Monday, December 28, 2015

Review: One Week Girlfriend by Monica Murphy

Title: One Week Girlfriend
Author: Monica Murphy
Series: Drew + Fable #1
Publication: January 10th 2013 

Genre: New Adult ~ Contemporary Romance
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Rating: 5/5

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.


One Week Girlfriend was such a damn good read. It's one of those book you don't want to put down and just keep reading. Even stopping to eat and such was hard for me because I was really hooked.

The story starts when twenty-year-old Fable (loooove her name), who works two jobs to take care of her little brother because her mother is always away with boyfriends or drinking at bars, gets offered a lot of money by Drew, a rich hot shot college football player to just play his girlfriend for a week when he goes to visit his father and stepmother. Obviously this is an offer Fable can't refuse. She just hadn't counted on how Drew's life isn't as perfect as it seems.

I loved Fable as well as Drew. They both have very different lives. Both of which are far from perfect. Fable struggles because she needs to take care of her little brother because their mother is always off to god knows where and Drew wants nothing more than to avoid his father and especially his stepmother, Adele (who's freaking insane).

The more Fable and Drew got to know each other, the more they started to care of one another. I loved how they started to connect, even though they were pretending to be together towards Drew's father and Adele. I also loved both of their points of view. Maybe Drew a litle bit more. I really adored him and felt so bad when I started to figure out what really had happened to him. And I so need the sequel as soon as I can. I just gotta!

To be honest, when I first started this book I expected to read something light and fluffy and I actually wasn't aware that it was a series so I was so not ready for that ending. Instead what I got was a freaking fantastic book that did have some heavy subject and I loved every single moment of it. 

       About the Author:

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New York Times, USA Today and international bestselling author Monica Murphy is a native Californian who lives in the foothills below Yosemite with her husband and three children. She’s a workaholic who loves her job. When she’s not busy writing, she also loves to read and travel with her family. She writes new adult and contemporary romance and is published with Bantam and Avon. She also writes romance as USA Today bestselling author Karen Erickson.

Representation: All questions regarding subsidiary rights for any of her books and inquiries regarding foreign translation should be directed to her agent Kimberly Whalen.


  1. Even though I didn't love One Week Girlfriend I have to admit, it was really hard to put down :) Yes, the book was much more serious than I was expecting but it worked really well and I did love Drew. I haven't finished the series but I hope you enjoy the rest of the books!

    Zareena @ The Slanted Bookshelf

    1. I'm still deciding if I should buy the book in paperback or e-book. Sigh. :P


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