Get a Life, Chloe Brown is such a sweet and touching story. It follows Chloe Brown, a young web designer struggling with fibromyalgia. In the wake of a near-death experience, Chloe makes herself a list to “get a life”, including items like moving out of her parent’s house, go camping, and have meaningless sex. After moving into an apartment, Chloe meets, and butt heads with, her new super, Red. While Red gets on her last nerve, Chloe eventually enlists him in her get a life plan. But as the two hit it off, they both realize there is more to them than meets the eye, and they struggle to work through their unique baggage.
I found Get A Life Chloe Brown to be an unexpected gem. It started off slow and mainly focused on Chloe and her quest to have a life for herself. It’s told in alternating perspectives between Chloe and Red. I loved both Chloe and Reed as characters. They were both so unique and sweet in their own way. They were characters you desperately wanted to root for, even as they made annoying mistakes. Chloe is incredibly feisty and stubborn, even through dealing with her illness.
This was a very cute and light read. Although it does have some heavy topics, including chronic pain and abuse, the content is largely light in nature, focusing on the relationship between the two main characters. I’ve seen a number of reviews compare this to the Kiss Quotient and I think that’s accurate – two broken people, each with their own unique baggage, finding each other through strange circumstances.