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.
Author: Monica Murphy
Series: Drew + Fable #3
Genre: New Adult
Published: December 31st 2013 by Bantam
Thoughts: Ever since I’ve witnessed Jen and Colin’s unusual relationship in “Second Chance Boyfriend” I wanted to read more about their situation and what they are like.
Colin seems like the girl in all of this; with his woe is me-feeling guilty cus I broke promises-I don’t deserve you because you’re so much better than me-crap, is starting to get on my nerves. While Jen mans up and declares feelings for him time and time again, which I also think is stupid, how many times are you going to keep throwing yourself at him till you get the message? But perseverance is key and Jen’s got it in spades.
What’s really lacking is communication. I mean how long can you pretend that things aren’t happening? Plus, their inappropriately timed declaration of love through me for a loop; she runs away like a thief in the night, he shows up not 24hrs later and suddenly they’re throwing out “I love you’s” like candy bars? Seriously?
Other than my obvious frustrations with the characters I don’t feel as if it was poorly written; scenes were poorly timed but it is definitely not as good as the first book. No book ever is actually.
For some reason I’m not feeling the connection between them like I did when reading about Drew and Fable and I know Murphy can deliver, she just didn’t.
Last Line: “Making her mine. Forever.”