Tuesday, June 10, 2014

~Review: 21 Days by Bethany Lopez~

Sasha and TJ are no strangers to enjoying sex with no strings attached, so when they decide to act on their mutual attraction, there should be no reason why they can’t apply that same philosophy to each other.

Money has never been an issue for Sasha, which made proving herself as a real estate dynamo a personal challenge she was determined to conquer. Raised in a gilded world masking neglect and disappointment, she learned not to depend on anyone, especially when it comes to love and relationships. Men are great for companionship, but she isn’t looking for anything serious.

Used to going without, TJ has worked hard to be able to support himself. When he loses his job and his home in one fell swoop, he faces relying on others for the first time in his adult life. Then Sasha steps in, offering him a place to stay until he’s back on his feet. He grudgingly agrees, but vows to be out of her guest room within 21 days.

They'll discover that a lot can change in 21 days, especially when they decide to give the idea of "friends with benefits" a try. As each day passes, Sasha and TJ become closer than they’ve ever been. Will they be able to go back to being just friends when their days together are up, or will they allow their personal hang-ups to get in the way of what they really cherish most?

Overall Rating:  4 Rockin’ ★★★★

TJ -
"I'd never been with a woman like Sasha before.  Someone whose sexual appetite was as vast and frequent as mine.  Someone who accepted me for who I was, not who they wanted me to be.  It was a crazy kind of cool that this woman who'd been an important part of my life for eight years was rocking my world on every level." "We were a lot alike.  Although our upbringings couldn't have been more different, neither of us had family that we claimed, at least none that meant as much to us as our friends did."

Sasha -
"I loved everything about him.  His strength, his loyalty, his perseverance, and his tenacity.  It didn't hurt that he was also sweet, gorgeous, talented, and sexy as hell.  He was the whole package.  At least, everything that would make a perfect package for me...And it terrified me." 

"Should I let him go, or beg him to stay?  Should I take a chance on happiness, when it could also mean the loss of one of my best friends?"  "I had to believe that he was worth it...That we were worth it."

Bethany Lopez's 21 days, Time for Love series book 2 is a smoldering hit!  From the beginning I was in total and complete love with both of the main characters.  I loved how she intertwined all of her recent characters from book 1 into the mix as well.  This book made me feel so much love that I was enslaved by it up until the very last page.  

TJ is a hard working single man, who never wants to tie himself down.  He has good friends who he would do anything for.  When things turn for the worse and he looses his job and his home, the most unexpected person of all his friends offers him help, Sasha.  He accepts her generous offer with the stipulation that he will be out of her way in 21 days.  Little does he know that his opposition to forming deep lasting relationships with any one woman will be tested by a beautiful red head that has always driven him crazy.

Sasha is a wealthy woman of old money as well as her own gain.  She is a real estate tycoon and relentless in everything she does; including the men that she has experienced.  Sasha in anti-relationship and has a flair for using and letting go.  Not that she would never consider finding Mr. Right, but she was definitely not looking for him.  When one of her best friends is in need of a place to crash until he gets back on his feet, Sasha is greeted with many unfamiliar emotions that make her head spin and her knees week.    

Bringing to the forefront a relationship of deep seated friendship which forms an unbreakable bond of love and lust is my best description of this story.  The characters were so real that I felt a part of their plight and passion from the very beginning.  The author provides a wonderful selection of multiple friendships with a bounty of love that makes this book a great find and a sensational read!  Will TJ be able to put aside his manly ego to love a woman who is more than enough for any man and too good to be true for him?  Or will Sasha be able to put aside her insecurities of relationships and take on the one man that is perfect for her? Read this Book!!!  Sensational situation Bethany!  GrÄ“ta

Hero -   TJ 4.0 stars
Heroine -   Sasha 3.5 stars
Steam Level:  4.0 stars
Plot:  3.5 stars
Cliffhanger: No

Would I recommend this book: Yes!  I absolutely enjoyed reading the story of TJ and Sasha.  Their story will send you on a feel good ride with every bit of the thrill.

Would I read other books by this author: Yes!  Bethany Lopez is an artist with a great ability to relate her characters to real life and put it into words in her books.  Such a great inspiration!

***Received an ARC of this book from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review***

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for reading and reviewing 21 Days! I love your review. It made me want to jump up and do a little dance! I'm so excited that you enjoyed TJ and Sasha's story. :)