Get a Life, Chloe Brown was the satisfying read I needed! I never tire of reading cute romances with characters who fit each other perfectly. Talia Hibbert delivered humor, romance, personal growth, and an abundance of witty repartee in this enemies-to-lovers story marking the first novel in the Brown Sisters series.
Get a Life, Chloe Brown Synopsis
Chloe Brown has recently moved out of her parent’s mansion and into her own apartment. The building superintendent, Redford Morgan, is an attractive handyman with long hair and tattoos. Despite is gruff appearance, he gets along with everyone. Well, he gets along with everyone but Chloe. However, this does not stop her from spying and watching him create beautiful paintings at night. Chloe creates a “Get a Life” list to inspire to her to live a life of freedom! Riding a motorcycle, having a drunken night out, and camping sound like simple enough tasks. But how will she get them done? She soon decides a certain handyman might be the perfect person to help her. Red agrees to take her out of comfort zone not realizing that she would also bring him out of his own.
Hibbert explores the different facets of the main characters and lets readers discover who they are through their thoughts and interactions with each other. Redford’s characterization as a physically intimidating “manly man” or biker was a sharp contrast to his sensitive and caring personality. This is most evident when the focus was turned to his artwork. He creates beautiful images that he is uncomfortable sharing with others. Chloe appears to be judgmental and pretentious, but she has her own clever sense of sarcasm that she uses to hide her fear of vulnerability. She likes to pretend she doesn’t care about anyone but is very perceptive and considerate of Red’s feelings. Her “Get a Life” list is more than a series of tasks and desires, but her chance to rediscover herself after a life-altering experience.
Hibbert notes at the beginning of the book that this story touches on an abusive relationship. She handles the topic with the sensitivity and seriousness it deserves. While the discussion of the physical abuse was only brief in the story, the effects were not. The character spent time processing the emotional effects this relationship had on them throughout the novel.
Get a Life, Chloe Brown is a charming novel because of the undeniable connection between Chloe and Redford. Although there was an obviously passionate physical attraction between them, Hibbert solidifies their emotional chemistry. The characters show each other and readers different sides of themselves. I recommend this story for readers interested in contemporary romance, humor, and multidimensional characters.
Let me know in the comments what you think of this novel or if you are interested in reading it in the future! If you liked this story, you may like The Dating Plan by Sara Desai!