Get A Life, Chloe Brown(The Brown Sisters, #1) by Talia Hibbert: A Review

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…

Trigger warnings: mention of abusive relationships, chronic pain

My Review:

Get A Life, Chloe Brown is the first book in the Brown Sisters Trilogy. This was also my first ever book by Talia Hibbert. And I think I have found a new favorite author. Talia Hibbert’s writing is conversational and crisp. She writes so effortlessly. Even the steamy scenes are written really well.

The book had a dual POV- that of Red Morgan and Chloe Brown. And I loved both the main characters. Chloe was witty and serious, though slightly naive. And Red? Oh my god! I simply loved his character! He was kind, gentle, considerate and so attentive towards Chloe. He was also brilliant at his job. I think I have found my ideal book boyfriend.

The book was a quintessential romance, starting with Chloe colliding with Red in the hallway of the building, where Red was the superintendent and Chloe had rented an apartment a while ago. Of course, Red and Chloe weren’t friends at the beginning, but they came closer to each other as Chloe made a deal with Red to help her tick the items off her list in exchange to help Red set up a website to rejoin the art world that he had left due to a dark past. As the story progressed, the reason behind Red’s distrust of Chloe’s wealth and Chloe’s hesitations to have a relationship get unraveled. The book tackles some sensitive and important topics, such as abusive relationships and chronic pain. There were misunderstandings between the two characters, but they were handled quite well. I loved the ending as well.

The best thing about this book is the trigger warning at the start. I wish more books gave trigger warnings.

Now, on to the other books in the trilogy.

My Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Have you read Get A Life, Chloe Brown, or any other book in the trilogy? What did you think of the book? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below!

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