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Get a Life, Chloe Brown

Get a Life, Chloe Brown (The Brown Sisters #1)

by Talia Hibbert
Published by: Avon
Publish Date: 2019
Genre(s): Fiction, Contemporary Romance, BIPOC
HB&W Rating: 4
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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 six 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…

Synopsis source: Goodreads

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He loved Chloe. He loved Chloe like a blank canvas and a finished piece and all the exhilarating, painful, stop-and-start moments in between. He loved Chloe like tearing through the night on his Triumph, feeling alive in motion when he couldn’t feel alive inside.

Talia Hibbert, Get a Life, Chloe Brown

This was such a fun and sweet book! It is the perfect combination of sweet, sexy, hot, and heartfelt. I just loved the banter between Chloe and Red, which had me chuckling or emitting unladylike snorts as I read it, particularly their emails.

Not only is this a sweet and witty romance, but the book also touches on body positivity, mental health, and illustrates what it is like living with chronic pain on a daily basis, both the misconceptions and the realities. I also love that it normalizes women in STEM, interracial relationships, and therapy for mental health. This book is so inclusive in so many ways and I’m here for it!

Warning, the language can be a bit crude at times, not a lot, but occasionally during some of the steamier scenes. Personally, it didn’t bother me, so I hope that it doesn’t deter you from this lovely book.

I know that this is a series about the sisters, and I’m so glad that we get to see more of this family because I think it’s going to be entertaining AF. I also kind of want a story about Gigi. Ms. Hibbert, can you make that happen?

Have you read this book? What did you think? Tell me (in a spoil-free way for others) in the comments below, or better yet, join in with us on January 31st, as we discuss it live! Read on for details!

Join the Book Club Discussion!

On Tuesday, January 31st at 7pm CST on Instagram Stories Live, I’ll be joined by the fun and talented Chantal Miyagishima of Knitatude to get to know her and chat all things yarn and books, work on a project, sip some bevies, and talk all about Get a Life, Chloe Brown. I’m super excited to have Chantal guest host with me, and I can’t wait to see what she and all of you have to say about this book!

Knitatude – Chantal Miyagishima

Chantal Miyagishima is the purple-haired, potty-mouth knitwear designer behind Knitatude. She creates beginner-friendly, size inclusive knitting designs that are written for the garment newbie in mind. During the day she works full time as an Associate Creative Director/Copywriter for a digital advertising agency and at night you can find her curled up with her two wiener dogs and knitting needles crushing a romance novel under blanket by her hubs. 

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