Sunday, February 17, 2013

One Week Girlfriend by Monica Murphy Blog Tour

I'm so excited to be a part of One Week Girlfriends's Blog Tour!!!  I read the book before being invited to take part and the first words out of my mouth were "Hell Yeah!!!" Of course, this doesn't translate in an email response where I stated YES!!! I want ALL of you to be sure to stop by the other stops! This is one book I INSIST you read NOW if you haven't already! Here's the tour schedule.....................

Tour Schedule:
February  11
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New Adult Contemporary Romance
**Mature situations and sexual content - recommended for ages 17+**
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 

Intrigued yet? Well you should be I swear this book was one hell of a rollercoaster ride and I didn't want to get off. I would've rode the ride over and over and over!!

Well here's my review! You tell me what you think!

I found this book while I was doing my daily therapeutic one-click session on Amazon! Of course I bought it and decided to read it right away and once I started I couldn't STOP... I was doing this........... Oh yes I found a fantastic read!! Okay I'll calm myself down to share a little about this book. Andrew 'Drew" Callahan the hot college football player is in a predicament and needs to find a "girlfriend" to bring home for Thanksgiving! See Andrew would have NO problem finding one it's just he doesn't WANT a real girlfriend and he needs to find a specific type of girl to bring home. He approaches Fable after her shift at the local bar ends. Fable is a local in this college town she's not a college student and it seems there are rumors floating around about her thus Drew's reason to approach her with his "offer". One week ~ spent with him at his Dad & stepmother, Adele, home ~ pretend to be my girlfriend and he will pay Fable. Fable needs the money! She works at the bar to take care of her brother Owen who she loves more than life itself. Her alcoholic mother can barely hold a job down so the financial strain is Fable's alone. She questions Drew when he approaches her, asking why her, and was he offering her money to have "sex" with her. Fable's aware of her reputation! When she gets the details from him about the arrangement she realizes she can't pass up the money. She needs the money to pay for rent, food and a little security for a few months. So she accepts. Now I have to tell you Drew is a major hottie and how Fable was able to stand there and remain indifferent towards him is a mystery to me! I would've done this.................................................... Although Fable doesn't know all the details about Drew's family NOTHING can prepare her for the reality of what Drew has been through! Hell nothing prepared me! Drew seems to have it ALL but does he? Well, you are in luck cause this book is told in both Fable & Drew's POV!! Now I can't really share much more without giving away too much information and that would take away from your experience while reading it and I don't want to do that! But I will share with you my feelings about this book! There were parts of this book where I was....................... and once Fable meets Drew's "folks" well let's just his stepmother Adele, I so badly wanted to do this.................................... and parts where Drew & Fable were..................................... I have to admit I did have a few....................................... But when everything comes out, and I mean EVERYTHING, I was left feeling................................................................ seriously I couldn't imagine this and I certainly was shocked but I couldn't stop.......................................................... and Fable she ROCKED! She was AWESOME! As my heart laid in pieces I saw how much Fable just wanted to be LOVED. Her mother certainly didn't give that to her! Drew, I can't even tell you what I'm thinking without giving too much away, he was in my opinion FANTASTIC! This poor young soul holding so much in and needed to get this out even if he didn't believe and what he held in was devastating! When I got to the end of the book I literally.................................................. Yes I had a WTF moment! As I pounded on my Kindle screaming NO NO NO! Hubby was looking at me like I'd finally snapped and in a way I did. I couldn't even believe that just happened to me I was stunned and then I started laughing hysterically cause I FREAKING LOVED THE ENDING!! One Week Girlfriend is was a freaking 10++++ HELL YEAH I LOVED it star read for me! Monica Murphy you had me tied up, twisted and I didn't know up from down, right from left, hell I'm sure there were times I didn't know my own name! The emotions gripped me so hard I was sure I would forever be changed! I laughed at parts, I sobbed ugly ugly ugly sobbing, and I was stunned! Once I snapped out of that I did this..... Wow!!! What a stunning read! A freaking gem that's just hiding out there waiting to grip the reader! Once it has you on it's clutched you will not be able to put it down! The absolute heartbreak and hope - simply beautiful!! I'm so dying right now I will anxiously await the next book! I love Fable and Drew ;) READ THIS NOW!!!!!! I PROMISE YOU WILL ADORE IT AS MUCH AS I DO!!!

I want more from Monica Murphy NOW! OMG! Can that girl write! I'm totally fangirling over this author! Let me introduce you to Fable! I did and interview with the lovely Fable.........................................

 Fable tell me one dream you have for yourself that you would love to make a reality?
I would want for my brother to actually graduate high school and have a chance at a good life. I'm afraid with the choices he's already making, that might not happen. I'd love a guarantee.

Can I ask for another dream? I would want Drew to be happy...really happy and able to face his reality every single day versus run from it.
~ It's obvious you adore your little brother, Owen, and I loved him, you do so much because of him and he is the reason you accepted Drew's proposition. What do you think you would've done if you were on your own and Drew gave you the same proposition?
I doubt I would've taken him up on it. Truthfully, his proposition made me feel like crap. I hated that he thought I'd be so easy to get. But the money was too irresistible. I needed to take care of my family, end of story. That's why I did it.

I got a lot more than I bargained for by agreeing to go with Drew to his family's house. Both good and bad. 

~Tell me 5 things about yourself that NO one knows this can be likes, dislikes, dreams, or just random things.

1. I wish I could go to school. It sounds crazy because I know I'm not the most warm and fuzzy person out there, but I always wanted to be a nurse. I like helping people.

2. I hate drugs and alcohol. I don't like feeling out of control.

3. When I was 18, I went on a search for my real dad and I think I found him. But I couldn't make that last step and actually reach out and contact him. I regret that.

4. I wish I had more friends. A lot of the time, I feel like I'm going at this life thing completely alone.

5. Those few nights I actually shared a bed with Drew? I would try my best to stay awake and watch him sleep. It was the only time I saw him truly at peace. He looked so cute...oh my God, I would never EVER admit that to anyone. Sigh. 

 ~What was going through your head when you met Drew's stepmother, Adele?

Um, that she was a complete bitch and uber possessive of her stepson. She creeped me out. 

  ~It was obvious there was chemistry between you & Drew, when did you first notice it even though    you may not have admitted it to yourself?

In his truck on the drive to his parents. I didn't want to admit it but the chemistry was there. I was drawn to him, intrigued by him. He has a mysterious air to him. He's not just some good looking jock.

~Tell me about Drew we know he has been through hell & back but tell me just a little day to day thing that the two of you shared?

Drew is very thoughtful. He always took care of my needs, always wanted to make sure I was all right. He's very protective and slightly possessive, which I must admit, I love. He made me feel special and not just in a sexual way. He acted like he really cared. And I believed him. I think he still cares...he just has a hard time showing it.

I also like how he always has to touch me. Just little touches. As if he needs that connection.  
~Do you forsee a different relationship with your Mom? of do you think it will come to acceptance of her lifestyle and live your life?
My mom is who she is and I don't think she's going to change. I definitely don't accept her lifestyle but I can't tell her what to do just like she can't tell me what to do so...we'll just deal with it. I hate that my brother is stuck in the middle though. Hate it. 

~Finally, what do you think the future holds for you & Drew? Do you forsee one and if so are you willing to fight for that future to make it yours?
Well...he left me. And that hurts. I can't always run and rescue him either. Just maybe I want to be rescued for once. I wish Drew could see that because yes, I want a future with him. I love him and I'm pretty sure he loves me. But just because you love someone doesn't mean it can always work out... 
I hope you paid attention to that interview because there are some clues as to what transpired between Drew & Fable! Some obvious clues that I hope have you wanting to read this one now! 

Now for a little bit more about Monica ~

Monica Murphy is a writer, a wife and a mom. She drinks too much coffee and spends too much time 
in front of her computer. She likes to read, she watches bad reality TV and she sometimes acts younger 
than she really is. Though most of the time she's sure her kids think she's a complete buzz kill.
One Week Girlfriend, a new adult/contemporary romance, is Monica's first book. 

Isn't she just adorable! I love this picture! Here's the links to get in touch with Monica..........................................

website blog

twitter username

Facebook page

Goodreads Page

Monica's website

Here's the information to purchase One Week Girlfriend.............................

Barnes and Noble

Now for the GIVEAWAY Monica has graciously gifted ONE e-copy of One Week Girlfriend to each blog site participating in the tour! That means you have a chance to WIN an e-copy of this AMAZING book!

All you have to do is comment on this post and tell me what you liked about either the interview with Fable or my review! Please include your e-mail address so that I may contact you! GIVEAWAY ends February 18, 2013! Good Luck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  1. I really want to read this book! Especially now that I've read your review. Of course the rifs are the best part about it, because I can almost see you having those reactions. Lol.

    Can't wait!
    Thanks Kim for a great review and Monica for the giveaway!

  2. I loved the interview! Wanted to read this before, now want to even more! Thank you for the chance! Can't wait!

  3. Great interview!! Can't wait to read this!! I loved how Fable talks about her brother.


  5. I love how you showed Emma with Glee to show what you would have done. I LOVE Emma!

  6. WoW! This was a really great interview! I can't wait for Monica's next book!

  7. Love your interviews they always make me smile. Keep up the good work..

  8. Your review was awesome. I can't wait to read this book and "fan girl" over this author with you!!;)
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  9. I love reading your reviews with all the gifs, they are so clever. I did like the interview of Fable tho, it will give me a better insight when I read the book. Thanks!

  10. Gosh, I just had to buy this book! I so loved the review Kim!!! Since "Friends w Benefits" is one of the cutest movies and I so love that damn scene it was a no brainer buy for me! Thanks for all you do!!

  11. The interview was bittersweet!
    "just because you love someone doesn't mean it can always work out..."
    - OMGoooosh!

    I need SECOND CHANCE BOYFRIEND noooooow! *please come fast*
    *yells: MONICAAAAA, pleasseeee, this is torture, I tell you*

    email: jasmineddc[at]yahoo[dot]com

  12. ************ GIVEAWAY ENDED ******************

    Winner will be notified via e-mail and information provided to Author for e-book! Thank you so much for stopping by and posting!!

    I also agree I need Second Chance Boyfriend NOW too!!!

  13. I know the giveaway ended on your blog, but I am going through each one of the blog postings for the tour to get different perspectives. So far, the results are overwhelmingly positive. I loved your review and the pictures and videos just add so much to the post. Thanks for making me smile!