Title: Four Years Later
Author: Monica Murphy
Release Date: Feb 4, 2014
New Adult bestselling author Monica Murphy winds up her sensational series with this sexy story of two college kids with nothing in common but a bunch of baggage and a burning attraction. 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?
Like the previous books in Monica’s One Week Girlfriend series, Four Years Later kept me up reading long after my bedtime, I was up reading until 2:30 am on a work night. I liked getting to see Owen all grown up and trying to find his own way in life, and I really liked getting to see him fall in love for the first time; I felt like it was my own little brother falling in love. Chelsea was his total opposite, but they worked together. They brought out the best qualities in the other, Chelsea made Owen want to make positive changes in his life. Monica’s got a knack of giving us broken characters we can’t help but fall in love with. I loved Chelsea, she was sweet, innocent, smart and all she wanted was to know what it felt like to be loved and cherished. Unbeknownst to the both of them, they had more in common than they thought. I loved seeing the both of them break through the others exteriors. My only issue with this story was Owen and his stress reliever, it became bit repetitive with seeing how Owen dealt with the stress in his life, (it wasn’t sex) I understood why he was doing it but I still got angry at him when he was still dabbling in his recreational activities once he was with happy with Chelsea. I wanted to strangle him! I would have liked to see him get his act together a little sooner in the story giving himself and Chels more time to be happy. When they were happy I was happy. Overall I did enjoy the final installment in this series *sniffles, cries* I loved seeing my Drew+Fable and catching up with them for a bit. Most of all, I loved knowing that these broken characters I met last year and fell so hard in love with all got the happy endings they so deserved.
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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.