Review: Get a Life Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert

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Blurb:

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…

What I liked:

The level of representation in this book is amazing. Not only are Chloe and her family women of colour, but Chloe suffers from fibromyalgia. I have rarely read a book with characters living with a chronic illness. I don’t live with one myself, so I can’t accurately say it’s well portrayed. However, I do feel it gave a great insight to life with a chronic illness.

I absolutely adored the banter-filled relationship between Chloe and her two sisters. It’s the kind where you know they love each other so deeply but give each other innumerable amounts of stick. It’s something any reader with a sibling will recognise.

If you’re looking for a book with some serious steam, this is the one for you. This part of the book is well written, and I didn’t think it was overdone.

What I didn’t like:

I found some chapters (such as Chloe and Red’s night in a club) dragged slightly.

Out of five:

Four. I cannot wait to continue this series.

3 thoughts on “Review: Get a Life Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert

  1. I did enjoy this but not overly so. I think my issue might be the fact that I listened to the audiobook. And like you said, there are some parts that dragged a small bit. It is cute though and I probably will continue with the series

    • There were just a couple of times it could have sped up. Definitely try out a written copy for the other two in the series and see if you fare better.

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