One Week Girlfriend (One Week Girlfriend Series #1)

One Week Girlfriend (One Week Girlfriend Series #1)

by Monica Murphy


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Breakout sensation Monica Murphy takes the romance genre by storm with the deeply emotional, completely addicting story of Drew and Fable.
Temporary. That’s the word I’d use to describe my life right now. I’m temporarily working double shifts—at least until I can break free. I’m temporarily raising my little brother—since apparently our actual mother doesn’t give a crap about either of us. And I always end up as nothing but the temporary girlfriend—the flavor of the week for every guy who’s heard the rumor that I give it up so easily.
At least Drew Callahan, college football legend and local golden boy, is upfront about it. He needs someone to play the part of his girlfriend for one week. In exchange for cash. As if that’s not weird enough, ever since he brought me into his world, nothing really makes sense. Everyone hates me. Everyone wants something from him. And yet the only thing Drew seems to want is . . . me.
I don’t know what to believe anymore. Drew is sweet, sexy, and hiding way more secrets than I am. All I know is, I want to be there for him—permanently.

Praise for One Week Girlfriend

“A sweet and sexy read with a dash of angst. It will hook you from page one!”Under the Covers

“The author had me hooked within the opening pages.  What a great debut novel by Monica Murphy! . . . All I have to say is pick up the book and be prepared for the roller coaster you are about to get on. . . . You will not want to miss this book and this author.”Shh Moms Reading

“I chose this book to be the book. The perfect book that would make the world stop for a few hours and suck me into another universe completely. The perfect book that would make my heart race and stop all at the same time. This book is that book! This book is perfect!”The Obsessive Reader

“A deep and thought provoking story . . . Be on the lookout for Monica Murphy because I’m sure you’ll be hearing more great things from her!”Mostly YA Book Obsessed

“A delicious read, hot romance, complicated characters and intense drama.”Literary Cravings

“An emotional and heartbreaking storyline . . . Monica Murphy pulls the reader in and won’t let go.”The Reading Cafe

“An amazing read! . . . [I] can’t wait to continue the emotional journey of Drew and Fable.”A Bookish Escape

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780804176781
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/27/2013
Series: One Week Girlfriend Series , #1
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 796,608
Product dimensions: 5.42(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.62(d)

About the Author

Monica Murphy is the New York Times and USA Todaybestselling author of One Week Girlfriend, Second Chance Boyfriend, Three Broken Promises, Four Years Later, Owning Violet, Stealing Rose, Taming Lily, Never Tear Us Apart, and the eBook novella Drew + Fable Forever. A native Californian, she lives in the foothills of Yosemite with her husband and three children.

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Chapter 1

T-minus 4 days and counting . . .

Drew [verb]: brought toward oneself, by inherent force or influence; attract.

I wait for her outside the bar, leaning against the rough brick building with my hands shoved deep inside my sweatshirt pockets, my shoulders hunched against the wind. It’s cold as shit and dark from the clouds hanging low in the sky. No stars, no moon. Creepy, especially since I’m standing out here alone.

If it starts to rain and she’s not done working, forget it. I’m leaving. I don’t need this shit.

Panic sweeps through me and I take a deep breath. I can’t leave and I know it. I need her. I don’t even know her and she sure as hell doesn’t know me, yet I need her to survive. I don’t care if that sounds like I’m a complete pussy or what; it’s true.

No way can I face next week on my own.

The music from within the tiny bar thumps loudly and I can hear everyone inside laughing and shouting. I swear I recognize more than a few voices. They’re having a good time. Midterms are going down and the majority of us should be studying, right? Chilling in the library or bent over our desks, our heads in a book or hunched over our laptops, rereading notes, writing papers, whatever.

Most of my friends are in that bar drunk off their asses instead. No one seems to care it’s only Tuesday and there are still three more days left of testing and turning stuff in. It’s make-or-break time, but everyone’s focused on the fact that we’re off next week. Most of us are hightailing it out of this shit small town where we go to college.

Like me. I’m outta here by Saturday afternoon. Though I don’t want to leave. I’d rather stay here.

But I can’t.

She’s off work at midnight. I asked one of the other waitresses who work at La Salle’s when I snuck in there earlier, before anyone had really arrived. She’d been inside, working in the kitchen, so she didn’t see me. Which was fine.

I didn’t want her to notice me. Not yet. And my so-called friends don’t need to know what I’m up to either. No one knows about my plan. I’m afraid someone will talk me out of it if they did.

Like I have anyone to tell. It may look like I’m surrounded by plenty of people I call my friends, but I’m not close to any of them. I don’t want to be. Getting too close to anyone only brings trouble.

The old wooden door swings open, creaking on its hinges, the noise from within coming at me like a physical blast as it smacks against my chest. She emerges into the darkness, the door slamming behind her, the sound echoing in the otherwise quiet night air. She’s got on a short puffy red coat that almost swallows her whole, making her legs covered in black tights look extra long.

Pushing away from the wall, I approach her. “Hey.”

The wary glance she flicks in my direction says it all. “I’m not interested.”

Huh? “But I didn’t ask you anything.”

“I know what you want.” She starts walking and I fall in behind her. Chasing her, really. I didn’t plan on this. “You’re all the same. Thinking you can wait around here, hoping to catch me. Trap me. My reputation is far more outrageous than what I’ve actually done with any of your friends,” she tosses over her shoulder as she picks up speed. For such a little thing, she sure is fast.

Wait a minute. What she said, what’s it supposed to mean? “I’m not looking for an easy mark.”

She laughs, but the sound is brittle. “You don’t need

to lie, Drew Callahan. I know what you want from me.”

At least she knows who I am. I snag her arm just as she’s about to cross the street, stopping her in her tracks, and she turns to glare at me. My fingers tingle, even though all I’m grabbing at is coat fabric. “What do you think I want from you?”

“Sex.” She spits the word out, her green eyes narrowed, her pale blond hair glowing from the shine of the streetlight we’re standing under. “Look, my feet are killing me and I’m exhausted. You chose the wrong night to think you can get with me.”

I’m totally confused. She’s talking like she’s some sort of paid prostitute and I’m hoping to get a quickie blow job in an alley.

Drinking in her features, my gaze settles on her mouth. She has a great one. Full, sexy lips; she could probably give a most excellent blow job if I’m being honest with myself, but that’s not why I’m here.

Makes me wonder exactly how many of my fellow teammates have got with her. I mean, true, the only reason I’m talking to her is because of that reputation she mentioned. But I’m not trying to buy her off for sex.

I’m trying to buy her off for protection.

Fable [noun]: a story not founded on fact; an untruth; falsehood.

Campus golden boy Drew Callahan is holding onto me like he’s never going to let go and he’s making me nervous. He’s huge, well over six feet, and with shoulders as broad as a mountain. Considering he plays football, that’s no surprise, right? And I’ve made out with a few of the guys from his team. They’re all pretty muscly and big.

But not a one of them makes my heart race just by grabbing my arm. I don’t like how I react to him. I don’t usually react to anyone.

With all the strength I can muster, I tug out of his grip and step away from him, gaining some much-needed distance. A sort of pleading light flickers in his eyes and I part my lips, ready to tell him to fuck off, when he beats me to the punch.

“I need your help.”

Frowning, I rest my hands on my hips. Which is sort of hard, considering the stupid bulky coat I’m wearing. It’s cold outside and the flimsy skirt I wear for work is allowing a major draft to coast up my legs. Thank God for wool tights, though I know my boss hates them. He says they’re not very sexy.

I could give a crap about what he says when it comes to what’s sexy. My tips are still good. I have over one hundred dollars in my purse from tonight. It’s already spent, though.

My money is always spent before I actually get it in my hands.

“Why do you need my help?” I ask.

He glances around, as if afraid someone might see us. No surprise. Most guys don’t want to be seen with me in public.

Sometimes it really sucks, being the campus slut. Especially when I don’t even go to that stupid university.

“Maybe we could go somewhere and talk,” he suggests with a slight smile. I’m sure most girls would melt at first sight of that smile, the beguiling look on his face. It’s a beautiful face and he knows it, with those dark eyebrows that match his brown hair and the striking blue eyes.

But I’m not most girls. I don’t fall for a bunch of crap. “I’m not going anywhere with you to talk. If you have something to say, you can do it right here. Be quick with it, too, because I need to go home.” I’m pretty sure my mom isn’t there and my little brother is all alone.

Not good.

He blows out a harsh breath, sounding all irritated. I don’t care. Whatever he has to say can’t be something I’d consider. I’m too curious, though, so I need to know. Just so I can savor it later.

Drew Callahan does not talk to girls like me. I’m a local. A townie. He’s the quarterback of our winning university football team. He’s like a superstar, larger than life, with fans and everything. He has NFL aspirations, for the love of God.

I work a shitty job and can barely make ends meet. My mom is an alcoholic who sleeps around and my little brother is starting to get into trouble at school. Our worlds are such total opposites. I don’t have a clue why he would want to talk to me.

“Thanksgiving break is next week,” he starts out, and I roll my eyes.

Duh. I’m extra thankful for it, too. It means everyone will vacate this town and the bar will be virtually empty, making work a breeze. “Go on.”

“I have to go back home.” He pauses, his gaze cutting away from mine, and uneasiness slips down my spine. I have no idea what this has to do with me. “I want you to go with me.”

Okay. That I didn’t expect. “What? Why?”

His gaze meets mine once more. “I want you to pretend to be my girlfriend for a week.”

I gape at him. I feel like a dying fish. Closing my lips, opening them. As if I’m gasping for my last breath, which I sorta feel like I’m doing. “You’re kidding.”

He slowly shakes his head. “I’m not.”

“Why me?”

“I . . .” He shakes his head and clamps his lips shut, as if he doesn’t want to tell me. “I’ll pay you.”

I cross my arms in front of my chest. They’re elevated from the stupid puffy jacket. I hate it so much, but it’s the warmest coat I own. I bet I look like a blimp. “I’m not for sale.”

“Listen, I don’t want to pay you for anything—sexual.” His voice drops an octave and chills scatter all over my skin. The way he said that was sexy, though he didn’t mean to be. “I just need you to pretend to be my girlfriend. We won’t have to share a room or anything like that. I’m not going to try and get in your pants, but we’ll have to look like we’re together, you know what I mean?”

No answer. I want him to continue this so I can remember later how I had Drew freaking Callahan begging me to be his pretend girlfriend. The moment couldn’t get any more surreal than it already is.

“I know you have a life and a job and whatever else that you do. It’ll probably be hard for you to ditch everything and go away with me for a week, but I swear, I’ll make it worth your time.”

He makes me feel cheap with that last remark. Like I’m the whore every guy brags that I am. The exaggerations are out there. The stories are so outrageous, I don’t bother denying them. There’s no point. “How much are you talking?”

His gaze locks with mine and I’m trapped. Anticipation curls through me as I wait for his answer.

“Three thousand dollars.”

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was browsng in the random section and came across this book and thought it might be a good purchase for my mother as a surprise "post mothersday gift" As always I checked the customer reviews before i made the purchase just like i always do and man oh man. Reviews on this site are beyond pointless. Did every parent randomly buy their 8 year old a nook and have the first thing they taught their childen to do on it be to go online and make randm posts to "review" the books?? Seriously people, use the parental controls they are there for a reason. Just so everyone can find out without reading the horible "reviews" on here, yes this book is in fact the first novel in a SERIES. No this is not some secret ploy to make more money, nor an attempt to torture you, it is a freaking series! If you have somehow never heard of a series then you might want to take your headout of the sand and do a google search for christs sake. A series is a way for the authors to simply include as much detail and character development as they waht without being limited to a few hundred pages to reach their target audience. A series is a GOOD thing! Seriously people this is how you getmore substance out of a book of whatever genre or topic that interests you, not all stories can be told to completion within a single novel. Please try and control yourself and refrain from posting spam bs complaining that a book is going to have future releases, not only do the low ratings not reflect on anything in regards to the book but they cause people to miss out on an oppertunity to read something they might really enjoy simply because they assume that those who took the time to post a review and rate the book were inteligent individuals whom share a common interest in a genre. Rant over, stupid people make me rage, to all of the other people complaining ahout the same stupid reviews as i am, Thank you for restoring some of my faith in humanity.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good but wish second part was already released. I don' t mind books in parts especially when they are long like this 425 pp. What I don't like is when they aren't available to purchase cuz i either forget about it or just lose interest in finding out what happens. Writer lost money because of it.
TheAutumnReview More than 1 year ago
When I first read the synopsis for this book, I was sold. While I knew I would like this one, I didn't anticipate that I would be sucked in as quickly as I was. I started reading this one late one night thinking that I would just get a few chapters read to get a feel for it. Well, 3 hours later, in the early hours of the morning, I was done. I loved every minute of this book.  First off, I loved the name Fable. She is spunky, determined, responsible, and really sweet on the inside. She has a tough life. Her mother is an alcoholic and Fable is basically left caring for her teenage brother. So, Fable has always been a hard worker, because that's the life she's known. She's also learned not to get attached to people easily. Then, Fable is surprised to find the college super star waiting for her outside the bar she works at. She's skeptical and guarded. That is until Drew makes her an offer she truly can't refuse. He needs a girlfriend for Thanksgiving break and she's just the girl he wants.  Drew. Drew. Drew. I immediately fell in love with him. He's not your typical super star hero. Drew has a very dark past that he tries to overcompensate for by being the perfect student and athlete. He's never made time for girlfriends before, but he really needs someone to help him get through this break. He chooses Fable because she is not the typical type of girl he would be expected to date. What he didn't predict was falling for her.  Because Fable is an insightful girl, she recognizes that this "perfect" family, isn't perfect. There are a lot of secrets Drew is keeping. Fable is patient with him and encourages him to open up to her. The connection that they have is unavoidable. Neither one of them has ever let anyone get so close before. It was with trust and care that they let themselves fall for each other. I loved seeing them fall in love. That said, this couple has a long way to go. I was happy to see that their story will continue because there was no way to wrap up their story neatly in one book.  One Week Girlfriend was more than I expected and I'm anxiously waiting for the next book now. This book was everything I love. It was steamy, had great characters, and the story was deeper than I had expected. If you have become a lover of anything NA like I have, then you will love this book! *told in alternating POV's* Quotes: ~For once, I want to know what it feels like to be someone's first choice.-Fable Maguire-Loc 201 ~Leaning over the center console, I reach out, drift my fingers across Fable's cheek. Her skin is so soft and she closes her eyes, her lips parting.-Loc 1274 ~Drew completely undoes me, with a look, with a word, with a thrust of his body, with a lick of his tongue. Every single thing he does to me devastates. Intoxicates. Renews.  Every single thing inside of me.-Loc 2861
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I must say that I really loved this book. First of all, I loved that the girl in the book is strong but still sensitive and understanding. I sometimes get annoyed when the heroine of the book is not strong or independent, but this girl is fantastic. Second, the chemistry these two have is sensational and refreshing. I would give this book more stars if it was possible cause it is that good. Looking forward to the follow up, The Second Chance Boyfriend.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I couldnt put it down!! But can you put the 'Second Chance Boyfriend' to 99 cents also.. thatd be amazing!
amyj17 More than 1 year ago
Every now and then I pick a book listed in the news feed on the home page and immediately read it. A blogger had just reviewed this book and I thought , hmmm I love the cover and she said it had angst...SOLD! MARSHMALLOW!!! I love it, and to know what I am referring to you must read the book. The premise of the story doesn't seem to be too unique upon first glance, but its exactly what the title implies and yet is soooo much more and better. I did not expect to find such emotion and even some angst in this story but was pleasantly surprised when I did. The story is told from alternating POV's which quite honestly I don't normally like, but in this story it is done perfectly. The reader is continually drawn into what the other character is thinking due to the deep and emotional story lines taking place. Thats right there are real true deep back stories in this book, but I can't tell you what they are due to spoilers. Just TRUST me on this.  Fable is the lead female character and yes her name is quite distracting but fitting. She is strong and not a whining virgin. I love that she is sassy with a backbone. I love that she is the one that is strong over the big hunky jock that is Drew Callahan. So unexpected.  SWOONWORTHY DREW is HOTTTT! Not only is he hot he is deep. A fine ass football jock with.... baggage, lots and lots of baggage. He is so surprised by Fable and all that she can give him its touching. Not many young male lead characters grasp the need for this. My favorite sceene....under the trellis. SIGHHHHH!  The back and forth is typical as they get to know each other and reveal their insecurities. Typical but I loved every single moment.  Great job Monica Murphy! P.S. Adele can SUCK IT! I hope she gets hers in book two
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can't wait for part 2.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a great book. Read it in one day... cant wait for book 2..
Luvmyhootie More than 1 year ago
Heart breakingly Angsty and Intense Over the last year I have been hearing nothing but Drew + Fable this, Drew + Fable that. All my friends have swooned and fallen all over themselves begging me to read this book because I just HAD TO! I usually don't follow hype because I have gotten burned on certain books based on hype alone. When I finally gave in and read it I was absolutely shocked by how deep the story got. One Week Girlfriend was one EFFED up story full of drama, passion and hard choices with characters full of depth and pain. This wasn't your average tortured boy meets girl story. NO. This was a gritty experience that made me squirm and made me sick at times. It wasn't just one character with issues, both Drew and Fable had separate circumstances that drive them to do what they do. Although I have to say that to me, Drew's set of issues were just a smidgen more intense.  So starting with Fable, she's a young woman with a totally whacked up family. Her mother is flighty at best and she's basically the provider for her little brother. She's got the classic "never felt loved or wanted" thing going for her that has lead to her to make a few decisions with her body leaving her with a loose reputation in town. I could understand Fable. I got why she was chasing that feeling of being loved and desired even if only for a moment. I absolutely loved Fable. She was the perfect mix of smart, sassy and vulnerable that makes me fall for the female leads. She wasn't the town slut by any means but her reputation would suggest otherwise and it hurt me seeing how it affected her. Dropping out of school to make a living for her brother was courageous and an absolutely selfless thing for her to do. Even knowing that the money she makes will probably be blown by her mother, who I hated even though she doesn't appear much. Because of her lot in life I understood why she took Drew up on his offer to be his pretend girlfriend for a week. Drew Callahan. He's made every single book boyfriend list for the past year and I had no idea why until recently. Every woman loves the tortured hero and I have to say I can see why he's every one's favorite. Drew comes from a wealthy family and on the outside he's got it made. Football scholarship, healthy happy family and mister big man on campus. The darkness that lurks inside is buried in  place where no one else can see and he suffers daily with his past. Drew is hiding a big secret within his family and has for years. Without spoiling anything in case I WASN'T the last person on earth to read this, this particular secret involves his wicked step mother. Little glimpses and surfaced memories from Drew's perspective had me clued in to what was going on before it was actually revealed and I was sickened. With every page turned my stomach got progressively more queasy the more was revealed about his secret. A secret that fable started picking up on when she spends the holidays with his family pretending to be his girlfriend. He knew her reputation and had no intention of using her for anything but a means to an end not knowing that she was exactly what he needed. I loved watching him open up to her and finally confide in her what happened. I was torn between feeling sorry for him and hating him honestly. Even though he couldn't control what happened to him and breaking out of something that has controlled you for so long isn't easy, I still found myself not liking him a little bit. I don't know why I felt that way, I just had mixed emotions about him.  The writing in One Week Girlfriend was deep, well thought out and paced perfectly to keep me hooked on the story. Plot twists and sudden revelations had me gasping and emotional. I didn't feel what everyone else felt for this couple in this book though. I did enjoy watching Drew and Fable connect and start to genuinely care about each other but I felt like the actual back story took away from that for me. The focus was so heavily on what happened to Drew that I didn't feel their connection completely. Like it almost overshadowed what should have been a healing thing for them. That's not a bad thing because there are several more books and their story isn't over. I'm almost afraid to read on and relive all the trauma he had to endure and have to feel that queasy icky feeling once everything is dredged up again. I can feel it in my bones. It always gets worse before it gets better and from what I can tell these two go on a journey not to be forgotten. Even though I didn't fall head over heels in love with the story of Drew and Fable I hope to continue reading their story and maybe I will fall for them down the road once everything is resolved. I can certainly see the merit in a couple who fights against all odds to be together and believe me, these two have some serious odds. One Week Girlfriend isn't for the faint of heart so I recommend a reading buddy. I could have used one too honestly. It's emotional, extremely intense and heartbreaking and I absolutely recommend it to anyone who loves an epic couple as Drew & Fable are.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Drew has been thrown into absolutely the worst case scenarios anyone person can be, and he has experienced them all at the hands of his family. Thank god for Fable and her own screwed up life matched with her perseverance to say anyone who is suffering....she comes to his rescue. I want book two to come out soon......MARSHMALLOW
sec1316 More than 1 year ago
great great story and ready to read the rest!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book had me hooked from the beginning to the end. I can not wait to read more of her work.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Came across this book as a suggestion and am so glad i decided to read a sample of it....once i finished it i wanted to read more and bought the book on my nook right then and there. Definitely a quick read but a great story. Already bought the next book to read! The two main characters and their stories pull you in and you feel their pain and happiness as you read it. I got excited as I read each chapter and the descriptions made me feel like i was watching it while reading it, I could see them plain as day. Definitely a great book to cuddle up and read on a cold rainy day or a beautiful day outside. No matter where you read it you surely will enjoy.
AshleyAmsbaugh More than 1 year ago
One Week Girlfriend will make you laugh, cry and angry. There are parts that will leave you breathless as well as parts that will leave you wanting to hurt someone. (Well, a certain someone.)  Fable Maguire works two jobs just to support her family, the teenage brother to whom she's more a mother, and her mother who's more inclined to get drunk and spend time with her current boyfriend than family. When Andrew Callahan offers her money, Pretty Woman style, to be his pretend girlfriend for a week, she jumps at the chance to make a little extra money. Drew knows he's using Fable. He knows it's wrong but he needs her. Going home for Thanksgiving is just something that he cannot do by himself. When he and Fable get to his hometown thinks between them start to change. Fable is the first person to ever see him for him, to see through his walls at the person beneath. It both scares and delights him. Maybe, just maybe, he's met someone he can tell all his secrets to, secrets that shame him and make him feel guilty. One Week Girlfriend is not at all what I was expecting it to be, but this is a good thing. I was going into it thinking it was going to be a simple book to read. A book where I didn't have to think about anything and just enjoy the world. I was wrong, but gladly so. I was able to figure everything out before it was all revealed but that's okay, I didn't mind.  Drew and Fable are so good together. I don't think I can recall a couple that I wanted to end up together so much in a long time. He's so far into himself that he needs her to bring him out of his shell. He makes her actually feel alive for one, like someone actually cares for her.  One Week Girlfriend is simply an awesome book. You'll not want to put it down and read it straight through. The characters are real and the story is engrossing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fast read. Could not put it down.
dcarter6 More than 1 year ago
I really liked this book. The characters seemed developed, and I bought into their chemistry with each other and also their hardships with  fighting their own demons. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Addicted to the book, addicted to the characters! I was so sad when I finished this one, I immediately went and purchased the next book in this series. Great reading!
AnnePR More than 1 year ago
This book was more emotionally involved and had much more depth to it than I originally thought it would. I loved it!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a cute story that I just could not put down! Put me on an emotional roller coaster! Recommend to any romance book lovers!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am so happy that this book gave us a male character in a vulnerable role that is usually just reserved for females. This had a lot of nice realism for a person who has survived that type of trauma. Yay next book!
Payne_Lover_Reviews More than 1 year ago
Wow! Now that was what I'd call a great book. It was so good in fact, that I finished it in a day. "I need your help" The book starts with our leading man, Drew asking Fabel (our leeading lady) to work for him. She automatically thinks he want's her for something else, so she says no, until he says that he only wants her to be his "temporary girlfriend". How much is he going to pay? Glad you asked, he's paying her $3,000. She's struggling, as she has to care for her younger brother as her mother is useless, so she says yes. “Do you like it?" "Get it," he says without hesitation. "You look..." "Okay? Really? It's kind of short." "That dress is it." His gaze drops to my legs, lingering appreciatively. "And it's definitely not too short.” As you can probably assume by now, they are going to fall for each other. But how couldn't they? They are both hiding secrets and they both realize that the other is hiding secrets. “You have the most beautiful body I've ever seen.” I won't spoil any of their secrets, but let's say Drew's are not predictable at all. The author makes you really care for the characters and I can't wait to read the next one! But he is so very sweet “I woke up not fifteen minutes ago and the second I saw your message, I hopped in my truck and sped over here." I spread my arms wide. "Look at me. I ran into the fing rain across my apartment parking lot and yours to get to you.”
miztrebor More than 1 year ago
I really don’t know what I was expecting out of this book. I went into it mostly blind, never having heard of it. It didn’t take long for it to grow on me, and by the end I knew I’d found a new favorite book. One of my favorite things about the book was the dual POV. Even after having read a decent amount of books using dual POV, I’m normally on the fence about it. It’s ok for most authors, while some authors might be better off sticking to one character’s POV. In this book, Murphy shows that she knows just how to get the full benefit of the writing technique. The POV switched within chapters, sometimes back and forth a few times, yet each time it switched the story flowed without any snags. That’s very rare in what I read. The dual POV is part of what made this book great. Along with the POV, the characters who make up the perspectives were just as great to read. Both Drew and Fable have so much depth to them and don’t really shy away from letting the reader in to their thoughts. While there are big secrets that aren’t revealed right away, enough it let out from the characters to not frustrate the reader awaiting the reveal. There also wasn’t a huge lack of communication between the characters like I’ve been annoyed with in other books. Yes, there are things left unsaid to cause conflict, but not to the point where I was yelling at the characters to just say something and be somewhat mature about how to deal with people. Both Drew and Fable have good heads on their shoulders, while still having room to grow. I’m looking forward to the next book in the series, to continue reading about this characters. I know there’s much more that’s about to take place with them and I’m eager to see how it all works out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Definitly recommended. Read them all!