I received this book for free from the Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Four Years Later by Monica Murphy
Published by Bantam on March 4, 2014
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Over. That about sums up everything in my life. Suspended from my college football team and forced to cut back my hours at The District bar because of my crappy grades, I can’t keep turning to my sister, Fable, and her pro-football playing husband, Drew, to bail me out. I just can’t seem to find my own way. Weed and sex are irresistible temptations—and it’s messed up that I secretly hand over money to our junkie mom. A tutor is the last thing I want right now—until I get a look at her.
Chelsea is not my type at all. She’s smart and totally shy. I’m pretty sure she’s even a virgin. But when she gives me the once over with those piercing blue eyes, I’m really over. But in a different way. I won’t deny her ass is killer, but it’s her brain and the way she seems to crave love—like no one’s ever given her any—that make me want her more than any girl I’ve ever met. But what would someone as seemingly together as her ever see in a screwed up guy like me?
Yay! Finally Owen’s book. Seems like I’ve been waiting a very long time for this one. Owen is Fables brother of course. If you haven’t read the three previous books I highly suggest that you do. They are all awesome. Anyway, in Four Years Later Owen’s all grown up. Well maybe not all grown up, but he is in college. I’ve always liked him. I was so happy Ms Murphy decided to write his story. He’s had a tough life and I wanted him to get his happy ending.
Owen’s love interest is Chelsea. She’s a child prodigy and a bit of a nerd. She’s a virgin. Having never had a boyfriend, she’s only been kissed a couple of times. She has absolutely no experience with boys. Her mother has always drilled into Chelsea’s head that boys only want one thing and then when they get it they move on to the conquest. She pretty much thinks they’re worthless.
Together these two appear to be complete opposites on the surface, but once you get more into the story you see that they have more in common then you would think. I think this aspect is what made their bond grow stronger. Owens a bit of a player to start off with, but once he meets Chelsea he changes his ways. There is just something about her that draws him to her. And Chelsea is strongly attracted to Owen. She’s never had that sort of reaction to a boy before.
I loved experiencing their relationship grow while reading this story. Since neither has never had a real relationship before they are learning as they go.
Overall, I loved this story so much!!! I think it’s a great ending to one of my favorite series. I’m really going to miss Drew, Fable, Jen, Colin, Owen, and Chelsea, but I can say that I’m 100% satisfied with how things turned out in the end. Again, if you haven’t read this series you don’t know what you’re missing out on.