My Two Cents…
This is not your average RomCom. It isn’t all light hearted and full of fluff, instead it is very emotional and very steamy! 🔥 This being said the language and romance is not for the faint hearted.
Chloe Brown is a feisty, independent woman who is battling fibromyalgia and the pain and struggles that come with the disease. Even though she is often in pain, she is still snarky, hilarious, full of life, and not at all ashamed of her curvy, full figure.
As she and Red meet and explore their relationship, their banter made me laugh out loud and off-set seriousness of Chloe’s health issues. I thoroughly enjoyed the dynamic of their relationship and the overall diversity and emotional depth of the book.
The only negative I would have is that I listened to this and I wish there had been a male narrator for Red’s character because the single narrator left a lot to be desired and took away from feeling truly submerged in the story.
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…