by Monica Murphy
I was so happy this novel was already published when I finished its prequel, One Week Girlfriend, because of the cliffhanger at the end. Monica did not disappoint!
This book was just as engrossing as the first. I think what I liked the most about it is that the author is telling a story and she is a great story teller. In both books, I was pleasantly surprised by how steamy and adult feeling the romance was between Drew Callahan and Fable Maguire. Boy, do these two have chemistry!
In this book, Drew's secret becomes too much for him and he starts to self destruct. One of the ways he does this is by leaving Fable behind because he doesn't think he deserves her. His football career is in the tank, he failed some classes, and now he is even more of a recluse than before. The one positive in his life is that he has decided he needs help, and has started therapy with what appears to be a great therapist.
Fable tried to reach out to Drew several times, and he ignored her calls and texts. She is devastated and angry. After several months she decides it is time to move on, and to try to start living her life again. Around this time a handsome stranger comes into her bar and propositions her; not the way you think! He has a new upscale restaurant and thinks she would be perfect for the job. She hesitantly takes the job and gets way more than she bargained for! It seems this path may lead in a certain direction, but it is not what we think! You will have to read it to see what happens!
During a 21st birthday party for a local football player hosted at the new restaurant, Fable is assigned to work the party. She worries that Drew will be there, and her fear is confirmed when she sees him there. One of the players is giving her a hard time and Drew steps in to defend her. Afterward, things get heated between them and Drew begs her for another chance.
They decide to make a go of it and all kinds of crazy events happen during their reconnection. Fable's mom goes off the deep end, Drew's dad wants to divorce his step-mom, Drew's therapist thinks he should tell his dad his secret, and there is trouble at Fable's work. It has a great ending with some turns I didn't expect. A sweet, but truly messy, love! I really liked this book, and she has one more coming!
Reviewed by Kelli