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For Three Seconds

4.43  ·  Rating details ·  136 ratings  ·  77 reviews
I fell in love with Gavin Dunn when I was twelve. All it took was one game of spin the bottle and I was ruined.

One kiss, and three seconds, and no matter how many boys I kissed, they didn’t make me feel like he did.

The problem? He belonged to my best friend.

I kissed him first. She kissed him last.

He once chose me, and I chose her.

When everything in my life goes wrong,
Paperback, 272 pages
Published January 31st 2020 by Independently published
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Becca Steele
Dec 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I gave my body to Gavin Dunn, wishing like hell it could have been my heart.

I say this every time, but this is my favourite book from C. Lymari yet. Scarlett and Gavin, two people who had such a strong, magnetic pull to one another, but could never be. Their story was soooo full of angst! I felt pretty much every emotion it's possible to feel when I read this. My heart broke for them both, and all I wanted was for things to finally work out, so they could be together.

The story aside, let's
Dilek VT
Feb 04, 2020 marked it as blurb-not-appealing
I just hate this trope.
Jan 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
My first 5 Star reading of 2020!!

I received this ARC in exchange for my honest review.


"It was supposed to be you, he whispered."

This sport romance was a heart wrenching and angst. The story focused more in Scarlett's POV, but Gavin's POV was brief and concise. Scarlett had my heart broke. At an early age she lost her parents and was cared for by her older brother, Nate. The loss she suffered kept her dragging the guilt and plunged into loneliness and bleakness. Her best friend, Gigi gave
Carmen Richter
Jan 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
OH. MY. GOD!!! This book! Trust me when I say that you need this book in your life!

Scarlett and Gavin's chemistry was electric, and their story was heartbreaking. This is a story about second chances, but more importantly, it's about the importance of the truth. Scarlett and Gavin's lives were both torn apart because of lies, and when it all unravels, secrets that have been kept for years come to light, friendships are tested, and everything they thought they knew must be re-examined. I read
Feb 04, 2020 marked it as nope-nope-nope
Manwhore and a virgin, sleeps with her best original ...more
Jan 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I wished I would have known that those three seconds would change my life forever.

I wished that I had known that this book was going to change me. C.Lymari just ripped my heart out with For Three Seconds.

Sometimes all it takes is three seconds for life to change.

The story of Gavin and Scarlett was hard, it wasn’t rainbows and unicorns and I love books that push you and put you through the emotional wringer. When they cried, I cried. When they felt heart break, my heart was shattering with
Jan 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Intense, Angsty and Emotional

This book had my emotions ALL over the place. The highs and lows in this story had my nerves frayed - but I wouldn't have it any other way because that's what great books do.

For Three Seconds is told by both Scarlett's and Gavin's POV and its hot, angsty, heartbreaking, heartwarming, and did I say hot? Because Gavin and Scarlett together??? Scorching! This story also had me feeling very stabby because, well, certain characters and situations kept pissing me off!

I am
Jan 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing

After Three Seconds this book stole my Heart!!

This book wrecked Me and put my heart together page by page Three Seconds at a time.
I love all of C. Lymari's books but I think this is her best one yet. This book made me feel so many emotions at once that I literally had heart palpitations throughout the whole book(YES THIS BOOK IS THAT GOOD).
Scar and Gavin's story is Epic, two people that were meant to be together but couldn't.
Gavin was my perfect Hate/Love boyfriend. He was a total dutch that I
Jennifer Hunt
Jan 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
OMG!!! This book was soooo good. It is all about second chances and is a roller coaster of emotion. I absolutely loved Gavin and Scarlett. I was pulled in from the first chapter and couldn't put it down. If u have read C. Lymari before, this will easily be one of ur favorite books by her. If u haven't read her, this will definitely have u wanting to read all her books. I highly recommend this book to anyone who believes in love and second changes.
Alley Ciz
Jan 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I've been a fan of C. Lymari's books since the first HOCO book and holy crap this one might be my favorite!!!

Gavin is just...Gah!!! I love him I've claimed him and since Claudia is the author I don't have to fight her for him.

This book had be having all kinds of theories and wanting to stab a B! I swooned, I raged, I played detective and maybe plotted a character or twos death.

This book is a total touchdown and you need to 1-click it today.
C. Lymari
Oct 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition

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How do you measure time? Hours, days, weeks or months. What if you could only measure time in small increments of seconds? Precisely only three seconds. Well for Scarlett and Gavin, this is how they measure their relationships/lives.

Claudia absolutely wrecked me in the most emotional and glorious way. Scar and Gav have lived their whole life being friends since they were little, yet as children age, each respective child starts to develop different interest. Scarlett and Gavin have enormous
Andi Isack
Jan 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
This story is going to "eat you up" in 1,2,3 seconds. It will run through your veins, until will possess your mind and soul.
It's a challenge in all am for all. The story itself and it for the reader. It will break your heart so many times, and make you want to yell at those characters, or struggle with your empty hands a certain one....
It's a great escalation, an of limits stories...but not so much. It gives and takes, and when you LL think, okay I got where this goes to...boom it will rock your
Heather Yates
Jan 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I was really excited for this book and what a book!!! I’m so grateful I was able to read this book early! Claudia Lymari is one of my fav authors. She is so good at building a story. I devoured this book from beginning to end in one sitting. I couldn’t put it down.

The story starts with Scarlett and her bestie Gigi. Gigi has a crush on Gavin so he is off limits right? Girl code! But it all started with a kiss during a game of spin the bottle. They fell in love with each other but Scarlett is a
Ashley Estep The Art of Reading
I LOVED For Three Seconds so much! C. Lymari scored a touchdown with this book. Gavin and Scarlett had me hooked. I'm still trying to explain how much I love this book and how to explain it!

For Three Seconds definitely pushed me a little out of my comfort zone for a minute. But I pushed threw the part and could not have been happier I did. This story is not a happy love story, it's messy, broken, and complicated. But it also shows you what happens in three seconds. And sometimes three seconds is
Kayla Pocernich
Jan 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Three seconds can change your life, three seconds can make a difference and three seconds is all it takes between life and death. What would you do if you have three seconds? Scarlett and Gavin are two people that it only takes three seconds for life to okay and nothing else matters. Gavin has all of Scarlett's first but it's only a matter of time before that is all taken away from both of them. Scarlett has suffered so much pain in her lifetime that no one should have to go through but luckly ...more
Jan 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Overall rating - Second Chances stars.

I received an ARC in exchange for my honest review.

First of all , a huge thank you to Claudia Lymari for this ARC. I consider myself lucky for the chance to read and review it early.

I love all things the author writes. I am already a huge enthusiast of her books. She has an unique talent of weaving heart warming stories of love and friendship and ofcourse second chances. This book was no different. Though it doesn't take place in my beloved Sunny Pines ,
Janet Finley
Jan 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
First off, I have loved all the books this author writes but this book may now be my favorite yet! She has a way of pulling you in so her characters are your friends/family that you love! For Three Seconds so many things can happen in your life and this book definitely shows how many times three seconds changes everything for Gav and Scar. Gav and Scar knew at 12 they had an attraction but people and situations kept getting in the way. This book takes you through so many emotions, you will not ...more
Kandace Denys
Jan 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
“𝒪𝓃𝑒. 𝒯𝓌𝑜. 𝒯𝒽𝓇𝑒𝑒. 𝒜𝓃𝒹 𝐼 𝓀𝓃𝑒𝓌 𝓃𝑜𝓉𝒽𝒾𝓃𝑔 𝓌𝑜𝓊𝓁𝒹 𝑒𝓋𝑒𝓇 𝒷𝑒 𝓉𝒽𝑒 𝓈𝒶𝓂𝑒.“

Scarlett & Gavin are not to be missed.
The tension, the drama, the feels, it all wrapped up in such a pretty bow, I’m still in awe.
This is so much more than a second or even third chance romance, it’s about trust, and honesty, and the importance of both of these things in life.

Scarlett is broken. At least she seems to think so. Losing her parents drowns her in a tidal wave of grief that she can’t seem to escape.

Gavin is in love with
Mrs Kindle Addict
Jan 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Massive 5*

Oh man this book was incredible!! I stayed up untill 3am to finish it!!

It was just so good the chemistry between the main characters was just something else

This story will literally give you all the feels! I couldn't get enough of it! Well done Claudia for another fantastic read! I can't wait to see what's next in store!!

I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Cassie Ashford
Jan 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
Sometimes 3 seconds is all it takes to change everything.

Gavin and Scarlett are made for each other but life gets in the way. Putting others first stops them from being together. They aren’t fooling anyone.

Pain and betrayal lead them back together. The path to each other is hard and not one for the faint of heart.

Truths come to light and 3 seconds is all it takes for hearts to begin to mend.

This is a short romance that packs a punch.
Ash Lovesbooks
Jan 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is a MUST READ book of 2020!

C. Lymari has created an epic masterpiece with this work of fiction! For Three Seconds is a beautiful combination of love,teenage angst, relationship dramas, tragedy and survival. This book will make you feel so many different emotions while keeping you captivated by the storyline. I was both wanting to know how it all ends while never wanting the book to end because it was so good. There is a bit of a mystery, a bit of a second chance romance and a combination
Lym Cruz
Jan 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This has been my favorite book this year!

I loved this book so much, I don't even know where to begin this review. Everything from the characters to the setting, to the story and the writing... was wonderful. I felt like this story was written for me. This book has a wonderful combination of some of my favorite tropes (second chance and a bit of enemy to lovers).

So, about the book:
Scarlett, Gev and, Gigi were friends since their tender age. Gigi likes Gavin but after Gavin and Scarlet exchange an
Brenda Hawkins
Jan 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Gavin Dunn needed a good bloody slap around the head for letting things go on as long as they did, omfg he frustrated me to the point I wanted to throw my kindle at the wall. But despite the damage it would ha e fine to my wall and my kindle I refrained, as I knew later on in the story he would redeem himself, and he did.
I love a character that makes my blood boil and makes me mutter under my breath. He did.
Scarlett was such a good friend, I don’t know if I could have stuck to the “ bro code”
Jeanne Richardson
Feb 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is the 1st book I've read written by C. Lymari; she has done a great job at writing a good book; I can’t wait to read more of her books.

The story line caught my attention at the very beginning and kept me interested throughout the entire book.

I loved the chemistry between the characters.

I received a free copy of this book via booksprout and I’m voluntarily leaving a review.
Victoria Weston
Jan 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
This book is the first book I've read by this author this it was a powerful read.

Imagine all it took was 3 seconds to completely change your life.
What would you do ?

Scarlet ' Scar ' has had a tough time. After her parents died she felt to blame, she felt very guilty. Nick is her brother and he's all she has left after their parents deaths. Scarlet suffers from nightmares and has therapy. Scarlet has been in love with someone she felt she could never have. The kiss.

Gavin ' Gav ' was dating
J. Ockenhouse
Jan 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Time always seems so certain and we take advantage of that. Gavin and Scarlet learned a valuable lesson in that with FOR THREE SECONDS.

This one has lots of secrets, surprises and shocking revelations. Starts out so sweet with a young crush on your best friends not quite boyfriend, a kiss and as they grow so does the denial of feelings between them.

I can't say more because it would have major spoils and I won't do that. Beautifully written, it feels as through we followed them for years, seen
Jennifer Gray
Jan 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I totally loved this book it hit me right in the heart. This book made me cry more times than I care to emotions were all over the place one minute I was rooting for the mc and the next I wanted to smack them. I dont want to give to much away but one of the most beautiful books I read in a while.thanks for the emotional ride cant wait to add to my pb collection.
Jan 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
First by this author and I really enjoyed this story! Scarlett what a warrior, strong hearted angel. Gavin a handsom fella you wanted to hate but didnt This story for sure has all the feels, the highs, lows and damn i even shed a tear! Overall a great book ...more
Karen Galloway
Jan 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Brilliant Read
I voluntarily reviewed an arc of this book. “For Three Seconds” is a really enjoyable book from C. Lymari and I didn’t want to put it down. This well written book has a great, entertaining storyline and really engaging characters. This is a really good, must read book and I really enjoyed reading it
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Claudia lives in the Chicagoland suburbs, and when she’s not busy chasing after her adorable little spawn, she’s fighting with the characters in her head. After not being able to keep up with them, she decided enough was enough and wrote her first novel. C. Lymari writes both sweet and dark romances that will give you all the feels. Her other talents include binge watching shows on Netflix and