Review: Get A Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert

Disturbing things always seemed to happen on Tuesdays.”

Genre: Romance Fiction

Pages: 373

Published: 5th November 2019

Rate: 4 stars

Goodreads Synopsis

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…

My Take

Nothing brings me joy like reading a romance novel that ticks off all my boxes. Get A Life, Chloe Brown is one of my all time favorite romance books and this is why.

The book is well written, the pacing is just right and the plot quite interesting that I flipped through so quickly. I have actually read this book twice, the first time on audio and the second time as a paperback and both times I loved it. The second time even more. Get A Life, Chloe Brown is an enemies to lovers book which is actually a favorite trope of mine.

The book is humorous, quite engaging, cute and steamy! We get to see the good and the bad side of a relationship. Talia Hibber has managed to write believable characters who are going through the everyday motions of life. The character interaction in this book is top tier, the banter, the humor, and did I say banter? I absolutely loved it.

Happiness, independence, true solitude. Sweeter than oxygen. She breathed it in. This was, in a word, bliss.”

Through the book Talia Hibbert explores mental health in such a good way and I appreciate it. There is also great chronic illness representation and as someone who has a chronic illness and has to deal with it on the daily, I felt seen. Loved it!

Get A Life, Chloe Brown is a wonderful read, light in parts and a steamy read that I do recommend. Even if romance is not your cup of tea, I think you’d enjoy this one.

Have you read this book? What did you think about it?