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.
5 ‘Mr & Mrs Coach D’ Stars!
ARC provided by the author via Ink Slinger PR in exchange for an honest review.
I am a sucker for second chance romances. I am sucker of funny and sexy love stories. I am a sucker for a great list of characters. And I definitely am a sucker for all things Emma Chase. Her Royally series is one of my absolute favorites and I knew she would not disappoint with whatever was coming next. Getting Schooled was EVERYTHING. Yes, this is how to write a gripping second chance love story, people. Emma continues to surprise me and she did a fantastic job with this one.
So, Getting Schooled is Emma’s newest release and it belongs to the brand new Getting Some series. This one is a second chance love story between two people who loved each other deeply when they were young, but circumstances separated them. Garrett Daniels is the teacher everybody loves. He is a former star quarterback, a history teacher and the beloved football coach. Garrett loves his life the way it is. However, what happens when his high school sweetheart comes back? Callie Carpenter took off to built a career but now she is back in her hometown for a while. She is the new theatre teacher and all her senses tingle when she is near Garrett. Their connection is unstoppable, their past and their relationship left a huge mark on both of them. With all that chemistry, is it now the time to give it a second go? Oh yes!
She was the love of my life, before I had any fucking idea what love was… and then, still, even after I did.
I loved every word on this book. Every freaking second of reading this love story. The couple is wonderful, their relationship adorable and oh-so-sexy, the group of secondary characters amazing (including that super cute dog called Snoopy!), the chemistry mind-blowing and the emotions all over the place! Can’t you tell how much I loved this? Emma Chase has such a unique touch with everything she writes and the characters she creates. I find them so charismatic, funny, with lots of layers and just outstanding. I loved Garrett and Callie. Their story melted my heart. Garrett is so swoony, funny and romantic and Callie is sassy, full of life and love for the people around her. It’s impossible not to love these two!
“You were always my girl, Callie, even after you weren’t anymore. Do you know what I mean?”
I nod. “Yeah, I know exactly what you mean.”
There’s no awkwardness, or hesitation. We’ve been here before. Our lips, our hands, and our hearts remember.
Of course, it’s impossible not to love them. Not only because how they are as individuals but because how they are as a team and as a couple. I loved their interactions with the whole school (teachers, students..), their moments with their friends and families and, obviously, all the amazing and super-hot scenes between them. Holy moly, that is some chemistry, that is for sure! Your Kindles will burn with the sexual tension between these two and you’ll love to see how they fall in love all over again. It’s so clear that Garrett and Callie belong together and I am so glad they found their happy ending. And what an epic ending!
They say you can’t go home again… but they’re wrong.
I came home and found the love I never really lost.
Therefore, my rating for Getting Schooled is 5 STARS because I loved everything about it. Emma Chase continues to pleasantly surprise me everytime. Oh yeah, she did a fantastic job with this one. I adored Garrett and Callie, their past and their present and the amazing chemistry they have from the very beginning. I also love a good list of secondary characters and now that we know this is becoming a series, I can’t wait to read the next story! Congrats to Emma Chase for another swoony, adorable and sexy love story. Highly recommend!
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.”
Emma Chase is the New York Times and USA Todaybestselling author of the hot and hilarious Tangled series and The Legal Briefs series.
Emma lives in New Jersey with her husband, two children and two naughty (but really cute) dogs. She has a long-standing love/hate relationship with caffeine.