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Blog Tour + ARC Review: ‘Getting Played’ by Emma Chase

Getting Played, a magnificent new romance by New York Timesbestselling author Emma Chase is LIVE!

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Book InfoGetting Played by Emma Chase
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 8, 2019
Series: Getting Some #2


Getting Played (Getting Some Book 2) by [Chase, Emma]

Dean Walker is all about keeping life simple. He’s effortlessly talented and intelligent—spending his summers playing drums in the local band and the rest of the year teaching high school in the same Jersey town where he grew up. He likes his love-life simple too, enjoying the commitment-free hook-ups his good looks and sexy charm have always made oh-so easy.

Then he meets Lainey Burrows. And his simple, easy life gets turned upside down.


One wild one-night stand was all it was ever supposed to be, so Lainey is shocked when she discovers that her sizzling summer fling is also her son’s new math teacher. But that’s nothing compared to the most unexpected twist of all—their hot hook-up left Lainey knocked-up, and now they’re about to become parents. Together.

What ensues is an addictive, insatiable, sweet and tender romance that won’t be simple, but it will be more than worth the fight.

A stand-alone, contemporary romance.


5 ‘Life is full of surprises’ Stars!

ARC provided by the author via Social Butterfly PR in exchange for an honest review.

I am in looooove with this series! Emma Chase keeps killing it with these sexy small town stories and she definitely did not disappoint with Getting Played. This book is just as good as the first one in the series but still unique in its own way. I mean, a hot math’s professor / drummer falling for a single mom / lifestyle blogger? I was all over it from the very first page to the very last one. I literally devoured this novel in just a few hours!

Getting Played is the second installment of Emma’s Getting Some series and it’s a surprise pregnancy romance you cannot miss! Dean Walker and Lainey Burrows meet in one of Dean’s concerts and they share a wild one-night stand full of sizzling chemistry. But things get interesting when Lainey and her teenage son move to Lakeside and she finds out she is actually pregnant with Dean’s baby. Has this commitment-free playboy finally met his soul mate?

The best things in life always come along when we’re not looking for them. 

Emma Chase is an incredible writer, her rom coms are to die for and Getting Played was no exception. Dean and Lainey are just fantastic together, I loved the slow development of their relationship and their feelings (after the one-night stand), and I adored Jay, the baby, Grams, Lainey’s family, just all the secondary characters that appeared in this novel. I loved the small town feel and the interactions in the school between Dean and his students.

Dean Walker’s voice should be labeled a weapon of mass seduction.

Of course, the best part of this book is Dean himself and his relationship with Lainey, her son and the baby. These couple is so sweet and so sexy. Their chemistry was off-the-charts HAWT and it got even better when they started falling for each other without even realizing it. Just as Garrett (the hero in Getting Schooled), Dean is swoony, honest, and oh-so-sexy, Lainey is just as an amazing heroine and the kids are just adorable. That together: beautiful, scorching hot and emotional!

I want to be her everything. Because somewhere along the line—Lainey, Jason, our baby—that’s what they’ve become to me. Everything. 

Therefore, my rating for Getting Played is 5 STARS because, again, Emma did a wonderful job with this rom com. I loved being back in Lakeside, I loved Dean and Lainey together and how their love story developed together with the children. Obviously, I enjoyed their burning chemistry and all those feels too! I hope Emma writes more about this crew because I am definitely excited about it. Highly recommend this one!

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I find Lainey in the living room—standing on a ladder, with those long, toned legs peeking out from itty bitty cotton black shorts and a power drill in her hand, while Bruce Springsteen sings “I’m Goin’ Down” from a speaker in the corner.

And, dear God—the things I could do to her on that ladder.

Wonderful, filthy things that instantly make my heart pound and my cock throb. She’s the perfect height for me to just walk over there and put my mouth between her legs. I picture it, see it in my mind—the way she’d grip my hair and pant my name, arch her back and writhe against my face . . .

But then I catch sight of the small bump of her stomach, and reality smacks me in the head. I think about the baby—and how making Lainey lose her mind three feet off the ground wouldn’t be the safest option. My protective instinct overrides the desire to get freaky on the ladder.

“Hey, Dean.” She sets the drill on the ledge and picks up a beeping light green rectangle, running it along the wall.

“What are you doing up there?” I ask.

I don’t have a decorative bone in my body, but the room looks good—with light gray walls and navy corduroy covered couches, reclaimed wood tables and a dozen different-sized candles filling the white-washed brick fireplace. It’s clean and simple but warm, the kind of place you’d look forward to coming back to every day.

“I’m going to hang up those boards.” Lainey gestures to three square planks, with ornamental arrows burned black into the wood. “I just want to make sure this stud-finder works.”

“If you’re looking for a stud,” I wink, “I’m standing right in front of you.”

“Ha-ha. I’ll keep that in mind.”

She turns back to the wall, reaching up over her head and stretching onto her tippy toes on the narrow step. I move under the ladder to catch her if she goes ass over end, and a stab of terror slices through me at the thought that Lainey would still be doing this if I wasn’t here. Alone. Without Jason even in the room in case something went terribly wrong.

What the hell is up with that?

“I read that you’re not supposed to reach above your head when you’re pregnant.”

“That’s just an old wives’ tale.”

I wrap my hands around her hips, holding her steady.

“Maybe the old wives knew what they were talking about. Come on, come down.”

Slowly, Lainey lowers her arms and turns in my hands. I lift her off the ladder by her hips, tilting my head back and holding her above me for a moment, before sliding her slowly down. And the feel of her softness rubbing against me, the friction—it’s fantastic.

When her feet are on the ground, I dip my head and our faces are just millimeters apart. Close enough to count the sprinkle of cute, light freckles that dust the bridge of her nose.

“That’s better,” I say softly, taking the stud-finder out of her hands. “I’ll do it.”

“Okay.” Lainey’s tongue peeks out, wetting her bottom lip. “Thanks.”

Like I said . . . fucking killing me.

The Author

New York Times bestselling author Emma Chase writes contemporary romance novels known for their clever banter, emotional, and sexy, swoonworthy moments. Her books have been translated into over twenty languages around the world.

Emma lives in New Jersey with her amazing husband, two spirited children, and two adorable, but badly behaved, dogs. She has a long standing love/hate relationship with caffeine.




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