Monday, February 9, 2015

★Tour & Giveaway!★ 10 YEARS by Bethany Lopez

We're celebrating the release of 10 Years by Bethany Lopez! Check out the excerpt below!

Title: 10 Years (Time for Love #5)
Author: Bethany Lopez
Age Group: NA
Genre: Contemporary Romance


**This story is meant for readers 18 and older.**


Gwen and Craig met through their older siblings when they were ten years old. The shy girl who loved to take pictures, and the focused baseball playing boy were fast friends, whose relationship grew strong as they grew older.

When Gwen's innocence is stolen at a high school party, she turns to her best friend, Craig. Always her rock, Craig does what he can to defend Gwen's honor, while still abiding by her wishes.

After a night of passion leads to a morning of pain, Gwen fears that the person she loves the most, is the person that is destined to destroy her, so she pushes Craig away.

Ten years after their friendship began, Gwen and Craig are both at college excelling in their respective passions, but there's a void in both of their lives, where their bond used to be.When both finally admit their love for each other, and agree to give romance a shot, will they finally become the couple that everyone knows they're destined to be, or will Gwen's unresolved issues from her past, tear them apart forever?


♥ Lori's Review ♥

Another 5-heart read in the Time For Love series!! I could not wait for Craig & Gwen’s story! We met these two in the earlier books of this series. I had a feeling they were going to be fabulous together – and I was right. I absolutely devoured this book – it was amazing! It involved very delicate subject matter and the author wrote about it perfectly.

I loved how the story was written. We get glimpses into the past; we can see how they became friends, we followed their journey and witnessed their love for each other grow. Craig is absolutely perfect – he’s charming, kind-hearted, protective, and let’s not forget sexy. Gwen is a sweet, beautiful soul who is guarded and hides her feelings – she believes it’s easier & safer that way. I forgot to mention that Craig is also determined… to crash through and break down her walls.

I love a book with FEELS – and this book has them. I had to message Bethany after I was finished to tell her how much I loved Craig & Gwen’s story and how a certain part of the book made me cry – it was a powerful moment in the story. Great writing!

Bethany is amazing at creating wonderful characters and making you fall in love with them! They are so believable and real, you just want to crawl inside the pages and be a part of the story. 10 Years is yet another fabulous read that I highly recommend. 



“I’ve loved you forever,” she gushed. “I don’t know how you never saw it. I think everyone knew except you. I didn’t date initially, because I didn’t want to date anyone but you. After that stuff with Brad, I didn’t want to date anyone at all for a while, but by our senior year? I definitely would have said yes if you’d asked.” She smiled sadly and shook her head.

“What?” I inquired, bringing my hand up to wipe away her tears.

“We wasted so much time,” she replied.

I thought about everything that had happened so far, and although I knew there was still a lot to work out, I didn’t want to lose the momentum we had going now. I couldn’t take the chance that Gwen would change her mind, or allow fear to take over again.

“Are you ready for me now?” I asked, searching her face for the answer. “I don’t want to waste anymore time. I want to see what we will be like together now. After a few years of only scattered conversations, most of them fights. I need the chance for you to know me now, and to get caught up on your life.”

“I’d like that.”

I looked at the clock on the dash and swore under my breath.

“I have to get back and head to the field. Coach is expecting me.”

“That’s okay, I have some work I need to do for my showcase.”

“Gwen,” I asked softly with a grin, mentally calculating how long it would be before I could be with her again. “Will you come over tonight after you’re done with what you have to do? I want to make you dinner.”

Her smile blinded me, it was so bright, and I felt my heart surge as she replied, “I thought you’d never ask.”


Series Reading Order:

8 Weeks

21 Days

42 Hours

15 Minutes

10 Years

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✦ About the Author ✦

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.


1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for posting, and for Lori's sweet review! :)