Get a Life, Chloe Brown was yet another five stars read for me. This book was a fun read that touched on some essential topics while keeping the whole story cute, sweet, and steamy.
Overall rating: 5/5
Page count: 373
Published: November 5, 2019
Synopsis: Chloe Brown is chronically ill, and after an almost but not quite near-death experience, she decides to finally take charge of her life, starting with the fact that she needs to “get a life,” so she comes up with seven directives to help her “Get a Life.” So, Chloe makes a list: 1. Move out of her family’s mansion. 2. Enjoy a drunken night out. 3. Ride a motorcycle. 4. Go camping. 5. Have meaningless but thoroughly enjoyable sex. 6. Travel the world with nothing but a hand suitcase. 7. Do something bad. However, being bad and spontaneous isn’t something that comes naturally to Chloe, even though she has written a step-by-step guide. What Chloe needs is a teacher! Insert Redford (Red) Morgan, her budling’s handyman. Redford is a handyman by day and painter by night, covered in tattoos, owns a motorcycle, and has an off-the-charts sex appeal. Chloe enlists Redford to help her with her “Get a Life” list, but little do they know how both of their lives will change.
This romance was absolute perfection! It was funny, witty, relatable, sweet, and VERY steamy, and honestly everything I wanted in a love story. I loved Chloe. I found her funny and her internal dialogue to be quite hilarious. Chloe was a genuinely a relatable heroine, though I cannot begin to understand what it’s like to live with a chronic illness. Chloe was beautifully written so that the reader can still relate to some of her feelings and fears. “She learned the hard way that people were always looking for a reason to leave, that affection or adoration or promises of devotion turned to dust when things got tough.” I mean, that line alone hit me dead in the chest because I have felt that; I have believed that before. Moving on to the swoon-worthy hero, Redford Morgan. I loved how he loved Chloe, how he saw and understood her needs, and would immediately jump in to bridge the gap, tend to her, and make her feel seen and loved. What an absolute hunk of a man! Although he had some trauma, he was a self-aware king and was willing to work on healing. The characters were beautifully written, lovable, relatable, overall amazing. Talia Hibbert did a fantastic job handling topics about health, wellness, ableism, toxic relationships, and trauma with so much care, love, and humor. 10/10 would recommend.