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.
Listening Length: 7 hours and 15 minutes
Can I just say how much I want to move to the town of Lakeside, NJ after listening to this audiobook. How amazing is Emma Chase that she made me fall in love not only with Garrett and Callie but with this whole damn town. I love the small town feel with everyone up in everyone’s business and the characters were just quirky and fun.
Callie and Garrett were high school sweethearts but separated when Callie moved away for college. Years later she moves back home temporarily to take care of her parents and takes a job as a drama teacher. Sparks immediately fly when she meets up with Garrett who is the history teacher/ football coach. This second chance loves story was PERFECTION! Everything with them was new and fresh but also familiar in a sweet romantic way. The chemistry was insane and this was just so damn sexy.
Garrett was so sexy and charismatic. He is well renowned in his hometown as a great football coach and he definitely carries a hint of arrogance. However, he is also an AMAZING teacher! The way both he and Callie looked out for their students was so heartwarming and inspiring and the kids definitely respected and looked up to them.
This is my favorite audiobook EVER! The narrators did such a great job! There were so many LOL moments. So many heartwarming moments. There was also a heartbreaking moment that just gutted me. The love Callie and Garrett had for their students and their town was just so sweet and their story was just so romantic. I highly recommend this sweet, funny and simply put, feel good second chance romance. There was also an interview with Emma at the end that I really enjoyed.
Heat Level: Moderate
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Emma Chase writes contemporary romantic comedies filled with heat, heart and laugh-out-loud humor. Her stories are known for their clever banter, sexy, swoon-worthy moments, and hilariously authentic male POV’s. Emma’s novels have been translated in over twenty languages around the world.
Emma lives in New Jersey with her amazing husband, two awesome children, and two adorable but badly behaved dogs. She has a long-standing love/hate relationship with caffeine.