August 24, 2015

In The Dark by Monica Murphy ~ REVIEW TOUR



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Title: In The Dark
Series Name: The Rules Series
Author Name: Monica Murphy
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance
Cover Designer: Sarah Hansen, Okay Creations
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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 girl 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?


Review by: Gina 

I loved this book! It was fun, enjoyable read, with nothing that was too heavy. There were several laugh out loud moments. I found it to be well written and have a very entertaining story line. 

There was so much push and pull, back and forth between, and the sexual tension between Gabe and Lucy was a lot to take in. I felt a little sad for Lucy. Her mom's past experience has sort of traumatized Lucy and has prevented her from experiencing life a little. She does have some insecurities, that she mentioned several times through out the book, I got a little annoyed with that because it made her seem whiny. But Gabe was always there to reassure her. 

Both characters had their struggles and it was rewarding to see them over come those. This is a great book, great series, that I highly recommend. Looking forward to reading more!


4.5 Stars 

Review by: Gina 

Monica Murphy does it again! I fell in love with this story and could not put it down. It was one of those that I did whatever I could to prolong it. I read it as slow as I possibly could. I loved getting a little more of Shep and Jade from Fair Game, but I fell in love with Gabe and Lucy even more.
Gabe can't get away from his family. He's 21 years old and still has to go on boring family vacations. He's always had player tendencies. With a "one and done" motto, he's not looking to settle down anytime soon.
Lucy is a beautiful, curvy, young woman. She's not particularly fond of them, but she still has a sense of confidence. She's house sitting for a wealthy family over the summer when she notices the handsomely attractive boy vacationing next door. She can feels his eyes on her, so she flaunts what she has, loving the feeling that comes over her.
This story was perfect. Laughter, sexiness, a few rough times to test the relationship...these all equaled a book that I had eagerly been anticipating and for good reason. I can't wait for the next book in this series...I'm expecting a rough yet fun ride.

4 Stars 







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Blurbs :
FAIR GAME (The Rules Series, Book 1) May 12, 2015
When your boyfriend bets YOU in a poker game, you better know when to run...
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?
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SLOW PLAY (Book 3) November 10, 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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