Monday, April 8, 2013

*Review* Monica Murphy's One Week Girlfriend

*Spoiler-Free* REVIEW: One Week Girlfriend by Monica Murphy
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.


My Thoughts:

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....

The chemistry and sexual attraction between Drew and Fable is off the charts:

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.

The Final Verdict:

Monica Murphy has created a truly beautiful and captivating debut novel about the redemptive and healing capacity of love. With a wonderful narrative and an overflowing well of emotion, the tale of Drew and Fable stuck into my head long after I turned the last page.
If you enjoy the rare book that can make you feel a spectrum of emotions, this book is for you. 

As a final note, Murphy writes with the ease and eloquence of a much more seasoned author, and given this, I feel excited for all that she has to bring in the future. (PSST. It's because she is a seasoned author! LOL check out the Hypable article where Monica reveals all her secrets....HERE!


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.

Where to purchase & learn more:
Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Author's Website | Goodreads

Have you read One Week Girlfriend? What did you think? Planning to read it? Comment below!
The Review of the sequel, Second Chance Boyfriend coming soon....

all the best, dear readers!


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