Hi! Thanks for inviting me to this blog today. : )
I’m here to share a playlist for each of the main POV characters on Frosh: Second Chances.
Ellie: Set Fire to The Rain and Rolling in the Deep – Adele. Can’t Remember to Forget You – Shakira ft. Rihanna.
Grant: The Scientist (Nobody Said it Was Easy) – Coldplay. Misery – Maroon 5.
Charlie: Are You Lonesome Tonight – Elvis Presley. I Will Wait – Mumford and Sons.
Devon: Fancy – Iggy Azalea and Charli XCX. Work Bitch – Britney Spears
Thanks so much for reading!
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.
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?
Wagner’s crisp writing helped me sink back into these couples’ stories the way you pick up with you BFF as if it hasn’t been a month since you last spoke. I loved seeing the way Devon and Charlie’s relationship grew between the books.
Grant’s grown a lot in this book, and I’m excited to see what happens to him next. Excellent characterization for all four of the main characters, for all I hated seeing them go through hard times.
The pacing is spot-on. It’s a quick, fun read.
Randomly, I think “mac n cheese sex” is my all-time favorite phrase. I get it.
This stupid book ripped my heart out and smashed it into little piece and made me feel things AND I HATE THAT. I literally put down the book at one point and went to go get some ice cream because I couldn’t stand all the emotions. It takes some pretty stellar writing to get me pissed off about how much I’m feeling.
There’s not enough sex. One of the things that makes FROSH: First BLUSH work so well is that by juxtapositioning the storylines, Ellie can hold onto her virginity but the reader gets lots and lots of steamy sex with Charlie and Devon. In SECOND CHANCES, Devon and Charlie have their own problems, so there’s no sex at all for most of the book. The sex scenes we get are HAWT, but I still wish there were more of them.
Type-A aspiring journalist Ellie plans to take freshman year by storm. But hell-bent on breaking a huge on-campus scandal, she risks becoming one herself—and getting the mysterious, heart-melting QB in serious trouble.
Grant, star quarterback and charismatic chick-magnet, is hiding a life-altering secret. The last thing he needs is an overeager (absolutely adorable) journalist asking questions. He’s got a reputation to protect.
High-society legacy student Devon is ready to catch the football hottie of her dreams. If the tabloids feature her with the “it” boy on her arm, her tainted past will be buried—or so she thinks.
Charlie, pre-med, is done being the sweet and funny geek that girls like Devon ignore. But if he tries to impress her with a new edgy, spontaneous attitude, will his heart end up in the emergency room?
FROSH intertwines the stories of Ellie, Grant, Devon, and Charlie in Mónica B. Wagner’s sexy NA debut series, about falling in love and falling apart.
Mónica was born in a Peruvian city by a snow-capped volcano. Growing up, books were her constant companions as she traveled with her family to places like India (where she became a vegetarian), Thailand (where she *almost* met Leonardo di Caprio), France (where she pretended to learn French), and countless other places that inspired her to write. Now, Mónica lives in Chile with her husband, three boys, eleven hens, and stray dog. Keep up with Monica and follow her on Twitter @Monica_BW or visit her website: http://monibw.blogspot.com.