Audiobook Review: Getting Schooled by Emma Chase

Posted January 11, 2019 by Shari in Audio Book, Reviews / 15 Comments

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Audiobook Review: Getting Schooled by Emma Chase
Getting Schooled

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Series: Getting Some #1
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Released on February 27, 2018
Length: 7 hours 13 minutes
Format: Audiobook
Source: Audible Romance Package

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The Delight

Listening to Getting Schooled was a fun experience and often embarrassing if I was playing it to loud in my vehicle in the school pick up line. When you sit for an hour, sometimes you just want to listen to a good book, but I needed to learn to turn it down at times, lol. It was a delight even if it took me two months to get through it all.

Review

I want to be more an audio book lover, but really it’s hard to find time to turn it on. I am also one of those people that doesn’t have time to listen to music often. So when I am trapped in the car for a solo trip, I usually pick a book, but it’s hard to find time to finish it. Usually I get the Kindle version as well so it doesn’t drag over months. I didn’t do that this time 🙁

I started Getting School with very little preconceived notions as I had no idea what it was about, but quickly fell into the story that was easy to understand. Callie is into theater, both the acting, directing and all the in between and outside methods. She has finally gotten her dream job and has her sites on a new condo when her sister calls to tell her their parents have been in an accident (you have to read to find out how and why – hilarious) and she needs to come home to help her take care of them.  Dream job put on hold, she heads home to figure it all out.

Garrett is the local football hero coach. His dreams of a football career were put to rest with an injury so he came back home with a teaching degree and took on history during the day and high school football on the field. Being a playboy isn’t what he calls it, but he isn’t known to be solid in the relationship department since his break up with Callie in college. So when he sees her in the parking lot of school, he can’t believe she’s back.

Now Callie is the theater teacher while the current one is on maternity leave and trying to keep her parents out of trouble. Garrett and Callie feel all the same attraction they did through high school and into college. But Callie doesn’t intend to stick around after her parents are back on their feet and Garrett isn’t going to let an opportunity to be with Callie again on hold just because she isn’t going to stay. The two hit each other us any chance they have and re-kindle all the love they once had with a side of maturity they needed.

I am not going to say they didn’t have a reason to break up, but it takes a while to get to the heart of why she went so far away as if running away. The orginal love story has a lot of mis-steps and two kids just too young for the depth of love that maturity and time takes. A lot of misunderstandings, but I don’t want you to get the idea that the break up was horrible. Something happened, and in general two kids didn’t talk and were unsure of what to do and in the end that led to them going separate ways, heartbroken, but not angry at or hateful to each other.

The sexy times happen often…often. That was never a problem once they got over their hangups of being back together. Planning for a future takes more time as usual it all comes in the end. But what I loved most was seeing the characters interact with the kids, dealing with the unruly, hurt, shy, incredible and untapped youth. And it didn’t hurt we got to see the teachers as real people and a principal who’s heart is gold, but has that rough, don’t push me outer skin.

I really enjoyed the ease the author dealt with hard situations from family, to kids, to youthful times to adult times. While there was conflict, it didn’t overtake the story and drown you in the inevitable belief that there is no way they are going to make it. I never felt like there was no hope or that the author would swoop in at the last minute and fix something terribly wrong in 2 pages. The resolution came naturally, organically and beautifully. I truly appreciated the story telling and weaving of those quirky moments, serious moments and the oh so passionate moments. I will definitely be continuing this series.

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Shari is the Delighted Reader. Married to her Prince Charming and mother to two Princesses and one Prince. When she is not slaving away as Cinderella she loves to get lost in the pages of a good book. Never without a reading device and a few good paperback books, because she never knows when she might get 5 minutes to read!

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Carole rae
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2 months!! Woah!

Sophia Rose
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That’s neat how you figured out where to fit audios into your life to get in more books. LOL, yeah, volume low in the parking lot. It’s always a sex scene when the least wanted person taps on your window. Haha.

I still need to read/listen to an Emma Chase book. I like what you’re saying about the break up years back and how the romance progressed in the present. Conflict without it feeling fake.

Lover of Romance
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oh yay….I am so happy that you are loving this one because I adored this book so much especially in its portrayal of what teachers go through with their students. Very well done.

Mary Kirkland
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I’m not an audio book person either. I can read a book pretty fast and have a hard time concentrating on listening to an audio book while doing other things.

Melliane
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Oh yes I was quite curious to try this one as well! It looks good.

Carole @ Carole's Random Life in Books
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I have had to turn my audiobook down in the car a time or two for the same reason. I use headphones almost all of the time these days. This sounds like something I would like. I hope to get to it someday.

Lorna
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I absolutely loved this book. And you are right, her parents “accident” was hilarious! I think I might have even rated this 5 star. Audiobooks are pretty much a favorite now for me. It’s almost like it’s being acted out for you as long as you have good narrators. Bad narrators can also ruin a book for me, but I’ve had really good luck except for a couple.