Here is a little about the book:
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 six directives to help her “Get a Life”, and she’s already completed the first: finally moving out of her glamourous 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…
Oh Chloe Brown, reading about your life made mine so much better. Really, it did. This was one of the most amazing books I’ve read this year. Truly. People know I love romcoms, and I gush over them constantly, but this one was so much more wrapped in such a sexy little package.
Chloe Brown is a chronically ill work from home computer geek who after a “near death” experience decides its time to “get a life.” A lifelong list maker, Chloe has her list down to 7 things that will make her life less boring, but she needs help. Enter Red.
Redford Morgan is the sexy superintendent at the new apartment Chloe has just moved into, and although he is a whole lotta eye candy, he really just rubs Chloe the wrong way. After he kindly assists Chloe out of an awkward situation in the courtyard, she enlists him to assist her in completing her tasks. The kindhearted man that he is, Red agrees, even though Chloe gets under his skin. Red, with his own personal demons, starts to help Chloe tackle her “list of new things to try” only to find that both he and Chloe start to get under each other’s skin in a whole totally different way. For Chloe, being “rubbed the wrong way” might not exactly be so wrong, and Red’s rough exterior doesn’t seem so bad.
HERE’S SOME THINGS I TOOK FROM IT: Chloe Brown suffers from chronic pain. I’ve not read a romcom that centers around a main character who deals with such a commonly well known disease, and addresses it so well. I have RA, I suffer from autoimmune disease. To read Chloe’s thoughts and emotions and what a routine day is like living with this disease, and have Ms.Hibbert be so SPOT ON just blew me away. The pain, the stiffness, the exhaustion, the meds, and most importantly the friend issues Chloe experienced, REALLY DOES HAPPEN. This brilliantly sweet and fun romantic story written around someone who suffers from chronic pain just magnifies the believability and realistic essence these characters have.
She also touches on abusive relationships. Not all abuse is physical, it can be emotional. Not all abuse comes from men, it can come from women too. When the relationship ends, things just don’t all go away. Talia touches on this just enough to let the readers know “hey, we know its out there, we hear you.” Thank You, Talia Hibbert. Thank You.
Let’s not go without saying there’s a little spice in this book. It’s not 50 Shades spicy or anything, and certainly not in excess so don’t worry. But there is enough in there that when you hit those sections you may want to tilt your book away from the guy next to you on the train in case he tries to see what you’re reading. I promise you, you will walk away with a smile on your face with this read.
My Rating 5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Phenomenal!
Thank you to Harper Collins, Avon Books, Edelweiss Plus and Talia Hibbert for my gifted copy of this book for my honest and unbiased review.
About the Author
Talia Hibbert is a Black British author who lives in a bedroom full of books. Supposedly, there is a world beyond that room, but she has yet to drum up enough interest to investigate.
She writes steamy, diverse romance because she believes that people of marginalised identities need honest and positive representation. Her interests include makeup, junk food, and unnecessary sarcasm.
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