21 Days is a steamy romance that is book two in Bethany Lopez’s Time for Love series. TJ loses his job and apartment in one fell swoop, and Sasha offers to let him stay with her until he gets back on his feet. He gives himself twenty-one days to find a new job and place to live.
I didn’t read the first book in this series, but the group of six twenty-somethings, friends since high school, are prominently featured throughout. I had no trouble following this book. It’s a straightforward plot of good friends finding their way as adults. Sasha and TJ both had difficult childhoods due to poor parents, and in TJ’s case, poverty and physical abuse. They’re both gun shy of having a real relationship, and living together challenges the boundaries they’ve set.
The book reads quickly. It’s in first person, alternating between TJ’s and Sasha’s POV. I often dislike first person books from multiple points of view, but Ms. Lopez does a pretty good job of adding in enough details to make the voices distinct. I enjoyed this feel-good story of friendship and love, and give it four cat kisses.
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?
About the Author
Award-Winning Author Bethany Lopez began self-publishing in June 2011. She’s a lover of all things romance: books, movies, music, and life, and she incorporates that into the books she writes. When she isn’t reading or writing, she loves spending time with her husband and children, traveling whenever possible. Some of her favorite things are: Kristen Ashley Books, coffee in the morning, and In N Out burgers.
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