Book Review

Book Review- Get a Life, Chloe Brown

Book: Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert (The Brown Sisters #1)

Genre: Romance, Contemporary, Fiction, Adult Fiction, Chic Lit, Humor

Date of Publication: November 5, 2019

Note that I was in a depressive mindset when I read this, so that might have some effect on my opinions about this book.

Hello there! Long time no book review. I finally decided to go and read something to distract me from my own mind, and since I mentioned this book on one of my Top Ten Tuesday post, here is a link to that post if you’re curious: Books I Meant to Read In 2020 ( but Didn’t Get To), I finally decided to go ahead and read it. This is what this book is about:

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…

Now for my opinion, to be honest I actually enjoyed reading this book. The entertaining banter between Chloe and Red was perfect for my sad brain. Reading this book with le fiancé before bed became a habit this past few days and I think I will miss it. The story flowed consistently, the only problem was the conflict around the ending felt out of place. It was like the author forgot to add a conflict so she just decided to drop one before the book ends. It was resolve almost instantly and it felt unnecessary.

Ok. That is not the only issue I had with the book. I still have a couple. Some of them involves the horny thoughts that this two have for each other. I think it should have been hot or steamy but it just made me cringe and often times laugh at it (this is the reason why I am reading it with le fiancé). Here are some of those lines:

Chloe’s POV : “As if he’d heard her thoughts, Red’s long, strong fingers wrapped around her calf and she almost fainted. He squeezed and something inside her clenched. Okay, not “something”: her pussy.”
“a creature sent from Planet Lust to sex her to death.”

Red’s POV: “She was wearing some silky robe thing, and the skirt ended just above the knee. He’d been drooling over her fucking ankles for weeks. Now he stared at the inch of thigh just above her knees and decided he should’ve jacked off before he came over.”
“All his nerve endings sparked to life, even as he begged them to calm the hell down. Everything in him turned hot and liquid, except his dick, which was, of course, rock fucking hard.”

And when they finally decided to go physical, I still didn’t find it hot, it felt weird to me. The flirty bantering was fun to read but the erotic part was meh.

And speaking of meh. Chloe and Red as a couple is meh. They both have good personalities despite their own problems: Chloe and her disability and Red with his past abusive relationship. It was nice that the author didn’t just focus on that. But them together, I didn’t feel any spark. Maybe because it felt like instalove to me. And I am not a fan of instalove. You can instantly tell from the beginning that they are thirsty for each other. You just have to wait and see if how they will get together and what the conflict will be. Or in my POV, I want to know if Chloe can finally get a life.

I will give this book a 3 out of 5 stars. It was an entertaining read and tackled two serious topics that I think was good to read about and know more of. If you don’t mind the thirsty thoughts you read above, go and read it.

A Quote from the Book

“He should’ve been flexible, should’ve stayed in the city he loved and tried to succeed as himself, instead of going somewhere else to be someone else beside a woman who’d never really given a fuck about him.”

That is it for now! I don’t think I’ll read the next two book in this series. I really don’t care about Chloe’s sisters. Actually, I skimmed read those parts where she is talking to her sisters since I found them too loud.

What about you? What do you think of this book? Let me know!

Thank you so much for reading. I’ll talk to you again on next week’s Top Ten Tuesday. Keep safe!

Instagram- @thecatwithabook


7 thoughts on “Book Review- Get a Life, Chloe Brown

Comments are closed.