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Feb 20, 2013

One Week Girlfriend Blog Tour: Excerpt + Giveaway

Welcome to my stop on the One Week Girlfriend Blog Tour hosted by Shh Moms Reading.

For today's stop, I've got a lovely excerpt to share with all of you where you get a glimpse at what basically, sets up the whole premise of the book. If this doesn't hook you, well then... I don't know what will.

Ooh, actually I just might. Along with the excerpt, I've got a giveaway for all you bookworms, yay! So if you'd like to read this one, definitely stick around!

About the book:

one week girlfriend by monica murphyTitle: One Week Girlfriend
Author: Monica Murphy
Publisher: Indie-published
Release date: January 11, 2013

Temporary. That one single word best describes my life these last few years. I’m working at a temporary job until I can finally break free. I’m my little brother’s temporary mother since our mom doesn’t give a crap about either of us. And I’m that temporary girl all the guys want to get with because I give it up so easily. According to the rumors, at least.

But now I’m the temporary girlfriend of Drew Callahan, college football legend and all around golden guy. He’s beautiful, sweet—and he’s hiding way more secrets than I am. He’s brought me into this fake life where everyone seems to hate me. And everyone seems to want something from him. The only thing he seems to want though is…


I don’t know what to believe anymore. All I know is, I think Drew needs me. And I want to be there for him.


**Mature situations and sexual content - recommended for ages 17+**
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About the author:

Monica Murphy is a writer, a wife and a mom. She drinks too much coffee and spends too much time in front of her computer. She likes to read, she watches bad reality TV and she sometimes acts younger than she really is. Though most of the time she's sure her kids think she's a complete buzz kill.

One Week Girlfriend, a new adult/contemporary romance, is Monica's first book.

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One Week Girlfriend Excerpt

“Why do you need my help?” I ask.
He glances around, as if afraid someone might see us. No surprise. Most guys don’t want to be seen with me in public.
Sometimes it really sucks, being the campus slut. Especially when I don’t even go to that stupid university.
“Maybe we could go somewhere and talk,” he suggests with a slight smile. I’m sure most girls would melt at first sight of that smile, the beguiling look on his face. It’s a beautiful face and he knows it, with those dark eyebrows that match his brown hair and the striking blue eyes.
But I’m not most girls. I don’t fall for a bunch of crap. “I’m not going anywhere with you to talk. If you have something to say, you can do it right here. Be quick with it too, because I need to go home.” I’m pretty sure my mom isn’t there and my little brother is all alone.
Not good.
He blows out a harsh breath, sounding all irritated. I don’t care. Whatever he has to say can’t be something I’d consider. I’m too curious though, so I need to know. Just so I can savor it later.
Drew Callahan does not talk to girls like me. I’m a local. A townie. He’s the quarterback of our winning university football team. He’s like a superstar, larger than life, with fans and everything. He has NFL aspirations for the love of God.
I work a shitty job and can barely make ends meet. My mom is an alcoholic who sleeps around and my little brother is starting to get into trouble at school. Our worlds are such total opposites I don’t have a clue why he would want to talk to me.
“Thanksgiving break is next week,” he starts out and I roll my eyes.
Duh. I’m extra thankful for it too. Means everyone will vacate this town and the bar will be virtually empty, making work a breeze. “Go on.”
“I have to go back home.” He pauses, his gaze cutting away from mine and uneasiness slips down my spine. I have no idea what this has to do with me. “I want you to go with me.”
Okay. That I didn’t expect. “What? Why?”
His gaze meets mine once more. “I want you to pretend to be my girlfriend for a week.”
I gape at him. I feel like a dying fish. Closing my lips, opening them. As if I’m gasping for my last breath, which I sorta feel like I’m doing. “You’re kidding.”
He slowly shakes his head. “I’m not.”
“Why me?”
“I...” He shakes his head and clamps his lips shut, as if he doesn’t want to tell me. “I’ll pay you.”
I cross my arms in front of my chest. They’re elevated from the stupid puffy jacket. I hate it so much but it’s the warmest coat I own. I bet I look like a blimp. “I’m not for sale.”
“Listen, I don’t want to pay you for anything—sexual.” His voice drops an octave and chills scatter all over my skin. The way he said that was sexy, though he didn’t mean to be. “I just need you to pretend to be my girlfriend. We won’t have to share a room or anything likethat. I’m not going to try and get in your pants, but we’ll have to look like we’re together, you know what I mean?”
No answer. I want him to continue this so I can remember later how I had Drew freaking Callahan begging me to be his pretend girlfriend. The moment couldn’t get any more surreal than it already is.
“I know you have a life and a job and whatever else that you do. It’ll probably be hard for you to ditch everything and go away with me for a week, but I swear, I’ll make it worth your time.”
He makes me feel cheap with that last remark. Like I’m the whore every guy brags that I am. The exaggerations are out there. The stories so outrageous, I don’t bother denying them. There’s no point. “How much are you talking?”
His gaze locks with mine and I’m trapped. Anticipation curls through me as I wait for his answer.
“Three thousand dollars.”

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  1. This book looks so good, and I've been reading great reviews. I already have a copy. Love the excerpt!

  2. This book sounds awesome!! I really love the excerpt too. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Sounds like a really interesting book!

  4. The excerpt definitely has me wanting more. I haven't read this book yet, but I've heard so many wonderful things! :)

  5. This looks like an amazing book! Definitely adding to my to-read list!

  6. Great excerpt. I'm ready to curl up with this book the weekend and be interrupted for any reason until I am completely finished reading it!

  7. Sounds really intriguing - maybe an opposites attract romance?


  8. Definitely makes me want to read the book!!

  9. Already read it and this book is really awesome! Can't wait for Second Chance Boyfriend :)

    -Ariella @ Secrets of Lost Words

  10. A very interesting excerpt thank you.

  11. I'm totally intrigued! great excerpt!!


  12. Eeeep! I've had this book on my TBR for a little while and that excerpt ... well it has totally got me! :) I will most definitely be moving this up my list to sometime in March!

    Great excerpt = I can't wait to see the rest of the story!

  13. Wow! This book is now on my to read list. That excerpt has me very intrigued about why he wants her to go home. Sounds like a good book!

  14. I want to read this book sooooo bad!!!

  15. I'm really excited about this one! The excerpt was great! Thanks for the giveaway.

  16. Oohhhh this sounds like an awesome story! ^^
    LOVE the excerpt - I NEED MORE lol
    This is now on my TBR list :)
    Thank you for this giveaway :D

  17. The excerpt just has me wanting more and more. First off the cover is pretty awesome and then the "About the Book" has me pretty much sold on the book and then comes the excerpt. I am dying to read this!!

  18. The excerpt just has me dying to read One Week Girlfriend even more! :))

  19. Would love to read this! Love these types of books and I keep hearing how great it is! Love the sexy pic on the cover too! Thanks for the chance to win!

  20. I've heard of this book. Hope to read it soon!

  21. II want to read this so bad!!

    thanks for the giveaway!

  22. Ah man I told myself I was going to give my wallet a break and not buy anymore books until I get through what I have but man that except was gooooood.

  23. I think it sounds amazing! Thanks for the chance to win!

  24. The excerpt sounds amazing! I've got to read this.

  25. Every time I read another review, or hear about it, it makes me want to go buy it nowwww, ha! Already loving this book.


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