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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!
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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Pure Perfection! Relatable heroine✔️ Swoon worthy hero✔️ Exploration of health, wellness, and ableism✔️ Exploration of toxic relationships✔️ All of the above handled with care, humor, and love✔️✔️
❤️❤️❤️ a fun light read. Perfect for getting out of a reading slump. I finished this book in a day. I was rooting for Chloe and just genuinely happy to know she’s happy. Like she’s a real friend????
Witty, charming, funny and relatable. This book will have you hooked right from the first page. If this isn’t already on your bookshelf, change that now! You’ll laugh, you’ll cry.. YOU’RE WELCOME.
I thoroughly enjoyed watching Chloe and Red’s relationship develop. And I won’t lie, I didn’t mind the sex scenes! The only bad thing I have to say is that Chlor was a little too whiny for my liking.
I loved this book. The only thing I didn’t like was the constant mention of Chloe being soft and her round middle. She is a curvy girl. We get it. We don’t need a reminder every time Red touched her.
Chloe Brown is a modern heroine to root for! With the help of a list she pens to take on the world, Chloe meets Red, and everything changes. Hot, sweet, bold, swoonworthy, w/ the best British humor ❤️
I haven’t read a romance in a while and this one just hit so wonderfully. The duel points of view isa great way to tell the story. They both have pasts they haven’t gotten over. The feelings felt real
I went out and bought the two sequels immediately! I loved everything about this book and the characters. Can’t wait to see a Netflix adaptation one day. I’m manifesting Nicole Beyer and Wes as leads
Smart, sexy and one of the best reads I’ve had in a while. It hits the spot for your typical “light romance” but then takes it up a level. And the characters ... could I love them more? Not likely.
Loved these characters! It was refreshing to see a charcter with a hidden disability and an interracial couple where race wasn’t the center of the plot. Hibbert’s voice was stong and fun throughout.
New Brighton, MN
FANTASTIC book! I couldn’t get enough of it and the first thing I did when I was done was look up what other books this author wrote. I want to read all of them! I’m recommending this to all my girls
Little Falls, MN
Talia Hibbet’s characters, Chloe and Red, were so delightfully real, and she really cracked open the stigma behind not only chronic illness, but abuse as well. And not to mention the steamy scenes ????
Fun and funny and real and raw. It was refreshing to read about a heroine who is not a “princess” but real with real-world problems and who still finds her happy ending or beginning. Love love love!
Whether or not you’ve experienced chronic illness or mental health struggles, you can relate to the vulnerability & complexity of the characters in this romance that manages to be both sweet & steamy!
This was a cute and thoughtful story. I loved how Talia handled the sensitive topic of abusive relationships and the healing that takes place after. It had me laughing and crying until the end. ❤ it.
This book! The first chapter was slow, then it went full steam ahead. It was so relatable for me as I have fibromyalgia and everyone always leaves when they don’t understand. I laughed, cried & loved.
This was a very cute story. I loved the playful banter between Chloe and Red. Chloe’s manner of speaking encouraged me to expand my vocabulary. And I believe they both found each other at the perfect
Miami , FL
No one falls in love perfectly. And that is what I loved about this novel. Racy, raunchy & realistically funny, I couldn’t stop reading. And their ending is just what a romantic cynic like me needed.
Such a fun read! I couldn’t put it down! It had serious topics about relationships with others and self, but it didn’t ruin the story; it added a layer of complexity that is rare in romance novels.
Yuba City, CA
A plus sized black woman whos weight was never mentioned as anything but positive, if mentioned at all. This is the type of content I’m here for! Chronic illness, & wanting but not needing a partner.