Review: Take A Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert

“There’s power in knowledge passed between generations, whether it’s by those books of yours or by an elder’s mouth.”

Genre: Romance Fiction

Pages: 400

Published: 23rd June, 2020

Rate: 4stars

Goodreads Synopsis

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? 

My Take

The first time I read this book I gave it 3stars, and having reread it recently I have upped the rating, and here is why.

There is some great family dynamics in this book. I love how Talia Hibbert writes relationships and especially familial. Dani’s sisters are great and supportive and make it joyous to watch their interactions on the page. The writing in this book is fun, sassy and quite easy to get through. It made for a page-turner. I love the pacing too.

Take A Hint, Dani Brown is a soft and spicy read. It tackled heavy topics without it being heavy on the reader. I love how Talia Hibbert explores anxiety in a meaningful way. I loved it!

“Reward me? With what? Because I only accept books or food.”

The character development in this book is amazing. Seeing their growth and how they come off the page is amazing. I love how vivid they all are and how distinct they are in their personalities. It’s a wonderful mixture of people. Something worth noting is the relationship between Zafir and Dani, it’s heartwarming and lovely and beautiful and steamy and I absolutely love it.

Take A Hint, Dani Brown is a cute steamy romance, from sassy stubborn Dani, to hot wonderful and thoughtful Zafir, and a story that will have you swooning. I enjoyed and I recommend it.

Have you read Take A Hint, Dani Brown? What did you think about it?

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