FOUR YEARS LATER (One Week Girlfriend #4 ) by Monica Murphy-a review
ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date March 4, 2014
New Adult bestselling author Monica Murphy winds up her sensational series with this sexy story of two college kids with nothing in common but a bunch of baggage and a burning attraction.
Over. That about sums up everything in my life. Suspended from my college football team and forced to cut back my hours at The District bar because of my crappy grades, I can’t keep turning to my sister, Fable, and her pro-football playing husband, Drew, to bail me out. I just can’t seem to find my own way. Weed and sex are irresistible temptations—and it’s messed up that I secretly hand over money to our junkie mom. A tutor is the last thing I want right now—until I get a look at her.
Chelsea is not my type at all. She’s smart and totally shy. I’m pretty sure she’s even a virgin. But when she gives me the once over with those piercing blue eyes, I’m really over. But in a different way. I won’t deny her ass is killer, but it’s her brain and the way she seems to crave love—like no one’s ever given her any—that make me want her more than any girl I’ve ever met. But what would someone as seemingly together as her ever see in a screwed up guy like me?
REVIEW: FOUR YEARS LATER is the fourth and final instalment in Monica Murphy’s new adult, contemporary, romance series that began with Drew and Fable’s story. Four Years Later fast forwards the series four years but approximately one year following Drew & Fable Forever. This is Owen and Chelsea’s story-Owen is Fable’s younger brother and is having some difficulty integrating into the college life-especially when his past refuses to let him go.
FOUR YEARS LATER follows Owen as the up and coming football star whose life is beginning to spiral out of control. When a tutor is hired to help Owen with his grades, he finds himself sexually and physically attracted to the shy and virginal Chelsea Simmons. But Owen’s failing grades are a combination of many demons including the reappearance of someone who walked away years before. As their relationship builds, so too do the secrets they hide from one another. But it is Owen’s denial of his relationship with Chelsea that will push away the woman with whom he is falling in love.
Monica Murphy brings together the major players first introduced in One Week Girlfriend. From dysfunctional family dynamics, heartbreaking backstories and happily ever afters, we have followed the Drew and Fable saga beginning with a traumatic tale of neglect and abuse to the rising success of a once fourteen year old boy whose looking to the future with the woman he loves.
Monica Murphy claims that FOUR YEARS LATER is the conclusion to the One Week Girlfriend/Drew & Fable series, but there is so much left unanswered where Owen and Chelsea are concerned. The final storyline is open ended with Owen and Chelsea in the ‘here and now’-with no plans for the present-and in this, there are so many more stories yet to be told. Let’s hope Monica has a few short stories lined up for Chelsea and Owen.
If you are a fan of the Drew & Fable/One Week Girlfriend series, Four Years Later looks at what happens to a young man who has had a difficult time fitting in – abandoned by his mother; never knowing his father; and expected to follow in the footsteps of his famous and much older brother in law. Monica Murphy draws the reader into a story that is not as emotional or heartbreaking as One Week Girlfriend but a story that will tug at your heart-none the less.
Copy supplied by the author through Netgalley.
Reviewed by Sandy