REVIEW – GETTING SCHOOLED (Getting Some #1) by 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.

*****Patty’s Review*****

*****4.5 STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

I ache when I look at him. Ache to stay, ache for him to follow…ache to keep whatever this is between us long after the end of the school year. But does he want that too? And if he does…what does that even look like with Garrett in New Jersey and me in California?


GETTING SCHOOLED is a sexy and funny story about two high school sweethearts who after nearly two decades apart, get a second chance to get it right. Emma Chase has been one of my top favorite authors since I read ”TANGLED”. Her writing and sense of humor is the bomb dot com! If you read this one you’ll get that little joke. But seriously, if you’re a huge fan of this author as I am, then you’re going to fall in love with Garrett and Callie’s story.



Callie Carpenter finds herself back in her hometown of Lakeside, New Jersey, after having lived out in California for nearly twenty years. She was accepted to the University of San Diego and right after High School, she moved to the west coast which is where her career has kept her. She had to put her career on hold and rush back home when both of her parents were injured in a car accident. She ends up getting a job as the substitute theater teacher at her local high school in order to be able to pay her bills back home. On her first day, she will run into the one man who her heart hasn’t been able to let go of in all of the years she’s been away…Garrett Daniels.



Garrett was the high school’s star quarterback and he and Callie were the ”IT” couple. They were inseparable and when life took them in different directions and put them on opposite ends of the country, they decided to part ways. It was a heartbreaking decision and nearly two decades later, neither of them has found a new love to move on with. As luck would have it, they’re both single. The two strike up an easy friendship as if no time has passed. Before they know it, Garrett and Callie are picking up right where they left off back in their high school days.



The end of the school year is fast approaching and when it does, Callie will be returning to her life in San Diego. Garrett is the well respected and loved high school football coach and history teacher. Twenty years later they’re both faced with the same dilemma. Their lives are on opposite sides of the country. But this time around they know what they have is a once in a lifetime type of love. Will they be able to say goodbye this second time around?

Here are my overall ratings

Hero: 5
Heroine: 5
Plot: 4.5
Angst: 4
Steam: 5
Chemistry Between Hero & Heroine: 5

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