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BLOG TOUR, REVIEW and GIVEAWAY: Four Years Later by Monica MurphyFour Years Later by Monica Murphy
Published by Bantam on March 4, 2014
Pages: 320
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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?

reviewMy thoughts…

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.

series-listOne Week Girlfriend (One Week Girlfriend Quartet, #1)
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Second Chance Boyfriend (One Week Girlfriend Quartet, #2) 
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Three Broken Promises (One Week Girlfriend Quartet, #3) 
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Drew + Fable Forever (One Week Girlfriend Quartet, #3.5)
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Four Years Later (One Week Girlfriend Quartet, #4)Goodreads | Amazon

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About Monica Murphy

New York Times, USA Today and international bestselling
author Monica Murphy is a native Californian who lives in the foothills below Yosemite with her husband and three children. She’s a workaholic who loves her job. When she’s not busy writing, she also loves to read and travel with her
family. She writes new adult and contemporary romance and is published with Bantam and Avon.
She also writes romance as USA Today bestselling author Karen Erickson.

I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: Three Broken Promises by Monica MurphyThree Broken Promises by Monica Murphy
Series: Drew + Fable #3
Published by Bantam on December 31, 2013
Pages: 304
Format: eBook
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Commitment. That’s what I really want from Colin. Ever since my brother, Danny, died in Iraq, Colin’s done so much to help me, including giving me a job at his popular restaurant so I can leave my crappy waitressing job at the strip joint. But lying in bed with him every night to comfort him from his horrible nightmares isn’t enough anymore. I know he feels guilty about Danny’s death, about not going to Iraq, but I can’t keep living this double life.

I love him desperately, but he’s got so many demons, and if he can’t open up to me now, then he’ll never be the real partner I need him to be. I gave him a month, and now I’m out of here. If he truly loves me like he says, he knows where to find me.

My thoughts…

I have mixed feelings about this one. I liked it, but there seemed to be a lot of going back and forth between both Colin and Jen. Sort of a “I want you now” but “I won’t let myself have you” kind of thing. After a while I found myself skimming a bit. I wouldn’t say I got bored because I didn’t. I just wished they would have acted upon their attraction sooner.

I really liked both Colin and Jen in previous books. I thought together they would make a great couple. They just needed to get their act together and make it happen.

Colin. He’s a protector. He promised Jen’s brother that he would always look out for her. I think this is the main reason he fights his attraction to her. He’s referred to as somewhat of a player. I didn’t really get that vibe from him. Not really.

Jen. I found Jen a bit naive and irresponsible. She wants to be self sufficient. To be able to take care of herself, but has had a hard time of it in the past. She’s did things in her past that’s she not proud of and hopes Colin never finds out about them.

The attraction and chemistry between Colin and Jen is strong. The tension is thick. When they finally come together it is hot. The sexual scenes are not only hot, but well written and plentiful.

Overall, I liked this story. Maybe not as much as books one and two, but I enjoyed it. Up next is Fable’s brother Owen’s book. It’s entitled Four Years Later and will be released February 25, 2014.

series-listOne Week Girlfriend (Drew + Fable #1)
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Second Chance Boyfriend ( Drew + Fable #2)
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Three Broken Promises (Drew + Fable #3)
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About Monica Murphy

New York Times, USA Today and international bestselling
author Monica Murphy is a native Californian who lives in the foothills below Yosemite with her husband and three children. She’s a workaholic who loves her job. When she’s not busy writing, she also loves to read and travel with her
family. She writes new adult and contemporary romance and is published with Bantam and Avon.
She also writes romance as USA Today bestselling author Karen Erickson.