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Book Review: Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert


Title: Get a Life, Chloe Brown

Author: Talia Hibbert

Pages: 373

Genres: Romance, Contemporary, Adult

Purchase: Amazon, Book Depository

Description: 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…

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Rating: 3.75 / 5 stars

In the past few months everyone and their mom seemed to read (and love) this book, so I decided I’d give it a go as well. Truly, what better time to read light and fluffy contemporary romance than when everyone’s losing their mind and you just need to relax a bit.

Chloe Brown is a geeky girl suffering from fibromyalgia and after a near-death experience she just needs to get her life in check, and finally live a little. That alone made me want to read it, because I love bucket-list books so much! I think it has something to do with myself who didn’t do anything fun in high school and I always had those bucket lists of things I wanna do. But when I finally started having fun I went all in and that’s not good either.

I love the diversity of characters in this book. The main character is a curvy woman of color suffering from chronic illness. She’s always cranky, geeky and doesn’t try to be likeable and fit any standards. Although at some times I found her a bit annoying I realize why she acts the way she does.

But Redford is for sure something else! Although he looks rough and is covered with tattoos that is only the outside – he is definitely the kindest male character I’ve read of in a long time (and major boyfriend material!). I loved his witty humor, the fact that he’s kind and doesn’t judge anyone and actually has feeling. This book shows that mental struggles are hard and it’s perfectly acceptable and normal if a guy is not all strong and brute all the time – we all have our struggles.

I love the plethora of different characters including Chloe’s sisters and her edgy granny Gigi. I loved Annie as well, definitely would like to read a bit more about her, she’s super quirky.

My main issue with this book is some unnecessary sex scenes. Don’t get me wrong I love me some steamy romance but at some points it was just a bit too much. When I went into this book I didn’t think it would be this smutty because I didn’t really read that much about it. That might be my fault though but just keep that in mind if you decide to give this a go.

All in all, if you’re searching for a fun and light (but still steamy) romance definitely pick this up. It’s super entertaining and definitely a page-turner.





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