January 14, 2014

REVIEW: Drew + Fable Forever (Drew+Fable 3.5) by Monica Murphy

We are so excited that DREW + FABLE FOREVER is now available for purchase! This novella is part of Monica Murphy's One Week Girlfriend Series and only .99 for a limited time!!!  
ABOUT DREW + FABLE FOREVER: 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. . . . 


First impression:
This was a must-read for me! Drew and Fable are one of my absolute favorite couples.

The story:
In this story, we get to see where Drew and Fable's life is going. Drew has been drafted into the NFL and with that comes new stresses in their relationship. The fame, the travel, and the unexpected interest in their personal life can be taxing at times. Plus, they are taking care of Fable's brother, Owen. That's a lot for a young couple starting their life together. Let alone, two people who started off in difficult circumstances.

So, throughout the course of the novella, we see how they deal with their new life. One thing is certain though, they love each other and Drew always puts Fable first.

The characters:
I literally could go on and on about how perfect this couple is. They are seriously one of my all-time favorite couples. Ever. I love Drew. I love Fable. I love them together. What I love the most about their relationship is the fact that they put it first. They know, without a doubt, that they are meant to be together. They work through their issues as a couple. They truly have a partnership and the kind of love that lasts.

I loved seeing their wedding. It made me cry. I loved seeing how Drew took Owen on as his family and became a good role model for Owen. Then...there is a very special part in this novella that made my heart soar even higher. Dramatic, much? Yes, but seriously, it was absolutely perfect. I think when you read it, you'll know what I'm talking about. 

Overall: 
This novella was everything I had hoped it would be. Drew and Fable are the kind of couple that just make you happy. It was bittersweet to know that this was the last story for them, but I'm comforted in knowing that we'll see them again in Owen's book.

Speaking of Owen...I am DYING for his book! I've always liked Owen. The end of February can't come soon enough!

If you haven't started this series yet, you must! It's one of my favorites and is always among my top recommendations.

Favorite Quote:
~“Are you checking me out?” she murmurs against my lips just before she pulls away.

“Wearing something like that, you knew this was going to happen.” I give her hand a tug and yank her down so she’s sprawled across me, nothing but hot, smooth skin and silk and lace fabric. “And wait until you see what I’m wearing.” 
~"Your unconditional love, baby. You never backed down. You never gave up on me. Ever. And I needed that. I was so screwed up but you never let that stop you, thank God."


EXCERPT

“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.” 


ABOUT MONICA MURPHY: 
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. 

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