Addictive, Swoon-Worthy and Undeniable Proof That Talia Hibbert is the Best Voice in Romance | Review: Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert

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Recently, I had the pleasure of binge-reading The Brown Sisters, and oh my God, it was perfect. And one thing is official: The Brown Sisters series is taking its place on my shelf with my favourite series, Krista and Becca Ritchie's Addicted/Calloway Sisters/Like Us/Bad Reputation. I. AM. IN. LOVE.

Take a Hint, Dani Brown
by Talia Hibbert

Talia Hibbert returns with another charming romantic comedy about a young woman who agrees to fake date her friend after a video of him “rescuing” her from their office building goes viral...

Danika Brown knows what she wants: professional success, academic renown, and an occasional roll in the hay to relieve all that career-driven tension. But romance? Been there, done that, burned the T-shirt. Romantic partners, whatever their gender, are a distraction at best and a drain at worst. So Dani asks the universe for the perfect friend-with-benefits—someone who knows the score and knows their way around the bedroom.

When brooding security guard Zafir Ansari rescues Dani from a workplace fire drill gone wrong, it’s an obvious sign: PhD student Dani and ex-rugby player Zaf are destined to sleep together. But before she can explain that fact, a video of the heroic rescue goes viral. Now half the internet is shipping #DrRugbae—and Zaf is begging Dani to play along. Turns out, his sports charity for kids could really use the publicity. Lying to help children? Who on earth would refuse?

Dani’s plan is simple: fake a relationship in public, seduce Zaf behind the scenes. The trouble is, grumpy Zaf’s secretly a hopeless romantic—and he’s determined to corrupt Dani’s stone-cold realism. Before long, he’s tackling her fears into the dirt. But the former sports star has issues of his own, and the walls around his heart are as thick as his... um, thighs.

Suddenly, the easy lay Dani dreamed of is more complex than her thesis. Has her wish backfired? Is her focus being tested? Or is the universe just waiting for her to take a hint?

Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert
Rating: ★★★
As always, a copy of this book was provided by the author or publisher in exchange for my honest review. This does not effect my opinion in any way.    

Three cheers for Talia Hibbert and her incredibly addictive, swoon-worthy, steamy, romances. If you loved Get a Life, Chloe Brown then the second installment in The Brown Sisters is must-read material for you. Not only is it just as sweetly indulgent and heartfelt as its predecessor, it is the more compelling of the two in my opinion. (And this is coming from someone who genuinely loved the first book.)

Perhaps it's because of the romantic tropes used within, or the undeniable chemistry and wit of the phenomenal cast of characters. (Who am I more in love with? Dani? Zafir?) Perhaps it's the quirky, unexpected lightness that seems to emanate from the very pages of this book. Perhaps it's in the relationship between sisters. Perhaps it's because I adored Dani in the previous book, so I was already excited to read her story.

Regardless, everything about Take a Hint, Dani Brown works in the best way possible

Part of my keen interest in the series goes a bit beyond the romantic aspects--it is rooted in the way Hibbert crafts each character. Just as Get a Life, Chloe Brown, these characters are stunning in their own complex and perfectly human ways. Take a Hint, Dani Brown, holds everything I want in both characters and romantic entanglements. And to be blunt I don't think any romance novels have gone on to strike such a cord with me.

With the exception of Krista and Becca Ritchie, and now Talia Hibbert. If you love tales of love, life and sisterhood by Ritchie squared, you'll adore Hibbert's own exploration of similar themes. But, oh, make no mistake: these stories hold only a similar appeal and structure, the stories are their own.

Overall, this is one of the best romances of the year and this series is destined to leave its mark on its audience. Not only is it totally engrossing in the most fawn-worthy ways, the characters have an uncanny way of charming their way into your life. Take a Hint, Dani Brown, is every bit as smart as it is entertaining.

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