“Absolutely charming... a flawless balance of humor, heat, sweetness, and depth, and I loved every page.” – Helen Hoang, USA Today bestselling author of The Bride Test
USA TODAY BESTSELLER
A witty, hilarious romantic comedy about a woman who’s tired of being “boring” and recruits her mysterious, sexy neighbor to help her experience new things—perfect for fans of Sally Thorne, Jasmine Guillory, and Helen Hoang!
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…
"This is an extraordinary book, full of love, generosity, kindness and sharp humor." — The New York Times Book Review
*Featured on the TODAY Show! Named a Best Romance of 2019 by Entertainment Weekly, Publishers Weekly, Kirkus, Apple, and Amazon, and Best of November from Essence, Woman's Day, Marie Claire, Buzzfeed, Popsugar, Bustle, Bookish, Bookpage, Entertainment Weekly, and Washington Post*
I love love love this book 🥰 I saw it in my local bookstore and it was the first time I saw a big women in the cover and I was intrigued and the title caught my eye as well. And when I tell you that as soon as I read it took me two days to finish it because I couldn’t stop 😭 it’s so good and I read every now and then because their relationship is so beautiful and the dynamics of the characters and how they help each other grow is astonishing 🥰 15/10 !!!! Amazing highly recommended55
I could go on and on about this book. The romance is so real and raw. The way it shows how love isn’t easy and you have to work on it. The love story shows how you have to build with your partner and love your partner. The love of Chloe and Red has to be hands down on of my favorite because it’s not just about love. It’s about how they were willing to love each other no matter the issues and personal things they faced. Chloe didn’t just get a life she got a love that comes one in a lifetime.55
This book was so witty, cheeky, but had the right amounts of romance and.. Spice 😉. Didn’t disappoint and I would recommend55
I love this book dearly. It took me 4 days to finish. I can’t believe I cried!! And smiled and completely adored these two characters. What a cute little love story. Thank you, Talia.55
It took some time for me to actually get into this book and even when I did it still was just okay to me. This book was overly hyped in my own opinion but that’s MY opinion . I won’t be reading the other series since it was so difficult for me to get through this one.35
Very cute story with lots of funny moments, but this isn’t a fav. If I could rate half stars it’s a solid 3.5. Although very descriptive, it seems unnecessarily wordy at times and that sort of bored me. The book started off a little slow, and progressively got better, but again, not a fav.35
I loved everything about this book. Absolutely amazing. I couldn’t put it down55
I absolutely love this book! Chloe and Red’s journey to love and acceptance made me laugh, cry, swelled my heart, and most importantly gave me hope for a love like this for myself. As a black woman who has múltiple autoimmune diagnosis, Chloe’s day to day, her fears, and internal dialogue rang so true. It felt amazing to see a heroine that represented who I am ♥️55
It was a good book. The only thing that kept catching me off guard was the third person point-of-view. It’s different and no seen a lot in this genres so it was refreshing just a little hard to keep up with.45
I loved this book so much. I read it after I read about the youngest sister Eve in “Act Your Age, Eve Brown” and Talia is consistent in her ability to write well detailed, relatable, steamy, and overall fun love stories. Red and Chloe in this book were equal parts complex, funny, and understandable. I can’t say enough good things and I can’t wait to read more from her!55