Review: One Week Girlfriend by Monica Murphy

Published January 10th, 2013
155 pages (eBook)

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.
Forever. (From Goodreads)

One Week Girlfriend is an interesting read.  I was skeptical at first, but ended up being (for the most part) pleasantly surprised.

As far as characters go, Fable and Drew are alright.  With back stories and demons like these two have, there has it be development.  It takes a while to get there but there is some development through later parts of the book that sort of drop off to be picked up by future books.  It's also nice to see the guy as the vulnerable one.  Drew is really damaged.  Like crazy damaged.  I'm not saying that I like seeing anyone in a position such as his, but just that it seems like the female characters tend to be the vulnerable ones, with guys being all stoic.  He tries, but that vulnerability is there and added a level of realism.

Did I say that these characters are damaged?  The plot is a whole lot of messed up.  There are twists and turns and some seriously f**ked up relationships.  The downfall of this book is the ending.  It is really sudden and leaves a lot open.  One Week Girlfriend is also relatively short, at only 155 pages.  At that length, I feel like an actual ending could have been given and still be open enough for a sequel.

Fans of New Adult titles will enjoy this.  It really will make your jaw drop, and does provide a change of pace, but don't expect much of an ending.  Overall, I liked it, but wouldn't say I'm going to be jumping on the sequel, Second Chance Boyfriend, anytime soon.

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