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Open Heart: Second Year is the second book of the Open Heart series. It is alternatively known as Open Heart, Book 2. It succeeds its first book, Open Heart, Book 1 and is followed by Open Heart: Third Year.


It's a whole new year at Edenbrook Hospital. Are you ready to impress Dr. Ramsey's diagnostics team and meet your very own intern?


Chapter 1: Prognosis

It's a whole new year at Edenbrook Hospital. Are you ready to impress Dr. Ramsey's diagnostics team and meet your very own intern?

Chapter 2: The Interns

The Governor is on her way to Edenbrook. Can you keep the new interns under control and impress her?

Chapter 3: What's Done Is Done

A new patient reminds you that the past has a nasty habit of showing back up when you least expect it.

Chapter 4: Blind Spot

You treat a painter stricken with sudden blindness as the fallout from your recent decision embroils the hospital.

Chapter 5: Influence

You bring a controversial new patient to be treated by the diagnostics team. Will Ethan agree to take the case?

Chapter 6: Buying Time

A wealthy patient makes you compete for his treatment. Will it have side effects outside the hospital?

Chapter 7: Wake-Up Call

You get a rare opportunity to win research funding for the hospital... but only if you can convince your anxious patient to play ball.

Chapter 8: Fair Game

Tensions between Edenbrook and Mass Kenmore reach fever pitch at the annual cross-town softball game.

Chapter 9: Undetected

You're presented with an opportunity to get even with Mass Kenmore... but are you going too far?

Chapter 10: The Senator

You've stolen a high profile case from Mass Kenmore... and won yourself a lot of attention in the process.

Chapter 11: Countdown

Everyone is racing to find a cure, but can they do it before time runs out?

Chapter 12: Control

The aftermath of the attack has left you reeling. How can you move on?

Chapter 13: Time Bomb

Hold things in too long and they might blow up in your face...

Chapter 14: Snowball

Sometimes the smallest decisions have the largest consequences...

Chapter 15: Do No Harm

Can you stop Panacea Labs from spreading their malign influence further?

Chapter 16: The Kindness of Strangers

Big changes are underway for you and the people you care about...

Chapter 17: Hopeful Hearts

It's your last chance to save Edenbrook... but will it be enough?

Chapter 18: Inevitable

All of Edenbrook rallies to help as many patients as they can before the clock runs out.

Chapter 19: One Last Case

The diagnostics team has been given a final assignment, but will you have enough time to solve it?

Chapter 20: Picking Sides

The hospital’s fate is in your hands. What will you choose?


Sneak Peeks

Pre-Book Sneak Peeks & Information


Promotional Video


  • The second book was hinted at in the penultimate chapter of Book 1.
  • On June 7, 2019, PB announced via their Insiders Email that a second book in the series was being worked on, thus officially confirming the book.[1]
  • On June, 20, 2019, it was revealed that in the update for the Choices App on this day, one of the new ads for the app features Ethan and a version of Your Character.
  • On July 22, 2019, PB teased that this book will come out either during Fall or Winter 2019.[2]
    • When asked to clarify if it's either Fall 2019 or Winter, they responded to Fearless Diva that they couldn't say at this time.[3]
  • On August 2, 2019, in their monthly newsletter, Choices Insiders, it was announced that this book along with HSS: Class Act, Book 3 and Save the Date will be released later this year.[4]
    • On August 2, PB confirmed again via a Q & A on Instagram that this book will come later in 2019.
  • On August 16, 2019, PB released a blogpost celebrating the three years anniversary of Choices in which they gave some information about upcoming books.[5]
    • In the blogpost, PB confirmed that this book will be launching in late 2019.
    • They also confirmed that we will be getting our own intern.
    • There will be more drama, romance & heartbreak in addition to more high-stakes cases.
  • On September 30, 2019, in their "1,000 Chapters and Counting" blog, PB teased high-profile cases for Your Character as well as challenges for your friends in this book.[6]
  • On November 8, 2019, in the November Choices Insiders, PB revealed the list of books they would wrap up 2019 with. Open Heart, Book 2 was not included in this list, thus revealing that the book would not be released until early 2020.[7]
  • On December 2, 2019, however, they replied that it comes out this winter and didn't state a release in 2020. They teased more information in the upcoming newsletter.[8]
  • In a December Choices Livestream, they revealed that the book would be out in February 2020.[9]
  • On December 13, 2019, the first sneak peek was included in this month's Choices Insiders.[10]
  • On December 20, 2019, PB released a blogpost about the book, along with a second sneak peek.[11]
    • In the blog, writers of the book discussed the new book and several plot points:
      • One of the writers, Jilly, is excited for MC and their friends to be a full-fledged doctor and all the drama that will come with that. She also shared that the stakes are literally life and death.
      • Luke, the lead writer, revealed that you and your friends will never be the same again after your second year.
  • On January 20, 2020, PB released a third sneak peek.[12]
  • On February 7, 2020, PB revealed in their monthly newsletter that this book would be released February 29th.[13]
    • A fourth sneak was included in the "Starting Off 2020" blog.[14]
  • On February 21, 2020, PB released the summary for chapter one.[15]
  • On February 24, 2020, PB released a teaser trailer with a link to the old Blog Post from December 2019 (see trivia point further above) for this book.[16]
  • On February 27, 2020, PB released a fifth sneak peek.[17]
  • On March 13, 2020, PB released a sneak peek for Chapter 3.[18]
  • On March 20, 2020, PB released a sneak peek for Chapter 4.[19]
  • On April 3, 2020, PB released a sneak peek for Chapter 6.[20]
  • On April 10, 2020, PB released a sneak peek for Chapter 7.[21]
  • On April 17, 2020, PB released a sneak peek for Chapter 8.[22]
  • On April 18, 2020, PB announced a hiatus until the end of May to ensure the team's health and safety.[23]
  • On May 28, 2020, PB released a sneak peek for Chapter 9.[24]
  • On June 5, 2020, PB released a PSA in which they state that Open Heart 2 is going on another hiatus.
    • They feel that due to the mature topics they had planned for this book, it would be insensitive to publish them at this time. Thus, the summary for Chapter 10 was taken down, and OH will return at a later date with new chapters.
    • All of this in reference to the current situation that is happening in the USA (and beyond), with both the Black Lives Matter movement having multiple protests in the wake of George Floyd's death at the hands of three cops and the Covid-19 pandemic at the same time.[25]
  • On June 10, 2020, PB released a PSA saying they've decided to put the book on pause while they add more content to expand the story and feature more beloved characters, and that they hope it'll be able to return in August.[26]
  • On June 18, 2020, in response to a player, PB confirmed that Open Heart will receive a third book. 
  • On June 24, 2020, PB was more vague about the date of return in response to a player, stating that it could be "around the end of summer or beginning of fall."[27]
  • On August 7, 2020, PB announced in the Choices Insiders mail that the book will return in September.[28]
  • On August 26, 2020, PB announced the book will return on September 5.[29]
  • On September 2, 2020, PB released a sneak peek for Chapter 10.[30]
  • On September 11, 2020, PB released a sneak peek for Chapter 12.[31]
  • On September 18, 2020, PB released a sneak peek for Chapter 13.[32]
  • On September 25, 2020, PB released a sneak peek for Chapter 14.[33]
  • On October 2, 2020, PB released a sneak peek for Chapter 15. [34]
  • On October 9, 2020, PB released a sneak peek for Chapter 16. [35]
  • On October 16, 2020, PB released a sneak peek for Chapter 17. [36]
  • On October 23, 2020, PB released a sneak peek for Chapter 18. [37]
  • On October 30, 2020, PB released a sneak peek for Chapter 19. [38]
  • On October 31, 2020, PB revealed that the following week will be the finale of this book.[39]
  • On November 6, 2020, PB released a sneak peek for Chapter 20. [40]


  • Unlike Book 1, Book 2 will be released on Saturdays instead of Fridays.
  • Chapter 1 starts with a flashforward several months into the future, with Your Character attending the funeral of someone close to him/her. 
  • Chapter 7 advises player discretion, stating that this chapter depicts topics related to prescription drug abuse.
  • If you adopted a pet from Book 1, Aurora will make a reference to Dr. Dolittle in Chapter 8.
  • Chapter 8 shares the same title as The Royal Romance, Book 1, Chapter 14, "Fair Game". 
  • Chapter 10 shares the same title as Bloodbound, Book 1, Chapter 6, "The Senator". 
  • Upon coming back from its long hiatus on September 5, 2020, two chapters (10 & 11) were released simultaneously.
    • This is the first time to occur for a sequel, as typically only books that are just debuting get this kind of treatment.
  • Chapter 11 is the first chapter of the series where you play as both Bryce and Ethan for free in addition to Your Character which makes the chapter multiple points of view.
  • In Chapter 13, Esme and Zaid argue over movies, especially those by Stanley Kubrick: Zaid considers A Clockwork Orange a masterpiece and states that Eyes Wide Shut was his worst one. Esme disagrees with both opinions. He also mentions Paths of Glory. Esme concludes that he should watch movies made in the last decade but that Tarantino and Scorsese don't count.
  • Chapter 15 gives a warning at the beginning that this chapter will explore topics related to medically-assisted suicide.
  • The following chapters have slightly different titles between the interface/index and the first page. On the wiki, we use the in-game first page title rather than the interface/index title:
    • Chapter 4: Blindspot
    • Chapter 6: Winners and Losers

Click here for the walkthrough of this book: Open Heart: Second Year Choices


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The Crown & The Flame The Crown & The Flame, Book 1 · The Crown & The Flame, Book 2 · The Crown & The Flame, Book 3
Most Wanted Most Wanted, Book 1 · Most Wanted, Book 2
Rules of Engagement Rules of Engagement, Book 1 · Rules of Engagement, Book 2 · Rules of Engagement, Book 3 · Rules of Engagement: Newlyweds
Endless Summer Endless Summer, Book 1 · Endless Summer, Book 2 · Endless Summer, Book 3
#LoveHacks #LoveHacks, Book 1 · #LoveHacks, Book 2
The Haunting of Braidwood Manor The Haunting of Braidwood Manor
The Royal Romance The Royal Romance, Book 1 · The Royal Romance, Book 2 · The Royal Romance, Book 3 · The Royal Holiday
The Sophomore The Sophomore, Book 1 · The Sophomore, Book 2 · The Sophomore: Hartfeld Horror Story
Hero Hero, Vol. 1 · Hero, Vol. 2
High School Story High School Story, Book 1 · High School Story, Book 2 · High School Story, Book 3 · High School Story: Class Act, Book 1 · High School Story: Class Act, Book 2 · High School Story: Class Act, Book 3
It Lives It Lives In The Woods . It Lives Beneath
Home for the Holidays Home for the Holidays
Red Carpet Diaries Red Carpet Diaries, Book 1 · Red Carpet Diaries, Book 2 . Red Carpet Diaries, Book 3
Perfect Match Perfect Match, Book 1 · Perfect Match, Book 2
Bloodbound Bloodbound, Book 1 · Bloodbound, Book 2 · Bloodbound, Book 3 · Bloodbound: Dark Solstice
The Junior The Junior, Book 1
Veil of Secrets Veil of Secrets
America's Most Eligible America's Most Eligible: Season 10 · America's Most Eligible: All Stars · America's Most Eligible: Wedding Edition
Desire & Decorum Desire & Decorum, Book 1 · Desire & Decorum, Book 2 · Desire & Decorum, Book 3 · Desire & Decorum: First Winter
Across the Void Across the Void
The Senior The Senior
Big Sky Country Big Sky Country, Book 1 · Big Sky Country, Book 2
The Elementalists The Elementalists, Book 1 · The Elementalists, Book 2 · The Elementalists: Winters Past
A Courtesan of Rome A Courtesan of Rome
The Heist: Monaco The Heist: Monaco
Ride or Die: A Bad Boy Romance Ride or Die: A Bad Boy Romance, Book 1 · Ride or Die: A Bad Boy Romance, Book 2
Open Heart Open Heart, Book 1 · Open Heart: Second Year · Open Heart: Third Year
Passport to Romance Passport to Romance
Wishful Thinking Wishful Thinking
Nightbound Nightbound
Platinum Platinum
Sunkissed Sunkissed
The Royal Heir The Royal Heir, Book 1 · The Royal Heir, Book 2 · The Royal Heir, Book 3 · The Royal Finale
Bachelorette Party Bachelorette Party
Mother of the Year Mother of the Year
Save the Date Save the Date
The Royal Masquerade The Royal Masquerade
Baby Bump Baby Bump, Book 1 · Baby Bump, Book 2
Blades of Light and Shadow Blades of Light and Shadow, Book 1 · Blades of Light and Shadow, Book 2
Witness: A Bodyguard Romance Witness: A Bodyguard Romance
Distant Shores Distant Shores
The Nanny Affair The Nanny Affair, Book 1 · The Nanny Affair, Book 2
Queen B Queen B, Book 1 · Queen B, Book 2
My Two First Loves My Two First Loves
Rising Tides Rising Tides
Hot Couture Hot Couture
Foreign Affairs Foreign Affairs
With Every Heartbeat With Every Heartbeat
Laws of Attraction Laws of Attraction, Book 1 · Laws of Attraction, Book 2
A Very Scandalous Proposal A Very Scandalous Proposal
The Unexpected Heiress The Unexpected Heiress
Wake the Dead Wake the Dead
Surrender Surrender
Crimes of Passion Crimes of Passion