Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Review + Giveaway: Drew + Fable Forever by Monica Murphy

Title: Drew + Fable Forever
Series: Drew + Fable #3.5
Author: Monica Murphy
Genre: New Adult/Adult, Contemporary Romance
Publish Date: January 14, 2014
Review Source: Purchased eBook

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Monica Murphy returns with her most beloved characters, Drew and Fable, in this eBook original 40,000-word novella that brings her bestselling New Adult series full circle.

Fantasy. How I ended up with NFL player Drew Callahan, the guy every woman wants, is beyond my wildest dreams. All I know is that once he chose me as his one and only, I sure wasn’t looking back. I had past wounds and he showed patience and concern—even taking responsibility for my messed-up kid brother. Now, once again, he’s found a way to blow my mind: an exotic wedding and honeymoon miles and miles away from home. What else could a girl ever ask for?

Reality. Now the honeymoon’s over. Drew’s football schedule takes him on the road constantly, while I need to stay put and look after my brother until he finishes high school—because God knows our sorry excuse for a mother won’t. I know Drew loves me with all his heart, and I’ll always be over the moon about him. This just isn’t how I imagined our life as newlyweds . . . dealing with the distance, missing him all the time. But we’ve gone through hard times before. We can get through this, too, right? We’re Drew and Fable, together forever. At least I hope so. . . .

WOW!  Just when you think she can't blow you away anymore, she goes and does just that. Where Monica Murphy ended Second Chance Boyfriend, I was left, like most readers, wanting more.  Specifically, we wanted more of Drew and Fable.  We wanted to know what happens when you reach that HEA but something feels unfinished.  There will be spoilers so if you haven't read One Week Girlfriend and Second Chance Boyfriend I'd turn this post off or at least avert your eyes but before you do, come away with this.  They were incredible reads and Drew + Fable Forever is no exception.


Okay ... so where SCB leaves off, Drew has proposed to Fable and she has said yes.  But now we have a couple left raising Fable's brother, Owen, essentially and living together after the trauma of Drew's sexually abusive Step-Mother committing suicide in the parking lot outside their apartment after threatening to kill Fable.  It's great that they've moved on but I wanted to know what happens after all of that.  How do these two incredible strong people with such dark pasts move forward and create a future that is untainted by their demons.  I personally always want the Wedding and the Honeymoon.  I want all the romanticism that makes your toes curl and causes me to hug my e-reader to my chest.  I want that happy glow that reminds me of when I was freshly engaged.  Monica delivered just that.  

The book is only a novella, it's fast paced.  Everything happens rather quickly and our time lines skip forward at a rapid pace but that's a good thing because there's no cause for filler.  This book was about the fans wanting more.  Drew and Fable are dealing with the real world issues that come with a relationship spent mostly apart these days.  Drew has been drafted as the starting Quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers and spends most of his time training and traveling with the team.  Fable feels the need to stay behind with her brother to make sure he stays on the straight and narrow toward graduation.  But what happens when you're left with more money than you'll ever know what to do with cause your husband is a big time NFL Quarterback and you have all the time in the world on your hands?!  Fable becomes the paparazzi and every news team around the countries dream girl.  Everyone wants a piece of Fable Callahan.  She handles it all beautifully and comes out the strong, smart, independent woman that she never thought she was but that Drew always saw in her.  In the end, their relationship is nothing short of magical and yet it's real and relatable (other than the fact that my husband is not and will never be the next starring QB for the 49ers lol).  They have real life drama, real world issues and they handle them as a team, the way all married couples should.  

Bravo Monica! It was so amazing to meet you in Vegas at Naughty Mafia and I can't wait to get SCB and Drew + Fable Forever signed the next time we meet!  

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