Get a Life Chloe Brown | By Talia Hibbert
Narrative and Plot
Let me just say, this romantic story is cute as a “button”. Get a Life, Chloe Brown has a vibrant and steamy narrative told in both Chloe and Red’s perspective. It is your hate to love trope in all its glory. And yet, it manages to create a warm and fuzzy feeling inside.
Was all that steaminess necessary for the story? I am not sure. But it didn’t feel like forced either. However, if you’re not into reading too much about physical intimacy you might as well leave this book alone.
Characters and Conflicts
The main characters – Chloe and Red – were notably well developed. The story enhances their personality and little quirks. But there is a depth to them as well, behind all that light fluffy romance. The people that they’ve become because of their past, their struggles and fears are all very relatable to anyone in general.
And then there is Smudge. I am not really a cat fan (sorry but I’m allergic) but I adored Smudge. He/She added to the cute factor in the story as if there wasn’t enough of that already.
Chloe is dealing with a terminal illness. And the book throws light on the kind of illness that aren’t physically visible but are equally unbearable and painful as any visible ones. Personally, I can connect to that. Though not a terminal illness, I am a person who suffers from occasional bronchitis. Even so, there are limitations to my physical capabilities (particularly athletic) which has nothing to do with my weight or my otherwise healthy body. Still, I’ve heard people who tell me, I don’t look ill (even if I can’t breathe properly at the moment). Or if I can’t run faster, they just assume it is because of my weight.
Which brings me to the next favorite part of the book. Chloe is a plus size woman and there is not a single word in the book, where she is insecure about her body. I love how confident yet vulnerable Chloe is.
Overall, I enjoyed this book. This book talks not just about loving your partner. It is about loving your self and enjoying life even after it knocks you down. Life has much better to offer always and we should all get a life!!