Monday, May 11, 2015

Fair Game by Monica Murphy ~ Review Tour & Giveaway

You are going to LOVE this new series by Monica Murphy! We're celebrating the release of FAIR GAME! Join us in the fun!

Title: Fair Game
Series Name: The Rules Series
Author Name: Monica Murphy
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance
Cover Designer: Sarah Hansen, Okay Creations

Blurbs (subject to change):
FAIR GAME (The Rules Series, Book 1) May 12, 2015
Bad enough Jade Frost's boyfriend drags her to a boring poker game. Even worse that he actually threw her into the betting pot during an intense round...and lost. Talk about the perfect excuse for Jade to make him her ex-boyfriend.

Now she supposedly belongs to the ultra rich, extremely gorgeous Shep Prescott. He could have anything he wants yet he seems to be in hot pursuit of her. No matter how rude, how snarky, how impossible she acts, it doesn't stop him. More like her horrible behavior seems to make him want her more.

When she finds herself starting to fall for him, Jade's confused. There's more to Shep than the carefree rich charmer he portrays. No way could he want a serious relationship with her...or could he?


The first book I ever read by this author was One Week Girlfriend and I loved it.  When I saw this series announced, I thought of Drew and that series.  I was hoping for the same love I found in that book and I wasn't disappointed.

Only this author can make a guy who wins a girl in a bet worthy of falling in love with.  I love Shep.  He's a player.  He's a rich bored guy with sucky parents and he feels girls only want him cause he's rich.  So he's willing to hook up and do the casual thing and no more.  Until Jade.  She challenges him.  She doesn't fall at his feet.  Her reaction to being WON?  Priceless!

Jade is feisty.  She has that red hair thing down.  But she also has some issues with her interactions with guys.  Things she thinks might be her fault.  She doubts her hot looks and she can't believe Shep is actually attracted to her.  Why does he want her?  Oh, he wants her alright and he's not above telling her too.  

Together they are tortuous.  The chemistry is seriously hot but the interruptions stop things cold.  And the anticipation?  Yeah, it's killing everyone.  The thing is that the delays make these two better.  Shep needs it to see what he really wants.  He goes down resisting a relationship but he goes down.

And the story has an interesting turning point.  I wasn't expecting it when it happened and I liked that.  Certainly added to the feel of them being together in a different way than most romance books.

Something else I really enjoyed was the...dare I say couple time.  They might not have called it that but I will.  They had a lot of time to explore each other and to enjoy each other.  They were silly near the end with holding things back but I loved it.  And I really loved how and when the L word came up. 

This series has the feel of that first series I loved by Monica Murphy and if you felt the same, you should give this one a try.

The series continues!

IN THE DARK (Book 2) August 25, 2015
Stuck spending the summer with his screwed up family, Gabriel Walker is bored out of his mind and looking for an adventure. And he seems to find it with the hot girl who lives next door. The attraction between them is instant. Electric. Soon they’re spending every stolen minute together. Talk about the perfect summer fling…

Lucy isn’t what she seems. She doesn’t live next door—she’s the maid who’s been hired to house sit for the summer while the family goes on a worldwide vacation. If Gabe wants to believe she’s a spoiled rich girl looking for some fun, she can go along with that. After the summer, she’ll never see him again.

They don’t count on running into each other at college. Now Lucy must keep up the pretense of being a rich girl—and it’s exhausting. She knows she’s falling in love with Gabe and she’s scared he feels the same. Will he still care about her when he discovers the truth?

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SLOW PLAY (Book 3) November 3, 2015
Newly broke girl Alexandria Asher just wants to live a normal life. After her parents are sent to prison on embezzlement charges, she enrolls in college under her mother’s maiden name and tries her best to pretend she’s someone else.

Tristan Chadwick is everything Alex is trying to avoid. A seemingly egotistical, lazy, rich jerk, she dumps her beer on his head when he comes on to her one night at a party. This only spurs Tristan into action. He loves nothing more than a challenge. And the beautiful Alex is exactly the type of challenge that intrigues him.

Despite her reluctance, Alex finds herself quickly involved with Tristan. Underneath that playboy exterior is a good guy, a sweet and sexy guy who she is undoubtedly falling for. What they both don’t realize is the actions of Alex’s parents are the reason for so much tragedy in Tristan’s family. And when Tristan discovers who Alex and her family really is, can he forgive and forget?

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About the Author:

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.
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  1. I could go for a hot summer romance. I haven't read this author before, but I am heading to GR to pick one. Thanks for the introduction and review.

  2. This is one I definitely want to pick up! I know you really enjoy this author, so I am definitely looking forward to this one

  3. I'm finishing this one up right now and I love it! I adore Shep, and the anticipation and interruptions between him and Jade made me even more excited for this two to filly seal the deal! Great Review Val :)

  4. I like the sound of this better than her billionaire one. Shep is my kind of "jerk"

  5. I am loving how feisty Jade is! She isn't willing to fall for Shep so easily! Great review Val!

    Naomi @ Naomi’s Reading Palace