Synopsis via Goodreads: 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 received a copy of this book from the author/publisher in exchange for an honest review.*
When Emma Chase dropped the cover and blurb for Getting Schooled, I was hyped and was all ready to mark my calendar with the release date. But then I saw that the audiobook was gonna be released first and that I had to wait four more months for the release of the eBook…
Dramatics aside, I was still excited to read this upcoming release and when this bad boy hit my Kindle, I was ready to dive right in!
Getting Schooled is a second-chance romance between high school sweethearts, Callie Carpenter and Garrett Daniels. Callie is currently living out her dreams in California when an accident occurs that requires her to return to her hometown in New Jersey. She ends up having to put her dreams on hold as she has to spend the next year at home taking care of her injured parents. In need of a temporary income, Callie decides to take a teaching position at Lakeside High School—the same high school where she fell for Garrett Daniels who is also now the school’s history teacher. The old flame is reignited and Callie and Garrett once again find themselves in each other arms. But when the time comes for Callie to return back to her life in California, will these two be willing to part ways for a second time?
Getting Schooled has everything that you could ask for in a romance book: exceptional writing, hilarious dialogue, an entertaining cast of secondary characters, a swoon-worthy hero, a heroine with a heart of gold and a feel good romance. I couldn’t put this book down and fell more in love with Callie and Garrett’s story with the turn of each page. One of my favorite things about this book were the secondary characters. The teachers and the students were a sassy bunch and there were so many scenes that had me cracking up. But I especially loved the scenes where the teachers and students had heart to hearts, those were the best moments! I swear I had a cheesiest smile plastered on my face as I read this book because it was just that good.
Callie is so sweet and caring and I definitely can see why Garrett never got over her. I loved how she inspired the students to become interested in theater and pushed them to be their best self. Get your fans ready ladies because Garrett will definitely have y’all swooning all over the place. I mean the guy is hot, charming and an amazing coach and teacher. Even though his students drive him up the wall sometimes, he’s still there for them when they need help. This romance was EVERYTHING! You all know I’m a die-hard fangirl of second-chance romances and Getting Schooled is definitely going on my top ten list of all-time favorite second-chance romances. I loved the build up and how Callie and Garrett gradually found themselves back to each other. It was like no time had past between the pair and they fit together perfectly. I also liked the fact that there wasn’t an over dramatic reason for why Callie and Garrett first broke up. Emma Chase really kept this romance simple and it was beautiful!
Getting Schooled was absolute perfection and everything I expected when it comes to an Emma Chase romance. I can’t wait to reread this book in the future because I know Callie and Garrett’s story is one that I will never be tired of. I’m also patiently (not really, lol) awaiting the release of the next book in the Getting Schooled series. We don’t have a title, we don’t have a blurb and we don’t have a cover but I need it…NOW!
Emma Chase is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the hot and hilarious Tangled series and The Legal Briefsseries. 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.