Monday, July 28, 2014

Release Day Launch, Review and Giveaway: His Reverie by Monica Murphy

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We are so excited to bring you the Release Day Launch for Monica Murphy's HIS REVERIE!! HIS REVERIE is a Young Adult Contemporary Romance you will not want to miss!

His Reverie

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I knew from the moment I first saw her she was the one. The only girl I could ever want.

The only girl I could ever love.

She is light.

I am darkness.

She is innocent.

I’ve done too much.

She is good.

I am bad.

She is my every dream.

I should be her every nightmare.

We come from different worlds. She’s…perfect. And I’m…


Somehow she wants me anyway. So we’ll grasp at what we can. We’re going to make this summer count. She’s my secret. And I’m hers.

The problem with secrets is they never last for long. And when others discover we’re together, they’ll do whatever it takes to keep us apart. All I know is: I won’t let them.

Because Reverie Hale? She’s mine.



I jump at the sound of a soft female voice, my hand jerking so the hose splashes me right in the face. Muttering a curse, I drop the hose and reach out blindly, wrenching the faucet off with one hand as I swipe at my eyes with the back of the other. I hear the girl laugh and I whirl around, fully prepared to find some bratty preteen Hale daughter mocking me.

But she’s not a preteen. Not even close. More like around my age. She’s tall and slender, her long blonde hair falling far past bared tan shoulders. She’s wearing some sort of sundress or whatever you call it and she’s pretty much covered since it hits just above her knees though her arms are exposed since the dress is sleeveless. The sun catches her just right though, shining through the thin fabric of her skirt so I can see through it.

My gaze drops and all I can see is long, long legs through the shadowy fabric. Damn. Those sexy legs are endless.  She clears her throat, like she knows exactly where I’m looking and what I’m thinking and I jerk my gaze up guiltily to meet hers, feeling like a jackass.

That’s when I notice her eyes are blue. As blue as the sky above us, and she’s so damn pretty, with delicate features and pink, pink lips, that I can’t seem to form words.

“Who are you?” she asks curiously. Her voice washes over me, sweet and melodic and now it’s my turn to clear my throat to get the lump out so I can freaking speak.

“Who are you?” I ask back like an idiot.

She smiles shyly and my entire body reacts, a bolt of electricity seeming to go through me. “I asked first.”

“Are you Hale’s daughter?” If she is, that sucks because holy hell she’s hot but yeah.

She’s completely untouchable if she’s a Hale.

MonicaMurphypic-250x373About Monica Murphy:

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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My Review

First off, you should know before you start this book that there's a sequel (Her Destiny) and you're not going to see any resolution until that one comes out.  I got to the end of His Reverie and just started shaking my head thinking "no, no, no...please don't stop right here!"  *sigh*

That said, the story itself is your classic good, innocent girl and supposed bad boy falling for each other...though in this case Nick really isn't bad, just a victim of circumstances and a really not-so-good friend.  And Reverie really is that good, innocent girl-with an evangelical reverend for a father and going to an all-girls school, never even been kissed by a boy.  Reverie's character is actually a bit too innocent, making her seem younger than she really is.  And Nick's character seems older, but he does have some hard life experiences to make him come across like that.  The complete opposite of their characters along with the fact that they can't let others find out about them drives the story.

For Reverie, it's a story of her first love, and for Nick a chance to find happiness with someone who truly cares about him-unlike his neighbor and ex-girlfriend...who tries to stir up the pot, adding to the drama.  

The format of the story, with Nick's POV being told as events are happening and then Reverie's POV being told through her diary entries was not ideal for me, though it did do a good job of showing just how innocent and unaware Reverie really is.  

Thanks to that cliffhanger (grrr!) and the format in which the story was told, I gave this a rating of 3.5 stars...and I'll be sticking around for the sequel as I really want to see if Nick and Reverie get their happily ever after.

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