Thursday, December 26, 2013

Blog Tour Stop + Giveaway! "Three Broken Promises" by Monica Murphy

Three Broken Promises
(One Week Girlfriend #3)

Breakout New Adult sensation Monica Murphy returns with a hot new contemporary romance—a heartfelt story of second chances, forgiveness, and redemption.

Commitment. That’s what I really want from Colin. Ever since my brother, Danny, died in Iraq, Colin’s done so much to help me, including giving me a job at his popular restaurant so I can leave my crappy waitressing job at the strip joint. But lying in bed with him every night to comfort him from his horrible nightmares isn’t enough anymore. I know he feels guilty about Danny’s death, about not going to Iraq, but I can’t keep living this double life. 

I love him desperately, but he’s got so many demons, and if he can’t open up to me now, then he’ll never be the real partner I need him to be. I gave him a month, and now I’m out of here. If he truly loves me like he says, he knows where to find me

4.5 Stars 

Finally! I got my hands on Jen and Colin's story! Eek!! When I met these two characters in the previous books in the Drew + Fable series, I knew there had to be a juicy story behind them. Sure enough, there is! I will start off by saying that Jen and Colin are two STUBBORN asses! I swear, I might have wanted to slap them both more than a few times along the way. Talk about angst --Monica Murphy sure nailed it! Three Broken Promises is a book full of guilt, shame, and secrets that I could not stop reading!

"I broke promises. To you, to your parents, to your brother. I don't want to break any more."

Jen and Colin have a past. They've known each other since they were young, but after tragedy struck them with the loss of Jen's brother, everything fell apart. They basically lost contact and it isn't until Colin rescues Jen from her current situation, that they finally reconnect. Jen moves in with Colin and starts working in his restaurant. They spend everyday together, yet they both are keeping secrets. Secrets that could potentially hurt each other...deeply. 

"I'm the last guy she should be with. I have this way of ruining those I'm closest to. No way could I do that to her."

Throughout the book, I kept wishing they would finally find their inner strength and just come out and tell each other how they really feel. I mean, it's obvious they're madly in love, yet they both push each other way!! *Sigh* I guess I kind of get it, though. Jen is full of shame and Colin is swimming in guilt. What a pair, right? Well, yes. In fact, they are just what they both need. Problem? They are the only ones who won't accept that little fact. 

All Jen really wants is independence, freedom, and the only way she would accomplish that would be by leaving. Colin, on the other hand, feels like he has let Jen down way too many times already. If he gives into his feelings for her, nothing good would come out of it. He would only end up hurting her more. So in his opinion, letting her go would be the best thing. See? THIS would be one of those slapping moments I mentioned in the beginning. :) I have to say, even though their actions at times pissed me off, I couldn't help but feel bad for them. The way Monica Murphy wrote this book allowed me to feel their pain... their heartache. She allowed me, as a reader, to understand them...  

"How did you know I needed you?" ...
"Because I needed you, too. I can't live without you."

Can I get a HALLELUJAH! Finally!!!! They accept the reality that they are better off together than apart! Phew! I felt like I had been holding my breath the entire time I was reading... until that beautiful moment!  

Their journey was far from easy. They had to overcome a lot of rough spots before finally accepting their fate...together. All their struggles were worth it, though. They were each stronger individually and even more so as a couple. They were both finally free from their inner battles and burdens. They were both happy. Loved the ending! 

If you love Drew and Fable as much as I do, then you'll be happy to know that they are both very much present throughout this book! Yay!! 
Bring on Owen's story!! 
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One Week Girlfriend Series

One Week Girlfriend (Drew + Fable, #1)
One Week Girlfriend
(One Week Girlfriend #1)

Breakout sensation Monica Murphy takes the New Adult genre by storm with the deeply emotional, completely addicting story of Drew and Fable.
Temporary. That’s the word I’d use to describe my life right now. I’m temporarily working double shifts—at least until I can break free. I’m temporarily raising my little brother—since apparently our actual mother doesn’t give a crap about either of us. And I always end up as nothing but the temporary girlfriend—the flavor of the week for every guy who’s heard the rumor that I give it up so easily.
At least Drew Callahan, college football legend and local golden boy, is upfront about it. He needs someone to play the part of his girlfriend for one week. In exchange for cash. As if that’s not weird enough, ever since he brought me into his world, nothing really makes sense. Everyone hates me. Everyone wants something from him. And yet the only thing Drew seems to want is . . . me.
I don’t know what to believe anymore. Drew is sweet, sexy, and hiding way more secrets than I am. All I know is, I want to be there for him—permanently.

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Second Chance Boyfriend (Drew + Fable, #2)
Second Chance Boyfriend
(One Week Girlfriend #2)


**Recommended for ages 17+ due to sexual content and language, mature subject matter** New Adult Contemporary

Lost. That one single word best describes my life at this very moment. I lost the last games of the season and both my team and my coach blame me. I lost the last two months because I drowned in my own despair like a complete loser. And I lost the only girl who ever mattered because I was afraid being with me would destroy her.

But now I realize how truly lost I am without her. She has become my story…and even though she acts like she’s moved on, I know she still thinks about me just as much as I think about her. She’s beautiful, sweet—and so damn vulnerable, all I want to do is help her. Be there for her.

Love her…

If only I could convince Fable to give me a second chance. Then I wouldn’t feel so lost anymore, and neither would she. We could be found together.


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Drew + Fable Forever (Drew + Fable, #3.5)
Drew + Fable Forever
(One Week Girlfriend #3.5)

Monica Murphy returns with her most beloved characters, Drew and Fable, in this eBook original 40,000-word novella that brings her bestselling New Adult series full circle.

Fantasy. How I ended up with NFL player Drew Callahan, the guy every woman wants, is beyond my wildest dreams. All I know is that once he chose me as his one and only, I sure wasn’t looking back. I had past wounds and he showed patience and concern—even taking responsibility for my messed-up kid brother. Now, once again, he’s found a way to blow my mind: an exotic wedding and honeymoon miles and miles away from home. What else could a girl ever ask for?

Reality. Now the honeymoon’s over. Drew’s football schedule takes him on the road constantly, while I need to stay put and look after my brother until he finishes high school—because God knows our sorry excuse for a mother won’t. I know Drew loves me with all his heart, and I’ll always be over the moon about him. This just isn’t how I imagined our life as newlyweds . . . dealing with the distance, missing him all the time. But we’ve gone through hard times before. We can get through this, too, right? We’re Drew and Fable, together forever. At least I hope so. . . .

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Four Years Later (Drew + Fable, #4)
Four Years Later 
(One Week Girlfriend #4)

Owen's story
New Adult bestselling author Monica Murphy winds up her sensational series with this sexy story of two college kids with nothing in common but a bunch of baggage and a burning attraction.

Over. That about sums up everything in my life. Suspended from my college football team and forced to cut back my hours at The District bar because of my crappy grades, I can’t keep turning to my sister, Fable, and her pro-football playing husband, Drew, to bail me out. I just can’t seem to find my own way. Weed and sex are irresistible temptations—and it’s messed up that I secretly hand over money to our junkie mom. A tutor is the last thing I want right now—until I get a look at her.

Chelsea is not my type at all. She’s smart and totally shy. I’m pretty sure she’s even a virgin. But when she gives me the once over with those piercing blue eyes, I’m really over. But in a different way. I won’t deny her ass is killer, but it’s her brain and the way she seems to crave love—like no one’s ever given her any—that make me want her more than any girl I’ve ever met. But what would someone as seemingly together as her ever see in a screwed up guy like me?

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About the Author:
Monica Murphy 

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Monica Murphy is a native Californian who lives in the foothills below Yosemite. A wife and mother of three, she writes New Adult and contemporary romance for Bantam and Avon. She is the author of One Week Girlfriend and Second Chance Boyfriend.      

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  1. I really love this series! The chemistry between Drew and Fable is amazing <3 :)

  2. I haven't started reading this series yet but it sounds amazing!!