One Week Girlfriend by Monica Murphy

Sunday, July 28, 2013

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Summary from Goodreads

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. 

My Review

A cliche story, but not really. Looking in the plot, I was like... "here I go again with this type of story." But I honestly love this kind of stories, maybe because of the extreme sweetness of the male character and me being a frustrated romantic. :p

What makes this different from other stories? This is not love at first sight. The girl is not sweet, actually she's known tobe a slut who smokes. The guys is freakingly gorgeous and famous but hates to hooks up with girls. As we go on to the story, I might say this is an unusual story with an unusual lead characters which you'll only realize if you're almost done reading the whole book. To start, Drew is the jock, a famous one but doesn't like hooking up with girls much. That's why she ended up asking Fable, the famous slut to pretend as her girlfriend for one week, thus the title. Right from the start, a lot of familiar scenarios are being presented, but I guess the saving grace of this book is that it downright admitted how cliche the story is. Then, the story became very confusing, with all Drew's dark mystery I can't decipher and I'm finding too much drama... The reason for all of these better be butterflying reasonable. The gradual development of the story made me impatient to know what's really going on, but I guess it's really good, because even though the story seems to be just a simple love story, it turned out to tackle a very serious matter. 

The alternating POV suits perfectly well with the story, with all the secrets Drew is hiding and Fable's unusual character, hearing both their minds really helped to develop the story deeper than the story itself. I also love the quotes at the beginning of every chapter, it helped me in guessing on what to expect in that chapter. Simple words were use that made the whole story easy to understand, not that much detail but enough for reader to envision what's going on inside the story.


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