ARC Review: Crave by Monica Murphy

Posted August 3, 2013 by Francesca in Reviews / 1 Comment

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
ARC Review: Crave by Monica Murphy
by Monica Murphy

3.5 Stars


Released: August 6, 2013
Series: Billionaire Bachelors Club #1
Published by Avon Impulse
Pages: 256
Format: ARC

“CRAVE is a bit playful and sexy.” ~Under the Covers

Archer has had the hots for his best friend’s sister for a long time.  As a known playboy, and a guy who’s sworn he would never marry due to the bad marriage his parents exposed him to, he decided he would never get too close to her.  Ivy wasn’t the type of girl he could play around with and go away unscathed.  If for no other reason, his best friend would kick his ass.

Ivy and Archer have always bickered.  So when Ivy realizes there’s an attraction on her part when he starts flirting with her, she’s a bit shocked.  But she quickly realizes she can just have one hot night (or affair) with him and no one would have to know.  She understands he’s a playboy but he might just be what her heart needs to heal from the breakup she recently experienced.

CRAVE is a bit playful and sexy.  For a novella, this was a well constructed story that managed to pull you in from the beginning.  It wasn’t hard to get involved with the characters quickly and the story didn’t lose anything because of the length.

I love books about guy friends.  I also love books about the guy friend falling for his best friend’s sister.  In theory, this was a great story that really had it all to be a winner for me.  But it was just enjoyable, short of awesome.

I am happy though that this book didn’t have the same billionaire feeling that’s floating around in the book world.  Archer is just a guy with money, a little spoiled and used to getting what he wants.  And he may not know what that is until it hits him in the face.

Overall, this was a quick read (I read this while on a short plane ride).  I enjoyed it and it was definitely squirm worthy.  I am interested to see what happens with the next billionaire in TORN.

*ARC provided by publisher

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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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Thanks for the review Francesca!