Tuesday 11 February 2014

Review: Three Broken Promises (One Week Girlfriend Quartet #3) by Monica Murphy

Title: Three Broken Promises
Author: Monica Murphy
Publisher: Bantam
Release Date: December 31st 2013
Pages: 304
Series: One Week Girlfriend Quartet #3
Where I Got It: Barnes and Noble

Synopsis: Breakout New Adult 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.

Monica Murphy
Monica Murphy is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the One Week Girlfriend series. She writes new adult and contemporary romance for Bantam and Avon. She also writes romance as Karen Erickson. A native Californian, she lives in the foothills below Yosemite.


I read this book on February 11 2014.

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.

Ages: 16+
Grades: 11 and up

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