The Junior

Posted 09/09/2021 by Stephanie in NA, Reviews / 0 Comments

The JuniorThe Junior
Series: College Years #3
by Monica Murphy
on September 9, 2021
Genres: Chick Lit, Contemporary, Sports Romance
Format: ARC, eBook
Pages: 319

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Caleb Burke.

Charming. Funny. Sexy.

Major player - both on the field and with the ladies.

I hate him.

Well, not really. I resist his so-called charms because I recognize them. We’re a lot alike, Caleb and I. He’s afraid of commitment? Me too. A giant flirt? Same here. He knows how to party? I am the absolute queen of the party.

Until I realize it’s time for me to grow up and become a responsible adult. I’ll be student teaching next year, so to save money, I move in with my two new roommates -- Eli Bennett and Caleb. Then I find a summer job -- where Caleb works. Soon, I'm spending almost every single day with the guy.

He’s growing on me too. We’ve always had this unspoken chemistry brewing between us. When we finally give in to it, it’s just as spectacular as I secretly predicted. The sex, and everything else, keeps getting better and better between us too.

But can I really take this guy seriously? Or am I only setting myself up to fail?

What a fun and hot story this was! I haven’t read any of the previous books and I didn’t really feel lost when I jumped into this one. Sure, there are tons of mentions of things and people that were from the previous books but it doesn’t take away from the story.

Caleb Burke is a freaking god! Yes, he’s a manwhore but when he finally meets the right girl and said girl finally gives him a shot, he changes soooo fast that it’s sweet. I really liked having a female character who can be considered promiscuous and be confident about who she is and not care about what other people would say about her. I think society puts labels on and judge people based on their actions and never takes into consideration that we are free to do what we want and who we want…

Caleb and Gracie’s relationship is a slow burn. It has been building for years and so when things finally aligned and it finally happened it was like a 4th of July firework show. Not only was the sexy stuff AH-MAZING but seeing Caleb embrace a side of himself that’s been asleep for a long time was very touching.

In this book, Caleb had the biggest evolution. I don’t like to say he changed because he really doesn’t, he just opened up and accepted a side of himself that he wasn’t aware of/familiar with and he tuned out to be a pretty great boyfriend.

Is it obvious that I love Caleb????? Lol

Next up, is Eli’s story and it looks like it’s going to be explosive so looking forward to that!

About Monica Murphy

Monica Murphy is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the One Week Girlfriend series, the Billionaire Bachelors and The Rules series. Her books have been translated in almost a dozen languages and has sold over one million copies worldwide. She is both a traditionally published author and an independently published author. She writes new adult, young adult and contemporary romance. She is also USA Today bestselling romance author Karen Erickson.

She is a wife and a mother of three who lives with her family in central California on fourteen acres in the middle of nowhere, along with their one dog and too many cats. A self-confessed workaholic, when she’s not writing, she’s reading or hanging out with her husband and kids. She’s a firm believer in happy endings, though she will admit to putting her characters through many angst-filled moments before they finally get that hard won HEA.