09 April 2013

Book Review: One Week Girlfriend by Monica Murphy

Title: One Week Girlfriend (Drew + Fable #1)
Author: Monica Murphy
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Published: January 10th, 2013

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.


This book was quite a surprise for me - not because of the story line but because of how much I enjoyed it. I read it in one sitting, in fact. 

I'll be honest with you though: there's a level of predictability in this book. The synopsis says something about secrets and truth be told I was able to put the pieces together in the first few chapters of the book - it's not that hard. Add that to the fact that this story involves insta love. I cannot stand books with insta love in it; I find it to be incredibly unrealistic. In spite of all of that, I devoured this book so fast without any eye rolling or sarcasm written in the notes I made. Why? Simple: everything's tied together nicely.

Monica Murphy did a great job at making a solid story that actually makes sense no matter how crazy. I don't want to spoil much but I just have to say this: ADELE. SUCKS. BEANS.


The story builds up nicely and even if it was a relatively short read I was able to get into the story quickly and before I knew it I was sympathizing with Drew and Fable. I really love how this story was written. The pacing was good and I think that's the main reason why the predictability was tolerable for me.

Now let's get down to the real reason why this book was unputdownable: Drew + Fable. The thing about insta love is they don't make sense (most of the time). But Drew and Fable? They totally made sense. At first their attraction was purely physical - that makes sense, right? Drew's hot, Fable's hot, they stayed in  one place for a week...need I say more? It was bound to happen. But then their feelings turned into something else. Drew has serious issues, Fable's life is a mess and they had each other. Their feelings deepened the more they got to know each other and everything fell into place.

The one thing I didn't like very much were the quotes at the beginning of every chapter. Some were really nice but I just found it odd that Drew and Fable were quoted plenty of times too. I just... didn't get it. It was a bit weird, that's all. No biggie.

One Week Girlfriend was hot and sweet. And the cliffhanger at the end... WHAT!!! Definitely need Second Chance Boyfriend. Definitely. I need me some more Drew + Fable.

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About the author
Monica Murphy

Monica Murphy writes books with boys and kissing in them. She also likes to read books with boys and kissing in them. Writer of new adult contemporary romance-ish stuff. Mom and wife. Native Californian.


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