Act Your Age, Eve Brown (The Brown Sisters #3) by Talia Hibbert
Publication Date: March 9, 2021
This is the third and final Brown sister novel (a moment of silence) and this series is just so good!! Book two is my favorite of the three (review), but dang this one was so much fun and the one that I related to the most. I will forever be thankful to this series for introducing me to TALIA HIBBERT who is amazing and I can’t wait to read more from her.
In this novel Eve, the baby of the family, is forced to find a real job *Ben Wyatt Voice* EVE BROWN HAS NEVER HAD A READL JOB IN HER LIFE. That is not really true, but I could not pass up the opportunity to reference that moment. Anyways, Eve needs a job and after driving to escape her feelings she ends up in a small town at a Bed & Breskfast who needs a chef. Even though Jacob, the owner lowkey does not like her (but for some reason keeps staring at her), he is in a bind and hires her.
WHAT I LOVED:
- Like every conversation Eve and Jacob have made me smile
- The setting!! I am not a huge B&B person since I am unsure if I have visited one and most of my knowledge comes from Gilmore Girls, but DANG! I am ready to move to the lake district and work at a B&B after this!!
- When they eavesdrop on the customers
- IT’S FUNNY, Talia Hibbert is just hilarious
- But, also emotional and deep
- She balances it so well
- Eve’s hair
- I THINK THERE IS A PRIDE & PREJUDICE 2005 REFERENCE THAT IS VERY SUBTLE, but cannot confirm or deny
- I loved the end of book conflict and how it all wrapped up, I usually do not like the OH NO WILL THEY WONT THEY??? Endings, but I really liked this one!
- The autistic representation!
- Talia is always incorporating some kind of diversity into her romance novels and I am HERE FOR IT
- This series is just such a joy to read and I need to reread allll of them
WHAT I DID NOT LOVE:
- The timeline is a little fast for me, like after three days they are both super into each other
- Which is explained, but still slow down people
- This isn’t a negative per se, but the sex scenes were a little long for my preference
I also could really relate to Eve as a 26 year old who has no ide where her life is going!! Can relate!! Adulting is hard for Eve and me too! There was a paragraph that hit a bit too close to home and I cried so LOVE THAT FOR ME
*Thanks to NetGalley for an eARC in exchange for an honest review*