HIS REVERIE by Monica Murphy — Jenn’s Review

his reverie

WHY I READ IT

The author asked for a review and I loved her previous series.

WHAT I RATED IT

3.5stars

WHAT IT’S ABOUT

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…
Not.
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.

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JENN’S REVIEW

Nick Fairfield didn’t do it. Of course, everyone who has been in jail says that, but really, the crime he has spent the last year in jail for, he didn’t commit. Released as a free man, he still has the stigma of convict hanging over his head. He lands a summer job working for Reverend Hale, an uber-wealthy, television evangelist. He plans to work hard, get paid, and get on with his life. What he doesn’t plan on, is Reverie Hale.

Reverie Hale is misunderstood. As a preacher’s daughter from a wealthy family, people have a tendency to think she is stuck up. In reality, she has very few friends and tends to be alone most of the time. Her brother has rebelled against their parents and isn’t around very often and her mother can’t seem to stand the sight of her. Reverie is alone… Until she stumbles upon Nick Fairchild.

The moment Nick and Reverie meet, the attraction is instant. For Nick, Reverie, being his boss’s daughter, is off limits. Reverie, doesn’t much care for limits. To Nick, Reverie is that rainbow after a storm, the beauty that could be his, a dream.  Her love represents a new life for Nick.

“Well, you’re definitely not a Rev to me. So I think I’m going to call you Daydream every time I see you”

Nick and Reverie embark on a secret, forbidden affair. Even with Nick being more experienced than a sheltered Reverie, he experiences all the firsts along with her. Their first kiss was such a stunning moment, I found myself (after highlighting the entire scene) going back to read it again. Monica Murphy did such a remarkable job capturing the moment perfectly. I was holding my breath, it was that beautiful

Even with having Reverie by his side, Nick is still straddling a line on either side of the tracks. The one side of that line tells him he’s been in jail, and lives in a crappy apartment and should leave Reverie alone to be with someone who can give her everything. The other side tells him he’s good enough, and she loves him and he’s going to be the one to give her everything she needs because she is his and his alone.

So which side wins out?? I will tell you that his book does end in a cliffhanger, and it’s a big one. Fear not, the next and final chapter in Nick and Reverie’s story will be released mid-August. You don’t have to wait for it to love this book though. You will get swept away in the emotion. This is a beautiful story of first love, finding yourself and learning to look past stereotypes and misconceptions and live your life freely.

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