Hey everyone! Today I’m bringing another review of a Talia Hibbert. This one of for Take A Hint, Dani Brown, the sequel/companion to Get A Life, Chloe Brown.
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?
Once again, I’ve fallen in love with Talia’s writing. I gave this one 4 stars. I love Danika, but I found myself looking forward to Zafir’s POVs more. I don’t know why. I just wanted to hug and protect him at all costs. He was just a sweetheart and deserves the world. That’s not saying my sassy Dani doesn’t. For her, I wanted to protect her from herself.
I absolutely loved their families. We met Dani’s family back in Chloe’s book, but Zaf’s family was new. His relationship with his niece is everything!! Plus his mom is hilarious lol Their best friends brought in their own brand of flavor to the story. They showed how important friends can be in times where you couldn’t or can’t go to family.
I said something similar in my review of Chloe, but seeing people like me, black women, in books as main characters makes me happy. It brings me joy, and I can finally picture myself in their shoes. I can insert myself into the story. Plus I love Talia Hibbert as a person.
All in all, I definitely enjoyed this book. Of course, I can’t wait until Eve’s book is released! I need to preorder it before I forget…and buy this book and a third copy of Chloe’s. At this rate, I might as well just buy all her books lol
That’s all from me today everyone! Happy reading 💚