Heroine: Fable McGuire – Engaged, In a Good Place
Hero: Drew Callahan – Traveling, Football Player
After all of the hell Drew and Fable have had to endure, I was so happy for them at the end of Second Chance Boyfriend. All I ever wanted for these two is happiness and love and contentment – and they got that and more. Even though Drew and Fable have had their ups and downs, some of them seriously down, they made it through.
So, even though their story was wrapped up nicely in Second Chance Boyfriend, I wasn't about to turn down a happily ever after novella! If Monica Murphy wants to give me more Drew Callahan, I'm more than okay with that. Because of Drew, I'll never hear the word marshmallow without going a little mushy inside.
I was a little concerned with how slow this novella starts out—there is a lot of rehashing of the first two books, which I could've done without (I’m more than okay with never hearing about Adele ever again, the evil witch). Plus, it felt like there was a lot telling and not much showing between Fable and Drew since there wasn't much dialog the first half of the book. And there was a lot more past tense than present. But, once we got further in, the magic started. The magic that is Drew and Fable.
Drew + Fable Forever is a cute novella that gives us a peak into life with Drew and Fable once all of their baggage has been let go. Drew Callahan without all that heavy Adele-shaped baggage on his shoulders is a sight to behold. That man... he turns my insides to marshmallow with how fiercely he loves Fable. Truly, it was great to see them both and find out what they'd been up to for the last few years...and to be a part of their forever.
Check out this excerpt from Drew + Fable Forever by Monica Murphy!
“We should check out Ocean Avenue tomorrow,” Drew whispers close to my ear, amusement tingeing his deep voice.
“What? Are you serious?” Even though I’ve come to terms with being here, it doesn’t mean I want to linger and make it a serious vacation. Besides, Drew needs to get back home so he can resume practice.
“Well yeah, remember the spot where we kissed?” His eyes are warm as they search my face, filled with so much love I feel my heart swell.
“Yes,” I whisper achingly. “Of course I remember.”
“I want to go back there.” He tucks a strand of hair behind my ear, his index finger lingering on my skin. “I want to kiss you again in that little alley and remember how wet we were from the rain. How nervous I was. I was scared you might reject me.”
I’d felt the same way. We’d dealt with much of the same feelings and fears and hadn’t even known it.
“I want to take you to that store where you got the dress that just about killed me and buy you whatever you want,” he continues, his fingers drifting across my jaw. My eyes flutter closed as memories rush back at me. “I want to sit outside the dressing room and have you come out to show me every single thing you’re trying on.”
That he remembers all the little details sends a thrill of pleasure spiraling to the very depths of my soul.
“And then I want to wander off for a bit and let you do whatever you want, secretly hoping that you’ll send me a text that says marshmallow. Though if you don’t that’s okay because I’ll send you one instead.” He offers up a crooked smile and the sight of it cracks my heart wide open, overflowing with so much pure love for him I want to cry. “Because we made a deal. Whenever we see or hear that word, the other comes running. I’ll always be the one to rescue you, Fable. You never have to worry about that.”
About the Author
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Monica Murphy is a native Californian who lives in the foothills below Yosemite. A wife and mother of three, she writes New Adult and contemporary romance for Bantam and Avon. She is the author of One Week Girlfriend and Second Chance Boyfriend.
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