Monday, February 17, 2014
One Week Girlfriend by Monica Murphy ♥♥♥♥
For some reason, I really love stories that start off with a couple with a couple who is pretending to be a couple under some pretense or another. This is obviously the premise of One Week Girlfriend by Monica Murphy. Something about all the pretending makes it all the more satisfying when out couple, Drew and Fable, finally fall for each other.
In One Week Girlfriend, Fable is a college dropout working at a local college bar to make enough money to help take care of her younger brother. Drew is a star football player at the local college. Drew hires Fable to be his girlfriend over Thanksgiving break since he is dealing with some things at home he is hoping his family won’t bring up with a stranger around.
Things go downhill pretty fast as we find out that Drew has all kinds of secrets bottled up just waiting to seep out, and his family is not willing to keep between them. And as he and Fable grow closer he’s not sure he wants to keep them to himself anymore. But the more secrets that come out, the more he tries to push her away, and we quickly learn that some of his past is a bit disturbing.
I thought this was a very good story, much better than I expected (you can only trust Goodreads ratings so much). I enjoyed having the story told from both Drew and Fable’s point of view. It gave us a really good look into what was going on in both character’s mind.
Even though the story was good we were left on a bit of a cliffhanger. There are more books, but the first book was fairly short (177 pages). I thought the book could have just been longer. I haven’t read the second book, although it is longer (210 pages) so maybe that’s the reason for the cliffhanger. We’ll see how Fable and Drew fair in book two, Second Chance Boyfriend.