Second Chance Boyfriend Review

Second Chance Boyfriend (Drew + Fable #2) by Monica Murphy
Release Date: April 6, 2013
Age: New Adult 17+
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Drama, Love
Format: ebook
Source: Purchased
Buy it: Amazon | Barnes and Noble
Lost. That one single word best describes my life at this very moment. I lost the last games of the season and both my team and my coach blame me. I lost the last two months because I drowned in my own despair like a complete loser. And I lost the only girl who ever mattered because I was afraid being with me would destroy her.

But now I realize how truly lost I am without her. She has become my story…and even though she acts like she’s moved on, I know she still thinks about me just as much as I think about her. She’s beautiful, sweet—and so damn vulnerable, all I want to do is help her. Be there for her.

Love her…

If only I could convince Fable to give me a second chance. Then I wouldn’t feel so lost anymore, and neither would she. We could be found together.

With the way that One Week Girlfriend ended I anxiously awaited the release of this sequel. On the day it came out I purchased it, excited to get back into this love story. But like most books I buy, it got lost in my TBR pile. A month later I stumbled across the title in my kindle app and decided it was time to revisit Drew and Fable. Since it is the second book in the series I highly recommend reading book 1, especially before reading this review, but definitely before reading this book.

I loved One Week Girlfriend, the first book. I loved the sexual tension, the build up, the alternating POVs and most of all the friendship and love story that evolved between two wonderfully different but beautifully pieced together characters. The ending broke me, it had me screaming MARSHMALLOW in search of my own savior from the cliffhanger that was KILLING me. I think most who read One Week Girlfriend don't need to be persuaded to seek out this second book, for me it wasn't even a choice I had to know what happened next. This final book definitely sums up Drew and Fable's story for us. As a reader and fan of the first installment this sequel does not disappoint.

Second Chance Boyfriend begins two months after Drew leaves Fable. Fable begins working at a new restaurant and things are going great for her in that respect, but there's definitely a Texas sized hole in her chest whether she admits it to anyone or not. Drew's trying to help himself and is coping with everything in his life, but he still can't hear Fable's name without his body stiffening. As a reader you are dying for that moment when they see each other again as a firm believer in HEAs I was holding my breath for them.

Next to the lead characters, my next favorite is Owen, Fable's younger brother. I love Owen. I love the way he loves Fable like something fierce. He's strong and capable of anything if he keeps his head on straight. I'm looking forward to hearing his story! Like, really looking forward to it.

The villain of book 1, for me [and all of you I'm sure], was Adele. Woman is just wrong. In this book we're still dealing with the pain and emotional baggage Adele has caused and is causing, but I really came to hate, yes I said hate, Fable's mom. Her degree of carelessness and cruelty is unimaginable. Monica Murphy definitely pulls some strong feelings out of her readers and makes us experience the hurt with her characters.

Second Chance Boyfriend became a much darker story at the end. We see resolution and closure to a dark part of Drew's past. His secrets become revealed and repercussions occur. This along with the demons, or demon, of Fable's life build into a heart breaking yet uplifting concluding chapter. It was a rocky but beautifully constructed and executed love story. I recommend this series to anyone who will listen. If your looking for drama, romance, an unforgettable story, and well drawn characters then this one is a must read!
"Maybe it was a mistake leaving you.
 And I don’t know how to make it right.
 Regret fills me every single day.
 So much of it builds up I
 Hate myself for
 Missing you. Hurting you.
 And I want you to know i...
 Long for you
 Love you
 Others may come and go in our lives but...
 We belong together"


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