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Publisher's Summary

A sexy, hilarious, emotional new romance from New York Times best-selling author Emma Chase.

Connor Daniels never thought he’d be starting at dating square one again. His career as a successful doctor, and his three boys, are everything to him. It’s not exactly a setup conducive to a scorching love life - but he’s giving it a shot.

ER nurse Violet Robinson never intended for Connor to find out she’s had a crush on him forever. It was a dirty little secret only meant for her dirty dreams. Her heart trips every time he’s around - and so do her feet. 

When Connor sees Violet coasting across the grocery store parking lot - and she falls on her face - he starts falling for the gorgeous young nurse right back.

Dating can be tricky. And life can be beautiful and crazy and unpredictable. But when it gets real, you discover what matters most...and the one person you want loving you through it all.

©2021 Emma Chase (P)2021 Audible Originals, LLC.
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About the Creator

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Emma Chase writes contemporary romance filled with humor, heat, and heart. Her stories are known for their clever banter, hilariously authentic male POVs and sexy, swoon-worthy moments. Emma’s novels have been translated into over twenty languages around the world. Emma lives in New Jersey with her husband, two children, and two misbehaving dogs. She has a long-standing love/hate relationship with caffeine.

About the Performer

A member of the inaugural class of 20 in Audible's Narrator Hall of Fame, Andi Arndt’s voice has been described as "welcoming," "calm," "clear," and "sublime." Listeners are known to rave that she "makes you feel all the feels"—which is exactly what you want from one of the most popular and beloved romance narrators working today. Arndt has lent her voice to hundreds of audiobook titles. She has worked both for major publishers and best-selling indie romance authors, providing her calm, cool delivery to a diverse range of titles. She also serves as Executive Producer of Lyric Audiobooks. The recipient of multiple Audie, Earphones, and Voice Arts Awards, and twice named to AudioFile Magazine's Best Voices of the Year, Andi was inducted into the Audible Narrator Hall of Fame in 2017. A few of her most notable works include narration for Kylie Scott’s Stage Dive series, Irin Carmon’s Notorious RBG, and the junior novelization of Disney’s Frozen.Photographed by Peter Konerko

About the Performer

Actor and audiobook narrator Zachary Webber has narrated hundreds of titles for Audible, Simon & Schuster, Tantor, Blackstone Audio, and Penguin Random House—just to name a few. Originally from Fort Worth, Texas, he received his BFA in Drama from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. Webber has won several AudioFile Earphone Awards and is perhaps known best for his portrayal of Christian Grey in EL James’s best-selling Grey series. Outside of audio, he has appeared in many feature-length and short films, and is a member of the YouTube sketch comedy group Sasquatch Comedy, who have made sketches for the likes of Comedy Central and Funny or Die.

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Yea for another sexist book!

I normally enjoy reading/listening to Emma Chase books, but as a female physician, I am appalled and actually gasped out loud at the sexism and inaccuracies in the medical field (e.g. interns are physicians, etc) found in this book. It's so frustrating, I can't actually finish the audiobook. A solid, "what the hell," is more apt to describe my reaction to this story. I live and breath medicine on the daily and cannot tell you how frustrating it is to see the old story of female nurse and hot male doctor gets played out. You're better than this Emma, quite frankly, and you're perpetuating the wonderful sexist stereotype that I have to combat daily when it's always assumed I'm a nurse and not the actual physician. It's so frustrating to constantly have to endure the questions and comments like, "are you an actual physician? Are you sure cuz you look so young? There's no way you're a doctor because you're too pretty to be one. Hey darlin/sweetie/honey/etc...." and my personal favorite, "thanks darling for giving me my first stiffy today." Do you, Emma, have to endure daily questions about your worth based on your looks and how those looks cause people to question your degree? Do you face question after question from people who assume things about you without actually looking to see the letters behind your name? Do you have to work ten times as hard to get even a sliver of recognition for the same work as a man? Do you make 80 cents on the dollar to men in your same professional field? Do you get constant scrutiny about your make-up, hairstyle, and clothing choices by both males and females? Do you have your body daily scrutinized for possible pregnancy and how that would affect your job performance? Do you, when pregnant, live in fear of your boss(es) and how that pregnancy will be perceived? Do you get yelled at by patients when you're sick with morning sickness because you're five minutes late for an appointment due to said sickness? See, if we as women want to destroy gender stereotypes, then we collectively must understand our own biases and how those are perceived by both men and women. Let's break down long held old world stereotypes with a new world understanding by calling out the biases of our fellow women so they can choose to be better and do better. So here's me, a professional female physician, calling out you, Emma Chase, an author on her sexist book. Your book is exactly why I teach my girls about sexist microaggressions against women and the uphill battles they will face in the world.

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Perfection!!!

This is one of my all time favorite series! I read a lot of different romance authors, but my husband says he knows exactly when I’m reading one by Emma Chase bc he constantly hears me laughing out loud! She’s the best! This book is a beautiful continuation of the Daniels family and Lakeside community. It portrays the difficulty and heartbreak of divorce while instilling hope in the redemption that comes with a new love. I recommend all 3 books currently in the series and hope there will be more ❤️

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Another great love story.

I am a big fan of this series and Getting Real is a wonderful addition. It is a funny, witty, emotional, and loving story about second chances. We meet Connor in his brother Garrett‘s book, and now we finally got to see him meet his perfect match in Violet. Violet is a amazing woman with so much to give who is fits right into the Daniels family. And as always Andi Arndt and Zachary Webb were perfect.

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Response to a Lengthy Tirade on Sexism…and an AMAZING book!

***EDITED TO SAY I think someone reported the reviewer I mentioned below so the first part may not make as much sense*** To the reviewer going on about sexism…I’d just like to say that while you have some valid points about sexism in general, you might have gone a little far considering this is a book review. It may not be the time to jump on our soap boxes and full-on vent our life frustrations. If you look hard enough for something, you will find it. I personally, after reading this story, did not feel it promotes sexism. Further, any book/show/movie depicting characters in a particular profession are going to get some of it wrong. Period. Especially in the fields of medicine, law and psychology. I believe any inaccuracies can be easily dismissed if you focus on the characters and the love story that unfolds. This book happens to be about a male doctor and a female nurse. This is THEIR love story. And it was a beautiful one at that. Enjoyed the steamy scenes mixed with sweet, wholesome family moments. There were some real tear jerker moments as well. Narrated by two of my favorites! What a treat…free listen with membership! Definitely recommend. Do not miss this one because someone got on her feminist soapbox. Sincerely, not an anti-feminist plus, and, also, without a doubt, a lover of Emma Chase.

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Both narrators did a fantastic job, esp Zachary as he portrayed each son and their kid sarcasm, whining and bickering. Fun to listen to. The writing was excellent and I found myself chuckling in many spots. “Jesus take the wheel, and make it a convertible so you can whack Connor in the head with a low lying branch!” The story is good, with a beautiful romance, lovable kids, drama and angst, bumps in the road, but leading to a warm HEA.

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#Relationship Adulting done well!!!

I loved this book! It’s nice to finally read a book where there are adults who can have a conversation and talk about their concerns and miscommunications. I also appreciate that the main character is a woman who isn’t whinny or a pushover. Who may have dialogues in her head but then they are expressed like real people to the man she cares about. I loved seeing the growth of their relationship and seeing them fall in love. This was a breath of fresh air from all the other romance books I’ve been reading! Great job, I highly recommend.

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Props to Andi and Zach for a most excellent narration. Zach narrated with such emotion this time he brought me to tears. So many aspects of this story hit home for me. I know a few nurses and what they go through on a daily basis. I'm a parent and I can also relate to divorce. Not only for myself but my youngest son separated from his wife last year.

Emma wrote such relatable characters and situations. This was one book I found very hard to stop listening to until I was finished.

I really am liking this new series.






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soooooo gooood!!!!!!!

I had been waiting for a few weeks for this release and it didn't disappoint! I out loud belly laughed more than once throughout this awesome performance. My husband and I created a blended family with 4 boys total ages 21, 19, 18 and 8 and this couldn't have been any more accurate in how they communicate with each other. Emma way to go!!!

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So much to love!

It was such a wonderful surprise to see this title listed in my Audible Plus options! You simply can’t go wrong with Andi Arndt or Zachary Webber, and getting them both as narrators is a guaranteed good listen. Then to have a continuation of this series from Emma Chase just made this a trifecta of awesome. I loved the heart in this story. I actually teared up a few times! I enjoyed the low angst, characters I was actually interested in, and the HEA I crave.

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F-Buddy…. FUN-BUDDY!!!!

I love this series, Getting School is my favorite audiobook of all times. This book was great from beginning to end.

The narration was perfection Andi & Zachary are an automatic buy for me.

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  • Lucy
  • 11-29-21

Enjoyable book

Great story with interesting characters. The plot had more depth than the average romance. It made me laugh out loud several times. There also were some emotional parts.
I thought Andi and Zachary did great with the narration. I especially loved Zacahry's voice. The pacing was great.

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  • 02-13-22

FANTASTIC Series!

I Loved, loved, LOVED all 3 books in this series. The Narrators also added to the listening of all 3 books.
I highly recommend all 3 books! In order:
Getting Schooled - Garret and Callie's Story
Getting Played - Dean and Laine's Story
Getting Real - Connor and Violet's Story.

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  • Charlotte
  • 11-13-21

I won't be looking out for any more of this series

Very predictedable, and I'm not sure why we had to keep having the first and surname of the main character told to us all the time, we are not going to forget it every 3 or 4 minutes.

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  • 05-29-22

Wonderful

This is a beautifully written book. With a lovely storyline and great characters it’s definitely a winner for me. A brilliant performance from both narrators.

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  • Lou Lou
  • 05-13-22

Loved it!

Another laugh out loud funny romance story. This is a brilliant trilogy of stories, but it is important to listen to them in the correct order, as the characters cross reference a lot between the 3 books, which is great, but would give the endings away if heard in the wrong order.
1st book - Getting Schooled
2nd book - Getting Played
3rd book - Getting Real

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  • Erica McNaughton
  • 05-03-22

magnificent

didn't want it to end, happy tears from me at the end. the narrators were perfect for this love story set around a hospital. I loved Violet . hope the next one i read by Emma is half as good. you must listen to this as I will do again at a later date.

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  • 04-28-22

romantic

wonderful characters and storyline with a great happy ending glad they got together and they had the girls they wanted

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  • vicki dawson
  • 03-18-22

Cute,funny and heart warming

Really nice story.
Lots of steamy scenes.
Great characters and I love the way it links up to the other 2 books in this series.

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  • EM
  • 02-25-22

Beyond Wonderful!!!

How wonderful to follow a couple's happy story and not go around and around and end with a happily ever after... Thanks so much Emma for this incredible tale! And Zachary & Andi ~ you were both perfect too... I'm going on to the next two books now, but I'm sure I'll be back for reruns time and again... Thanks so much for this amazing production!!! :)

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  • Babs
  • 02-13-22

Heartthrob Dr Daniels 🔥❤️

I’m a softy when it comes to romance and this story just ticks all the boxes. Hot sexy Dr, great father, kind and caring….. what’s not to love. Violet is a true gem and deserves a great man in her life. I loved the banter between the Dr and his brothers, they had me chuckling at times. The sons also made me laugh. I have 3 boys and I know the kinds of conversations they have with each other. I would definitely recommend this book, what’s not to love about. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

The narrators did an excellent job.

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  • 06-24-22

Simply Lovely

A sweet easy listen. All the emotions needed to keep you listening. As always, solid narration from Webber and Arndt.

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  • Michelle.B81
  • 04-01-22

Amazing romance with humour, emotion and steam

Great narrators. Great story. Really no words for this beautiful book. Loved the romance, loved the couple. If you liked the first two books, you'll love this. And if you haven't read them yet, go read them. They're perfect too.

This is not duet narration, but I think it needs to be said that the performances of the narrators didn't make me miss duet narration at all. They made me feel all of it. Kudos to whoever cast them and to the narrators themselves. Stunning job, and I will absolutely relisten.

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  • James
  • 12-09-21

Does love like this exist

I devoured this book. It was so sweet and tender ❤️ I really enjoyed the whole thing. Warning - this book will make you yearn for a love story like Violets and ask yourself is Connor real and where can I meet my own one. The only thing I'll add is that the book ends on a less personal note than the lead up and whole story but is satisfying non the less.

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  • Barbra Lazzarini
  • 11-25-21

Beautiful ❤️❤️❤️

I definitely enjoyed this story and these characters . It’s definitely worth a listen 🎧 too with Zachary and Andi doing a fabulous job bringing this story to life. Perfect ❤️🤎💜💙💚

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-19-21

loved it

absolutely loved it, great story and narration was great too. definitely recommend this title. could listen to again.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-18-21

Getting Real

amazing listen. was great for laughs and the story line was awesome. :) loved the characters

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  • Nastassja
  • 11-09-21

Loved it

The humor in this series is the best I've heard in ages. Awesome narrators and great storyline

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  • Blossominoz
  • 11-09-21

A love story

Started off as a small town love story between a doctor and a nurse. Morphed into "Mummy Porn" and continued that way for the rest of the book. Some might say titillating others may just roll their eyes.

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  • Houdini
  • 11-05-21

Couldn't have been better.

Awesome narrative with brilliant descriptions and humour. Plenty of emotion and wonderful narrators Loved the characters, both Connor & Violet, and the boys were also wonderful.

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  • Steamy Forest
  • 10-31-21

💖

Most excellent book, finally a book about a mature man in his 40’s, and getting it right with his girl 💖