Happy Release Day: Drew + Fable Forever by Monica Murphy – my review & excerpt!!!

Posted January 14, 2014 by Holly in Releases / 0 Comments

Today’s release of Drew+Fable Forever has me just a mix of emotions! I’m excited it’s here and that everyone will get to read this beautiful story Monica has created for us, and at the same time I’m sad that this is the final book for two of my all time favorite characters.
The novella is part of Monica Murphy’s One Week Girlfriend Series and only .99 for a limited time!!!
I’ll never think of marshmallows again without thinking of Drew & Fable <3


Monica Murphy returns with her most beloved characters, Drew and Fable, in this eBook original short story 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 accepting responsibility for my messed-up kid brother. Now, yet 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. Except 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 life as newlyweds . . . dealing with the distance, missing him constantly. 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. . . .


“We should check out Ocean Avenue tomorrow,” Drew whispers close to my ear, amusement tingeing his deep voice.
“What? Are you serious?” Even though I’ve come to terms with being here, it doesn’t mean I want to linger and make it a serious vacation. Besides, Drew needs to get back home so he can resume practice.
“Well yeah, remember the spot where we kissed?” His eyes are warm as they search my face, filled with so much love I feel my heart swell.
“Yes,” I whisper achingly. “Of course I remember.”
“I want to go back there.” He tucks a strand of hair behind my ear, his index finger lingering on my skin. “I want to kiss you again in that little alley and remember how wet we were from the rain. How nervous I was. I was scared you might reject me.”
I’d felt the same way. We’d dealt with much of the same feelings and fears and hadn’t even known it.
“I want to take you to that store where you got the dress that just about killed me and buy you whatever you want,” he continues, his fingers drifting across my jaw. My eyes flutter closed as memories rush back at me. “I want to sit outside the dressing room and have you come out to show me every single thing you’re trying on.”
That he remembers all the little details sends a thrill of pleasure spiraling to the very depths of my soul.
“And then I want to wander off for a bit and let you do whatever you want, secretly hoping that you’ll send me a text that says marshmallow. Though if you don’t that’s okay because I’ll send you one instead.” He offers up a crooked smile and the sight of it cracks my heart wide open, overflowing with so much pure love for him I want to cry. “Because we made a deal. Whenever we see or hear that word, the other comes running. I’ll always be the one to rescue you, Fable. You never have to worry about that.”
I was in tears before I even opened the book, just knowing Drew+Fable’s journey was coming to a close made me an emotional wreck. I yelled out “Marshmallow” and sadly, no one came to my rescue. Drew+Fable truly is a book for the fans of this series. Monica listened 100% to all of the hopes and dreams we had for these two and made them a reality for us. She’s written us a BEAUTIFUL conclusion, taking us along their journey into married life and throwing in a few surprises along the way. I couldn’t have asked for a better ending to their story. I’m hoping we catch glimpses of them in Owen’s story, Four Years Later
*sigh* I still can’t believe it’s over. I’ll leave you with one of my favorite quotes that just made me lose it:

“This woman is just fucking it for me. She’s no longer a girl anymore. The jaded, angry and defiant girl who was so determined to fight the world is gone, though shades of her still shine through.

I loved that girl. Fiercely. And I love the woman she is now, just as fiercely. She’s my fiancee, my future wife, the future mother of my children. Fable is the woman who will always stand by my side.

Forever.”

Annnnnd here come the tears again…




New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Monica Murphy is a native Californian who lives in the foothills below Yosemite. A wife and mother of three, she writes New Adult and contemporary romance for Bantam and Avon. She is the author of One Week Girlfriend and Second Chance Boyfriend.

Holly

About Holly

I'm a born and raised Jersey girl (not as seen on TV) who loves escaping in books. I Google everything and I hate rain. I have a deep love for Starbucks, shopping, and HEAs. Stay as long as you'd like. Stalking is highly encouraged :-)

Tags: