Review: One Week Girlfriend by Monica Murphy

Posted May 25, 2013 by Francesca in Reviews / 7 Comments

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Review: One Week Girlfriend by Monica Murphy
One Week Girlfriend
by Monica Murphy

4.5 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: January 10, 2013
Series: Drew + Fable #1
Published by Monica Murphy
Pages: 155
 

 

“Be sure to pick this one up when you want a sweet and sexy read with a dash of angst.  It will hook you from page one!” ~Under the Covers

I knew when I picked up this book it would go one of two ways, as it usually is with me and my love/hate relationship with new adult.  It would either be about immature characters that I would want to punch in the face, or it would be angsty and tear my hear out, leaving me loving every minute of it.  Instead, Monica Murphy was able to tell an enthralling story about two people with plenty of baggage, without making it as angsty as some other books I’ve read.  And I really liked that!

Drew is a college kid, rich family, football star, great grades.  He doesn’t go out partying like his teammates, he has no time for girls.  But he doesn’t have a good relationship with his father and stepmother, in fact, he hasn’t seen them for two years and now they want him to go back home for Thanksgiving break.  He needs a buffer.

So he “hires” Fable.  A barmaid at a local hangout, and a girl whom a lot of his teammates say they’ve hooked up with.  She’s from the wrong side of town and should take the money he’s offering to pretend to be his girlfriend in front of his family.

That in a nutshell is the idea of the story and from there so much happens.  But I’m not going to sit here and tell you what.  Just know that Drew and Fable are amazing characters.  Even though Drew is sexy as hell and I’d love to say MINE, my favorite in this story is actually Fable.

Yes, that’s her actual name.  Her mother has a drinking problem, as do all the men she brings home.  Fable tries to be the provider for the family, the example for her brother and the heavy hand that keeps him in line.  She hasn’t had an easy life.  College was never an option for her and she’s had to make the best of what she’s been given.  Never throwing in the towel and looking for a better way for herself.  She’s selfless and strong, even though it’s hurting her inside.  She’s also unapologetic and a free spirit.  A girl who knows what she wants and isn’t afraid to say it or get it.

But enough of my crush on Fable.  Drew is pretty fabulous too.  He is broken.  And we quickly figure out the WHY he is.  Even though there wasn’t a lot of guessing on my part as to what happened in his past that made him how he is, I enjoyed the unfolding of it.  I even saw the little twist at the end coming when the knife was dug in deeper into his heart.

The author leaves us with a sort of cliffhanger and a hopeful ending that will have you rushing to read the next book right away.

ONE WEEK GIRLFRIEND is definitely a book I’d recommend.  In fact, I did just that as I was finishing up the book and a day later I get a message from that friend saying OMG I LOVED IT!  So be sure to pick this one up when you want a sweet and sexy read with a dash of angst.  It will hook you from page one!

*Review copy provided by author for an honest review

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About Monica Murphy

Monica Murphy is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the One Week Girlfriend series. She writes new adult and contemporary romance for Bantam and Avon. She also writes romance as Karen Erickson. A native Californian, she lives in the foothills below Yosemite.

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I’m a 30 something sun lover living in the Big Apple (read New York).I’m a book and coffee addict and lover of all things elephants.

I get easily distracted by pictures of sexy guys and have tons of book boyfriends.I keep all my alpha males chained to my basement and guard them fiercely.*Back off bitches*I like to see Jason Momoa as a lot of those boyfriends, because ….. mmmmmmm JASON.MOMOA!

I’m a part time graphic designer (yes, everything you see on UTC has been done by me), run my husband's business from home and on a good day I’m a self appointed superwoman (she who can do it all).I love blogging with my girls and I couldn’t do it any other way!My first love is everything paranormal, but in the past few years I’ve re-learned to love contemporary romance.Every once in a while I like to mix things up with a historical romance, a steampunk or an LGBT book.Because I need variety to avoid book slumps.I don’t always need an HEA although I prefer one, and I love authors that can rip my heart out and make me ugly cry.
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I heart Drew + Fable forever! Drew’s story nearly killed me. Didnt you jist hate Adele? I seriosuly felt murderous over her. Like if she were a real person and we met in an ally I would have killed that bitch. Glad you loved this book. MARSHMALLOW

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LOL We can probably take her together, lets go! Yeah she was beyond psycho. And then at the end when her “reasoning” comes out of the why she did that, just sick. And the MARSHMALLOW at the end …… Gahhhhhhhh

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Thanks for the review – I too have a love/hate relationship with both YA and NA books – it all depends on the character development and level of angst. I don’t really have a favorite in mind – hate when my mind goes blank- but One Week Girlfriend sounds like a book I need to add to my kindle.

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Hey Maria! Yeah NA is a tough one for me because I don’t enjoy reading the immature part of that age group LOL But rest assured that wasn’t present in this one 🙂

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Thanks for the review Francesca…defintely will be reading this very soon!

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Yay hope you like it Timitra!

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Thank you for the review Francesca 🙂
Same like you,I have love/hate relationship with NA,so many books are now from that genre,that sometime is very hard to find story who will capture your attention from first to last page,but there are exceptions,as it seems that such this book 🙂
This book go on my wish-read 🙂

Thanks for the recommendation Francesca 🙂