Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert

In the second instalment in The Brown Sisters series, it’s Dani Brown’s time to serve as the protagonist.  Dani is a PhD student who teaches at a local university.  She is a “say it like it is” type of gal, who despite her academic work, likes to use profanity.  She is driven and focused, knows what she wants in life and how to get it.  She also knows what she doesn’t want, and that’s any romantic relationships. But she’s ready to meet a friend with benefits and is waiting for a hint from a spiritual source to let her know who that should be. When she is locked in an elevator and is rescued by the former ex-rugby star Zaf, she believes this to be the sign she’s been waiting for.  
Zaf is a big, strong and handsome security guard who carries Dani outside and into a student body only too happy to capture this heroic event for social media.  In fact, #DrRugbae begins trending and gives Zaf the needed support for his sports charity for kids.  So Dani and Zaf strike a deal - they will pose as a romantic couple for three weeks to provide him with the publicity he needs for his charity, and in turn he will fulfill Dani’s need for a friend with benefits.  
This book is both humorous and serious. The couple’s banter/flirtations were enjoyable to read.  However, both Dani and Zaf have significant psychological issues that they are trying to work through. My favourite part of this book was the relationship the couple built outside of sex. This is clearly a case of 1+1=3.   That is, the individuals are much stronger together than apart.  The author does a fantastic job of character development and I really felt I knew the two well.  The book flowed well and was a quick read for me. Be warned, however, that the book has some steamier sex scenes which some more sensitive readers may not appreciate.  While I preferred the author’s first book in the series, this book was enjoyable and held my interest.  I look forward to the third book in the series expected in 2021.
Thanks to Edelweiss and Avon Books for the ARC of this book in exchange for the honest review provided here.
My rating:  ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️/5.

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