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Series: Getting Some #1
Also in this series: Getting Played (Getting Some, #2)
Published by Emma Chase LLC on June 26, 2017
Genres: Romance, Contemporary
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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.
I was provided a review copy by Author; this did not influence my opinion of the book.
You guys, I can’t tell you how excited I am that Getting Schooled is releasing today in ebook and print! Previously released as an audio, now you can pick it up for your eReader or in print form! I can’t recommend it enough. Just in case you take a little convincing, check out this excerpt and get that one-click finger ready!
High school parking lots are one of the most dangerous places on earth. I don’t have statistics to back that up…but I know it’s true.
I pull into the school parking lot Monday morning in my Dad’s giant, newly repaired mint-green Buick, with Back in Black by AC/DC blasting from the speakers. I feel tough, powerful—like I’m driving a tank.
I’m a badass teacher—I’ll run you down even if you’re a student—I’ve got twenty-nine more in class just like you.
The outfit helps too—leather boots, blue jeans, a starched white blouse and a black leather jacket. It’s my armor. The morning air is cool and crisp today, but I barely feel it. I’m locked and loaded and ready to roll.
As I march towards the main entrance, I spot Garrett and Dean and Alison Bellinger outside the doors. They pause when they see me, waiting.
“Damn,” Dean chuckles. “Callie’s got her shit-kickers on. Did you dig them out of a mosh pit from 1993?”
Garrett crosses his arms. “Somebody’s channeling Michelle Pfiefer in Dangerous Minds.”
He looks fantastic. His hair is tousled from the breeze and kisses his brow, and he’s wearing a dark blue sweater that’s snug around his biceps and soft, worn, light blue jeans. I remember his arms around me yesterday on my parent’s porch. The wonder and exhilaration of the moment.
The intensity in his eyes, the desire and possessiveness in the grasp of his hands. The scorching feel of his mouth, his wet talented tongue that made my stomach swirl and my head spin.
So much for not complicating things.
But I’m not going to play head games with myself or Garrett—we’re too old for that shit.
I have feelings for him—I always have—our break-up had nothing to do with either of us not wanting each other desperately. But these aren’t just leftover 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. I want to know him, inside and out, all over again.
And he feels the same way. Garrett wants this version of me as much as he always did—maybe even more. I heard it in his whispered words and felt it in his kiss.
I don’t know if we have a future, if it can go anywhere. We have separate lives on opposite ends of the country. But I’m not going to worry about that—for now, I’m going to take each day as it comes and enjoy every moment we can.
Except for now. Now is not the time for enjoying or worrying or relationship building…now is the time for focusing. Now is the time to be ice and steel—don’t smile, don’t waver.
“Little fucknutters don’t know who the hell they’re dealing with,” I growl.
Allison pumps her fist. “That’s the spirit.”
Garrett opens the door for me. “Go get ‘em, Gangster’s Paradise.”
❝This is … you and me … the reboot.❞
I expected to laugh, I expected to swoon, but I didn’t expect to cry! TWICE!
Emma Chase never ceases to amaze me. Her storylines are solid, and her characters are brilliant! But her voice and the way she manipulates words into stories are beautiful.
Garrett Daniels and Callaway Carpenter were childhood sweethearts. The star football quarterback and the homecoming queen, they were perfect together. They were the IT couple. After graduation, Callie moved to California to study theatre and Garrett stayed home to become a teacher and coach. Recognizing the difficulty in having a long distance relationship, the two broke up.
Many years later, Callie is back in her childhood hometown helping to take care of her parents. Needing a job, she agrees to work as a long-term substitute for the theatre teacher. As soon as Garrett sees Callie walking into his school, he knows he’s not letting her go a second time.
❝As for what I want … I want you, Callie. For as long as you’re here, for as long as you’ll let me have you. I want all of you.❞
The sexual tension was delicious! The chemistry between these two was so hot I had fears I would spontaneously combust during their sex scenes. I loved both of these characters so much. Callie was inspiring with her independent, self-assured personality. I loved it when she questioned Garrett and his feelings for her, rather than carrying on for pages wondering how he felt! THANK YOU, Emma! With his cocksure ways and tender, kind heart, Garrett was the good – bad boy, women dream of!
❝Confident. Capable. I feel an indescribably calming sensation in the presence of such self-assurance. I always knew, if I were ever unsure or confused, it was okay–because Garrett would know what to do. I could put myself in those skilled hands, follow his lead, and it would all turn out fine.❞
A second chance romance, Getting Schooled was sexy, lighthearted fun with a sprinkle of serious, tear-jerking moments.