Get a Life, Chloe Brown is the first book in The Brown Sisters series by Talia Hibbert. I received the second book Take a Hint, Dani Brown in a recent delivery from The Book Drop and wanted to start from the beginning. Purchased a copy of Get a Life, Chloe Brown as a Book of the Month add-on. Scroll on to find out what I thought!
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Review & Thoughts
Get a Life, Chloe Brown
Chloe Brown has a chronic illness and when she has a near death experience, she thinks the universe has sent her a sign that it’s time to get a life. She thinks about what her eulogy would say if she had died and she realizes that there’s so much she wants to do, what legacy she wants to leave behind. It’s easy to connect with the existential thought process and contemplation of our human existence. Chloe proceeds to draft a list of things she wants to do to live the kind of life she desires.
Themes and elements of the story:
- Themes of moving past previous failed relationships and letting go of shitty people, realizing that their faults and issues don’t define you and don’t reflect on how much of a badass you are. Love isn’t about things always being perfect, it’s about finding someone that fills in the gaps when you can’t, someone that complements you and fits into your life like a puzzle piece.
- ‘Invisible Illness’: I’m not that familiar with chronic illness and I think it’s eye-opening to read about what someone that has chronic pain endures on a regular basis. The invisible disabilities are so tough, because even though we can’t see it, it’s there and it’s real. It’s a great reminder that we should be compassionate towards everyone, because you really never know what they’re dealing with from a personal/physical/mental sense. It’s great to get perspective from experiences that are not my own.
- Fun item: I love the scene with the cat in the tree! And I love that my own cat looks exactly like the one described in the book!
In a Nutshell: Entertaining [steamy!] romance novel filled with feisty yet fragile characters and a good story. I enjoyed the character development for both Red and Chloe, in addition to Chloe’s family, and am looking forward to diving right into the second one!
My Rating: 4 / 5 Stars
Details From the Book Jacket
Published: November 5, 2019 by Avon
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…
Books by Talia Hibbert