Friday, April 17, 2015

Book #Review: Three Broken Promises ( One Week Girlfriend Quartet) by Monica Murphy

Book Title:  Three Broken Promises (One Week Girlfriend)
Author:  Monica Murphy |WebsiteTwitterFacebook|
Publisher: Bantam
Genre: New Adult Romance
Series/Standalone: Book 3
Format: ebook
Cost: $4.50
Pages: 304
How I got it: Purchased on Kindle
Purchase: Amazon Barnes & Noble | BAM
Publication Date: Dec 31, 2013
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Breakout New Adult sensation Monica Murphy returns with a hot new contemporary romance—a heartfelt story of second chances, forgiveness, and redemption. Commitment. That’s what I really want from Colin. Ever since my brother, Danny, died in Iraq, Colin’s done so much to help me, including giving me a job at his popular restaurant so I can leave my crappy waitressing job at the strip joint. But lying in bed with him every night to comfort him from his horrible nightmares isn’t enough anymore. I know he feels guilty about Danny’s death, about not going to Iraq, but I can’t keep living this double life. I love him desperately, but he’s got so many demons, and if he can’t open up to me now, then he’ll never be the real partner I need him to be. I gave him a month, and now I’m out of here. If he truly loves me like he says, he knows where to find me.
I read this one because it was from Monica and I absolutely loved One Week Girlfriend and Second Chance Boyfriend, this is the third book in the series and I couldn't have been more disappointed.   I was so bored reading this book, so many of Jenny's problems were self created, and really I couldn't care any less than I did because the privilege that wafted off the pages made me want to tell her to shut the heck up.

The girl we were introduced to in Second Chance Boyfriend is so missing from this one, most times this happens in the second book in the series, nope, (thank Goddess ) it happened in this one and really I just wanted to push Jenny off a short pier at low tide most of the time I was reading because she was so dumb. I rolled my eyes so much reading this book and told her off so often I wondered why I was even finishing it.  Jenny's older brother, Colin's best friend passes away and as his parents mourn the loss of their child, Jenny runs away because they weren't paying enough attention to her (really) at first I could totally understand her anger at them not paying attention to her, and then I realized she ran away less than a year after his death, (REALLY a year?? Chile you stupid, you telling me that you're mad they have been mourning for a year??).

Slowly we get to see how Jenny ended up working for and living with her brother's best friend. Because Jenny leads with her feelings and doesn't think she ends up at a sketchy job and then she moves in with sketchy people and because she has no backbone, they walk all over her and steal from her (at no point in time does she think, oh let me call the cops, let me stand up for myself no this dummy just lets life happen). I got frustrated when she kept saying "oh wow is me, I had it rough because I did this" chile sit down, some of the people who ended up there had it rougher than you, you ended up there because you're an idiot.  At first I was willing to be like ok, shyt happens sometimes life doesn't go the way you plan, ok she's in an unfamiliar town and place and she's scared so she just rolls with it, then she ends up in ANOTHER problem and then you begin to realize no these things aren't happening to her, she just goes looking for them. and I was so done.

Once again she's about to run away from a good job with the potential to move up, not because her boss is an idiot or a lech no, because her feelings are hurt ONCE AGAIN!!!!! Arrrrgggghh, everybody keeps asking her questions and each time she can't come up with an answer and before she stop and think Ok OMG I didn't think of that she just brushes it off. Like ok how are you planning to live in this new city?? Did you go apartment hunting yet?? Do you have a car?? A new job lined up?? No then what the eff are you going to do??  Slowly but surely this dummy just kept digging a deeper hole and even now just thinking about it I wanted to punch her in the face.

There were so many instances that Jenny did stupid shyt, and I wanted to be like ok she's going to learn from her lesson, but no, she just kept doing them and after the wonderful character arcs of the first two books I was so not here for it.  I didn't care anymore, I didn't care than once again she ended up in another home with another idiot and I couldn't give anymore damns by the end of the book.  She just brushed it off and kept moving and I wanted to just slap her. Like no bitch no. After a while I just had to accept that she's an idiot and therefore must be pitied.  Who sends money for an apartment they have never seen?? Why didn't she call the cops, after the roommate's douche boyfriend tried it?? There was no way I was being thrown out of my new apartment, I own half this shyt and I'm not leaving. As for the roommate?? That biotch is also dumb, who buys that piece of shyt story?? Her boyfriend is a sex addict yeah ok, I also have this bridge I'd like to sell, do you want it??  This scene wasn't necessary and really didn't enhance the story at all and I feel like it was a bit of a slap in the face because there were no repercussions not for the boyfriend and not for Jenny, Because you know stupid doesn't have nightmares, she just moves on.  UGh  It totally trivializes this kind of incident and I really didn't like it being there at all.

The male character?? Yeah we're going to go ahead and call him another idiot and just say the two of them together will spare the world from their stupidity.  He has survivor's guilt and he wasn't even in the military. I'll let that one sit with you.  I.just. can't, you know after a while I couldn't deal with either of them.  The only good parts where when they shut up and let their bodies do the talking because really anytime they stopped to think or even talk I wanted to kick them.  The only bright parts where when Drew and Fable popped up on the pages, because Drew was incredibly hilarious when he was needed, and I loved how Fable read her for filth (for those who don't understand, it means told her about herself and asked her about how stupid she was being).

I'm definitely not a fan, mind you I'm writing this in April of 2015, and I finished the book of June of last year and I still hate this story.  I went back and re-read most of it to make sure I still felt the same way, looking at it with fresh eyes, and yes I still hate it.  99.9% of Jenny's issues were of her own making and she refused to learn from her mistakes and I can't cosign.
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