Act Your Age, Eve Brown is the third book in The Brown Sister’s series by Talia Hibbert. I will link my reviews of the first two books in the series Get a Life, Chloe Brown and Take a Hint, Dani Brown if you are also interested in them.. I will try and keep my review as spoiler free as possible.
Title: Act Your Age, Eve Brown
Author: Talia Hibbert
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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 didn’t think it would be easy for Talia Hibbert to impress me as much as she did with Take a Hint, Dani Brown, but she did. And while Act Your Age, Eve Brown may not be my favourite, it is undoubtedly up there.
Much like the other two Talia Hibbert books that I have read, I fell in love with both Eve and Jacob. Eve was not my favourite of the Brown sisters; I will always have a special place in my heart for Chloe; she most certainly was the funniest. I loved her personality and humour; she genuinely had me laughing out loud at some moments. The relationship between Eve and Jacob was the epitome of sunshine x grumpy and I loved it. The way they grew to like each other was just adorable, and the way they balanced each other out was just perfect.
Both Eve and Jacob are autistic, and while I am not an own voices reviewer, I appreciated how present it was in the storyline but never felt forced. The fact that they are both autistic is just a part of them, it was great to see the representation on the page.
Much like the other two books in this series, you get a POV from both characters, which I especially loved in this book. Getting to see inside their heads was just hilarious and gave you a great insight into what they were thinking, even though it didn’t come out of their mouths. This is completely down to Talia Hibbert’s amazing writing style.
After finishing this series, I am definitely going to be driving into some of Talia Hibbert’s backlist, as if they are half as good as Act Your Age, Eve Brown; I will fall in love with them. I hope that someday we get to revisit these characters as I would love to find out what happens next. If you have not picked up this series, I highly urge you too as you are missing out!