Series: Drew + Fable #1
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult
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.
One week, two messed up families.
Thoughts on One Week Girlfriend
I kinda don’t know who was more messed up in this book. Fable has a screwed up home life and doesn’t put a lot of value on herself, but Drew is dealing with a heavy load of guilt along with some other issues that rear their ugly head as the book progresses. Come to think of it, they both have incredibly bad parental figures in their lives, which means they’re both doing the best they can to deal with their issues on their own.
It’s no wonder they found one another.
Sure, sure. You could say that it was Drew who found Fable when he asked her to act as a buffer against his family, but it was Fable who… err, lost my train of thought on that. I’m sure it was deep and poignant. We can pretend, at least.
Anyway. Drew has issues. Fable has issues. Maybe it’s because they’re both a little jagged around the edges that they fit together. Which isn’t to say everything is perfect between them. Drew closes down with startling regularity. Fable can feel them unraveling every time it happens. It’s not pretty, but it’s SO compelling. While I figured out Drew’s big secret fairly early on (there are some BIG hints dropped), seeing how it’s affected him and how he’s shouldered all the guilt he’s shouldered made him revealing it to Fable heartbreaking.
Overall, I liked these two together. They’re messed up. They’re terrible at communicating. They’re going to have to fight for one another if they hope to last. Which, might I add, makes me want to read the next book in the series something fierce. Well played, Monica Murphy. Well played.