Friday, May 10, 2013

One Week Girlfriend by Monica Murphy (Review)

One Week Girlfriend (Drew + Fable, #1)

Summary:
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 the 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 Me. 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. Forever.

My thoughts:
I'm on a New Adult kick lately and at $.99 on Kindle, I couldn't pass this one up. I'd heard really great things about it, and I wasn't disappointed. Fable is a girl with a reputation, though the rumors aren't exactly true. I really liked her right from the start. And Drew is broken in so many ways. While I quickly figured out one of the ways, another threw me for a loop—in a good way. It added the perfect amount of conflict and set up book two. The dynamic between Fable and Drew is incredible. Drew asks Fable to pretend to be his girlfriend for a week, while he goes home for Thanksgiving. Fable doesn't know Drew's motive, but since he pays her a lot of money, she doesn't really care. 

At first, Drew and Fable are faking their feelings for each other for the benefit of Drew's family. But very quickly, the feelings become real, and they are both fighting against them. Warning for those who don't like explicit sex scenes: Murphy tells all in this book. If you blush easily, this may not be the book for you. That aside, the romance is great. I'll definitely be checking out the next book in the Drew and Fable series, Second Chance Boyfriend.

Just for fun: Would you—or have you ever—pretend(ed) to be in a relationship with someone?

36 comments:

  1. I also read this and I gave it 4 stars on goodreads. I will read book 2 also.

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    1. :) I guess we have similar taste in books.

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  2. I think you can tell from the cover that it's going to be steamy... that's pretty hot. Sounds like a fun read!

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  3. This story reminds me of Emma Stone in "Easy A" where she gets a reputation by letting guys spread rumors that she'd been with them, but only if they pay her.

    I once had a guy ask me to go to a strip club with him to make his ex-girlfriend jealous (she worked there as a stripper). I'm like, um, NO...idiot.

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    1. Oh yeah! It's definitely similar.

      LOL. I wouldn't have gone either!

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  4. Kelly, do you think I wuold like this one?

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    1. Beth, I think this one is too hot for your liking.

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    2. Arrgg. I liked the storyline.

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    3. You could always skip over those parts, but every is described.

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  5. I agree with Diane, it sounds like "Easy A" ... and also "The Wedding Date." I'm glad you enjoyed it - the price sure is right.
    I never pretended to be someone else, but I had a zirconium engagement ring I wore in college to ward off guys. Stupid plan since I married one anyway. :P

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    1. LOL. I vacationed with my best friend right after I got engaged and she wore a fake engagement ring to ward off guys. ;)

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  6. Nice review. Sounds interesting, but not my kind of book. I blush easily. Old fashioned.

    Nope, never pretended, was always serious. I know. No fun. :)

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    1. Nah, there are other ways to be fun. :)

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  7. Sounds intriguing. It's amazing how many New Adult books are out there now.

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  8. Great review, Kelly!

    The surprise twist at the end really packs a punch, doesn't it? It certainly sent me reeling.

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  9. I've been seeing this one everywhere. It sounds really good.

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  10. Thanks for pointing this out. I just downloaded it.

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  11. Eeeee. I might have to pick this up. I've been so disappointed by the last few NA books that I read, I'm looking for something to get me back into it. Thanks for the review, Kelly!

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  12. This one is in my Kindle. Bought it earlier this year, and your review was appetizing enough to push it up the tbr. :) Yeah I once pretended to be a friend of mine's girlfriend in a party. It was fun..haha I knew by the end of the night there are no expectations, and when/if I got like stupidly drunk, he'd make sure I got home safe. Ah, *sigh* advantages of being a teen. :D

    Kelly, I just nominated you for the Liebster award on my blog. :)

    Happy Mother's day!

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  13. Wow! Sounds so interesting! Thanks Kelly! Loved your take on the story, too!

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  14. Hi Kelly! Love your site! Thanks for the follow of http://distancebookclub.blogspot.com! I'm now following you back. I can't wait to see your upcoming posts!

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  15. This sounds like fun! Back in college I helped a guy friend out by pretending to be his girlfriend, but it wasn't for a long time and it didn't require much. :)

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    1. You know I don't think I ever pretended to be anyone's girlfriend, and I feel like I missed out on something. LOL.

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  16. Sounds good, Kelly! Thanks for the review!

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