Review: Second Chance Boyfriend by Monica Murphy

Second Chance Boyfriend by Monica Murphy

Second Chance Boyfriend by Monica Murphy
Series: One Week Girlfriend #2 (full reading order below)
Publication Date: April 6th 2013
Purchase: Ebook • Paperback

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.


*There will be SPOILERS for those who haven’t read book one, One Week Girlfriend!*

I love reading about Drew and Fable! I swear, I won’t ever get tired of their story. They’re such real, relatable characters, and Monica Murphy manages to make me care for them so much and root for them to get their happily ever after. I think I might have even liked reading about them even more this second time around. In Second Chance Boyfriend, Drew and Fable finally get the chance to be a real-life couple, but of course, not without a few bumps along the way.

But the beginning of the book is filled with angst! Which I love. Drew left Fable, it’s been two months since they’ve seen each other, and Fable is hurt and pissed. Drew has been seeing a therapist to deal with his past, and he’s feeling empty without Fable, and I was going, Drew, just man up and go to her! You two belong together! But nope, he doesn’t go see Fable, because he truly believes he’s not worthy of her. Drew makes my heart melt, really.

Fable is getting back on her feet without Drew, and she’s even found a new job, a better one at a classier restaurant with a higher pay. But who does she see when she starts working? None other than Drew Callahan. And oh my gosh, the emotions. My heart was hurting so bad for Drew and Fable, because they’re perfect together, but they’re still not together.

“Typical. I feel like a doll. Like a stupid, pretty doll no one cares about, forgotten on a shelf. Every once in a while, you or whoever else wants to take me down from the shelf and play with me for a bit. Just enough to get my hopes up and make me believe someone really cares about me. Then I’m forgotten again. Like I don’t even exist.” She tosses her head back and gazes up at the dark sky. “My mom was pretty dead on when she named me Fable, wasn’t she? I don’t feel real to anyone.”
“You’re real to me,” I whisper. So damn real, it hurts not to touch her.
I want her so bad it’s killing me.

But Drew and Fable slowly work their way through their problems, and they slowly make their way towards each other. They’re both flawed people, but together, they can do anything. They can overcome their pasts, shame, and secrets, support each other, and love each other. In between dealing with Fable’s deadbeat mother and Drew’s nasty bitch of a step-mother, and caring for Owen, Fable’s younger brother, Drew and Fable form a beautiful relationship full of love, sweetness, and passion.

“I’ve always run in the past. But you, Fable. You make me want to stay.”

Did you know Drew writes poems about Fable? Yeah, you can hear me sighing right about now.

The best part about Drew and Fable is that they’re just so real. Sure, they have messed up problems (Drew especially–like holy shit crazy problems), but the way they deal with them is honest and real. Their thoughts and Monica Murphy’s writing make these two characters come right off the pages and make me melt for their romance. And thank goodness it’s not over! Drew and Fable have more to come, and then even OWEN gets his own book!!

If you’re a fan of romance, you should definitely check out Monica Murphy’s Drew + Fable series. You’ll laugh, tear up, and your heart will feel so much for the characters. I love Drew and Fable, and I highly recommend giving them a try!

Our relationship is not perfect. Drew Callahan isn’t perfect either.
But I wouldn’t have him any other way.

4 hearts

Reading Order: One Week Girlfriend series

One Week Girlfriend new Second Chance Boyfriend new Three Broken Promises by Monica Murphy
Drew + Fable Forever by Monica Murphy
Four Years Later by Monica Murphy Five Days Until You by Monica Murphy

#1 ~ One Week Girlfriend: My Review • Ebook • Paperback • Goodreads
#2 ~ Second Chance Boyfriend: Ebook • Paperback • Goodreads
#3 ~ Three Broken Promises: My Review • Ebook • Paperback • Goodreads
#3.5 ~ Drew + Fable Forever: Ebook • Goodreads
#4 ~ Four Years Later: Ebook • Paperback • Goodreads
#4.5 ~ Five Days Until You: Ebook • Paperback • Goodreads

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