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Frosh: Second Chances

(Frosh #2)

3.85  ·  Rating details ·  80 ratings  ·  27 reviews
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
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Published September 27th 2016 by The Studio/ Paper Lantern Lit (first published January 1st 2016)
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Mónica Bustamante Wagner
Nov 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: new-adult, romance
Hi, guys! I wrote this book. :) And I have a few fun graphics/teasers to share with you.



And also, you're invited to join Fleur de Lis. A very secret society...

Oh, and you want a sneak peek and see what the characters will be up to?
Here's Grant!


Here's Devon, thinking about Charlie:


Here's Ellie:


And here's Charlie:


And lastly, I'd thought you'd like to know, while I was writing this book, I felt like:


And then, when I finished it, I felt like:


Sharon Mariampillai
I received a copy from Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review.

This was an amazing read. I thought it was a nice romance. The story was very interesting. I love these couples. However, I wonder what will happen to the characters. There were some moments of laughter. It was nice to see the interaction between opposites. A nerd is in love with a bad-ass rich girl. A former jock is in love with a quiet reporter/journalist student.

I think my favourite character is Charlie because he is sweet ye
Oct 10, 2015 rated it liked it
Original review: The Daydreaming Bookworm

*I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*

After the first book in the Frosh series, First Blush, ended with a cliffhanger, I was pretty anxious to get my hands on Second Chances to find out what was going to happen next. While I didn’t end up loving the sequel as much as the first book, I did enjoy seeing some of my favorite characters again and getting some answers for my unanswered questions.

Second Chances picks up a fe
Meegz Reads
Oct 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle
*3-4 Stars*

ARC kindly received via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

This was a fast and easy read. It's been quite a while since I had read the first book in the series, but once I got into this one I started to remember who was who, and what had happened. At least enough for me to read without confusion haha.

There were our usual great favourite main characters along with some secondary ones as well. There were also a few hidden life lessons in this story.

We have an ending with
Cherry London
Jan 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
It is wonderful when you get a second chance at love or to make a difference and fix things but with university kids, it's much more than that, there is a lot of pride and peer pressure along the way. For Grant and Ellie, this was an opportunity to make things right and try to salvage what they once had. But it wasn’t as simple as that with the drugs factor still raising its ugly head with their football team, and their so-called friend's interference, it was one mighty uphill battle for them. T ...more
Oct 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
FROSH: SECOND CHANCES is the sweet and sexy and heartwarming and heartbreaking second book in Mònica Wagner’s Frosh series. It takes readers back to Hillson University and back into the lives of Ellie, Grant, Devon and Charlie, where they’ll finally find out what’s been going on with each character in the aftermath of what went down on campus in the series’ first installment.

Ellie is trying to recover from what happened and stay out of the spotlight. But her need to make things right and her des
Layla (Between the Lines)
I received a digital copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley. This in no way alters my opinion of the work.

If you're like me and you missed the first book, don't you worry. The synopsis covers everything you need to know.

This book follows several different characters, which is great, but I did not like the sudden transitions between each point of view. Grant and Ellie and Charlie are likable enough and they each have their own issues, but I'm actually more interested in seeing things
Sep 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy from the author in exchange of an honest review.

I loved Frosh-First Blush and was really excited to pick up the sequel. The characters are so lifelike and real that it was like meeting some old friends. My favorite characters are Devon and Charlie. They're such an unlikely couple, yet they somehow fit together perfectly. It was heartbreaking to see them struggle, but the conflict was real and believable. It annoys me when writers come up with some made-up conflict for the sake
H.B. Jasick
Nov 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Everything went to hell, but no what can be done about it? Relationship gaps between social classes, Crimes that need to be revealed and accounted for, family issues in many forms, and love. For people are at the center of this tale, and they all are looking for their place, in their own way. They struggle to figure out what's truly important. I cannot wait for the the next book! I am completely attached to these characters! ...more
Susan G. Foster
Jul 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I was fortunate to read an Advance Reader's Copy of this fresh, fun romance. A swoony college quarterback, a stressed out journalist, a cute science nerd, and a spoiled rich girl, are all struggling with relationships that started off on the wrong foot, and trying to keep their hearts from getting broken. The characters and their relationships are unique, hot, and unpredictable, and will keep you guessing! Can’t wait to see how everything turns out in Frosh 3! ...more
Oct 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
And the plot thickens! Love the new layers of mishaps and mysteries we find in Book 2. It's fun to watch the characters grow and the relationships get more complex. Tali was a fun addition and I'm interested to see the role she'll play in Book 3! ...more
Alexandra Florence
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 thro
Samantha (WLABB)
Dec 25, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: arcs, romance, na
Book one, First Blush ended in a cliffhanger, so I wanted to know what happened to all our MCs: Ellie, Grant, Devon, and Charlie. This book picks up a few months after the big scandal, which sent Grant's world into a tailspin, and made Ellie the Hillson pariah. Though Grant and Ellie were dealing with many changes, things were going swimmingly for Charlie and Devon.

Each couple was presented with obstacles. Devon and Grant had to deal with the backlash from the football ban, and Ellie's indecisi
Jan 09, 2018 rated it liked it
This is book #2, in the Frosh series. This book can be read as a standalone novel. To avoid spoilers, and have a better understanding of the series, I recommend reading this in order.

Following the couples of Grant & Ellie, Devon & Charlie, this story continues as we head into further mayhem at school with these adorkable peeps. Grant is through with football and trying to adjust to classes. Charlie is finding he can be more than the nerd.

All the characters must decide if the relationships are wo
Oct 06, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: netgalley
I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

There's really not much I can say about Frosh: Second Chances.
I saw it on Netgalley and was excited to see the second book in the Frosh series was available to read since quite enjoyed the first book, however this book was not appealing to me.

Unfortunately, I became bored with it and it became a struggle to read. I didn't like the format of the book I had received as it looked as if there was no breaks. Just one LARGE
Oct 03, 2019 rated it liked it
After reading the first book in this series I was pretty excited to read Second Chances since the first one ended in a cliffhanger but I didn't end up loving it nearly as much as the first. I'm glad I got to see some loose ends tied up. I couldn't keep interested in this one as much. Probably because it had been a little bit after I read the first book.

I really enjoy her writing and look forward to read more of the author!

Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for the book in exchange for an
Wine and Late Night Mommy Reads
I am a lover of Cora Carmack Rush University series and heard that this series was along those lines so Monica had some big shoes to fill and boy did she step up to the plate and deliver a home run :) This story was filled with steamy love scenes, twisted secret clubs, mean catty girls, and a story line that kept you guess where it was going. However in the end I really did enjoy reading this book and would like to see what else she has going on in this series.
Eva ☆
Jan 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
I received a copy from Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review.

I start by saying that I loved the book and I just do not give five stars because I'm very strict about five stars. I loved the chemistry of the couples, it was interesting to see a powerful girl for a change. Usually it is the boy who is rich and powerful and the girl who thinks she does not deserve such a perfect boy. It was refreshing to see this change. I'm looking forward to the third book.
Jeannie Zelos
Sep 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Second Chances, FROSH 2,  Mónica B. Wagner

Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews

Genre: Romance, New Adult.
Gah!! third part isn’t out til next year... that's just what I hate about trilogies and duologies, you’re hooked in to the story, racing along with the characters and then..The End, For now anyway, come back next year :-(

I loved the first book, First Blush but that was last year and a few hundred books back, so when picking this up although I could recall roughly the story and the main dra
Sep 19, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
***I received an ARC for this book in exchange for an honest review***

There's something about this series that makes me want to find out what happens to the characters, yet there always seems to be something missing. The story and characters are great, but something seems to get lost in the execution.

While there were quite a few things that were predictable in this book, it wasn't as obvious as the first book in the series. I also felt that the flow was better in this book, so I can see the auth
Sep 13, 2016 rated it liked it
This book was more of a YA story. It focuses on the lives of 4 Freshman college students and the aftermath of a terrible scan.

Ellie and her boyfriend, quarterback, Grant, are on a break from each other after being exposed by a fellow journalist, Tanner. Tanner not only took Ellie's article about the football team, plagiarized it, and then published it; he also released intimate pictures of the couple as well. As a result, the University lost their football team and a drug charges were brought up
Bette Hansen
Sep 18, 2016 rated it liked it
I read the first book in this series where we first met these characters and I loved it. This one not as much. While all four main characters are back this particular book focuses on my least favorite character Devon. Grant is dealing with life without football and Ellie. Football he doesn't really miss but Ellie is another story. Ellie's life isn't going so well either. She misses Grant like crazy and now she's being targeted as campus snitch when football is suspended from Hillson. It seems no ...more
Jul 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
I didn't read the first part of this series so I didn't come into this book with any real investments in any of the relationships and I kinda liked that. I could see relationships shifting and being amazing and exciting! I liked seeing the story play out and not rushing to forgiveness, Grant actually took his time to process his feelings even though he wanted to be with Ellie right away. Great building blocks for a future in a relationship... The one couple I wouldn't mind seeing shift around is ...more
Socially Book Nerd
Sep 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
I was give a free copy Via NetGalley for an honest Review

This book is all about second chances, as college students you are legally required to make mistakes... lol
But, Are some mistakes forgivable? Can redemption be sought? Love this book. angst, love, Lust and college campus shenanigans all rolled into one.
Dec 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
This review is based on the ARC received from the author and/or the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion.

It is definitely not meant as a standalone. If you have access to both I highly recommend this book. Otherwise you will be swimmin with some confusion.
J. Haney
Mar 27, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2017
I gave it a chance but I just couldn't get into it like I wished I could. ...more
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