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AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
In Talia Hibbert’s newest rom-com, the flightiest Brown sister crashes into the life of an uptight B&B owner and has him falling hard–literally.
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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.
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Act Your Age, Eve Brown Audiobook Narrator
Ione Butler is the narrator of Act Your Age, Eve Brown audiobook that was written by Talia Hibbert
Talia Hibbert is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling Black British author who lives in a bedroom full of books. Supposedly, there is a world beyond that room, but she has yet to drum up enough interest to investigate. She writes sexy, diverse romance because she believes that people of marginalised identities need honest and positive representation. Her interests include beauty, junk food, and unnecessary sarcasm.
About the Author(s) of Act Your Age, Eve Brown
Talia Hibbert is the author of Act Your Age, Eve Brown
The publisher of the Act Your Age, Eve Brown is HarperAudio. The imprint is HarperAudio. It is supplied by HarperAudio. The ISBN-13 is 9780062941299.
This book is only available in the United States.
June 04, 2021
Talia Hibbert remains consistent with writing cute and funny stories that have endearing lead characters. Out of the three books in this series, this was definitely the most amusing thanks to all the banter and the sunshine/grumpy dynamic. She also continues to take care in expanding the leads’ vulnerabilities and internal struggles so that they're unique individually. I liked that both leads here are autistic, and we see how that plays into their interactions with each other. Despite their seemingly opposite personalities, you can tell how the characters would be a good fit for each other in all the ways they show patience and understanding, which is sweet to see.There was a lot of telling instead of showing when it came to portraying the internal struggles that the characters had, which made it a bit over-emphasized for my tastes, only because I could tell it was obviously going to create the inevitable misunderstanding later. I’m not a fan of third act conflicts, so I struggle to determine how to feel about this one. On one hand, it does make sense how the conflict happens due to the overemphasis; on the other hand, the characters had shown great understanding to each other before it happened. The good thing is that the author always resolves the conflict quickly, almost as if she had only included it out of obligation for how romance stories work and tries to get it over with ASAP. But on the other hand, I always am left wondering what is the point? Also, I really enjoyed the banter and the way the leads endearingly annoyed each other in the first half, but feel like we lost some of that once their relationship developed in the second half. Their gushy dynamics from that point forward blended in with very similar dynamics as the previous 2 books. I would have liked to still retain the unique qualities of their relationship, even after they get together, since that had been the most enjoyable to read.
January 16, 2021
***ARC provided through NetGalley***I think I may be a little bit dead. This book quite literally suffocated me with a pillow of happiness and love. In my deceased state, I am thoroughly incapable of doing the words for good sentences, so have a list of reasons why Act Your Age, Eve Brown was delightful, lovely, and all-around wonderful instead: -it's cute as fuck -like, I was a smiling mess the whole time -eve brown is an absolute gem -jacob wayne is.........jacob wayne -flawlessly executed opposites attract content -and when I say opposites attract I really mean two people who seem so different, but have way more in common than they originally thought, and they compliment each other so so so so so well -basically, they are a power couple -taking the small town hospitality industry by storm -WITTY QUIPS. SASSY BANTS. -the duck pond scene!!!!!!!!!!! -and did I mention the cuteness??? I'm talking an epi-pen injection of adorable straight into my bloodstream -because this is an ARC i'm terrified of accidentally saying too much, so i'll shut up now, but TRULY IT WAS SO ADORBSNeedless to say, I really fucking enjoyed this book. It was exactly what I needed, and I am thrilled that March is only two-ish short months away so that you can all experience the gloriousness of this book's words SOON. Other than those emotions, I am crushed/devastated/completely beside myself that this is the final book in the Brown sisters' trilogy; but, I'm also greatly anticipating whatever Talia Hibbert decides to write next. In the meantime, I guess I'll just need to do some major digging into her backlist & probably a lot of rereading too.4.5 stars(cw: mentions of childhood neglect & anti-autistic ableism)
July 28, 2021
it’s unfair that every subsequent book that talia hibbert puts out is better than her last. save some talent for the rest of us!!!
July 20, 2022
Do you ever have the food you've been craving at exactly the moment you're craving it?https://emmareadstoomuch.wordpress.co...That fasting-for-Thanksgiving feeling of finally sitting at the table, except for if turkey and canned cranberry sauce were ever everything it's cracked up to be. So more like pizza by the slice in the salt air and setting sun of the boardwalk after a day on the beach, or takeout-dim-sum pork buns and scallion pancakes when you've forgotten to eat and are suddenly hollow-stomached, or FINALLY experiencing the toothachey sugar of a warm cinnamon roll, which always take like eight times longer to make than expected.That's what reading a good romance feels like after dozens of mediocre ones.This is a perfect romance, for me.I loved the brash kind protagonist. I loved the shy rough around the edges sweet love interest. I loved the fun dialogue, I loved (for once in my life!) the steamy scenes, I loved the complicated loving family, and I loved watching these two miscommunicate and yell and fall in love.I blushed, I smiled, I heart-hurted, I winced. It's everything I want.I thought the first book in this series was good. I thought the second was not. This was something else altogether.I hope this holds up on reread.Bottom line: Enemies to lovers wins again!----------------pre-reviewdon't mind me just changing this to five stars----------------pre-pre-reviewohmygodilovethissomuch.i might cry.or give it 5 stars.but 4.5 for now and review to come and all that.----------------tbr reviewenemies to lovers?? ENEMIES TO LOVERS????
February 10, 2021
I went into this one knowing that I was going to love it, but I truly did not expect to fall for Eve and Jacob as hard as I did. There were multiple times that I found myself smiling and giggling while reading their banter and honestly their chemistry leapt off of every single page. I'm so sad that this book marks the end of the Brown Sisters trilogy but I am SO GLAD that it ended on such a high note and I honestly think that Jacob might even be my favorite of all three of the heroes. Ugh everything about this series was just perfect and and I cannot WAIT to read everything Talia Hibbert publishes in the future!!!
January 30, 2022
This was delightful. What a lovable close to this incredible series. ♥ Full review coming closer to publication date, but trust me when I say that you will 100% need this in your life! Just kidding, it's been a year and a half and I'm just now realizing I never did write this review. Guess that means it's time to re-read it so I can do it justice, eh? 😏Thank you so much to the publisher for providing me with this review copy in exchange for an honest review!
March 20, 2021
This series is adorable. Take a Hint Dani Brown was one of my top favorite romances of last year, and I was so excited to follow along in this series with another Brown sister! I will say, I don't think I enjoyed this one quite as much as the other two. I think this might be because I decided to listen to this one on audio as opposed to reading it physically, and I really despise listening to sex scenes on audio, so this is probably a 'me' thing, but this book had soooo much smut in it, I can't remember if the pervious two books had this much smut in it.. I don't know why I just find it so awkward to listen to sex scenes on an audiobook haha. (If you're wondering why I even bothered listening to it on audio it's because I got an ALC from Libro!)But despite my nitpicks about it, I really did adore this romance. I loved reading about Eve and Jacob, I found both of them to be so endearing and I loved getting to see the Brown sisters again! I love the idea of this AirB&B and it lowkey makes me want to go stay in one haha. Their banter in the first half of this book was *chefs kiss* amazing. So many scenes had me smiling like an idiot because they were so cute. The second half of the book just got a little repetitive for me with the amount of sex scenes, I just get bored reading those over and over again I guess.I can't wait to read more from Talia Hibbert in the future, this series holds a special place in my heart.
February 02, 2021
4.5 StarsOKAY THIS WAS TOO CUTE AND NOW I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO NOW THAT THIS IS OVER. I flew through this book in two days and could not get enough of Eve and Jacob. While reading this book, I could not get over how messy, endearing, and adorable both Eve and Jacob were. Eve is kicked out by her parents and she is cut off until she supports herself and holds down a job for a year. Eve stumbles upon a job listing for a chef position at a B&B and Jacob is instantly put off by Eve. They definitely start off on the wrong foot, but Jacob is desperate for a chef and ends up hiring Eve. The way that they bickered was so adorable and Jacob was frustrated with her but still liked her, which made him even more frustrated. I love a good hate to love story and this one progressed so well! Jacob is autistic and I really loved how well Eve and him meshed. They both took in each other's personalities and needs and never questioned them. They accepted each other and loved each other even more for who they were. I will say, the plot was very much character driven and not a lot really moved in the plot event-wise. Eve worked for Jacob and they worked through relationship trials. They were working towards this huge festival, but we didn't really get to see a lot that had to deal with that. But I adored their characters so much that I didn't mind that lack of plot too much. I loved seeing the entire Brown family and I really hope this isn't the last we see of these characters!
March 16, 2021
This series has been such a fun time! I just love that all those sisters are so relatable and so freakin charming. Like seriously how is it possible that the three sisters are just so relatable?? Eve and Jacob have one of the best grumpy/sunshine dynamics! I loved how Eve was getting on his nerves and how he was fighting his attraction (or trying to). I loved the fact that Eve hit Jacob by her car! I loved their banter, their hilarious dialogues, their over-sweet moments, and their serious conversations. Eve was such a delight. A hot mess. I loved seeing her growth and self discovery. And Jacob was so sweet and so grumpy and so perfect. Uhh I just loved them both so much. And I loved that we get to see everyone, but Red on his motorcycle in the last chapter? I can’t explain why but that got me fangirling so hard! Those characters are so delicate and so sweet and I love that Talia Hibbert handled them with care! I’m gonna miss them all!
February 06, 2021
tw: mentions of former child neglectThis series is such a delight. I have greatly enjoyed every book in The Brown Sisters, and this one is no different. One of the things I love about the series (besides the awesome variety of representation in each book) is how conflict is resolved fairly quickly but also realistically. In this book, we also have two characters who are both on the autism spectrum. It was so interesting to see how these two neurodivergent people related to one another on a different level and was very sweet. Neither one is infantilized by the narrative as well, which was great to see. The one downfall for this series for me is the smut level of the sex scenes. They are always so unexpected for a series that is considered more mainstream and definitely isn't erotica. But the sex scenes can be so over the top in these books. I still highly enjoy this series though and do plan on reading more Talia Hibbert in the future.
May 19, 2021
A very cute, steamy and uplifting end to 'The Brown Sisters' seriesEve Brown, the baby of the family bounces from job to job, living at home and relying on her family trust fund until her parents finally have enough! They give her an ultimatum, stick at a job for a year and find your own place, or no money. After stumbling across a cute B&B with a vacancy, where the boss is both hot and annoyingly grumpy, hilarious antics ensue, but will Eve sort her life out?!I'm a bit late to the party here, but was having a terrible run of bad books, needed a winner, and thought I would pick this up; I'm so glad I did! I happily devoured this adorable book with a great big soppy smile on my face! The sunshine and grump trope is one of my absolute favourites!Again many thanks to Talia Hibbert for the lovely author's note at the start, it was appreciated! 😘Also thanks for another brilliantly diverse romance! I'm so happy we have been getting so many of these over the last couple of years, and really hope that we continue to get romance to represent all kinds of readers!Set in the lovely lake district, which has been on my bucket list for so long! I loved the small town of Skybriar! Oh and I really love a great B&B!Act Your Age, Eve Brown was a charming tale of love, passion, self discovery and understanding. Although I initially struggled to empathise with Eve, as she lolled about resembling Peter Pan, I soon grew to love this messy, chaotic, loveable woman. As the book continued, misunderstood Eve showed that she was riddled with insecurities, self doubt and anxiety, but set off on a journey of finding out what she was good at, and why she found certain things difficult, and it was emotional. I loved seeing her self confidence grow, and she handled some discoveries about herself like a boss!Jacob was the opposite of Eve in many ways, with his need for order, calm and perfection, but they also shared many similarities as they got to know each other, firstly becoming friends, and then more. Jacob was supportive, funny, and I loved how he opened up to Eve, showing that despite having a hard shell on the outside, he was so soft on the inside! His prickliness was just to protect his marshmallow heart!These two characters were so well developed, flaws and all, and I loved them! I loved their scorching chemistry, their bickering and banter, and how understanding and in tune they were with each other. The sexual tension which built up was delicious! As for the steam 🔥🔥🔥Ms Hibbert does not mess around! Like the other books in the series, this had open door scenes, so avoid if you don't like graphic detail 😂Although I really enjoyed this final book, there were a couple of things which niggled me! Chloe and Dani disappointed me slightly, when they were interfering and judgmental, and when her family came with all that drama, it made me frown! I would've also preferred if the romance took place over a longer period of time, as it just felt to much, too soon for me personally. Also, wet glitter.. I had been warned about that scene, but I'm pretty sure that no one's vagina should dissolve into a pile of wet glitter...Nevertheless, this sweet book brought me joy, and I flew through it! I have seen that there is a spin off called Untitled,and I am desperately hoping it is about the Montrose siblings!This series was fab and I am happy that I got to spend some time with these characters!🦆🦆🦆🦆
Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
April 20, 2021
Talia Hibbert writes her best book yet with the third book in The Brown Sisters series, Act Your Age, Eve Brown. Moving, interesting, and incredibly sexy, Talia Hibbert nailed every aspect of this story. I'm a big fan of Talia Hibbert's work, and I've enjoyed all of the books in The Brown Sisters series, but seriously, none of them hold a candle to Act Your Age, Eve Brown. I was extremely excited to read this story because I love books with neurodiverse main characters. I'm really drawn to them, and I actively seek out romances with characters who are not neutrotypical. However, the intense chemistry and excellent writing is what made this story special. Eve and Jacob were a great example of a soft enemies-to-lovers story with a sizzling initial attraction that doesn't detract from the relationship development. Sometimes, the author leads with insta-lust and it stunts the relationship development between the two MCs. However, though the chemistry was there from the start with Eve and Jacob, it was given time to slow-burn. I loved how their relationship grew and changed over time, and how their attraction simmered until it boiled over. Both of these characters also carry baggage, but the story doesn't feel heavy. Talia Hibbert has a way of inserting just the right amount of humor into her stories, and I was reading this book with such a big smile on my face. The dialogue and banter between the two MCs were such a joy to read. I'm a dialogue junkie, and I love it when the author can carry a story through with witty conversation. Though the book touched on a number of serious topics, it didn't take itself too seriously. The story is so cute that the heat really sneaks up on you. Talia Hibbert pulls no punches when it comes to writing her sex scenes, and I love her for it. I'm talking scorching hot chemistry. There are no silly euphemisms for sex, just enthusiastic SEX. Yes, yes, yes!I was so enjoying this story that I was surprised when I had tears in my eyes near the end: the emotions really crept up on me. I felt my heart squeezing and squeezing, and I couldn't put it down in the last 20%. Act Your Age, Eve Brown was simply a pitch-perfect story for my tastes. Sexy, bold, diverse, funny, and moving, I got everything I wanted and more from this story. *Copy provided in exchange for an honest review*goodreads|instagram|twitter|blog
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