Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Release Day Launch & ARC Review: Drew + Fable Forever by Monica Murphy

Today is the release day for Monica Murphy's novella, Drew + Fable Forever. I am absolutely in love with this entire series and this was one of the best novellas I have read. If you haven't read this series, I highly recommend it! Check out my review and the excerpt below!

Drew + Fable Forever
(Drew + Fable #3.5)
Author: Monica Murphy
Publisher: Bantam
Publication Date: January 14, 2014
Genre: New Adult/Contemporary
Source: eARC from Inkslinger PR via NetGalley
Monica Murphy returns with her most beloved characters, Drew and Fable, in this eBook original 40,000-word novella 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 taking responsibility for my messed-up kid brother. Now, once 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. 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 our life as newlyweds . . . dealing with the distance, missing him all the time. 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. . .

This novella… oh my goodness was it fabulous. I absolutely adore Drew and Fable and I would categorize them as one of my favorite new adult couples of all time. They just fit so well together and complement each other’s strengths and weaknesses. Fable is Drew’s rock and he spends every waking moment thanking her for it. What I wouldn’t give to find a man like Drew in my life!

Drew and Fable have been through a lot together and their road to happily ever after has been paved with a lot of heart break and struggle but through it all they have developed a love that is so strong, nothing can break it. I love Fable’s devotion to her brother, her friends and especially to Drew. She always puts the people she loves ahead of herself and she proves this by the way she juggles taking care of her brother and supporting Drew in his career.

Drew and Fable define true love and I love the passion that exudes from them as a couple. They have incredible moments together that are both steamy and sensual and I really like how strong their relationship has become. They still have obstacles to overcome together and as the years go by, they definitely get complicated. However, they are both done running from each other and instead are taking on life together. They conquer all their problems together and they take it all one day at a time.

I loved the progression of the novella and the pace was excellent. There was a huge time lapse from the beginning to the end but it was done very well and I think Monica touched on the most important moments in Drew and Fable’s lives during that time. This novella is a bridge in time between Second Chance Boyfriend and Four Years Later, which is Owen’s story. The closure for Drew and Fable is bittersweet and the perfect ending to their love story.
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“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.”


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.


  1. This book is everywhere today, just mocking me! Saying "Teresa why haven't you read me yet.... why haven't you started this series?" and I cant answer because I do not know why!!! Great review!

  2. I haven't started the series! I knoww, I need to! I'm pretty sure I have the first book somewhere on my kindle. Soon!! I need to know what everyone's talking about!

  3. I loves them! I am so happy we got this for review! *dances* I think it was so beautifully written! Monica is amazing!

  4. Yes Teresa, why haven't you read this series yet! :-) There are just too many books out there but I definitely recommend it!

  5. LOL, You should definitely read this series. One of my favorite NA's.

  6. Thanks Ro! This is a great series. You should definitely read it!


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