where it would go from Scott and Gaby's story and was happy to see that Brock was going to be the next in subject matter! I love pretty much everything about this read. I really think that it is well written and plays out fantastically and unpr I just want to say thanks to Bethany Lopez for writing this series. I realize that sounds corny but I am so in love with this group of friends. The series has quickly become a favorite and can't wait to get my hands on book 4, 15 Minutes!! I had wondered where it would go from Scott and Gaby's story and was happy to see that Brock was going to be the next in subject matter! I love pretty much everything about this read. I really think that it is well written and plays out fantastically and unpredictably too. I am glad that I had the opportunity to read it because I was definitely missing a great series. I loved Scott and Gaby's story and the fact that we get everyone else s continuing stories mixed in! It is so good! Totally not spoiling it though. I just can't wait for the next book. Wait did I already say that? I think I did, (Bethany eehem hint, hint) There is plenty of swoon here and Scott had more layers than I figured he did and it was fabulous! I was seeing Gaby as the homey friend but her passion outweighs the homeliness for sure. I like that it kept me reading, page turning like a mad woman. The vulnerability of Scott was a nice turn of events and I really liked how he described his feelings and vulnerabilities too. I was utterly relived to be rid of the bitchy Victoria, I hate that i know people in relationships with women like that, completely miserable and it's sad. This was a very good read and I recommend it highly. Really I cannot say it enough, you DO NOT want to miss this series!!

  21. 4 out of 5

    Lesley

    I received a complimentary e-copy of 42 Hours in exchange for an honest review. I loved both of the previous books in this series, so I was happy for the opportunity to read 42 Hours and reconnect with the friends I had met in 8 Weeks and 21 Days. 42 Hours is the story of Scott and Gaby. They are good friends, who share the memory of their one night together, back on the night of their junior prom. Somewhere in the back of each of their minds, they've been wondering if they could be more to each I received a complimentary e-copy of 42 Hours in exchange for an honest review. I loved both of the previous books in this series, so I was happy for the opportunity to read 42 Hours and reconnect with the friends I had met in 8 Weeks and 21 Days. 42 Hours is the story of Scott and Gaby. They are good friends, who share the memory of their one night together, back on the night of their junior prom. Somewhere in the back of each of their minds, they've been wondering if they could be more to each other, but with life, college and other relationships, the timing has never been right for them. Scott has just broken off an engagement the cold and snooty Victoria, after a talk with his friends made him realize that continuing on with her would result in a miserable marriage, much like the one his parents share. Gaby has never had a really serious relationship. She's dating Brock, but has been keeping things casual and light, because deep down she knows that she's always been in love with Scott. I loved 42 hours. I loved Scott and Gaby's friendship and how even though they both were hiding feelings from each other at first, they still managed to not be uncomfortable with each other. I loved how the Cal and Shelley and TJ and Sasha were all so supportive of Scott and Gaby's blossoming reconnection and it was great to see how each of their own relationships has progressed from their own story. I can't wait to see what happens in book #4, which will focus on Brock and surprisingly enough Victoria.

  22. 5 out of 5

    LaVida Brisco - One Last Page Book Blog

    42 **ARC provided in exchange for honest review*** There's nothing like a second chance romance that wraps you up in deliciousness and leaves you begging for more. This is actually book 3 in A Time For Love Series and can be read as a standalone. I truly enjoyed this book from beginning to end and I could not put it down. This was my first read from this author and I will definitely be reading the first 2 in this awesome series and look forward to many more. This is the story of Scott and Gaby who 42 **ARC provided in exchange for honest review*** There's nothing like a second chance romance that wraps you up in deliciousness and leaves you begging for more. This is actually book 3 in A Time For Love Series and can be read as a standalone. I truly enjoyed this book from beginning to end and I could not put it down. This was my first read from this author and I will definitely be reading the first 2 in this awesome series and look forward to many more. This is the story of Scott and Gaby who grew up together and was each other's first but decided to stay friends instead of pursuing a relationship when they were younger. Fast forward years later and it never seem to be the right time. Scott's friends staged a intervention to explain to him that he shouldn't marry the woman he was engaged to because she wasn't right for him. He knew it because he called it off before but he's a good man and it couldn't see hurting her until he finally realized that she just wasn't the one for him. Gaby has always thought that Scott was the one for her but he was engaged so she moved on with her life but was still holding out hope. Whenever these two was together you felt the underlying chemistry and knew that it was their moment. Scott realizes it too and only has 42 hours to make Gaby see that they belong together. I loved the characters in this series and how close they all were to one another and we should all wish to have a great group like them in our corner. You get a glimpse of the next book at the back of this story and I for one CAN"T WAIT!!!

  23. 5 out of 5

    Kirsten

    4.5 stars This was a really good book. Very complimentary to the series. I absolutely loved the premise of the story line. For too long, it seemed to me Gaby and Scott danced around their feelings for each other, while ensuring the other was still in their lives. I was so relieved when Scott called things off with Victoria, that woman is a barracuda. Not at all what Scott needs. I was so happy that even though there were rough patches, Scott and Gaby were able to get through them and finally move 4.5 stars This was a really good book. Very complimentary to the series. I absolutely loved the premise of the story line. For too long, it seemed to me Gaby and Scott danced around their feelings for each other, while ensuring the other was still in their lives. I was so relieved when Scott called things off with Victoria, that woman is a barracuda. Not at all what Scott needs. I was so happy that even though there were rough patches, Scott and Gaby were able to get through them and finally move forward. It was difficult and even a bit awkward for Scott and Gaby and Brock for a while there, but I was glad that Brock was able to get over that as well. Hopefully, moving forward they will all eventually be friends. I do have to say that the chapter preview from the next book 15 minutes, shocked the hell out of me - but I still want to read it. Bethany has a way with her characters of keeping them true to themselves and then throwing in a surprise or two. I really enjoy the surprises.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Fee (Ebook Addicts)

    I was glad to get the chance to read this as I read book one in this series 8 weeks. 42 Hours is book 3 in the Time for Love series and centres around Gaby and Scott. They are best friends who hooked up at the prom and they have been pining for each other ever since. Scott calls of his engagement to Vicoria and peruses Gaby - he has a weekend, or rather 42 hours to convince her that now it their time, as he is fed up of shit always getting in the way of them being together. He has 42 hours before I was glad to get the chance to read this as I read book one in this series 8 weeks. 42 Hours is book 3 in the Time for Love series and centres around Gaby and Scott. They are best friends who hooked up at the prom and they have been pining for each other ever since. Scott calls of his engagement to Vicoria and peruses Gaby - he has a weekend, or rather 42 hours to convince her that now it their time, as he is fed up of shit always getting in the way of them being together. He has 42 hours before her current boyfriends arrives at the lake house. There is no denying the chemistry between the two of them, and this was a wonderful read to reconnect with all the characters we meet in book 1 ( I missed out on reading Sashas and TJ's story in book 2) Can he win her over? Can they get their happy ever after? They are perfect for each other and I dont want to give away any spoilers. Loved it, and cant wait to read more in this series 5 stars

  25. 5 out of 5

    Lori R.

    I fell in love with Scott and Gaby in the first two books and could not wait to read their story. The love between these two absolutely melted my heart. I adore these two so much! Again (like the first two books in the series) I was turning page after page, eager to read what would happen next. 42 Hours was another one of Bethany’s stories with just the right amount of drama, heartache, love and humor. This was a quick and easy read that left me feeling happy & very much satisfied. I love the wa I fell in love with Scott and Gaby in the first two books and could not wait to read their story. The love between these two absolutely melted my heart. I adore these two so much! Again (like the first two books in the series) I was turning page after page, eager to read what would happen next. 42 Hours was another one of Bethany’s stories with just the right amount of drama, heartache, love and humor. This was a quick and easy read that left me feeling happy & very much satisfied. I love the way Ms. Lopez makes characters so likable and seem so real. The character development is excellent – one of my favorite things about this author. After you finish the book, the characters stay with you and you can’t help but miss them. I want this group of friends in my life! <3 Another great job, Bethany! Thank you for another beautiful story. :)

  26. 5 out of 5

    Rachel

    42 hours is book three in Time For Love Series. This is the first book that I've read from this series and author. First I have to say I loved everything about these characters. Scott and Gabys story is a sweet and romantic feel good story. Friends since high school even though they had one night of romance they both decided on just staying friends. Through the years they've both been in different relationships but they never felt quite right. Except for that one night together in high school. Wi 42 hours is book three in Time For Love Series. This is the first book that I've read from this series and author. First I have to say I loved everything about these characters. Scott and Gabys story is a sweet and romantic feel good story. Friends since high school even though they had one night of romance they both decided on just staying friends. Through the years they've both been in different relationships but they never felt quite right. Except for that one night together in high school. Will they have a second chance at romance or is it to late. Although the story was not very long it was well written. And what a great group of friends, I found myself wanting to know more about their story. Will definitely read more on this series and I have to say Brock's story sounds so good can't wait.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Colleen

    All I really want to say is THANK GOD SCOTT ENDED IT WITH VICTORIA!!!!!! How in the world he ever ended up with her while being with this group of friends is beyond me. I don't remember the last time I was so happy with a book break up. Scott planning the weekend away with the entire group of friends was really quite perfect. I have such fond memories of some really great trips with friends. (I also have some memories of our group of friends coupling off quite nicely for a while; although in our All I really want to say is THANK GOD SCOTT ENDED IT WITH VICTORIA!!!!!! How in the world he ever ended up with her while being with this group of friends is beyond me. I don't remember the last time I was so happy with a book break up. Scott planning the weekend away with the entire group of friends was really quite perfect. I have such fond memories of some really great trips with friends. (I also have some memories of our group of friends coupling off quite nicely for a while; although in our case... none of those relationships ended up being long term. It was really fun while it lasted though.). The events of the weekend were fun to read. I love that the friends all knew what was going on with Scott and Gaby, and did their best to help move all of the scheduling and activity pieces into place. I've enjoy the theme on this series of each book having a set time. It's fun.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Lisa F

    I love this group of friends who the books in this series are based on. I really enjoyed Scott and Gabys story and am glad they finally got their chance. I also love that throughout this book although Scott and Gaby are the main couple it's based on we still see the other couples and how they are getting on. I couldn't put this down I read it in one sitting. it's such a heart warming story of love and friendship. 42 hours is based on Scott having that time frame to show Gaby how good they can be I love this group of friends who the books in this series are based on. I really enjoyed Scott and Gabys story and am glad they finally got their chance. I also love that throughout this book although Scott and Gaby are the main couple it's based on we still see the other couples and how they are getting on. I couldn't put this down I read it in one sitting. it's such a heart warming story of love and friendship. 42 hours is based on Scott having that time frame to show Gaby how good they can be together and how it's always been her. the plans he makes to woo her are romantic like the picnic, sitting by the fire. I cannot wait to read the next book about Brock and Victoria I think that one's going to be funny :)

  29. 4 out of 5

    Shaunna Armstrong

    Scott and Gaby had a one night fling when they were in high school. It meant more to both of them then they lead to believe but now years have passed and Gaby is dating Brock and Scott is ready to call off his wedding and get the girl of his dreams. Scott has a plan and he hopes he can get Gaby to admit the feelings that she has been hiding as well. Will Gaby let everything go to be with the one guy she's been wanting all this time, or will she stay with Brock? Scott has one weekend to prove to Scott and Gaby had a one night fling when they were in high school. It meant more to both of them then they lead to believe but now years have passed and Gaby is dating Brock and Scott is ready to call off his wedding and get the girl of his dreams. Scott has a plan and he hopes he can get Gaby to admit the feelings that she has been hiding as well. Will Gaby let everything go to be with the one guy she's been wanting all this time, or will she stay with Brock? Scott has one weekend to prove to Gaby they can do this.

  30. 4 out of 5

    N. Kuhn

    *I received this book free in exchange for an honest review* I love this series. It gives me glimpses at the past couples as well as me cheering at the end of this story! I've waiting for Gaby and Scott and was not disappointed. I have to say, I'm highly curious about who's next. I'm excited wondering if we'll see some of the weddings in the matches we have seen and who's next. Scott and Gaby were perfect for each other and I've been cheering for them since the first book in this series. Each boo *I received this book free in exchange for an honest review* I love this series. It gives me glimpses at the past couples as well as me cheering at the end of this story! I've waiting for Gaby and Scott and was not disappointed. I have to say, I'm highly curious about who's next. I'm excited wondering if we'll see some of the weddings in the matches we have seen and who's next. Scott and Gaby were perfect for each other and I've been cheering for them since the first book in this series. Each book is stand alone, but more fun if you read them in order!

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