Get A Life, Chloe Brown

Get A Life, Chloe Brown

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Large Print - 2020 | Large print edition., Unabridged.
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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.."--
Publisher: Waterville, ME : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2020.
Edition: Large print edition., Unabridged.
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9781432877361
1432877364
Branch Call Number: HIBBE
Characteristics: 491 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
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JessicaGma Jan 09, 2020

An excellent adversaries to lovers style of book, Chloe Brown and Red both have their baggage, which made this one more realistic. I approve of the diversity here, as well as using a protagonist with chronic disease which is rarely seen. And it was also a nice touch to have Red suffering from bei... Read More »


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This movie was an absolute delight and I am loving that more and more contemporary romances written about real people and miscommunication is not used as a plot device.

JCLHebahA Jun 22, 2020

This book left me smiling. I enjoyed both protagonists: Chloe, who is curvy, cranky, and in chronic pain from fibromyalgia, and Red, a sensitive painter dealing with the aftermath of an emotionally abusive relationship. Steam level on par with average romances - not fade to black but not erotica either.

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jsbrock84
Jun 17, 2020

I really enjoyed this romantic comedy! Chloe, the main character, reminded me of myself in alot of ways, which made the story very relatable. Pick up and read if you enjoy an easy read.

JessicaGma Jan 09, 2020

An excellent adversaries to lovers style of book, Chloe Brown and Red both have their baggage, which made this one more realistic. I approve of the diversity here, as well as using a protagonist with chronic disease which is rarely seen. And it was also a nice touch to have Red suffering from being in an emotionally abusive relationship - it happens! It's a delight of a book.

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jeffreyochsner
Jan 05, 2020

I had never heard of this book, but it was a Peak Pick at my library, and it sounded like fun. The book cover begins:

“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.”

Other items on the list include ride a motorcycle, go camping, travel the world with nothing but hand luggage, and have meaningless but thoroughly enjoyable sex.

Meanwhile, the superintendent of her apartment complex is Redford “Red” Morgan, who has tremendous sex appeal and a motorcycle. He is also a talented artist who has disappeared from public view.

So they each have their strengths and weaknesses, and they are strongly attracted to each other. The story is fairly predictable, but it is a fun ride.

One of my favorite parts of this book was when Chloe rescues a cat from a tree, and then Red has to rescue both her and the cat. Because Chloe has fibromyalgia, she runs out of energy and strength when she overdoes. She is also pretty geeky. But she is likeable and so is Red.

This book is not appropriate for young teens because there are explicit sexual fantasies and explicit sex.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Dec 05, 2019

Super popular book right now, a lot of people have really enjoyed the book. Diverse and all. For me it was good but having unique and less common types of people did not really make it better for me. I did not really feel the author mention the secondary characters as well as I would have liked. I was anticipating for some heart tightening pain and excitement got none. Also to mention there was a lot of VERY descriptive sexual content. It was really explicit. I had no clue so it was a bit of a surprise, made it kind of hard to read in some part. Rating: 3/5
- @TreeHugger of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board

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ryner
Dec 03, 2019

Chloe is a quirky, successful, young web designer who lives with a number of chronic issues that complicate her health. The presence of the irritating handyman in her apartment complex at the most inopportune moments does little to improve her moods. Redford is a once-promising artist who's since lost his mojo, and is only moonlighting as a superintendent until he can locate it again. It is unfortunate/fortunate (ha!), then, that the one person who should happen by as Chloe is precariously perched on a tree branch in pursuit of a cat is that vexing Red!

Oh, wow, this was an adorable romance. Any seasoned reader knows that though they start out adversaries, these two will eventually get together. Happily, for a romance novel, their relationship progresses believably and feels 99% uncontrived. Delightful!

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RosaReads2
Nov 29, 2019

Wow, did I ever love these characters. In spite of or possibly due to Chloe's medical issues, she was an amazingly strong heroine and only gained more strength as the story progressed. Red was also fantastic and I absolutely loved his internal musing and brow-beating. The banter between the H/h was also top-notch. In fact, I found the story dialogue heavy, which I appreciate, but also found that it did slow the pacing at times. Overall, I enjoyed the compelling story line and the author's "voice." From the little time spent with secondary characters, I'm definitely anticipating the next book in the series.

IndyPL_MarianneK Nov 18, 2019

As well as being a cute a sassy contemporary romance with great supporting characters, this is also a realistic depiction of life with fibromyalgia.

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