Title: Getting Played
Series: Getting Some #2
Author: Emma Chase
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 8, 2019
Publisher: Indi / Audible Studios
Dean Walker is all about keeping life simple. He’s effortlessly talented and intelligent—spending his summers playing drums in the local band and the rest of the year teaching high school in the same Jersey town where he grew up. He likes his love life simple too, enjoying the commitment-free hook-ups his good looks and sexy charm have always made oh so easy.
Then he meets Lainey Burrows. And his simple, easy life gets turned upside down.
One wild one-night stand was all it was ever supposed to be, so Lainey is shocked when she discovers that her sizzling summer fling is also her son’s new math teacher. But that’s nothing compared to the most unexpected twist of all—their hot hook-up left Lainey knocked up, and now they’re about to become parents. Together.
What ensues is an addictive, insatiable, sweet and tender romance that won’t be simple, but it will be more than worth the fight.
~ My Review ~
Shortly after starting this book, I almost wondered if I’d end up putting it down. Fortunately I didn’t because I ended up enjoying it so much!
Lainey goes to a bar to celebrate a new job. She realizes the very hot drummer is making eyes at her. He joins her and her little group after his set. Lainey and Dean hit it off right away, and they quickly find themselves at his place tearing off the clothes.
This is where they were losing me. A quick jump in the hay just isn’t my thing. I want a love story….I just had to be a little patient, though. While Lainey leaves the next morning without exchanging numbers, this isn’t the end of their story (not that I thought it would be).
Lainey and her fourteen year old son, Jason, move to another, nearby town for her new job where she’s going to be recording her fix her up projects on the new home. She makes a big discovery come moving day, though. She’s pregnant and she doesn’t even know the last name of the guy she hooked up with. She tries to find him, but just hasn’t had any luck.
Imagine her surprise, though, when on Back to School Night, she discovers that the honors math teacher that her son has been raving about is Dean, her one night stand.
So what did I end up loving about this story? Once Dean was in, he was all in. He was a player back in the day. He’d left those ways behind quite a while back, but he’d still been far from being a relationship guy. But, it didn’t take him long to know that’s exactly what he wanted.
And Dean as a teacher…he was amazing. And that awesome relationship he started in the class with Jason just got better outside of the classroom.
And when Lainey found herself on bedrest and Dean took it upon himself to move right in and recruit others to help Lainey finish her house and videos she was required to shoot. It was so sweet and he totally had me swooning.
And my favorite thing was the way he handled the big, inevitable climax of the story. Lainey, Jason, and the baby were everything to him, and he wasn’t about to let a misunderstanding get in the way of that.
Overall, while I didn’t love Lainey and Dean’s start, I was so very here for all the rest! I’m looking forward to going back and reading the first book in this series! 4.5 Stars!
*Disclaimer: I don’t have much in the way of triggers for myself, but I totally understand the need of trigger warnings for some of you. If you have trigger warnings, please check out a review where those triggers will be listed because I often overlook adding them in my reviews.*
Have you read Getting Played? Are you planning to?