NEW RELEASE/REVIEW: Taming Lily by Monica Murphy



Fowler Sisters Book Three

(Best read in order)

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I’m in trouble. Again. And instead of facing my problems head-on, I’ve run away. Far away this time, and no one can catch me—not my two younger sisters, Violet and Rose, not my father, my grandmother, or that witch Pilar who wants to take control of my family’s cosmetics company. Now I’m in Hawaii, enjoying the sun and sand and water, where nobody knows the hot mess known as Lily Fowler. And I’m loving every minute of it.

But someone is watching me. Following me. He’s gorgeous. Soon we’re talking, and against all my instincts, I reveal bits and pieces of myself to Max. It feels good, though I know he can’t be the man for me. These sudden feelings we share are way too complicated, too fraught, too intense.

Then everything explodes and I’m forced to return home. My intentions have always been true, but now everyone’s mad at me. I don’t know who to turn to anymore . . . except to Max. He’s the one I want to trust. But I’m not so sure I should. Maybe it’s worth the risk—what-ifs be damned. . . .



I’ve been curious about the oldest Fowler sister since the very first book. She’s known as the partier, the troublemaker, the wild woman. She’s been shunned and cut off by her father, and it wasn’t until Stealing Rose that I realized that maybe that was only her public persona. And in her book, we find out the real Lily. Lily is the only Fowler sister who isn’t involved in Fleur, and we enter in right when she goes on the run. For she’s found out something she shouldn’t have. Lily’s, in my opinion, a perfect representation of a type of first born child. She’s the product of two parents who weren’t there for her, and her desperate need to be accepted by her older peers (namely her parents). She doesn’t have acceptance or support where she needs it most so she acts out.

Max Coleman is the definition of a man who loves women. I’m not saying he’s a womanizer just that he loves and appreciates the female form. And his first glimpse at Lily cinches his involvement with her. He’s all in, motives be damned, and he can’t seem to get enough of her. He’s a man who’s made many mistakes in his life, and he’s about to make another one. He can’t help the call that she has, and he certainly won’t resist it. Which makes things so much harder.

What I’ve loved about this series is that it features men who originally have deceitful intentions, but realize through their interactions with each Fowler sister that these women are more important, that they’re worth more, and have to re-earn that trust from the women to win them. This book was more erotic than the others, and I think there’s a reason behind that. I think the setting and the type of characters we had needed it, to sort of send home that feeling of how vacations feel like different worlds, and that it’s okay to open yourself up while you’re away. And I especially think that Lily needed that physical reassurance to break down her walls. Ms. Murphy’s writing, as always, rocks. She can always, always keep me going in a story and pull me in from the start. I loved seeing the happiness and each arc end with this final novel in the series. But I do hope we get to see them again, or, perhaps, get a spin-off somehow 🙂 Also, this book was incredibly hot so keep someone near you to combat that!




Book One: Purchase for Kindle

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Book Two: Purchase for Kindle


Book Three:  Purchase for Kindle



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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