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417 pages, Kindle Edition
First published March 14, 2016
“I am a woman. I don’t always act rationally, especially when it’s a week before my period, my brain was still strung out from orgasms, and I was looking at another woman’s lipstick on my man.”
“In the world of fight or flight, I froze in place and got eaten.”
Life might be a bitch, but love? She kicked that bitch’s ass.
Was this it? Could he be my person? Could I do this? Could I be the girl who ran toward the right instead of the wrong?Chloe was one of those characters that really grew on me. She’s a person I didn’t think would be likable or relatable but she ended up being both. Chloe’s girl’s were fantastic and I loved Joey! He was amazing! I also love the romantic interest in the story and the path Chloe chooses to go down.
When I was little, my mom told me you should find a man who loved you more than you loved him. That way, she explained, you would never get hurt. In theory, that made sense.
But now, I believed half of the beauty of love was in the living.
“The wealth of the city lived in a different bubble than the rest of us. One where there were no worries of minor problems, the majority of which were easily solved by money. One comprised of beautiful women, powerful men, the drug of success heavy in the air, punctuated by diamond, caviar, and ego. For the first time, I was an outsider...”
“You know, you’re different than I expected.”
I stopped listening to the sounds of the city and turned to him, our hands still linked. “In what way?”
“I don’t know.” He looked away, back up at the sky. “I’m still figuring that out.”
“Good luck.” I let out a soft laugh. “I’m still figuring it out too.”
I was late to work, a piece of banana in my cheek, unprepared to meet perfection. But there he stood, one hand on my doorframe, his head lifting when I opened the door. Pure beauty, dripping with masculinity. Real dirt on the work boots that shifted on the carpet, real wear on the jeans that hugged his thighs and hips, tan skin, and biceps that bulged when he pushed off the doorframe and put his hands on his hips. I stood in place, my jaw hanging, and stared.
“Miss Madison?” His voice was gruff and sexual, the drawl you wanted to hear right before he bit your earlobe, the rasp that, should he moan your name, would combust panties.
I swallowed. “Yes?”
2. Interview With a Condom Heiress
7. Canines, Couture, & Conversation
10. Prawns & Porn
22. Have Morals, Will Sell
29. How to Lie Without Lying
40. Codeword: SugarTits
54. Just The Two Of Us
57. Getting Clean Never Felt So Dirty
63. Negotiation Works Best Naked
76. Breaking Up With Balenciaga
82. Finally Saying The Words
88. Chanel No. WTF
98. Chloe & Carter, Sitting In A Tree
“You could have had that life, either with him or a million other guys in this city. But you didn’t. You stayed with me. You didn’t even hesitate… I love you, Chloe. Everything else fades away from that.”
In a nutshell - Chloe is having a terrible time in her life.......her parents are crooks, their assets and money frozen....leaving poor Chloe homeless and moneyless
"…the easy wealth I’d enjoyed my whole, pampered life ended faster than a Taylor Swift relationship. Our accounts were frozen, cars taken, assets seized. Including my NYC apartment."..but wait, not all is lost...she still gets to keep her designer clothes and her JImmy Choo's!!!
"…Maybe the cultured, confident woman I was before was just a product of my parents’ money. Maybe now, with my new life a train wreck, I would discover the real Chloe Madison. And maybe, I wouldn’t like her. "It's a story about friendship....
"…And I really expected, in the dark parts of my soul, for them to leave me over this. For our friendship to wither away into nothing, our common ground lost. Instead, they rallied—feeding me, housing me, and distracting me in times of struggle... I loved the way the author used copies of instagram on top of some of the chapters...
They had been better friends than I deserved, our friendship turning a corner, becoming deeper through all this. I hoped, one day, I would be able to return the favour. At the very least, to become a better friend.
Romance........hell, Chloe has some problems in this area....her ex...who just happens to be a zillionaire is determined to get her back...she gave him the kick when she found him canoodling some women...but old Vic is persistent!!! He goes out on all stops...delivers a Maserati to her new apartment (more about that later!), gives her a $20,000 Birkin bag, Tiffany diamond earrings......and you would think...she's going to go right back to him...after all, she can have her life of luxury back..right!!!
It takes a while for Chloe to make a decision....of course, the right one!!!
Chanel is Nicole's "baby" and Chloe's main function is to be her nanny. The scenes with this pooch as hysterical........from the first moment we're introduced...Chanel has her own bedroom and her own bed and Chloe's first job is to wait for her to wake up from her nap and then make sure precious Chanel is kept happy at all times......
It's worth reading this book just for that scene!!!
"Booted from My Life"
"Girls Just Want to Have Fun"Chloe, a member of New York's high society, has found herself in a precarious situation. After her parents have made some poor financial choices, Chloe is left to fend for herself. Although she has a college degree from the prestigious NYC, she cannot hang that diploma on the wall until she manages to pay her school loan. Unemployed, homeless, and now parent-less, Chloe clings to her friends and her high fashion wardrobe and faces off with the big bad city.
"Kissing a Frog"
"Countdown to Jaw Drop"
"Well. This is Awkward"Told in Chloe's POV, Love, Chloe is a romantic read full of good laughs and a lot of heart. The dialogue glides smoothly through the pages with ease and the characters "come to life" through each moment spent in the Big Apple. With the ingenious addition of Instagram pictures and descriptions, the read felt very natural and quite enjoyable. Additionally, I thoroughly enjoyed the format of the story. The timeline carefully navigates through Chloe's life and the chapter headings were inventive as they set the stage for each "chapter" of Chloe's life. Chloe is a fun character to get to know and her love interest Carter was quite a swoon-worthy hero. I found the supporting characters to enhance the read splendidly with the right mix of drama, friendship, and tenderness.
"What Had Happened Was..."
It was a lot easier to be judgmental and morally sound, back when I didn’t have to worry about money.
"We were all running around this giant city trying to find love, trying to find soulmates. Looking for an all- encompassing, scary love just like this one."
"We were all running around this giant city trying to find love, trying to find soulmates."
"You know girls like me. You hate girls like me. The privileged blonde who skips her Ivy League classes when she's had too many Soho martinis. The one draped on the asshole's arm because he drives a Bugati and screws like a champ.
I was that girl. I loved being that girl.
Then, my door was broken in. Literally.
And in that moment? Everything changed."
I'd spent my whole life trying to impress people. maybe that was the start of my fall, the last two decades one plush float into the depths of shallow, insecure, hell.
our accounts were frozen, cars taken, assets seized
...and that's what I had become. Desperate.
"It's ok if you don't know. That's what this time in your life is for - to figure it out."
...he groaned my name in worship and
in that sound, raw and primal...
in the clench of his hands on my skin...
in the wet, perfect flick of his tongue...
in the dark look of ownership and confidence in his eyes...
in the buildup, a hundered pieces of arousal climbing together...
"I needed to embrace my relationship with Carter and stop being a wimp. Whether I'd told him so or not, I loved him. He made me realize how empty my old life had been. And in his eyes, I saw a future that I wanted more of, a future where I was a better person."
Wow, I might have just become a grown -up.
I can't live without this woman. She is my best friend. She is the second half of my heart. She is the blood that pumps through my veins.
She is my everything.
She is my future.
She is my Chloe.
She is my Love.