Get a Life, Chloe Brown

The Brown Sisters #1

Talia Hibbert

fiction Contemporary Romance
emotional funny medium-paced

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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 an artist who paints 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…

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Sexual content (17 reviewers), Chronic illness (11 reviewers), Emotional abuse (5 reviewers), Toxic relationship (3 reviewers), Ableism (3 reviewers), Panic attacks/disorders (2 reviewers), Cursing (2 reviewers), Medical trauma (1 reviewer), Physical abuse (1 reviewer), and Fatphobia (1 reviewer)


Toxic relationship (6 reviewers), Chronic illness (6 reviewers), Domestic abuse (5 reviewers), Ableism (4 reviewers), Racism (3 reviewers), Emotional abuse (3 reviewers), Medical content (2 reviewers), Panic attacks/disorders (2 reviewers), Cursing (2 reviewers), Physical abuse (1 reviewer), and Drug use (1 reviewer)


Emotional abuse (13 reviewers), Physical abuse (8 reviewers), Domestic abuse (7 reviewers), Toxic relationship (7 reviewers), Racism (3 reviewers), Drug use (2 reviewers), Panic attacks/disorders (2 reviewers), Chronic illness (1 reviewer), Death (1 reviewer), and Grief (1 reviewer)


funny 83%
lighthearted 77%
emotional 57%
hopeful 48%
inspiring 22%
relaxing 17%
reflective 9%
adventurous 8%
informative 3%
sad 1%
challenging 0%
dark 0%
tense 0%


medium 59%
fast 37%
slow 2%

Strong character development?

Yes: 89% | No: 5% | It's complicated: 4% | N/A: 0%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 91% | It's complicated: 5% | No: 2% | N/A: 0%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 98% | It's complicated: 0% | No: 0%

Flaws of characters centre-stage?

Yes: 84% | It's complicated: 8% | No: 5% | N/A: 1%

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