Skip to content

Close to Me by Monica Murphy (Book Review)

⭐⭐⭐⭐ (4 Stars)

Close to Me is your classic OG high school romance.

I feel like the blurb makes you think this is a bit more of a Bully romance than it actually is.
Asher Davis, our brooding mischievous hero is not that much of a bully… He’s just you classic douchebagy guy, that looks like a tormented emo drummer, with a perfectly chiseled jawline and silky dark hair.

Boy… Am I a sucker for this type…


But moving on… Asher comes from the other side of the tracks and has a very complicated relationship with his mother and her boyfriend. Our main girl Autumn is the daughter of a former NFL player and lives in a perfect house with her picture-perfect siblings.

Of course, ”Asher the bad boy” wants to corrupt our innocent leading lady, and there’s some push and pull between them for a while. Until Asher takes a beating from his mom’s drug dealing bf and goes to live in Autumn’s house, rescued by her dad (now his football coach).


I love the forced-proximity plot, and I feel like Monica Murphy added the perfect amount of drama to this teenage tale. It’s a bit angsty without overdoing it. There is one plot point regarding another girl that I’m not a fan of… but overall I really enjoyed this story.

I also wish the ending was a bit more fleshed out… it seemed a bit rushed compared to the rest of the story. But, I loved it.

Thank you, Monica Murphy and Social butterfly PR for sending me an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Find the Book here.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Coffee, Dogs & Books

I love books and enjoy sharing my thoughts

Pages and Brews

book-bosomed | beerocrat | dog mom | gamer |

Nienna Reads


Tea Spangsberg

Blogger, Coffee lover, Author, and Social Media Enthusiast.

Alison In Bookland

Your Source For Young Adult Books, Unboxings, and All Things Bookish

Words About Words

Two friends united against their massive TBRs

Jenny's Review Blog

Posts about books, subscriptions, shows, and more!

Lili's Blissful Pages

I Read, I Watch, I Write

Pages, Places, & Plates

Reviews of books, eateries, experiences, and travel.


i read a ton.

Berry's Poetry Book Reviews

Free Book Reviews, Poet Interviews and More!d

Spill the Tale

Food and Fiction!

Jiffy Kate

Two girls. One brain.


A daily selection of the best content published on WordPress, collected for you by humans who love to read.

%d bloggers like this: