Overall Rating: 5 Stars
Title: Get a Life, Chloe Brown
Author: Talia Hibbert
Series: The Brown Sisters #1
Format: Audiobook borrowed from Scribd
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…
I was 100% here for the chronic illness rep.
I knew I was going to love this book and I wasn’t wrong.
It took me longer than normal to read this book, and I can’t pinpoint exactly why. It’s not like I felt this book dragged at all.
The best thing about this book had to Red’s attraction to Chloe despite his initial reservations about her in the beginning. He just adored her so much and it was showed so well on page.
Also, Talia Hibbert always nails her steamy scenes. Seriously.
I loved that Chloe wasn’t the only one who had to work through issues. Red was actively working out his own and together they were able to resolve a lot of the problems they were having throughout the book.
None of those problems seemed uncalled for, given their pasts, and I appreciated that so much. The speedbumps didn’t seem to come out of nowhere. I found I understood both points of view.
The entire premise of this book is so fun, too. I loved reading about their experiences as they went about crossing items off of Chloe’s bucket list and falling in love in the process.
Audiobook Performance: 4 stars
Butterfly Rating: 3 Stars
Re-read Worthiness: Maybe
Bookshelf Placement: Nah
Book Boyfriend Rating: 3 stars