Getting Schooled (Getting Schooled, #1) by Emma Chase
Title: Getting Schooled
Series: Getting Schooled, #1
Author: Emma Chase
Genres: Romantic Comedy, Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 26, 2018
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 © 2018
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.”
Getting Schooled (Getting Schooled, #1) by Emma Chase
Laura's rating: 4.5 of 5 iScream Cones
I have had the chance to read a few Emma Chase books of the last few years and I really enjoyed them. When I read the blurb for Getting Schooled I knew I had to get my hands on this one as well. I was sucked into the story in just the first few pages and thoroughly enjoyed the entire book. Garrett and Callie's story is so refreshing and entertaining. I loved that there were so many parts that I could relate too. All the references to movies that I grew up watching and the banter between Garrett and Callie was awesome. Not to mention all the secondary characters that round out this great cast for an engaging second chance romance.
Getting Schooled is written in dual pov. Those of you that follow my reviews know that this is something that I really enjoy. Being able to know what each lead character is thinking and feeling really creates a great background for their entire story. Garrett and Callie were once together and now all these years later Callie has returned home to take care of her parents. Needing to find work she takes a position at the local high school, where she and Garrett once attended. She will spend the next several months teaching drama to the drama riddled high school kids...lol Realizing that Callie is going to need some help fitting into the new position, Garrett takes her under his wing and shows her the ropes.
If you are looking for an entertaining, refreshing read, that will have you LOL'ing a lot then this is the book for you. Throw in a set of colorful parent characters, some wingmen, a four-legged best friend and crazy siblings and you have a great story that you will not be able to put down.
4.5 iScream Stars
Emma Chase is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling 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.