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Get a Life, Chloe Brown: A Novel

Get a Life, Chloe Brown: A Novel

by Talia Hibbert

Narrated by Adjoa Andoh

Unabridged — 10 hours, 41 minutes

Talia Hibbert
Get a Life, Chloe Brown: A Novel

Get a Life, Chloe Brown: A Novel

by Talia Hibbert

Narrated by Adjoa Andoh

Unabridged — 10 hours, 41 minutes

Talia Hibbert

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Overview

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 thingsperfect 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 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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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly

★ 07/22/2019

Chronically ill Chloe Brown’s near-death experience is the catalyst for a thrilling, life-altering adventure that will keep readers riveted. Chloe, living but not thriving in present-day England, is on her daily walk when a car just misses crashing into her. Realizing life’s too short for her to settle for her boring routine, she creates a list of ways to change her life—starting with moving out of her family’s home and into her own apartment, and working up to traveling the world—but discovers that she needs a little push to follow through. Enter her new building superintendent, Redford “Red” Morgan, a tough guy with a heart of gold and a hidden artistic talent. Their relationship begins antagonistically, but the more time they spend together, with Red coaching Chloe through her list, the more sparks fly. It’s quickly clear that the question isn’t whether they’ll get together but whether they can overcome their past traumas to turn their fling into something that will last. Chloe is a fantastic heroine with a refreshing voice; she’s understandably prickly given all she goes through as a black, overweight, disabled woman, but that edge doesn’t make her any less endearing to Red or the reader. She feels real and so do her struggles. Red is also dynamic and fascinating. Both characters need to change their lives and stand up for themselves, and readers will find them inspiring. Best of all, the romance is sizzling hot. This contemporary is a page-turning winner. Agent: Courtney Miller-Callihan, Handspun Literary. (Nov.)

Refinery 29 (Best Books of November 2019)

"poised to be a hit."

Hello Giggles (8 Best New Books to Read in November)

"Don’t miss this sweet contemporary romance..."

Bookish

We guarantee at the end of Talia Hibbert’s latest, you’ll be swooning over the love story and inspired by Chloe to write your very own Get a Life list.

Entertainment Weekly (20 Books to Read in November)

"Charming... Will sparks fly? You bet."

Popsugar (15 New Books Worth Obsessing Over in November)

"If you love rom-coms, this incredibly charming novel  will sweep you off your feet." 

Marie Claire (16 Best Fall Book Releases)

If you liked Jasmine Guillroy’s The Proposal, you’ll love Talia Hibbert’s Get A Life, Chloe Brown.

Washington Post (18 Books to Read This Fall)

“refreshingly real... sparks fly.”

Essence (15 Books You'll Want to Snuggle Up With This Fall)

"sharp and sexy... [a] fun ride."

Booklist (starred review)

Will readers giggle at the cuteness of the banter and weep at the emotional truths that are thrown down as Chloe realizes it’s not her list that matters, and Red realizes Chloe is helping him get a life, too? Absolutely. Is this book what the word “charming” was invented for? Probably. This interracial romance with a disabled heroine is an #OwnVoices treat that will satisfy readers who love a cinnamon-roll hero and love scenes that scorch the dang pages. “

SheReads.com (Best Romance Novels of 2019)

"I loved this story! Chloe is a kick-butt female character who speaks her mind and doesn’t rely on anyone – even though she suffers from a chronic illness. Her strength and humor shine throughout the novel, making her extremely likable. Her chemistry with Red, her apartment superintendent, is off the charts – this enemies-to-lovers romance is full of steam... what starts as a silly adventure turns into a very sweet, tender love story. I devoured this one in just one day – would definitely recommend."

Entertainment Weekly

"a fizzy, intoxicating sense of humor that bubbles off the page. Her characters are vital in both their pain and their pleasure, their vibrancy an infusion of life and laughter that is an infectious delight... Hibbert’s novel is a life-affirming, soul-searching, beautiful gem of a book that should be required reading for anyone in search of their own happily-ever-after. It’s a resounding, triumphant testament to the power of healing, the beauty of love, and the essential nature of compassion. May we all get a life, and a love, like Chloe Brown."

Essence

"we are in for a real treat...you'll get lost in the hilarious yarn"

Washington Post

"Hibbert joins important voices in contemporary romance (Helen Hoang comes to mind) who write steamy page-turners where the characters look nothing like they did a generation ago — and that’s a wonderful thing. Go ahead and push pause on your own life to get to know Chloe Brown."

Mindbodygreen.com ( 5 Books You Won't Be Able To Put Down This November)

"A fun and life-affirming romp, this book will make you want to get out there and experience the most of your days, regardless of your circumstances." 

NPR.org

“Get a Life, Chloe Brown is a tour-de-force romance that tackles tough problems like insecurity and chronic pain while still delivering a laugh-out-loud love story full of poignant revelations about human nature... But what gives this story its depth is Hibbert's voice — you live each character's pain, joy, laughter, love, longing. And when Red Morgan and Chloe Brown get into your head — good grief — there's nothing like it.

Smart Bitches

Get a Life, Chloe Brown saw my expectations’ proffered hand and kissed it gently, and then proceeded to charm their pants off. …  Looking for a book to hand to a newish romance reader? Pick this one. As hilarious as it is heartbreaking, Get a Life, Chloe Brown is a fantastic way to show new readers all that contemporaries can be.”

KJ Charles

A pure exuberant delight. I loved this book... It’s also hilarious—Chloe in particular has a gloriously sardonic perception of the world—and it bounces along, and it will just make you feel better. Exactly what a romance should be.

Charlotte Stein

[An] awesome book, so full of heart and warmth and feels!

Kerry Winfrey

I just finished and loved GET A LIFE, CHLOE BROWN... witty banter abounds and the ending was so emotional I almost cried! I can’t wait to read everything else Talia Hibbert writes.

Andie J. Christopher

I just finished GET A LIFE, CHLOE BROWN by Talia Hibbert. My heart is full, and my pants are full of pants feeling for one Triumph-riding, painter, ginger named Red. So so so so good.

Lucy Parker

With wit, biting humour and moments of extreme poignancy, Talia Hibbert brings to life a heroine whose courage and tenacity leaps off the page... Get A Life, Chloe Brown is funny, sexy, and intensely romantic, highly recommended for any contemporary romance reader, but especially for the many of us who, like Chloe, navigate life through the lens and under the weight of an invisible illness.

Carrie Ann Ryan

Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert was clever, sweet, sexy, and brilliant. It made me cry but in the best ways. Seeing a heroine with a similar disease to my own fall in love and be happy was everything.

Naima Simone

GET A LIFE, CHLOE BROWN was one of my most anticipated books of 2019, and it delivered! Beautiful writing, laugh out loud funny, a truly unique and memorable hero and heroine and a romance that is raw, real and passionate. This goes on my permanent keeper shelf!

Meg Cabot

“Talia Hibbert is a rockstar! Her writing is smart, funny, and sexy, but most importantly, she'll make you fall in love with her sweetly imperfect characters, who are so real you’ll wish you could give them all a hug.” 

Helen Hoang

Absolutely charming. GET A LIFE, CHLOE BROWN is a flawless balance of humor, heat, sweetness, and depth, and I loved every page.

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USA Today Bestselling author

GET A LIFE, CHLOE BROWN was one of my most anticipated books of 2019, and it delivered! Beautiful writing, laugh out loud funny, a truly unique and memorable hero and heroine and a romance that is raw, real and passionate. This goes on my permanent keeper shelf!

Library Journal

★ 11/01/2019

After a scary incident causes Chloe Brown's life to flash before her eyes, she's relieved but also angry that there wasn't much worth remembering. Spurred into action, the chronically ill computer programmer devises a plan to move forward. Getting out on her own is first on the list, a step that puts her in the path of grumpy artist Redford "Red" Morgan. Red isn't keen on Chloe, assuming she couldn't possibly appreciate his painting career, his tattoos, and his motorcycle. But then a cute little grey cat brings the two eye to eye, and sparks fly. Red just might be the perfect person to encourage Chloe to confront her challenges, and Chloe the one to help Red find his own self-worth again. VERDICT This stunning romance tackles important topics, such as living with disability and surviving emotional abuse, without ever getting bogged down in despair. Hibbert's prose sparkles, and the heat is high, making this new series launch, the author's first with a mainstream publisher, perfect for fans of Tessa Bailey's "Hot & Hammered" series or Helen Hoang's The Kiss Quotient. Hibbert's extensive self-published backlist, especially the "Ravenswood" series, can fill demand while readers wait for her next "Brown Sisters" book.—Elizabeth Gabriel, Milwaukee P.L.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940170096787
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 03/03/2022
Series: Brown Sisters Series , #1
Edition description: Unabridged

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