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Synopsis from the Creator:

When 26 year old Reese accepts a position as a grad assistant, she has no idea an unpleasant encounter with a student will lead to the discovery of what she calls “the trifecta”: fine, intellectual, and a little bit rude – three qualities she finds irresistible in a man. She has no intention of doing anything with that discovery – nothing long term, at least. But everybody knows what happens to best laid plans.
Jason is a grown man. 28 years old, seasoned and scarred by his real-life experience in the world, he’s at Blakewood State University to finish his degree and move on. The last thing he’s interested in is the female population on campus… but sexy, infuriating Reese might be a notable exception.
This isn’t a story of opposites attract.
More like counterparts clash.
Neither of them is afraid to do battle, and neither is willing to back down. Love and war, win or lose… somebody’s gonna end up getting schooled.

Review: Getting Schooled, by Christina C. Jones

[fa icon="calendar"] Aug 13, 2019 9:45:00 AM / by Suzanne Krohn

Getting Schooled is a college-set enemies-to-lovers romance between two non-traditional students. Reese is a 26 year old grad student working under her mother, a professor of Black lit. Jason is a 28 year old Army vet who was honorably discharged after a helicopter crash (maybe a plane crash, apologies) took the bottom half of one of his legs. He's back home to get a mechanical engineering degree and is working with his father and brothers at the family car dealership.

There's definitely a gray-area here, with Reese not technically having control of his grades but being his Professor's daughter and his TA. They first start talking because he submits a paper to her for feedback and she falls in love with his brain. But since he wasn't quite doing the assignment, she tells him the paper would get a 68 as submitted. He comes in to the office and sparks fly, both the sexual and the argument varieties. These two love to fight and I loved to read it.

One of the things I appreciated about this book is that even though Jason was in a physically traumatic accident in the military, it's Reese who has the PTSD. She was in a car accident with her father six years prior that ended with his death and derailed her life for a few years. She's still dealing with nightmares and panic attacks and Jason knows how to help because he's helped some of his Army friends go through some of the same.

I also adored Reese's mom and Jason's dad, who end up dating as well. It's a little weird for Reese and Jason, but it never actually feels weird as a reader and everyone is a grown-up about the whole thing. Jason's mom died a few years ago and the three brothers were so supportive of their dad and just want him to be happy. *sob*

Anyway, I loved the book and I'm looking forward to reading the rest of the trilogy. Reese has the best best-friend and she's the heroine of the next book so I'm pretty damn excited. She's paired with the doctor brother, and the last brother is a single dad writer. So like, all the catnip. 

 

Suzanne borrowed this audiobook from Hoopla via her library.

 

Content Warnings: parental death from cancer and car accident, discussion of ableism, cheating, discussion of past drug and alcohol abuse, PTSD, panic attacks, grief

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