Get a Life, Chloe Brown
“Absolutely charming... a flawless balance of humor, heat, sweetness, and depth, and I loved every page.” – Helen Hoang, USA Today bestselling author of The Bride Test
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 exper...more
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 finall ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
This was my first Talia Hibbert book and I’m in love!! This was such a really sweet sexy romance with the exact perfect dose of humor.
I loved everything about this book;
•The banter between the characters made me feel so happy. Is it bad that I want someone to banter with? Because I do and I hope that it doesn’t make me a bad person, lol. I was smiling like a fool whenever these two shumor.I ...more
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/> ...more
“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/> ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
Talia Hibbert ladies and gents is quite the addition to the world of romance! What a steamy, diverse, and meaningful romance.
Do yourself a favor and pick this little gem up! I can't wait to see Dani's story next!! I was DYING laughing in this one and Hibbert has an amazing voice.
I love the direction that these rom-com's are taking lately. So many characters that STRUGGLE and live just like we do! Such a HUGE shout out to Hibbert and all the other authors that ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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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 ...more
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 ...more