Overall Grade: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
I knew I wanted to read Emma Chase’s Getting Real, the third book of her Getting Some series because I adored Getting Schooled and Getting Played. It seems as though it’s been forever since Dean and Lainey’s Getting Played, but this newest story reminded me that any wait is worth it.
This story follows Garret’s (from Getting Schooled) older brother’s story. Connor is divorced, a single dad, and a doctor in the emergency room at the local hospital. He’s also prepared to never find love again. He and his wife divorced, and he has assumed most of the care of his boys, so his life is full. However, he finds himself attracted to Violet, a nurse he works with. Yet, she is younger than him, so he keeps it professional thinking he could never have a chance with her. Violet has been attracted to Connor from the beginning of her tenure at the hospital. She believes he doesn’t really consider her as something more than a nurse at work, though. She is resigned to a friendship with him and never finds love for herself. Yet, Connor’s brothers find out about his attraction, and their wives decide to meddle. Is it possible that Violet and Connor can find more than friendship?
Above anything, oh my goodness, Getting Real is sweet. I hate to use that word because it will cause people to stay away from it. But honestly, there isn’t anything I don’t love about this book. It’s actually a strange story in the sense that everything is easy with Violet and Connor, save for a few moments when Connor becomes oblivious to Violet’s feelings. Yet, as the story progresses, you will ask yourself, what can happen to this couple? They are steamy, loving, and clearly soulmates, and you cannot help but love them together. The moment, though, you think you’ll be bored with them, Emma Chase hits you with a challenge, and the light under the flame of their relationship gets pushed to high. That’s when the lovebirds will show the readers they have the moxie to persevere.
There is a maturity to Connor and Violet’s relationship in Getting Real. There is one moment of game-playing, but that resolves itself well, and Connor and Violet never go back to it. I loved this couple so much that, once I began reading this book, I could not put it down, and it ended much too quickly. If you are interested in reading a couple who fall deeply into love, then this IS your book. Emma Chase’s Getting Real reminds me why I will always read her stories.
In love and romance,