Release Blitz Review: The Senior (College Years #4) by Monica Murphy

Posted November 4, 2021 by Lisa Mandina in Blog Tour, Review / 0 Comments

Release Blitz Review:  The Senior (College Years #4) by Monica Murphy

The Senior by Monica Murphy is now live!

I received this book for free from Valentine PR in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Release Blitz Review:  The Senior (College Years #4) by Monica MurphyThe Senior by Monica Murphy
Series: College Years #4
Published by EM Publishing on November 4, 2021
Genres: NA Sports Romance
Pages: 449
Source: Valentine PR
Format: E-galley
My Rating: five-stars


Eli Bennett.

Magnetic. Outspoken. Infuriating.

Top ranked college quarterback. Sexy. Funny.

Oh, and now my ex-boyfriend.

When he makes me choose between him or a once in a lifetime opportunity, I surprise us both — and don’t choose him. He can’t tell me what to do. Besides, he’ll get over my so-called betrayal and we’ll be back together in no time.

But when I return from my European study abroad program, Eli is still angry. He wants me to apologize for leaving him. I want him to apologize for giving me an ultimatum. Looks like we’re at a standstill.

He’s playing the season of his life thanks to him channeling his anger into aggressiveness out on the field, and now he’s got NFL prospects. His every dream is coming true, but I know he misses me. He still wishes he had his parents’ approval. He’s on top of his game, but secretly, he’s miserable.

Until a life changing moment has us both reconsidering what we’re going to do with our lives. And if we’re going to end up…


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My Review:

This story was the one I was kind of both dreading and really ready to read at the same time. And it had all the angst you’d expect. As much as I wanted Eli and Ava to get back together, Eli really just didn’t quite get what he did wrong. And it was no wonder that they kept having all the problems every time one of them tried to get the other to listen or more. The book was so steamy though, even with all the issues the two kept having.

I felt the author did a good job of showing how the friends tried to stay neutral, while also supporting both of them. At times though their friends also would point out how they needed to maybe think a little more about how they were dealing with things and point out how each one of them had their own mistakes and things to overcome in the relationship.

There was a little twist towards the end that I wondered about when something wasn’t mentioned in a certain scene. And the way it was handled was so good, but also so emotional and had me crying as I read the way that whole thing went.

It was hard not to feel for Eli, and want him to be able to be a part of Ava’s family, as they had been the only real, healthy family that he’d really ever known. And I liked that even though they were on her side, they still knew that he wasn’t a bad guy, and didn’t cut him out when he needed them.

This was a perfect conclusion to this series, and we got an epilogue that caught us up on all our couples in this story. Now this might be silly, but I loved the way they called out my hometown team’s QB, Patrick Mahomes, toward the end of the story. Even with our not so great season at the moment, I’m a loyal Chiefs fan, and really believe in the young quarterback, so it’s fun when he gets to be a mention in a book by one of my favorite authors!

About the Author:

Monica Murphy is a New York Times, USA Today and international bestselling romance author. Her books have been translated in almost a dozen languages and have sold over two million copies worldwide. Both a traditionally published and independently published author, she writes young adult, new adult and contemporary romance. She’s also known as USA Today bestselling author Karen Erickson.

A native Californian, she lives on fourteen acres in the middle of nowhere with her husband, two kids, one dog, and four cats. When she’s not writing, she’s an assistant coach for her daughter’s high school cheer team, which is a two season sport. Meaning, she’s at practice with a bunch of teenage girls all the time. Or she’s at a football game. Or a basketball game. Maybe someday, she’ll even write about this experience.

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