Review: Second Chance Boyfriend by Monica Murphy

Released On: April 6 2013
Second Chance Boyfriend (Drew + Fable, #2)
Second Chance Boyfriend
by Monica Murphy
Book 2 of the One Week Girlfriend Quartet

4.5 stars

Second Chance Boyfriend is one of my favorite book sequels because it didn't put me through an emotional blender. Most sequels would make you squirm and worry so much about an HEA. Well with this one, you won't be disappointed. Although it's not smooth sailing from start to finish, you just get the impression that Drew and Fable WILL be together. :) 

Fable remained strong and consistent in her conviction to survive and raise her brother as best she can do. Drew, he's become quite the poet here! His poems using the "marshmallow" and "fable" as acronyms were all very sweet. Of course, we have Owen! Still as foul-mouthed as ever, but I just love how the kid is very protective over Fable.

New characters were also introduced. During the blog tours when this was first released, the excerpt I read was just after Drew and Fable met again 2 months after One Week Girlfriend. The scene included Colin, the owner of the restaurant where Fable now works. It was this particular scene:
“Who the hell are you?” he asks, his voice quiet but edged with steel.“I could ask you the same question,” I toss back.He crosses his arms in front of him. “I’m her boss.”Shit. I don’t want to screw up anything at her job. This place is nice, way nicer than La Salles and I bet she likes working here a lot more. Bet she makes more money too. “I’m her boyfriend.”He lifts his brows, a little chuckle escaping him. “Really? Funny, she didn’t mention you when we were together last night.”I’m so fucking shocked by what the asshole says that by the time I find my voice, he’s gone. 

When I read that, I remember thinking ahh no, not agaaaiiinn.... many stories took this route... a triangle to complicate things! For those who don't like love triangles though, don't you worry. That absolutely DID NOT happen in this book =D which is yet another thing that I liked about Second Chance Boyfriend! (Colin is in fact getting his own book in Three Broken Promises.)

The second installment is really more about Drew and Fable figuring things out about their relationship and their feelings for each other. They also continued to face problems in their respective families. Goodness, these two had the worst luck when it came to mothers, or stepmother, in Drew's case. Don't even let me get started on that woman!!! 

Ironically though, one of my favorite parts of the book was the chapter in Adele's POV. It was interesting to be in her psychopathic mind. It was a sick mind, and I cringed a lot while reading it, but it was nevertheless very effective in letting readers know just how serious the situation is.

The only good thing that came out of their problems with their respective "mothers" is that both are finally over and done with. Both Fable and Drew had to go through one last difficult hurdle each. Both times were painful and downright traumatic, but at least they could finally let go of the past and look forward to their future together.

So, all in all I really liked this book. It is definitely a must for readers of One Week Girlfriend. It opens new storyline for the third book in the series and it's definitely something to watch out for!

*Huge thanks to Ms. Murphy for giving me a copy for review!

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**Recommended for ages 17+ due to sexual content and language, mature subject matter**

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.




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