Act Your Age, Eve Brown by Talia Hibbert - A Book Review


I really appreciate when author’s write about characters on the autism spectrum as it provides me with further insight into this disorder. When I learned that Act Your Age, Eve Brown by Talia Hibbert had both protagonists on the spectrum, I  knew I had to read it.  This is the third book in the author’s The Brown Sisters trilogy, but can easily be read as a standalone.  Act Your Age, Eve Brown publishes today!

Plot Summary

Eve Brown’s life has had its challenges.  Despite always trying to do the right thing, everything she’s tried goes horribly wrong.  After her latest disaster, Eve’s parents demand that it’s time she makes her own way.  Without a plan, Eve sets off to find her future.


Jacob Wayne runs his own bed and breakfast and he demands perfection.  When Eve appears to interview for the vacant chef position at his B&B, he immediately shuts her down. After all, she has no formal training and lacks experience.  But all things change when Eve hits him with her car and breaks his arm.  The B&B is short of staff and Jacob has no choice but to hire Eve to help out.  Her upbeat manner is the last thing Jacob wants, but the more he and Eve work together, the more he changes his mind.


Book Review


I enjoyed this book and the humorous banter between Eve and Jacob.  I really felt a sense of knowing these characters well, and it was enjoyable to see the relationship develop. I appreciate observing personal growth in the characters, and this book has it in spades.  The interpersonal dynamics of both of these characters with their family and friends was interesting to observe.  While this is not my favourite book in the series, I did appreciate a satisfying conclusion to the trilogy.


Audiobook Review


I listened to the audiobook version of the book which was narrated by Ione Butler.  I thoroughly enjoyed this performance, and found the narrator’s voice to be articulate, expressive and comfortable to listen to.  I listened to the book at my usual 1.3x speed and found this to be perfect.  I would not hesitate to recommend the audiobook version of this book to those that appreciate this format.


What I Liked About Act Your Age, Eve Brown:

  • The great character development
  • The interpersonal dynamics between characters
  • The use of characters on the autism spectrum


I Recommend This Book To:


Those readers who enjoy romantic comedies, or romance with lots of personal growth.  Please note this is an open door romance novel, so if you don't like this in your books, I would suggest taking a pass on this one.


Acknowledgments:


Thank you to Libro.fm and Macmillan Audio for the ALC of this audiobook in advance of publication in exchange for the honest review provided here.  


My rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5.


Add Act Your Age, Eve Brown by Talia Hibbert to your Goodreads shelf


Similar Books I've Reviewed:


Get a Life, Chloe Brown (The Brown Sisters #1)

Take a Hint, Dani Brown (The Brown Sisters #2)

Party of Two by Jasmine Guillory


As always, I appreciate your stopping by to read this review.  I love to read your comments, especially if I've been able to add a book or three to your To Be Read List.  I hope you have a wonderful day.

30 comments:

  1. This sounds like such a fun read - love it when circumstances throw people together whether they want it or not!

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  2. I really enjoyed this book too! Eve is such a fun character, she definitely made me laugh the most of the three sisters. Great review!

    Anika | chaptersofmay.com

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  3. This sounds like a really fun book! Thank you for sharing.

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  4. Oh I saw this pop up on my feed earlier, it sounds like something I'd enjoy so much! I'll add it to my wishlist xx

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  5. So glad you enjoyed this! I wasn't a fan of Get a Life, Chloe Brown so I'm a little apprehensive about continuing with the series!

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    1. Thanks for your comment Alice. If Chloe wasn’t for you, this one may not be either.

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  6. This sounds like such a lovely story! Eve sounds like a brilliant character, and the dynamic between eve and Jacob sounds funny. Great review! x

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  7. I adore books like this which are based a little bit of circumstances, and this is such a glowing review I'll be checking it out x

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  8. I just started Get a life Chloe Brown and really can't wait to read this! As usual an amazing review! Can't wait to read about Eve x

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  9. OO! The set-up for this book sounds too hilarious to pass up! I love that this book sets forward engaging and interesting characters and also does not miss the opportunity to include autism.
    Thanks for sharing a lovely read!

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  10. This sounds like such a great book! Thanks for sharing review.

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  11. This sounds like a great read! Sounds like something I'd really enjoy and I also like books that give insight into the autistic spectrum x

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  12. I've heard nothing but good things about this series! Will have to check them out. :) Thanks for sharing your review!

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  13. This sounds like a fun read, something I'd really enjoy. I always enjoy something with strong character development more x

    Sophie
    www.glowsteady.co.uk

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  14. Great review. I enjoyed the book too. I just wonder if I could ask what is an 'open door romance?' I have not come across that term before!

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    1. Thanks Bex! An open door has detailed scenes of bedroom intimacy.

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  15. I've been hearing a lot about this series recently and it sounds like such enjoyable reads! Great review - I'm looking forward to picking this one up.

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