“A handsome man is a fearsome liability to everyone but himself.”― Talia Hibbert, Act Your Age, Eve Brown
This is the third book in this series and I have reviewed the first two books on this blog so you can check those out in “Book Reviews”.
This story is centered on the youngest Brown sister, Eve. Eve Brown has not been able to hold down a job or even identify what she wants to do with her life and her parents have decided to show her some tough love by giving her an ultimatum to get a job and move out. Eve is hurt by this but determined to prove herself. Her first stop is at a Bed and Breakfast owned by Jacob Wayne who eventually employs Eve much to his displeasure but after a few days is forced to admit that it was a good decision as Eve proves to be quite helpful and competent. As they work alongside each other, they realize they have more in common than they imagined and slowly begin to form a bond despite Jacob’s hard exterior.
It took me a while to get into this one and I can say this is my least favorite out of the three books in the series. Funny enough, I found Eve’s character quite interesting in the other books and was looking forward to reading her story but was disappointed as I couldn’t relate much to her character. Jacob’s character too was not much to my liking and since It is important the characters in a story (good or bad) should be to my liking in some way, this affected my overall rating of the book. The writing was still top notch although I found some of the dialogue between Eve and Jacob a bit cheesy, however there were still a good number of places that made me laugh out loud and overall it was still a pleasure to read. I also liked the sub theme around autism which was enlightening and relevant and I am delighted more stories like this are being told.
I would still recommend this book if you are looking for a nice mindless romance story.
Rating: 3 Stars
Published: March 9th 2021 by Avon
Talia Hibbert is a New York Times and 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.
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