Act Your Age, Eve Brown
Act Your Age, Eve Brown
By Talia Hibbert
In USA Today bestselling author 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.
I was having a stressful month and couldn’t click with any of the books I was reading. I decided to ignore ARC deadlines and just read what book spoke to me. Act Your Age, Eve Brown was that book and it helped break me out of my book slump.
I’ve absolutely adored every Talia Hibbert I’ve read and this book was the perfect end to the Brown Sisters series. Eve is very different than her two older sisters. She’s impulsive and unpredictable. She’s floats through life, trying to find a career that keeps her interest and that she can succeed it. The book starts with her parents deciding to draw the line on her flinty behavior. Eve sets off in a huff and ends up on the doorstep of Jacob Wayne. He owns a bed and breakfast and is looking for a new cook. Adventures ensue as Eve accidentally breaks Jacob’s arm and ends up staying on as his cook. Eve and Jacob are complete opposites from each other and yet, as the story progresses, you see how well they work together. Honestly, this book has everything I wanted from the end of this series, which is one of my favorites. Talia creates characters with such emotion and depth. It’s honestly simply pleasure to read her books. This book was exactly what I needed in a difficult time and that makes me love it even more.
*Received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.