Three Broken Promises by Monica Murphy
Series: One Week Girlfriend Quartet #3
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Publication date: December 31, 2013
Format: eARC, 304 pages
How I got it: NetGalley
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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.
I received a complimentary copy of this book for review consideration.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
After falling in love with Drew and Fable in One Week Girlfriend and Second Chance Boyfriend, I was thrilled to see this series continuing with Three Broken Promises. But this wasn’t Drew and Fable’s story, it was Jen and Colin’s. Anyone who read the first two books will recognize Jen and Colin and understand why I was excited to get a glimpse at their story.
I liked both Jen and Colin, but I never felt like I connected with them quite the way I did Drew and Fable. (I know, I know, I shouldn’t compare the two couples, but I can’t help it!) But I loved their “friends-first” romance. (That’s one of my favorite story lines, if you didn’t already know.) There’s just something about watching (or reading about) an existing, close relationship changing shape and becoming something so much more that just lights me up inside. I’ll take that over “insta love” any day.
But back to Jen and Colin. They obviously shared strong feelings for each other. They also each had a past that affected their present life and relationships in different ways. It took them some time to admit their true feelings to each other, but when they finally did and they gave in, sparks flew. Holy crap. The love scenes were seriously steamy. They were good together and despite a lack of communication and honesty, I liked them and was rooting for them.
I enjoyed this story of friendship, love and redemption. I like Monica Murphy’s writing and her characters – all of them – but, I can’t wait to get back to Drew and Fable’s story in Drew + Fable Forever.