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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.

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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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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Best narrators

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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Very Real

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

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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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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Great story!

This book is just the right combination between reading a well written solid story with a hot romance intertwined. The narrators are excellent as usual. I have approximately 5 narrators who I will select the book based on one or more of them performing. wonder if authors realize that a performer can make or break the audio book. This is a win win with good story + romance + great performers.

I highly recommend!!

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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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  • 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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  • Miri
  • 01-26-22

CUTE CUTE CUTE

So cute and romantic, even a bit sad. A must listen, you won't regret it

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  • i_flovebooks
  • 01-22-22

Fantastic.

I loved everything about this book.
Chemistry was amazing, characters were believable, and the scenes… ooof. Spicy!!
Excellent.

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  • Mrs.Bookworm
  • 01-18-22

Good storyline

But the male narrator let it down in places. He sounded like he was bored some of the time. The story is a good one. Plenty of sizzle

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-07-22

love it!

Love the story. Its deep, heart warming, funny, hot and so sooo much more!

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  • Tabitha barrow
  • 01-02-22

Funny,🌶, heart warming romance

The overall all story is a typical romantic comedy. There is steam and spice with some really well written laugh out loud moments. Connor and Violet chemistry is well written. I loved Conor story is well written but I would loved to have had Stacey’s story told more I fell like there could have been more characters development there.
The performances were done really well and you could just get lost in them telling the story.

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  • Anita
  • 12-31-21

Good

listened to this series as it was recommended by a friend, so glad that I did, really enjoyed it, the narrators were good and nailed it. loved this story.

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  • Mrs Barbara J Gibb
  • 12-23-21

Very good from the start

A great pairing of Zachary Webber and Andi Arndt. Was not sure of this at first as the kindle copy was not out when I bought it. But so glad I did proves that everyone gets a happy ending.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-21-21

Loved this storyline

This story made me laugh out loud at the humour and cry as well at one point. I felt like I was there with the characters. I loved the storyline; it had just the right amount of ‘will they won’t they’ suspense and misunderstandings to keep me engaged but not exasperated and the narrators were perfect, especially Zachary Webber, his winey kids voices are hilariously accurate. Highly recommend it and will be hunting out other titles by this author

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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 💖

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  • Kristina
  • 10-30-21

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