Three Broken Promises (One Week Girlfriend Series #3) [NOOK Book]

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Breakout sensation Monica Murphy returns with a hot new contemporary romance—a heartfelt story of second chances, forgiveness, and redemption.

Commitment
. That’s what I really want from Colin. Ever since my brother, Danny, died in Iraq, Colin’s done so much to help me, including giving me a job at his popular restaurant so I can leave my crappy waitressing job at the strip joint. But lying in bed with him every night to comfort him from his ...
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Overview

Breakout sensation Monica Murphy returns with a hot new contemporary romance—a heartfelt story of second chances, forgiveness, and redemption.

Commitment
. That’s what I really want from Colin. Ever since my brother, Danny, died in Iraq, Colin’s done so much to help me, including giving me a job at his popular restaurant so I can leave my crappy waitressing job at the strip joint. But lying in bed with him every night to comfort him from his horrible nightmares isn’t enough anymore. I know he feels guilty about Danny’s death, about not going to Iraq, but I can’t keep living this double life.

I love him desperately, but he’s got so many demons, and if he can’t open up to me now, then he’ll never be the real partner I need him to be. I gave him a month, and now I’m out of here. If he truly loves me like he says, he knows where to find me.

Praise for Three Broken Promises
 
“The heat between these two is explosive. . . . It is the emotion and the shared tragedy between Jen and Colin . . . that takes this book to another level.”Heroes and Heartbreakers
 
“Filled with emotion, drama, red-hot sex, intensity, and a love that may as well have been written in the stars, Three Broken Promises is another must read from Monica Murphy.”Holly’s Hot Reads
 
Three Broken Promises is an absolutely out-of-this-world perfect romantic story that swept me off my feet. Once again, I fell in love with Murphy’s easy style of writing, great sense of humor and ideal characters. . . . I felt glued to the pages and there wasn’t a single thing that could make me stop reading.”Smokin Hot Book Blog
 
“I fell in love with this series the moment I opened One Week Girlfriend and Three Broken Promises didn’t disappoint. . . . I can say without a doubt that I enjoyed every minute of this book.”Book Blogger Paradise
 
“Murphy has done it again. . . . This story will make you smile, it will warm your heart and soul, and it may even have you pulling your hair out as these two amazing people navigate the rollercoaster that is love. I loved everything about it.”Roxy’s Reviews
 
“Such a delicious book . . . Monica’s writing is addictive as always, and I’m really looking forward to the next book.”City of Books

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Fans are clamoring for this third installment in the New Adult series [line?] from New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Murphy, about a young man who assuages his guilt over his best friend's death in Iraq by acting as guardian angel to his friend's younger sister. But she has something else in mind.
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“The heat between these two is explosive. . . . It is the emotion and the shared tragedy between Jen and Colin . . . that takes this book to another level.”Heroes and Heartbreakers
 
“Filled with emotion, drama, red-hot sex, intensity, and a love that may as well have been written in the stars, Three Broken Promises is another must read from Monica Murphy.”Holly’s Hot Reads
 
Three Broken Promises is an absolutely out-of-this-world perfect romantic story that swept me off my feet. Once again, I fell in love with Murphy’s easy style of writing, great sense of humor and ideal characters. . . . I felt glued to the pages and there wasn’t a single thing that could make me stop reading.”Smokin Hot Book Blog
 
“I fell in love with this series the moment I opened One Week Girlfriend and Three Broken Promises didn’t disappoint. . . . I can say without a doubt that I enjoyed every minute of this book.”Book Blogger Paradise
 
“Murphy has done it again. . . . This story will make you smile, it will warm your heart and soul, and it may even have you pulling your hair out as these two amazing people navigate the rollercoaster that is love. I loved everything about it.”Roxy’s Reviews
 
“Such a delicious book . . . Monica’s writing is addictive as always, and I’m really looking forward to the next book.”City of Books
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780804176811
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 12/31/2013
  • Series: One Week Girlfriend Series , #3
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 709
  • 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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  • Posted January 2, 2014

    First impression: The cover is hot. I can totally picture the gu

    First impression:
    The cover is hot. I can totally picture the guy and the girl as Colin and Jen. I was interested in learning more about their past and the connection that they had.




    The story:
    Colin and Jen grew up together. Colin and Jen's brother, Danny, were best friends. Danny and Colin were supposed to join the military together, but Colin decided to take a different path. Danny ended up being killed in action and Colin hasn't been able to move past it. He harbors guilt over the fact that he should have been with Danny. Then, there's the situation with Jen. Colin promised Danny that he would look after Jen. But, he lost track of her for a while. When he found her, he was shocked to find out how she had been living. Since then, he's provided her with everything she needs. He's fallen for her too, but he doesn't feel worthy of her.




    Jen, on the other hand, wants to move on with her life and she wants Colin to be a part of it. He's long played the protective brother with her, but she needs him to be more. The problem is that they both have secrets and loads of guilt.




    The characters:
    I'll admit that I've never really been a fan of Colin's. Don't get me wrong, I appreciate the fact that he took care of my girl, Fable, when she needed it. And I do feel like Colin has a good heart. I did warm up to him a bit in this book. I liked how he took care of Jen.




    Jen...I liked her well enough. I liked the fact that she didn't want to be dependent on anyone and really wanted to move on with her life. Sure, she wanted Colin to stand with her, but she was willing to move on. What bugged me about Jen is that it took her too long to take a stand with Colin. I also felt like she had good intentions, but she made really bad choices. I'm such a planner, so it irritated me that she made plans to move on, but didn't really think it through. Not to mention the choices she made before moving in with Colin. Eek. I know that might sound nit picky, but it bugged me.




    What didn't work for me:
    I'm all for sex. And...I love how Monica Murphy stages her sex scenes. She knows how to write good sex. There were plenty sexy times between Jen and Colin. For the most part, I enjoyed those particular scenes. I had a bit of trouble feeling the intensity between them though. Maybe it was because they were holding back with each other?




    The biggest thing for me though was that I just didn't get all that excited about their story. I like Jen and Colin well enough and I do see their role in the series as a whole, but they aren't my favorites. I could easily put the book down and come back to it when I had time.




    Overall: 
    I did like it. I appreciated how their story came to a close and was relieved once the truth was out for both of them. I loved to see glimpses of my girl, Fable. She and Jen have a good friendship and I think Fable helps guide Jen. If you love this series as much as I do, I suggest you do read this one, even though it wasn't a favorite for me. It did have moments that I truly enjoyed, so it's worth a go. 




    Favorite Quote:
    "You banged him, didn't you."
    Fable's soft voice breaks through my dirty thoughts and I turn to her, ready to protest, but she shakes her head.
    "Don't bother denying it. You two are so obvious. Oh my God, no wonder you're glowing." She steps closer to me, lowering her voice. "You had sex. With Colin. Holy. Sh*t!"-Loc 1746

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2014

    Enjoyed reading

    Book 3 was just as good as the first two, I can't wait foe the next one.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2014

    Cant wait for the next one

    Monica Murphy has an excellent way of creating stories that mix well with each other without having to depend on the original. I eagerly anticipate the next one.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2014

    WOW

    This book was fantastic. It was so full of angst. The guilt that both characters felt made you feel for them, but it also made you want to strangle them! I was glad they both finally woke up. I am glad that all the books in this series keep all the characters around and you can still interact with them through the story

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 3, 2014

    This book was a great read. Jen and Colin's story was great. Eve

    This book was a great read. Jen and Colin's story was great. Even though both were fighting there past demons and Everything that happens. Love will find a way.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2014

    Not as good as the others in the series

    The first 100 pages dragged on and on with Fable and Colin stating their worries and insecurities over and over and over again. This could have been done in 30 pages, not 100. Felt it was filler to make the book longer. We do get our HEA in the end, but it took way to long. Was not Monica's usual good work.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 2, 2014

    3.75 stars THREE BROKEN PROMISES is the third storyline in Monic

    3.75 stars
    THREE BROKEN PROMISES is the third storyline in Monica Murphy’s contemporary, new adult series Drew and Fable. Although this is not the continuing adventures of Drew and Fable it is Jen and Colin’s story-Jen is Fable’s BFF and Colin is their boss. The story is told from first person POV –alternating between Colin and Jen.
    The storyline focuses on two twenty-something people who have more than a difficult time expressing their feelings to one another. Colin is a man possessed by the demons of war where his best friend Danny died leaving Colin the sole protector of Danny’s sister Jen. Jen and Colin’s relationship has always been more like brother and sister although neither want to address the proverbial elephant in the room-their mutual attraction for one another and the sexual tension and heat whenever they are together. Now that Jen lives under the same roof with Colin, she finds herself becoming Colin’s protector whenever the nightmares overpower his ability to sleep and think.
    Jen has a backstory that is slowly revealed throughout the storyline and one that is both heartbreaking and shocking to her friends and Colin. Knowing that Colin would never accept her past, Jen gives her notice and prepares to leave the security of her friends, her job and the man with whom she has fallen in love. The secrets they keep from one another weigh heavily with each waking day.
    The storyline is rife with angst and anxiety as Jen and Colin push each other at every step of the way. Jen needs and wants Colin to admit he has feelings for her but Colin believes it is his duty to protect Jen from others and men like himself. He wants Jen; he needs Jen; but in the end, his inability to express his love for Jen will push her away one final time. And in this, she walks into another situation even more dangerous than the one she left behind.
    The world building and sexual tension continue throughout the storyline but much of the time was spent in ruminations and thoughts about what ifs and whys; Fable’s brother Owen is but a blip on the radar although his storyline is the next to be told; and Drew and Fable play minor secondary roles throughout the story.
    But I did have an issue with the quick resolution to the build up of the story. The plot and premise of the final confrontation felt disjointed and disconnected to the storyline; it came out of left field and I was thinking-WTH just happened and where did that come from?
    THREE BROKEN PROMISES is a well written storyline but I didn’t feel the connection to the leading couple as I did with Drew and Fable’s story. Although there is plenty of angst and anxiety there was none of the heartbreaking revelations that pulled me into the story where I felt for the characters as I did with Drew and Fable. Perhaps it was Colin and Jen’s personalities or their lack of communication with one another-for two people in their twenties they still had plenty of growing up to do.
    Copy supplied by the publisher through Netgalley.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 31, 2013

    I barely made it completely through this book. While I loved Dr

    I barely made it completely through this book. While I loved Drew and Fable's story; Jen and Colin's relationship seemed moronic and childish. Jen wants to move away out from under Colin's overprotectiveness; however, the reader gets no indication that she can actually take care of herself. Every time something unexpected happens to her she makes the worst decision possible and then stand around while Colin repairs the damage. Colin, on the other hand, is supposedly so smart and business savvy that he is opening a second restaurant, but most of his feelings about Jen contradict one another. One of the big reasons Colin was so nervous about commitment is because of the way his father treated him; however, his father's excuse for his actions is treated very sparingly. The reader would think if his whole idealogy on relationships was just blown out of the water, there would be more of a reaction. Colin denies that he is taking care of Jen due to guilt. I see no proof of this though, because he is constantly consumed by it. By the end of the novel, neither of the characters convinced me they truly loved the other; I couldn't even tell if they liked one another most of the time. For two people who supposedly grew up together, Jen and Colin know remarkably little about the other. The plot was cheesy and overly predictable and the story could have been condensed quite a bit, because a lot of it had no substance. I felt that the author phoned the story in and did not put any thought into her character's personalities or motivations. Definitely a disappointment.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 31, 2013

    Got ARC from NetGalley. Jen and Colin are not Drew and Fable and

    Got ARC from NetGalley. Jen and Colin are not Drew and Fable and that's why people might not like them. I loved it from beginning to end. Colin and Jen have known each other since they were children. She's his best friend's sister, whom he's always seen as sort of a sister. But Jen has changed. She's grown and there's chemistry between Colin and Jen. There's a pull between them. The attraction is undeniable but they're past can tear them apart.

    Jen has her secrets which make her feel like she's not good enough for Colin. Colin has secrets that cause him to have nightmares. Jen doesn't believe in herself but that's all due to her past.

    In order for Jen to succeed she has to believe in herself and move on from her past. Once Colin finds out Jen's secret he has to decide if he loves her enough and if he can forget about what she once did.

    I loved that Drew and Fable made little appearances. Fable more than Drew, but it was great that they were in the story. You get to see how different Jen and Fable are. Fable is strong while Jen lets her past control her and drag her down. Jen is like Drew in that she runs just like he did.

    I'd highly recommend this story to anyone over 18. Monica Murphy really knows how to tell a story that will make you feel strongly about the characters.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 5, 2014

    It's so good to read something where the couple knew each other

    It's so good to read something where the couple knew each other since they were so young! I honestly wish I could have had that connection with someone the way Colin and Jen do!




    Colin and Jennifer were a good, cute couple and I wanted them together the entire time the book was going, but it was like the book couldn't hear my yells and screams. I thought that Jen could be very annoying sometimes. I personally liked reading Fable and Drew's story better, I think it was because I liked Fable better. She reminded me of myself more. Jen just seemed a little... awkward to me. I didn't like the way Jen and Colin's story was. What I mean is how they were childhood friends (I actually love this), and she had an older brother. He happened to be her brothers best friend. It wasn't this that bothered me, it was how Danny died, and she would always comfort Colin. But they always acted as if nothing happened. This made me angry because I wanted to see a real relationship, and you could see it buried under all their freaking baggage. They both had so much baggage, it was another thing that dragged the story down.




    I wasn't very happy with how long it really took for them to know they were made for each other. As for Colin, wow. He was actually very hot and I appreciated him, although his constant blaming himself was annoying. I didn't understand how they couldn't just help each other get though it. Anyway, Colin was definitely one of the guys I really like. I really like Monica Murphy's writing style and plan to read Four Years Later, which I'm overly excited before because we get to return to a world of Drew and Fable again.




    I recommend this book to readers who enjoy New Adult heavy reads or like Monica Murphy in general.




    Rating: 6.9/10
    Parental Rating: 16+

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2014

    Pink ipad

    Kiss ur hand post this on 3 other books look under ur pillow

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  • Posted March 31, 2014

    more from this reviewer

    I adore this author! When this book hit the shelves, I dived str

    I adore this author! When this book hit the shelves, I dived straight for it.

    Plot: The is a companion novel to the One Week Girlfriend series. You can read it as a stand alone, but I would recommend that you read the other books in the series first. Just so that you can understand certain areas more. This story focuses on Jen and Colin which are Fable’s and Drew friends. Jen and Colin’s story is quite entertaining with lots of history.

    History: One thing I really enjoyed in books is history. I loved learning about Jen and Colin’s past. The way the grew up, how close they were and what tore them apart. I like that their history has so much…history! If anything, these area of the story really support Jen and Colin now and where they are going. It made my heart race every time they argued because I wanted them to desperately just be together already!! So much baggage that is being carried by both characters makes it hard for them to love one another.

    Ending: The ending is good. I like that the character got to achievement what has been holding them back for so long. They learned to love and let go.

    This is another great addition to this series. I look forward to reading more!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2014

    Not good. I woud skip this book in the seried

    First two books were great. Very well paced. This one dragged. By page 150 i was ready to strangle both msin chsracters and quit rrading. Everything was so whiney and boo hoo-ey and then suddenly everything is fine and way too lovey dovey for far to long. Felt like no climax before the end.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2014

    Weak

    I read the first two and fourth before this one. This book about Jen and Colin was just weak. Jen has worked at the restaurant for two years, having no living expenses, buying cheap purses and boots and clothing, and she still doesn't have money to buy a car or live on her own? And they have all these problems but suddenly in the span of a few pages everything is solved, he is okay with his dad and her past, and his commitment issues are totally gone? Ridiculous. The other plots made much more sense and were far less sleazy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2014

    Love it!!!!!!!

    Love this series

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2014

    Anonymous

    This book left me disappointed. The storyline felt forced and too much filler. Did we really need to see the F bomb so many times? It made the story sleazy instead of romantic, which I was looking for in Jen and Colin's relationship. Hope the next book in this series is better.

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  • Posted March 2, 2014

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    Jen is Fable's best friend and works with her at The District re

    Jen is Fable's best friend and works with her at The District restaurant.  Colin is the owner of The District and is friends with Jen and her family from when they were kids.  This is their story.  Both Jen and Colin have issues, separately, from their past they are struggling with.  Can they tell each other their secrets without being judged?  Will anyone ever understand the mistakes and broken promises?

    Fantastic story line!  Character description and growth was perfect.  Monica Murphy really knows how to write some emotional stories.  She grabs a hold of you in the beginning and doesn't let you go until the end and keeps you wanting more.  I love that characters from previous books are involved in this story as well.  There's one more book and I can't wait to read it!

    Received a copy in exchange for an honest review.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2014

    Eh

    The characters were extremely annoying and a lot of their feelings were kind of contradictory. There was also a lot of filler

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2014

    Definitely not as good as the first two books. ..

    Hopefully, book 4 will be better!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2014

    Steel Blue's Biography

    Smart. You made it this far. Yes, friends help you up, then suddenly they stab your back....without the knife. This will help the other clue too. But don't thwy? Ok, sorry, his isn't the biography of Steel Blue. Try harder.
    <br> "It kreeps, just beyond your sights"
    <br> "Waiting....for the time to make the move"
    <br> "You always feel it, but you can't ki<_>ll it"
    <br> "No, it's too sly"
    <br> "Befre you know it, the hand of the devil takes you away....."
    <br> "It got you"
    <p> Wht it 'It'? There, will be my biography

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