"Lost. Everything in my life can be summed up by that one sickening word. My football coach blames me for our season-ending losses. So does the rest of the team. I wasted two whole months drowning in my own despair, like a complete loser. And I lost my girlfriend - Fable Maguire, the only girl who ever mattered - because I was afraid that being with me would only hurt her.
"But now I realize that I'm the one who's truly lost without her. And even though she acts like she's moved on and everything's fine, I know she still thinks about me just as much as I think about her. I know her too well. She's so damn vulnerable, all I want to do is be there to help her . . . to hold her . . . to love her.
"I just need her to give me one more chance. We may be lost without each other, but together, we're destined to find a love that lasts forever."
©2013 Monica Murphy (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
I'm proud to be a bookaholic...addicted, obsessed, passionate!!! My favorite way to relax & escape reality....
This book is told in alternating POVS of Drew & Fable and it picks up two months after One Week Girlfriend left off. Fable is trying to move on with her life despite the heart-break. She has a new job and is doing her best to take care of herself and her brother Owen. Drew is completely miserable without Fable but he still believes he is not good enough for her. So, Drew simply runs because thats what he does best. Eventually, he does take some steps in his life by starting to see a psychologist. Then one night Drew accidentally run into Fable at her new work place and it only takes seconds for the sparks to ignite. Soon Drew and Fable are lost in one another. They’re more open and honest with one another and it looks like everything is falling in place for them. But when Drew’s dad decides to divorce Adele and Fable’s mom skips out of town, taking everything with her and leaving Fable and Owen to fend for themselves, Fable and Drew must make a few decisions that could affect their future. If the secrets and lies from Drew's past are revealed, specifically to Drew’s father who's still in the dark about Adele, his soon to be ex-wife who's obsessed with having Drew for her own. She'll will stop at nothing to make it happen, even if it means getting rid of Fable by any means necessary. Second Chance Boyfriend is just like the title states. It’s all about second chances. This final book is truly about Drew & Fable finding their way back to one another, learning how to be there for one another while allowing their love to blossom. It focuses more on them opening up to each other & building a trusting relationship. Their connection is undeniable! They have crazy chemistry and u cannot get enough of their sexy times together! All in all, Second Chance Boyfriend was a tender-hearted and passionate conclusion to Drew and Fables love story.
Clearly Monica Murphy is one of my favorite authors!
When you get as invested in the characters like I do you can't help but feel everything they feel throughout the story. The author and narrator do fabulous jobs of portraying the characters!
I love books and love to get lost in the fantasy. I'm always looking for a new good story to bury myself in. :)
This was a very good story. I really liked both Drew and Fable and was so happy to see things work out for them in this story. For anyone considering this that hasn't read book #1 [book:One Week Girlfriend|17202452] I would definitely recommend reading that before starting this book. The back story is decently spelled out in this book but I think there would still be gaps without the reading of [book:One Week Girlfriend|17202452] first.
Fable is a young woman that has a lot on her shoulders. She is pretty much a mother to her 14 year old brother, Owen, since their mother is a drunk that barely is around. She spent a week with Drew over Thanksgiving vacation and fell for him during that time but because of some seriously messed up stuff that went down, Drew pulled away and stayed away. After a couple months, Fable figured Drew was never coming back and tried to move on with her life.
Drew has had a lot of bad in his life, things that have scared him emotionally. Because of this, he shut down emotionally and Fable was the first girl that brought out emotions in him. Drew started falling for Fable over Thanksgiving vacation in his home town. Drew was very unhappy that she ended up finding out his deep, dark secrets but was surprised and happy that she could still care for him regardless of his dark past. Unfortunately, some devastating news he found out right at the end of book #1 caused him to freak and pull away from Fable. Once he pulled away, Drew had trouble going to see Fable because he felt she deserved so much better than him and was sure he'd messed things up so she wouldn't want him any more anyways.
Fable misses Drew but wasn't able to get him to return her calls or anything so she finally gave up. She ends up getting a job at a new restaurant where she makes much better money. Drew has been seeing a counselor (or maybe she's a psychiatrist, I can't remember if it said) about his emotional issues and trying to work through things. He lies to himself about how much he wants to see Fable but it's not just Fable he's pulled away from...it's everyone. His counselor recommended that he get out more and see friends so he agrees to go to the birthday party of one of the football team at a new restaurant in town. He goes and is surprised to see Fable working as a waitress at the restaurant. He doesn't approach her but when one of the other guys gets drunk and starts hassling her, Drew is quick to step in to try to help her. They end up getting a chance alone to talk but Fable isn't willing to trust Drew after he ditched on her and then left her alone for months so she's not very receptive to him. Later, Drew ends up texting Fable with their key word (from book #1), marshmallow, which has always been their keyword meaning one of them is in trouble and needs saving. This gets Drew and Fable together again and Drew is able to talk to Fable and get her to give him another chance. She's still leery of relying on him but is willing to start seeing him and see how things go.
Things are bumpy as Drew and Fable try to sync their lives together. Fable has never had anyone to take care of her and isn't used to taking help from anyone or having to rely on anyone so now she has trouble letting Drew in. Drew has never been in a relationship before and seeing that he has a tenancy to stick his foot in his mouth, he doesn't always say that right things and sometimes pisses Fable off. They both love each other though. They wont admit it to each other at first but they do make an effort to make things work and eventually are able to admit their feelings for each other. I really liked seeing them work through their issues and grow their relationship in to something serious and solid. They encounter a lot of drama that that has to be dealt with along the way. Mostly these are family issues as Fable's mom ends up completely deserting her and Owen so Fable becomes completely responsible for Owen. It doesn't help matters that Owen is freaked by his mom's abandonment and proceeds to blame Fable for their mom leaving (making things even harder on Fable but Drew steps up wonderfully and helps out as much as she'll let him). Drew also has family issues as his father and step-mother are going through a possible divorce and he's plagued with the doubts on whether he should tell his father what his step-mother did to him when he was young. The decision is taken out of his hands but it ends up being a good thing and Drew is relieved when his dad doesn't blame Drew for what happened. He's also very happy that this will mean that his step-mother will be out of their lives for good. Unfortunately, more drama comes their way when Drew's step-mother turns psycho and threatens Fable. Drew steps up again and puts himself in the line of fire to save Fable and the danger is brought to an end. After that we're given a bit more with a glimpse that goes a bit in to the future so we can see how things are going for Drew and Fable. I really loved the ending and loved seeing Drew and Fable get their well deserved HEA.
This was a very good story. I really loved Fable and Drew and enjoyed seeing their story. It was such a good story, seeing them work their way through obstacles to be together and support each other was great. Things weren't always smooth but it's great to see people that are willing to work to stay together and make things work. I'd recommend this book (but after reading [book:One Week Girlfriend|17202452]). Thumbs up! :D
* note - This audiobook had 2 narrators, one female for the parts that came from Fable's PoV and the other male for the part from Drew's PoV. They both did a good job and there were a few times (especially on the narration of Drew's PoV) where the narration surprised me with how well it expressed the emotions of that point in the story.
When Drew finally proposed.
They are both good and I'm glad the author kept them for the second book
When the mom finally left her kids, and Owens reaction. As a mom it killed me.
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