Published August 2014
Series: Time for Love #2
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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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 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?
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.