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Publisher's Summary

Available in audio-first, an extraordinary new romance by New York Times best-selling author Emma Chase!

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.

Includes a special bonus interview with the author!

©2018 Emma Chase (P)2018 Audible Originals, LLC.

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Sweet and Boring

Honestly, this one was disappointing. I mean, it was steamy and all, but it was so sweet as to be boring. I wanted some kind of conflict at the beginning, something keeping them apart. Even if the author wanted to have them on good terms, some external source of conflict would have been good. But this book was just so sweet, Garrett and Callie jumped right back into their relationship from 17 years prior (which we never got to see). We don't get to see the relationship develop, we don't get to see their characters develop with each other, and we have no real push to move forward because we don't ever question that they'll end up together. Nothing really happens to them, and the one little blip, the one moment when I thought that there would be a juicy fight, it fizzled out immediately. I was hugely disappointed.

Additionally, I'm not accustomed to reading first person POV narratives, and I had difficulty getting used to the lack of scene-setting/world-building. I don't think I'll read another of Emma Chase's books, as while I imagine that there are superior stories to this one, I just can't get used to the style of writing.

I also can't quite see why this book was titled this way. There was no lesson for our hero or heroine to learn, so the "Schooled" part doesn't seem to fit, aside from the fact that they are teachers. But here, it implies that they're being taught a lesson. I don't know, I thought that the title sounds far more exciting than the book actually is, but that's probably just me.

That all being said, I like the little everyday bits that the author added into her writing, such as the interactions between the other teachers, Ollie, and their families. I also liked the parts with Snoopy, and W, and I liked that we got to see some of their lives in the epilogues (even though I was surprised that there was more than one).

If you're looking for something super sweet and sexy with basically zero conflict, this is the book for you.

For narration, I found that And Arndt did a decent job, though there were moments in which I thought she sounded almost robotic. Zachary Webber did a spectacular job with his narration. I would listen to his work again in a heartbeat.

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  • TJ
  • 2018-08-03

pretty good story line but typical and expected.<br /><br />

i found it to be the same old same but I did cry for the dog Snoopy

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  • Maya
  • 2018-04-07

Hilarious yet Romantic

First let me say the narrators were a great combo. Andi did a phenomenal job as usual. Zachary was a bit of a surprise. He was so funny with his voices and the projection of expressions coming thru. I really enjoyed his narration.

The story was romantic and funny all at the same time. This was a make you feel good book while laughing out loud. I don’t recommend you pass this book up. This author has captured humor writing at its best. Lost love and second chances with humor. What’s not to enjoy?

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  • Nissa @ Of Pens and Pages
  • United States
  • 2018-02-28

My favorite Emma Chase book to date!

STORY OVERVIEW AND REVIEW:

Reading (or in this case, listening to) Getting Schooled by Emma Chase is like watching a person fit puzzle pieces perfectly together. There's a sense of fulfillment and content in listening to this story, one that warrants a sigh of pleasure. It's full of wonderful characters, humor, emotion, and depth. The voices of her characters spoke loud and true, and you will love them for it. I have always loved Emma Chase's words—it's smart, witty, and addictive. Getting Schooled has all of that in spades.

Garrett Daniels and Callaway Carpenter fell in love in high school, and thought they would be together forever. You'd look at them and know it's not puppy love. But distance and time apart put an end to their relationship, and they both move on with their lives—Callie in San Diego trying to make her way into the theater world, and Garrett back at home coaching his old school's football team to the top.

An incident Callie would rather not think about ever again makes her move back to her parents' house in New Jersey. She takes a temporary job at her old high school as the substitute teacher, and there she reunites with the love of her life. Garrett Daniels, golden boy and former star athlete of their school, is now the football coach of the team. They finally get their second chance more than a decade later at the very same place where it all began.

I knew from the moment Garrett and Callie talked to each other again that they were meant to be. Without a doubt. Everything about their relationship felt real to me. It was so heartwarming to see them feel and act so at ease with each other even after being apart for so long. They are each other's person. Whether they're laughing, making love, or breaking apart, it brought a tug to my heart that rarely happens when I read books. And I read a lot. I loved this couple that much.

While Garrett and Callie's reunion was central to the story, I love that Getting Schooled also highlighted what it's like to be a teacher. It was interesting to see their train of thought, the efforts they did to reach their students, their frustrations and hurt, and the joy of seeing their students grow and learn. It added so much to the story without stealing the spotlight from the romance.

WHAT DID YOU LIKE ABOUT THE AUDIOBOOK?

Aside from the story, the narrators were fantastic! I'm a huge fan of Andi Arndt, so it's not really surprising that she did a wonderful job here. I've only listened to Zachary Webb a few times, but it still blows my mind how amazing of a narrator he is. He's amazing in acting out not just Garrett, but every single person in this book. I've never been so entertained by a narrator as much as Zachary Webber.

These two wonderful narrators brought to life a story that is already strong on its own.

This is definitely one of the most enjoyable audiobooks I've listened to. The emotions and imagery were so vivid that I felt like I was in their world. I saw the football games, sat with the students in class, watched front row as Garrett and Callie got their second chance. I laughed out loud, smiled like a complete idiot, and cried. By the end of it, I felt so full. I was ready to burst with love and emotion.

WOULD YOU RECOMMEND THIS AUDIOBOOK TO A FRIEND? IF SO, WHY?

Absolutely! Romance fans will enjoy this wonderfully written second chance story. It has everything I could possibly want in an audiobook, and I'm sure audiophiles and audiobook virgins alike would agree.

Tropes: Second Chance, Small Town
POV: First Person, Dual POV
Standalone: Yes

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  • Shelly Hastings Suhr
  • Rochester, MN
  • 2018-03-11

Sheer Perfection!

Every once in a while I stumble upon a book that provides a nearly perfect reading experience. In this case the experience was auditory, but honestly the feeling - that almost giddy excitement and sweetly satisfied heart feeling - was just the same. The characters came alive for me and I absolutely adored their voices - that is, both the narration and the actually character voices themselves which were that perfect blend of sarcasm and sincerity that feels authentic and relatable (and frankly, a bit swoony). This is my first book by Emma Chase and now I’m dying to know what I’ve been missing. I laughed out loud, I cried a little, and I gave my heart over completely to Garrett and Callie’s story. Truly, this was one of those perfect reading/listening experiences and I can’t recommend it highly enough!

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  • M. Price
  • 2018-04-20

The most fun you can have dressed

I haven’t laughed this much in a long time. This second chance romance brings two high school sweethearts back together after 17 years. Garrett and Callie are golden together. With the backdrop of the local high school plus their crazy families, there is never a dull moment in this story. The narration is spot on and I couldn’t recommend this any more.

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  • BluBumbleB
  • 2018-04-06

A+ for Getting Schooled!

Getting Schooled gets a resounding A+! What a cute romance, this book gave me all the feels! I loved everything about this story. Sometimes its nice to listen/read a book where there's not excessive drama, and instead you have a solid story that makes your heart full and makes you believe in love.

Garrett and Callie are two thirty-somethings that rekindle a love that never really died from their teenage years. With a cast of hilarious characters, Getting Schooled will keep you hanging on every word and falling head over heels in love. Bravo Emma Chase, job well done!

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  • ShannonVM
  • MD
  • 2018-04-03

Can I go back to school???

Would you consider the audio edition of Getting Schooled to be better than the print version?

I don't know, the print version isn't out yet! But I have to think the audio might be just a little bit better, because who wouldn't want to listen to Zachary Webber!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Getting Schooled?

There were 2 moments that really got me, but I don't want to say what they are because that would completely spoil things for those who haven't listened/read the book yet. Let's just say it was a cloudy drive home from work today and I had to put on my sunglasses to hide the tears!

Which scene was your favorite?

Oh goodness, lots of them! But I laughed when it was revealed what happened to Callie's parents, to cause their accident.I loved the interactions both Callie and Garrett had with their students. And what the students did for Garrett there towards the end. And Callie's walk around town, and the revelation she had- I was hoping for that!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Aren't they all? But I actually enjoyed listening on my drive to and from work- it was a great way to start the day, and an enjoyable way to end the work day

Any additional comments?

This was such a great book! I loved the laughs and the sweet moments. Andi and Zachary were fantastic.

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  • 🌼🌸Sissy🌹🌷
  • Wyoming
  • 2018-03-22

This is one of Emma Chase's BEST!!

I forgot how many books I have listened to by Emma Chase.
She writes such great stories and doesn't have 10 come out in one year like other authors in this category. It seems she really takes her time and puts out great stories in each of her books.
I LOVED THIS BOOK!!
It's not another run of the mill love story.
It's filled with funny moments from High School kids. I caught my self laughing out loud listening to this,
Zachary Webber really does a Fantastic job with his personality in making every character he narrates funny as hell in this book and he does several voices in this.
This story through out is fun, emotional, and has a different ending than you would expect.
Just Loved this one!!
Andi Arndt, well she is always wonderful in every way. What a talent.
Worth a credit and I think I might buy this one for keeps even though it's in the Romance package.
Don't miss this one.

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  • Lorna
  • 2018-03-21

Perfect!

I don't give five star reviews to that many romances. This one stood out for me. I am so glad I listened instead of read because these narrators were outstanding. Second chance romances are usually a favorite of mine and this one delivered. The characters were amazing and that includes the main ones and peripheral ones. The romance was pretty perfect.

If I learned nothing else from this, it's that yes, you can go home again(in life and fiction)and not only that, you can thrive. Plus, it's so nice to read/listen to a romance with very little angst. Couldn't stop listening. Highly recommended!

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  • Book Nerd
  • 2018-03-13

5 stars!!

I absolutely adored this book. Considering its out first in audible I need to say that Zachary Webber and Andi Arndt did a superb job. The narration couldn't have been better. In fact, it was one of my favorite audio books to date. The story was the perfect blend of heart and humor. Zachary was brilliant with the different family members and their Jersey accents, I found myself laughing out loud several times.

A second chance romance where the all star jock is still a jock, and the theatre nerd is still the theatre nerd, but with time and maturity you have two people that could never let go of a love they once had. The relationship between Garrett and Callie had me completely smitten. Chase did a great job portraying todays kids in high school and how teachers today have to adapt to them.

I LOVED every minute of this audio and I can't wait for it come release in ebook/paperback and demand all of my non audio friends to read this one! An auto one-click for me!

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  • Steph's Romance Book Talk
  • Woodbridge, VA USA
  • 2018-03-10

Sooo Much Fun!!!

I LOVED this book!! It was funny, sweet, just the perfect amount of sexy, and overall feel good. I loved the narration and narrators, their voices really brought Garrett & Callaway to life. I am super excited for more!

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