Get a Life Chloe Brown | By Talia Hibbert

Get a Life Chloe Brown | By Talia Hibbert

Get a Life, Chloe Brown
Published: 5th November, 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 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…

My thoughts




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!! 😇






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