Getting Played, a magnificent new romance by New York Times bestselling author Emma Chase is LIVE!
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.
A stand-alone, contemporary romance.
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“Single mom romance, 5 stars”
Getting Played was absolutely adorable. I loved Dean and how he was a floater in some ways. He was never part of a click in high school or in his adult life. Lainey was a strong independent woman who didn’t need no man, but she still wanted one. Together they just clicked. Chase pulled me in from the get-go and I didn’t come up for air until the last page. Which personally is my favorite kind of story.
Dean likes his life the way it is. Nice and simple. He gets to do all of his favorite things and not be tied down by a woman. When he sees Lainey one night, he can’t help but have her. If he would have been sober when she left, he would have gotten her contact information. But good luck was on his side and he saw her again and when he did to say he was surprised was an understatement. Will he take a chance on a single mom?
Lainey has been a single mom since the moment she found out she was pregnant with her son, and that’s okay. She grew up, learned a lot about herself, and she wouldn’t have it any single way. When she met Dean she something she never does and basically fell for him. When she walked away she knew she wouldn’t see him again but when she does she can’t help but wonder what she did right in life to get a guy like him? Add in the fact her son likes him and its all sunshine and rainbows. Or is it? Will Lainey get her happily ever after?
I think if you take a chance on Getting Played you will enjoy it. Happy one-clicking.
Plot- 5/5 Characters- 5/5 Heat- 5/5 Writing style- 5/5 Overall- 5/5
Getting Played is book 2 in the Getting Some series; having read book 1 I could not wait to get my hands on more from Emma Chase.
Lainey is an independent single Mom who has built up a career in something she loves; 1 night she throws caution to the wind and has a 1 night stand with the gorgeous drummer who only had eyes for her. Finding out that she is pregnant is something she was not expecting at all; when her son’s new amazing teacher is no other than Dean, they are both left wondering how they are going to handle their new roles.
I firstly want to say I want to be a Lifer and watch all these Life with Lainey post’s! Lainey is quiet possibly my favourite heroine I have read, with her confidence, independence and relationship she has with her son she ticks the #momgoals box fore sure. I might have a crush!
I personally loved reading this book, once I started, I could not put it down. Again, Chase has delivered an amazing story. I cannot wait to read more in the future.
Star Ratings; Plot: 5/5 Characters: 5/5 Heat: 5/5 Writing Style: 5/5 Overall: 5/5
I find Lainey in the living room—standing on a ladder, with those long, toned legs peeking out from itty bitty cotton black shorts and a power drill in her hand, while Bruce Springsteen sings “I’m Goin’ Down” from a speaker in the corner.
And, dear God—the things I could do to her on that ladder.
Wonderful, filthy things that instantly make my heart pound and my cock throb. She’s the perfect height for me to just walk over there and put my mouth between her legs. I picture it, see it in my mind—the way she’d grip my hair and pant my name, arch her back and writhe against my face . . .
But then I catch sight of the small bump of her stomach, and reality smacks me in the head. I think about the baby—and how making Lainey lose her mind three feet off the ground wouldn’t be the safest option. My protective instinct overrides the desire to get freaky on the ladder.
“Hey, Dean.” She sets the drill on the ledge and picks up a beeping light green rectangle, running it along the wall.
“What are you doing up there?” I ask.
I don’t have a decorative bone in my body, but the room looks good—with light gray walls and navy corduroy covered couches, reclaimed wood tables and a dozen different-sized candles filling the white-washed brick fireplace. It’s clean and simple but warm, the kind of place you’d look forward to coming back to every day.
“I’m going to hang up those boards.” Lainey gestures to three square planks, with ornamental arrows burned black into the wood. “I just want to make sure this stud-finder works.”
“If you’re looking for a stud,” I wink, “I’m standing right in front of you.”
“Ha-ha. I’ll keep that in mind.”
She turns back to the wall, reaching up over her head and stretching onto her tippy toes on the narrow step. I move under the ladder to catch her if she goes ass over end, and a stab of terror slices through me at the thought that Lainey would still be doing this if I wasn’t here. Alone. Without Jason even in the room in case something went terribly wrong.
What the hell is up with that?
“I read that you’re not supposed to reach above your head when you’re pregnant.”
“That’s just an old wives’ tale.”
I wrap my hands around her hips, holding her steady.
“Maybe the old wives knew what they were talking about. Come on, come down.”
Slowly, Lainey lowers her arms and turns in my hands. I lift her off the ladder by her hips, tilting my head back and holding her above me for a moment, before sliding her slowly down. And the feel of her softness rubbing against me, the friction—it’s fantastic.
When her feet are on the ground, I dip my head and our faces are just millimeters apart. Close enough to count the sprinkle of cute, light freckles that dust the bridge of her nose.
“That’s better,” I say softly, taking the stud-finder out of her hands. “I’ll do it.”
“Okay.” Lainey’s tongue peeks out, wetting her bottom lip. “Thanks.”
Like I said . . . fucking killing me.
New York Times bestselling author Emma Chase writes contemporary romance novels known for their clever banter, emotional, and sexy, swoonworthy moments. Her books have been translated into over twenty languages around the world.
Emma lives in New Jersey with her amazing husband, two spirited children, and two adorable, but badly behaved, dogs. She has a long standing love/hate relationship with caffeine.
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