Title: Get a Life, Chloe Brown (The Brown Sisters #1)
Author: Talia Hibbert
Genre: Romance, Contemporary
Release Date: November 5, 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…
After almost dying by narrowly missing being hit by a car, Chloe Brown decides to make a list of things she wants to do to help her “get a life.” She lives with a chronic, invisible disability, so she has lived life on the safe side. When she meets the handyman of her new apartment, Redford Morgan, they instantly can’t stand each other. That lasts until Chloe realizes that Redford can help check off things on her list, starting with “ride a motorcycle.” This leads to a steamy romance, where they both have to put their past negative experiences behind them.
Chloe lives with the chronic pain of fibromyalgia. It’s an invisible disability because no one can physically see her pain. Even her doctors and friends didn’t believe she was really suffering, because there wasn’t any proof of her pain other than her word. I liked that the negative sides of this chronic illness were shown, when Chloe couldn’t do things for herself and had to rest. That meant sometimes she didn’t even eat. This story didn’t sugarcoat the illness, by showing Chloe while she was suffering and when she got some occasional relief.
This was a steamy romance. It followed the romance trope of “enemies to lovers,” since Red and Chloe couldn’t stand each other at first but that changed once they got to know each other. Red and Chloe’s relationship took off quickly. It was a whirlwind.
The next book in the series is about Chloe’s sister, Dani Brown, who seemed like quite a character in this book. I’m excited to read it soon.
What to read next:
The Kiss Quotient (The Kiss Quotient #1) by Helen Hoang
Well Met (Well Met #1) by Jen DeLuca
Have you read Get a Life, Chloe Brown? What did you think of it?