“What an intense and emotional story! Drew has some major baggage he totes around and is trying to overcome. Fable is strong and sweet and trying to save him...the journey is definitely worth reading about.”see full review » see other reviews »
“What an intense and emotional story! Drew has some major baggage he totes around and is trying to overcome. Fable is strong and sweet and trying to save him...the journey is definitely worth reading about.”Book Faerie wrote this review Sunday, October 6, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Super love”Melesia P wrote this review Wednesday, October 2, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
By: Monica Murphy
Published By: M. M.
Age Recommended: New Adult
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
"One Week Girlfriend" by Monica Murphy was a good story of 'love and empathy' for Drew and Fable who sought to 'be whole and loved.' Truly this author brought to the reader some 'sick stuff' in dealing with these two people. You can definitely see from the read how the author was able to let us see what all Fable had suffered through and in doing this it gave her empathy that she needed in dealing with Drew. You are even able to see some of the healing as you read through the read. I found the read very believable being full of tension and so much emotions that I could not put "One Week Girlfriend' down until the end. From the read you will find that spending the weekend together there will be many things 'from each others past that will be brought to light.'
Will they be able to get together....or will they think they are not good enough for each other? Well, this is the time that I say you must pick up this good read to see how Part I will lead us and Yes, there will be a Part II (Second Chance Boyfriend). I did enjoy "One Week Girlfriend" and if you are in for a good amazing read I would recommend this one to you. ”
“It was really nice to read about characters that were my age. A lot of books that I read the characters are teenagers or they are in their thirties. Overall I really enjoyed the story and the balance between the characters. How completely obsessed they were with each other was a little overbearing but hey I guess that's what its like when you're in love?”Carrie K wrote this review Monday, August 26, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I really enjoyed this story. It was a bit slow to get going and I still don't know how I feel about the whole concept in general; however it was quite original compared to most books I've read of this genre (I still loved them no matter how similar hey are ha!).
It took a while for me to warm to the characters, particularly Fable, however I did, especially come the final few chapters. I have a feeling that I might really love the second book because what I didn't like About the characters at the beginning of this book will not be in the second. Looking forward to it...”
“A great little read that captures you attention with Drew and Fable.”4liverpool wrote this review Saturday, July 20, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“ ONE WEEK GIRLFRIEND is the first storyline in Monica Murphy’s new contemporary romance New Adult series focusing on star football player Drew Callahan and bartender Fable-another young woman trying to raise her teenaged brother while her alcoholic mother drinks herself into oblivion. The storyline, told from two first-person points of view, focuses on seven days in the life-seven days that Drew asks Fable (a girl he knows only by reputation) to pretend to be his girlfriend while he confronts the demons back home. What starts out as a friend for hire, will soon turn into something much more. Drew offers to pay Fable to pretend to be his girlfriend suspecting the money is something the young woman may need.
Drew must go home during Thanksgiving break but facing his father and step-mother is not high on his priorities of things to do. The idea actually sickens him to the point he needs someone to anchor him; someone to calm the thoughts and emotions that threaten to explode. Enter Fable- a young bartender with a reputation of putting out for the team, only the reputation far exceeds the truth of what has actually happened. Fable will become the air he breathes and calm the nerves as well as the pent up anger that threatens to destroy Drew every time he is confronted at home.
The relationship between Drew and Fable, as you can guess, goes from a job, to friendship to the beginnings of love. When the demons from his past become overwhelming, Fable will be the one to help Drew confront the person responsible. But when the entire truth is revealed, Drew knows that to save his soul, his must run from his family home and never look back. Pulling Fable into the family mix was a mistake but her presence is the only thing that saved Drew from going over the edge.
ONE WEEK GIRLFRIEND is an emotional and heartbreaking storyline that will brings tears to your eyes; flood your mind with revulsion and hate; and take comfort in the fact that Drew could depend on the one person he never thought possible. When Drew hired Fable to be his One Week Girlfriend, their emotional connection is something he never expected but will be necessary to keep him sane. Monica Murphy pulls the reader in and won’t let go. We are caught like a deer in the headlights, not knowing which way to turn, go back from where we came or push forward and hope everything works out in the end.”
“I absolutely love this book and I can not wait to read the second one. 5 stars from me. I couldn't get enough. This book just kept giving you surprises and twists so I know now my money was well spent purchasing this.”Shauni B wrote this review Sunday, June 23, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Fun concept. Liked the attraction”Wendy B. wrote this review Tuesday, June 18, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
~Reviewed by FRANCESCA & posted at Under the Covers Book Blog
"Be sure to pick this one up when you want a sweet and sexy read with a dash of angst. It will hook you from page one!" ~Under the Covers
I knew when I picked up this book it would go one of two ways, as it usually is with me and my love/hate relationship with new adult. It would either be about immature characters that I would want to punch in the face, or it would be angsty and tear my hear out, leaving me loving every minute of it. Instead, Monica Murphy was able to tell an enthralling story about two people with plenty of baggage, without making it as angsty as some other books I've read. And I really liked that!
Drew is a college kid, rich family, football star, great grades. He doesn't go out partying like his teammates, he has no time for girls. But he doesn't have a good relationship with his father and stepmother, in fact, he hasn't seen them for two years and now they want him to go back home for Thanksgiving break. He needs a buffer.
So he "hires" Fable. A barmaid at a local hangout, and a girl whom a lot of his teammates say they've hooked up with. She's from the wrong side of town and should take the money he's offering to pretend to be his girlfriend in front of his family.
That in a nutshell is the idea of the story and from there so much happens. But I'm not going to sit here and tell you what. Just know that Drew and Fable are amazing characters. Even though Drew is sexy as hell and I'd love to say MINE, my favorite in this story is actually Fable.
Yes, that's her actual name. Her mother has a drinking problem, as do all the men she brings home. Fable tries to be the provider for the family, the example for her brother and the heavy hand that keeps him in line. She hasn't had an easy life. College was never an option for her and she's had to make the best of what she's been given. Never throwing in the towel and looking for a better way for herself. She's selfless and strong, even though it's hurting her inside. She's also unapologetic and a free spirit. A girl who knows what she wants and isn't afraid to say it or get it.
But enough of my crush on Fable. Drew is pretty fabulous too. He is broken. And we quickly figure out the WHY he is. Even though there wasn't a lot of guessing on my part as to what happened in his past that made him how he is, I enjoyed the unfolding of it. I even saw the little twist at the end coming when the knife was dug in deeper into his heart.
The author leaves us with a sort of cliffhanger and a hopeful ending that will have you rushing to read the next book right away.
ONE WEEK GIRLFRIEND is definitely a book I'd recommend. In fact, I did just that as I was finishing up the book and a day later I get a message from that friend saying OMG I LOVED IT! So be sure to pick this one up when you want a sweet and sexy read with a dash of angst. It will hook you from page one!
*Review copy provided by author for an honest review