Romance writer Talia Hibbert is known for her diverse and funny romance novels that showcase Own Voices narratives and steamy goodness! Rounding out The Brown Sisters Series, her newest book, Act Your Age, Eve Brown follows the youngest sister of the family and her struggle to find her true passion.
Eve Brown is a certified hot mess. No matter how hard she strives to do right, her life always goes horribly wrong—so she’s given up trying. But when her personal brand of chaos ruins an expensive wedding (someone had to liberate those poor doves), her parents draw the line. It's time for Eve to grow up and prove herself—even though she's not entirely sure how… Jacob Wayne is in control. Always. The bed and breakfast owner’s on a mission to dominate the hospitality industry—and he expects nothing less than perfection. So when a purple-haired tornado of a woman turns up out of the blue to interview for his open chef position, he tells her the brutal truth: not a chance in hell. Then she hits him with her car--supposedly by accident. Yeah, right. Now his arm is broken, his B&B is understaffed, and the dangerously unpredictable Eve is fluttering around, trying to help. Before long, she’s infiltrated his work, his kitchen—and his spare bedroom. Jacob hates everything about it. Or rather, he should. Sunny, chaotic Eve is his natural-born nemesis, but the longer these two enemies spend in close quarters, the more their animosity turns into something else. Like Eve, the heat between them is impossible to ignore—and it’s melting Jacob’s frosty exterior.
In case it wasn’t obvious by now, I’m a huge Talia Hibbert fan and this book only solidified my love of her writing! This enemies-to-lovers story was so well done! The slow burn that went from hate to friendship to lovers was beautifully written that it might be one of the best enemies-to-lovers transitions I’ve ever read! This book also had all of the steamy goodness and witty banter that Hibbert fans love. The banter and remarks between Eve and Jacob were both funny and adorable as they both stumble through their feelings for one another while trying not to screw anything up.
I also really appreciated the autism awareness that this novel portrayed through the main characters. I love reading about neurodiversity and narrators who experience the world in different ways and this novel portrayed it very well.
With cameos for the rest of the Brown family (and Red and Zaf!), this book rounded out this trilogy wonderfully, while still working as a stand alone book. I cannot wait to read more of Hibbert’s novels, including the upcoming Skybriar Series, and recommend all romance lovers check out her novels!
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