His Reverie

His Reverie

by Monica Murphy


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ISBN-13: 9781682308271
Publisher: Everafter Romance
Publication date: 12/16/2016
Series: Reverie , #1
Pages: 218
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Monica Murphy is the New York Times bestselling author of One Week Girlfriend and its sequel, Second Chance Boyfriend. A native Californian, she lives in the foothills below Yosemite with her husband and three children.

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His Reverie 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I must begin by saying if you do not enjoy a cliffhanger they you will not enjoy this book. Having said that I must say I loved this book and highly recommend it. I originally purchased this book because I read it was a young adult novel and thought it might be good for my daughter. She is an avid reader and when I can find a good book that we both can enjoy I happily buy it. That being said I must warn you that this may be a YA novel, but it is definitely more appropriate for more mature readers. It was not fit for my almost 14 year old. I read the quartet + one novella One Week Girlfriend by this author and enjoyed every one. This book like the others did not dissapoint. I really enjoyed the characters Nick and Reverie and really enjoyed their story. Although, it was not suited for my daughter I loved it! I mention it had a major cliffhanger because I know some readers are turned off by that. The next book His Destiny should be available August 25th and conclude the story of Nick and Reverie, so you may want to wait for the complete story. Either way I recommend this book. ENJOY!!!
chelleq More than 1 year ago
Young love, first love is what this book is about. It is from Nick's pov and also told through Reverrie's pov using her Dear Diary entries, which I thought was a unique way to tell it. Nick can't seem to catch a break in his life and you are really pulling for him for some good to come through. He is afraid to tell Reverie about his past, afraid that she won't understand him and leave. He also has to deal with his ex Krista, who also threatens his happiness. When Nick's big secret is finally revealed, he thinks that things are going to go his way because there is no immediate fallout. However, things with Krista take a turn for the worse so Nick gives up his happiness to protect the one he loves. I liked reading the insecurities both are feeling about their relationship. I hope in the next book that Nick will finally find his happiness.
Lauren2LC More than 1 year ago
With this book it had all the elements I was looking forward to. 1) Great Cover, 2) Written by Monica Murphy & 3) I was in the mood for a YA/NA type of book. This book was mainly from Nick's POV and also diary entries from Reverie. Poor Nick has had some tough luck but the minute he sees Reverie his whole world changes. With Nick's upbringing he has some issues with his self worth and doesn't think he deserves someone as pure and sweet as Reverie. Reverie has been sheltered her whole life but one thing she does know is how to love unconditionally. When she meets Nick it is the first time that she wants to truly step out of sheltered life. But is love enough? Nick tries to stay away from Reverie but he can't. The more he gets to know Reverie the more he falls for her. But it is not all unicorns and rainbows for these two. Nick has secrets, and a crazy ex-girlfriend, while Reverie's family life is about to implode. As I was reading this book I was liking Nick more and more but Rev. Gah! I know its YA and normally I don't mind that genre but something about Rev's immaturity drove me batty and don't even get me started on how I feel about Krista. However, I did like her reaction to Nick 's secrets and lies of omission. This was Rev's saving grace for me in this book. Now that the secrets are out and Rev is pure of heart and loves whole heartedly things start to hit the fan. Then .... Argh! Damn cliffhangers!!!!!! Now I have to read Her Destiny to find out what happens to Nick. Gah! What a diabolical plan, even though it was not my favorite book now I am hooked to this series. Good job Monica Murphy! :) Good Job!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another great story by Monica Murphy! Can't wait to see more of the story unfold in the next book!
ValerieStuckInBooks More than 1 year ago
I've read a lot of Monica Murphy's books and I've loved them. My favorite of her's are the One Week Girlfriend books. This one has a similar feel. It's daring and unexpected. I'm guessing and thinking I know what's up but then I'm not sure. It's that "must read to find out" feeling that makes this books so good. The characters have depth and make me care. I get that Nick's life has sucked and I'm cheering for him. I yell at him to get him to revile his secrets - it'll be okay. He doesn't but I still love him. Reverie is innocent like no other girl in any other story I've read is. Her evangelical father has seen to that. But her connection to Nick changes that. I love how straight forward she is. I love her diary. I love how she forgives him for making mistakes. I love her. This story is told from Nick's POV with diary entries from Reverie. I get the feeling Her Destiny will be from Reverie's POV. I'm excited to see what happens with these two. I will be reading book two. Looking for YA that's a little different, a little more daring and has some surprises, then this is the book to pick-up.
RoxyKade More than 1 year ago
I immediately knew that I was going to love this book when my heart broke and I was in tears by the end of the first chapter. And, although this story has a serious undertone, I enjoyed the light, sweet romance between Reverie and Nick. I also really enjoyed how this story was delivered, with dual POVs, direct from Nick and through Reverie's most personal thoughts. There were bound to be a few hurdles along the way for these two amazing characters but this story wasn't as intense as I was expecting it to be. As I said before, the romance was sweet, with just enough tension and plenty of chemistry. I enjoyed getting to know both characters. Nick was a genuine, good-hearted guy and even though he was afraid that his past would ruin things for him, his beautiful soul shone through time and time again. Rev was extremely likable. Her innocence was endearing and she was quite different from the norm. Sheltered and a bit spoilt, she surprised me from time to time and there was definitely more to her. I think Nick brought out the best in her but she still held onto what she believed in.  This story took a surprising turn, and I wasn't expecting the events that transpired towards the end of the story. It was shocking and heartbreaking. But once again Nick showed just how amazing and selfless he was. I just couldn't get over how abrupt this story ended, though. I had this whole scenario play out in my mind and I was just waiting for it to happen, and then that was it. THE END. I didn't think this was going to be a series, so I was pleasantly surprised to find out there would be more to Nick and Reverie's story, and I cannot wait for the next book, even though I suspect that plenty of heart-ache lies in store for them.
jenniferstrand More than 1 year ago
Sometimes you love a book. Sometimes you don't. After reading the synopsis of HIS REVERIE, I was sure it would fall firmly into the category of books I love. Alas, it did not. I think it all started with the insta-love connection between Nick and Reverie.  Which is interesting, because separately, I really liked these characters!  Nick is a bad boy with a compelling story to tell.  Reverie is the innocent, sheltered girl looking for a taste of what Nick's got. The ingredients are right, but you put them together and it's clear that something is missing.  Like, maybe you were supposed to add a cup of sugar, but you read the recipe wrong and only put in a tablespoon.  Yes, it's EXACTLY like that.  Now, I've read some reviews complaining about the cliffhanger ending. I had to giggle because the mystery that hits at the end was probably my favorite part.  It takes the focus off the romance that doesn't work for me and puts it on a story line that grabbed my attention.  If it weren't for that ending, I would have zero interest in picking up the second book in this duology.  As it stands, I kind of need to know whodunnit, lol. HIS REVERIE was my first book by Monica Murphy and despite my lack of love for this story, it will not be my last book by her.  She's proven to me that she knows how to write and I've heard the the One Week Girlfriend Quartet is chock-full of good loving. I am SO IN.
AlwaysYAatHeart1 More than 1 year ago
His Reverie is the story of two teens from completely different worlds find themselves drawn to each other.  Nicholas has had a hard life, never seeming to get a break.  He's been in trouble, and no one really seems to care about the truth.  Reverie Hale is the classic good girl, the preachers daughter, always trying to do what's right, what's expected, but she can't deny what she feels for Nicholas.  His Reverie is their story.  A story of love, heartache, what should be, what can be, and what really is.  His Reverie had a slow start for me.  It was really over half-way in before I got interested.  I am a huge fan of Monica Murphy's adult series, but this YA novel was a bit lacking, though I am sure preteens and younger teens would enjoy it.  Towards the last third of the book, it did get interesting when the romance factor kicked up a few notches, and the story itself took an exciting turn.  I didn't realize this was going to be a series, and it does end up with a cliffhanger, something I am not really a fan of, so be prepared when you read it.  Overall it was cute.  I am hoping the next installment picks up with the degree of drama that the book ended on and will be more appealing.  I will probably be reading it because I want to see what happens next.  While the first two-thirds of the book would appeal more to a younger teen age-group, the last third is geared to a more mature teen audience. 
Jazzie More than 1 year ago
My rating is more 3.5 stars than 3 stars Note: This review contains no spoilers A story of young love of two people from two different worlds. Nick has a dark past that he wants to put behind him; and, Reverie is that innocent and sheltered young lady wanting so much to experience life. This is another contemporary telling of a "Romeo & Juliet" story, told in Nick's point of view (POV). Monica Murphy told a touching story of two people from two different worlds coming together...despite all the forces that wants to keep them apart. Nick and Reverie still finds a way to be together. Reverie's character is set to such a high "pedestal" that Nick feels that he isn't worthy to have her love and attention. In this sweeping tale of forbidden love filled with obstacles and forces working against them, they find a way to be together...be it in secret, they still find a way. I loved that Reverie's POV is told in the form as diary entries. It gave me the feeling of what she is feeling and thinking after each encounter with Nick. Although the story was interesting that had it's own mysteries to be solved, it was somewhat predictable and filled with clichés. However, the cliffhanger did make me gasp. After all that they went through, and still is, the story ends in a cliffhanger!!! Really!?! Guess I will have to wait for the next book to find out what happens next in this love story of Nick and Reverie.  Moreover, I think that anyone who enjoys a story of "forbidden" young love will enjoy this book.
csingh More than 1 year ago
Monica Murphy quickly became a must read author for me after I read her One Week Girlfriend Series last year.  When I heard her first heard her next book was going to be a young adult novel. I was intrigued and knew I had to read it.  I wasn't sure what to expect other than younger characters. I didn't realize there were going to some similarities to the OWG series as well as some things unique to His Reverie. The similarities are few.  There's an air of mystery around the Hale family, the book ends on a cliffhanger.  Yup, I said it.  If you're someone who doesn't like to know, I'm sorry.  The cliffhanger was a shocker for me, especially since it caught me totally off guard.  Up until then, I'd been reading and everything was smooth-ish and then, *BAM!* I was left wide eyed and open mouthed.  Nick and Reverie are both very likable characters, but I liked Nick more.  I think it's because he was the underdog and had already experienced so much in his young life, the majority of it not positive. Reverie was too sheltered and some of her actions and thoughts came across as too naive, which she was, but it felt over done.  I was pleasantly surprised with this book.  I wasn't ever 100% sure what was going to happen and there were revelations all over the place.  I'm really looking forward to the sequel and hope to be able to finally put together all the pieces of the puzzle.
busymama49 More than 1 year ago
This is a good young adult story dealing with first love. He is from the "wrong side of the tracks" and she is a TV evangelist's daughter Her name is Reverie and she is exactly that - ephemeral, naive, and sheltered. Falling in love with the "help" would not make her parents happy, but that is just what she did. I love Monica Murphy's writing. Young adult though is just not my cup of tea. Nevertheless, this is an entertaining story with a cliffhanger. I do hope Monica writes the sequel quick. I am curious to find out who murdered... OOOOPS! No spoilers here!
Shellbelle1 More than 1 year ago
3.5 Stars His Reverie by Monica Murphy is different from her previous series. I am not sure if it falls under the YA genre or mature YA genre. His Reverie is a sweet romance between two young people. One is still in high school and the other is barely out of high school. The romance between these two is sweet and does not have the erotic edge that previous books have had. But this is a very good thing and very appropriate for this kind of book. The book focuses more on the characters as young people trying to find their way in the world of which they were born. It is somewhat a Romeo and Juliet story with the forbidden love factor. Reverie is from the perfect world. She has been the perfect daughter, the perfect sister, and the perfect friend. She is a princess in her world. Her father is a well known evangelist with a national cable show and huge ministry. Her life has been influenced by her father’s calling. But like any normal teenager she wants to experience young love, dating, hanging out with friends, and fun. When she meets Nick, a young man from the wrong side of the tracks, her heart yearns for him. Nick has had a very rough go of it in his young life. He spent eleven months in jail for a crime he did not commit. He lost his mother to cancer shortly after he was released. He has been forced to grow up and become a man too early. He is struggling to survive in the adult world. When he gets a summer job working at Reverend Hales’s estate. When he meets Reverie Hale his life is turn upside down. She is the purest, nicest, and most beautiful person he has ever been around. Nick and Reverie are drawn to one another. They begin a secret relationship that leads into love. But both of their worlds collide. Nick has been keeping his former life a secret, a past girlfriend is threatening to expose their relationship, and Reverie’s family is starting to fall apart. When someone is murdered, Nick once again is blamed. He is willing to take the blame to protect his Reverie. His Reverie ends on a cliffhanger. Readers will find out all the answers on August 25, 2014 when His Destiny releases. I am looking forward to seeing what happens next. I liked the characters and the nature of this story. There were a few things that kind of were hard to swallow but I had to remember this is a fictional story and that the book is geared more towards the younger adult audience. They are not sticklers for details and are more into the fantasy of the perfect romance. They like the aspect of forbidden love, characters with a truckful of angst, and finding true love. I think they will love this book. Monica Murphy captured the teenage spirit and young love.
THHernandez More than 1 year ago
4-1/2 Stars -- This is the first book I’ve read by Monica Murphy and I have just one question — where have you been all my life? His Reverie is an intense upper young adult romance that breaks the mold in a number of ways. For one, it’s told almost exclusively from the male point of view. When we hear from Reverie, it’s through her diary entries in past tense, but the rest is told in first person present tense from Nick’s point of view. I’ve heard that YA romance from the male perspective won’t work. Well, after reading His Reverie, I beg to differ. All of the angst, the drama, the heartache is just as powerful from Nick’s viewpoint. Plot This is a young adult romance, although it’s in the upper age range. And as such, it has a solid romantic plot, filled with all of the angst we expect from teens in love. There is some strong language and sexual situations, but it’s appropriate for those 16 and older. Nick is balancing a lot, reeling from the loss of his mother, coping with life outside of prison after being released for a crime he didn’t commit, and falling for the unattainable girl. This is a classic tale of forbidden love with a very modern twist and I loved it. Sure, some of it was predictable, but that didn’t make it any less enjoyable. Characters The characters are what really makes this story so great. Nick’s voice is fresh and unique. I’ve heard people say that this will never work. Teen romance needs a female protagonist. Well, it really doesn’t. His Reverie is proof of that. Watching Nick twist in the wind with his inner emotions while only uttering short response is so fun to watch, because he’s such a guy. He can’t possibly put it all out there and be cool, but because we’re inside his head, we get to see it all, and it’s delicious. The rest of the characters are equally well drawn. Reverie transcends the stereotype of the preacher’s daughter and Nick’s ex-girlfriend, Krista, is more than just the jilted ex. The rest of the supporting cast rounds out the book well with issues of their own, so that they’re more than just window dressing. Bottom Line His Reverie is a gripping tale and intensely emotional, without being melodramatic. I reached a point about two-thirds of the way in where it was literally impossible to put down. I’m anxiously awaiting the August release of the follow up book to see what happens next. Disclaimer I was provided a copy of this book by the author in exchange for an honest review.
LovinLosLibros More than 1 year ago
3.5/5 stars You never forget your first love. The excitement, anticipation, nervousness/fear of what's to come really defines it and sears it into your memory, changing you forever. Every touch, every emotion is heightened and it is intoxicating. What if your first love was a forbidden one? If it had to be kept secret because of who you were and what your family represented? Monica Murphy creates such a story in His Reverie. Told primarily from the male POV, we get to see these elements at work and the delicate foundation in which Nick and Reverie's relationship is built. I was very engaged and interested in this story. I enjoyed reading the book from Nick's POV, as it makes the book that much more raw and emotional. Every chapter interjects an entry from Reverie's diary, so where Nick's words are hard, Reverie's are flowery and wistful. Murphy does such a great job of capturing the thoughts and feelings of a naive 16 year old girl. I read Reverie's entries and flashed back to when I was 16, remembering crushes and that all-encompassing desire to fall in love for the first time. While I enjoyed this one, I felt something was missing for me. I wasn't as invested as I would have liked. The story opens with Nick just getting released from jail for a crime he did not commit and is feeling extremely betrayed. The only person he can depend on is his mom and she is waiting with news that completely devastates him and brings his world crashing down around him. Getting a job working at the Hales is one Nick desperately needs. He never expects to meet a blonde angel while working there. Their first meeting is a flirtatious one and Nick can't stop thinking about the beautiful, sweet girl he met. He knows he should stay away from Reverie and really wars with himself over her. He knows he could never measure up and that he's not good enough for her.Reverie is a light in the darkness for Nick and he clings to that even though he knows letting her go would be the right thing. Nick, as I said earlier, has been betrayed by people he thought were his friends and now has no one to turn to. He feels less alone with Reverie, but he knows if she finds out his secret of serving time in jail she'll bolt and will lose the respect she has for him. Reverie is a sheltered, innocent girl that feels suffocated by her parents. Her father is a preacher, thus putting her in the spotlight, and being forced to watch how she acts and appears at all times. She loves her parents dearly though and is crushed when she doesn't meet their approval. She wants to be treated the same as any other normal girl and be allowed to wear a bit of make up and cute clothes. She has the naivety of a 16 year old girl and falls for Nick hard and fast. She wants him to be the one for her-he evokes all these feelings she never knew she could have and wants more. I have to mention Krista, Nick's ex. She's a real piece of work and is very manipulative of Nick. She is desperate for love and acceptance and fixates on getting what she wants from him. She does not take too kindly to his brush offs and is willing to make his life hell to get her way... Nick and Reverie's love story is one that you read while feeling like you're on the edge of a precipice. You are just teetering there, waiting for it all to come crumbling down around them. This book does end on somewhat of a cliffhanger and will leave your heart in emotional turmoil as you await the conclusion to their story. I am looking forward to seeing if Nick and Reverie can overcome the obstacles that stand in the way of their love or if the external factors will rip them apart for good.
TheAutumnReview More than 1 year ago
Monica Murphy is always a go-to author for me and this latest project had me intrigued. I loved the cover immediately and I'll admit that I'm a sucker for the bad boy/girl girl type of love story. Not only did I enjoy this one, but I'm anxious for more of the story. The ending left me a bit on edge.  Nick's been dealt a bum deal. He was in jail for a crime he didn't commit, his best friend turned on him, the girl he messed around with is conniving, and his mother dies. The only thing good that has come out of his bad situation is getting a job with the Hale's. The Hale's are famous for their weekly religious show and Nick quickly becomes captivated by their daughter Reverie. The interest is mutual and Reverie finds herself wanting to know more about Nick.  The problem is that because of Nick's past, he feels their relationship needs to be kept quiet. He knows that her family won't approve of him and he wants to protect her from that and his past. As the momentum of their relationship builds, so does the pressure. But, Nick and Reverie become so lost in each other that they're blindsided by a series of events that could not only expose Nick's past, but their relationship.  Overall, I found myself captivated by the direction of the story. It appears to be the bad boy/good girl love story, but I have a feeling that some bombs will be dropping in the next book. I think there's more to the Hale's and I have a feeling that it will leave Nick and Reverie in an interesting situation. I can't wait to see what happens next! Favorite quote: ~"You touch me and I want to die. You don't touch me and I want to die. My feelings for you confuse me so much. It...scares me. You scare me in the best way possible."-Loc 2856