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 â 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 â that she’d prefer to never speak of again â 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 â hard â by love.
Includes a special bonus interview with the author!
Â©2018 Emma Chase (P)2018 Audible Originals, LLC.
I sit down in the desk chair and lean back, balancing on the hind legs like my mother always told me not to. I fold my hands behind my head, put my feet on the desk, and sigh with contentment. Because life is sweet.
Itâs going to be a great year.
Theyâre not all greatâsome years suck donkey ballsâmy best players graduate and itâs a rebuilding year, which means a lot of âLâsâ on the board, or sometimes you just get a crappy crop of students. But this yearâs going to be awesomeâI can feel it.
And then, something catches my eye outside the window in the parking lot.
And my balance goes to shit.
I swing my arms like a baby bird, hang in the air for half a secondâ¦and then topple back in a heap. Not my smoothest move.
But right now, it doesnât matter.
I pull myself up to my feet, step over the chair towards the window, all the while peering at the blond in the navy blue pencil skirt walking across the parking lot.
And the ass that, even from this distanceâI would know anywhere.
Callaway Carpenter. Holy shit.
She looks amazing, even more beautiful than the last time I saw herâ¦than the first time I saw her. You never forget your first. Isnât that what they say? Callie was my first and for a long time, I thought sheâd be my only.
The first time I laid my eyes on her, it felt like getting sacked by a three-hundred pound defensive lineman with an axe to grind. She looked like an angel. Golden hair framing petite, delicate featuresâa heart-shaped face, a dainty jaw, a cute nose and these big, round, blinking green eyes I wanted to drown in.
Waitâ¦back upâ¦thatâs not actually true. Thatâs a lie.
I was fifteen when I met Callie, and fifteen year old boys are notorious perverts, so the first thing I noticed about her wasnât her face. It was her titsâthey were full and round and absolutely perfect.
The second thing I noticed was her mouthâshiny and pink with a bee-stung bottom lip. In a blink, a hundred fantasies had gone through my head of what she could do with that mouthâ¦what I could show her how to do.
Then I saw her angel face. Thatâs how it happened.
And just like thatâI was gone.
We were âtheâ couple in high schoolâBrenda and Eddie from that Billy Joel song. The star quarterback and the theater queen.
She was the love of my life, before I had any fucking idea what love wasâ¦and then, still, even after I did.
We broke up when she went away to college and I stayed here in Jerseyâcouldnât survive the distance. It was a quiet ending, when I went out to visit her in California, no drama or hysterics. Just some hard truths, tears, one last night together in her dorm room bed, and a morning of goodbye.
She never really came home again after that. At least, not long enough for us to run into each other. I havenât seen her in yearsâin a lifetime.
But sheâs here now.
At my school.
And you can bet Callieâs sweet ass Iâm going to find out why.
Emma Chase is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the hot and hilarious Tangled series and The Legal Briefs series. Emma lives in New Jersey with her husband, two children and two naughty (but really cute) dogs. She has a long-standing love/hate relationship with caffeine.