TAKE A HINT, DANI BROWN BY TALIA HIBBERT - BOOK REVIEW



So, a few months ago, I read Get a Life, Chloe Brown. And I really, really liked it. And I am so THRILLED to report I ADORED Take a Hint!!

I am back with another review, Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert! Thanks so much to Edelweiss for providing me with an eARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. As always, all opinions are my own.


This book follows one of Chloe's younger sisters, Danika, or Dani. After Dani, who has sworn off relationships, is rescued from an elevator during her university's emergency drill by Zafir, the gorgeous, security guard, Dani takes it as a sign from the universe... to be more than friends with Zaf. Hopeless romantic Zafir is an ex-rugby player addicted to romance novels and spends his free time running a financially struggling rugby organization for kids. When #DrRugbae starts trending, Zaf and Dani decide to fake date to keep the ruse up, after all, it's for a good cause.

Right off the bat, I will say that you DO NOT need to read the first book in this companion series in order to understand what's going on in this one, BUT they are both excellent (and there are some cameos!) so I would highly recommend that you do! Otherwise, this book does stand it's own and... dare I say, I think I liked it just a touch more than Chloe's?!

Plotwise, the story is fairly straightforward. But Hibbert is able to work with the typical predictability of a romance novel and work magic on the characters themselves. This was a strength from Chloe's book as well, and I found myself immediately invested in both Dani and Zaf's characters. Both have been through some emotional times, and I thought Hibbert did a great job of exploring those emotions and creating well-rounded characters.

This book has a lot of great representation, Zafir is Muslim and, after a family tragedy, struggles with anxiety. Part of his kids organization is about helping young boys playing rugby embrace their emotions in positive ways, something that he was unable to do himself. Dani, in addition to being Black, is also bisexual, and we get to see some of her interactions with the woman she dated before Zaf.

I won't say too much more about the plot of the book, but I was very happy with how Hibbert handled the big "conflict" point. I always dread them in romance novels (mostly because I just want everyone to live happily ever after), but I thought Hibbert's chosen conflict fit well in the story and with the characters themselves.

Overall, this was a fantastic read, a new favourite of this year, and I cannot recommend this series enough!!