Hi everyone! Today I’m excited to participate in the book tour for Act Your Age, Eve Brown written by Talia Hibbert, hosted by Hear Our Voices Book Tours. Eve Brown releases today and you can purchase it from your local bookstores & online retailers- links to some of which are mentioned below.
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 –
Click to read Content Warnings:
mentions of childhood neglect & anti-autistic ableism
Act Your Age, Eve Brown is the third book in The Brown Sisters series by Talia Hibbert.
Eve Brown follows the story of the youngest Brown sister Eve who’s described as the flighty sister. No matter what job she chooses, she can’t stick to it. After a failed attempt as a wedding planner, Eve’s parents cuts off her trust fund income and tell her to get a steady job for at least 6 months. Frustrated, Eve storms out of her parents’ house and ends up at a B&B.
Castle Cottage Bed-and-Breakfast needs a chef ASAP and Jacob, the owner of the B&B is in big trouble since none of the interviewees have impressed him. When Eve Brown struts into the interview drenched and wearing an entirely inappropriate interview outfit, Jacob has no idea that this woman would eventually hit him with a car.
Guilty after accidentally hitting Jacob, Eve accepts the role as the chef of the B&B and little do they know that this is also the beginning of their story..
And what an adorable and steamy story it is! Even though Jacob is one of the broodiest heroes I’ve ever read but I loved his passion towards his B&B and his constant support of Eve. Jacob is seen as cold-hearted and rude at first, but slowly he starts to warm up to Eve, confessing about how difficult it was for him to make friends.
Eve, on the other hand, is seen as a happy-go-lucky girl but we slowly discover that we were wrong. We, along with Eve go on a journey of self-discovery as she starts to find similarities between her and Jacob’s personalities.
Talia Hibbert can really write some hot, smutty sex scenes but I will never forget the scene with ‘the dildo known as M’Baku’. Besides writing witty dialogue, the author managed to capture the emotional depth and character development of the main characters throughout the narrative. Jacob is Autistic which he mentions to Eve during their first meeting and struggles with abandonment issues which he later discusses with Eve. Unlike her sisters, Eve was never good at anything and this constantly weighed her down. Eve talks about her failure of holding down jobs to Jacob and their entire conversation was so pure that I wanted to hug them both.
Overall, I would recommend the book if you love grumpy x sunshine trope, great banter, purple dildos, and the Brown sisters.
Thanks to the publisher for gifting me an eARC in exchange for an honest review and to HOV tours for including me in the book tour!
– About the Author –
Talia Hibbert is a USA Today bestselling 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. She also rambles intermittently about the romance genre online.
Talia self-publishes via Nixon House and is represented by Courtney Miller-Callihan at Handspun Literary.
Thank you for reading! Have you read the first two books in The Brown Sisters series? Do you want to read Act Your Age, Eve Brown? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!