Thursday, April 17, 2014

VLOG #Review: One Week Girlfriend (OWG Book 1)

Book Title: One Week Girlfriend
Author: Monica Murphy |WebsiteTwitterFacebook|
Publisher: Bantam Books
Genre: New Adult Romance
Series/Standalone: Series Book 1
Format: trade paperback
Cost: $12.00
Pages: 274
How I got it: Borrowed From The Library
Purchase: B&N | Amazon |
Publication Date: Aug 27th 2013
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Temporary. That’s the word I’d use to describe my life right now. I’m temporarily working double shifts—at least until I can break free. I’m temporarily raising my little brother—since apparently our actual mother doesn’t give a crap about either of us. And I always end up as nothing but the temporary girlfriend—the flavor of the week for every guy who’s heard the rumor that I give it up so easily. At least Drew Callahan, college football legend and local golden boy, is upfront about it. He needs someone to play the part of his girlfriend for one week. In exchange for cash. As if that’s not weird enough, ever since he brought me into his world, nothing really makes sense. Everyone hates me. Everyone wants something from him. And yet the only thing Drew seems to want is . . . me. I don’t know what to believe anymore. Drew is sweet, sexy, and hiding way more secrets than I am. All I know is, I want to be there for him—permanently.
I'm going to fangirl all over this book, so be warned. Also Trigger warnings for those who need it as sexual abuse is discussed (not really portrayed however is thought about by the victim).

I gave this a five star rating because I believed it earned it. I have already purchased it for my own shelves ( or as I'm being honest placed it in my cart for when this ban is over).   It's an amazing read. As I said in the video the characters are written in a way that makes them relateable, & realistic, they struggle with lots of things and yet they manage to make each other laugh & dare each other to be more.

This is a tough subject to handle & I thought Monica did extremely well, making the flashbacks, the triggered moments, the fear, and all the emotions so real and raw and disturbing.  When you realized the full extent of the damage wrought I knew I wanted to hurt the perpetrator, and of course the vile human waste was very well portrayed.

I highly recommend this for those looking for a good romance featuring excellent character development, growth and so much potential for the characters!!
Happy Reading

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