Review: One Week Girlfriend by Monica Murphy

Posted on January 13, 2013 by Christy | 1 Comment

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.

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.

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
Format: eBook
Source: Author
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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…


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.


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.


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