This book was so dang cute!! I was instantly drawn in by the language Talia uses. Just incredible. Amazing. Adorable. Relatable yet so intelligent and thoughtful. It was just so quirky and it instantly drew me into the whole story. If this is how Hibbert always writes, I will read everything she creates. Seriously.
But about that story! I loved it! The story was really dynamic and covered a lot that made this romance a lot more than skin deep. Chloe Brown struggles with fibromyalgia, or chronic pain. The effects of this condition have effectively pushed away near everyone of her friends, and left only her close family to care for her. Now, after a near death experience, she realizes how boring and unsatisfying her life has become, and sets out to complete a list of items she believe will make her more interesting: her “get a life” list. Artist Redford “Red” Morgan is superintendent of the new flat Chloe has moved herself into, and he despises her for reasons she can’t understand. After an abusive relationship with an upper class woman, he’s set against liking Chloe Brown. But he’s just the person to help her with this list!
The banter and the cuteness between these two is just too much to take. I want more! (On a related note, I can’t wait for the sequels…I was so excited to learn there are sequels!!!). I think the incredible dialogue and narration is tribute to Talia’s incredible voice.
The characters are what really sold me on this story, I think. Just like the story, the characters are incredibly dynamic and complex, especially when compared to other contemporary romance authors’. They make mention of the idea that two people who are right for each other should fill in all each others empty spots – whatever you can’t be, the other person is. And this trope is pretty common and you hear it a lot in this genre, but this is the first time I read it and I could realistically see how the author made it true. Most characters never even reach a depth that make them capable of being their partner’s opposite. You hear the phrase or the concept and you’re left doubtful because you don’t even quite understand these people. I had no such problem with Get a Life, Chloe Brown. It was smart and extremely well-written.
I highly, highly, highly recommend Get a Life. I will be looking for Hibbert’s next release this summer, that’s for sure.
An advance copy of Get a Life, Chloe Brown was provided to me by the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.