"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.
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…"
This may be one of the most adorable books that I've read in a really long time! I enjoyed it so much that I found myself grinning at my e-reader at times. Because I'm that person apparently and this book was also that good. Let's start off by talking about Chloe and how much of an enjoyable character she was. Because you just don't see (in my experience at least) main characters that are not only diverse but also that have a chronic illness which isn't glossed over. Let me be the first person to say that I cannot speak to any of the above as I'm neither of these two things. I cannot speak to the accuracy but I can speak to how this book made me feel - and it made me feel so good! It was a nice change of pace to read a book where the chronic illness wasn't the point of the story but it was an important factor and was acknowledged throughout the entire book. Chloe has good days and she has bad days with her illness and this felt real to me. I'm sure that her experiences and symptoms are not the same as everyone that has fibromyalgia and that's okay. I just feel like this book helped to shine a light (however big or small) on what life is like for individuals living with chronic illnesses. And then we had a character like Red who was just perfection as well. Red's got some major relationship issues thanks to a past relationship but that doesn't stop him from being just about the most adorable love interest that I've ever had the pleasure of reading about. And the chemistry between these two was just complete perfection! Okay, I'm going to get slightly spoiler-ey here so if you aren't here for that move on to next paragraph. I do have to also say here how much I enjoyed the fact that the relationship between Chloe and Red developed naturally without any huge misunderstandings or angst. Yes, there is a few blips here and there but they were minor looking back which just really fit my reading mood perfectly. I enjoy an angsty romance when I'm in the right mood but I didn't feel like this book was that which I really appreciated (because apparently that is NOT what I wanted without even knowing it).
Overall, I read this one with a smile on my face which should tell you everything that you need to know. I even found myself highlighting passages on my e-reader (which I hardly ever do) because the writing was just perfection. It was the perfect blend of humor and adorableness all rolled into one really great book! I'm really excited that this is my first book by Talia Hibbert because it won't be my last! I actually already have one of her other books on my e-reader but then when I finished this one I realized that it was beginning a series. AND I AM HERE FOR ALL OF THE BOOKS in this series! Like seriously! I cannot wait to see what else she comes up with next! I would recommend this book to fans of romance, contemporary romance, rom com readers, and just those that enjoy a really adorable book with a nice steam factor. An easy book for me to recommend!
Bottom Line: A really great book that I couldn't help but enjoy from the very first page!
Disclosure: I received a copy of this book thanks to the publisher and NetGalley. Honest thoughts are my own.