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Get a Life, Chloe Brown

(The Brown Sisters #1)

4.25  ·  Rating details ·  1,238 ratings  ·  483 reviews
Talia Hibbert, one of contemporary romance’s brightest new stars, delivers a witty, hilarious romantic comedy about a woman who’s tired of being “boring” and recruits her mysterious, sexy neighbor to help her experience new things—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 listthingserfect
Paperback, 384 pages
Published November 5th 2019 by Avon
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Nilufer Ozmekik
Aug 26, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wow 4.25, I wasn’t expecting to like this book so much, I was so ready to have an easy peasy cheesy rom-com reading but I got: emotions are everywhere, heart wrecking second chances of traumatized, struggling two beautiful soul’s story and I adored, devoured, savored and finally found my juicy romance STARS! Amen to that!

I’m so happy because in the meantime, I was reading another romance story which I detested (its review is coming up and unfortunately it’s one of the most popular and hi
Chelsea Humphrey
BOTM pick for November 2019!

I've been extremely generous with my 5 star ratings recently, but Talia Hibbert is an author that truly earns every freaking star she receives. She's a national treasure and we do not deserve her, folks. If you enjoy meaningful romances that are as diverse as they are steamy, please do yourself a favor and pick this one up. Dani's story is next in the trilogy, and you bet I'm waiting on pins and needles for it to be released. *FYI, this book does contain graphic sexual content
Chaima ✨ شيماء
I used to think that 20/22 years old people were adults with a job and a house of their own…and here I am looking forward to the next romance that'll fill the void inside my heart.
Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
This was one of my most anticipated books of the year and I am SO happy to report that I loved it just as much as I was hoping I would. Chloe was so strong and smart and hilarious and Red was so swooney and kind and loving and MY HEART IS SO FULL. If you want to read a romance that is equal parts sexy and swooney, look no further. PLUS THERE IS A CAT WHAT MORE COULD YOU WANT
Whitney Atkinson
Thanks to Avon for the advanced review copy!

This book struck the perfect balance between feel-good and meaningful. At the same time that there were important discussions about chronic pain and abusive relationships, it was also so damn cute and fun and lighthearted. I loved Chloe and Red's banter and the way that they supported one another, and this book was so addicting that I read it practically in two sittings--which is rare for me nowadays. It definitely held up to my expectations.

The o
This is a lovely rom-com by Talia Hibbert, set in Nottinghamshire featuring IT website designing geek, Chloe Brown, whose life was ripped apart 10 years ago when she suffered a debilitating bout of pneumonia, which left her so weak and exposed further health issues. She suffers from chronic pain, Fibromyalgia, an invisible disability that affects every aspect of her life, leaving her dependent on a mass of daily medications. She has good days and bad days, often breathless, easily tired, often n ...more
Sep 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019
A wonderful, sweet and sexy tale of enemies to lovers, but also an emotional story about healing 😍

I loved this book soooo much! This was hands down my favourite romance book of the year so far! I had already read, and loved A Girl Like Her by Talia Hibbert, so I was so excited to get an ARC of Get a Life, Chloe Brown. I love the diversity in this author's books, but also the unexpected emotional depth. I must also mention the author's note at the start. She actually included a trigger warning for healing from emot
Jane (It'sJaneLindsey)
4.5 stars. This was such a freaking delight.
bella ϟ  [ bella farren ]
5 / 5 stars

“It’s very awkward, dating while disabled. People can be quite awful. And you know I don’t have much energy to spare for social nonsense.”

I can't even begin to explain what this book meant to me. I have never, in my entire life, read a book with a character that has suffered exactly like me. To see what I have been through reflected on a page, and to see the beautiful story of self-betterment and healthy romance that Chloe went through had me in tears. There was just a lot of tears (happy, sad/>
destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries]
I know this is still a long way off, but I am just so unspeakably proud of my fave for getting signed on with Avon for this trilogy and I cannot wait to buy 18 copies of it and shove them in everyone's faces until she's just as popular and widely adored as she deserves to be. 😭💕
Larry H
Nov 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars.

Get a Life, Chloe Brown is a rom-com that really made me think. (Plus: super steamy.)

Chloe Brown is feisty and independent, but the chronic pain of her fibromyalgia leaves her choosing the safe path more often than not, and she doesn't let people help her for fear she’ll be a burden.

"She hadn't always been like this, a tongue with the tip bitten off, her feelings squashed into a box. But help and concern, even from the people she loved—even when she neede/>
The fact that this book exists makes me a little less angry that the world is a dumpster fire. Which isn't to say that the world should continue stinking and burning, just that.. maybe this is proof we might one day be okay. Because this book? This b o o k.

She hadn't always been like this, a tongue with a tip bitten off, her feelings squashed into box. But help and concern, even from the people she loved — even when she needed it — had a way of grating. Of building up, or rather, grinding/>She
Sep 01, 2019 marked it as not-released-tbr
Here's why I need this book yesterday:

-The MC is a woman of color
-The MC is chronically ill
-The MC is a computer geek
-Bucket lists
-Drunken Nights
-Hot guys
-Sex scenes
Ⓐlleskelle - teamSøren♗ ⊲I like big b00ks⊳
4 stars for Chloe Brown!
I enjoyed myself a lot reading my first Talia Hibbert book!

So many tropes I loved combined into one book.
Next door neighbor
Hate To Love
Heroine making a life altering list

Chloe was such an adorable character, sarcasm and eccentricity her coping mechanisms for a chronic illness she’s been dealing with for years.
I don’t recall any romance book depicting in such depth what it’s like to live daily with invisi
Oct 31, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Chloe Brown suffers from fibromyalgia, has chronic pain and fatigue, surviving with the help of painkillers. For a while the illness causes her to leave life behind but with the aid of many lists (I do like a list!) including one entitled ‘Get a Life’ she decides to take the step of leaving the comfort of her wealthy parents home and move into an unprepossessing apartment block in South Nottingham. The superintendent of the building is an artist and a rather divine male specimen called Redford M ...more

"...maybe poor health wasn’t something that should de-sex a person.”

Yes to this book. Talia Hibbert wrote a smart, compassionate, sexy as hell romance with a chronically ill female lead and she fucking hit it out of the ball park.

This is enemies-to-lovers rom-com gold. I had the best time reading this book. Here is proof that you can write a character who is in near-constant pain without letting her illness become who she is. Which I have seen so, so many times in various forms of media.

Don’t get me wrong, her fibromyalgi
K.J. Charles
A pure exuberant delight. I loved this book.

It's just terrific. A romcom where the hero is really suffering the aftereffects of emotional abuse--not suffering in that Romance Hero "I will be emotionally cold and an alpha dick" way, but actually really hurt, emotionally vulnerable, can be triggered, and is nevertheless not in the slightest inclined to take it out on other people or to blame All Women for one abusive relationship. How rare. The heroine is fat (15 stone! Actually fat!) and disable
Meredith B.  (readingwithmere)
4.5 Stars!

Have you ever read a book where you feel like the character can relate to pretty much everyone in some kind of way? This is how I felt about Chloe Brown and I'm here for it.

Chloe is a single girl living on her own and codes websites for a living out of her house. She is also incredibly organized and makes a list for everything. She makes a special one help her "get a life" after she has a near death experience one day. Chloe realizes she needs someone to help her with th
honey (myonna reads)
Okay, it’s nearly 5am and i just finished this book, this isn’t my first Talia Hibbert book but this is the first that i’ve rated 5 stars. I absolutely loved this book, it had enemies to lovers excellence! Also let’s talk about the amazing family dynamics and friendship dynamics that this book shows. I knew when reading this i would love it just by how well her relationship with her family was shown, most of my favorite books have the best family relationships. The smut scenes were so steamy tha ...more
Book of the Month
Why I love it
by Grace Atwood

At first blush, Get a Life, Chloe Brown looks like a real breeze of a read. Or maybe a sweet schmaltzy romance. And while you will be able to devour it within an afternoon (and it IS a sweet romance), it’s so much more than that. It’s a complex story about two very real, very vulnerable, very likable characters. You’ll laugh and cry (and WHOAH there are some very steamy sex scenes… don’t give this to your teenager!)

Chloe Brown is chronically i
Oct 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
Chloe Brown suffers from fibromyalgia, has chronic pain and fatigue, surviving with the help of painkillers. For a while the illness causes her to leave life behind but with the aid of many lists (I do like a list!) including one entitled ‘Get a Life’ she decides to take the step of leaving the comfort of her wealthy parents home and move into an unprepossessing apartment block in South Nottingham. The superintendent of the building is an artist and a rather divine male specimen called Redford M ...more
Fadwa (Word Wonders)
Is anyone really surprised i would sell my soul for Chloe, Red and this book? no. really not.

Kayla Brunson
Am I actually reviewing a Talia Hibbert book? Yup, I know, I’m shocked too! If you are a frequent reader of my reviews then you know that I have read and DNFed three of her books so far. So you are probably wondering why in the hell did I pick this up. Well, I won’t lie. It has to do with the cover and that it’s her first traditionally published book.

What really kept me reading here was the dry humor and witty banter. There was so much banter! Between Chloe and Red, Chloe and her sisters, and e
sarah xoxo
Nov 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019-read, romance, arcs

Get a Life Chloe Brown was
a freaking delight.

The witty, sarcastic dialogue and banter had me hooked from the first page, but what kept me reading was the characters. Everyone, from the main couple to their cat smudge had such distinct and lively personalities that it feels like they should all have their own book. (yep, even the cat)

Chloe was such a badass, I loved the way Talia Hibbert wrote her chronic pain, she didn't gloss overlike/>a
Bookphenomena (Micky)
4.5 stars

GET A LIFE, CHLOE BROWN was a read full of quirky goodness and the first contemporary romance I’ve ever encountered that has done justice to a protagonist with a chronic illness and pain issues. For this alone, it deserves all the kudos. BUT, that aside, it’s just a damn good story that swallows you up and doesn’t let go.

Chloe was a realistic heroine, the kind of woman you could identify with, mood swings and all. I’m not going to go into detail of what was wrong
Morelia (Strandedinbooks)
Oct 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
*4.5 stars!

I have never loved two main characters as much as I have loved Chloe and Red. OH! Be still my heart!

And the diversity! A chronically ill woman of color who isn’t a freakin size zero (BLESS), I’m in romance heaven!

Ok, ok. I’m giving y’all the goods right away so let’s start from the top.

GET A LIFE, CHLOE BROWN introduces Chloe Brown, a chronically ill badass who in an attempt to become a braver version of herself, writes up a list of things that’ll
Xan West
I will be reviewing, but wanted to say that I loved this, and it wrecked me. It's my new most favorite book by Hibbert, & that's a tough spot to get.
Basic B's Guide
Oct 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Get A Life, Chloe Brown

Bookstagram To Do List:

1. Read Talia Hibbert’s new book “Get a Life, Chloe Brown”.
2. Immediately add all of Hibbert’s books to your tbr.
3. Shout as loud as you can that everyone needs to pre-order Hibbert’s book asap.

I absolutely adore the cover of this book but don’t be fooled. This is not merely a funny and cute story it is so much MORE. Fans of Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang will adore this one. Do take note that this one ha
Lauren (The Novel Lush)
Let it be known that I made the horrible, ill-adviced decision of starting this book on a Sunday night. So, I am sorry to say that this book is to blame for my feeling like absolute death at work that Monday because I couldn't not finish this in one sitting.

And even now, looking back, I regret nothing.


**I received an advance copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.**

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Book of The Month: Get A Life, Chloe Brown 1 15 Nov 01, 2019 04:49AM  
Talia Hibbert is an award-winning, Black British author who lives in a bedroom full of books. Supposedly, there is a world beyond that room, but she has yet to drum up enough interest to investigate.

She writes sexy, diverse romance because she believes that people of marginalised identities need honest and positive representation. Her interests include beauty, junk food, and unnecessar