Talia Hibbert, one of contemporary romance’s brightest new stars, delivers 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 glamourous 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…


   Life is a roller coaster and when you live with pain twenty-four-seven it is hard to explain to others what emotions of anger, worry, and discord does to your body on top of the pain.  Then you add everyday life it can be trying.  You never take your good days for granted.  You cherish them with everything you got.
     So, when Chloe sees her life flash before her eyes, she sees that she had stopped living when she had a bad medical crisis in her life where she almost didn’t make it cause her autoimmune disease.  Basically, causing her to get overly tired by taxing her muscles and joints to attack her body lowering her immune systems up to colds, flu, and pneumonia.
     She had given her disease all the power to keep her from trying to do al the things she loved.  Losing out on friends and relationships.  She wanted to make a life of unknown and new possibilities exciting new things to her to try.  Some may be very exciting, and some may tank.  And that is okay. 
     She may hurt like hell the next one to three or more days.  But that’s a chance and her new norm and she is ready to face it.  She is willing to live with the here and now in order to experience new things it may mean being high on drugs to keep the pain at bay, but she would do it to experience new things.
     Her list may seem simple and unadventurous to most who read it but for her a child of privilege for one.  And two, for a person who has been gripped by her disease and fear it’s a lot.  There’s no time limit so she has time to reach it but the sooner the better.
     Chloe’s life takes you through her journey which she solicits her superintendent which she was sure hated her.  She asks Red, to help her.  Red is his own torched soul.  A gifted painter in hiding.  He and Chloe rub each other the wrong way. 
     At first, they snipe at each other but when he sees she is a woman in pain in more ways than one.  He is there for her because what he thought was a woman being snobbish, like his ex, is a woman lashing out because her level of hurt could only take so much.
     There are several fun moments and some tense ones too.  I loved that neither were perfect characters in mind, body, or spirit.  Yet, they were made for each other.  I give this: 4 stars.  Provided by  Follow us at

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