Title: One Week Girlfriend
Series: Drew + Fable, #1
Author: Monica Murphy
Category: New Adult
Rating: 3.5/4 stars out of 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.
New Adult Contemporary Romance**Mature situations and sexual content - recommended for ages 17+**
One Week Girlfriend was a very emotional read, and had quite the raw element to it. I did enjoy the story, the way the author wrote it, and how it progressed. It definitely wasn’t what I was expecting at all. And I enjoyed that bit of surprise to it. Though I was able to figure a few twists of the story out, it did keep me compelled to the pages.
I very glad I finally got to read Drew and Fable’s story; it had been sitting in my kindle forever! Though there were a few things I wish would have been done differently the story was so emotionally raw, and passionate. I came to really feel for the character and their situations.
The characters within the book definitely drew me in from the moment they appeared. I wanted to know their stories, and where they would go. Fable was one such character. Yes, her name is definitely unique, and I loved that it was explained in the book. But what I enjoyed so much about this chick is she’s a tough girl! Her life has not been easy, and she works for what she wants. So when a proposition is placed on the table, one that would benefit her family, she takes it. Though this proposition really tests her emotionally, Fable’s strength was brilliant. I admired that about her.“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.”
Oh, my Drew. Now, if you love a good, dark, sexy, and definitely emotional messed up dude, Drew is your guy. Though he has some issues, and a very dark, secret , I really felt for his character and wished so badly to help him. When he comes to Fable with his proposition, that proposition really became a turning point in his life. Though he comes off tough and strong, he really is a guy who needs saving. And Fable really showed that she could save him. What I adored about Drew is the growth he does go through in the first book. And despite what happened to him, I couldn't help but fall for this character.
What I enjoyed a lot was the character growth I saw in the book. From the beginning to the end I saw a great deal of character transition between Fable and Drew, though they still have a long way to go, I definitely saw them grow.
I also enjoyed the intense attraction and sexually desire these two had. Yes, I could feel it pouring off the pages, so it made the emotional and sexual attraction build up that much more fun to read about.
The book definitely has a darker aspect to it than I thought it would, definitely dark, I enjoyed that. It challenged the character, Fable the most. And that darkness is what really made me see Fable’s strength. Drew’s emotional turmoil added a great dramatic buildup; it was intense and very emotional. I also enjoyed that the buildup, both sexually and emotional, between Fable and Drew, because it was slow and progressed at a very decent rate.
The only thing I didn't enjoy was that the pacing was a bit rushed at times and the story was really short. Though it all developed nicely I really felt the story could have been more in-depth. The detail, though just enough to envision the world Monica wanted, was simple. I wanted more!
The twists were well written, and the story was very captivating. And as I have repeatedly mentioned, this is a very emotional read! And the ending will leave you wanting more of the story. I did enjoyed Drew and Fable’s story, and I will definitely be picking up the next book when I can. One Week Girlfriend was a quick, raw, emotional and dark read.“But this girl...she doesn’t feel pointless. She’s real and she’s beautiful and she fits perfectly when she’s in my arms. She makes me want to feel.”