Frosh: First Blush (Frosh #1) (Mónica B. Wagner)

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.

Pub Date: October 20, 2015 by The Studio/ Paper Lantern Lit

I received an eArc from the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.


This book is funny and sexy and I had a great time reading it. However, given that you have 4 different main characters, it wasn’t as fast a read as I was expecting, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

I really liked the four main characters, though I was getting a little exasperated by Ellie, who is very quick to come to her own conclusions and opinions and doesn’t really gives a chance for people to explain themselves. Ellie is lucky though, because Grant is patient enough to try to explain himself several times – seriously, Grant a bit swoon-worthy. Then Devon, I liked her! She’s so different 😀 and her relationship with Charlie is just the best. I was smiling the whole time it was one of their POVs, because Charlie is adorable!

I liked the romance a lot, it involved a lot of instant-attraction, and that’s just fine. Also, did I mention that this book is hot? Like HOT HOT! Devon’s first scene with Charlie? You’ll want a fan by your side and to not be in public for that bit… just saying…

I really liked how everything progressed, but as I said, Ellie was a little exasperating and I felt that a lot of the unnecessary drama was created by her, and I was finding it a bit much. But I really loved when each of our MC interacted with each other.

And Tanner… oh Tanner… I saw you coming miles away… “all for the story, right?“… *sigh*

And then… CLIFFHANGER!!! OMG!!! What’s going to happen next? I need to know, because I like Grant to much to see him suffer. And just when he and Ellie had sorted things out…

This book was great fun (even if I was wishing I could bang Ellie’s head into the walls sometimes). I would not only recommend it, but I will be eagerly awaiting for its sequel.

Rating: 3.5 Stars

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