Four Years Later (One Week Girlfriend Series #4) [NOOK Book]

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Bestselling author Monica Murphy winds up her sensational series with this sexy story of two college kids with nothing in common but a bunch of baggage and a burning attraction.
 
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 ...
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Four Years Later (One Week Girlfriend Series #4)

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Overview

Bestselling author Monica Murphy winds up her sensational series with this sexy story of two college kids with nothing in common but a bunch of baggage and a burning attraction.
 
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 messed up that I secretly hand over money to our junkie mom. A tutor is the last thing I want right now—until I get a look at her.
 
Chelsea is not my type at all. She’s smart and totally shy. I’m pretty sure she’s even a virgin. But when she gives me the once over with those piercing blue eyes, I’m really over. But in a different way. I won’t deny her ass is killer, but it’s her brain and the way she seems to crave love—like no one’s ever given her any—that make me want her more than any girl I’ve ever met. But what would someone as seemingly together as her ever see in a screwed up guy like me?

Praise for Four Years Later
 
“Another great entry into the series and a perfect way to close out what started with One Week Girlfriend. As always, Monica Murphy gives us such great characters, giving them such depth and emotions that it’s hard not to love them from the minute you meet them on the page.”Cocktails and Books
 
“An engaging, heavily character-driven new adult [novel] that brings us the story of a much beloved character. Seamless writing flows effortlessly as Murphy sets up the plot elements and begins her story of love, loss, redemption, and forgiveness. . . . Four Years Later was a delight to read.”Smexy Books
 
“Monica Murphy has created an unforgettable series. Her writing is honest, gritty, romantic and entertaining. Her characters are very real people that readers can relate to. We embrace them in our hearts. Their lives and stories will stay with [us] long after the book is finished. It is no wonder that this series is an all-time favorite. . . . The One Week Girlfriend series has been an amazing reading journey that has touched my heart.”Hesperia Loves Books
 
“Emotional and gratifying . . . This romance was full of tension and longing! . . . Monica Murphy has another win with Four Years Later. Owen and Chelsea’s story was touching and passionate, and is sure to make you sigh in contentment by the end.”Waves of Fiction
 
“What a fantastic ending to an amazing series! . . . It took my emotions on a roller coaster ride but hey, all the good books do! . . . Four books and I still want more! I’m not quite sure I could ever get enough of these characters. They’re all complex, and beautifully broken in their own ways. Combine that with Monica Murphy’s fantastic writing skills and you always have a winner.”Down the Rabbit Hole
 
“It’s official! When it comes to NA romances and inner monologues, Monica Murphy is a queen! . . . I highly recommend Four Years Later! If you read the earlier books then you just have to get this one too. It was wonderful to see how the earlier couples are faring . . . but Monica Murphy had truly made this Owen’s book. I love it!”In My Room Reading


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Editorial Reviews

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“Another great entry into the series and a perfect way to close out what started with One Week Girlfriend. As always, Monica Murphy gives us such great characters, giving them such depth and emotions that it’s hard not to love them from the minute you meet them on the page.”Cocktails and Books
 
“An engaging, heavily character-driven new adult [novel] that brings us the story of a much beloved character. Seamless writing flows effortlessly as Murphy sets up the plot elements and begins her story of love, loss, redemption, and forgiveness. . . . Four Years Later was a delight to read.”Smexy Books
 
“Monica Murphy has created an unforgettable series. Her writing is honest, gritty, romantic and entertaining. Her characters are very real people that readers can relate to. We embrace them in our hearts. Their lives and stories will stay with [us] long after the book is finished. It is no wonder that this series is an all-time favorite. . . . The One Week Girlfriend series has been an amazing reading journey that has touched my heart.”Hesperia Loves Books
 
“Emotional and gratifying . . . This romance was full of tension and longing! . . . Monica Murphy has another win with Four Years Later. Owen and Chelsea’s story was touching and passionate, and is sure to make you sigh in contentment by the end.”Waves of Fiction
 
“What a fantastic ending to an amazing series! . . . It took my emotions on a roller coaster ride but hey, all the good books do! . . . Four books and I still want more! I’m not quite sure I could ever get enough of these characters. They’re all complex, and beautifully broken in their own ways. Combine that with Monica Murphy’s fantastic writing skills and you always have a winner.”Down the Rabbit Hole
 
“It’s official! When it comes to NA romances and inner monologues, Monica Murphy is a queen! . . . I highly recommend Four Years Later! If you read the earlier books then you just have to get this one too. It was wonderful to see how the earlier couples are faring . . . but Monica Murphy had truly made this Owen’s book. I love it!”In My Room Reading
 
“Owen’s story was everything that I had hoped it would be! . . . I give Four Years Later, by Monica Murphy, five sizzling hot, romantic, poetic, and hope-filled stars! This was a great ending to an amazing series! I am so sad to say goodbye to these characters that have come to mean so much to me, but they will always have a special place in my heart!”A Bookish Escape
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780804176835
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 3/4/2014
  • Series: One Week Girlfriend Series , #4
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 2,150
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Monica Murphy is the New York Times bestselling author of One Week Girlfriend, Second Chance Boyfriend, Three Broken Promises, Four Years Later, and the eBook novella Drew + Fable Forever. A native Californian, she lives in the foothills of Yosemite with her husband and three children.


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Chapter 1

It doesn’t matter what people think about you. It’s what you think about yourself that counts.

—­Unknown

Owen

I wait outside in the hallway, slumped in a chair with my head bent down, staring at my grungy black Chucks. The closed door to my immediate left is composed mostly of glass, hazy and distorting, but I know who’s inside. I can hear the low murmur of their voices but I don’t really hear the words.

That’s okay. I know what they’re saying about me.

My counselor. My coach. My sister. My brother-­in-­law. They’re all inside, talking about my future. Or lack thereof.

Tilting my head back, I stare at the ceiling, wondering yet again how the hell I got here. A few years ago, life was good. Hell, last summer life was really good. I was on the team. Running on that field like my feet were fire and I couldn’t ever be stopped. Coach approved, a big grin on his face when he’d tell me, You’re just like Drew.

Yeah. That made me proud as shit. I idolize my brother-­in-­law. He makes me feel safe. He understands me when Fable never, ever could. Not that she doesn’t try the best she can, but she’s a girl. She doesn’t get it.

Thinking of girls makes my heart feel like it’s made out of lead. Solid and thick and impenetrable. I haven’t been with a girl since . . . I don’t know. A few weeks? I miss ’em. Their smiles and their laughter and the way they gasp when I dive in all smooth-­like and kiss them. Their soft skin and how easy it all was. Clothes falling off and legs and arms tangled up.

Being on the football team meant I could get all the tail that I could ever want. But if I don’t have the grades, I can’t stay on the team. If I can’t stop smoking weed, then I’m kicked off the team. If I get caught one more time drinking at one of the bars while I’m underage, I’m definitely off the fucking team forever. Zero tolerance, baby.

None of us practice what the team rules preach.

The glass door swings open and my college counselor peeks her head out, her expression grim, her gaze distant when she stares at me. “You can come in now, Owen.”

Without a word I stand and shuffle inside the room, unable to look at anyone for fear I’ll see all that disappointment flashing in their eyes. The only one I chance a glance at is Drew, and his expression is full of so much sympathy I almost want to grab him in a tackle hug and beg him to make it all better.

But I can’t do that. I’m a grown-­ass man—­or so Mom tells me.

Fuck. There’s my biggest secret. I can hardly stand to think of her, let alone when Fable is sitting right next to me. She would flip. Out. If she knew the truth.

She doesn’t know. No one knows Mom is back in town and begging me to help her. She asks me to get her weed and I do. She gives me beer as payment and I drink it. Handing over all the spare money that I make.

I’m working at The District, where I’m a waiter when I’m not in class or at practice or supposed to be studying or whatever the hell. I’m making decent money, I’m on a football scholarship, and Drew plays for the NFL, for the love of God, so Fable and Drew have no problems. They live in the Bay Area, he plays for the 49ers, and he’s one loaded motherfucker.

But I refuse to take a handout from them beyond their helping me pay for school expenses and my house, which I share, thank you very much, to ease the burden. Mom blew back into town last spring, when my freshman year was winding down. Knowing I have a soft spot for her, that I’m easily manipulated by her words.

Your sister’s rich, she tells me. That little bitch won’t give me a dime, but I know you will, sweetie. You’re my precious baby boy, remember? The one who always watched out for me. You want to protect me right? I need you, Owen. Please.

She says “please,” and like a sucker I hand over all the available cash I have to her.

“We’ve been discussing your future here at length, Owen,” my counselor says. Her voice is raspy, like she’s smoked about fifty thousand packs of smokes too many, and I focus all my attention on her, not wanting to see the disappointment written all over Fable’s face. “There are some things we’re willing to look past. You’re young. You’ve made some mistakes. There are many on your team who’ve made the same mistakes.”

Hell yeah, there are. Those guys are my friends. We made those mistakes together.

“Your grades are suffering. Your sister is afraid you work too much and she called your boss.” Holy. Shit. I can’t believe she did that. But hell, the owner is her friend and former boss, Colin. He’ll rat me out fast, I guess, even though he doesn’t really work there any longer. He and his girlfriend, Jen moved on right after I graduated high school. They’re in Southern California now, opening one restaurant after another, all over the place.

“What did my boss say?” I bite out, furious. My job is mine and no one else’s. It’s the only thing that gives me freedom, a little bit of pocket money that I earned all on my own. Not a handout from Drew. Not an allowance to keep a roof over my head and my cell phone bill paid.

It’s money that’s mine because I earned it.

“That you’re working in excess of thirty hours a week.” Dolores—­that’s my counselor’s name. She sounds like a man and she’s ancient. She’s probably worked at this college as long as it’s been around and considering it was founded around the turn of the twentieth century, this bitch is old as dirt. “That’s too much, Owen. When do you have time to study?”

Never, I want to say, but I keep my mouth shut.

“All your grades have slipped tremendously, but you’re failing English Comp. That’s the class we need you to focus on at the moment,” Dolores the man-­lady says.

“Which I can’t believe,” Fable says, causing me to look at her. Ah hell, she’s pissed. Her green eyes—­which look just like mine—­are full of angry fire and her mouth is screwed up so tight, I’m afraid she’s going to spit nails. “You’ve always done so well in English. Once upon a time, you actually liked to write.”

Once upon a time, I had all the hours in the world to write. Well, not really, but I could carve out enough time to get the words down. It was therapeutic. I copied Drew at first with it. The guy used to always scribble a bunch of nonsense that made my sister look like she wanted to faint, and I wanted to do the same. Not faint or make my sister faint, but touch people with my words.

So I became a carbon copy of Drew Callahan. I played football, I wrote, I studied, I tried my best to do the right thing. I’m a little more outgoing than Drew, though. Girls are my thing. So are my friends. And beer. Oh, and weed.

All of that equals not doing the right thing, despite my intentions.

I tried to kick the drug habit, as they call it. And I did. But then Mom came back around, and now I have a smoking buddy.

That is all sorts of fucked up.

“I don’t have any time,” I say with a shrug.

“Right. Working a job you don’t even need, you little shit.” Fable hisses the last word at me, and it stings as if she’s lashed at my skin with a whip. Drew settles his hand on her arm, sending her a look that says “chill the hell out.”

So she does. He has that sort of effect on her. The two of them together are so perfect for each other it’s kind of disgusting. I miss them. I’m alone, adrift in this town I grew up in, going to school here because this is what I wanted. Independence from them.

Now I wish I’d moved with them. Gone to Stanford like they originally wanted me to. Well, like Fable wanted me to. Drew told her not to push. The more she pushes, the more I pull away.

And I did. With the Stanford thing, with the move-­in-­with-­my-­sister-­and-­her-­husband-­in-­the-­big-­ass-­mansion thing. All of it, I said no to.

I’m one stupid asshole aren’t I?

“We’ve found you a tutor,” the counselor says, pretending as if my sister’s outburst hadn’t happened. “You’re going to meet with her in an hour.”

“I have to be at work in an hour,” I start, but Fable butts in.

“No, you don’t. You’re on probation.”

“Probation from work?” I turn to her, incredulous. What the hell is she talking about?

“Until you get your shi—­your act together, you’re not working. You need to focus. On school more than anything,” Fable says. When I open my mouth to protest, she narrows her eyes. I shut the hell up. “They’re benching you on the team, too. You need to move fast before you lose everything. I mean it.”

Shit.

Chelsea

The classroom is quiet and smells like old books and chalk dust, even though I bet there hasn’t been a chalkboard in here for years. We’re meeting in one of the original buildings on campus, where the air is thick with generations of students past and everything is drafty and old, broken down and historic looking.

I feel very shiny and brand new, and that’s a feeling I haven’t had in a while. I’d almost forgotten what it was like. I got my hair cut yesterday—­splurged for the blow-­dry treatment, too, so it falls in perfect waves just past my shoulders. Waves I don’t normally bother to make happen since my hair is boringly straight. I’m wearing a new pair of jeans and a cardigan sweater I picked up at Old Navy yesterday with the 30-­percent-­off coupon they emailed me. Mom would be proud of my newly found thrifty ways.

I don’t have a choice. Being frugal has become a way of life.

Now I’m waiting for the new student I’m going to tutor for the rest of the semester. It’s already October, so we don’t have much time to turn his grades around; not that I’m worried. I’m good at my job. So good, I get the tough cases, and supposedly this one is extra tough.

I’ve been a tutor since I was a freshman in college, and considering I graduated high school over a year early and I’m now a junior, that’s going on three years. I have a lot of experience. I’m not bragging when I say I’m smart. I’m what some people might call a prodigy.

More like I’m too smart for my own good.

All I know about the guy I’m going to tutor is that he’s a football player and he’s failing English. Considering I don’t pay attention to any of the sports teams at my college, I have no idea who he is beyond his name. My first instinct is that he’s a punk with a chip on his shoulder who hates the idea of being tutored by little old me.

Whatever. I don’t let it bother me. I’ll simply collect my check every two weeks and send what I can to Mom. I’ve dealt with plenty of punk athletes in the past who are resentful that they have to do schoolwork in the first place. More than one whined at me in the past, “Who cares about my grades? I just wanna play ball.”

They think they can get by on playing ball and that’s it. Doesn’t matter what ball it is, either. Football, baseball, basketball . . . if they’re good at it, they think they’re invincible. They believe it’ll take them so far they’ll never need anything else.

Relying on one thing and one thing only for your happiness, your expenses, your entire life, doesn’t work. Mom is living proof of that.

So am I.

Glancing at my phone, I see my new student is almost ten minutes late. I’m only giving him fifty minutes, then. I have to go to my other job after this and don’t have time to wait for him. I work some nights and weekends at a crappy little diner downtown and I don’t really like it there. The boss is an arrogant jerk and the customers are grouchy. But the tips are decent, and I need whatever dollars I can get.

We’re two broke girls, Mom and I. Dad left us with nothing.

I hate him. I sorta hate guys in general. Once, when I was almost fourteen and suffering in high school as the young kid no one liked with hardly any friends, I went through a stage where I believed I was a lesbian. I told the few friends I had, I told my parents, I told everyone who would listen to me that I liked girls. I never told them the reason why I’d decided I was a lesbian.

Sixteen-­year-­old Cody Curtis had stuck his tongue down my throat, his rough, inexperienced hands roaming all over me one Saturday night at a birthday party gone wild, and I almost gagged. I decided right then and there if that’s what boys do to girls, I would have no part of it. I’d rather become an ostracized lesbian than deal with guys who wanted to grab my butt and lick the roof of my mouth.

Funny thing was, no one believed me. Not my parents or my friends. They all thought it was a stage. Especially my best friend, Kari, who knew Cody stuck his tongue down my throat and how much I hated it.

They were right. It was a total stage that wasn’t really a stage at all. More like a front. But I’ve never been comfortable around guys. They give me even a hint of attention and I think they have ulterior motives. They want something from me I don’t want to give.

My body. My mind. My soul.

They’ll take everything, then destroy me. Walk away without a backward glance. Look at Dad. He’s done it time and again. He leaves. My mom cries. He comes back. She gives in. He decimates her, piece by piece, until she’s a broken crumble of human spirit on the ground, and then he’s gone. This time for good.

I’m the one left who has to pick up the pieces. Glue her back together and tell her she’s strong. She’s tough. She doesn’t need him. We both don’t need him.

But I’m lying. I think she does need him. And I need him, too, only to keep her together more than anything else. I don’t love him, not anymore. He stomped all over that love until he made me resentful.

Seeing what he does to Mom makes me really wish I’d stuck to that lesbian deal. Or maybe I should just become asexual. That would work, too. I like it here in my little world that makes sense, with school and tutoring and plans to go on to get my master’s degree. I can be whatever I want. I don’t need a man to define me. Kari’s afraid I’ll never want to graduate college because I like school too much. She thinks something’s wrong with that.

It’s hard to confess to her how scared I am of the real world.

A creak sounds, startling me out of my thoughts, and the classroom door swings open. A boy struts in—­there’s no other way to describe his walk. It’s all effortless grace and smooth movement. He’s tall and broad, and with a menacing glower on his face. A face that is . . . holy wow, it’s beautiful.

All thoughts of returning to my so-­called lesbian ways are thrown right out the window. If I’m as smart as I claim to be, I’ll go chasing after them and snatch them back up. Pretend this gorgeous boy doesn’t exist.

“You my tutor?” He stops just in front of the table that I’m sitting behind and I leap to my feet, pushing the chair back with so much force it falls to the side with a loud clatter.

My cheeks are hot, but I ignore the fallen chair as though I didn’t knock it over. I am the biggest dork on the planet. “Yeah. You’re Owen?” I wince. Yeah. I’m supposed to bring up his English grade and I can’t even utter a proper yes.

“Yeah.” He flicks his chin at me. It’s a firm chin and jaw that’s covered in golden stubble that doesn’t match the color of the hair on his head. That’s brown. A rich, golden brown, though, that hints he could almost be a blond if he sat in the sun long enough. “I don’t have time for this shit, though. I gotta go to work.”

Oh. Not even a minute in and he’s blowing me off and cursing at me. Jerk. “You’re late.”

“I know. Told you I don’t have time.”

“I don’t think you have a choice.” Turning, I bend over and grab my chair, righting it. When I turn back to face him, his gaze quickly lifts to my face, as if he’d been checking out my butt, and I swear my cheeks are on fire.

More over the fact that I actually liked catching him most likely checking out my butt.

What is wrong with me?

“I really don’t need your help,” he says, his gaze locking with mine. “I’m usually pretty good at English.”

I’m at a loss for words just looking at him, which is pitiful. His eyes are green. A deep, intense green that is so beautiful, they’re almost painful to stare into. A girl could get lost in eyes like those. I bet a thousand girls before me already have. “Really?” I ask, my voice full of contempt. “Because according to your teacher, you’re failing.”

His generous mouth sets into a hard line, the lush fullness that could be considered almost feminine if he didn’t have all those harsh angles in his face to offset it disappearing in an instant. “This is such bullshit,” he mutters, running a hand through his hair, messing it up completely.
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  • Posted March 4, 2014

    5 "Please don't let this be the end" Stars Per the

    5 "Please don't let this be the end" Stars



    Per the summary, this book is supposed to be the final in Monica Murphy's awesome series. This book centers on Owen, Fable's bad boy brother, and Chelsea, the good girl that is supposed to help Owen get his crap together. Being messed up due to his mom, Owen finds himself making bad choices and every wonderful thing his sister her wonderful husband Drew have given him is crumbling away. Fable is not going to let that happen so she forces a solution upon him which is how he meets Chelsea, his tutor. The great thing is Chelsea not only helps Owen get things together, she also has him totally cleaning up his act simply because he wants to be better for her, to deserve her.

    The crazy thing is Chelsea is dealing with her own messed up family which she is just is secretive as Owen is about his mom. The great thing is despite her reservations, Owen helps Chelsea blossom, kind of a sexual awakening. Along the way the two fall just as deeply for each other. But true to form, the ugly stuff finds its way back into Owen's life and this time not only is his relationship with Chelsea threatened but also his relationship with his sister.

    I really loved this story. To me it was about self discovery, healing old hurts, and letting others in. I really loved all the quotes at the beginning of each chapter, especially Owen's. Another bonus to this story is the continued look into Drew and Fable's life---love them. And I have to say I love that when things go bad, Owen doesn't resort to other women, that makes me love Murphy as a writer.

    But now I sit her so happy and yet I want more Owen and Chelsea. Perhaps another lovely novella like Drew and Fable's, I think that would be perfect. Some things are just too good to come to an end!!!

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2014

    Loved it

    This was an awesome story and with the hopes that people see good in bad boys

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2014

    Love this series

    I love the whole series from drew and fable!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2014

    Boring

    I found the book to be boring

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2014

    excellent

    I couldn't put it down. The characters are real. This book does what any good book should...takes you on the ups and downs of life right along with the characters. If you like romance novels than I strongly encourage you to read this one. There's some offensive language & drug usage, but it's appropriate to the characters.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2014

    Absolutely Loved It!

    This may have been my favorite book in this series! Loved the story of Owen & Chelsea! Hoping there will be more books to come.....

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2014

    I love this series

    Surely we will get a Novella or something to continue their story. I loved it!!!!!

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  • Posted April 8, 2014

    Getting to know the adult Owen in Four Years Later was amazing.

    Getting to know the adult Owen in Four Years Later was amazing.  Owen still has the same issues he had in the other novels,  but now
    he has a reason to fight them and put all of them behind him, Chelsea.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2014

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    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 2, 2014

    I love this series, Owen has his own story. Owen has suffered so

    I love this series, Owen has his own story. Owen has suffered so much and he feels like he is
    being pulled in many directions. He has a bad boy attitude that really isn't him, Until he meets Chelsea,
    She becomes his tutor. They both have issues and learn to break them down. 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2014

    Loved it

    Loved Owen and Chelsea's story, but most of all loved this whole series!!!! I have read several times already OWG and SCB, they are on my top 5 list of favorites!!!! The whole series is well written!!!! Highly Recommend!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2014

    Great way to end a series!

    This was a great way to end the series, I love all the characters and how they all made their ways to well-deserved happy endings! The series is well worth the time. Monica Murphy did it again!

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  • Posted March 28, 2014

    Immensely Satisfying

    While extending the plot from her previous books, Monica Murphy was able to further develop her flawed characters and match them with new characters to create a satisfying addition to this series. While the plot seemed to compete the storyline, I continue to want to know more about this family.

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  • Posted March 16, 2014

    Owen Maguire has a huge heart. The one thing he has always wante

    Owen Maguire has a huge heart. The one thing he has always wanted is his mother's love. Trying to win this or wanting to feel that his mother love's him has caused him to make many bad choices in his life. He is at a point where he needs to choose which path to follow. Chelsea Simmons has always felt like an outsider as she strives to be perfect in every situation to keep everyone around her happy. Both Owen and Chelsea have secrets that they are hiding, can they help each other overcome these secrets? Will they find a new path together? I really enjoyed taking this journey and learning more about Owen. It's also wonderful to see how Owen interacts with Fable and Drew as he becomes a grown-up that has to make his own decisions in his life.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2014

    Another amazing story

    Well done!!! Again!!! Another awesome story. monica murphy is a talented story teller. This one ends with a few less details then i would like but didnt leave me unsatisfied. Hope this series isnt over. Well written and engaging series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2014

    I loved this story about Owen...one of my favorites of the whole

    I loved this story about Owen...one of my favorites of the whole series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 11, 2014

    Four Years Later

    What can I say that hasn't already been said, I was thrilled when Owen, got his own story. Owen and Chelsea, pulled me in from the getgo. I loved watching their relationship develop from their difficult backrounds. So happy Owen got his happy ever after if this has to be the end. I would love to see more of Owen and Chelsea and the other characters. Hint Hint!! I'm so glad I stumbled upon you with your Billionaire Bachelors Series! You made me a BIG Fan !

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 10, 2014

    Four Later

    I love this book. It was such a sweet and touching love that developed between Owen and Chelsea. I love that Chelsea accepts Owen flaws and all. I was so sad when it ended. I would love to see more of this couple in the future.

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  • Posted March 10, 2014

    Monica Murphy did a great job of getting me wrapped upon with Ow

    Monica Murphy did a great job of getting me wrapped upon with Owen and Chelsea.  Owen and Chelsea both had some serious family issues that needed to be worked out and both tried to hide from each other how bad things were.  It was a refreshing read and nicely done.  There were some questions that were not answered between the 1 year lapse in the telling of the epilogue (i.e. where Chelsea moved, etc.) 

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  • Posted March 9, 2014

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    It should not be a surprise to anyone that I loved this book.  T

    It should not be a surprise to anyone that I loved this book.  This whole series has been a favorite of mine.  The reason I love this series so much are the characters.  It started with Drew and Fable but continued with Owen and Chelsea.  Both of these boys are tortured by circumstances that were not their own doing.  Both beat themselves up over it.




    Owen is a lot like my favorite Drew.  He had a sucky family life - an absent mom who turned him to drugs and had him feeling like he wasn't worth anything.  The skills he had on the football field gave him an opportunity but he didn't really think he was good enough for the sexy sweet tutor who was helping him dig out of some poor choices.  Still he can't resist her and she him. 




    I completely love Chelsea.  She's quite and nerdy with some secrets of her own.  She can count the number of boys who have kissed her on one hand.  And kisses are all she's known.  That's because her mother has done a good job of pushing her away from guys.  Trying to convince her that guys are all as terrible as her dad.  Chelsea believed her for a while but after spending time with Owen, she's not so sure any more.




    Together these two work.  I loved their tender slow beginnings and their out of control passion.  I enjoyed seeing the characters that I loved from earlier books there.  I definitely recommend this one to anyone who has loved this series but if you haven't met this group yet - why not?  It's a great choice for meaningful romance that will definitely warm you up.

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