Published by Emma Chase LLC on June 26, 2018
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Small Town
Narrator: Zachary Webber, Andi Arndt
Length: 7 Hours and 15 Mins
Source: Audible Romance Package
Head of the class...
Garrett Daniels has this whole life thing figured out.
The cocky, charismatic former high school star quarterback is an idolized football coach and "cool" teacher in the hometown where he's not just a golden boy—he's platinum. He has good friends, a great house on the lake, and the best damn sidekick a man could ask for: Snoopy, the albino beagle.
Then...Callie Carpenter comes home.
And knocks him right on his tight end zone.
Back to school...
Callie has a pretty sweet life herself...on the other side of the country. But circumstances—that she'd prefer to never speak of again—have brought her back home, helping out her parents and substitute teaching at her old high school.
Now she's facing bickering, raging hormones, constant gossip, awkward weirdness, and drama galore...and that's just the teachers.
Just like old times...
When Garrett offers to show his former high school sweetheart the secrets of his winning teacher ways, Callie jumps at the chance—and then has to stop herself from jumping him.
Good friends are all they can ever be.
Or...these teachers just might end up getting schooled—hard—by love.
Getting Schooled is the first book in Emma Chase’s new series, this is a small town romance with a high school setting with our hero and heroine both teachers. So this is NO teacher student romance, this features mature adults who have some solid life experience on their backs. I put this book off for quite some time, but I am so so happy that I finally picked this one up because Emma Chase is always one of those authors that can make me laugh and low angst and Getting Schooled definitely delivered in those areas.
Getting Schooled gets started with our heroine, who is living in a big city, Callie Carpenter. She has been involved in the entertainment businessness with helping doing shows and musicals, and now she has a huge promotion, one she has been working hard for. But then she gets a terrifying phone call, Her delightful parents, got in a car accident by doing some smexy time and now they each have a broken leg. Callie is never shocked by the situations that her parents get stuck in, but now she will have to go back to her home town, across the country for a year to help care for them because her sister has her own family to take of and she can’t do it on her own. So Callie puts her life on hold, moves back in with her folks, and gets a job at the high school teaching the drama class.
But that’s high school boys for you—back them into a corner and they turn ugly—like Gremlins feed after midnight
Garrett Daniels, is also a teacher and the head football coach for the high school and is considered to be the cool teacher on site. All the kids pretty much love and revere him. Garrett was once a all star quarterback with big dreams, but they were shattered when he got injured but he has a great life now with a good family and friends, a beautiful lakehouse and a job that is satisfying and one that he loves. But then his old sweetheart moves back home, the only woman he has ever truly loved, and sparks fly between them. He knows that what they have can only be temporary since she has a whole life in the big city and his life is in this quaint small town.
This was such a fun and cute romance and I had a ball of fun with this audiobook and of course we have some of my favorite narrators working this book. It is dual POV so we have two narrators doing the different POV. One of the many things that I do love about Emma Chase, is how she handles dual POV especially the male persepective. She really does a great job with these heroes, because they are definitely not flowery or sugary like some authors write them. Emma Chase lets her personal experiece really flow into her heroes POV and I just love that.
This is one of those forbidden romances that everyone will love, or mostly everyone. But what Emma Chase excells at is delivering a powerful sweet that isn’t heavy with the angst or conflict. You just know that this will be the perfect lighthearted read that you can adore. And boy I had a fun time with this book. So many elements that make you laugh from the sexually charged heroine’s parents (I mean seriously who gets in a car wreck from a BJ?? hehe ) the sweet dog of our hero, the antics of the siblings and the KIDS….these high schoolers reminded me why I NEVER liked High School *shivers*. But what you can rely on is that this book doesn’t get heavy which I needed this past week while listening to it.
I have feelings for him. I always have … But these aren’t just left over echoes of a sweet first love. This is something new. A throbbing, breathless attraction to the amazing man he’s become. I want to be near him, to know him, inside and out all over again.
And he feels the same way. Garret wants this version of me as much as he always did. Maybe even more
The sparks that fly between Callie and Garrett are pretty fantastic. I love how once they see each other again, their relationship takes off with flying colors. You see what a great friendship they once had and how it recovers pretty quickly despite how long they haven’t seen or talked to each other. I really liked that, despite the fact that when they were younger, it didn’t work out and they went their seperate ways, you also see that the love they have had, is one that picks right back up. They have some great safe sex (and yay I love Emma Chase and how she handles her sex scenes especially in handling safe sex) and we see the way that these two just come together, making out in the broom closet at the school, being there for each other through the ups and downs of being teachers. I am not a teacher but I have high respect for those that are teachers. I have an aunt that is a teacher and many friends that are, and this book really helps you admire all the hard work that goes into this career.
You were always my girl, Callie. Even after you weren’t any more.
The ending was NOT what I expected and I really liked how it turned out, in fact way better than I even expected and trust me with all the books in romance I have read over the years, And I really liked seeing what both the hero and heroine were willing to do to be together and it was simply perfection. Because the ending, and their sacrifice shows what a true partnership should be and Emma Chase wrapped this story up so wonderfully. And I can’t wait for the next book.
And P.S. THE COVER….I just wanted to mention this cover because its HOT and SEXY and it makes me want to frame this cover and put it on my wall.