Get a Life Chloe Brown Review + Blitzed | Mini Reviews

January 21, 2020 | Posted by Victoria in Book Reviews, Multi-Reviews | 2 Comments

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Get a Life Chloe Brown Review + Blitzed | Mini Reviewsby Talia Hibbert
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication Date: November 5, 2019 by Avon
Format: eARC
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5 Stars
Source: Publisher via Edelweiss

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 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…

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

I’ve read a few of Talia Hibbert’s books in the last few years and loved pretty much all of them, so I was super excited to read Get a Life Chloe Brown. Hibbert writes the best characters and the best banter and Chloe Brown was no exception. 

“That’s not me. I can cook, and right now, you can’t. So I’m doing it for you because that’s how people should behave; they should fill in each other’s gaps.”

There was so much hype surrounding this book, and it’s all warranted. This novel follows Chloe Brown, who had a near death experience and realizes that she’s not living, she’s just letting life pass her by. After this experience she decides to live a little and do things that scare her, and one of these things is living on her own. After moving out of her parents home and into her apartment, she meets Red, the superintendent of the building. The two get off on the wrong foot and are kind of snippy with each other, until they spend more time together and actually get to know one another.

In Chloe Brown, Chloe has fibromyalgia, and while I can’t speak to how accurate the representation is personally, I have read many own voices reviews that say it’s accurate. I also believe that the writing is own voices. I think it’s so important that readers get to see themselves in stories, and am glad that Chloe Brown is a book that so many people are seeing themselves and their experiences.

“Most people had trouble accepting the fact that Chloe was ill. Fibromyalgia and chronic pain were invisible afflictions, so they were easy to dismiss. Eve was healthy, so she would never feel Chloe’s bone-deep exhaustion, her agonizing headaches or the shooting pains in her joints, the fevers and confusion, the countless side effects that came from countless medications.”

Not only was this book well written and with good representation, but it’s also hilarious, and a beautiful love story! I love Chloe’s sense of humor, and reading about her saving a cat and then bonding with the cat. Also, Red and Chloe’s relationship was great. I was very intrigued by Red, and loved learning about him and who he is. Both characters were scared to initially trust each other because they were hurt in the past, but over time they started opening up with one another. I really love how much they care for each other and how they encourage and help each other. Anytime Chloe’s pain is higher than usual, Red is there for her and does what he can to help her because he cares.

“Her excuse…is that he’s so hot, he short-circuits her little robot brain.”

Overall Chloe Brown is a great book from Talia Hibbert, and I can’t wait to read the rest of the series and about Chloe’s sisters!

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Get a Life Chloe Brown Review + Blitzed | Mini Reviewsby Alexa Martin
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication Date: December 3, 2019 Format: eARC
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4.5 Stars
Source: Publisher via Netgalley

Maxwell has finally met an opponent that he can't best in this new football romance from the author of Fumbled.

According to Brynn Larson, Maxwell Lewis is more trouble than he's worth. She doesn't care if he's a football god with a rock-hard body that brings most women to their knees. After an encounter that ends poorly, she's not interested in giving him a second chance. The last thing Brynn expects is for him to turn up at her bar months later, hat in hand. It doesn't matter if he brings more customers to her business--she's still not going on a date with him.

Maxwell knows he made a mistake. He'd been waiting to make his move on Brynn since the day he laid eyes on her and he was finally ready to go for it until he screwed up. He wishes he could tell her the truth about what happened that night, but he just can't. He can't tell anyone, so he'll make amends and hope she'll forgive him.

Brynn's not like other women, though. Playing for the Mustangs doesn't impress her and gifts make her scoff. Max will have to bring his A game if he hopes to win her over.

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Each time I read an Alexa Martin book, I enjoy it more than the last. Seriously, I said that Fumbled was my favorite of her books, but now it’s definitely Blitzed. I love Alexa Martin’s writing style, her humor, and her characters, and will read whatever she publishes!

Blitzed is the third book in Martin’s Playbook series and follows Brynn, the owner of HERS a bar run by women for women, and Maxwell a player for the Mustangs. This novel can technically be read as a standalone since it features a different couple than the previous two books, but I highly recommend reading all the books in the series. When I picked up the book, it took me a few chapters to get into it because it’s been a while since I read the last book, so when I was thrown into conversations with characters from previous books, it took me a minute to remember who everyone was and get fully immersed into the story.

Okay, so Brynn’s bar sounds so cool, and definitely a place I’d go hangout with my friends. It’s a bar by women for women and sounds like such a fun place with such a fun vibe. I love that HERS was such a big part of the story, we got so many glimpses of it in the previous two books, and in Blitzed it really got it’s time to shine.

“It’s my baby! I conceived it. I labored it. I birthed it. Plus side, HERS doesn’t pee on me and I don’t have to worry about sending it to therapy in twenty years.”

There was so much I loved about this book. Both Brynn and Maxwell were amazing, independently and together. I loved Brynn’s sense of humor, how weird she was, and how she was so completely herself. I do wish we got to know Maxwell a little better. I feel like I connect more with stories when we get both points of view, so not having Maxwell’s made me a little sad. I also really loved how Martin writes female friendships. She’s done it in all her books, but it really stood out to me here because it was so obvious to see that all the women care about each other, and are always going out of their way to help each other out.

My one complaint is that I wish the stuff at the end was written differently, and had more time to be explored. It felt kind of thrown in there and I wish there would have been more dialogue about it.

Overall I loved Blitzed. I loved getting to know Brynn better, and getting glimpses of characters from previous books. I don’t know if there will be more books in this series, but I do know that I’ll read whatever Alexa Martin publishes next!

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2 responses to “Get a Life Chloe Brown Review + Blitzed | Mini Reviews

  1. Livia

    I finished listening to Get A Life, Chloe Brown on Sunday afternoon. The audiobook narrator was fantastic at enhancing what was a very unique story to me. I’m glad you enjoyed it as well, yay🤗

  2. I wasn’t crazy about the “misunderstanding” between Brynn and Maxwell or how she handled it, but I still enjoyed Blitzed. I loved that the Lady Mustangs took center stage in that one. I adored Chloe Brown! Red and Chloe were fabulous and the whole story was just wonderful

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