Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert
Every now and then, I hear about a book several months in advance, see the hype around it, pre-order it based on the blurb, and hope it will live up to the hype. Not all books do. But I can happily report that Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert does indeed deliver on what the hype promises.
A plus-sized heroine with the mother of all to-do lists
She is a Black Briton who happens to be plus-sized, from a wealthy background and dealing with chronic pain and exhaustion due to fibromyalgia. Because of this, she’s lost many friends, retreated from everyday life and built many walls around her as a defense mechanism.
Her sisters challenge her to get a life and start living again. That’s where the To-Do List comes in. It’s intended to help her take the plunge and get back something close to what she once had – a thriving social life and maybe even a love life.
But she needs a little help, and she coerces Red, the very handsome but a tad bit gun-shy superintendent of the building where she lives to be her partner in crime…or, better said, getting a life.
Relatable characters and great pacing
I’m a stickler when it comes to fiction. Doesn’t matter if it’s romance or literary fiction, I want well-defined characters with whom I can empathize. I also want character arcs that make sense. The characters in Get a Life, Chloe Brown—from the main characters to the secondary ones—are engaging, relatable and so much fun to read about that you really don’t want the story to end.
I’m also picky about pacing. I hate when stories sag in the middle. Yes, as an author, I know that the middles are often the most difficult part of novels to write. But I can happily say that the middle does NOT sag. The pacing doesn’t lag. It keeps the reader wanting to know what will happen next as Chloe and Red work on ticking off items on her Get a Life list.
Add it to your #1click list
I really enjoyed reading Talia Hibbert’s Get a Life, Chloe Brown and I think you will too. It’s fun, relatable, and has some rather sexy moments. So, if you need a break and want to escape with a good book, grab a copy today.
I can’t wait to read Talia Hibbert’s next book, which I hear will be about one of Chloe’s sisters. So if there’s one book to add to your #1click list this week, make it this one.
A definite 5-star read. Highly recommended.
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