Title: Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert
The Brown Sisters Series Book One
Genre: Contemporary, Romance
Length: 384 pages
Book Rating: B+
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Talia Hibbert, one of contemporary romance’s brightest new stars, delivers a witty, hilarious romantic comedy about a woman who’s tired of being “boring” and recruits her mysterious, sexy neighbor to help her experience new things—perfect for fans of Sally Thorne, Jasmine Guillory, and Helen Hoang!
Chloe Brown is a chronically ill computer geek with a goal, a plan, and a list. After almost—but not quite—dying, she’s come up with seven directives to help her “Get a Life”, and she’s already completed the first: finally moving out of her glamorous family’s mansion. The next items?
- Enjoy a drunken night out.
- Ride a motorcycle.
- Go camping.
- Have meaningless but thoroughly enjoyable sex.
- Travel the world with nothing but hand luggage.
- And… do something bad.
But it’s not easy being bad, even when you’ve written step-by-step guidelines on how to do it correctly. What Chloe needs is a teacher, and she knows just the man for the job.
Redford ‘Red’ Morgan is a handyman with tattoos, a motorcycle, and more sex appeal than ten-thousand Hollywood heartthrobs. He’s also an artist who paints at night and hides his work in the light of day, which Chloe knows because she spies on him occasionally. Just the teeniest, tiniest bit.
But when she enlists Red in her mission to rebel, she learns things about him that no spy session could teach her. Like why he clearly resents Chloe’s wealthy background. And why he never shows his art to anyone. And what really lies beneath his rough exterior…
Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert is a sweet and sexy romance that is laugh out loud funny and achingly poignant.
Thirty one year old Chloe Brown has a life altering epiphany following a close brush with an accident. Deciding it is high time she leads a more exciting life, she moves into an apartment and pens a list of must do adventures. Chloe is a smart, sarcastic and funny woman but chronic illness has left her socially awkward and afraid to trust anyone outside of her family. She has many mechanism she relies on to cope with her debilitating pain but she is ready to step out of her comfort zone. Chloe is not looking for love, but she is unexpectedly fascinated with and attracted to building superintendent, Redford “Red” Morgan.
Red is a gifted artist who is comfortable in his own skin yet is plagued with self doubts following a disastrous relationship. He is incredibly charming but still healing from the romance that has forever changed him. Due to superficial similarities to his ex, Red is initially put off by Chloe despite being drawn to her. However, he soon realizes he has drastically misjudged her
Red’s and Chloe’s relationship is at first transactional as she helps him build a website in exchange for his assistance in ticking off items from her “get a life” list. But as they spend time together, their perceptions about their respective lives begin to slowly alter. Chloe realizes the items on her list need to have deeper meaning. At the same time, Red gradually becomes aware that he might just be ready to step back out into the world. But as their feelings for each other deepen, will the unresolved demons from their pasts prevent them from finding a future together?
Get a Life, Chloe Brown is a highly entertaining and thought-provoking novel that is quite captivating. Chloe and Red are fully developed, multi-faceted characters whose flaws and strengths are very easy to relate to. Talia Hibbert deftly balances serious issues with humor and the resulting story will resonate with readers. I absolutely loved and highly recommend this heartfelt and engaging romance. I cannot wait to read the next installment in The Brown Sisters series.