Title: FROSH: Second Chances
Author: Mónica B. Wagner
Release Date: September 27th, 2016
Rating: 2.5 Stars
I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review, this not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review in any way.
Description from Goodreads
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.
Perfect for fans of Cora Carmack and Colleen Hoover, Monica B. Wagner’s sexy New Adult series follows these four characters all the way to winter break—when the only thing they’ll want more than first love is a second chance.
I’ve recently been seriously craving contemporary New Adult, preferably set in a college with some hot and steamy romance. I thought FROSH would be the perfect fit and and scratch the New Adult itch.
I’m going to start out by saying that I haven’t read the first book, FROSH: First Blush. I searched for it and when I couldn’t find it figured I’d just go for it. While there were some things at the very beginning that I didn’t fully understand, it didn’t take long to catch up. The book is told through multiple POVs, something I usually really enjoy in books. However, I found the four POVs in this book too much. I’d personally have preferred the book focussing on two of the four so there could be more depth to the characters.
There were extra characters in the book that appeared once or twice but really weren’t needed. I’d have liked there to be more of these characters, particularly Sorenson, because their presence felt unnecessary.
I liked reading Devon’s POV, although I didn’t particularly love everything about her I would have read more of her. Grant and Ellie didn’t really do much for me. While I appreciate that they were pretty important to the plot, towards the end of the book I started skimming their POVs because I didn’t have any investment in them. I must say though that I was slightly annoyed that the book ended when it did. There was a cliffhanger for a couple of the characters, but I don’t know if I’m invested enough to read another book.
Although I didn’t hate the book, it’s not one I’d particularly recommend either. It was a nice New Adult but nothing special and I don’t think I’ll be reading the next anytime soon.