REVIEW: One Week Girlfriend by Monica Murphy

January 20, 2013 Uncategorized 4

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 by Monica Murphy is a quick fun read that has both some sweet and some steamy scenes. First of all, I love the MC’s name – Fable is so cute. Of course, she’s anything but a storybook princess because as she freely admits, she’s pretty loose in the “relationship” department. And I do use the term “loose” seriously. 😉

Her would-be hero, Drew Callahan is her total opposite – rich, well-bred, stays away from girls, and deathly afraid to have any kind of relationship.

And yes, Drew is hiding a secret. It’s a big one – bigger than you can ever imagine!

The premise is this: Drew has to go home for Thanksgiving (he’s in college, Fable doesn’t go to college because she’s broke and has to take care of her little brother because her mom is a deadbeat) and Drew is determined to hire Fable to be his pretend girlfriend for the week to keep his family at bay. This translates into keeping his clingy step-mother away from him and his father off his back about girls.

It works too – but along the way they start to like each other. There is hand holding and kissing and lots of first date kind of things.  Even some shopping is involved.  It’s all pretty sweet, really.  The cover actually makes you think it’s almost erotica, but it’s not.  It’s a nice story with a few steamy scenes.

Predictable? Yes. It’s all very predictable. But I’m giving it four stars anyway because there are a few twists in this book that I never saw coming and that made all the difference.

I liked Drew, I think as a character he’s a really good guy.  And although I didn’t really care for Fable at first, she grew on me with the way she cared for Drew’s well-being and she has a strong personality.

Like I said – a quick read, a fun read, and it’s only $2.99 at Amazon


4 Responses to “REVIEW: One Week Girlfriend by Monica Murphy”

  1. Faith Sullivan

    I like Monica’s use of the word ‘temporary’ in her synopsis, very clever.

    JA, thanks for sharing your thoughts. The cover does make it look like it’s more erotica, and your review helped clear up that it is not.

  2. Rita Webb

    Okay, I’m sold! I’ve read a few of these “fake relationship” books lately, and they are always fun. Maybe it’s because the relationship has to develop a friendship first because they have nothing else between them. I like friendship dating (especially since I married my best friend).

  3. Andrea @The Bookish Babes

    This is the second review that I’ve read for One Week Girlfriend. Both have me itching to get it. I’m glad you liked it, despite the predictability. I mean, Im guessing the secret, but thinking I’m wrong. Great review!

    • J. Anne Huss

      It was a well planned secret – seriously. And when you read it (and if you really didn’t guess – because I though I knew as well) you’ll be like – I totally should have seen that! :)

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