Summary: Eve Brown is considered the immature one of her family. She has gone on many professional endeavors, but leaves them all anytime she fails. Now her parents are forcing her to find a job and stick to it for a year, or be cut off financially. While driving the country side and wondering what to do, she comes across a quaint Bed and Breakfast and applies for the chef position. She and the B&B’s owner, Jacob Wayne don’t get along , but when she accidentally hits him with her car, she decides to stick around and give him a helping hand, until she can move on to finding the right job for her, but maybe working at Castille Cottage is the right job after all.
My Review: I adored this book. The plot was fun and Talia Hibbert has a cheeky way of writing that always makes me smile. I also enjoyed the pop culture references to things I also enjoy like Totally Spies and AO3.
The characters are the driving force behind this book. I enjoyed the disabled representation and it was written with care. I felt for Jacob and Eve and I loved how they supported each other. I also liked how natural their relationship was. I enjoyed them going from enemies, to friends, to lovers. There aren’t many enemies to lovers’ stories that show the two going through their platonic phase while fighting their attraction. Their banter was everything and the intimate scenes were beyond hot.
I could relate to Eve. She felt pressure on herself to succeed and gave up whenever things didn’t work out. I could relate to her because I am a bit of a perfectionist and am hard on myself, but it is important to also recognize your talents and not be so hard on yourself. Praise yourself for what you can do.
Moreover, I also adored Jacob Wayde and I think other readers will over him too. He was a Tsundere (one of my favorite character archetypes) which means he has a hard time expressing his feelings to Eve, but it was easy to see he cared for her. He complimented her whenever he got the chance and that really endeared him to me, along with other things.
These were two characters who deserved to be loved and I was rooting for them to the end.
In conclusion, it’s obvious how much I loved Act your Age, Eve Brown and I give it 5 stars. I loved the writing, the plot, and the characters. It was encouraging, amusing, and it made me swoon. I look forward to seeing what Talia Hibbert writes next. I recommend this story if you love romantic comedies, slow burn, enemies to lovers, and work romance stories. I also recommend it if you’re looking for an own voice story with Autism representation. It was a great ending to the Brown Sisters Trilogy.