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Get a Life, Chloe Brown: A Novel (The Brown Sisters) Paperback – November 5, 2019
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“A thrilling, life-altering adventure that will keep readers riveted... Hibbert's rom-com stands out for its high stakes, distinctive heroine, and scorching hot romance. Their off-the-charts chemistry elevates this from cute romance to un-put-downable page-turner." - Publishers Weekly (starred review and Best Books of 2019)
“[An] incredibly funny, romantic, and uplifting book. Red is as charming, sexy, and vulnerable as can be, but Chloe steals the show with her sarcasm, wit, and eccentric coping mechanisms. Even better, Chloe is surrounded by a family of remarkable, glamorous women, including two sisters who will be featured in later installments... A revelation. Hilarious, heartfelt, and hot. Hibbert is a major talent.” - Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Will readers giggle at the cuteness of the banter and weep at the emotional truths that are thrown down as Chloe realizes it’s not her list that matters, and Red realizes Chloe is helping him get a life, too? Absolutely. Is this book what the word “charming” was invented for? Probably. This interracial romance with a disabled heroine is an #OwnVoices treat that will satisfy readers who love a cinnamon-roll hero and love scenes that scorch the dang pages. “ - Booklist (starred review)
“This stunning romance tackles important topics, such as living with disability and surviving emotional abuse, without ever getting bogged down in despair. Hibbert’s prose sparkles, and the heat is high...” - Library Journal (starred review)
“Absolutely charming. GET A LIFE, CHLOE BROWN is a flawless balance of humor, heat, sweetness, and depth, and I loved every page.” - Helen Hoang, USA Today bestselling author of The Kiss Quotient and The Bride Test
“Talia Hibbert is a rockstar! Her writing is smart, funny, and sexy, but most importantly, she'll make you fall in love with her sweetly imperfect characters, who are so real you’ll wish you could give them all a hug.” - Meg Cabot, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Little Bridge Island and Princess Diaries series
“GET A LIFE, CHLOE BROWN was one of my most anticipated books of 2019, and it delivered! Beautiful writing, laugh out loud funny, a truly unique and memorable hero and heroine and a romance that is raw, real and passionate. This goes on my permanent keeper shelf!” - Naima Simone, USA Today bestselling author
“Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert was clever, sweet, sexy, and brilliant. It made me cry but in the best ways. Seeing a heroine with a similar disease to my own fall in love and be happy was everything.” - Carrie Ann Ryan, New York Times bestselling author
“With wit, biting humour and moments of extreme poignancy, Talia Hibbert brings to life a heroine whose courage and tenacity leaps off the page... Get A Life, Chloe Brown is funny, sexy, and intensely romantic, highly recommended for any contemporary romance reader, but especially for the many of us who, like Chloe, navigate life through the lens and under the weight of an invisible illness.” - Lucy Parker, author of The Austen Playbook
“I just finished GET A LIFE, CHLOE BROWN by Talia Hibbert. My heart is full, and my pants are full of pants feeling for one Triumph-riding, painter, ginger named Red. So so so so good.” - Andie J. Christopher, USA Today bestselling author of Not the Girl You Marry
"sharp and sexy... [a] fun ride." - Essence (15 Books You'll Want to Snuggle Up With This Fall)
“refreshingly real... sparks fly.” - Washington Post (18 Books to Read This Fall)
“If you liked Jasmine Guillroy’s The Proposal, you’ll love Talia Hibbert’s Get A Life, Chloe Brown.” - Marie Claire (16 Best Fall Book Releases)
"If you love rom-coms, this incredibly charming novel will sweep you off your feet." - Popsugar (15 New Books Worth Obsessing Over in November)
"Charming... Will sparks fly? You bet." - Entertainment Weekly (20 Books to Read in November)
“We guarantee at the end of Talia Hibbert’s latest, you’ll be swooning over the love story and inspired by Chloe to write your very own Get a Life list.” - Bookish
“I just finished and loved GET A LIFE, CHLOE BROWN... witty banter abounds and the ending was so emotional I almost cried! I can’t wait to read everything else Talia Hibbert writes.” - Kerry Winfrey, author of Waiting for Tom Hanks
“[An] awesome book, so full of heart and warmth and feels!” - Charlotte Stein, author of Never Sweeter
“A pure exuberant delight. I loved this book... It’s also hilarious—Chloe in particular has a gloriously sardonic perception of the world—and it bounces along, and it will just make you feel better. Exactly what a romance should be.” - KJ Charles, author of Proper English
From the Back Cover
Talia Hibbert delivers a witty, hilarious romantic comedy about a woman who’s tired of being “boring” and recruits her mysterious, sexy neighbor to help her get a life—perfect for fans of Sally Thorne, Jasmine Guillory, and Helen Hoang!
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…
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I am obsessed with the heroine, Chloe. I love how she isn’t a cookie cutter heroine. I think she is more relatable. She is plus size. She is a woman of color. She has chronic pain. She’s someone who I’d want to be my friend. I love her bravery. She decided to make some changes in her life to live it to the fullest.
I want a Red in my life. I love how he wasn’t the perfect hero. He had issues of his own to work out. He gave me warm fuzzies.
I just loved this book so much. I heard that we will get another books set in this world next summer (2020). I cannot wait.
I felt everything with this book, literally. I cannot stress it enough and for me it was kinda painful since I've been forcing myself to not feel as of late. But it was skillfully done and it felt necessary. I felt understood, somehow validated, filled with hope.... all the while swooning and drooling over the love story. A great way to start my 2020. Love the author's note at the beginning, sort of like a trigger warning that i very much appreciate. The writing felt like smooth butter, even with terms that my "spanish is my native-tongue" brain couldn't understand. Made the tough parts of this easier to get through, and the sexy scenes that much more enjoyable. Healthy discussion about toxic relationships, chronic illness, mental health. Made me feel empowered and sexy as a disabled, fat woman myself. Keep in mind though, that i am new to reading the romance genre i guess. As i used to hate it, but this is one of the few books that so far have managed to change my mind.
Will keep an eye out on this author. Interested to see what she puts out next, for sure.
1. Our heroine Chloe, trying to "get a life" and have new experiences
2. Our hero Red, who is a very sexy, very thoughtful ginger
3. The cat who graces the cover and deserves that starring role
4. The adorable cover and all the emotions I get from seeing the love shine through
5. That banter!!!! Especially the one chapter that is mostly emails back and forth. Yessss.
6. Thoughtful representation and discussion of how marginalization, chronic pain, and emotional abuse affect your life
7. Pro-therapy messaging, the world always needs more
8. It's so swoony and romantic
9. But also really, really hot at times
10. The next book is already available for pre-order - *click*
Chloe is a terrific heroine who suffers from fibromyalgia and tries her best to not let that define her. Her past has left scars on her but after a near death she wants to seize the day and it’s here Red comes in. He’s Chloe’s superintendent and they are so much fun. The bickering and the simmering heat is top notch. Red is just the sweetest guy who has his own scars which I didn’t see coming. I enjoyed following their beautiful courtship that slowly evolved into a glorious love.
Get a Life, Chloe Brown is my first book from Talia Hibbert and I’m hooked. Her humor, romance and flawless writing is right up my alley. I’m so excited to read Dani Brown’s book. These sisters are fantastic.
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Anyway I live this book and if you’re wondering if you should buy it the answer is a resounding YES after this you’ll be binge reading all of Talia’s books (which you should because they are all amazing).
Top international reviews
I loved it.
Loved Chloe and Red so much as individuals and as a romantic pairing. Both were nicely fleshed out and it was such a delight watching their relationship unfold after their initial prickly start.
The book was also filled with delightful side characters like Chloe’s sisters Eve and Dina (hope to get their stories too in the future), Gigi, Vik and Smudge the lovely cat.
As always Talia Hibbert knocks it out of the park. Can’t wait for the next one!!
That being said I love all the characters, especially Chloe and Red. Their connect and strength together and separately is beautiful. Cant wait to read and Dani next year.
The writing is brilliant. It's clever, effortlessly laugh out loud funny, completely engaging and hot hot HOT!
I've been trying to find an author who writes sweary, sexy books with depth and complexity that are set in the here and now. Too often the books I have read are either misogynistic BS, dreadfully written, or so twee I want to hurl. Get A Life, Chloe Brown is none of these things. It hit my sweet spot and kept on getting sweeter.
If you like your heroines to get off in a graphic and erotic way then this book is for you. If you like well written books, with swearing and fabulous characters and comedy, then buy this one. NOW!
Admittedly I have a thing for people with issues of any kind as the protagonists in anything but especially in romance. This really delivered. Looking forward to the next in series.
Chloe was a fabulous heroine, cranky and vulnerable, sarcastic and whimsical, and overall infinitely lovable. But Red Morgan is the fluffiest heartthrob hero I've read in forever. He's just soooo... lovely. Sweet and loving, filthy-mouthed and sexy, hurt, and perfect.
Talia Hibbert is an expert on internal conflict and I like an action-driven plot but the list and Chloe's mission to complete it drove the story forward enough that I didn't get fidgety, waiting for something to HAPPEN, already. Furthermore, it's just plain funny and I cackled maniacally more than once, enthusiastically reading passages to my patiently amused worse half. Also, if you ever wanted to read the Big Mis, an infamous, mostly terrible plot device in romance stories, executed to perfection, in a way that doesn't make you give up on those characters in utter disgust, this is the book for you. Actually, if you like reading about nice people finding the love they deserve at all, this is the book for you, period. Just go and read it already!