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10 Years

(Time for Love #5)

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3.89  ·  Rating details ·  399 ratings  ·  53 reviews
A lot can happen in 10 years, and Gwen and Craig have been there for each other through it all, from meeting on the playground to juggling college finals. But their long-standing friendship hasn't been without its challenges.

Gwen keeps her emotions locked down tight, and when someone hurts her, she shuts down and shuts them out. Craig has always been her hero, but when one
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Published February 3rd 2015
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Lindsay
3.5

Baseball!!!!! I’m so ready for baseball season to start that I jumped at the chance to read this book.

This is my first book by Bethany Lopez, and my first book in this series. I was a little worried that I would be a little lost since this is book 5, but it was definitely a stand alone.

From page one, I was hooked. The book starts out when Gwen and Craig were children with how they met and bounces through time. This both worked and didn’t work for me. There were a few times that it did, but
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Autumn Review
Dec 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: beta
This is my favorite of the series! I loved Craig and Gwen. ❤ ...more
Liz
Aug 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Audiobook review:

I listened to the audio of 10 Years by Bethany Lopez and absolutely loved it. Honey St. Dennis did an absolutely amazing job bringing Craig and Gwen to life in their emotional and charming story. We have seen them throughout the previous 4 books in the series but had no idea how heartbreaking and heartwarming their journey would be.

Craig and Gwen met when they were 10 years old. Craig is Cal’s younger brother (8 weeks) and Gabby’s younger sister (42 Hours) and have been insepa
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Tricia
Mar 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviews, series
My Review:
review copy provided
4 stars!

I have read all the books in this series and was really excited to finally get Gwen (h) and Craig's (H) story. I was so curious about them since I read 42 hours. Well I wasn't disappointed. I love how their story develops and jumps from the time they met, to present day and even in between. It was easy to follow and not at all confusing. The story switches POV's between the H and h so you get a good idea what both are thinking and feeling.

Gwen and Craig me
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Karen
Jan 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This books was amazing!!! It had a very good storyline... It back and forth was stated clearly and it furthered explained the what and how.. The characters were soooo love able I loved Gwen and Craig... They're history is soooo cute and romantic and I was heart broken with what happened to Gwen.. :( I understood why she pushed everyone away and the ending really good.... Craig and Gwen had been best friends since they were 10 years old... Bethany Lopez has an amazingly talent.. She wrote a book ...more
Babbling Chatter  Reads
Jul 31, 2015 rated it really liked it
The story of Gwen & Craig’s relationship is one that has lasted 10 years from the first impromptu meeting in a park thanks to their siblings. Since then their friendship from their playground days to college life has gone through sooo much and one that they were able to work out together until that one frat party changes things.

Gwen tends to keep certain things to herself to the point where it started affecting the closeness she has with Craig. His future goals entail baseball in hopes that
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Maria Rose
In this lovely friends to lovers romance, Gwen and Craig have known each other for 10 years and have shared a secret attraction for each other that was only acted upon once when Craig was drunk, resulting in Gwen cutting him out of her life from the emotional devastation of realizing he didn't remember what for her was a pivotal moment in their relationship. But they've shared so much over the years that she is finally willing to open up to him again. Will Craig be worthy of her trust and in ret ...more
FMR Book Grind
Aug 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
CRISTINA'S REVIEW
4 STARS

The story of Gwen & Craig’s relationship is one that has lasted 10 years from the first impromptu meeting in a park thanks to their siblings. Since then their friendship from their playground days to college life has gone through sooo much and one that they were able to work out together until that one frat party changes things.

Gwen tends to keep certain things to herself to the point where it started affecting the closeness she has with Craig. His future goals entai
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Michelle (Adventure in Bookland)
10 years is about Gwen and Craig, they met 10 years ago while hanging out with their siblings and had been best friends ever since. That is until something happens and Gwen shuts herself down, until she is forced to figure out her feels they cannot be friends or so she thinks.
This is the first book in the Time for Love series that I have read and after reading it I know want to go and read the rest, to learn about all the characters I met in this book. This book was wonderfully written and I co
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Rabia
Jul 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Reviewed by Rabia Tanveer for Readers' Favorite

Bethany Lopez's 10 Years is the story of finding lost love and finally accepting true feelings. Gwen and Craig have been best friends since the time they met at a playground. They faced life and its ups and downs while they held hands with each other. They have remained each other’s strength. They have seen it all, fought it all, and survived it all.

One fateful night when they finally decided to act upon their attraction, Gwen realized one thing: Cr
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Lori ~ BF Bookies
Oct 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Another 5-star 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 t
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Bobbi
*I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review*

I give 10 Years 3.75 stars

I liked this book. A sweet story about two people who loved each other since they were 10 years old. Hopefully, 10 years later, they'll finally figure their stuff out.

If you've followed the Time for Love Series, each book follows a different couple, but they all hang out and support each other so you're able to catch up with each couple in each book.

Craig and Gwen's story was frustrating to
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Katie Higgins
Jan 31, 2015 rated it really liked it
I won this book on February 3rd here on goodreads.com. I really enjoyed the way that the back story was sprinkled throughout the present day storyline so that it helped you get a clearer picture of things without having to do it all at the beginning and then expecting us to try and remember as thing come up. Although in most cases it can be kind of annoying when a story jumps back and forth between characters in this one the story is told in a way that you don't mind because although it jumps be ...more
Laurie Treacy
Sep 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2015
Craig and Gwen, readers have seen these two since the first Time For Love book, and now these childhood friends have their own story. Finally. I knew something was going on with these two from hints in their earlier scenes and now I know what happened. And I'm not telling.

Bethany Lopez only makes me love her gang of good friends even more with every addition to the series. Couples paired up earlier are now parents (okay, collective sigh-aww.....) while Craig and Gwen try to patch up their messed
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Fee (Ebook Addicts)
Jul 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, read-in-2015
This is book 5 in the time for love series,and for all its book 5 you can easily read this as a stand alone.
This book focuses on Gwen and Craig. The have been best friends since they were 10 years old and in the space of 10 years a lot has happened that has changed their relationship.

We meet Gwen and Craig in this other books as Gwen is Gabby sister and Craig is Cal's brother. There are moments form previous books that involve Gwen and in this book we understand why she acted they way she did t
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Erin Thomas
Feb 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
Once I started this book I couldn't put it down!

This was the first book I read in the Time for Love series and I thought it was great. Bethany Lopez does a fantastic job of writing from two different character perspectives and from multiple time points in their history together. Gwen and Craig were truly meant for each other and their story is a great romance, even if they hit a few bumps along the way. What happened to Gwen was terrible, but she is a strong character and with the love and suppo
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Lesley
Feb 04, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2015
I received a complimentary e-copy of 10 Years in exchange for an honest review.

I have read the first 4 books in Bethany Lopez's Time For Love series, so of course I wanted to read 10 Years and get caught up to date with the gang, and especially read about Gwen and Craig's story.

The story had a situation in Gwen's life that changed everything for her. The situation was well written so it wasn't super uncomfortable to read about and it really laid the groundwork for the rest of the story.

I loved
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Ashley Holbert
Apr 17, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: 3-stars
Initial Thoughts: Aww(flashbacks), please don't blame your problems on daddy issues, everyone's having babies.
What I Liked: I loved all the flashbacks from when they were ten all the way till they were 18. I loved seeing how their friendship developed over time. I liked how Gwen had a hobby, because it seems like they never have hobbies in books. I liked how all the characters support and love each other. The pacing was good too.
What I Didn't Like: I had a problem with how fast the romance was,
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Tracy Lundy-Munn
Jul 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
10 Years is the fifth book in the Time for Love series by Bethany Lopez. This book was a fabulous addition to this series. Love that we have been able to watch Gwen & Craig grow up throughout this series. You could see them fighting their attraction and knew something serious had happened to come between them. Love that Bethany gave them their own book to work out their issues. Seeing them finally get together and be happy was fabulous to see. Looking forward to more books in this series and ...more
N. Kuhn
Jul 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemporary, na
*I received this book free in exchange for an honest review.*
This was such a romantic story. Though at times I was annoyed at the constant flashbacks in time, it all helped develop the story. I enjoy seeing the younger siblings get their chance at love. Gwen and Craig coming together after a tumultuous friendship spanning 10 years is just sigh worthy. There were a few editing errors, but nothing to keep you from enjoying this super romantic story! Seeing the things they over come to get together
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Shaunna Armstrong
May 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Best friends Gwen and Craig can't get it right. There has seemed to be something there between the two of them for awhile but what happens when one wants to just forget about their feelings. Can you really let someone you loved all your life go without giving them a chance? Gwen and Craig will both have to lay everything on the table and see if what they feel is worth it, or will they settle for being just friends?
Helen Simpson
Aug 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THESE BOOKS. I WISH I HAD A GROUP OF FRIENDS LIKE THESE. THEY HELP EACH OTHER THROUGH THINK AND THIN. OUT OF ALL THE SERIES SO FAR I FOUND THIS ONE THE MOST WELL WRITTEN AS IT TOUCHED ON A SUBJECT THAT IS RARELY SPOKE ABOUT. GWEN IS A STRONG WOMEN WHO HAS BEEN THROUGH A LOT AND STILL TO PUT ON A BRAVE FACE EVERYDAY SHOWS HOW STRONG SHE IS. IN THE END AM GLAD THAT SHE GOT HER HAPPY ENDING.
Stephanie Carr
Sep 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book! Now I'm going backwards to read the rest of this series then back to read 3 seconds.
Kim  Brewing
Apr 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Love this series.

If you're looking for a friends to lovers story this is it. This book does deal with a sensitive subject matter, but it was handled beautifully
Carol
Dec 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Gwen and Craig met when they were 10 years old and been friends ever since. Gwen started developing a crush on Craig as she got older. Not wanting to ruin their friendship she never said anything. When they were 16 years old they were at a party and while Craig was off with a random girl a guy started flirting with Gwen. Giving her too much alcohol that she wasn't aware of what was going on.
Craig later finds her in a bedroom and knows that something happened. Gwen isn't talking and he can only
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Kristen
Apr 15, 2019 rated it it was ok
Interesting read, lots of back and forth between the past and current day.
I read that this was the first book that she put rape into and used it as the pivotal moment to drive the emotional issues of her main heroine, but I didn't think it was done well. Coming from someone who has been through that, I didn't enjoy the way that she explained things to Craig and how the story ended just after it. I felt like it was just used as a backstory that didn't get flushed out or focused on better. It was
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Sweetpea
May 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
10 Years is Book 5 in the Time For Love series and is a standalone. An event in Gwen's past has left her shy and guarded. She and Craig become best friends until Craig's mistake leaves him shut out of her life. After years of loving each other, will they finally be able to admit their feelings or will they throw it all away?

I enjoyed Gwen and Craig's story and loved the flashbacks to their youth. The narration was very well done and it was easy to distinguish between the characters. I would reco
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Shermaine Dowling
Feb 13, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ends too quickly

I only have this a 4-star rating because it ended so briefly. This series (I've read several although not quite all) is a number of moderately shot books, almost short stories, all dealing with a different couple in different situations. Craig and Gwen have known each other a long time, and a shattering event, with closed communication, confusion, fear, and insecurity causes Gwen to pull away from the man who loves and adores her. I would have loved an epilogue, but that is not a
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Zara Quintana
Jul 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great as a Stand-Alone or in the Series. I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom. I have listened to this book and one other in the series and was pleased to find that I didn't have to know the stories that came before or after. I have added one or two more from the series where I can get on sale, and added the remaining books to my wishlist. The characters and stories have peeked my interest and I ...more
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Bethany Lopez is a USA Today Bestselling author of more than thirty books and has been published since 2011. She's a lover of all things romance, which she incorporates into the books she writes, no matter the genre.
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