Published On: January 10th, 2013
One Week Girlfriend
by Monica Murphy
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.
So just a little something different that I wanted to try out today....
My review of Monica Murphy’s One Week Girfriend, as told in GIFs.
This book captivated me from the very first chapter. Throwing me straight into the action with an introductory flashforward.
yes, yes...tell me more....
But the caring and consideration they exhibit as they get to know one another, beyond their initial preconceived notions, is what truly carries this novel:
the way they comfort one another...
The Marshmallow love....
The dual POV is excellently written, with unique and believable voices. Additionally, Murphy successfully turns what has become a standard New Adult trope on its head, creating and equally unique plot line.
The reveal about Drew’s past was both riveting and extraordinarily heartbreaking at the same time. Like a car wreck, you empathize and find it almost too painful to watch. Yet, at the same time, you need to stick around to ensure that everyone ends up okay.
In the end, I was left feeling hope, sadness, and an insatiable need to know what happens next. Fortunately, Second Chance Boyfriend was coming soon....
He might be more trouble than he’s worth but I don’t think so. This man came into my life for some reason. Just as I came into his. Maybe we’re supposed to help each other cope.
Or give each other hope.
About the Author:
Monica Murphy is a writer, a wife and a mom. She drinks too much coffee and spends too much time in front of her computer. She likes to read, she watches bad reality TV and she sometimes acts younger than she really is. Though most of the time she's sure her kids think she's a complete buzz kill.
One Week Girlfriend, a new adult/contemporary romance, is Monica's first book.