Review | Act Your Age, Eve Brown

Act Your Age, Eve Brown by Talia Hibbert

Title: Act Your Age, Eve Brown
Author: Talia Hibbert
Series: Book 3 – The Brown Sisters (1, 2)
Genre: Romance
Publisher: Avon an imprint of HarperCollins
Publication: March 9th, 2021
Read: March 2021
Format: Audiobook & eBook
Pages: 400
Length: 10 hours & 51 minutes
Rating: 5 Caffeinated Stars
Content Warning: Childhood Neglect, Anti-Autistic Ableism

He was watching her steadily, as if he’d known she’d instantly try to poke holes in his statement, and he refused to let her. “You look perfect,” he said again, each word falling like a petal on to a tranquil lake.

Goodreads Summary:

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.

My Thoughts:

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.

Diaries were horribly organized and awfully prescriptive. They involved dates and plans and regular entries and the suffocating weight of commitment. Journals, on the other hand, were deliciously wild and lawless things.

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.

He was probably going to give her the mother of all lectures about appropriate workplace relationships and friendly interactions, and then he might throw several handbooks at her head and lock her in this room and possibly call a priest to cleanse the horniness out of her.

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 told you before,” Jacob said into the silence, “that there are different ways to fail. Imperfection is inevitable. That’s life. But it doesn’t sound to me like you’ve failed at all, Eve. It sounds like your dream broke, and you’ve been picking up shattered pieces and blaming yourself when your hands bleed.”

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.

acob didn’t typically waste so much of his breath on interacting with untried strangers, because 90 percent of humanity was eventually proved useless and/or infuriating without any exertion on his part.

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.

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5 thoughts on “Review | Act Your Age, Eve Brown

  1. I just finished this today, and it’s soooooo good! I think it might just be my favorite out of all 3 in this series! Thank you so much for insisting that I read the first one, because you got me hooked.

    1. I completely agree. I have to say, I love them all pretty equally but this one spoke to me in the “I’m the black sheep/disappointment of the family” kind of way.

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