Tuesday 26 June 2018

✤ GETTING SCHOOLED ✤ Emma Chase ✤ #GettingSchooled1 ✤ #Excerpt ✤

© Bianca Janeane

• 26 June 2018
Getting Schooled #1
• complete standalone
• 275 pages

5 Stars

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.

Garrett is a bit of a legend in his little New Jersey lake town. He used to be the high school superstar football player. Then he hurt his knee - and instead of making it big in the NFL - he's back home as a history teacher and coach. And he loves every moment of it.
His life is good. His family is crazy. Everything is pretty perfect.

Enter Callie.
His high school sweetheart.
She's back home. Her life in San Diego was pretty perfect too. She just landed her dream job at a theater when she had to come back home to help her sister take care of their parents.
And she's working at the school with Garrett.

Old sparks and feelings are still very much there - even after 15 years.
But Callie's life is on the west coast and Garrett loves being a bachelor....

What will happen with Callie & Garrett?
Will there be a HEA?

Such an adorable and fun and moving romance!
I love Emma's male POV's! Her guys are just so amazing!
This book is told from both Garrett's and Callie's POV.
Garrett is just so adorably cocky. I loved him!
Pretty much everybody in this town is amazing. The parents are hilarious, the siblings are fun. the dog is the best and the students are a menace!
I just loved how Callie and Garrett never stopped loving each other. Lots of wasted years where they could've have a life together - but they had to grow up. It was probably supposed to be this way. And this way was mega sweet and just perfect!

I really enjoyed reading this book!
You get everything you need in a great romance:
I laughed and cried and awwed.
I wouldn't mind seeing this as a cute Made-For-TV-Movie one day. Maybe a Christmas movie - even though there wasn't much of a holiday feeling in it. And it took place over almost a whole year, but still. A Christmas movie with Garrett and Callie and Snoopy would be soooo adorable! ☺

GETTING SCHOOLED was such an amazing second chance love story !
Run to your nearest amazon for your own Garrett, because this one is so MINE!! And P.S. where the hell where those amazing teachers when we were kids decades ago??? Ugh!☺

I listened to the audiobook of Getting Schooled and here are my thoughts

Sweet, funny and adorable second chance, coming home romance.

I adored Cally and Garrett finding their way back to each other, completely got the small town vibe (where I live you sneeze and someone 3 street over knows about it in 2 minutes!!)

I loved that there wasn't any OTT drama for drama's sake too.

Zachary Webber and Andi Arndt are becoming some of my favourite narrators, and they did a really good job with Getting Schooled. I felt the often raw emotions through their narration.

I laughed, I cried, I adored this book.

Can't wait to see what Ms Chase brings us next.


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.

Of him.

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.”


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By day, Emma Chase is a devoted wife and mother of two who resides in a small, rural town in New Jersey. By night she is a keyboard crusader, toiling away the hours to bring her colorful characters and their endless antics to life. She has a long standing love/hate relationship with caffeine.

Emma is an avid reader. Before her children were born she was known to consume whole books in a single day. Writing has also always been a passion and with the 2013 release of her debut romantic comedy, Tangled, the ability to now call herself an author is nothing less than a dream come true.