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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 poo 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.


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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 poo 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.

30 review for Act Your Age, Eve Brown

  1. 5 out of 5

    chai ♡

    Me, after reading a slow-burn mutual-dislike-at-first-sight rivals-to-lovers romance: wow, maybe happiness is attainable and true love is real

  2. 4 out of 5

    Kat

    ***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 o ***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 ADORBS Needless 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)

  3. 5 out of 5

    mina reads™️

    WHAT A FUCKING DELIGHTFUL LITTLE BOOK give me a second I’m gonna go cry now 😅 In Act Your Age Eve Brown, we follow the titular Eve Brown, a spoiled and perhaps maladjusted 26 year old seeking to prove how grown up she can be by getting and keeping a job without her family's help. Everything's going great until she accidently mows her would-be employer -Jacob- down with her car and things progress from there. To atone for the accident Eve has agreed to help Jacob run his B&B while he recovers from WHAT A FUCKING DELIGHTFUL LITTLE BOOK give me a second I’m gonna go cry now 😅 In Act Your Age Eve Brown, we follow the titular Eve Brown, a spoiled and perhaps maladjusted 26 year old seeking to prove how grown up she can be by getting and keeping a job without her family's help. Everything's going great until she accidently mows her would-be employer -Jacob- down with her car and things progress from there. To atone for the accident Eve has agreed to help Jacob run his B&B while he recovers from his injuries. Well to start I just have to say, I absolutely fucking loved this. Eve and Jacob are the epitome of the sunshine one x grumpy one dynamic. Eve is a chaotic force of nature, loud and boisterous to Jacob's own orderly and calm charm. They just balanced each other out so well and their banter was so hilarious to me that I could not stop smiling throughout. Talia is, quite brillant at balancing the story's witty banter and silly hijinks with some real emotional depth and character development throughout the narrative. Jacob struggles with abandonment issues and Eve with acute peter pan syndrome and a deep fear of failure. I enjoyed how the story explored the emotions and anxieties of these character's and how that impacted their budding relationship with one another. Additionally I want to add that both protagonists in this are autistic (own voices rep) and I really love how much care Talia put into that aspect of the story (however I'm not an own-voices reviewer in this area). This was a delightfully fun, and at times surprisingly steamy. It truly was a joy to read! I highly recommend it to my folks looking for some good fluff. Thank you to HarperCollins for the ARC via Netgalley

  4. 5 out of 5

    Zoe Stewart (Zoe's All Booked)

    How am I supposed to function until March?! I would sell my husband's left tit for an arc of this 😂 How am I supposed to function until March?! I would sell my husband's left tit for an arc of this 😂

  5. 5 out of 5

    Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)

    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 everyt 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!!!

  6. 4 out of 5

    chan ☆

    SUCH a cute cover, excited for this one

  7. 5 out of 5

    destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries]

    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! Thank you so much to the publisher for providing me with this review copy in exchange for an honest review!

  8. 5 out of 5

    Jessica

    4.5 Stars OKAY 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 4.5 Stars OKAY 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!

  9. 4 out of 5

    Samantha

    tw: mentions of former child neglect This 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 diffe tw: mentions of former child neglect This 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.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Tina

    This is a Contemporary Romance, and this is the third book in the Brown Sisters. I have to say this is my favorite one, and the other two was so good. This one was funny and the characters found the person they needed at that time. I love the Autism in this book, and I love this book shows that autism is very different from girls and boys. I have an Autistic daughter and son. I think Eve is my favorite Brown sister. I am sad to see that this is the last Brown sisters book. Of course the characte This is a Contemporary Romance, and this is the third book in the Brown Sisters. I have to say this is my favorite one, and the other two was so good. This one was funny and the characters found the person they needed at that time. I love the Autism in this book, and I love this book shows that autism is very different from girls and boys. I have an Autistic daughter and son. I think Eve is my favorite Brown sister. I am sad to see that this is the last Brown sisters book. Of course the character in this book was fun and very developed. This book is well written, and I love Talia Hibbert's writing style. I was kindly provided an e-copy of this book by the publisher (Avon) or author (Talia Hibbert) via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review about how I feel about this book, and I want to send a big Thank you to them for that. (*)

  11. 5 out of 5

    Paromjit

    Talia Hibbert concludes her Brown Sisters rom-com trilogy, after Chloe and Dani, with the sunny chaotic Eve, so different from her sisters, this is my belated Valentine's read, and I know the author will give us plenty of humour, fun, diverse steamy relationships, not to mention a serious focus on issues, here it is autism. The sassy purple haired and glittery Eve has floundered when it comes to finding her career niche, a litany of failures behind her, such as singing and acting, the latest bei Talia Hibbert concludes her Brown Sisters rom-com trilogy, after Chloe and Dani, with the sunny chaotic Eve, so different from her sisters, this is my belated Valentine's read, and I know the author will give us plenty of humour, fun, diverse steamy relationships, not to mention a serious focus on issues, here it is autism. The sassy purple haired and glittery Eve has floundered when it comes to finding her career niche, a litany of failures behind her, such as singing and acting, the latest being that of wedding planner. This is the final straw for Gigi and her parents, worried about her lack of commitment and application to her varied job forays, telling a distraught Eve that they are withdrawing any financial support until she settles into a occupation for the period of a year. This has Eve taking off, finding herself in the small picturesque place of Skybriar in the Lake District in the rain. She stops at the Castell Cottage Bed and Breakfast, noticing there are interviews for the position of a chef taking place, making the decision to apply. It would be an understatement to say that the owner of the B&B, Jacob Wayne, is not impressed with Eve, although his best friend, Eric Montrose, points out their desperate predicament, they need someone now and that Eve should be offered a trial period to see if she could work out. Before Jacob can tell her, Eve runs him over in her car, leaving him with concussion and serious injuries, such as a broken wrist. Feeling responsible, Eve is left with no choice but to help Jacob, at least until the Pemberton Ginger Festival in which the B&B is participating. To Eve's surprise, she is good at providing the guests with breakfast and afternoon teas, although learning the housekeeping aspects is more of a struggle. The initial antipathy between the rigid, rule bound, controlling Jacob and Eve melts away as they begin to see each other, only for the sexual tensions between them begin to rise to sky high levels. There is much that could be said to be predictable in the trajectory of the romance and love between Eve and Jacob, but it is Hibbert's vibrant characterisations that make this such a great read, the sweet and touching depictions of the couple's vulnerabilities, the development of their characters, the issue of autism, and their growing sense of coming to terms with their identity as they grapple with a lifetime of being misunderstood. They understand each other, when others cannot, although it is not an obstacle free path to love, their fears and insecurities do not disappear magically, Jacob has been so deeply hurt that he believes no woman could possibly love and want him beyond the short term. If you are looking for a fun, entertaining, appealing and engaging rom-coms, then I can certainly recommend this trilogy featuring Eve, Dani and Chloe. Many thanks to Little, Brown for an ARC.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Warda

    Of course, I loved this. There’s no other way this could’ve gone. A 4-star rating would’ve been a disaster but disaster has been averted because my gut is always right (when my anxiety isn’t having a field day with it, that is). And Talia Hibbert can fuckin’ write! Here we meet Eve Brown. She makes terrible choices and it’s said terrible choices that lead her to not have access to her trust fund till she starts acting her age and shows responsibility. So she sets off to go just do that. I fell in Of course, I loved this. There’s no other way this could’ve gone. A 4-star rating would’ve been a disaster but disaster has been averted because my gut is always right (when my anxiety isn’t having a field day with it, that is). And Talia Hibbert can fuckin’ write! Here we meet Eve Brown. She makes terrible choices and it’s said terrible choices that lead her to not have access to her trust fund till she starts acting her age and shows responsibility. So she sets off to go just do that. I fell in love with our main characters quite quickly. Our hero is a lovable grump. Our heroine is a sarcastic mess. Both are on the spectrum. Underneath the irresponsible behaviour lies a woman who’s quite unsure about herself and fears failure. Underneath the grumpiness lies someone who’s deeply insecure due to his upbringing. So she lands a job she wasn’t even planning on landing. She accidentally runs over our hero who owns the bed and breakfast and has subsequently been thrusted into taking charge of the place. And chaos ensues. The main reason why the enemies-to-lovers trope works so well is the banter. They’re never enemies in the literal sense. The fact that they’re attracted to each other hinders the full-blown hate. And Talia Hibbert writes dialogue like no other. Like any good story, I never wanted this to end. It brought me a stupid amount of happiness and naturally, I didn’t want to let go. Quite frankly, it should’ve been longer. It’s criminal that it wasn’t. But since we’re getting more from this world, I guess I can move on from the fact that this series has now ‘ended’.

  13. 4 out of 5

    EmBibliophile

    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 conve 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!

  14. 5 out of 5

    K.J. Charles

    Absolutely joyful. Eve is a force of chaos and a bit of a mess with a habit of running away; Jacob is all order and control with a lifetime of people running away from him. They're obviously perfect. Deep kindness (especially about human flaws and quirks) without sentimentality, terrific snark, great one-liners, swoony and hot romance, assured writing and a cast that's diverse because humans are diverse. A terrific conclusion to an excellent series; I enjoyed this overwhelmingly. I had an ARC fro Absolutely joyful. Eve is a force of chaos and a bit of a mess with a habit of running away; Jacob is all order and control with a lifetime of people running away from him. They're obviously perfect. Deep kindness (especially about human flaws and quirks) without sentimentality, terrific snark, great one-liners, swoony and hot romance, assured writing and a cast that's diverse because humans are diverse. A terrific conclusion to an excellent series; I enjoyed this overwhelmingly. I had an ARC from the author, and have been hoarding it like Smaug.

  15. 5 out of 5

    sil ♡ the book voyagers

    talia hibbert really said "i'm going to write the best book of 2021" and she did. act your age, eve brown? more like changed my life, eve brown because this book and EVE FUCKING BROWN just changed me entirely. I'm a new person after reading this book. so magnificent, so funny, hilarious, romantic, sexy, soft as heck, this book is everything you want and need and more. talia hibbert brings us the last of the brown sisters and she does it spectacularly. the right ending to the trilogy and the star talia hibbert really said "i'm going to write the best book of 2021" and she did. act your age, eve brown? more like changed my life, eve brown because this book and EVE FUCKING BROWN just changed me entirely. I'm a new person after reading this book. so magnificent, so funny, hilarious, romantic, sexy, soft as heck, this book is everything you want and need and more. talia hibbert brings us the last of the brown sisters and she does it spectacularly. the right ending to the trilogy and the start of a new one because as u know talia just announced a new romcom series with avon and it's about skybriar!!!! *excited* - grumpy x sunshine hero - a purple dildo named m'baku - meet disaster - this is the softest book in the world no comparison - "come and sit on my dick" this is a very horny book and I approve

  16. 4 out of 5

    Mash

    ~ 4.5 stars ~ “I told you before, that there are different ways to fail. Imperfection is inevitable. That’s life. But it doesn’t sound to me like you 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.” Act your age, Eve Brown is the third and final instalment in The Brown sisters series by Talia Hibbert. This follows the remaining Brown sister, Eve. With her purple hair and flair for dramatics, Eve h ~ 4.5 stars ~ “I told you before, that there are different ways to fail. Imperfection is inevitable. That’s life. But it doesn’t sound to me like you 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.” Act your age, Eve Brown is the third and final instalment in The Brown sisters series by Talia Hibbert. This follows the remaining Brown sister, Eve. With her purple hair and flair for dramatics, Eve has always been a bit of a free spirit, jumping from one profession to another. When Eve’s parents decide that she must grow up and get a proper career, Eve knows that she has to do it, if only so she can be happy. So, when she finds herself at a cute, little B&B that might just be having an interview for a top chef, Eve finds herself speaking to the cold and rude owner, Jacon Wayne, who refuses to give her the job. After accidentally running him over with her car and insulting him, Eve manages to get not only the job of the chef, but also of the supervisor because Jacob is still recovering from the car accident. Now, Eve must try her hardest to impress not only the customers but also her boss. Act your age, Eve Brown is a story of self-love, acceptance and the beauty of a free spirit. I had so much fun reading this and I liked it just as much as expected. My favourite book is still the second one because I have a soft spot for Dani and Zaf but this one is second on the list. I loved Eve and Jacob and I loved that the whole book pretty much took place at a B&B. From the three sisters, I think I am the most like Danika but I connected with Eve in many ways as well. I am so glad the author decided to exclude the existence of the pandemic from this book because it made me happy to see a world without it and it provided a wonderful escape from reality. The writing was quite good and I really enjoyed Eve’s perspective. There is nothing significantly different about the writing in this book compared to the other books but I enjoyed it all the same. I love that these books are written in third-person because it is my favorite perspective to read. I also love that we have dual perspectives because it really helps develop characters individually rather than just seeing them from the other perspective. Overall, the writing was engaging, fluffy, and fit well with the mood of the book and characters. “Your abilities lie in the places people usually overlook, so you’ve been convinced you don’t have any at all. But you’re smart, and you’re capable, and if people struggle to see that, it’s their problem, not yours.” The Plot was quite good and engaging but there were some things I disliked. To begin with, the main plot of the book was really original and I enjoyed how different it was and how Talia Hibbert put twists on common tropes. My only tiny problem was the middle of the book because it dragged and it was quite repetitive but only for a couple chapters, so not too big of a problem. Overall, the plow was great but the middle dragged a bit. And the characters! I really liked the characters, again, not as much as I liked Dani and Zaf but these ones were also really cute, I loved Eve because I did see myself in her but she was just such a passionate and outgoing person, it was really easy to love her. Jacob was also an excellent character and his personality was developed so well. I really appreciate how we, the author wrote the autism representation and it was natural and realistic. I loved the relationship between Jacob and Eve because they were honest with each other and embraced each other's flaws. “I’m going to stay and I’m going to love you and I’m going to try. You taught me how much that matters.” Overall, I loved this book. The writing was great, the plot was really good (but the middle was a little slow) and the characters were amazing and absolutely lovable. I liked this one a lot and it’s second for my favourites in this series. Thank you for reading my review and I hope it helped. **Disclaimer** This is all personal opinion and is in no way intended to harass or offend anyone. If I do, I sincerely apologize (also let me know so I can fix the offensive content, thank you) Blog Pinterest

  17. 5 out of 5

    Heather K (dentist in my spare time)

    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, 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

  18. 4 out of 5

    Mara

    4.5 stars: I was between 4 and 4.5 stars, but frankly, the degree to which this lightened my spirits on a high pain/anxiety day tipped me towards the extra half star. This book was just SO CHARMING and SO JOYFUL. I absolutely loved the main characters and the banter between them, but more than anything, this is one of the only successful screwball comedies I've encountered in book form. This book is (IMO- humor is so subjective) genuinely funny, and even more than the romance going on, I just en 4.5 stars: I was between 4 and 4.5 stars, but frankly, the degree to which this lightened my spirits on a high pain/anxiety day tipped me towards the extra half star. This book was just SO CHARMING and SO JOYFUL. I absolutely loved the main characters and the banter between them, but more than anything, this is one of the only successful screwball comedies I've encountered in book form. This book is (IMO- humor is so subjective) genuinely funny, and even more than the romance going on, I just enjoyed spending time in the world with this cast. The romance ultimately worked well for me, but the only thing that I thought didn't totally sell me was the transition from platonic to romantic interest. Once the romantic interest was established, I totally bought the progression of the relationship, but initial stages felt glossed over to me. There's also a big misunderstanding at the end that, while it gets resolved very quickly, felt a little needless. Still, this book had me smiling and laughing beginning to end, so I can't help but stan

  19. 4 out of 5

    Cait (Caitsbooks)

    Check out this review (and more) over on my blog! Thank you so much to Netgalley and the publisher for giving me an ARC in exchange for an honest review! Quick Stats: Overall: 5/5 Stars Characters: 5/5 Setting: 5/5 Writing: 4.5/5 Plot and Themes: 4/5 Awesomeness Factor: 5/5 Review in a Nutshell: This book was everything. I cannot recommend it enough. // Content Warning: [Warning in book] Childhood neglect, Ableism // Release Date: 3/9/2021 Publisher: Avon Page Count: 400 Premise: Act Your Age, Eve Brown fo Check out this review (and more) over on my blog! Thank you so much to Netgalley and the publisher for giving me an ARC in exchange for an honest review! Quick Stats: Overall: 5/5 Stars Characters: 5/5 Setting: 5/5 Writing: 4.5/5 Plot and Themes: 4/5 Awesomeness Factor: 5/5 Review in a Nutshell: This book was everything. I cannot recommend it enough. // Content Warning: [Warning in book] Childhood neglect, Ableism // Release Date: 3/9/2021 Publisher: Avon Page Count: 400 Premise: Act Your Age, Eve Brown follows Eve and Jacob. Eve wants to prove herself to her family, and show that she isn't spoiled and that she can hold down a job and not give up. Enter Jacob, and his bed and breakfast. He's desperate for a new cook, and when Eve just so happens to show up (and hit him with her car), he's stuck hiring her. - Writing - Talia Hibberts writing style is fun and easy to get into. While it may not have been exactly my sense of humor, it was still lighthearted and entertaining. Also, the spice level in this book? Amazing. - Plot - The plot is simple and straightforward: two complete opposites are forced to work together, shenanigans ensue. But it shines in the additional layers it brings. Those layers being the characters themselves. Most of these layers are added by our two main characters. I love them so much. - Characters - Speaking of the characters: I love them so much. They're realistic and grounded while still being entertaining to read about, and they have the best banter. One thing I especially loved about them, and this book as a whole, was the autism rep. It inspired me to finally start the process of getting my own diagnosis. Honestly, Talia Hibbert is the queen of including good representation in her books. I seriously have never been disappointed. - Conclusion - Pros- Great representation, adorable romance, addictive Cons- This series was my one constant source of serotonin and now that it's over I don’t know what to do Overall- 5/5 stars. If you’re looking for a captivating romance that you won’t be able to put down, you need to pick up Act Your Age, Eve Brown. Follow Me Here: Blog ||Tumblr || Bookstagram || Twitter|| Reviews

  20. 4 out of 5

    Phuong ✯

    – 3.75 stars The Brown Sisters series has been such a bright light in an overall bad (reading) year and I'm so happy that I've discovered it. While Take a Hint, Dani Brown is still my favorite, Act Your Age, Eve Brown is a very cute conclusion to this series. If you loved the other books in this series, this book won't disappoint you. "What?" she asked, rising on one elbow to look down at him. The lavender fall of her hair spilled across his chest, and her eyes were like starlit night. "I' – 3.75 stars The Brown Sisters series has been such a bright light in an overall bad (reading) year and I'm so happy that I've discovered it. While Take a Hint, Dani Brown is still my favorite, Act Your Age, Eve Brown is a very cute conclusion to this series. If you loved the other books in this series, this book won't disappoint you. "What?" she asked, rising on one elbow to look down at him. The lavender fall of her hair spilled across his chest, and her eyes were like starlit night. "I'm so what?" "Perfect," he finished. "Eve Brown, you are absolutely perfect to me." ꒰ PLOT ꒱ Act Your Age, Eve Brown follows the story of the youngest Brown sister. Eve is a hot mess. No matter what career paths she chooses, it seems like all she's able to do is fail. After one last failed ditch of planning a wedding which ended in chaos, Eve's parents throw her out and tell her to get her life together. In a hurry to get out of the house, Eve finds herself at a very charming B&B, interviewing for a job as a chef. One look at Eve and Jacob, the B&B owner, knows she's the total opposite of him, no chance in hell would he give her the job. Revenge is best served cold or in Eve's case: running Jacob over with her car. Feeling lowkey guilty for the accident, Eve decides to stay at the B&B and help Jacob out while he is still understaffed. And the rest is history... "Here's the plan. Since your wrist is broken and your arse is also broken–" "I'll give you this," he muttered, "at least you're thorough when you run a man over." ✩‧₊*:・ THE CHRACTERS & ROMANCE ・:*₊‧✩ Can we talk about the fact that Eve HIT Jacob with a CAR and he didn't file a lawsuit against her???? i- if that is not love what is? I want what Jacob and Eve have ✨ Eve reminded me in a lot of things of one my favorite heroines, Gianna from The Maddest Obsession. The way she's a hot mess, sitting alone on a bench feeding ducks, calling the love of their life anal-retentive, getting words wrong and people needing to correct her, a bright sunshine???… the similarities, yup I love both of them. 😭 After so many failed attempts of finding what she's good at, it was great to see Eve's self discovery and finding something she truly loves. I loooove how Jacob always had her back and believed in her when she didn't dare to believe in her own abilities. Jacob is the complete opposite of Eve. Always in control of everything, cold, distant and NOT a people pleaser. He disliked Eve from the moment he stared at her, because he knew that woman had the ability to make his life a mess and boy did she do a good job. It was so sweet to see Jacob slowly opening up to Eve since he has not many people he can call his friends and it was absolutely heart-warming. "Thank you," she said finally. "You're sweet, you know. Thank you." "If you ever call me sweet again, I'll report you to HR." "Who's the HR?" "I'm HR." I adored Eve-Jacob's sunshine/grump dynamic, their banter, their friendship. The're adorable together!! Like the rest of this series, this book just makes my heart swoon and happy. The autism representation in this book is also great, because it was shown how different it can be. I'm so used to rom com being on the low side heat wise, but Talia Hibbert always manages to surprise me with how HOT & STEAMY her smut scenes are. She didn't come to play when she wrote those scenes. 🔥 WHY NOT A HIGHER RATING The beginning of the book was very slow for me and it took me a few chapters until I was really invested. Once I was invested it was hard to put the book down, before that I was ready a couple of pages and then set down the book without a problem cause I was a bit bored. 🙈 I love Chloe and Dani, but in this book as side characters, I find them quite annoying, especially everything that was leading to the misunderstanding/conflict between Eve & Jacob at the end. I just wanted to shake all of them and tell them Eve and Jacob alone and stop meddling in their business. It was really getting on my nerves. Then the conflict happened and I was not happy about any of that and how any of the character was handling it. – I would have loved to get more of an extended epilogue with more Chloe/Red and Dani/Zafir to end the whole thing, but that's just me wanting more of all these characters. This series has been such a delight and I can't recommend it enough! *** THE BROWN SISTER SERIES #1 Get a Life, Chloe Brown – 4 stars #2 Take a Hint, Dani Brown – 4.5 stars #3 Act Your Age, Eve Brown – 3.75 stars

  21. 5 out of 5

    peachygirl

    Everything about this book is sooo freaking adorable. How am I supposed to wait for 5 long months????

  22. 4 out of 5

    h o l l i s

    I mean, is anyone surprised that this was a delight? Nope. Because I don't think Hibbert can do any wrong. And The Brown Sisters series has been truly wonderful and I'm pretty sad it's over. But.. might there be hope of a spinoff? With the Montroses? Pretty please? "[..] you're not even supposed to give them bread." "You aren't? Oh dear. Why on earth not?" "It's bad for the disgestion! Christ, woman, read a waterfowl blog." "Which you do because.." "Because. Know thine enemy." This final installment w I mean, is anyone surprised that this was a delight? Nope. Because I don't think Hibbert can do any wrong. And The Brown Sisters series has been truly wonderful and I'm pretty sad it's over. But.. might there be hope of a spinoff? With the Montroses? Pretty please? "[..] you're not even supposed to give them bread." "You aren't? Oh dear. Why on earth not?" "It's bad for the disgestion! Christ, woman, read a waterfowl blog." "Which you do because.." "Because. Know thine enemy." This final installment was a grumpy/sunshine delight of a matchup. These are two such very different characters and their first interaction, quickly followed by disaster, certainly set the tone for their wee bicker banter battles. The evolution from that, to friends, to scorching, to more, well.. it was delicious and fun and sweet and also a little heartbreaking. What added to the loveliness of this pairing wasn't just their differences, though, but also how they fit together almost like two sides of the same coin. Not the same but alike. Jacob's attitude was rather like a barbed-wire fence; designed to rip you to shreds if you got too close, but only to protect something special. While I still think I maintain that book one, GET A LIFE, CHLOE BROWN, was my favourite, as much as seeing the sisters and their partners was nice, it didn't get me as excited as I would've thought, as Eve was truly was the star of her own story. And I just wanted more time with her. Jacob, too, was just.. I can't think of any word but special. But he was. [..] the world would be a much better place if they stopped congratulating themselves on being normal and started to accept that there were countless different normals, and Jacob's kind was just as fine as everyone else's. My only tiny complaints were the third act drama, though now that I'm outside of the moment I think I'm less bothered by it in hindsight, it's far from the worst I've read!, and the ending. Despite the sweetness of the moment, and how it's not leading upto what you might think, it did end a tad abruptly and I was left bereft; and not just because it's over. "This is such a lovely town. I don't know how you manage to stay so grumpy when you live here." "Through great force of will." If somehow you've managed to resist picking up this series, or even a single Hibbert, I'm here to yell at you until you change your mind. This is a much beloved author for a reason and you will be better for reading her books. I can't wait to see where she goes from here and, surprising no one, will pick up whatever she releases next. 4.5 stars ** I received an ARC from the publisher (thank you!) in exchange for an honest review. ** ---- This review can also be found at A Take From Two Cities.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Lily Herman

    The bad news: Act Your Age, Eve Brown marks the end of the Brown Sisters trilogy. The good news: Talia Hibbert ended things on a HIGH AF note because she continues to bless us every single damn day. Take a Hint, Dani Brown, the second book in this series, was always going to be a tough act to follow, but I think Eve Brown's story somehow did it. Hibbert is truly a queen, legend, and icon when it comes to snappy dialogue and crisp banter, and the agitation and long-simmering tension between Eve and The bad news: Act Your Age, Eve Brown marks the end of the Brown Sisters trilogy. The good news: Talia Hibbert ended things on a HIGH AF note because she continues to bless us every single damn day. Take a Hint, Dani Brown, the second book in this series, was always going to be a tough act to follow, but I think Eve Brown's story somehow did it. Hibbert is truly a queen, legend, and icon when it comes to snappy dialogue and crisp banter, and the agitation and long-simmering tension between Eve and Jacob truly lets that shine. Plus, the fact that she created multifaceted characters on the spectrum (who have honest-to-God PERSONALITIES) with so much tender love and care makes me adore her even more. Ugh, I've 100% got a hardcore book hangover from this one. Content warning: Discussions of neglectful parents, discussions of ableism

  24. 4 out of 5

    Romie

    oh wow. dare I say this was my favourite book in the trilogy? yes. I loved Eve and Jacob with such a force! I would've given them the world and more! they're both on the autistic spectrum and I loved how they were so confident in themselves. I loved how happy Eve was to cook for people, I loved how respectful and kind Jacob is. this book, this story, these characters, hit right home. what a delightful book all about self-love and self-worth (4.85) oh wow. dare I say this was my favourite book in the trilogy? yes. I loved Eve and Jacob with such a force! I would've given them the world and more! they're both on the autistic spectrum and I loved how they were so confident in themselves. I loved how happy Eve was to cook for people, I loved how respectful and kind Jacob is. this book, this story, these characters, hit right home. what a delightful book all about self-love and self-worth (4.85)

  25. 4 out of 5

    Katie B

    I'm kicking myself for not jumping into this series sooner as I really enjoyed this third book. Great humor, interesting characters, and steamy chemistry between the two leads. I will definitely go back and read the first two novels featuring Eve's sisters. For those of you who have read the other books, I'm sure you will be glad to know Eve's family does pop up here and there in this one. Eve Brown tends to bounce from one thing to another and her parents have had enough. They are going to cut h I'm kicking myself for not jumping into this series sooner as I really enjoyed this third book. Great humor, interesting characters, and steamy chemistry between the two leads. I will definitely go back and read the first two novels featuring Eve's sisters. For those of you who have read the other books, I'm sure you will be glad to know Eve's family does pop up here and there in this one. Eve Brown tends to bounce from one thing to another and her parents have had enough. They are going to cut her off financially with the hope she will get her act together. She interviews for a chef's position at a bed and breakfast but after clashing with the owner, Jacob Wayne, she doesn't get the job. And then disaster strikes when she accidently hits Jacob with her car. He'll be out of commission for a bit and Eve, feeling guilty, tries to help out at the B&B. Jacob likes to be in control and being forced to sit on the sidelines is not exactly his idea of a good time. With Eve taking over what could go wrong? Or perhaps the other question is what could go right? I'm always game for an opposites attract romance. And I did like a specific thing Jacob and Eve had in common. (I'm trying to be vague as it's not something covered in the publisher synopsis.) I appreciate Eve was not as clearly defined as Jacob in this aspect but the author explored it just a bit. It's amazing how no matter how old you are, you keep learning things about yourself. I did find myself identifying with Eve in that regard. I almost feel obligated to mention this book has some graphic love scenes. I read romance novels quite often and the steam level in this one is about as high as it can get, in my opinion. To each their own, but I thought it worked well in the context of the story and characters. A romance with a ton of humor and characters that you couldn't help but root for. I found myself smiling a lot while reading as the story and characters were so much fun. Thank you to Avon Romance for sending me a digital copy as part of a giveaway. All thoughts expressed are my honest opinion.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Corina

    ALMOST FOUR STARS I forgot how sexy this series is :D Full review to come... ___________________________________ I received a copy of this book from the publisher for free in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are my own. Find me on Bookstagram and on my blog . ALMOST FOUR STARS I forgot how sexy this series is :D Full review to come... ___________________________________ I received a copy of this book from the publisher for free in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are my own. Find me on Bookstagram and on my blog .

  27. 5 out of 5

    Mrinmayi

    Definitely not me trying to read feel-good romance books to forget the fact that I will stay single forever P.S.: You KNOW you and your friends are LEVEL ONE single people , when your PARENTS decide to make plans for you on 14th Feb😂 Yeah..we are a group of single friends... I think our parents took pity on us and decided to treat our single self on 14th Feb Soooo...I do have a plan for 14th Feb Stuff my mouth with food and chill with my friends😤😛 *Goes to buy more romance novels* Definitely not me trying to read feel-good romance books to forget the fact that I will stay single forever P.S.: You KNOW you and your friends are LEVEL ONE single people , when your PARENTS decide to make plans for you on 14th Feb😂 Yeah..we are a group of single friends... I think our parents took pity on us and decided to treat our single self on 14th Feb Soooo...I do have a plan for 14th Feb Stuff my mouth with food and chill with my friends😤😛 *Goes to buy more romance novels*

  28. 5 out of 5

    lazybookconqueror

    This book was an absolute gem! The Brown Sisters is such a fun and quirky series, but I think that Talia Hibbert saved the best for last with Eve Brown, and that's saying a whole lot. Eve Brown can't commit. She goes from one failed job to the next and her only safety net is her chunky trust fund. That is until her parents cut her off until she can find and keep a stable job for one entire year. Jacob owns a lovely bed and breakfast but he is in desperate need of a new chef. All of a sudden a gor This book was an absolute gem! The Brown Sisters is such a fun and quirky series, but I think that Talia Hibbert saved the best for last with Eve Brown, and that's saying a whole lot. Eve Brown can't commit. She goes from one failed job to the next and her only safety net is her chunky trust fund. That is until her parents cut her off until she can find and keep a stable job for one entire year. Jacob owns a lovely bed and breakfast but he is in desperate need of a new chef. All of a sudden a gorgeous purple-haired woman shows up to his open interview and is bound to bring a lot of excitement to his very calculated life. What you can expect from this book: As always - fantastic representation An adorably grumpy hero that has ALL the swoons. Laugh out loud moments Content that is SO relatable A quarter-life crisis in the best possible way A heroine that is gorgeous and outspoken Fun and witty banter REALLY STEAMY SCENES. And so much more. If you're looking for a contemporary romance that checks all the boxes look no further. Thank you Netgalley and Little Brown Book Group UK for approving me for an ARC in exchange for an honest review. More reviews in the Blog Bookstagram

  29. 5 out of 5

    Sonja ✧・゚。★・゚☾

    MY HEART IS FULL 🥺💖 [4.5 out of 5 stars]

  30. 5 out of 5

    charlotte, (½ of readsrainbow)

    On my blog. Rep: Black autistic mc, autistic mc CWs: past child neglect Galley provided by publisher Talia Hibbert is one of those authors that I know I will love. The recent books of hers that I’ve read have been so consistently amazing, I’m not sure I could imagine a scenario in which I didn’t love one of her books. Act Your Age, Eve Brown fully follows in that trend. The book follows the youngest, and flightiest — according to her family, Brown sister, Eve. When Eve gets into an argument with On my blog. Rep: Black autistic mc, autistic mc CWs: past child neglect Galley provided by publisher Talia Hibbert is one of those authors that I know I will love. The recent books of hers that I’ve read have been so consistently amazing, I’m not sure I could imagine a scenario in which I didn’t love one of her books. Act Your Age, Eve Brown fully follows in that trend. The book follows the youngest, and flightiest — according to her family, Brown sister, Eve. When Eve gets into an argument with her parents after quitting her prospective wedding planning business, she ends up driving all the way to the Lakes. There, on a whim, she applies for the position of chef at Jacob’s B&B. She is the kind of personality that rubs Jacob up the wrong way so, of course, he turns her down. But, convinced by his friend to retract that decision because of the desperate situation, he goes after her to tell her otherwise. Only to get run over by her. (Not seriously, of course. Wouldn’t be much of a romance if that was the case.) So, obviously, the first thing I have to talk about is the meet-cute. Or, really, meet-not-so-cute. I think the romances that stick with you have distinctive and somewhat out-of-the-ordinary and/or funny meet-cutes. That’s what Talia Hibbert does so well, too. In each of the Brown sisters’ books, the meet-cute is distinctive and immediately pulls you into the story. If you’ve read them, you can probably recall just how Chloe and Dani each met Red and Zaf, right? A great meet-cute is a must for a good romance. And the meet-cute here is a perfect set-up for this sort of grumpy-and-sunshine type trope romance. Jacob and Eve are both characters you will love from the start, just as with every other Talia Hibbert romance. You’ll root for them both individually and together — especially together because, I think, one of Talia Hibbert’s biggest strengths is writing romances in which the characters help each other to grow. Not in a way that overwhelms one of them, but more like they provide support for the growth. I loved it in both Get a Life, Chloe Brown, Take a Hint, Dani Brown and I especially loved it in Act Your Age, Eve Brown. Really, Talia Hibbert possesses the combination of the best aspects of good romance — the eye-catching meet-cute, the characters you root for together, the character growth, and just overall a funny and light-hearted style, while also offering the right gravity to heavier topics. Nowhere is that more evident than in the entire Brown Sisters series. Every time I opened any of the books in this series, I immediately decided it was my new favourite. But, really, I don’t think I could possibly have a favourite book of this series. Which means, if you haven’t read this series, you have plenty of time to get through the first two books in time for the third. So, what are you waiting for? Get going!

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