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The Senior

(College Years #4)

4.34  ·  Rating details ·  710 ratings  ·  206 reviews
Eli Bennett.

Magnetic. Outspoken. Infuriating.

Top ranked college quarterback. Sexy. Funny.

Oh, and now my ex-boyfriend.

When he makes me choose between him or a once in a lifetime opportunity, I surprise us both -- and don’t choose him. He can’t tell me what to do. Besides, he’ll get over my so-called betrayal and we’ll be back together in no time.

But when I return from my Eu
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Published October 29th 2021 by EM Publishing
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Monica Murphy
Oct 17, 2021 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Let the countdown begin for THE SENIOR! Ava, how can you forget Eli Bennett? Oh wait, you can't...💔

THE SENIOR is coming November 4th! GET READY PEOPLE!! This book made me emotional! 😭

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Eli Bennett.
Magnetic. Outspoken. Infuriating.
Top ranked college quarterback. Sexy. Funny.
Oh, and now my ex-boyfriend.
When he makes me choose between him or a once
Melanie (mells_view)
Oct 25, 2021 rated it it was amazing
”We don’t make sense when we’re apart, Ava.”

*this review MAY spoil the ending of The Junior, so if you haven’t read that yet I wouldn’t read this review!

Y’all. Monica Murphy WORE MY SOUL OUT with the emotional rollercoaster that is The Senior. This is Ava and Eli’s second/third chance (I don’t even know for sure) at love, and not only that it was also the finale to the College Years series. I honestly don’t want to spoil anything, so I’m going to keep it brief. We get Eli and Ava going through i
Oct 24, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
I’m sad this is the final book of this series, but what a way to wrap it up….with Eli and Ava.
When I found out that Monica Murphy was going to return to one of my favorite couples for The Senior, I was excited and honestly, a bit nervous. What was she going to put my Eli and Ava through?
Let's just say that she puts them, and us, through the wringer. The drama, the angst, the misunderstanding, the stubbornness, the pain, the love. All. Of. It! And it is worth it!!

Eli and Ava have been together f
Simply Love Book Reviews
I don’t even know where to begin with this book. I am absolutely blown away with these characters and especially this story. Throughout many books, Eli Bennett and Ava Callahan have captured the hearts of readers. Throwing us for a curve, this story has them broken up. Poor, sweet, damaged Eli feels that Ava puts him second in her life. When she gets an amazing opportunity, he breaks things off. The struggle between these two will have you up and down wondering if they will get back together. N ...more
Sep 27, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: proofread, favorites
I just finished proofreading this one and I am so overwhelmed with emotion! I have loved this series, these characters and this world so much that it’s hard to say goodbye yet it’s time for them all to move on from The College Years, and M Murphy wrapped up this series with a bright red bow on top!

I loved Eli Bennett and Ava in their high school years. But now - they are SO much more. They’re the same angsty, heated, hot couple but now are older, more mature, and know what they want. They’re bot
Nov 03, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of this book from the publisher/author to review for Stephanie's Book Reports.

Eli Bennett. Magnetic. Outspoken. Infuriating. Top ranked college quarterback. Sexy. Funny. Oh, and now my ex-boyfriend. When he makes me choose between him or a once in a lifetime opportunity, I surprise us both-and don't choose him. He can't tell me what to do. Besides, he'll get over my so-called betrayal and we'll be back together in no time. But when I return form my European study abroad program
Made Me Blush Books
Oct 23, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I was totally worried going into this one because Ava and Eli are my favourite couple. Yes, this story puts your heart through the wringer but in the best way and there’s lots of appearances by all the characters from this amazing college sports romance series.

Ava and Eli have been together for 4 years now and she’s returned from an extended study abroad program in Spain that Eli did not support. ie He gave her a typical Eli ultimatum that Ava didn’t give in to and left anyway. Go team Ava! She
Nov 09, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: book-bfs
This was so unexpectedly good.

I love it when there's history between a couple and that was my first green flag for this book. I also loved the characters. There was just something so real abt them.
I feel like it was a pretty good portrayal of a college relationship and even though Eli acted like such an ass, I couldn't help but love him. He often said things he didn't mean (it was pretty clear from his inner monologue), did things he hadn't meant to do and made everything abt himself but the ch
Rhonda Ziglar
Nov 02, 2021 rated it it was amazing
5 SENIOR STARS!! I absolutely loved this book....this whole series has been amazing, but this is my favorite. Eli and Ava engraved their name on my heart, with all their emotions and love. Monica Murphy is one of my favorite authors and this is why.
Lindsey  Domokur
Oct 27, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2021-reads, arc
My sweet, stubborn Eli. When will you get over yourself? The answer, I fear, is never.
A new book about Eli and Ava? Bring the drama, and the drama was brought. These two have my whole heart.
Eli has abandonment issues, he might think he doesn't but come on Eli, and when Ava gets a chance to go on a trip to Spain for the summer, he gives her an ultimatum. She can stay home and spend the summer with him, this will be the only time they have together since they go to different schools, or she can
The Romantic Rush Blog
Oct 24, 2021 rated it it was amazing
My heart is overflowing with love! Love for these characters, love this series, and love for my favorite Monica Murphy couple of all time. The Senior was everything I wanted and then some- all of the heart squishing, angsty magic that I expected yet completely unexpected in every way. What a perfect, bittersweet, heart-aching and swoony conclusion to the series that reminds us just how complicated it can be to mature - all while falling in love. I laughed, I cried, I swooned, breathlessly consum ...more
PP's Bookshelf
Oct 31, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Ava and Eli is one of my all time favourite new adult couple. Without any doubt. Monica Murphy brings the swoon, the steam and above all, all consuming angst in The Senior. It was an unbelievable ride. My heart is so full. I didn't think I would survive but at the end, I was smiling through tears. What an epic college sports romance with absolutely amazing emotional depth!
Ava and Eli had a rocking start to their relationship. And you need to read their duet Addicted To Him and Meant To Be first
“She is by far the most important thing in my life.
More important than football.
Than my family.
She is my family. My life. My light.
My everything.”

The Senior is the fourth and final book in the College Years series and follows Ava and Eli, who we previously met in The Callahan series. I found this installment perfectly concluded the series, but also Ava and Eli's story. It was wonderful to be back with the Callahans again and the characters from the other series because I've missed them a lot
Mandy’s Book Reviews
This couple is my favorite from the College Year series so I was so nervous to read this story but I’m so glad that I did it was heartbreaking and emotional full of all the angst we come to expect from Monica Murphy I laughed I cried and the steam was super hot the chemistry between Ava and Eli is palpable it’s intense it’s smoking hot and it’s quite obvious these two are endgame for each other . I’m so sad that this series is over I’ve loved every single character that is from this amazing seri ...more
Oct 24, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I mean, it's another touchdown! Monica Murphy brings us back into the College Years and our fave pair - Eli and Ava. Monica Murphy has a way of creating these worlds that pull you in and make you a part of the character's lives and you never want to leave. The Senior is intense. Buckle your seat belt and hold on for one intense emotional rollercoaster that will have your screaming at someone, wanting to slap some sense into one of them, or give them a big hug. We dive back in with Eli and Ava, b ...more
Payton Box
Oct 23, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I knew I was going to finish this book in one sitting before I even started it and I was right! I even got annoyed that my friends were texting me while I was reading haha, but I'm going to keep this short since it would be so easy to give away spoilers.

Ava and Eli broke my heart in this book and slowly put it back together. I didn't see a lot of this book coming especially the second half, and while it was tragic, it was also wonderful to see the strength of the friendships that came out of it.
Nov 01, 2021 rated it it was amazing
RATING: 5/5 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟+++++
STEAM: 3/5 🔥🔥🔥

I’m just a big ball of emotions right now. I’m overwhelmed with all that I’m feeling. Monica hit us with this beautiful and emotional epic finale to an overall amazing series. I cannot express how much I absolutely love Monica Murphy. She created this world with these amazing characters that leaves you obsessed and thinking about them days later. As soon as I started the prologue of 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘚𝘦𝘯𝘪𝘰𝘳, I was hooked. From the very first page I was so consumed by Eli a
Erin Lewis
Oct 30, 2021 rated it it was amazing
5 Star Review of The Senior (College Years #4) by Monica Murphy

I knew going in to this story that this was the last book in the series and ending it with Eli and Ava seemed only fitting. They’ve been together through thick and thin for over fours years and despite the fact that they have done the long distance relationship they have survived or have they?

The Senior was well written, full of angst, drama and miss communications. Ms Murphy will rip you apart but then put you back together again an
Nov 26, 2021 rated it liked it
2.5 Stars.

I'm not sure if I was rooting for Ava and Eli to make it or if I was hoping they would move on to a less toxic relationship with someone new. This book was high on fighting and angst and low on the romance.
Kellie Herrick
Oct 22, 2021 rated it it was amazing
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Jessica *The Lovely Books*
Oct 25, 2021 rated it really liked it
Eli Bennet is a fan favorite for sure. The way he and Ava love each other is the best part of the whole series. The back and forth in this book got on my nerves real bad. Eli was on my shit list for most of the hook too. I couldn’t stand how stubborn and dumb he was being! Ugh…men!

Ava is my favorite female character of the series. She’s bold, strong, and beautiful! That girl deserves everything and more. Love her so much! Which is why I hated on Eli so bad. Get your head out of your ass, Eli!

Peggy Hogan
Oct 23, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Gah, I can't even express how much I've loved reading about all of the Callahans, and all of their friends, all the way back to the beginning with Drew and Fable in One Week Girlfriend back in 2013! The Senior is bittersweet though, because it's the end of an Era.

Eli and Ava were everything. I felt all of their angst and emotions, right down to my soul, and cried right along with them! Each book written by Monica seems to become my new favorite, and this one is right up there! I can't recommend
Kori Dicken
Oct 24, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This book was everything we needed and more! Ava and Eli have a great story to tell everyone should read it. Monica Murphy has yet to let me down! One click this title today it is the perfect ending
wandering. bibliophile_
She is my family. My life. My light.
My everything.

I am a huge fan of Ava and Eli. This couple lives in my heart forever. Theirs is a journey I have felt in my heart and soul and when I saw that they are getting another book focusing on their struggles during college and going long term- I literally screamed in excitement. This is a book I did not know I needed in my life. I loved to witness their journey from high school, from sneaking around during their high school years to owning up to the
The Senior came into my life with a storm and captured my heart entirely! It's a wild angsty rollercoaster that took me by my feels! It's also so beautiful and heartfelt; full of passion and emotions!

Ava and Eli are absolutely perfect, I honestly can't deal!! They have something so special and their love is truly so deep. It's definitely full of ups and downs but also filled with so many beautiful moments! Their story is amazing and I adored this book so much!

I'm completely in love with Ava and
Jackie Wright
Nov 01, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This is the last book in the College Years Series and endit it with Eli and Ava seemed just perfect.
This is a couple who have weathered the storms, have been together through thick and thin and for over four years that have tried to survived a long distance relationship so now it’s their time or is it…
Ava and Eli shouldn’t work, they are both determined, stubborn characters but time and time again hey prove everybody wrong as they negotiate the twists and turns in their journey. But this time E
Becky Wise
Oct 29, 2021 rated it it was amazing
OH MY HEART!!!!! Hello book hangover but oh in such a good way. The Senior is a fantastic I want to give it more then five star read. This is everything I was hoping and more when it comes to Ava and Eli. You just may need a few tissues for this one as Ava and Eli try and navigate through their stress filled senior year. Ava is still sweet and has grown so much along with being so stubborn too. Eli has his issues but you understand them in many ways. He is also hardheaded and stubborn too. Eli a ...more
Oct 31, 2021 rated it it was amazing
When I read Addicted To Him & Meant To Be (#3 + #4 of The Callahans Series) I was ABSOLUTELY ADDICTED to the love story of Ava Callahan and Eli Bennett.
So when Monica Murphy revealed that The Senior (#4 of The College Years) is about them again I WAS SOOOOO HAPPY about it!
OMG! And I can tell you that Monica Murphy didn't disappoint me at all! Ha! As if she could ever disappoint me!
And of course I loved The Senior as well!
Edited Manuscript

Eli & Ava put each other through the ringer and then some, so be prepared to want to shake and then hug both of them.
Nov 12, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
The Senior is the conclusion to Murphy's College years series. It's Eli and Ava's story. Anyone who read previous books featuring these two, know that their love story is a very emotional and angsty. And the Senior just adds to the craziness.

I can't lie – I did struggle with this one. There is a lot of back and forth between these two; not just with each other but with themselves. Honestly, at times, it just became too much and I wanted to yell "just the move the eff on!" LOL

But as with all of M
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