Title: Act Your Age, Eve Brown
Author: Talia Hibbert
Series: Book 3 – The Brown Sisters (1, 2)
Publisher: Avon an imprint of HarperCollins
Publication: March 9th, 2021
Read: March 2021
Format: Audiobook & eBook
Length: 10 hours & 51 minutes
Rating: 5 Caffeinated Stars
Content Warning: Childhood Neglect, Anti-Autistic Ableism
In Act Your Age, Eve Brown the flightiest Brown sister crashes into the life of an uptight B&B owner and has him falling hard—literally.
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.
As most of you know, I am obsessed with Talia Hibbert’s writing. Her books are phenomenal, and they just capture the essence of life. One of the things that I just fall in love with is how much I can relate to a character. There is just something to her writing that is magical.
As all of you know, I was fortunate to score a copy of the advanced reader copy of act your age Eve Brown. Unfortunately, life has gotten in the way, and I haven’t been able to read it as quickly as I wanted to. Something always seemed to be coming up with this book. For three weeks, I had to sneak moments of reading in. It was a disservice to the book. Luckily for me, Libro.fm ended up giving me a copy of the audiobook as part of their influencer program. I love audiobooks. It’s my preferred format of reading right now simply because sometimes I just don’t have the energy to read with my eyes. I was incredibly excited to snag a copy of the audiobook and started the book over the second I could.
One of the best things about Talia Hibbert’s books are the characters. You simply can’t help but fall in love with them. I can’t get enough. Eve Brown was a character that I related to a little too much. At times, I didn’t want to finish the book simply because I related to her a little more than I wanted to. Still, I’m glad that I powered through because this book was beautifully written, and I think many people will enjoy it.
I loved seeing the characters’ chemistry, the banter, and everything about it was perfectly done. I know that you guys are probably sick of me raving about Talia’s writing, but she deserves all the praise. Everything about this book is excellent. I highly recommend this for any romance reader whose kind of feeling stuck in life. I loved every second of it. Definitely pick this book up.
All in all, this book is beautifully done, and the writing is spectacular. I recommend this book to anyone that is enjoyed and loves the other books in the series. I also recommend this to anyone that’s feeling a bit stuck in life and like you’re a failure. this book spoke to me more than most books do. Seriously, you’re doing a disservice to yourself by not reading this book.