Getting Schooled Kindle Edition
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Second chance romances are fantastic and put with Emma's voice there will be magic. A great take on high school sweethearts getting a second chance 17 years later.
Who says you can't go home again? Not Emma Chase.
Callie is called home to NJ after 17 years when her parents are in an accident. She doesn't hesitate to pack up her stuff and head back East. When she's faced with staying in NJ for a year to help her parents, she gets a job teaching theater at her old high school -- the same school where her former flame Garrett is a history teacher and head football coach.
Thrust back into each other's lives it's like no time has passed. Callie and Garrett quickly fall back into each other's arms.
As easy as it was to fall back into each other it's not without obstacles. Callie is only back in NJ for the year. And there's the way they ended things all those years ago -- unresolved hurt that can only lead to present day problems.
Emma always puts a fresh take on a traditional romance trope. I loved everything about this book. I even got an Audible subscription to have access to the story now and not waiting until summer. The narrators really enhanced this story. The life that Andi and Zachary brought to Callie and Garrett only made me love this story more. They perfectly captured the characters.
I'm starting to think this is my hill to die on --- Emma Chase is the master of the male POV. Like all her other male leads, Garrett is layered and well defined -- funny, charming, smart, determined, a family man, a good friend, and a great teacher/coach.
As great as the male leads are, Emma doesn't skimp on the heroines. Callie is a force and she always will be with or without Garrett. A strong female lead is needed in these stories to make them successful. Emma does a great job making her heroines strong but relatable.
I loved this book so much. It's totally worth the Audible subscription.
Garrett Daniels is the golden boy of Lakeside, New Jersey. Once the high school football hero, he is now the team’s coach, and the cool teacher that every loves. He is confident, charmingly cocky, happy, successful and well-adjusted, and funny as all hell. And his happy little existence is knocked on its head when Callie Carpenter returns to town.
Garrett and Callie were high school sweethearts and they loved each other madly. But college and distance put an end to their relationship. It was painful but it wasn’t a nasty break up, it was just what they had to do as they went off and chased their dreams. Callie is now living in San Diego and has just gotten the job of her dreams when she receives a phone call that throws her life into disarray and has her hurrying back to her home town. Her family needs her, so she temporarily uproots herself to move back town for a while to help out. And when she takes a temp job as the drama teacher at her old high school, there is Garrett.
There’s no hiding from each other, no longing stares or game playing. They don’t shy away from each other or hide their excitement about seeing each other again and they ‘click’ right back into the easiness that was always between them. They are friends who flirt, but only while they get to know each other again, and then it’s all on as they naturally and easily fall into being something more. It’s pure awesome, and I loved watching them together – effortlessly recapturing what they once had and making it even better.
I love Garret and Callie!
I love them together.
I love them individually.
I love them with their friends.
I love them with their families.
I love them with Garret’s dog.
I love them with their colleagues.
I love them with their students.
FREAKING. LOVE. THEM!
They are both smart, funny, matter-of-fact people. There’s no game playing or stupid, they are up front and honest about everything and it’s sensational.
But as amazing as everything is between them, there are still issues to deal with and decisions that need to be made. And I honestly adored every funny, wonderful, heartfelt, teary, passionate, swoony moment as it all played out.
As much as I got completely swept up in the love story, the scenes at school were just as fantastic. Either dealing with their students, their colleagues or their headmaster, I was laughing out loud at the banter and joking that goes on. There are lots of side characters introduced – those that are important to the storyline, and those that are just there briefly, but they all bring something to the story, and the dynamics are hilarious and heartfelt.
The book ends on a high note, with not one, but THREE epilogues to finish everything off beautifully.
And just to add to the awesomeness, the audiobook narration is fantastic. Two of my favourites – Zachary Webber and Andie Arndt – bring these characters to life and tell this story with such wit, humour and heart, it’s just perfect, and I recommend listening to this one if you get the opportunity.
I honestly can’t rave enough about this book. It’s an instant favourite, and one I look forward to rereading over and over again. I can only hope that we get to revisit this fantastic bunch of characters if this book becomes a series. My fingers are crossed.
5 massive stars!