Review: Second Chance Boyfriend by Monica Murphy

Posted 21 August, 2014 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Review: Second Chance Boyfriend by Monica MurphySecond Chance Boyfriend by Monica Murphy
Series: One Week Girlfriend #2
Publisher: Bantam on November 5, 2013
Source: Library
Pages: 321
Reading Challenges: 2014 Prequel and Sequel Challenge, 2014 Rewind Challenge
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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.


Here Are My Thoughts

Check out my review of One Week Girlfriend (One Week Girlfriend #1)

Favorite Quotes

“True love isn’t easy, but it must be fought for. Once you find it, it can never be replaced.”

Why I Picked It Up

I loved book one, One Week Girlfriend, and I couldn’t wait to see what happened to Fable and Drew after that ending!


Second Chance Boyfriend picks two months after One Week Girlfriend. Drew is locked up in his head and Fable is trying to move on but failing miserably. But her boost to moving on may come in the new job that she was offered by mysterious vigilante, Colin. So she starts working at his high class restaurant and moves on—until Drew attends a party at said restaurant and almost ends up in a fight over her. And suddenly the two are thrust back together again.

Just like the previous novel, this one managed to captivate my interest immediately. This novel wasn’t as mysterious as we now know what Drew went through but it was definitely more action, complete with punches thrown by little brothers, mysterious new bosses, and a crazy woman to boot. It kept my interest just the same with its twisty-turny plot. There were some events in this novel that changed the game. Forever.

Leading Lady

Fable was much the same in this novel. She had a few weak points courtesy of her mother but she was doing well for herself and her brother. She was determined at first not to let Drew in and I loved that. I hate the girls who fall at the boy’s feet even if he completely did her wrong. Not Fable. It happened, sure, eventually, but not without some sort of emotional turmoil. She was still much the same: strong, independent, selfless. And I enjoyed her just the same.

Leading Male

“Drew Callahan is my absolute weakness. Like a drug I can’t get enough of. He’s my addiction and if I’m honest with myself, I’m not looking to kick that particular habit anytime soon.”

Drew was a little lighter in this novel at times. It was nice to see a more playful Drew instead of one who was stuck in the past. He is now seeing a psychologist to help him move through the details of his past and he now has Fable to help him as well. He is on the road to recovery and I love seeing him push through his demons. He is very brave in this novel.


“Once upon a time, we were cynics facing the world alone. Our story changed into two warrior cynics facing the world together.
Now, we own the happily ever after and we refuse to let that bitch go.”

The romance in this novel was much the same that it was at the end of book one: lots and lots of sexy times. At some points I was thinking it was too much. I felt as if their bodies talked more than their mouths and hearts did and that bothered me a bit. It felt very physical, their relationship, especially considering the turmoil they were both going through. I just with there would have been more conversation between them.

Other Characters

Owen is still growing up to be quite the trouble maker. He hates and loves Drew, loves his mom, and at times hates Fable. It’s confusing but he’s a teenage boy so I’m not too concerned. I’m interested, though, to see how he turns out in Four Years Later.


Monica Murphy wins the award for plot twist that I never saw coming. Once you read this novel (which you should) you will understand. But wow. Talk about unexpected twist.


Second Chance Boyfriend was a fantastic follow up to Fable and Drew’s story. I’m happy that there is a novella to wrap them up and I’m looking forward to seeing more of this couple. But I’m also interested to read Jen and Colin’s story as well as Owen’s. This series is definitely one that I could recommend high and far and I hope that maybe you’ll go pick it up and give it a try.

4.5 Stars
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About Monica Murphy

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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Monica Murphy is a native Californian who lives in the foothills below Yosemite. A wife and mother of three, she writes New Adult and contemporary romance for Bantam and Avon. She is the author of One Week Girlfriend and Second Chance Boyfriend.


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