eARC Review – Act Your Age, Eve Brown

Title: Act Your Age, Eve Brown (The Brown Sister’s #3)

Author: Talia Hibbert

Publisher: Avon

Publication date: March 9th, 2021

400 pages

5/5 stars

Goodreads Synopsis

In Act Your Age, Eve Brown 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. 

Review

The best Brown Sisters book, hands down. Eve is my favorite sister, and Talia Hibbert pulled out all the stops for her story. This is a book that I immediately wanted to reread after finished. I was laughing hysterically from the very beginning, from the banter to the antics of Eve and Jacob – two humans so perfectly matched for each other (to their chagrin).

I’m always here for an enemies to lovers book, if you know me you know this. When Eve is tossed out of her parent’s house, told she needed to find a job and grow up, she drives off in a huff and stops at the first interesting place she sees – Castell Cottage, a B&B in a small town. To her luck, there’s a hiring sign for a chef, and Eve needs a job. What she doesn’t expect to find is Jacob, who seems to hate her immediately for no reason, and then hates her even more after she runs him over with her car.

Jacob has autism, and prefers everything to be in it’s place. Eve is a whirlwind who threatens his way of life. But, she burrows under his skin with every smile and playful flirting. I adored Jacob’s character and appreciated his friendships and understanding of who he is and what he is passionate about. As a neurotypical person, I cannot speak to the accuracy of the autistic rep in this book – I always appreciate representation.

I cannot even find one thing I did not like about this book. I read parts out loud to my fiance and he found the story equally as funny. If you’ve loved the previous Brown Sister’s book you’ll definitely love this one, but you don’t have to read the others first to enjoy it!

Thank you to Avon and Netgalley for an early copy in exchange for an honest review.

Happy reading, folks!

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