Author: Monica Murphy

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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.

Average Rating: 4.1


Release Day Launch: Her Destiny by Monica Murphy

Posted 25 August, 2014 by Gabbie in Giveaway, Promo, Release Day Party / 0 Comments
Release Day Launch: Her Destiny by Monica Murphy

We are excited to bring you the Release Day Launch of Monica Murphy’s HER DESTINY! HER DESTINY is a young adult Contemporary Romance and the sequel to HIS REVERIE. Grab your copy today! Check out my review of His Reverie (Book One) Her Destiny by Monica Murphy I knew from the moment I first saw him he was the one. The only boy I could ever want. The only boy I could ever love. They say he’s bad for me. But I know he’s not. Until the day he rejects me. And breaks my heart. Everything changes in the blink of an eye. My entire life as I’ve known it is…gone. Secrets are revealed. Promises once made are irrevocably broken. There’s no way my family can get back to what we once were. So when Nicholas Fairfield walks back into my life like he never left it, I’m furious. Thrilled. Irritated. Excited. Despite my confusion, I want to be with him. I love him. But danger lurks where we least expect it. Someone will do whatever it takes to tear us apart. All I know is: I won’t let them. Because Nick Fairfield? He’s mine. Amazon | B&N | Goodreads “You sure Evan doesn’t mind me being here?” “He probably hates that you’re staying the night, but he’ll get over it.” I take a step toward him and pat him […]


Review: Drew + Fable Forever by Monica Murphy

Posted 24 August, 2014 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Review: Drew + Fable Forever by Monica Murphy

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 […]


Review: Three Broken Promises by Monica Murphy

Posted 23 August, 2014 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Review: Three Broken Promises by Monica Murphy

Check out my review of One Week Girlfriend (One Week Girlfriend #1) Check out my review of Second Chance Boyfriend (One Week Girlfriend #2) I loved Drew and Fable and the little glimpse that we got of Colin and Jen so I was very excited to get started with this one! Jen and Colin have known each other for a long time–Colin was Jen’s brother’s best friend. But Danny died, Jen ran away, and now Colin has taken her in to work at his restaurant and live with him. Both Jen and Colin have their demons to fight and those demons come in the form of Colin’s nightmares. The nightmares that Jen holds him through. There is undeniable attraction but Colin won’t let himself succumb to it. So Jen gives him a month–man up or she’s gone. This story was a lot different than Drew and Fable’s story. It was a bit darker than Drew and Fables. It was different, but I still enjoyed it all the same. The characters had a really complex background that I loved discovering. Their story was very realistic and very believable–even more so than Drew and Fable’s. The plot did, I admit, get a bit repetitive with the giving in then fighting the attraction bit, but this story did stir up my emotions and left me wanting more. Jen had demons to fight, although […]


Review: Second Chance Boyfriend by Monica Murphy

Posted 21 August, 2014 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Review: Second Chance Boyfriend by Monica Murphy

Check out my review of One Week Girlfriend (One Week Girlfriend #1) “True love isn’t easy, but it must be fought for. Once you find it, it can never be replaced.” I loved book one, One Week Girlfriend, and I couldn’t wait to see what happened to Fable and Drew after that ending! Second Chance Boyfriend picks two months after One Week Girlfriend. Drew is locked up in his head and Fable is trying to move on but failing miserably. But her boost to moving on may come in the new job that she was offered by mysterious vigilante, Colin. So she starts working at his high class restaurant and moves on—until Drew attends a party at said restaurant and almost ends up in a fight over her. And suddenly the two are thrust back together again. Just like the previous novel, this one managed to captivate my interest immediately. This novel wasn’t as mysterious as we now know what Drew went through but it was definitely more action, complete with punches thrown by little brothers, mysterious new bosses, and a crazy woman to boot. It kept my interest just the same with its twisty-turny plot. There were some events in this novel that changed the game. Forever. Fable was much the same in this novel. She had a few weak points courtesy of her mother but she was doing […]


Review: One Week Girlfriend by Monica Murphy

Posted 19 August, 2014 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Review: One Week Girlfriend by Monica Murphy

 “He studies me, his blue eyes dark, his head tilted to the side. I wonder what he sees. I know what I see—a confused, lonely man who won’t let anyone in. For whatever stupid reason, I want to be the one he lets in. Maybe I could help him, maybe I couldn’t, but he needs comfort. I can tell. Like souls find each other, you know. As corny as it sounds, I’m starting to believe we were brought together for a reason.” This novel had been on my To-Be-Read list for about a year now so when I was just browsing through our local library and saw the series I checked it out on a whim. One Week Girlfriend tells the story of Fable and Drew. Fable doesn’t have the best reputation in their little college town and she doesn’t have the best life—she is struggling to pay the bills while her druggie mom sleeps around and she takes care of her little brother, Owen. And a few mistakes in her past have given her the reputation as the town slut. Drew Callahan needs a favor—he needs someone to act as his girlfriend for the week of Thanksgiving as he goes and faces his family at a house that obviously holds bad memories for him—and he is willing to compensate Fable for her time. Thus begins the whirlwind week of […]


Release Day Launch Review: His Reverie by Monica M..

Posted 28 July, 2014 by Gabbie in Giveaway, Promo, Release Day Party, Review / 1 Comment
Release Day Launch Review: His Reverie by Monica Murphy

His Reverie was an interesting contemporary in terms of contemporary romance novels. Nothing went on that had me absolutely shocked in the novel but there was enough going on to where I was not bored. There were a few events that occurred that were predictable. In my opinion, the characters in this novel is what made this book decent, not necessarily the plot. What I was not expecting, though, was the cliffhanger at the end of the novel. So if you aren’t into that type of thing, you may want to wait until the second novel comes out. Reverie lived a sheltered life as the daughter of a televangelist. She was naive in every way possible until she met Nick. She was definitely an innocent character and I found it amusing to read her diary entries with her opinion on what happened in the book. Sometimes she came off as a little too clueless but it was something that I had expected from the beginning of the novel so it was not a big deal for me. Nick just got out of jail after being framed for a murder that he did not commit. Nick was definitely handed a tough life that continued when he got out of jail, but he was a bit whiny about it. He wallowed in self-pity for the duration of the novel. I just felt like […]