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One Week Girlfriend

(One Week Girlfriend #1)

3.93  ·  Rating details ·  51,621 ratings  ·  3,327 reviews
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
Paperback, 290 pages
Published January 10th 2013 by Monica Murphy
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Akanksha❤ Søren♰
Oh hell to the fucking NO!!! NO NO NO NO NO!!
*pissed like a bitch*
Get me the fucking second book like fucking NOW!!
I swear some of these authors and publishing houses are SADISTS!!

LOVED this book! :P Totally figured shit out in the middle because I'm a fucking genius! Hahahahahah!!

The cover just made me SWOON
Both of 'em look seriously hot and totally blown!!

Won't be writing a review about this book, because there are spoilers and secrets and its just fun unravelling stuff!
But the book is ama
Alexis *Reality Bites*
Jan 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: New Adult Romance Lovers!
Recommended to Alexis *Reality Bites* by: Becky N and Amy J
4.5 STARS out of 5
Genre: New Adult Romance

UNPUTDOWNABLE. If I did not have a 2yr old I would have read this in one sitting.
First can I just say that I cannot believe I have to WAIT for a book2.

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Seriously Ms. Murphy I need that book NOW!

HOLY HELL did this book do a number on me. I felt just about every emotion possible.
Plus many many more.

If you have not read this book. READ IT! Monica Murphy is An Author To Look Out F
Patty ~ Wrapped Up In Reading Book Blog
*****FOUR STARS*****

He might be more trouble than he's worth but I don't think so. This man came into my life for some reason. Just as I came into his. Maybe we're supposed to help each other cope. Or give each other hope.

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Drew Callahan and Fable Maguire come from two different worlds and yet they seem to have so much in common. Drew is the popular college football player and Fable is a waitress at the local bar in town that all the college kids hang out as. She's got quite the reputation aro

"We'll settle back into our usual roles. where you hate me and I hate you. It'll be a lie. I might've hated you before all this, but now... I think I'm falling in love with you."

Drew --

Fable --

Drew Callahan is going home for Thanksgiving and he needs a fake girlfriend for a week to bring to his parents' house. That way, he can show them that he is in fact capable of keeping a girl for a longer amount of time, and he hopes this way his father and stepm
Oct 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 MARSHMALLOW (but not the soft and squishy marshmallows….no, these are the fucked-up marshmallows!!!) STARS!!!!!

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I did not expect to enjoy this book so much! The blurb sounded predictable and cliché (guy asks girl to be his pretend girlfriend…boring, right?...WRONG!). I found myself smiling and swooning and gasping and cursing….a lot!!!

My Drew:


My Fable:

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Drew is a gorgeous all-star in college. Fable is the small-town slut. Drew convinces Fable to be his pretend girlfriend for a week over th
Amy J RAREtte4Life
Jan 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: ANGSTY LOVERS
Recommended to Amy J RAREtte4Life by: Becky N
Shelves: angsty
Every now and then I pick a book listed in the news feed on the home page and immediately read it. A blogger had just reviewed this book and I thought , hmmm I love the cover and she said it had angst...SOLD!


I love it, and to know what I am referring to you must read the book.

The premise of the story doesn't seem to be too unique upon first glance, but its exactly what the title implies and yet is soooo much more and better. I did not expect to find such emotion and even some angs
Jennifer Kyle
Jan 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
4 1/2 Marshmallow Stars!!

Drew is a quiet, hot, rich, college quarterback who offers townie/barmaid Fable, (yes, that’s her name love it right!) three thousand dollars to spend Thanksgiving week with him and his dysfunctional parents, posing as his girlfriend.

What would a handsome guy like Drew need a pretend girlfriend for?

It’s pretty obvious that Drew has some really dark secrets. I would say that the majority of readers will be able to figure his secrets out but that’s not the allure of the
~ Becs ~

This was like taking a step into the unknown for me. I don’t read a huge amount of New Adult romances, I’m mostly an erotica gal, but something about the synopsis of this one really appealed to me and I decided to give it a go and I’m so glad I did. It’s a highly accomplished debut novel and I devoured it in one sitting. It’s intriguing, fascinating, sad and very compelling and has a real Pretty Woman vibe going on.

Drew is our hero – all American college football star, born with a whole silver d
Jan 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
This is a story of Drew...

A boy who needs a girlfriend for a week... When he goes to his parents for thanksgiving... Drew doesnt do relationships, he needs some to help him with his lie...

And he goes to find... Fable..

Drew tries to forget the past, secrets that eat him... He never lets anyone in his life to get close to him.

But Fable is different and Drew knows it. He tries to not have those story feelings for her in fears he will run away.
Fable wants drew to open up to her... They falling for
Jan 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
This man came into my life for some reason. Just as I came into his. Maybe we’re supposed to help each other cope. Or give each other hope.

Drew Callahan is a college football star. He appears to have the perfect life. He’s a good looking guy, a good student, a great football player. He seems to have it all together, but it is all a facade.
From the outside, my family looks perfect. Well, as perfect as a family can be with one dead mother, and one dead sister. A fucked up stepmother and a col
Mar 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites

Meet Drew, football player, hottie, has money so what more could he want? Well right now he needs....

A girlfriend for 1 week. Take her home for fall break to

Run interference between him and his dad and stepmom! And he is willing to pay for it!

So it wasn't an offer Fable, a struggling waitress trying to make ends meet while taking care of

Her brother and alcoholic mom could refuse. She didn't ask questions. Get her $3K, play nice for a week and be done!

Maybe he had secrets, maybe he was gay, ma
Tessa Teevan
Jan 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone!
I'll do a full text review later, but for now you get my gif crazed self.

My Drew:




My Fable:

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Oh Hey Adele




Drew & Fable:

In the beginning, Drew & Fable both find themselves feeling this way... It kills me.



Eventually Fable gets to this point:


But Drew's has too much pain from his past...


And Fable understands...thinking he, like everyone else, doesn't want her.


But it's not Fable. It's the past. The pain. The heartache that's keeping them apart. Yet Fable beli
• Lisa •
Jan 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
"The course of true love never did run smooth" - William Shakespeare.

I can't quite comprehend how the author managed to fit so much into this short emotional read. Full of secrets and heartache this is so much more than just a story of love, more like a journey of two lost hearts.

From the start I knew that I would love Fable the relationship with her younger brother and the life she finds herself in shows a strength and courage, she is so likeable and genuine everything in me wanted her to have
Jul 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
One Week Girlfriend knocked me off my feet! I totally fell in love with this emotional and heart-wrenching story!

Drew pays Fable to be his fake girlfriend for the week of Thanksgiving, a week he must spend at home. He needs Fable for protection but as a reader you don’t know why. Fable agrees because she can barely make ends meet working as a barmaid. She needs the money. She has a poor excuse of a mother, and a teenage brother to take care of. She knows Drew made this proposition because she h
Lady Gabriella of Awesomeness (SLOW)

ONE WEEK GIRLFRIED is a beautiful story that revolves around drew and fable ...

two lost souls broken in their own way..afraid to trust, and be loved.

the story starts out predictably,with the young rich troubled hero hiring the poorly deprived ,overtime working heroine to play the role of the one week girlfriend with all deals and feeling drawn up to the golden rule thou shall not fall in love. when its EXACTLY what they end up finding themse
♥ Sarah
Jan 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction

I couldn't help rounding this debut novel up to four stars, simply because of the steam factor and the over-the-top angst and drama. So, here's what I pictured:

Drew --

He's considered the rich, golden boy, but he has skeletons in his closet, and demons that haunt him. He needs Fable more than he thinks.

& Fable --

She's the "town slut" - but not really. She feels empty and lost and tired all the time, but she's strong & beautiful. Maybe Fable & Drew will fill eac
Pavlina Read more sleep less blog

Wow what was this????Amazing this book blew my mind!!!!
This book start with Drew who want to hire Fable to pretend to be his girlfriend to get his parents off his back..At first Fable is not interested in entertaining Drew's offer. Well at least not until he names the amount he is willing to pay her!!There is no way she can turn this down when she is struggling to make ends meet as it is. But Fable is no fool. She knows early on there is more going on than Drew is willing to disclose. And she
Amy | Foxy Blogs
Mar 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
4.75 stars

Most people know this about me but I don't read the book blurbs or reviews before I read a book. I just look at how many stars my friends are giving the book. So, I was not prepared for this to have a dark underlining feel to it. Such a taboo topic (view spoiler)

Drew [verb]: bring toward oneself, by inherent force or influence; attract.
Fable [noun]: a story not founded
Beatrice Masaluñga
Apr 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: new-adult
I buddy read this book with Elena :]

I should have read this ages ago. The writing style is really good and easy to read, and the romance is as fluffy as marshmallows. Marshmallow cuteness! If you're looking for a go - to NA book, give this one a try.

Drew Callahan, a rich, attractive football player hired Fable Maguire to be his one week girlfriend for Thanksgiving. Fable is the breadwinner of her family and takes the opportunity since her mom can't do a better job and she wants to provide a goo
Jul 27, 2020 rated it it was ok
I do not like this book.

It is good that the author brings out the issue of child molestation to surface. However she did not give enough respect on executing it. With such sensitive topic, it needs to be address more sensitive.

At the end, it was Drew who have to come to Fable to rescue her. Why is that? It is Drew who needs to be saving. I also do not like how the ending of it. It left everything hanging. And what about Adele?? She got away just like that??

I think with such sensitive topic, t
Ella Fox
Jan 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Oh. My. Lord. How can I possibly explain to you how much I loved this book???? I NEED more Fable and Drew ASAP. marshmallow!!!!!!!!

I can't recommend this book enough. Excellent and beautiful and sad and heartbreaking and loving. It's a million things.
It's just me Shelly B
Apr 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
LOVED it!!!!!

Drew and Fable are perfect together!!!
Oct 07, 2014 rated it did not like it
Oh, my... Am I really going to be the unpopular opinion? I can't believe the amount of five stars this is getting. Is there something wrong with my copy of the book or something? Because I found it infuriatingly ridiculous. It was like reading a bad-written soap opera. Despite all the forced drama that gathered in piles and piles I laughed trough this thing.

And I just kept wondering if the editor of this book hit his head or something. There were so many mistakes:
"The perfection description of
Shannon Moore
Nov 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
So I finally read this book, LOL! Took me long enough. I think it was yesterday? Not sure, I'm on vacation and the days/books are starting to blend together.

So I'll be honest upfront, I'm not the biggest fan of Monica, her books seem to be more of a hit or miss type deal for me. This was sort of in the middle. In the beginning, I struggled with the writing, found it choppy and kind of disjointed. We were given some mystery surrounding the characters which was nice but nothing to actually connec
Jessica Viteri
Well then.........Holy shit that was unexpected........4.5 stars.......

I went in pretty blindsided and not knowing much about the book (I skipped reading the reviews this time). As I started reading more amd more, I figured out Drew's demons almost right off the bat. But it still made my heart race knowing/not knowing what would happen next. However, I was NOT prepared for that cliffhanger and how Fable was left. Poor girl.

I liked her. I mean I REALLY liked Fable. Most of the times the female le
Feb 12, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
One of those where we will have to wait for the next one to see what happens next and if they get their HEA. Good enough read though.
Annie Brewer
Fan-fucking-tastic!!!!!! Wow! This book was amazing! I was sucked into Drew and Fable's story from the beginning. Shit, so many secrets and twists my mind was reeling! But damn if I didn't feel heartbroken and happiness all at once. That last part had me crying, from sadness and possibly tears of hope. I can NOT wait for the continuation!!

Full review to come!

This book was all over GR and I was getting curious about it. So what did I do? One Click on Amazon, I did. I'd read some reviews and was
Lana ❇✾DG Romance❇✾
Thank god I waited to read the first book until the second one came out. Otherwise I'd be

From the outside, it looks like Drew Callahan has it all; looks, a successful college football career, money. But inside he is harboring a secret so deep and dark, that it rules his entire being turning him into a robot, a shell, unfeeling.

In a desperate attempt to deal with the nightmares that plague him with an upcoming trip to his childhood home for Thanksgiving, he approaches Fable, a girl he doesn't
Michelle [Helen Geek]
Jan 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Anyone wanting a good meaty story.
01/31/2013 --

Overall Rating = 4 Stars
Book Cover / Book Blurb = 3 / 2 = 2.5 Stars
Writer’s Voice = 4 Stars
Character Development = 4 Stars
Story Appreciation = 4 Stars
Worth the Chili = 5 Stars [$3 Amazon & B&N]

I have my GoodReads friends to thank for this one. Not even on my radar until I saw a conversation about it. Intrigued right away so bought it. I read it immediately [which doesn't happen often]. I'm very glad I did. It touched on some tough subject content we don't think about often (view spo
Kellie Maddox-Ward
Jan 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
Drew is a star athlete at his College
Girls want him
Guys want be him

But he has secrets…
Secrets he doesn’t want anyone to know…
He may be rich, hot and popular but no-one really notices that he doesn’t date, or have close friends.
And he doesn’t want to go home for the Thanksgiving break alone.

Fable is a townie
She works in a bar
Doesn’t go to College
Loves her brother
She is known for getting around with the college guys.

But she has secrets
Home life isn’t great,
Is poor
And she doe
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