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!
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Emma Chase has popped my audible cherry! Yep, that’s right. GETTING SCHOOLED is my very first audiobook and it was BEYOND a success! Garrett Daniels is EVERYTHING! Callie Carpenter is EVERYTHING! These two together…are FREAKING EVERYTHING! I also have to say that even though this is my first audiobook, I’ve definitely heard the names Andi Arndt and Zachary Webber in the romance book community. They have narrated and worked with some of my favorite authors so I was doubly excited for this to be my first! To me, they are officially the King and Queen of the audible world! Along with the EPIC WRITING of Emma Chase, they brought Garrett and Callie to life! I found myself rewinding on multiple occasions to hear the insane sexiness of Zachary’s voice (even with some of the Jersey accents)! I’ll let that slide, kid. And Andi’s beautiful voice took Callie to a whole other level. Together, these two voiced something magical and something unforgettable! I will never forget this first experience, that’s for sure!
Emma Chase, I will ALWAYS crave your words, your stories, your characters. You bring magic and emotion to each and every single page. Garrett and Callie’s story brought so much light to my life and so much fullness to my heart. Once I began, there was no going back! I wanted SO MUCH MORE! Ms. Chase’s words are addicting, expressive, and emotional. They’re hilarious, sensual, and invigorating! She helps bring these characters to life and makes the romance that much more special. I’m in LOVE! I’m absolutely head over heels, smitten, so far-gone, intensely and completely IN LOVE! I’ve read every single one of Emma Chase’s stories and I have to say, this one right here, it just might be my all time favorite of hers! I’m not sure if the audiobook version sealed the deal for me, but it doesn’t matter. I’ll be reading it ALL OVER AGAIN when the eBook releases in June!
Get ready to smile, swoon, laugh, and cry! Get ready to…GET SCHOOLED!
7 of 7 people found this review helpful
What made the experience of listening to Getting Schooled the most enjoyable?
started off good, got better, and better, and BETTER!
What did you like best about this story?
I chuckled, laughed out loud, cried, every emotion was covered.
What does Zachary Webber and Andi Arndt bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
Zachary and Andi brought the characters to life! They were so real and in character didn't appear to be reading a book but living it.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Could not stop, listened in one sitting. Planning to listen again....
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I have all but stopped listening to romance novels because it's all sex. I love a good sizzle and this book has plenty but I want a story to go with it and to care about the characters in the story. Emma Chase did a wonderful job Between her writing and Zachary and Andi's reading the story could not have been any better. Thank all of you
13 of 14 people found this review helpful
Super sweet and funny second-chance romance! I loved these characters and this story. Great narration!
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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
12 of 13 people found this review helpful
This is the first book I’ve read by Emma Chase, but it won’t be my last. I loved how it was written and how it was sweet and sexy and emotional and heartfelt. I love the humour. I listened to it in one sitting, once I started it I just didn’t want to stop. I really like the cover too, it gives an idea of the story and contains the narrators names.
Getting Schooled is such a sweet and sexy story. I loved it. I laughed, boy did I laugh. I even cried (big fat tears at one point). The characters really made this story. The supporting cast was a wonderful addition, they really made a difference in this story and I hope we see more of them in the future. The kids were adorable.
Garrett was a sweetheart, I just loved him. The scenes with his nephews and the dogs just gutted me. He’s the type of book boyfriend everybody wants. Callie was awesome, I liked how she handled things and forgave easily. Whereas Garrett’s appeal as in his emotion, for Callie it was all about her thought processes – they were both huge positives in this book and made them endearing as characters. I loved how we didn’t have to wait long for Garrett and Callie to reconnect and how their connection was palpable. The sexy times were downright sexy and fit with the characters and what was happening. It was great how it centre's on a return home and that old adage ‘who says you can’t go home?’ or, maybe it’s not an adage but a song, *shrugs* my inner Bon Jovi girl just wanted to use that line.
Zachary Webber and Andi Arndt are a great team, I was super happy to see them pair up for this book and really enjoyed their performance. The scene with the dog was probably my favourite due to the performance and how it affected me. They both put so much emotion into their performances and it’s beautiful to listen to. Their comedic timing is always spot on. The production was great with no issues that I noted.
The interview with Emma Chase at the end of the book was a lovely addition and gave insight into the book and I loved hearing about what the plan is for this series.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
Loved it! Endearing characters you fall in love with. Performances you feel. One of this author's best!
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
I don't normally listen to romance but signed up for the Romance Package to find new authors and narrator's. I ended up listening to this and was pleasantly surprised. The author really has a talented way with words that capture human thoughts and emotions in a way that was very relatable and pretty deep. The book was light and funny but had so much depth in the characters. I fell in love with Garrett and Calli.
The narrator's were the best I have heard in a long time! They pulled me into the story so much that at times I completely forgot the world around me! Garretts voice was so sexy!
I will definitely be looking into other works by this author and both narrators.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
I don’t think I have ever gotten tears eyed or laughed out loud while listening to a book but this book brought the characters to life and I felt their raw emotion as well as their hopes, joy and fears. I am looking so forward to the next book in the series.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
Oh my heart, I loved this book so freaking much. Every single thing about it gave me deliciously giddy feels. My heart smiled the entire time, except in those moments when it ached and when it cried. The romance in Getting Schooled is absolutely EVERYTHING. It's so heartwarming, so satisfying, so joyful. It made me want to pump my fist in the air as I read. But there's so much more to this story than just the central romance between a football coach and the newly hired drama teacher who also happens to be his high school sweetheart. It's a heartfelt story of what it means to coach and educate, to guide a future generation and instill confidence in them while they're struggling with teenage angst and social issues. It's about family and friendship and the humor and heartache that connects all of them. And, of course, it's an unforgettable love story between characters that I just adored.
I loved every facet of this book, every layer, every side character. And I loved how much I was made to feel through the powerhouse narration of Zachary Webber and Andi Arndt. We've been saying it for years: Emma Chase writes the male POV like no one else around. The voice she gives all of her characters is utter perfection, but the voice she gives her heroes has placed her on a pedestal since the days of Drew Evans. But the added perk of this book being released first as an audiobook is that the already vivid voices she gives her characters through her lush writing style are ratcheted up exponentially by what these narrators bring to the table. It's just PHENOMENAL. A marriage made in ROMANCE NOVEL heaven, that's what this is.The stunningly superb writing of Emma Chase meeting the wholly intoxicating voices of Webber and Arndt? What's born from that union is an unforgettable, all consuming reading experience that I NEVER WANTED TO END.
I loved the love story between Garrett and Callie. It's a second chance romance between two characters who are so obviously made for each other but whose lives took them in two different directions after high school. But years later, they find themselves brought back together again by a hilarious course of events, their reunion evolving against the backdrop of the very same high school in the same small town where they fell in love as teenagers. It's so smart and incredibly refreshing what Chase creates with this premise. What I loved most about it was how much I related to it. Not only can I easily relate to the joys and frustrations of working with students that are sometimes selfish, sometimes unkind, often insecure, sometimes troubled, but I laughed out loud throughout this story and furiously nodded with understanding as Garrett struggled to call his old teachers by their first names now that he worked alongside them. This book is a beautiful depiction of what it's like to work with students, how your heart both soars and breaks for them, how frustrating and rewarding it can all be, but it's also warm and funny. This is everything you want in a feel good romance.
Getting Schooled is DELICIOUSLY sexy, full of heart and humor, and it's peppered perfectly with just the right amount of angst and uncertainty, breaking my heart and putting it all back together in the most unexpected ways. Callie and Garrett are so right together, so sweet, so good. I loved them and I felt every nuance of their love and their longing through the superb narration in this audiobook. Exquisite storytelling and wickedly smart writing is elevated by the PERFECT voice of these narrators and it all comes together in this magnificent package of romance and palpable emotion. Getting Schooled is a new favorite of the year for me. It's so well done, so unforgettable and I'll be listening again and again. I absolutely LOVED IT.
17 of 19 people found this review helpful
Getting Schooled is currently an Audible exclusive (will be available on other platforms this June), and I love my audio books, so the second it went live I picked it up. Not only was the story amazing for me, but two of my favorite narrators (Zachary Webber & Andi Arndt) narrated the book.
Callie Carpenter is coming home to take care of her parents, after being across the country in California for years. She ends up getting a temporary job at her high school in the theater department, and none other but her ex boyfriend and first love Garrett Daniels works there as coach and teacher.
Callie is the only girl Garrett has ever loved. Ever since they split, he’s had no real relationships. Now that she’s back, he can’t stay away. Callie needs a little help navigating the school and the students, and Garrett is just the guy to help her. I adored both Callie and Garrett. I thought they had amazing chemistry and a fabulous connection that never died, even after all those years. I rooted for these two to make it work and get back together!
Another fantastic thing about this book was that it took place in the high school. I loved the relationships they had with the students, the other teachers hilarious banter, honestly- there was nothing I didn’t love about this one!
There is something about both Zachary Webber and Andi Arndt. They bring their characters to life in every book that they read. I love their narration, and I would definitely recommend giving the audio-book a go, even if it’s not your preferred method of reading.
Emma’s writing is always on point. Her characters are a lot of fun, witty, and charismatic. And her male POV is one of the best I’ve ever read! This book was no exception! Getting Schooled was just the book I needed right now. It made me laugh, made me tear up at one point, and overall, it warmed my heart and left a huge smile on my face. I recommend this book to anyone looking for a second chance romance!
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
This is one of those audiobooks that when you start it, you just want to listen to it all at once as it's so addictive.
Zachary Webber and Andi Arndt did a great job narrating as usual, they really brought the characters and story to life.
Can't wait to listen to the next book in this new series.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
There were many times I found myself laughing out loud listening to this story. I’m still laughing thinking about it.
Zachary Webber is so talented. I love listening to his sexy, heated, sarcastically hilarious narration.
Both narrators have that ability to make you feel every emotion the characters are going through.
The story is a feel good, going back home rom com. God I cried about snoopy.. but I loved how Emma turns the sad tears into happy ones so quickly.
Thanks for the laughs I really needed at this point in my life xxx
Love the whole store i was captivated straight away. This is about a love that was just meant to be and followed them there whole lives it’s about second chances and if you listen to Ed Sheeran’s perfect this sums it all up..... what a great investment of time listening and reading this book
Of course Zachary Webber and and Andi Arndt are beautiful together their narration is a great complement to the audiobook
Really liked the more mature characters in this book over many others in this genre. No angst, just funny and cute. Highly rated, perfect narration. Not one I’ll keep in my library for a re-listen but author continues to shine
Fun second chance romance that had me hooked from the first word to the last