Get into cute, witty banter from your new favorite couple. Careful where you read it though, things get steamy fast.
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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…
Why I love it
Founder, The Stripe
At first blush, Get a Life, Chloe Brown looks like a real breeze of a read. Or maybe a sweet schmaltzy romance. And while you will be able to devour it within an afternoon (and it IS a sweet romance), it’s so much more than that. It’s a complex story about two very real, very vulnerable, very likable characters. You’ll laugh and cry (and WHOAH there are some very steamy sex scenes… don’t give this to your teenager!)
Chloe Brown is chronically ill—after getting pneumonia years ago she has fibromyalgia and is always tired and sick. Though she’s close with her family, her illness has made it difficult to have a social life. But Chloe has a plan and an utterly adorable to-do list: to help her to, quite literally, “get a life.” Things like “do something bad,” and “have meaningless but thoroughly enjoyable sex.”
When Chloe moves out of her family mansion and into an apartment building, she immediately clashes with Redford “Red” Morgan, the building’s superintendent, and an artist with some pretty heavy emotional baggage. It's hate at first sight. Though Red thinks Chloe is privileged and snobby and Chloe finds Red to be equally grating, they ultimately develop a friendship when Chloe offers to build a website for Red to showcase his artwork. Soon, Red is helping her check some of the things off of her list...
As with all great rom-coms, the tables eventually turn and Chloe and Red each find themselves falling hard. But will they be able to overcome Red’s emotional baggage and Chloe’s inability to trust? You’ll have to read the book to find out!