One Week Girlfriend (Drew + Fable #1) by Monica Murphy-a review
ONE WEEK GIRLFRIEND (Drew + Fable #1) by Monica Murphy
ABOUT THE BOOK: Release January 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.
REVIEW: ONE WEEK GIRLFRIEND is the first storyline in Monica Murphy’s new contemporary romance New Adult series focusing on star football player Drew Callahan and bartender Fable-another young woman trying to raise her teenaged brother while her alcoholic mother drinks herself into oblivion. The storyline, told from two first-person points of view, focuses on seven days in the life-seven days that Drew asks Fable (a girl he knows only by reputation) to pretend to be his girlfriend while he confronts the demons back home. What starts out as a friend for hire, will soon turn into something much more. Drew offers to pay Fable to pretend to be his girlfriend suspecting the money is something the young woman may need.
Drew must go home during Thanksgiving break but facing his father and step-mother is not high on his priorities of things to do. The idea actually sickens him to the point he needs someone to anchor him; someone to calm the thoughts and emotions that threaten to explode. Enter Fable- a young bartender with a reputation of putting out for the team, only the reputation far exceeds the truth of what has actually happened. Fable will become the air he breathes and calm the nerves as well as the pent up anger that threatens to destroy Drew every time he is confronted at home.
The relationship between Drew and Fable, as you can guess, goes from a job, to friendship to the beginnings of love. When the demons from his past become overwhelming, Fable will be the one to help Drew confront the person responsible. But when the entire truth is revealed, Drew knows that to save his soul, his must run from his family home and never look back. Pulling Fable into the family mix was a mistake but her presence is the only thing that saved Drew from going over the edge.
ONE WEEK GIRLFRIEND is an emotional and heartbreaking storyline that will brings tears to your eyes; flood your mind with revulsion and hate; and take comfort in the fact that Drew could depend on the one person he never thought possible. When Drew hired Fable to be his One Week Girlfriend, their emotional connection is something he never expected but will be necessary to keep him sane. Monica Murphy pulls the reader in and won’t let go. We are caught like a deer in the headlights, not knowing which way to turn, go back from where we came or push forward and hope everything works out in the end.
Review by Sandy.