My name is Chiara and I am a Bookworm.
I’ve got a brilliant book to talk about today that I just can’t wait to recommend to you all. I’d seen a lot of people talk about this book and this series, especially as book two came out and now that book 3 is out and I don’t have to wait between reading books if I want I thought that it was time to give them a go.
Get A Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert
Date Published: November 5th 2019
Length: 387 pages
Genre: Romance, Contemporary, Fiction, Adult, Chick Lit, Disability
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 LOVE the relationship between Chloe and Red. They make such a sweet pair.
Chloe may be one of my favourite female leads that I’ve read in months. Her determination to be more than her disability makes her such a powerful character. I love her list as well. It says a lot about her and especially her journey through the list shows her more about herself, and who Red is as he helps her complete it.
I’ve seen this book described as hate-to-love, but I slightly disagree. I don’t think that they truly hated each other, I don’t think they knew each other well enough to say that they hated each other, but I do think that if they hadn’t had those beginning misunderstandings that their relationship wouldn’t have been what it was.
I also love Chloe sisters, and her grandmother (but that’s for different reasons). Chloe’s sisters are incredibly supportive and and caring and just want their sister to be okay, but they are trying so very hard to toe that line between hovering and sister. I’m not convinced that they always succeed but they’re trying and they do their best.
Chloe’s grandmother on the other hand is such a vibrant character and I love the scenes she’s in. She lights up the whole room and she’s so weird and wacky. It makes me long for and grandmother like that who believe that age is just a number and that life shouldn’t get you down.
I love the conclusion of the story, which I am trying hard not to give away too much, but Chloe and Red are lucky people to have found each other and I wish her the best of luck in all their adventures off the page.