Thank you to Emma Chase and the team at Valentine PR for the advance reader copy of Getting Real, the third installment in the Getting Some series.
I have very much enjoyed Emma’s Getting Some series and countless other titles from her, so I jumped at the chance to pick up this ARC.
“A sexy, hilarious, emotional, new romance from New York Times bestselling author Emma Chase.
Connor Daniels never thought he’d be starting over at dating square one. His career as a successful doctor, and his three boys, are everything to him. It’s not exactly a set-up 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.”
Check out my more detailed thoughts below…
- Characters: Connor is our hero and he is the single dad of three teenage boys. The emergency room doctor is fresh off a rough divorce. His sons Brayden, Spencer and Aaron are all that he pours his time into. He is incredibly caring, outgoing and is a sweetheart. You cannot help but like him. I did like how he was self-conscious about asking our heroine out and that others around him had to push him into it. Violet, is our heroine and she is a nurse at the same emergency room as Connor. She is struggling with dating too. I think all of us gals can relate to Violet’s frustration about the men her age just not clicking with her.
- Setting: The story is set in Lakeside, New Jersey, which is a quaint and cute little town. If you have read any of the previous Getting Some books you will recognize Connor’s family, he is one of four brothers. The Daniels are a staple in this series with the eldest brother Garret finding love with Callie in Getting Schooled. There are also cameos from Dean and Lainey of Getting Played. I really like all the characters of the wider Lakeside world and think there is so much potential here for Emma to explore more love stories.
- Pacing: This story just flew by and I could not help but just devour it. It had been quite a long time since I lost track of time reading and wasted a morning away in bed cuddled up with a good book. Getting Real will make you want to do that. Many parts of the plot actually inspired me, something I was not expecting from a cutesy romance.
- Romance: I loved the adorable and cutesy way the relationship between Connor and Violet grew. They start as friends. Friends who run together, to avoid klutzy Violet tripping on the trail. Friends who be each other’s wedding dates, so they can dance the night away. I did enjoy the way it was the other characters not only pushed them together in the first place but were constantly there to provide guidance and advice. The steamy scenes were pretty damn good too. I loved how Violet was not a pushover when it came to Connor, when she was mad at him, he knew. When he would grovel an apology, she did not take him back easy. There was an emotional intensity to this story, another thing I was not expecting. Do not be surprised if this one part adorable and one part steamy romance gets you teary-eyed.
Getting Real receives four out of five stars.
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