Star rating: 5 ⭐/ 5 ⭐
Synopsis: from StoryGraph–
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…
General information: This book was published in November 2019 by Avon.
Holy crap, I loved this book so much! It was funny, emotional, hopeful, and incredibly, incredibly steamy.
It was a solid 5-star romcom for me! I’ve heard great things about this series and I can completely see why now.
I loved Chloe’s character. Her struggles were so relatable, and I thought it was interesting that Hibbert gave her a chronic illness. You so rarely see disabled people as protagonists in fiction, especially romcoms. It was really refreshing! I learned a lot about chronic pain from this book, as well, which I liked.
And Red! Ugh, my heart. He was adorable and lovely and the perfect romcom hero. His struggles were also extremely relatable and realistic. I just wanted to hug him and make him a cup of tea.
I loved the plotline and felt it was perfect for Chloe’s character. Both of them grew so much over the course of this novel, and I love a romcom with good character development.
And did I mention it was steamy? Holy hell. I was reading this book in public at one point and had to put it down before I started blushing! If you like some steam in your romances, I highly recommend it! If you’re the clean romance type, well… this may not be for you.
This is going to be a short review because honestly, I don’t know what to say other than that I loved it! I can’t wait to read the next book in the series!
Content warnings: Chronic illness, mentions of past abusive relationships, sexual content
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