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5 Books to read after Get A Life, Chloe Brown

Updated: Mar 12, 2021

For all those Romance Lovers Seeking Diversity

Well, clearly if you are reading this you have either followed my advice and jumped into the world of Chloe Brown and now need your fix of diverse romance...or you still haven't read it, but you're really close to caving, in which case I might as well give you reading content that will live up to the Talia Hibbert name! With that being said there are a couple of other Hibbert reads on this list because I need to reinforce how good this author is, don't sue me.

BUT, not to fear there are other authors featured as well, so don't get too crazy... with that being said here are the book recs:

1. Take a Hint, Dani Brown- Talia Hibbert

2. Girl Like Her- Talia Hibbert

3. One to Watch- Kate Stayman-London

4. The Bride Test- Helen Hoang

5. Never Have I Ever - Mhairi McFarlane


Take a Hint, Dani Brown | Talia Hibbert

Ok, I know this is low-key cheating, BUT you really should read the 2nd book in the Brown Sister series. I might even argue that it is better than the Chloe Brown book. I know, I'm shocked too! But, I love how confident Dani is in herself and her intelligence without needing to bring others down. The non-toxic energy of this couple and their ability to understand how to tackle tough issues such as loss and toxic masculinity made me swoon!

If you love books about diverse characters that are loving, non-toxic and supportive of each other, than you'll love this book. If you want to believe in love again, please give this a read!

Ebook & Audiobook Available on: Libby*

Girl Like Her | Talia Hibbert

Another Talia Hibbert rec, are you even surprised? What I love about Hibbert's writing is that every character that she creates are all distinct from each other, but feel familiar all the same. They all represent different types of underrepresented characters in books and she does this in a thoughtful and inclusive way.

In Girl Like Her, Ruth although similar to Chloe (they are both homebodies who prefer to have a chill night at home), has a very deep love for comic books and lives in a town with small-minded people that show disdain towards her, while still seeming to not know how to mind their own business! The only person truly willing to get to know Ruth in this small town seems to be Evan, the new blacksmith in town, who also seems to have a kind heart, killer cooking skills, and a face Liam Hemsworth would be envious of. This novel will make you re-learn what it means to be chased, and that maybe just maybe, it's better to build a relationship on friendship and good comic books, rather than the thrill of the chase.

E-book Available on: Hoopla*

One to Watch | Kate Stayman-London

Similar to Chloe, Bea embraces her body shape with confidence and self-love, regardless of what the haters think! Bea is a fashion icon and isn't afraid to own up to her mistakes, just as much as she isn't afraid to call people out for their B.S.! If you enjoy romances with a diverse cast of characters and a little bit of reality television thrown into the mix, you'll love One to Watch!

One to Watch was a book I wasn't expecting to enjoy as much as I did! I have to admit that I am addicted to the Bachelor franchise and understand the controversy of the series, but at the end of the day, trash T.V. is what gives me a bit of escapism in life and their are bigger fish to fry! But with that being said, I really enjoyed how this book recreated that universe and I really enjoyed reading about the different characters in this book and how they interacted with Bea on the show fictionalized in this book "Main Squeeze". I was genuinely pleasantly surprised by some of the contestants in this book and how much I grew to care for them. Definitely recommend if you are looking to escape the disaster that is Clare's season of The Bachelor, a major yikes if you ask me...

E-book & Audiobook Available on: Libby*

The Bride Test | Helen Hoang

This novel will warm your heart and make you believe that any of your goals are possible!

Similar to Chloe Brown, Esme is able to do anything she sets her mind to regardless of the obstacles present. Esme travels to California from Vietnam to see how she can create a better future for her family. And, although she doesn't do this exactly how she imagined she would, through an arranged marriage, she decides to take this opportunity regardless of how crazy it may seem.

Although, Khai and Esme's love is a part of this story, Esme's ability to find herself is truly the heart of this book. She is brave and fearless with an ability to do whatever she sets her heart and mind on, regardless of the obstacles at stake, and on her own no less! Khai's journey to love Esme was both vulnerable and heartwarming with a couple of bumps in the road, but his caring nature shines throughout regardless of his unintended mistakes. If you are looking to get out of a reading slump, this book is the answer!

E-book & Audiobook Available on: Libby*

Never Have I Ever | Mhairi McFarlane

This novel will be a bit of a sad read at the beginning, but I promise that after you get through the first 100 pages of heartbreak from a decade long relationship, the story picks up with a classic fake dating scenario. I don't know about you, but I love a good fake dating love story and I will not apologize for my love of this trope, no matter how many of you tell me otherwise!

Laurie, the protagonist of this novel is truly put through the ringer in this book and although her life is not going the way she thought it would in her 30s, she might actually be heading to a better future than she anticipated with the help of her playboy office colleague Jamie. Jamie is an ambitious lawyer with a heartbreaker reputation and seems to be perfect fake boyfriend material, even if there may be more to him than his bad boy ways. I enjoyed seeing the relationship build between Laurie and Jaime, especially since they really do start out as friends at first. The office politics in this law firm where an interesting element to this story and the ability for these characters to be vulnerable with each other with their past and current obstacles was a pleasure to read. This book is for anyone who wants to read about finding happiness after a major heartbreak through friendship, career advancement and finding the strength to accept that sometimes what is expected from you, isn't what is going to fulfill you.

E-book Available on: Libby (Audiobook on Hoopla)*


I hope you enjoy these recommendations as much as I did sharing them with you! I really could not put any of these books down and found that what I loved about them the most is there focus on providing examples of love that were healthy and addressed toxic behaviors that we have seemed to normalize in society, but are frowned upon in these books. Well, with that I will see you next week with an October Wrap-up, so look forward to that!

Until then, Keep it Authentic!


*these apps are free resources provided by U.S. libraries

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