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42 Hours

(Time for Love #3)

3.95  ·  Rating details ·  532 ratings  ·  75 reviews
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,
Paperback, 273 pages
Published August 19th 2014 (first published July 16th 2014)
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Izzie d
Nov 23, 2016 rated it it was ok
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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
Mar 19, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dnf, 2020
It bored me to death
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Jun 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
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
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Nov 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
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.
Marisela M. Chavez
May 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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.
Jul 23, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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
Theresa Alberts
Aug 20, 2014 rated it liked it
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 ...more
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!
Aug 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
*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
Tracey Nelson
Sep 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
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
Sep 14, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Shannon Daniel
Oct 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
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
Sep 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: e-arc, blog-tours
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 ...more
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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
books are love
Aug 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
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
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
Oct 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2014
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
LaVida Brisco - One Last Page Book Blog

**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
Mar 21, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Fee (Ebook Addicts)
Apr 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, read-in-2015
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
Lori R.
Sep 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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
Oct 09, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Colleen B
Jun 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
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
Lisa F
Sep 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: r2r
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
Shaunna Armstrong
Apr 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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 ...more
N. Kuhn
May 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemporary
*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
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