Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Book Review: Five Days Until You (One Week Girlfriend #4.5) by Monica Murphy

Five Days Until You

One Week Girlfriend #4.5

Monica Murphy

Release Date:
April 17, 2015

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GR's Summary:

Unsure. That's how I'm feeling about my entire life. Just when everything's good and I have it all under control, my girl Chelsea decides she's going to leave me for the summer. Despite my disappointment, I have to support her. It's what she wants, an opportunity she can't say no to and no way will I be the one to stop her. I love her too much to hold her back. 

Opportunities are happening for me too, though. A big one that my brother-in-law Drew says I can't pass up. I'm working extra hard. So is Chelsea. It's like we don't have any time to get together. We keep making the same promise--only five more days until we see each other again. But we keep breaking that promise. Is our relationship strong enough to survive all of these changes? 

One Week Girlfriend Series:
Review of One Week Girlfriend Here
Review of Second Chance Boyfriend Here
Review of Three Broken Promises Here
Review of Drew + Fable Forever Here
Review of Four Years Later Here

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Lindy's Thoughts:

I was completely surprised when I found out that Owen and Chelsea were getting a novella!  This was so exciting to me, because I absolutely adore them.  As I began reading, it was like I had never left these characters.  They are a part of me.  They are like family, and every moment spent with them is precious and memorable.

It's been a week since Chelsea graduated college, and it is evident to Owen that she is not acting like her usual self.  She is restless.  Chelsea ends up revealing to Owen that she got offered an amazing opportunity to be in charge of a research project in Santa Augustina for the summer.  It would mean good money, experience, and look good when she eventually applies for graduate school.  While Owen doesn't want Chelsea to leave, he wants the best for her, and decides to be supportive.

Owen tells Chelsea that they will not be away longer than five days at a time from each other.  However, Owen ends up getting an amazing opportunity that could be a stepping stone for making his dreams come true.  Pretty soon, Owen and Chelsea are both working diligently and vigorously toward their separate goals.  This leaves them both lonely without one another, and puts a lot of strain on their relationship.  Insecurities take root, and one things for certain, once summer comes to an end, Owen and Chelsea's relationship will never be the same...

I LOVED Five Days Until You.  While Owen and Chelsea already had a beautiful relationship, it was wonderful to see them blossom, grow as individuals, and mature in to adults.  They learned how to be independent, compromise, support one another, and try to do what was best for one another.  

Owen and Chelsea are such a wonderful couple.  They really love one another, and I could feel their love and deep emotional connection.  The passion and intimacy between them was sexier than ever!  These two yearn for one another, and what they share is soul deep.  Owen and Chelsea's story was so romantic, and I fell in love with them as a couple all over again.

I was ecstatic to get a good amount of Drew and Fable in this novella.  Fable was there for both Owen and Chelsea as a source of support, wisdom, and helpful advice.  Drew pushed Owen to follow his dream, and was a source of inspiration.  We meet various secondary characters in this installment, and I was excited to see that two of them, Shep Prescott, and Tristan Chadwick are going to be main character's in Ms. Murphy's new series, The Rules!
My Rating:

I give, Five Days Until You, by Monica Murphy, 4 Relationship Tested, Love Never Fades, Soul Mates Forever Filled Stars!  Cheers to another wonderful addition in the One Week Girlfriend Series!  

My Favorite Quote:

"That's what she's like.  In a sterile, cold world my baby is sweetness and lights.  Smiles and laughter.  Love and comfort."  (eARC, Loc. 439)


Mikki's Review:

It's always fun to revisit old characters from a series that you love. I had no idea that Chelsea and Owen were getting another book, but I'm really happy that Monica Murphy wrote this novella. I missed them so much!!! This is an outstanding series with characters that will steal a piece of your heart! 

When I read Four Years Later, I was left in a good place with Chelsea and Owen. I was so happy that they overcame so many obstacles to be together. In this novella, we follow them as they still have to face some challenges that any relationship faces when they are away from each other. Insecurities come knocking on the door and our beloved couple will need to take decisions that will change their future. Chelsea moves a few hours away to start a graduate program and Owen decides to take a step toward a football career. In Eight weeks they go through many ups and downs, but at the end of it all they work on what makes them happy and not what others want. 

I really loved reconnecting with Chelsea and Owen. Their chemistry is stronger than ever! Owen is just AMAZING!!! I love the way he takes care of Chelsea. The love he feels for her is beautiful and breathtaking. You could see that both of them have grown a lot. They are still both young and have some major decisions to make. What I loved about both of them is that they went after what they really wanted. Their relationship was put to the test, but they grew stronger from everything that happened in those eight weeks apart. 

Overall, this was an amazing surprise for fans of the One Week Girlfriend series! It was amazing to see reunite with Fable and Drew as well. OMG!! Drew Callahan *Swoon*  I can never get enough of Fable and Drew!!! They totally rock in my books! This novella is a fast and enjoyable reading escape. You don't want to miss it!

My Rating:

I give Five Days Until You, by Monica Murphy, 4 sweet, sexy, love-conquers-all stars!

Book Teasers:

Book Excerpt:
“I’m scared to take a shower tonight. There’s sand in some weird places on my body, let me tell you,” Chelsea says as she scoops her hand into the sand and lets it fall from her fingers. 

“I’ll help you find all that sand,” I tell her with a leer and she makes a face, grabbing another handful of sand so she can plop it onto my shoulder. I brush it off and lunge for her, causing her to fall backward onto the ground and start laughing almost hysterically when I start tickling her. “Is it here?” I ask, poking at her ribs. 

“No.” She shakes her head, her arm darting out to grab more sand and she presses her hand against my chest, letting the sand cover it. “It’s right there.” 

It all falls on her so that was a bad move. Deciding to make it worse, I grab another handful and let it drop on her flat stomach, everything inside of me tightening when I see the way she shivers. “Cold,” she murmurs, her laughter dying when I start to brush it away from her stomach, letting my fingers trace little patterns on her skin. 

“You’re dirty, Chels,” I tell her, my fingers drifting lower. I can feel her tremble and when my fingers get closer to the top of her bikini bottoms, she sucks in a harsh breath, my name falling in a warning-filled whisper from her lips. 

Just then the kids reappear, hopping up and down in excitement, the buckets making a total racket from all the rocks and sticks inside. “We found a lot of stuff,” one of them yells. 

I withdraw my hand from Chelsea’s stomach and she sits up, sending me a sly look before she encourages the kids to dump out their buckets and we can get started. 

“You’re in big trouble, starting something you can’t finish,” she murmurs as she lines up a row of rocks in front of the castle she built, creating a pathway. 

“Ha, I plan on finishing it later tonight, baby. That is a guarantee.”

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About Monica Murphy:
New York Times, USA Today and international bestselling author Monica Murphy is a native Californian who lives in the foothills below Yosemite with her husband and three children. She's a workaholic who loves her job. When she's not busy writing, she also loves to read and travel with her family. She writes new adult and contemporary romance and is published with Bantam and Avon. She also writes romance as USA Today bestselling author Karen Erickson.


  1. I'm so far behind with this series! And by the sound of it, I really need to get back into it! :D I love soul mate type books!!

    Lovely reviews!

  2. Aww ... I love finding characters that feel that way to me. This sounds good, and what a tough position to be in.

  3. Secretive authors! Glad it's good.

  4. I haven't read the series but ya all have me curious now. Going to scout out book one


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