I’m not exactly sure how this book came into my life. Really I don’t! I’ve been sitting for a while trying to figure out how I found out about the book but to be honest, it hasn’t come to mind. However, what sold me was the cover: a little cat and an interracial couple (specifically a black woman and white man). I actually had it for almost a year but I finally got around to reading it, Get A Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert. Want to know what I thought of book 1 of the Brown sisters.
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 and artist who points 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…
I thought it was cute. It was sweet. It was a nice little read maybe a beach read at that. It was cute although stuff happened pretty fast to me but I guess since they wanted each other for so long what did I expect? There were some pretty steamy scenes in this book and to be honest, I wasn’t expecting it (not like it was bad…it wasn’t). I haven’t read a book with like real sex scenes in it for years so I was a bit excited for that.
There were aspects where I found myself identifying with her in the sense that life was kind of passing her by and she was tired of depending on her parents and being under their watchful eye, which growing up was one of the reasons why I wanted to go away for college. Also, I have a cat and I’m scared with my debilitating anxiety and depression, so I can see where she was coming from with her “get a life” list. Maybe I should make one for myself? Ha ha! Another thing that I identified with was…I’m into swirling so I was really excited.
Red was pretty considerate and I know thats a strange thing to say but he really was. He was gentle with her and always was trying to make her as comfortable as always. I actually liked him like as a love interest.He ignored her when he knew she was just being difficult and not asking for help, which was what she truly needed.
Again it was a super cute read. Plus the setting is overseas in England so it’s like a little vacay in a book. I’m excited to read the other Brown sisters book although I heard that each book is a stand alone so there’s no real order to reading these books.
I give this book a 3.5/5
What romance book would you recommend to a hopeless romantic like myself?