Series: One Week Girlfriend #3.5
Publisher: Bantam on January 14, 2014
Reading Challenges: 2014 Prequel and Sequel Challenge
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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. . . .
Check out my review of One Week Girlfriend (One Week Girlfriend #1)
Check out my review of Second Chance Boyfriend (One Week Girlfriend #2)
Check out my review of Three Broken Promises (One Week Girlfriend #3)
“When you struggle for something so good, so right, you cherish it more. You hold it close, nurture it, protect it, make sure you never, ever let your guard down. That’s how I feel about my almost husband.”
This is the last novel (well, novella) that focuses on Drew and Fable so I positively had to read it to get some closure on this couple.
Drew + Fable Forever spans a couple of years and starts a couple of years after we last saw the couple. In this novel, they do a lot of family-ish things. Drew is now a professional football player and is constantly traveling. They bought a new house, Fable is adjusting to being filthy rich, they get married, Owen is in high school then college, and now Fable wants a baby. It was a lot and that kept it interesting. There wasn’t too much drama in this novel with was a nice change from their other novels. And yet it still kept me interested just like the other ones.
“Soon, I will be Fable Callahan. I’ve earned the freaking privilege to call myself that, too. It’s not easy being with Drew. Yet I wouldn’t trade my life with anyone.”
Fable, in this novel, was a bit different than she was in the others. She was still strong, rough around the edges, and caring. But she let go of some of her need for control and became a little bit more dependent on Drew, which I think was a good thing for her. She finally came to trust the fact that Drew would always be there for her and I think that it was good for her to let go of some of the stress that she had had for years. She also became more girly in my eyes in this novel and to be honest, it was a bit of a shock for me. All of the sudden she is shopping with other players’ wives and wants a baby. It was a little weird, if I’m being truthful.
Drew was also a bit more relaxed. Sure, he was stressing about his football career and eventually the baby but he seemed to have let go of his past for the most part. It was nice to see him moving on after all of the trouble that it caused in the previous novel. He was the doting father, the doting husband, and the doting role model for Owen. I absolutely adored Drew in this novel even more so than the others—he was just perfect without being perfect.
The romance in this novel was just as sweet as it was in the previous novels. And just as much sex, which for me was still a bit too much. But I adored them regardless and there was a bit more talking in this novel what with a baby along the way and Drew being out of town all the time. It was nice to see an emotional connection in addition to the physical one. Not saying there wasn’t an emotional connection in the previous novels—there was. But it was a bit overshadowed by the physical one. Not such the case in this novel.
Owen, for some of the novel, got his crap together. Then he relapsed into his bad boy ways. I am really interested, now, to see what happens in his novel, Four Years Later.
This novella was short, as all novella was, and it went by too fast for me. It is hard to say goodbye to such a well-written couple but hopefully there will be glimpses of them and their child in Owen’s story. It breaks my heart to say goodbye to Drew and Fable but it fills my heart with warmth to recommend their story to you. It is truly amazing.