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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.

Release Day & Review: Drew + Fable Forever by Monica MurphyDrew + Fable Forever by Monica Murphy
Series: Drew + Fable #3.5
Published by Random House LLC on 2014-01-14
Pages: 142
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Monica Murphy returns with her most beloved characters, Drew and Fable, in this eBook original 40,000-word novella that brings her bestselling New Adult series full circle.

Fantasy. How I ended up with NFL player Drew Callahan, the guy every woman wants, is beyond my wildest dreams. All I know is that once he chose me as his one and only, I sure wasn’t looking back. I had past wounds and he showed patience and concern—even taking responsibility for my messed-up kid brother. Now, once again, he’s found a way to blow my mind: an exotic wedding and honeymoon miles and miles away from home. What else could a girl ever ask for?

Reality. Now the honeymoon’s over. Drew’s football schedule takes him on the road constantly, while I need to stay put and look after my brother until he finishes high school—because God knows our sorry excuse for a mother won’t. I know Drew loves me with all his heart, and I’ll always be over the moon about him. This just isn’t how I imagined our life as newlyweds . . . dealing with the distance, missing him all the time. But we’ve gone through hard times before. We can get through this, too, right? We’re Drew and Fable, together forever. At least I hope so. . .

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My thoughts…

Oh how I love Drew & Fable! I can’t seem to get enough of them. I love slipping into their world and getting lost. They are without a doubt one of my favorite book couples.

Even though this novella is short there is a lot happening within it. There’s the wedding and the… Sorry I can’t say anymore since I don’t want to give anything away. :/ I will say that within the pages of this novella Ms Murphy delivered a great story. Having said there were a few things that were predictable, but that didn’t take away from the story. Although if I’m being honest there were a few times I found myself skimming because of this.

The sexual content in this one is comparable to adult mainstream. It’s not overly explicit in the nature, but still enjoyable to read.

You’ll definitely get to read more poetry by Drew. *sigh* He writes the best poetry.

Overall, this novella is a great addition to this series. It’s great to get that happy ever after ending for a couplUp next is Owen’s story which is entitled Four Years Later. It’s due out later this year.

series-listOne Week Girlfriend
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Second Chance Boyfriend
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Three Broken Promises
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Drew + Fable Forever
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Four Years Later
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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
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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.

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

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Review: Second Chance Boyfriend by Monica MurphySecond Chance Boyfriend by Monica Murphy
Series: Drew + Fable #2
Published by Self Published on April 6, 2013
Pages: 210
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Lost. That one single word best describes my life at this very moment. I lost the last games of the season and both my team and my coach blame me. I lost the last two months because I drowned in my own despair like a complete loser. And I lost the only girl who ever mattered because I was afraid being with me would destroy her.

But now I realize how truly lost I am without her. She has become my story…and even though she acts like she’s moved on, I know she still thinks about me just as much as I think about her. She’s beautiful, sweet—and so damn vulnerable, all I want to do is help her. Be there for her.
Love her…

If only I could convince Fable to give me a second chance. Then I wouldn’t feel so lost anymore, and neither would she. We could be found together.
Forever.

My thoughts:

Yay!!! It’s finally here! After One Week Girlfriend left off with a cliffhanger, I’ve been patiently waiting to get my hands on Second Chance Boyfriend so I could find out what happened next and of course how things would end for both Drew & Fable.

I declared my love for Drew Callahan after reading book one. Both he and Fable have a lot of baggage, but they are good for each other, and good together. I was sad with the way things ended in One Week Girlfriend but very excited there would be another book.

Drew & Fable both love each other and although Drew doesn’t think he deserves her he longs to be with her anyway. Fable also longs to be with Drew and doesn’t understand why he’d up and leave when things seemed to be heading in the right direction for them.

One of Drew’s biggest issues is with his step-mother Adele. Not only is Adele a child molester, she’s highly delusional and thinks there is nothing wrong with what she did to Drew. She believes they belong together. I didn’t like her from the very beginning of One Week Girlfriend. I feel she got what she deserved in this book.

The sexual scenes are steamy hot and very well written. The story flowed smoothly and I kept turning page after page to find out how things were going to end for Drew & Fable.

The sayings and phrases Ms Murphy adds to the beginning of the chapters add a little more to the story. I’m a big fan of this and appreciate when authors take the time to do so. I loved reading the poems that Drew writes to and about Fable. They add a special touch I think and blend into the story perfectly.

Although I love them all, my favorite is the poem he wrote and had tattooed on his ribcage:

For a passion that’s
Able to shine like ours
Blessed are we to
Love
Each other

(FABLE)

Overall, I loved everything about Second Chance Boyfriend. I loved how things ended with Drew & Fable’s story. I’m hoping Ms Murphy will write a book in the future for Jennifer & Colin. (hint hint) I think their story would be a great one to read.

If you’re a fan of the NA genre I highly recommend both One Week Girlfriend & Second Chance Boyfriend. They are both great reads. I very rarely purchase physical books, but will be buying both of these in print for my shelves. I absolutely adore this series and hope you’ll give both of these books a try.

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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 Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Review: One Week Girlfriend by Monica MurphyOne Week Girlfriend by Monica Murphy
Series: Drew + Fable #1
Published by Self Published on January 10, 2013
Pages: 155
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Temporary. That one single word best describes my life these last few years. I’m working at a temporary job until I can finally break free. I’m my little brother’s temporary mother since our mom doesn’t give a crap about either of us. And I’m that temporary girl all the guys want to get with because I give it up so easily. According to the rumors, at least.

But now I’m the temporary girlfriend of Drew Callahan, college football legend and all around golden guy. He’s beautiful, sweet—and he’s hiding way more secrets than I am. He’s brought me into this fake life where everyone seems to hate me. And everyone seems to want something from him. The only thing he seems to want though is…

Me.

I don’t know what to believe anymore. All I know is, I think Drew needs me. And I want to be there for him.

Forever.

My thoughts…

I loved this story. I wasn’t sure what to expect going into it, but I had a good feeling about it. The synopsis captured my attention and I was really excited to start reading it.

One Week Girlfriend is a highly emotional story about college football quarterback, Drew Callahan. He’s known as the golden boy. He’s from a well to do family, doesn’t want for anything and can have any girl he choses. He also has a lot of secrets.

His love interest is Fable Maguire. She’s led a hard life. Her mother’s irresponsible and Fable is left taking care of her 13 year old brother, Owen. She works at a bar in order to make enough money to keep him fed and a roof over their heads.

When Drew approaches her and asks her to be his pretend girlfriend for a week, she’s sort of taken off guard. They aren’t friends. The rumors spread about her being “easy” aren’t true but many believe them anyway. She doesn’t know what to think about him asking her to be his fake girlfriend, but when he offers her money is exchange for her to accompany him while he goes home for Thanksgiving break she’s can’t turn him down. It’s quite a bit of money and well she can provide for her brother for several months.

Once they arrive at Drews childhood home, things are tense from the beginning. His step mother, Adele, is down right creepy. One of the first things she says to him is that he looks “positively delicious.” Huh? Really? What kind of step mother would say that? Needless to say I didn’t like her from the get go.

As the story progresses Fable is brought into the middle of Drew’s issues. When confronted with them, Drew tries to withdrawal from her. One of the things I liked about this story was the strength Fable has. Even though she has issues of her own, she reaches out to Drew and wants to help him deal with his demons and move forward even if he doesn’t. She doesn’t turn her back on him.

The chemistry between Drew and Fable is electric. Neither of them want to become involved but sometimes things don’t always work out the way you plan for them too.

One Week Girlfriend has a few twists and turns that will leave you wondering how it will all play out. There wasn’t a time when I found myself skimming. The story flowed smoothly and I honestly didn’t want to put it down. Ms Murphy added quotes at the beginning of each chapter and I’ve always enjoyed it when authors take the time to do this. It add a little something more to the story.

This book ends with a cliffhanger. A continuance of the story will be coming out in the spring and I’m really excited to see what will happen next between Drew & Fable. If you’re a fan of the New Adult genre, I highly recommend this story and hope you love it as much as I did.

Oh, and one more thing. Drew is my new book boyfriend so you can’t have him. Sorry! 🙂

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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.