It's no secret that I have an iffy relationship with the Brown sister series by Talia Hibbert. I didn't care much for Get a Life, Chloe Brown, but I loved Take a Hint, Dani Brown, so I was very interested to see where the final installment, Act Your Age, Eve Brown, would fall for me. Big thanks to Netgalley for the copy!
|Pub Date: 3-9-21|
Adult - Contemporary
Eve Brown has always had trouble sticking to one path in life. She's tried and failed at so many different careers and after a mishap with some doves at a wedding she planned, her parents have finally had enough. Through coddling their adult daughter who should know better by now, Eve's parents decide to cut her off from her trust fund for one year during which she must prove to them that she can hold down a job and make her way in the world. Beside herself with embarrassment and frustration, Eve vows to grow up and prove herself and she stumbles upon the perfect opportunity: a B&B looking for a new chef. The only problem? She may have gotten off on the wrong foot when she accidentally runs over the owner.To say Jacob Wayne is a stickler for rules and order would be a massive understatement. Everything about himself and the B&B he runs is neat and orderly, so he is instantly affronted by the tornado that is Eve Brown. So when she breezes in to interview for a position, he responds with an emphatic hell no. When he realizes it's her or nothing, Jacob runs after her and meets the backend of her car. Now, with a broken arm and an understaffed B&B, Jacob has no choice but to let Eve help. It's only a matter of days before Eve has wiggled her way into everything from his kitchen to his spare bedroom, but the biggest threat of all may be how her sunny disposition is slowly melting away at all the ice around Jacob's heart.
Wow, Talia Hibbert really saved the best Brown sister for last! This was hands down my favorite of the series. It was just so much fun from beginning to end. Eve may come off as a bit flighty, but deep down she has all these insecurities and she truly cares so much about everyone. Jacob, I knew I was going to love as soon as he opened his mouth. He's so blunt and a bit abrasive, but the way he eventually opens up to Eve was so sweet. Their back-and-forth banter was everything because they each gave as good as they got and weren't afraid to push one another's buttons. There were so many moments that had me laughing out loud. I also loved the adorable B&B setting and all the new secondary characters we get to meet. This is definitely one of the best opposites attract tropes I've seen done in a while. If you're a fan of this series or are just looking for a new romance to squeal over, this is the one to pick up.