Friday, December 20, 2019

Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert: All the Giggles and Swoons

Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert
Published: November 5th, 2019
Publisher: Avon
Genre: Romantic comedy
Tropes: Enemies to lovers
Heat level: Hot hot HOT!!
# of pages: 369
My rating: 5 stars
Acquired this book: From the publisher in exchange for honest consideration
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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 glamourous 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…

This book. THIS BOOK. *happy sigh* This was one of my most anticipated releases of 2019, so when the lovely people at Avon Books asked if I’d like a copy for consideration, I jumped at the chance (literally jumped - it was part of my happy dance). I’ll admit I wanted to read it even before reading the synopsis. I mean, look at the cover. So many of us are used to seeing thin white women and white couples, so that adorable plus-size woman of colour caught my interest immediately. Then I read the synopsis and knew I had to have this book in my life.

And let me tell you, it did not disappoint. In fact, it exceeded my expectations. Because not only do we have a heroine who’s a curvy black woman, we have a heroine who’s dealing with chronic illness. I honestly didn’t know much about fibromyalgia or what all it encompassed, but I learned so much, and I loved the way it was incorporated into the story. Chloe was a sassy, sarcastic badass who had been dealt a crappy hand and was doing her best to keep going, despite being in constant pain and having a myriad of other symptoms. Red - sexy, sweet, thoughtful Red - was the first person to really see through her shields and not only appreciate her wit and sass, but also see who she really was underneath the walls she’d put up to protect herself.

I loved Chloe and Red separately and together. They were two flawed people who sometimes did and said the wrong thing and messed up spectacularly but who were ultimately willing to overcome the obstacles life threw at them because they worked so well together. Their banter was hilarious, their chemistry was off the charts, and the sexytime scenes were scorching hot. I loved the way serious subjects were handled, from chronic illness to therapy to emotional abuse. I also absolutely loved the fact we had a plus-size heroine who never once mentioned dieting or losing weight or feeling less-than in any way because of her size, and a hero who loved all her luscious curves.

There’s just so much to love about this book. I was laughing from the first page and pretty much giggled and grinned my way through the book. There were serious moments too - Chloe’s illness was no joke - and there were moments, especially toward the end, that had me tearing up. I could seriously go on and on, but since I can’t, I’ll just say that if you enjoy hilarious, sexy, emotional stories with real, relatable characters, you need to read Get a Life, Chloe Brown. A massive thank-you to Talia Hibbert for writing this incredible book and to Avon for sending me a copy.

Have you read Get a Life, Chloe Brown? Do you have any favourite books featuring characters with chronic illness?

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