Title: Get a Life, Chloe Brown
Author: Talia Hibbert
Publication Date: November 5th 2019
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…
I decided to pick this book up on a whim after hearing such great things about on bookstagram and book tube. Let me say that I am so happy I decided to read this. I’m normally not a big romance reader but occasionally I like to break up my fantasy books with something lighter. This book was the perfect one to read in between darker fantasy books.
Our main character is Chloe Brown and how I love this woman. She’s such an amazing nuanced character that is really relatable. She has flaws and she acknowledges that she has them while also trying to actively be a better person. I don’t know how anyone could hate her. I love her growth and willingness to try even though she’s scared of what might happened. I think that was something that I especially related to. Chloe is a very relatable/believable character and you can’t help but root for her throughout the book.
The other main character is Redford Morgan. First off let me say, I want more red headed heroes in my books. Red hair is sexy and I stand by that fact, especially since I’m dating someone with red hair myself. I absolutely love Red. He and Chloe are so adorable together. It was great reading about his own backstory and learning who he was as character and not just as the love interest. Also the fact that he’s an artist? Top tier shit right there.
The story is so cute!! All the shenanigans that happened warmed my ice cold heart. A very feel good rom-com with a wonderful happily ever after. Also I want to talk about how miscommunication was not a thing in this book and I stan that. I love that even though there was a misunderstanding Red and Chloe talked it out right after it happened. There was reflection on their emotions and then they tried to fix what was wrong. It was refreshing to read about characters who spoke about their feelings clearly instead of there being confusion and drama.
I listened to the audiobook and I was surprised when I learned that the book was set in England. The narrator did a lovely job and I liked listening to her read. I do think the fact that I listen at 2x speed didn’t help with understanding the accent at times but it was fine. Hibbert’s writing was sweet and simple, exactly the way I like it. Her dialogue was witty and entertaining. I was smiling like a loon throughout the whole book.
This was a great light book that left me feeling happy and in love with love. All the characters were so sweet and I loved reading about them, even the side characters. I love that it’s a series and I think that each book does a good job of being its own book while still being part of a series. (I’ve already read Take a Hint, Dani Brown). 10/10 would recommend this book to anyone looking for a cute summer read.