Thursday, November 7, 2019

Review: Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert

43092891Get a Life, Chloe Brown
(The Brown Sisters #1)
Talia Hibbert
Release: November 5, 2019
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ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley
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 glamourous 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…

I love Talia Hibbert! (I also hate her a little bit because she’s like 23 and has already written so many awesome books.) Get a Life, Chloe Brown is my seventh Hibbert book and might be my favorite so far.

Chloe is a grumpy heroine, which is a refreshing change. She lives with chronic pain and has withdrawn from the world. She’s loved but babied by her wealthy family, which just makes her feel more isolated. Despite that, she's a strong, independent woman who owns her own web design business. Her relationship with Red brings her out of her shell. Eventually. They start off very much on the wrong foot, which gives the story an enemies to lovers feel.

The book tackles some serious issues, mostly related to Chloe's illness, which I found eye-opening. The couple also deals with an unhealthy relationship in Red's past and its fallout. But there are still lots of feel good moments, eccentric side characters and a cute cat which kept the story from being too dark. What gave me all the warm fuzzy feels though, was Red's easy acceptance of Chloe. He focuses on what she can do rather than her limitations, which allows her to shine.

Get a Life, Chloe Brown was one of my Most Anticipated books of the year and it did not disappoint. I'm thrilled that more people are discovering Hibbert and eagerly awaiting the next book starring Chloe's sister Dani.

Recommended for fans of: Alisha Rai

4.5  stars

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