Get a Life, Chloe Brown (Book Review)

Hey y’all! It seems like everybody and their mama has been talking about this book. I’ve been wanting to get more into romance lately and this seemed like the perfect choice with the way people are raving. And let me just start by saying, this book is spicy.

StoryGraph Synopsis

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…

Trigger Warnings: fainting, chronic illness, mention of hospitals, mention of domestic abuse, explicit sex scenes, panic attack

Representation: Black MC, interracial dating, chronic illness, trauma

The Good

This story was so spicy y’all. Like, clutch your pearls, spicy. Like, mouth watering to recover, spicy.

Spicy Gif by 8it

The chemistry between Chloe and Red was off the charts. The sexual tension was just *chef’s kiss* and I couldn’t wait for them to get together. Their relationship progressed really nicely. There was a nice balance of angst, yearning, and their relationship. I just love them together.

I really liked how they talked about their past traumas. It was also super positive towards therapy and I just love that. The way they each grew together was beautiful.

I stayed up until 4:30 AM reading this. Every time I said I’d go to bed, the chapter would end in a way where I just had to keep going. It was so good!

The Not so Good

If you aren’t into reading books with descriptive sex scenes, then this probably won’t be the book for you.

All in All

I absolutely adored this story. I totally see where all the hype is coming from. I haven’t read romances like this in a while but I feel like it was very different from the ones I’ve read before. We really got to know these characters. We got to see their insecurities and see them grow together. It was so beautiful.

5/5 Stars

Have you read Get a Life, Chloe Brown?

Do you have any favorite romances?

What are you currently reading?

Let me know in the comments below, let’s chat!


Author: Rachelle Saint Louis

Rachelle Saint Louis is a Haitian-American writer, born and raised in South Florida. She received a 2018 Silver Medal in the Scholastic Art and Writing Competition for her poem “Red Blood Cell.” She is currently a Psychology and English double major at Florida Atlantic University. Her poetry has been published in Rigorous Magazine. Rachelle has been writing poetry since the 7th grade and you can often find her performing Spoken Word at local open mics.

24 thoughts on “Get a Life, Chloe Brown (Book Review)”

  1. I have heard so many good things about this Brown series, especially among the book bloggers. And your review finally convinced me to add this one to my TBR. Good one!

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  2. Haha it really was spicy!! 😂 I did not expect so many detailed sex scenes but it was nice to read a smut heavy book for a change. I loved how healthy their relationship was, and the banter was sooo good! 🥰

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  3. I really want to read this one. I’ve heard so so many good things about it and the reviews are amazing. I love the sound of the setup. Great review

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