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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 everybodyWhen 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. ...

Title : getting schooled
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ISBN : 28526138
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Number of Pages : 173 Pages
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getting schooled Reviews

  • Anika
    2018-12-12 02:59

    Awwww!!! See...this is why I read the kinds of books I do. For this feeling I have right now after finishing this novel. *group hug* everyone!This book deserves 5 stars for the hysterical banter between all the characters alone. I think I dropped the kindle several times just to have a good cackle. Also, the dialogue felt very familiar. Being in Reece's world was almost like having an animated conversation with one of your best girlfriends. And she happens to say some off the wall stuff every once in a while. And you crack up cuz she's an absolute mess. But the witty banter didn't end with the main characters. Reese's mother and her BFF had me in absolute stitches. There were so many quotable one-liners I practically have the entire book highlighted. I want to know all if these characters in real life. And that's a mean thing to do to me CCJ because these folks don't actually exist! But if that weren't enough, there was an incredible amount of heart in this story. Reese and Jason both experienced some major losses in their world and it allowed them to connect on a deeper level. Interestingly enough, none of this detracted from the overall levity of the story. I had a wonderful read with this one. Also, it's been great seeing everyone's status updates as they read. I mean...tears. Y'all are a fantastic mess and I love it.

  • Daisa
    2018-11-18 07:44

    Re-read 6/11/17 -- Re-reading this book only reinforced and solidified my love for Christina's writing and characters. The Wright Brothers were my introduction to Christina's GREATNESS and I will always have a special place in my heart and on my bookshelf for this series and these characters...LOVED IT!ORIGINAL REVIEWI think its safe to say that I and many others have been feigning for movies with Black characters that aren't crooks, robbers, drug dealers or slaves... I've also been searching for BOOKS with Black people who aren't baby mommas, hood rats, round the way girls, drug dealers, king pins, mobsters or just plain fuck boys.... I've been searching all year and I've come across a number of close calls... The majority of those being centering around interracial couples. Which is fine, I have nothing against that, do you boo... But that's not what I was looking for. And then I came across Christina C Jones. I swear if it wasn't weird I would KISS her right now because, THIS BOOK! Everything I was searching for and everything I never dreamed I could have. A black romance that felt authentic, was engrossing, swoon worthy and most of all depicted the everyday black folk that is rarely ever shown in the movies or TV shows. accurate representation is so important and Christina delivered and then delivered. Getting Schooled is about Reese who is a 26-year-old graduate student, working towards a creative writing degree to inspire and nurture the minds of people who feel stifled and smothered by curriculum, proper technique and rules. She is a graduate assistant in her mom's Modern Black Literature course which is where she bumps into Jason Wright, literally. A 28-year-old war vet, pursuing a Masters in mechanical engineering with a focus on Automotives. He's smart, handsome, assertive and woke and they cannot stand one another. Aren't those the best books though! The will they won't they dynamic. And even though you KNOW they will it's still fun to watch them go through the motions. Reese and Jason's banter and back and forth literally had me smirking and smiling for 85% of the book. I couldn't take the feels but I wanted more with every page I turned.  I just loved this book! I loved that it was a black romance but there was more than just their relationship at the forefront. Reese and Jason both have issues that stem from troubled pasts and it plays a role in their lives and relationships and it's always a nice touch when authors throw in a little deep with the sweet. I think what I loved most about this book was it didn't feel contrived. There have been a couple books I've read with affluent black characters and it just seemed extra. They were astronauts with helicopters and limos, butlers and maids, private jets and islands and I'm just like NO ONE needs all that lol. Reese and Jason were just them. Working towards bettering their lives and careers, wanting to be around good friends and family and just living their lives. They owned their own houses, and sure Reese had a purple Audi, but when you work hard you should be able to play hard too...but it was REAL. it felt real and attainable. Not saying there can't be a black astronaut with private jets and islands but again. WHO NEEDS ALL OF THAT! Anyway....THANKFULLY there is another book in this series that features Jasons brother who is a doctor and Reese's best-friend who is studying to be a doctor and just look at black excellence at its finest. My hope is that this book was not a fluke, that ALL of Christina's books are just as amazing as this and that Amazon or Goodreads will recommend some like authors and books so I don't have to rely on just ONE person to fulfill my ever growing need and desire to see myself represented in the entertainment I consume.Reccomendation: Black, white, brown, or green, this is a great romance novel that ANYONE can enjoy and you should definitely check it out if you're looking for a nice little contemporary romance that will hit all of your feels.

  • Amber
    2018-11-23 06:01

    This is me right now:Man if there's ever a book that makes your cheeks hurt because you were smiling throughout, this is it. What an amazingly awesome funny warm fucking read. 5 stars.

  • Camille
    2018-12-05 05:44

    Loved this :-)The beginning was especially dynamic! The banter, the pettiness, LOL. Loved it! The end, despite showcasing honesty and the fantastic ability to be one's self in a relationship and receive support, was a little too weepy for me. I still wanted more of the back and forth I thought was lost somewhat. Nonetheless, this book had excellent characters! The parents on both sides were amazing, and I don't say that lightly since I honestly dislike most familial/parental relationships in romance books. But this felt warm, real, authentic, sweet without ever being saccharine. Perfect. I thought Reese was brave. Seeing women put their feelings out there in romance always amazes and scares me. Jason was a great character as well, though I'd have liked to learn a bit more about his interior, like a little more about his army life but this was good too. And it was a nice twist seeing a non-PTSD veteran. There is a lot I loved here: the dialogue, the back stories, the Terminator, the niece, the class, the response papers woven in, the stance on Creative Writing, the Black consciousness, the best friendship, the frenemy, the brothers, the duplex. A lot!Excellent book that surpassed my expectations and I'm glad I kept reading :-D

  • Tamara
    2018-11-23 01:53

    If you didn't already know, let me just tell you... This book was HILARIOUS. I haven't laughed this hard at (or with) characters in so long! I didn't realize it until I started, but I needed a break from some of the emotionally heavy stuff I was reading and Reese and Jason were the perfect remedy!Without giving away too much of the story, Reese was already attracted to Jason's intellect and that attraction grew once she was able to put a face, body and name to the brain. Her strategy for dealing with Jason was simple. To be the best Petty Betty that she could be, and boy was she good at it. The thing is, if the author wasn't as talented as she is, this could have gone very wrong and Reese could have ended up on the "annoying bish" shelf! But thankfully that was not the case. Her attitude was all the more attractive to Jason. To him, this made her that much more of a willing competitor in their cat and mouse game.Now Jason... Ohhhh Jason! Meanwhile he's playing it cool....He's the non-traditional college student and former military man that has had his share of women pitying him. So his way to combat that is to be almost everything except a gentleman to Reese. But little did he know, that just made him more attractive to her. "Why does he have to be all sexy and friggin...... bionic? Not fair." They were both young, career oriented and "mostly" healthy adults that sort of ended up in a situationship with each other. The chemistry between them was on point, add to that, they were both really smart and their conversations were anything but empty!Getting Schooled is a HEA with so much funny in it, you won't be disappointed! This was a great start to The Wright Brothers series. I find myself drawn to Christina C Jones' books that are more on the comedic side and this one did not disappoint so I'm looking forward to more in this series and from this author!

  • Sofia Galvez
    2018-11-24 09:43

    3 1/2 Platypires Getting Schooled by Christina C. JonesThis was truly a fun read that I really enjoyed. Certain parts had me cracking up. I felt I was reading a story about my friends. I felt a connection with the dialogue between the characters which btw is a tad more slang based but not overt. I felt it made the characters more real.I liked the dynamic between Reece and Jason. They were just a great couple. The way they pushed each others buttons was just delightful and fun to read. I only had a few issues with the story. A few scenes were predictable and I did find the ending to be lackluster. While not a bad ending it just didn't end with a bang. Now all that being said, I can't wait to read more from Christina C. Jones and especially the next book in this series. (This book can be read as a standalone. ) I would recommend this novel for those looking for a quick romance with a few hot sex scenes.

  • Nicole Falls
    2018-12-14 02:01

    CCJ done did it again. Adored the characters of Reese & Jay. Following them on their journey was a delight. Was especially enamored with what I consider to be the soul of the book, the literature class that was the place in which they met. I'm tryna find a course to audit that's like this in the real world. :)

  • Michelle [Helen Geek]
    2018-11-24 08:55

    07/31/2016 -- 2 StarsRead this one on my way home from New England today. I really didn't like our heroine. A big disappointment for me.Happy Reading!

  • Shanie B.
    2018-12-04 04:56

    Loved. Loved. Loved. Christina J has turned into my new favorite go to when I'm in need of a well developed romance novel.

  • Book Him Danno
    2018-11-26 01:59

    A modern day love story between two people who ignite through personality clashes. Both know what they want and finally achieve that mutual goal. I enjoyed the book but had some problems with the street language (idioms) which was geared for a black audience. It did not distract from the story being put forth. However, I must include a warning that if you are offended by coarse language this is a book you may want to pass on.I rated this book 4 stars.I obtained this book from Amazon in Kindle format.

  • Deloris
    2018-12-01 04:43

    APB Perspective Review: I really respect the way she handled a disability in this book . She made me laugh and it was sexy. I also felt that we got a little bit of the author's thoughts on the written word in this book , that was nice to see.

  • Mimi
    2018-12-16 03:50

    She scores again!Once again Ms. Jones writes a book that is both poignant and funny. As always her main characters are strong black people who don't have the angst that so plagues many characters of today's romantic novels. Reece and Jason meet in a tension fueled way but this quickly shows itself as sexual tension, the BEST kind of tension. The build up of their relationship made it believable, and the fact that they weren't cliches made the story 100 times more enjoyable. The sex was hot as always, BUT we also had some sweet and genuine interactions between not only the main characters but the secondary characters as well. I loved how Jason interacted with his father, similarly, Reece's relationship with her mom was both touching and hilarious. Her best friend Devyn was also a hoot and made me laugh out loud in my room, my roommates probably think I'm a tad bit crazy. Anyways, if you're looking for a book where the characters don't play silly, immature and hurtful games, but instead recognize their misconceptions and work towards having a mature relationship; Christina C. Jones is your woman.I'd highly recommend it.

  • Deniz
    2018-12-05 06:01

    2.5 StarsThere are bits of this that I thoroughly enjoyed. I love that the MCs aren't your run of the mill kinda romances characters. There were some awesome moments between them. The writing is enjoyable. I totally adore Jayson. He is an amazing male lead, wholesome, fabulous and unique.BUT I found myself at times rather bored- simply because this is so predictable. There was only one surprise - Jason's situation to be exact. Other than that I saw everything coming from a mile!The banter, while at times fun was most of the time not that great. The support cast felt cliche. I found myself not really caring for any of the female characters...It's somewhere between ok and good. And I am considering giving the next book a go.If you are looking for a romance that celebrated diversity, try this. As I said, I love that neither Jason nor Reese are your usual cute & fluffy cast.

  • Connie
    2018-11-19 06:44

    Laugh-Out-Loud-Good! So many things to love about this book! First, the sizzling chemistry between grad student/ex military man, Jason and grad assistant, Reese, is hilarious and fun to watch! Second, I love how their relationship developed, Reese fell in love with Jason's writing before she ever met him! Although this is an awesome story, there are quite a few editing issues that slow the story down.

  • Samona
    2018-11-25 04:56

    oh my I'm only 16% in and I'm laughing so hard at this email from Jason! wowOk,so I finished this book and it has my feeling all fuzzy. This book was very entertaining. Jay and Reese were hilarious. I laughed so much reading this book. Did anyone else catch that the class was reading Vivian and Carter's book? I have really enjoying CCJ's work and can't wait for more of the Wright series. Well worth every dime.

  • Saida Gordon
    2018-11-26 02:08

    This book was a great warm up however it felt more like a short story than an entire novel. The characters were funny and but I didn't find myself connecting to them in the many ways I've connected with previous characters in CCJ books. As a CCJ fan I'm not entirely impressed with this book but I'm not entirely disappointed. I'll wait to see what the series brings before I draw any final conclusions.

  • Maafua
    2018-12-11 05:11

    Just love Christina C. Jones books , she writes great story lines that make the reader feels like they are a part of it . Please don't ever stop writing you are the Brenda Jackson of our generation!!!! Your calling is writing books that touch hearts. If you haven't picked her books start reading her books now. Of Great Author , waiting on the next book, is winter time don't make me wait too long for another good read.

  • Deanna Rowe
    2018-12-15 05:58

    Over the last year Christina has grown to become one of my favorite authors and I typically don’t leave reviews, but I just have to. One would think with me reading so much of her material in a short time it’d grown redundant, but it hasn’t. I felt this book was so different from everything else Christina has wrote in a good way. This book was nothing short of amazing.

  • Kat
    2018-11-29 04:53

    This was such a great love story. I love the banter between Jay and Reesie and I love me some Jay...lol. Christina Jones has done it again.

  • Jasean
    2018-12-09 03:57

    Such a good read. Loved the back and forth between these 2.

  • Wilki J
    2018-11-30 04:53

    A young woman with her head on her shoulders and wisdom beyond her years, Reese finds it hard to get caught up by the young men around her. However, when her position as grad assistant throws her into Jason Wright's path, she finds that the saying 'polar opposites attract' is as good as golden. With his worldly views and take no ish persona, Jason doesn't have time for women like Reese. But when they both bump heads ... and hearts, someone is bound to get schooled in more ways than one!"Ahhhhhhhh" That was the sound I made many times while reading this book. I think I have said this before about Bianca and Rashad's story: this was just a breath of fresh air. Christina C. Jones has this way where she can make you feel whatever she wants to with her literary works. I found Jason and Reese's story to be airy but rooted in depth at the same time. It's almost like a spiked lemonade on a hot summer's day. Well let's just say it quenched my reading pallet and gave my mind a buzz. The mere fact that she was able to cram so much into a novella without it seeming jumbled or rushed is her little piece of pure genius. She has this knack of giving readers the character development in doses and it makes for a suspenseful tease and great plot progression. I must say I was taken off guard a few times while reading, by both Jason and Reese. These lil' shock factors made for great pacing of the storyline. I had just finished a 300+ page book and it still felt rushed to me, but not this. It's amazing how dope she is at crafting storylines that leave you satisfied but wanting more at the same time.Ohhh and what characters! Reese is a woman after my own heart. She is a fav for me among C.C Jones' female leads. She is unapologetically flawed, speaks her mind and takes no ish from no one but is just as soft and tender inside all that hardness. Jason is just the 'Wright' man to take her on..and when I say on..I mean ON! These two have a lot going on behind the scene, pasts that add so much to this fun read. Their hot and cold chemistry just left me hot, hot (lol) I marvevled at their development throughout the story; it was all relatable and plausible. The minor characters were well placed and had their own voice. I look forward to hearing more about these Wright Brothers in the near future!

  • The CurvyJones
    2018-12-03 03:54

    Once again, I'm reading a book where I'm lowkey mad that the characters dont really exist and neither does this 'world' that Christina C Jones has expertly, carefully crafted for her characters. On this, her 20th project, Christina brings us a poignant yet fun story about two people who rub each other just enough of the right way. Jason Wright is an Army veteran who has returned home to achieve his degree in Engineering at fictional Blakewood State U. His professor, Dr Imara Bryant has a graduate assistant that's just a little too much Princess for him. Too bad, cause she fahn. Reese accepted a position as grad assistant in her mother's black literature class, knowing that she wouldn't get any special treatment and that she'd probably work twice as hard. But she didnt' expect the intellectual stylings of a particular student who woos her with his words before she ever meets him. And when she does? Flint meet match. Neither are shy. Neither are shrinking violets. They each have sharp tongues, young minds and bodies that are READY.Something I appreciate about this story is the inclusion of Jay as a Wounded Warrior without making it a huge focal point of the story. Reese is never not ever bothered by his injury and it certainly doesn't.....hold Jason back. At all. I had the pleasure of Beta reading this story and every single chapter had me cracking up.. Reese and Jay have a rythm of banter that was fun and delightful to read. And FINALLY Christina wrote a character who did some dirty and got what she DESERVED. I was THERE FOR IT. Really enjoyable read. Now bring on them other two Wright Bros. Let us get a look at 'em.

  • Kalia
    2018-12-17 09:02

    Good, but a few issuesCons: Jason and Reese's story felt unresolved to me. Near the end things became rushed, as if there was more to the story but the author was nearing a maximum number of words allowed or something. By the time we started breaking the surface on Reese's issues, the book was already 90% done. How will Reese deal with her problems? Will they result in trust issues between her and Jason? Is she just going to continue having her meltdowns? I need answers! There were also a lot of grammar and spelling errors. Pros: I loved the characters. They were funny, lovable, and I smiled through most of the book. An issue I have come across with modern African-American romance is that the characters are either very hood and grimy or they are ridiculously successful, rich, socialite types. I don't fit into either of those categories so I often find it hard to relate. It is refreshing to read a story about middle to upper middle-class black families, college students. That I can relate to. I'd definitely read another C. Jones novel. I'll likely read the rest of the Wright brothers series.

  • Carolyn J.
    2018-12-10 06:07

    Getting Schooled In an Amazing WayJ Wright is my next to next new Boo. Gotta love a bionic man and a spitfire woman in the same story. J. Wright is a Army vet home from the military after his medical discharge. J is enrolled in an African American studies class being taught by a professor with an assistant he thinks is bougie personified. He later ran into her literally and swept her off her feet figuratively.. The two spar at every occasion, as they both refuse to back down. The little spitfire in Reese is the ire to Jason's psyche.. I loved this relationship from start to the ending. The story weaves some serious issues such as PTSD, depression, death, loss and redemption. But Christian dealt with each topic with sensitivity and pride. Then she also makes us laugh out loud. I enjoyed this adventure, as always Christian delivers a solid story..

  • Carla wynn
    2018-11-19 03:57

    Downloaded this book, because I read a blurb on Facebook. Needed a quick read to even out book club reads and class that I 'm taking. Little did I expect to be grabbed by this book, these characters. Reese and Jason! High maintenance, bougie and carrying a little bit of baggage. Reese is trying to keep all her ducks on a row, when she literally runs into G I Joe. Jason just wants to finish school and start his career, but with being a Vet that is trying to acclimate to civilian life, he doesn't need the drama of the Nubian princess he runs into. Bit needless to say. Their dance begins.First time reading this author , but it won"t be the last. Her characters and story development was stellar. I need book 2 in my life like yesterday.

  • Deena
    2018-11-24 07:11

    After just finishing two books that were poorly written and clearly not edited, it was a breath of fresh air to read this book. This is writing at its finest. I have read all of CCJ's books and she never fails to give us a good story that is well written, with lovable characters, a good, believable story line, and lots of humor. Her novels are often less than 200 pages, but she packs a lot of punch in those pages.There's so much that's good about this book, but I don't want to give anything away, so just trust me on this. I'm excited about this new series, and can't wait to read whichever story is next.Keep doing your thing, CCJ, and I'm gonna keep buying your books!

  • Texas Diva
    2018-12-14 05:00

    Christina C Jones has yet to disappoint meChristina C Jones has Givenchy another Grown Jazz Romance. It's lol Funny. It's sad. It's touching. It's got drama. Reese is my sister, my bestfriend...hey Reese is me. Smart, quick witted, Brown eyed Brown Jiménez natural ha ir beauty with issues. Jason is smart, handsome, and damaged. They meet. They cannot stand each other or can they? Highly recommend this Grown Real LMAO Romance. I love Christina C Jones style. Please keep them coming. Have not had a real Grown romance read since Queen Leslie Esdaile Banks 'Better Than'.

  • Laura Brown
    2018-11-30 08:46

    I really enjoyed this story. Loved Reese and Jay together. The way they interacted made me laugh and adhered me to them. They were both full of snark, both strong characters willing to go toe-to-toe with each other. It was perfect. I do feel the novel needed another round of editing prior to publication, and, being vague to prevent any potential spoilers, there was an aspect of Jay's character I wished was more fleshed out. All in all, I enjoyed and will definitely be checking out more from this author.

  • Mia Morgan
    2018-12-15 07:10

    Loved ItI am a big fan of Christina. I love her work. This book is just like all the others, great. I like the characters in this book. That Reese she is a fire cracker. I love Jason he can handle her good. I like how they just didn't keep putting each other off and making up excuses why they don't need to see each other, or be in a relationship. That irks me. Just go ahead already. I loved that about this book. They didn't waste time. They went with it and it worked. Loved it!

  • Tiffany
    2018-12-16 02:58

    Getting Schooled Just when I thought the last book was my favorite, I read this. I am completely in love with Jason, and I just adore the dynamic between him and Reese. My only complaint is that it came to an end too soon, although the this was a complete story I still wanted more and that's only because CCJ's writing style is so amazing you just want the book to go on forever, but clearly that's wishful thinking! I would defiantly recommend you purchase this book, it's AMAZING!