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Get a Life, Chloe Brown

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This book has a great cover. The Book was also good. The story was interesting and it was an easy read.
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Chloe Brown puts her life on hold after she is diagnosed with fibromyalgia, but a near fatal accident is the kickstart to start living again. Always organized, Chloe creates a “Get a Life” list. First on her list is moving out of her family’s mansion and into a flat. Surprisingly she finds help completing her list with the aid of her new superintendent, Red Morgan. Together, Chloe and Red start checking things off the list, and make adjustments along the way.
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Chloe Brown has some fiercely loyal sisters, some fiercely held opinions, and some fierce challenges. She's making it on her own terms, giving herself some high expectations and a bucket list. This chronically ill heroine has a sharp tongue and a guarded heart, and handyman "Red" Morgan might be able to get her to let that guard down. Red has his own secrets and his own set of baggage. Unlike Chloe's, though, his isn't monogrammed. Will Red be able to overcome his distrust of Chloe's family money, and will the two of them be able to open up to each other? Hibbert writes excellent banter, and this is a really cute duo and a very enjoyable read. Each of Chloe's sisters is going to get her own book/chance at love, as well.
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Such an excellent read! I love Talia Hibbert's writing style and this story was so sweet and romantic! I also love how diverse the protagonist is and how it shows how it's possible for anyone to find love!
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3.5

Having a near death experience can really shake a person up. Or in Chloe Brown’s case, wake her up. She needs to get a life. Suffering from a chronic illness isn’t always easy, but locking herself away and being afraid to live her life isn’t the solution. So, she does what any good planner does; she makes a list. A list of the things she needs to do to finally get a life. First on the list: move out of her parents house. Now, in her new place she just has to tackle the rest of the list, and after an incident involving a lost cat and a tree she has managed to enlist the perfect person to help: Red. The building superintendent and gorgeous specimen of ginger manhood.

I love a book where one of the characters make a list. That more than the hype surrounding this book and this author is what got me picking it up. And, okay, I did kinda love the cover as well. Now, did I love this book? Not really, it was an enjoyable read and I am glad I have finally given Hibbert a try, but it didn’t rock my world.

Although it didn’t rock my world, that didn’t mean there weren’t a few things that I really liked about this book. For one, the gender role reversal. I am a reader who loves a grumpy hero, if a blurb makes it clear I’ll be dealing with a grump I’m much more likely to pick it up, I even have a Goodreads shelf dedicated to the subject. But, it isn’t often that you come across a grumpy heroine. And to put our grumpy heroine in stark relief, she is paired with a hero with smiley sunny personality. I loved it. Especially as Hibbert did a fantastic balancing act of making Chloe, our heroine, grouchy, maybe a little bitchy yet still a complete sweetheart. It was some very talented writing.

Where I start to run into problems is the relationship between Chloe and Red. I didn’t quite buy it. Hibbert built up the friendship between them really well, the witty banter was great, however, for me the chemistry between them move beyond that. It made the whole thing feel a little forced once they stepped over the friendship line.

This book also addressed a lot of other issues as well, we have male domestic abuse, disability and an interracial couple. And, maybe  saying this will make me unpopular, but do you ever feel like a book tries to cover too much at once, meaning nothing is ever really well addressed? It felt like Hibbert tackled the way having a chronic illness affected Chloe’s life and how not only other people viewed her but how it affected her own self image. But, the issue of Red being a domestic abuse survivor was skimmed over and resolved by him deciding to go for some therapy toward the end of the book. Meh, I wasn’t quite buying it.

It was an entertaining and funny book, but it didn’t quite hit the mark for me. I would try Talia Hibbert again as I did like her writing style, but Get a life, Chloe Brown didn’t live up to the hype.
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This was really cute! I don't know why it took me nearly a year to finish it. I've read all of these books out of order but I've enjoyed evert single moment in this world and with these sisters. Chloe is so relatable and I loved watching her growth. It was nice the way that both Chloe and Red each have their own journey's they need to go through in order to be in a healthy relationship and I liked how they helped each other through those journeys but also, it's something that they need to work on on their own as well. I loved Red and he was so damn sweet to Chloe it had me swooning the whole time.
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I loved this book. The banter and sarcasm was top tier, the cute moments were phenomenal, and the conflict was handled so well and healthily. I can't wait to read everything by Hibbert especially the Brown sisters!
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I was so late to this book, but I love love loved it. 10/10. Literal perfection. Cannot wait for Act Your Age, Eve Brown.
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I really enjoyed this one, overall. My only complaint keeping it from 5 stars is that I don't like the terms used for body parts during the sexy times. If I'd be tempted to rail at someone for directing certain terms at anyone any other time, I am certainly not going to think they're sexy during intimate moments. That said, I understand that's not the case for everyone so I wouldn't say it ruined the story or anything.
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Thank you to NetGalley and Avon for an early digital copy in exchange for an honest review. 

I’m extremely late getting to this.

This was such a fast-paced, high energy, and steamy romance that I needed to break up my reading. It has a lot of humorous moments, and it has great discussions—chronic pain (fibromyalgia) and abuse toward men. I can see why this whole series has so much hype. I think it deserves ever bit of that hype.

Unfortunately, this just wasn’t my favorite romance. I found myself getting very irritated with the main characters, Chloe and Red. I couldn’t decide if I loved or hated their relationship because they couldn’t even decide. They would get upset over the simplest mishap or miscommunication. I think it was mainly Red that would get extremely upset with Chloe. I know Chloe was a little pretentious at times, but he just needed to breath. It’s just not something I could get past.

I thought the word choices for the steamy scenes were great. I appreciated the accurate vocabulary. A lot of authors will shy away from that, even though it’s ADULT romance. I would definitely read more from Hibbert just because of that. I’m going to continue on with the series. It’s just unfortunate that I didn’t absolutely fall head-over-heels with this one.
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FULL REVIEW ON FRESH FICTION
Vibrant, fresh, and super sexy. . . GET A LIFE, CHLOE BROWN by Talia Hibbert is a delightful and emotional contemporary romance. A self- proclaimed socially awkward nerd, Chloe Brown is a beautiful, black, overweight, chronically ill web designer and the type of romance heroine every reader will love and relate to immediately. She’s snarky and sweet, wears teal glasses and proper cardigans, has a wonderful family (her two sisters will get their own books in the future), and has found her match in Red Morgan.

AUTHOR INTERVIEW: https://freshfiction.com/page.php?id=10320
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Enjoyed this novel, and was not prepared for how steamy the sex scenes would be! I liked that this wasn't a typical romcom type of novel, instead the author gave Chloe additional depth with her fibromyalgia and the associated emotional/mental issues that can arise from this illness.  

I liked the book so much, I ended up borrowing and reading the sequel
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I really loved Chloe as a character and enjoyed the other characters as well. The characters were likeable, so that I was invested in the story and outcome. This was an easy, fun chic lit read, perfect for the summer.  

However, I felt like it was a little too raunchy for my taste and felt like it went from sweet to raunchy quickly and out of the blue.
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This is a really delightful book and I enjoyed this book a lot! 

I found the enemies-to-lovers part of this book really fun. Love Chloe and Red. There’s a lot of consent in this book and Red looking out for Chloe by thinking to even bring an air mattress to a camping trip? I LOVE THAT FOR HER. 

Despite the illustrated cover, this book has a lot of sex scenes, so there’s that. I was a little bored with it by the end but that’s because I generally tend to skim over sex scenes if I’m reading the text and that’s not really doable by audio. But that’s just me. 

I’m meh on the misunderstanding way late in the book and with a lot of it falling on Red to make it better? Even though he did try to correct his mistake REALLY soon after. But he only JUST started going to therapy so the whole thing at the end wasn’t my favorite. 

I wasn’t too in love with the narration at first, but the narrator really grew in me after awhile and I can’t wait to read Dani’s book on audio! 

***Thanks to Libro.fm and the publisher for giving me an audio copy and an eARC for review***
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Red was such a great love interest. I loved the chronic illness rep. Chloe was unapologetic about who she is and the effects of her illness. Ie noted watching their relationship develop.
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Cute. I really enjoyed the snarky relationship between Red and Chloe. The choice to focus on a heroine with an invisible disability was great.  We need to see this type of inclusive writing more often in all genres but especially in romance. I can't get enough of Talia Hibbert's books.
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Chloe Brown is  a cute and fun romantic read. It is notable in the genre for a couple of important reasons. We have an interracial romance, and our heroine, Chloe, is living with the chronic pain associated with Fibromyalgia. Chloe's resistance to living her life to the fullest and finding friends and lovers is a consequence of this invisible disability. I found the descriptions of her life with chronic pain to be the most compelling parts, and the element of the story that will stick with me. 

Otherwise, Hibbert's writing is entertaining, and if you like this one-- you have the sequels about Chloe's kooky sisters to look forward to!
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Obsessed with this book and Talia Hibbert! Her writing is wonderful and this book was such a delight to read. I love Red and Chloe!
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I enjoyed this book more than I expected. It was a bit cheesy rom-com, but also relatable. I don't read a lot of romance novels, but this one was approachable and fun with enough of a real story like to keep my interest.
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Chloe Brown, perpetually ill and fatigued, has a near brush with death.  While taking a walk a careening car nearly misses her. After a panic attack, Chloe realizes she doesn't really live her life.  She does nothing, has no friends and goes no where.  She is sick and tired of being sick and tired.  She makes a list and makes some changes.  

First change, move out of her family home and away from her hovering relatives.  Chloe has no idea how to begin ticking things off her list.  She decides to find a coach and who better to help than her new neighbor, Red the artist.  Chloe find more than a life, she finds her happily ever after. 

The first book in the Brown Sisters series, by Talia Hibbert is amazing and just what you need as a pick me up during this pandemic.
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