Monday, March 31, 2014
Review: Four Years Later by Novel Monica Murphy
New Adult 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?
This book was nothing short of amazing and it makes me want to go back and read the ones that came before it. (I tried the first one and didn't like where it was going, but I think I might have given up on it too soon - I need to rectify that.) I wasn't sure what to expect from this book because I had tried the first in the series and didn't finish it, but I really liked the premise of this one so I decided to give it a shot. I'm so glad I did because, as I said before, it was pretty amazing. I loved this book. I loved the characters, I loved the storyline, the tension, the relationships - it just all worked. Owen was just one of the most incredible characters I've read about - even with all of his flaws. What he goes through in this book is heartbreaking and life-affirming and, sure, he messes up sometimes, but he works so hard to turn it all around. He's sweet and he's loyal, a total hottie and a charmer - what's not to love? And Chelsea - she's just a sweet, little girl lost who desperately needs someone to love and be loved by unconditionally. On paper, these two should not work out, but somehow they do and it's magic. I love all of their scenes together and I grieved for them when they were apart. They are just the perfect counterparts for each other and I really hope we get to read more about them (hint, hint) in the future. I really want to see where their relationship goes. I devoured this book in like a day and now, I can't wait to go find the previous books in this series and read them, too. This author is fast becoming one of my go-to authors. Read it. Highly recommended.