Hi everyone, I hope you are all having an amazing day and are staying safe. So I finally picked up the last book in the Brown Sister series and absolutely loved it and felt it deserved a proper review.
Title: Act Your Age Eve Brown
Author: Talia Hibbert
Release Date: March 9th 2021
Number of Pages: 375
Genre: Adult, Contemporary Romance
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 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 chief 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.
So I was never a big romance reader and honestly there was a time when if recommended a romance book I wouldn’t have read it, until I gave this series a try.
These books are so enjoyable, fast paced, the writing style is fabulous and will honestly leave you laughing out loud. Talia Hibbert does such a good job of drawing you into the story, making you fall in love with her characters and leaving you wanting more.
In this book we follow Eve the youngest of the Brown siblings, she still lives at home and unlike her sisters doesn’t have a set goal or career plan in life and instead flits from one thing to another. That is until her latest plan ends in disaster and she is forced to prove herself to her parents as an adult. Which is where our second POV character Jacob comes in, when Eve finds herself applying for the chef role at his B&B. However, Jacob is the type of person who thrives on perfection and has no intention of hiring the chaotic Eve until she hits him with her car leading to a broken arm and he has no choice if he wants to keep his business running. And of course the more time the two spend together the more sparks start to fly despite how much they try to ignore them.
Eve is by far my favorite of the Brown sisters, her point of view is so fun to read from and I honestly felt like I related to her a lot throughout. I’m not as confident as she is but I really related to her struggles to fit in, feeling like she has to put on an act around others, struggling to find her purpose especially as someone who is also now hitting their mid twenties.
The dynamic between her and Jacob is perfect, if you love a rivals-to- lovers romance and the sunshine/grumpy dynamic then you are going to love these two. I was rooting for them from the start. And the heated scenes between them were perfect.
Both characters have autism and I really loved how this was explored in the book particularly the differences between how women experience it to men, and those from marginalized groups. This is also own voices rep for the autism.
Overall, this book was amazing, I had such an enjoyable time reading it and did not want it to end. If you are ever going to pick up a romance book let it be this series. I gave this, not surprisingly 5 out of 5 stars.
Have you read this series?? What are your thoughts on this one?? Who is your favorite Brown sister??