{Review} FROSH: First Blush by Mónica B. Wagner

Frosh First Blush Mónica Wagner

We were pretty excited when we were asked to participate in the blog tour for FROSH: First Blush by Mónica B. Wagner. This is a New Adult title, and there are definitely some steamy moments, but it’s not too explicit.

***About FROSH: First Blush***

{Review} FROSH: First Blush by Mónica B. WagnerFROSH: First Blush by Mónica B. Wagner
Series: Frosh #1
Published by Paper Lantern Lit on October 20, 205
Genres: Contemporary Romance, New Adult
Pages: 307
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4 Stars

During welcome week at Hillson University, the FROSH will hit the fan.

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.

***Our Review***

The 411:

FROSH: First Blush is the first book in a new series by debut author Mónica B. Wagner, and we are definitely in for the rest of these books! Four main characters whose lives are intertwined try to make their way through college and “real” life. The characters were realistic and the their romances were sweet and steamy.

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What We Loved:

This story is told in multiple Points of View, which we loved. Each of the characters had separate, distinct voices. We don’t want to give too much away about the characters and who they end up with, but we really liked all of them. We were instantly smitten with Grant because hello! cocky quarterback, but there was definitely something that we loved about nerdy Charlie. We loved the pacing and the way the stories played out.

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Um...Not So Much:

There were a few things that we didn’t love, starting with the cliffhanger. We know that’s spoilerish, but we would want someone to tell us. I mean, ugh. The other thing is–and we know this is just our personal preference–but we would have really really preferred this book to be in first person. Like we said before, the characters had distinct voices, but we just really wanted first person POV. It would have made so much more sense for the format of this book.

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Bottom Line:

With complex, relatable characters and fun, realistic storylines, FROSH: First Blush by Mónica B. Wagner is a must-read for New Adult lovers.

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***About Mónica B. Wagner***

Author Mónica B. WagnerMónica was born in a Peruvian city by a snow-capped volcano. Growing up, books were her constant companion 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.

Find Mónica Here: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

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