Review: One Week Girlfriend #4, Four Years Later by Monica Murphy

21418318Blurb from Goodreads

“Over. “That about sums up everything in my life. Suspended from my college football team and forced to cut back my hours at The District bar because of my crappy grades, I can’t keep turning to my sister, Fable, and her pro-football playing husband, Drew, to bail me out. I just can’t seem to find my own way. Weed and sex are irresistible temptations–and it’s messed up that I secretly hand over money to our junkie mom. A tutor is the last thing I want right now–until I get a look at her.
Chelsea is not my type at all. She’s smart and totally shy. I’m pretty sure she’s even a virgin. But when she gives me the once over with those piercing blue eyes, I’m “really” over. But in a different way. I won’t deny her ass is killer, but it’s her brain and the way she seems to crave love–like no one’s ever given her any–that make me want her more than any girl I’ve ever met. But what would someone as seemingly together as her ever see in a screwed up guy like me?

Published February 28th 2014 by Bantam (first published February 25th 2014)
edition language: English
series: One Week Girlfriend
genre: Contemporary, Romance, New Adult
My Thoughts
When I knew Ms Murphy is going to write Owen’s story, I was beyond excited. He’s a minor character in Fable and Drew’s story but I just loved him as much as I loved Fable and Drew and wanted his own story. So you can imagine how happy I was to get my hand on his book and had a very high expectation.

This might sounds weird but I liked that his life isn’t perfect. As Fable’s brother, I thought his life will be much easier as her life with Drew is much better. But far from it, not even when Fable and Drew’s life is so perfect there’s nothing to compare their perfectness. Owen has his own life, a life that different from his sister and brother-in-law. I think it’s what exciting me more. He’s different from Owen I knew before. I have to admit that I was surprised with it. It was like I didn’t recognize him but at the same time it made the story more interesting, with his drama and all.

However, I didn’t quite enjoy the insta-love in this book. Owen and Chelsea are surely attracted from the very first minute they met. And only in one week, they practically fall head over heels with each other, though they haven’t realized it at the time. I just couldn’t buy it. Not when he that keeps saying he doesn’t do relationship and she who keeps telling me that she doesn’t trust people easy. I liked her as his love interest, though. She’s so different from him I think she’s a perfect balance for him.

As much as I loved Owen, I don’t think this book is as good as Fable and Drew’s book. It also couldn’t live my expectation. It doesn’t mean that it wasn’t good though. In a way, I didn’t feel the feeling I thought I would feel like when I read One Week Girlfriend and Second Chance Boyfriend. But I think I’ll keep reading any books about those characters in the future if Ms Murphy decides she still has something to tell. Maybe Wade’s story? I’m quite curious of him now 😀

Result: 3 out of 5 stars

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