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Four Years Later

(One Week Girlfriend #4)

4.05  ·  Rating details ·  7,984 ratings  ·  580 reviews
Owen's story

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 mes
Paperback, 301 pages
Published March 4th 2014 by Bantam (first published February 25th 2014)
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Monica Murphy
Nov 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Yep, gave my own book five stars again but you know why? You wanna know why? Cos first...

This is OWEN'S book and it's the least that he deserves.

Second, I love Chelsea. She's the perfect fit for Owen.

Third, Drew + Fable are in it and so much happens still for these two! If you are fans of D+F, you. Will. Love. It.

Fourth, there are quotes at the beginning of each chapter, including two by Tyler Knott Gregson. If you don't know who he is, go look him up because his work is amazing.

Fifth, the endin
Jun 24, 2020 rated it liked it
I recently read The Failing Hours by Sarah Ney. I enjoyed it very much. With that vibe, I dove in into Four Years Later knowing the story is similar.

What I found lacking in Four Years Later is that the characters development. At the beginning Owen was suppose to be this man whore who is selfish and carefeee. Only at beginning. Then without any pre amble, his character suddenly flips into needy, immature, annoying jock.

Chelsea character remains the same. Damsel in distress. The chemistry betwee
Aug 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
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I love the One Week Girlfriend series with Drew and Fable as the main characters, but my heart went out to Owen, Fable’s younger brother who was so young when their mother abandoned them. He was sweet and oh-so-protective to Fable. With Four Years Later we get Owen and Chelsea’s story which was emotional, and gratifying.

Owen and Chelsea are thrown together when she’s assigned to tutor him. Owen has let his grades slide and he’s in danger of being kicked off the football team if he doesn’t catch
Beatrice Masaluñga
Mar 31, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: new-adult
Four Years Later.. we see Owen's story.

If you remember Owen Maguire, he is Fable's little brother. Now that he's grown up and attending college.. Drew Callahan is his inspiration to become a football player but someone is distracting him. His mother is back in town and keeps on nagging him for money and drugs. He can't refuse her and Fable doesn't know about it. Now that he's failing classes, he was advised to be tutored to make up for his grades.

Chelsea Simmons is an intelligent junior student
MELISSA *Mel Reader*
Aug 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
4 Have fun. Get naked. Live a little. Stars!
(BR with Tiffany)

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Four years after being abandoned by his mother, Owen Maguire's mom turns up again. He has always wanted her approval and her love, and lets her back into his life. She is a bad influence on him and just a user always begging for money and weed. Owen keeps it a secret from his sister Fable that he's speaking to their mother again. This causes him a lot of guilt and stress, and as a result he smokes weed to let off some steam, an
Aug 28, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: reviewed, 2014

Title: Four Years Later
Series: Drew and Fable #4
Author: Monica Murphy
Release Date: March, 2014
Rating: 3 stars
Cliffhanger:. No
HEA: (view spoiler)

I've been looking forward to reading the last part of Drew and Fable’s story. After finishing, I found it good but not very original college romance. I liked it, but didn’t love it as much as previous books in this series, which really disappointed me. I counted on something more. I wanted the same fireworks that seemed to shoot
Claire Robinson
4 - I am Emotionally Worn Out Stars.

I have had a HUGE soft spot for Owen Maguire, since we were first introduced to him as a young teen in One Week Girlfriend and Second Chance Boyfriend. This is a boy who has been bought up in the worst of circumstances, and despite it all shines like the star that he is, I loved his quick wit, and his brotherly over-protectiveness for Fable throughout all of their troubles.

We are now at a point in the Drew & Fable saga where Owen is old enough to get his own b
Fern (whirlwindbooks)
Aug 17, 2013 marked it as to-read
No words can express how excited I am for this!
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Geri Reads
3.5 stars!

I liked this one but I didn't love it.

I've been really looking forward to this book. This is Owen's story-Fable's little brother and juvenile delinquent. He was always getting into trouble and causing Fable stress and worry. I was really excited to see what Ms. Murphy had in store for this bad boy with a good heart. I had a soft spot for him ever since he punched Drew defending his sister's honor. Despite his flaws, Owen truly wants to do better. To be better. But the remnants of his childhood haunt him and hold him down. He grew up
Dec 03, 2013 rated it it was ok
I actually feel really bad having to write this review, because every book I've read by Monica Murphy has been a happy moment for me. But this... well...

Okay, let me start again. I loved One Week Girlfriend, Second Chance Boyfriend, and Three Broken Promises. But this book just came into my life at the wrong time. I was frustrated with the book the entire time. This book is about Fable's younger brother Owen. I'll admit, I had extremely high hopes for Owen. I loved him as a fourteen year old, an
Dec 14, 2015 added it
Shelves: safe
3.5-3.75 stars


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Lauren Blakely
Oct 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
If you loved Drew and Fable, just wait for Owen and Chelsea! Owen is flawed, and naughty, and makes mistakes, and you can't help but love him and root for him. That's my favorite part of this whole story - how Owen is so imperfect, but so innately good and sexy and caring...and the connection between Owen and Chelsea is intense. They are opposites, but so right for each other. I know this sounds cheesy, but they are like that movie line: "you complete me." Owen and Chelsea complete each other. B ...more
*ARC Given to Blog for Honest Review*

4 “uptight virgin” “rose” “Chels” Kisses

Wow…I’m honestly sad that I’m typing this review. And not because I didn’t like the book, in fact…the exact opposite…but just because I’m seriously so depressed that this series is over. These characters have been in my life for almost a year now and…I can’t believe it’s over. Four Years Later is the final book in the One Week Girlfriend Quartet...and this is a series that must be read in if you haven't rea
ONE OF THE TOP 10 WORST BOOKS I'VE EVER READ.... This 19-year old female protagonist has the emotional maturity of a 12-year old. Yes, I get that she is EXTREMELY inexperienced; I don't need this point reiterated every 3-5 pages. I've never read a book where the word "virgin" has been used so often.... I absolutely HATE this novel!!! Everything that made "One Week Girlfriend" (Book 1) so great-- a kick-ass heroine in Fable, clever banter & an engaging storyline-- are all absent in this book. The ...more
Jul 15, 2013 marked it as to-read
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I cannot forget how he punched Drew in the face! That was hilarious! I can't wait for this book. :)

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How about another Drew + Fable Ms.Monica Murphy? Pleeeeease? Pretty please?
Heeheehee :)
Anne OK
Jun 21, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2014-reads
3.5 Needed a little more twinkle in the stars

I'm so glad that Owen got his own book -- and I loved Chelsea, the girl who won his heart. It was fun to catch a glimpse of Drew and Fable and their baby girl, Autumn.

For the most part this book was everything I wanted it to be. Owen's struggles from the sad and lonely childhood filled with the hurt and abuse brought about by his mother has followed him into his adulthood. He's bad and wild young man about to lose everything he's worked so hard to ha
Alexis *Reality Bites*
Aug 28, 2013 marked it as to-read
Shelves: coming-in-2014
8-28-13 Cover reveal for Four Years Later, Owen's story!!!

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WARNING a lot of ......

..... happening now!!! don't say I didn't warn you ;)

Let me begin by showing this:

Congratulations Monica Murphy for making me feel stupid into not buying the first 3 books before reading this one!!! Just wanted to let you know!!!

I loved everything in this book!!!!! Like literally everything!!! The only reason why I rated this book a 4, was because I had a problem with all of the cursing and stuff but that's just me, so please don't judge c: and because I wanted more!!!
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~ 4.5 Stars ~

Review: Jo Rushton ARC provided for Honest Review

"Four Years Later" is the fourth book in the "One Week Girlfriend Series" and Monica Murphy didn't disappoint. I loved each and every book in this sweet, romantic series and this one was definitely no exception.

In the previous books, we saw Drew and Fable and Jenn and Colin all find their happy ever afters and in "Four Years Later" it was Owen's turn.

In this book Owen was no longer the sweet little kid I'd grown to know and love. H
All Romance
Mar 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
This is the 4th book in the One Week Girlfriend Quartet by Monica Murphey. If you haven't read the other books in this series, stop reading, because their might be spoilers. There won't be any spoilers for this book, but peeps that were introduced in ONE WEEK GIRLFRIEND appear in this book, so just know you have been warned.

Oh. Man. Thank God MMurph graced us with Owen's book. This wrapped up the series so nicely and ended on a perfect happy note. I was like:

OK, I lie. I never wan
I loved Owen and Chelsea's story so much! A great ending to a great series!



It's Owen's story you guys! I have to admit, I always had a crush on him. When he punched Drew in the face, I was gone. At least now it's "4 Years Later" so I can feel less dirty about crushing on a younger man hahaha!

And I'm loving this blurb!

Over. That about sums up everything in my life. Suspended from my college football team and forced to cut back my hours at The Distri
Kendall Ryan
Feb 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely LOVE Monica's style of writing. She is hands-down the queen of New Adult. *bows down to you*

Four Years Later is beautifully written and full of delicious tension. One word, gals: Owen. Dibbs!

Lydia H
Jun 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Monica Murphy did it again! Just when I thought this series could not get any better, she proved me wrong. I freaking LOVE Owen. I did so ever since I met him in One Week Girlfriend, but now?? Goodness gracious! He stole a piece of my heart just like Drew did!
“I’m getting sick of it. Sick of my life. Sick of me. I need a change.” - Owen

Owen is lost. Plain and simple. He’s let the bad things in his life take over the good. He’s smart and talented, but he also takes the easy way out…in
Aug 31, 2013 rated it liked it
Before reading:

Let's finish with this series. I hope Owen's story will restore my good feelings about this series after the disappointment of Three Broken Promises and Drew and Fable Forever.

Initial reaction after finishing:
I really expected more but it was OK. Owen was an interesting character but I found Chelsea annoying for the most part. Fairly typical college NA story.

Full review
This is the final book in the Drew and Fable series. It tells the story of Fable's younger brother Owen, whom we
Mar 05, 2014 rated it really liked it

Owen who featured in the preceding books in this series is Fables brother. Now all grown up he's at college. But lately he's been backsliding his grades are suffering and he's been suspended from the football team. He's forced to have a tutor. This is where Chelsea comes in, she's been asked to help Owen get back on track and catch up with all the assignments he's missed. Owen and Chelsea are complete opposites, but there's an attraction between them but bo
This is my favourite book out of the "One Week Girlfriend" series. I love the chemistry between Owen and Chelsea and the anticipation.

Two people out of different social circles fall for each other. I like that Chelsea is a normal girl who gets a shot at love with a hot football player. Nobody really noticed her, but he thinks she is beautiful in her own special way. For me it's easier to relate to a person like Chelsea than to relate to hot girl meets hot boy stereotype. It made it feel more re
Jan 15, 2014 rated it liked it
2.5 'I can't bring myself to give a full 3' Stars

Chelsea was extremely unlikable, uptight, immature, boring, need I go on? Nothing much happened in this book other than some cherry popping and some annoying mum drama for Owen. Oh yeah and Owen had some issues with the wacky baccy.

This goes in the bin along with Three Broken Promises which is a shame because I adore Drew and Fable, I just didn't feel the love for the secondary characters in this series.
Meh. I had hopes this would be better since I really liked the first two books in the series. I do like this author but this slow-burn romance was full of young adults who took too long to get it together. Some common sense, people!

The audio narration by Arielle DeLisle and Nick Podehl was excellent. Very well done, especially Nick Podehl whose voice acting is stellar.
Anna Banana
Jan 15, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Since reading One Week Girlfriend, I've been dying to read Own's story. And from the first chapters, I could tell that this was going to be one helluva book.

This book takes place a few years after Three Broken Promises and Owen is now in college. To every else, it would seem like Owen has moved past his less then perfect childhood but unfortunately it's far from true. He's failing his classes, got suspended from the football team and can't seem to stop smoking weed and drinking. And to top it of
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