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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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Yea for another sexist book!

I normally enjoy reading/listening to Emma Chase books, but as a female physician, I am appalled and actually gasped out loud at the sexism and inaccuracies in the medical field (e.g. interns are physicians, etc) found in this book. It's so frustrating, I can't actually finish the audiobook. A solid, "what the hell," is more apt to describe my reaction to this story. I live and breath medicine on the daily and cannot tell you how frustrating it is to see the old story of female nurse and hot male doctor gets played out. You're better than this Emma, quite frankly, and you're perpetuating the wonderful sexist stereotype that I have to combat daily when it's always assumed I'm a nurse and not the actual physician. It's so frustrating to constantly have to endure the questions and comments like, "are you an actual physician? Are you sure cuz you look so young? There's no way you're a doctor because you're too pretty to be one. Hey darlin/sweetie/honey/etc...." and my personal favorite, "thanks darling for giving me my first stiffy today." Do you, Emma, have to endure daily questions about your worth based on your looks and how those looks cause people to question your degree? Do you face question after question from people who assume things about you without actually looking to see the letters behind your name? Do you have to work ten times as hard to get even a sliver of recognition for the same work as a man? Do you make 80 cents on the dollar to men in your same professional field? Do you get constant scrutiny about your make-up, hairstyle, and clothing choices by both males and females? Do you have your body daily scrutinized for possible pregnancy and how that would affect your job performance? Do you, when pregnant, live in fear of your boss(es) and how that pregnancy will be perceived? Do you get yelled at by patients when you're sick with morning sickness because you're five minutes late for an appointment due to said sickness? See, if we as women want to destroy gender stereotypes, then we collectively must understand our own biases and how those are perceived by both men and women. Let's break down long held old world stereotypes with a new world understanding by calling out the biases of our fellow women so they can choose to be better and do better. So here's me, a professional female physician, calling out you, Emma Chase, an author on her sexist book. Your book is exactly why I teach my girls about sexist microaggressions against women and the uphill battles they will face in the world.

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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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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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#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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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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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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  • Book addict
  • 11-27-21

4.5 stars - enjoyable book

I enjoyed listening to this book. I was invested in the characters and their relationship. Couple of minor niggles, but not enough for me to rate it lower.

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  • Rina's Reads
  • 11-19-21

Phenomenal narration

Zachary and Andi did a phenomenal job narrating this book.
Between biting back chuckles, I was smiling, sighing, and basking in all the emotions they brought to the story.

There were some very raw, painful, and heart aching moments.
There were moments that showed the beautiful innocence of children.
Moments of pure, unfiltered love—as well as moments that brought me close to tears.

Connor and Violet’s journey certainly was different, in the best possible way.
From colleagues, to friends, to lovers, then more... the feelings between them were easy to see.
Violet’s caring, maternal, and honest demeanour was the perfect addition to Connor’s protective, loving, calm, and practical nature.

An addicting, beautiful, simply amazing book.

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  • Kenneth Penman
  • 11-16-21

book 3

the last in the series did not disappoint once again well written and narrated

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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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  • joyly55
  • 11-07-21

Heartfelt romance ♥

This story about Violet and Connor is full of deep feelings.
Loving from afar or being afraid to step into a relationship again after divorce their journey will captivate you. A 5 * story that I highly recommend

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  • Ms. P Hobbs
  • 10-31-21

pure delight

wonderfully narrated low angst but still keep one one one's toes romance. Loved both main characters- so great to read about decent humans who genuinely care - not just about each other in a hot guy/gal way, but others - friends, family, even exs. The 3 boys were written so well too, as was the relationship with their dad. All around, a five star story. thank you.

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  • Garden girl
  • 10-30-21

Fabulous.

A beautiful, emotional story revolving round family, friendships and love. Narrated immaculately by Zachary Webber and Andi Arndt. New favourite 💖💖💖💖💖

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 10-29-21

Hot single dad 👌

I really enjoyed this audiobook. Great story. Amazing single dad. I would have loved a bit more drama maybe. But it was nice anyway.

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  • Ferbooks
  • 10-29-21

Brilliant narrators

I love the plot. The main the characters are brilliant, well rounded and believable, I love the chemistry between them. The supporting characters are also great and whole story is awesome with a brilliant HEA.

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  • Simone Nicole
  • 10-27-21

Must read.

I love this series so so much. It always gives me all the feels and all the smiles and warm happy vibes. But man, I was not expecting to get so choked up on multiple occasions. So many feels. This series is like a warm comfy blanket than smells heavenly. You just warn to snuggle down, and wrap yourself in it and never come up for air.

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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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  • Anonymous User
  • 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

Getting Real

Was looking forward to Connor's story - this didn't' disappoint. Violet and Connor worked so well together.

Great Narration - Big fan of Zachary Webber

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  • Kelly
  • 10-25-21

Storyline = 4 1/2 stars

The narrators for Getting Real were just perfect for the 2 main characters Connor & Violet. Zachary Webber & Andi Arndt made me LOL many times throughout their performances, these 2 never disappoint and I thoroughly enjoyed listening to them both.

Single parent storylines are a favourite of mine, and Connor being a hot, single Dad made this a must listen. Many appearances of Connor's extended family - I really hope his brother Timmy ends up with his own book. I would love to see Timmy fall head over heels for someone that really makes him work for their attention. Connor's 3 children add a lot of entertainment value to the storyline as well, Spencer especially was such a cutie.

Violet was such a sweet character! I adored how klutzy she was around Connor, I couldn't help but laugh at the incident with the shopping trolley in front of Connor & his 3 brothers. I've enjoyed listening to all 3 books in this series due to great narration & very enjoyable storylines, but this one is my fav so far.