Series: Getting Some #1
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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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.
by Emma Chase
I read Tangled a long time ago. I remember loving it and that it was written solely from the male character’s point of view. So I’m a bit at a loss why I never picked up Emma Chase again. Audiobooks make it so much easier to catch up on your TBR so I figured, with two of my favorite narrators, Zach Webber and Andi Arndt, performing GETTING SCHOOLED I had no excuse to not read another book by this author.
There is something immensely attractive and endearing about a cocky guy with the reputation of a women connoisseur who is head over heels in love with his high school sweetheart. That’s exactly what Garrett is. He is the history teacher you always wanted to have. He has charm in abundance, is smart, not just in life but with the kids he is teaching and he has a warmth I found incredibly alluring. Garrett is one of a kind and I fell in love from the first moment. How he held on to his love for Callie over the years, that he never forgot her yet lived his life…he just amazed me.
They say you can’t go home again… but they’re wrong.
I came home and found the love I never really lost.
Callie is his female counter piece. She was thrown into a situation and didn’t just make the best of it, she shone.
This story has so much warmth, love and humor – I totally felt at home in Lakeside, New Jersey. I wanted to be part of this charming small town and I can honestly say, if I could go back to school I totally would if it had teachers like Garrett and Callie. With them comes an array of pretty wonderful side characters – especially Dean, Garrett’s best friend was a hoot.
The depth of emotion and the strong connection the two main characters had came really through Emma Chase’s words. While Garrett and Callie’s relationship was basically drama-free it wasn’t without a little heartbreak along the way but that’s what made it more real, even more relatable. My heart totally broke for them although I knew that soon they’d have their happiness back soon. Because that’s the way these two were. And there wasn’t any other way around it. They were perfection!
My memories of loving Garrett are pale and flimsy compared to this. This is real and solid . . . and us. How did I breathe without this?
Zach Webber and Andi Arndt have done an outstanding job performing these two main characters and all the side characters. They really brought them to life and I have to say there is a constant growth with these two. They just get better and better with each book they narrate.
If you love a great second chance romance, stories that make you feel good and laugh, swoon, and get the tiniest bit teary-eyed you can’t go wrong with Getting Schooled. It left me with a goofy smile on my face and my heart full.
She was the love of my life, before I had any fucking idea what love was… and then, still, even after I did.
Off I go to read Totally Screwed!