Act Your Age Eve Brown
By Talia Hibbert
What it’s about?
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 a wedding, 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 always in control. The uptight B&B owner expects nothing less than perfection from his employees, so when a purple-haired tornado of a woman applies 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.
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. 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…
What I think:
This is the last in the Brown sisters trilogy and it’s my favourite!
Eve is chaotic and disastrous. She smart and charming and funny but hasn’t found her passion and is struggling to settle down. With her older sisters, Chloe and Dani successful and happy, the pressure is on Eve. There’s only so long you can live with you parents and rely in your trust fund.
Eve storms off in a huff but when she has finished sulking she is determined to prove her parents wrong. She finds herself in the Lake District at a B&B in a pretty village and blags her way into an interview for a new chef.
Straight away she clashes with B&B owner Jacob. While she is bright and bubbly and full of energy Jacob is fastidious, serious and organised.
There is an instant attraction between the two of them and despite their very different personalities they seem to understand each other.
Eve brings charm and warmth to the B&B as she is naturally welcoming and thoughtful and Jacob shows he that some of the things she considers her weaknesses can actually become her strengths. He helps her understand her autism. There is a lot of focus on the neuro atypical traits of each of the characters and how these can become strengths when they are understood.
Like the other Brown sisters books, there are a couple of very steamy sex scenes with some crude, sexual language that some people may not like. Eve is a modern young woman who is open about her sexuality and what she wants.
This is a very modern romance filled with fun, sass and slogan t-shirts. Fans of the Brown sisters will not be disappointed and will love the appearance of the Brown family as they turn up en masse towards the end of the book.
Thank you to Netgalley for the gifted digital copy. This is definitely set to be a bestseller this year.