Frosh: Second Chances by Mónica B. Wagner
Series: Frosh Series #2
Also in this series: Frosh: First Blush
Published by The Studio/ Paper Lantern Lit
Publication Date: September 27th 2016
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult
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In FROSH: FIRST BLUSH, Ellie, Grant, Devon, and Charlie spent their welcome week falling head over heels for each other—before totally falling apart. Now, in FROSH: SECOND CHANCES, they’ll have to pick up the pieces.
After ruining Grant’s football career (and her own reputation), Ellie has been trying to lie low—which means not making more enemies. But some students still want her to pay for what she did, and now, Ellie’s determined to fight back—and fight for Grant.
Grant is adjusting to his new reality: no more football means no more free passes in class, and definitely no more distractions; especially from Ellie, whom he misses even after she destroyed his world. Can he find a way to move on without her—and without football?
Devon finally has it all: her brother's sober and her boyfriend is an adorkable genius. But when her parents threaten to tear her and Charlie apart because he doesn't 'fit' into their high society, she will go to dangerous lengths to prove that nothing—nothing—can defeat Devon Connors.
Charlie’s never questioned who he is: pre-med science geek, and now, Devon Connors’ boyfriend. But when he discovers a secret about his past, Charlie isn’t sure of anything—especially whether he can trust Devon with the truth.
This is the second book and the series. After the first ended in a cliffhanger I wasn’t sure that I wanted to read book 2 until book 3 came out. I really don’t like being left in the dark. Unfortunately I have no patience so went ahead and read this one. 🙂
The story starts a few weeks after book one ends and its Ellie, Grant, Devon and Charlie trying to get their lives back on track. Without giving spoilers from book 1 let’s just say that the shit majorly hit the fan and Grant and Ellie’s budding relationship couldn’t stand the fallout. He wanted time away from her because he life was in flux but he still cared about her and wanted to be with her. Ellie is trying to survive being the cause of so many bad things happening when it really wasn’t her fault. A secret society starts trying to bully her to try to get her to leave the school – it’s a mess. Unfortunately Grant and Ellie’s feelings for each other are all over the place and sadly they mostly spend the book apart rather than together. The story ends on a high note for the two so I’m hoping in book 3 they can settle everything between them.
Devon and Charlie…was there ever a more unlikely pair? He’s earnest and such a nerd and she’s a spoiled rich girl who truly cares about him but does the wrong things for the right reasons. Of course that never really works out for people and it didn’t in this case. While Devon was trying to save her relationship with Charlie from her mother’s scheming she was imploding it at the same time by being secretive and always running off. Charlie gets some big news and hates that he can’t even tell Devon. The way the story ended for these two makes me think that they’ll have others in their lives before long but I honestly can’t tell how that relationship will turn out.
I liked the story and getting a bit more info on the couples was nice but frankly the story didn’t go anywhere, imho. It was more like things were happening but we really got no conclusions at all except maybe one with Charlie. To me the book felt more like a place holder and some slices of life than a complete book – but that’s my opinion, of course. I truly am ready for book 3 but since book 1 & 2 were almost a year apart in publication I think I’ll have to wait a while. 🙁
Rating: 3 out of 5