Review: Act Your Age, Eve Brown by Talia Hibbert

Title:Act Your Age, Eve Brown by Talia Hibbert
The Brown Sisters Series Book Three
Publisher: Avon
Genre: Contemporary, Romance
Length: 393 pages
Book Rating: B+

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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.

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.


Act Your Age, Eve Brown by Talia Hibbert is an endearing romance. This third installment in The Brown Sisters series can be read as a standalone but I HIGHLY recommend the entire series.

Eve Brown has flitted from career to career and her parents finally put their foot down. They are cutting off her trust payments until she holds a job for an entire year. Upset, Eve goes for a drive and ends up at an adorable B&B that is looking for a chef. Through a series of erm, mishaps, she is now the Chef at the Castell Cottage B&B. Eve is also trying to prove to herself and her new boss B&B owner Jacob Wayne, that she is the absolute right person for her new job.

Eve is the youngest in her family and she feels like she has never measured up to her sisters. She has always had trouble fitting in and her education and job failures leave her lacking self-esteem. Eve does not want to love her new job because, in the past, that seems to doom her chances of success. But she is  completely comfortable cooking and taking care of the B&B’s guests. Eve’s upbeat, sunny personality makes her a hit with everyone except for Jacob.

Jacob is methodical and sticks closely to his routine. He initially convinces himself that his impulsive new employee is not at all suited for working for him. Jacob is straight-forward and always speaks his mind, which other people sometimes find off-putting.  He is delighted that Eve is also not one to hold back her opinions or thoughts. Jacob gradually realizes he is attracted to her but he does not want to take advantage of an employee.

Eve is drawn to Jacob and an unexpected friendship springs up between them. Some of their interactions are laugh out loud funny while others poignantly pull on the heartstrings. Jacob helps Eve understand herself better and she begins to grow more confident. After they give in to their mutual attraction, will Eve and Jacob give their fledgling romance time to grow?

Act Your Age, Eve Brown is a fun romance that deals with true to life issues. Eve and Jacob are wonderful characters whose flaws add to their charm.  The storyline is engaging and perfectly blends humor with more serious topics. Their friendship gradually turns into a steamy romance but their respective fears threaten to derail their burgeoning relationship. Old and new fans of Talia Hibbert’s The Brown Sisters series are sure to enjoy this  captivating romance.

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