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When Chloe Adams' fiance dumps her---the night before their wedding---two girlfriends from her book group decide a little adventure is in order for the three of them. After all, why let a perfectly good honeymoon cruise go to waste?Adventure? Chloe Adams? No way! Chloe's lived in one town her whole life. The closest she's ever gotten to actual adventures is reading about tWhen Chloe Adams' fiance dumps her---the night before their wedding---two girlfriends from her book group decide a little adventure is in order for the three of them. After all, why let a perfectly good honeymoon cruise go to waste?Adventure? Chloe Adams? No way! Chloe's lived in one town her whole life. The closest she's ever gotten to actual adventures is reading about them. But her girlfriends won't take no for an answer.One good adventure calls for another as Chloe's friends try to coax her out of her post-dumping funk, and soon she finds herself living out the adventures in her book club's latest selections. Hiking. Sailing. River rafting. Traveling to new places and eating exotic food. The play-it-safe Chloe begins to blossom into a new, daring Chloe. A Chloe who just might be ready to take on her biggest adventure of all ...Laura Jensen Walker has a knack for quirky heroines and real-life humor. In Chloe, she's created another memorable character who will live on in readers' hearts....

Title : Daring Chloe
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ISBN : 9780310276968
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 335 Pages
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Daring Chloe Reviews

  • Jerry
    2018-12-29 21:53

    Okay, so, I'm not the target audience for this book; still, I often enjoy novels like this...and this one was really great! With allusions to classic literature and a page-turning story, this one definitely drew me in. Plus, the story doesn't fall into the same trap that almost all of the books I've read in this genre dive into headfirst! I need to check out more of this series!

  • Donna
    2019-01-17 00:08

    I thought I liked Chick Lit books but I'm beginning to wonder. The last couple that I have read have been pretty awful. On the other hand they were free (for the Kindle) so that may have something to do with it. This story is about Chloe, a 29 year old who gets left at the alter. Over the next year, with the help of her book club friends, she expands her horizons. The problem with this book is it was sooo boring. There is an excrutiatingly long description of her making tea in the kitchen that made me want to strangle myself. And the descriptions of Paris felt like highlights from a travel guide, no depth at all. None of the characters really had any depth and I just didn't care what happened to them. This book is from a Christian publisher (which normally would have been a deal-breaker in itself) although it was not heavy handed at all. There were passing references to attending church but that was about it.The best thing I can say is that it was a fast read.

  • Celestial
    2018-12-25 21:53

    What can I say about this book? Hmmm..... How about it was fantastic! I have to say that at the very beginning I didn't truly like anything about the main character Chloe (besides the fact that she was an avid reader). To be honest Daring Chloe was kind of a book I wasn't really sure I was going to finish. However when I began to actually put time into reading it I started to very much enjoy the characters and plot. The thing that threw me off the most about Chloe at the very beginning was that she wasn't at all adventurous and never tried new things. For some reason I found this insanely annoying. This pretty much goes against my entire character. I had no idea why she would be scared of any of the things she listed. Then I got into the part of the book where the Getaway Girls came in. This switched up the book entirely. Suddenly I could observe Chloe becoming more adventurous. Now she definitely isn't a daredevil by the end, but she wasn't afraid anymore. I don't want to give away anything, but all I know is that one day I want to go on adventures with my friends based off of books we are reading together. In most books I read there is at least some romance in it. Now in this book (trust me I'm trying not to spoil things) there is surprisingly little romance in it. There are a few suggestions that someone might be interested in the main character, but that suspicion is never really confirmed. I also really enjoyed being able to watch Chloe let God lead her through a very emotional breakup, and recover.I truly hope that this review helped you in some way decide whether to read this book or not. To me this was a very clean but interesting book, and it is worth reading. I plan on reading the other books in this series and will do reviews of them as well. I have to put in that when I discovered that there were two more books in this series I was quite happy because I had originally thought there was only one book.Warning: I know, I said this book was clean, and to me it is very clean. However I should warn you that a relatively minor character does get pregnant outside of marriage. In the book the this character and the person she got pregnant with willingly confess that what they did was wrong, and take care of the situation in a Godly manner. There may also be some slight mentions of sex, but not in an inappropriate manner.

  • Sonia
    2018-12-24 22:03

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It is classified as Christian fiction, and I'll be honest, even as a person of deep faith, I tend to shy away from Christian fiction, it's just not one of my favorite genres to read. That being said, I absolutely loved this book because although it carried with it an element of the Christian faith, the faith was not at all the focus of the story. So for me, personally, it just felt like an extension of my life and my relationships with my friends. We live busy active lives in today's world, and our faith is just one aspect of these lives (although a major one), and so it is for Chloe, the main character in this story.The story itself, the tale of a woman scorned the night before her wedding, having then to deal with getting over her heart break and moving on with her life, with a little help from her friends, women of all ages and shapes, all members of a book club, was just a fun and wonderful story of discovery, friendship and the strength of women.GREAT read. I am looking forward to reading the other books in the Getaway Girls series.

  • Melissa
    2019-01-01 20:58

    I decided to read Daring Chloe because I wanted something light and fun (it was also free for Kindle). It turns out, this book is too light, and so far it isn't fun at all. I'm having a very hard time liking the characters, and the dialogue is just fake. People do not talk like the characters in this book. There is very little character development. I get how Walker is trying to develop each character through the plot, but it's not enough. Having each character tell stories about themselves in conversation is not character development. I'm all for a fluffy, girly read every now and then, but this one is simply boring. I'll admit that I'm a little curious as to how the book ends, but I don't know if I'll be able to finish it. Maybe I'll just skip to the last chapter.

  • Anita
    2018-12-22 00:54

    What's not to like about a book about a bunch of friend in a book club, especially when they talk about the books and quote from them through out? When Chloe's fiance dumps her via text message the night before the wedding, she decides to go on her honeymoon to Mexico any way, but with two girl friends. The friends who are part of Chloe's book club decide that they should start having adventures to go along with the books they read.What I really liked about this book was that it was unexpected. I expected Chloe to find another love interest in the story, instead through her adventures, she finds herself.

  • Trisha
    2019-01-01 23:59

    I read this book because it was free on my Kindle. I have been trying to read the free books to open up myself to some new authors and read things I would not normally buy. It was light reading and actually was nice to get lost in something so freeing. It truly is about someone learning that they are responsible for thier own happiness and that is so uplifting but if you are reading this and waiting for something big to happen it never does. This book just breezes along and stays at the same pace throughout without ever having truly an end result. I would still reccomend it for someone on a vacation or who wants just breeze through book.

  • Elizabeth Ray
    2019-01-10 22:54

    Daring Chloe by Laura Jensen Walker was about main character Chloe and her book club. The book begins with Chloe's fiance breaking up her wedding the night before/morning of the ceremony. Her picture perfect fairy tale ending has been blown to pieces and the rest of the book is her picking up those pieces and making a new life. Luckily, her book club members, The Paperback Girls, are there to help her along the way. She and a couple friends decide to go on her already-paid-for Honeymoon Cruise to Mexico. Afterward, she and her book club members decide that they should have an outing that correlates with each book that they read. They decide to read Paris-themed books and go on a girl's trip to Paris in a year. The book takes place over the course of a year, so it's somewhat quick moving and skips around a lot. I think my favorite part of the book was the beginning, because it focused on Chloe being dumped for a little while before speeding through to the Paris trip. About the last fourth of the book is the actual trip to Paris, which almost read like a travel guide. I've read a few of Walker's other books and really, really enjoyed them, but this one was just okay. I didn't like it taking place over such a long time period, as I never felt fully present in the story with the skipping around. It was almost like reading letters from a friend who only writes every few weeks and only gives you the highlights. The secondary characters were interesting and I know the future books will feature them, but because there were so many and again, because the book skipped around, I didn't feel like I got to know them that well either. I think this would be a great book option to read right before going on a trip to Paris, as it was really detailed in the description of locations and food. However, it didn't have the usual elements I look for in a chick lit book- realistic, relatable characters (that you really get to know), interesting premise (the premise of the first part of the book was interesting, but the rest was eh), humor (a few parts were humorous, but it wasn't super funny), and easy reading (I never got sucked into the story). I hope the rest of the series stays in one time period for a longer time and delves deeper into the characters. 3 out of 5 stars.

  • Brittany
    2019-01-07 18:59

    I didn't love this book but I didn't hate it. Indifferent would be the word. I read two books about Paris back to back. The 1st was a YA book & the whole thing was amazing. I can see that the author tried. Hard. In the end this book didn't really do any thing for me. It was an easy read & I didn't feel any more enriched or left feeling more educated then when I started it. The point of the book was there was a break up & Chloe was supposed to grow & "blossom into a butterfly" as it was put by a man. I barely seen this happen. The other characters were bland & one character was cut out at the start of the Paris trip & never brought up again? One was ridiculously rudely opinionated. Walker attempted to describe Paris in an awe struck manner but fell short time and time again. It felt like a travel guide in a way. As in look at me & how much I know about Paris. & maybe this is actually what happened on my trip to Paris, this is what I did & how I acted & where I sat & where I stood & what I looked at & I thought hmm maybe I'll write a book about this. I generally loved the concept of the book. I'd love to have a group of girls to read & discuss books with & then execute the book ideas. No descriptions of any thing were good, they were too long, awkward, & just seemed like a novice writer had put them together & somehow managed to get published. & I don't think there was enough about church or God in this book to really call it Inspirational. I did enjoy the fact that even though Chloe was hit on once or twice & a romance could have been built a few different times the point of this book was not to find prince charming & live happily ever after or jump into another relationship it was to start her own happily ever after & be happy on her own. I respected that. I kept expecting something to happen along the lines of another relationship because thats just how so many books go. It was a nice change.

  • Tin
    2019-01-08 00:07

    About a quarter of the book was spent on Chloe crying and getting over her ex-fiance Chris, half was building up the excitement about their Paris trip, and the last quarter, the actual Paris trip and other adventures they went to before that.During the Paris portion of the book, it was more of a travel guide in novel form. At first, there were conversations between the characters, but towards the end, everything else was narrated. Even the conclusion of the trip and the book itself turned out to be rushed, more of like an afterthought.I really don't like stories that don't have character development in them, and that's one big fault i find in Daring Chloe. So okay, Chloe managed to come out of her shell in the end, choosing to live in Paris for a few weeks and embrace her adventure side for once. But i can't say the same for the other girls in her book club. I know the story is about her, hence the title of the book, but one-dimensional supporting characters? Seriously??Becca, the poor roommate who's sole purpose in life is to contradict everyone's suggestions. Kaitlyn, the ditzy shopaholic. Annette, Kaitlyn's mom and loving wife. Go-with-the-flow Paige. The reliable aunt, Tess. There was even no resolution about Chloe's almost kinda strained relationship with her mom.Personally, i find it such a pain finishing the book. Took me seven days, which, based on the previous books i've read, is a long time. Daring Chloe is just book one of Laura Jensen Walker's Getaway Girls series, but i'm not sure if i'll read them too.

  • Leah
    2019-01-07 22:13

    From the very beginning I knew Chloe was going to end up quitting her job and trying something completely against her character. That was cliché, but the rest of the book was good. I didn't care 100% for the end as I felt it didn't really work through an ending but flatlined with her just moving to Paris.However, I thought the rest of the story was good and entertaining, I really liked the idea of reading the books and then acting pieces out: whether camping, sailing, murder mystery dinner, etc. But I didn't like that they divulged everything that happened on each outing and skipped over the murder mystery one. It seemed really strange as every other outing had so much detail, but the murder mystery one (and the character who suggested it Jenna) were just a footnote in the book. The the characters were enjoyable and kept me interested enough to read the next books and find out what happens to them.

  • Ky
    2018-12-27 23:48

    The premise of Daring Chloe really intrigued me. The series follows the characters in a book club. They read and discuss their chosen novels, but they also go on adventures based on the themes of the books. Pretty cool idea, in my opinion.Chloe is a pleasant and relatable character. She actually reminds me of myself because I have a hard time trying out new things sometimes, though I'm not as fearful of as many things as the character. It was nice to see Chloe grow and become less fearful after Chris dumped her. Although she was at a low point in her life, she was able to experience so much more because she felt the need to change her life.The Paris trip was exciting at first, but after reading some lengthy descriptions about museums and grave sites and such, the trip section began to drag a little. I liked how the final chapters were unexpected, however - not at all the usual romantic chick-flick finish.

  • Stephany
    2019-01-06 03:01

    This was a good book that got off to a fast start. It started with Chloe finding out on the morning of her wedding day, by text message, that her groom wasn't going to marry her. And then followed her and the members of her book club as they embarked on adventures found in the pages of their books. The book stalled for me towards the end during their trip to Paris. It was very wordy and lengthy and the author had left us hanging as how the relationship between Chloe and Ryan, consequently the groom's BFF, was going to progress. When Chloe and her gang returned, she decided to go back to Paris since she loved it so much.The ending, for me, was a disappointment. While I was glad to see Chloe emerge from her shell and do something spontaneous and crazy...I was a little disappointed she didn't get the guy! I always want my heroine's to get the guy. I'm just a romantic like that.

  • Elaine
    2018-12-18 23:04

    Chloe is jealous of her older sister Julia and forever critical of her, referring to her as "Julia the Perfect." She believes Julia to be their mother's favorite. Julia and her fiancee continue planning their wedding after Chloe's ex-fiancee calls theirs off the day of their own wedding.Chloe along with her friends and her Aunt Tess, belong to a paperback book club where they plan adventures relating to the books they read. A visit to an art museum, a camping and hiking trip, and a rafting adventure, to name a few. Their biggest adventure is a trip to Paris where they spend seven days sightseeing and enjoying the food. I thought the book was pretty good up to their Paris trip when it seemed endless. Trips to museums, shopping, and eateries. It was probably the only part I was happy see come to an end.

  • Angela Risner
    2019-01-14 23:11

    Why does a woman’s life not start until she is dumped at the altar? The last book I reviewed started the same way. I do love many things about this book (and it’s a series, so I’m interested in checking out the next one): It’s about a multi-generational book club, they decide to act out some of the adventures in the books they’re reading, and they end up taking a trip to Paris.Also, I enjoyed the ending, which was different from most of these books. I think that each book is going to focus on a member of the book club, so that should flesh out the characters more. I didn’t realize it was Christian literature when I started the book, but if you are opposed to that message, it is not a heavy one in this book. I agree with the reviewer I’m going to use from Amazon that the book took WAY too much time in Paris.All in all, a lighthearted read and I’m willing to read the next one.

  • TeresaFL
    2018-12-24 20:05

    Another of my "get em while they're free" downloads to the Kindle. Not an author I'd read before, but the story sounded interesting and I figured I wasn't out anything if it wasn't as good as it sounded. Thankfully I liked this one. The main reason I liked this book is that it didn't take the predictable path and "fix" Chloe's life by marrying her off in the end. The author managed to keep from creating a "happy ending" that included a wedding. Instead, throughout the book Chloe learns a lot about herself and finds that although she may be the "good, dependable one", she also wants some freedom to spread her wings and find her own version of a happy ending. I liked this one enough that I'll be looking to read some of the others in the series.

  • Becky
    2018-12-27 23:45

    I enjoyed this book at first, although I normally steer clear of "chick-lit". The references to books & authors was interesting; the characters were believable. The idea of forming and being part of a book club is intriguing. I thought this was supposed to be Christian literature, but the rare references to Christianity certainly didn't inspire me. The description of Paris & all it's marvelous wonders was great for the first few pages, but it became ridiculous after awhile. I've been to Paris, so I know that it has a lot of art & history to offer to the tourist. The total fascination that the main characters develops, though, seems over-the-top. The story became less of an adventure, and more like a travel brochure.

  • Erika
    2019-01-14 02:09

    This was a free download for Kindle and there were points when I was reading this that I questioned why I was reading it. But it is an easy chick-lit summer read with a bit of a Christian lit tilt. And it was funny that the characters lived where I lived (most books aren't set in Sacramento) and then finally toward the end of the book they visit Paris, which was part of the reason I read it. Something that did annoy me was how much brand name-dropping there was in the story. It was so odd. From stores to clothes to food brands. If I could give a 1/2 star my rating would probably be 2.5. I didn't hate it, and I did appreciate that in the end it wasn't predictable as I was assuming it would end a certain way and it did not.

  • Heather
    2018-12-26 21:47

    Fans of Laura Jensen Walker will enjoy this book if for no other reason than it fits solidly next to her Dreaming books. More of the same characterization, more of the same decent dialogue and definitely more of the same women's empowerment and flirting with the idea of a relationship that never goes anywhere. It's a good enough story and I think Walker is an interesting writer, however, I have yet to find myself swept up into the story and crazy about the characters like I was in Reconstructing Natalie. Chloe is fun to read and her character's metamorphisis is entertaining to watch... but it felt like I had read most of this in a Walker book before. (*sigh*) That's not to say that I won't pick up the next adventure - it just may take a while!

  • Kristy
    2018-12-18 18:57

    Mostly I think this book was only a two star, the author prattled on and on and on in descriptions of things that had nothing at all to really do with the story. Many times I lost interest and at a couple points almost gave up on the book. HOWEVER when the girls got to Paris it turned around totally. It was still very descriptive but in a good way, the way a book should be. It made Paris sound so dreamy and beautiful and made me want to just pack my bags and go. I really enjoyed that and all the talk around different literature that the girls in the book club were reading. I wish the author would have toned down all the stuff in the first half of the book, it really wasn't about much of anything and droned on a lot.

  • Michelle
    2018-12-18 20:04

    Like most, I read this because it was free on Kindle. It wasn't a deep, moving, or life changing book by any means. Maybe that's why I enjoyed it. I needed a light, fun read. This story flowed simply through the life of Chloe Adams after she was dumped virtually at the alter. It follows her and her paperback book club through their books and adventures. I loved the quirky discussions they had. I was very happy to see a book list at the end of the story. I have to say my favorite part of the story was toward the end when they traveled to Paris. I went to Paris for a few days in my early 20's. I enjoyed the short trip, but feel I missed out on a lot after reading this. I want to go back and really experience Paris.

  • Joanna K.
    2019-01-14 01:03

    I liked the frame for this story, how the ladies in the book club decided to live out some of the adventures from the books they read. I enjoyed the various literary references and quotes in this book, and it was quite funny in places. I was disappointed that the main character, a Christian, wasn't shown talking to God about her problems or looking in God's Word for direction or comfort. While her character did seem to grow and change, there was no clear explanation of how/why those changes took place. I enjoyed the author's quality of writing, but I found the character progression and resolution wanting.

  • Margie
    2019-01-04 21:06

    This is the first of three books in this series. It is Christian fiction, but not over the top. Each characters faith was apart of the story, but not the center of the whole story. I thought Laura Jensen Walker portrayed real characters. I like that she introduced all three characters in the first book. It gave you insights into each of their personalities.The Paris trip took a little longer then I would have liked. For me a little description goes a long way in a museum.It was nice that Chloe ( the focus of this book ) did not find a guy, but found out what she wanted in life. It was nice to see a different ending to a book.More reviews at Ope's Opinions.com

  • Melinda
    2019-01-04 02:11

    This book was a pleasant surprise from a free or almost free Kindle purchase. As a Christian, I was able to find the writing to be entertaining but also uplifting in my faith. It was also inspirational, as a woman, to read about a young woman who spends much of her time living within self-created limits, find herself and set herself free to soar to new heights. Granted, this book is simple reading and will not tax your brain power in any way, but you will come away from the book feeling better about yourself as a woman and you'll have a new lease on life (and God).

  • Laura Brown
    2018-12-25 02:52

    This was a free download on my Kindle. It's cute but transitions in a very sloppy way. By about halfway through it I was understanding why it was free. The author seems young in her writing style and started to get redundant. I didn't like the chapter/section break downs and honestly stopped really caring where the characters went by about 3/4 through. It was cute but predictable, the title was sort of pushed heavily so you could see the change in the character from start to finish. I am not upset that I read it, it was free after all, but wouldn't recommend it for an adult.

  • Kelly Aley
    2018-12-22 02:55

    What an interesting storyline, but the author meanders and obviously isn't sure where she wanted to end up. The book club decides to do an activity related to each book they read culminating in a trip to Paris. Fun idea on it's own. The author instead has her heroine jilted at the alter and then has a strange love interest with her ex-fiance's friend which never gets off the ground. It was like she wasn't sure what book to write. No surprise this was a free kindle download because no one should spend $ on it. Boring dialogue and the characters were too stereotypical.

  • Sarah
    2018-12-21 03:01

    Free Kindle download. I really liked this book a lot more than I thought I would. It was much more than the story of a woman who gets jilted, and did not turn into a sappy romance. Rather, it detailed a year in Chloe's life, during which she became fantastically more self-aware. One (or is it two?) word of warning, however. I came away from this book with two strong desires: 1)to be in a fantastic book group like the one Chloe is in and 2) I really really need to go to Paris!

  • Alyn
    2018-12-22 00:56

    The story jumped around a lot. I did not like it at all. For example: Chloe, her aunt and friend are talking about going whale watching. Chloe starts to think about her ex-fiance and then all of a sudden, they are whale watching. As soon as they see a whale, Chloe thinks about her ex-fiance again and then bam, they're no longer whale watching but sitting in lounge chairs talking about their book club.

  • Ket Lamb
    2019-01-17 00:47

    I am a sucker for contemporary novels set in Paris, so when I spotted the Eiffel Tower on the cover, is it any surprise I decided to read this superficial story? Too bad Chloe doesn't make it to Paris until page 240. Her whirlwind trip reads like an extensive list of predictable tourist traps, instead of an engaging adventure. I guess I was expecting a meaty entree, instead of a cream puff. This "fast food" for readers left me hungry for something more substantial. Dare to go deeper.

  • Dominique
    2018-12-22 22:57

    This was free for my Kindle on amazon. It's the first book in a series. I think amazon does that a lot, offering the first in a series to try to suck you into the series, but it was a giant failure in this case. I'm pretty sure that the author wants me to care about the other women in the book group our main character is a part of, but I don't. So. It was a completely fine read. Nothing more, nothing less.