Take A Hint, Dani Brown
By: Talia Hibbert
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?
Steam Rating: 🔥🔥🔥🔥 (It’s STEAMY)
Bookish tip: This can be read as a standalone but I recommend reading Get A Life, Chloe Brown first.
Special thanks to Avon Romance and William Morrow for the finished copy.
Take a Hint, Dani Brown is another Talia Hibbert masterpiece. Long time readers of my blog or my reviews know that I love love love Get A Life, Chloe Brown. It’s perfection and Dani’s story is just as fantastic.
Talia Hibbert is so talented. She writes such amazing, down to earth characters. Dani is a super smart and witty bisexual woman. She is really focused on her career. Zaf, her love interest, is an ex-rugby player who loves romance novels (swoon!). He suffers from anxiety and yet runs a small charity for youth who often experience the same. Zaf is a hopeless romantic whereas Dani doesn’t truly believe in commitment.
I love how Take A Hint, Dani Brown is the fake relationship troupe. I love how it tackles mental health and anxiety. I love watching both character’s personal growth. I love that Zaf just accepts Dani for who she is. He doesn’t’ try to change her…..he just loves her for her (my heart is melting). I love the cameos by Chloe, and Red and Eve. I love all of the side characters. I love how Dani and Zaf find their self-worth. And I really love how Dani and Zaf just make each other better.
In case it is not clear, I LOVE THIS BOOK!
Recommendation: Take A Hint, Dani Brown is such a feel good romance. It’s a must read. I cannot wait for Eve’s book.
Side note: Take A Hint, Dani Brown was July’s selection for Three Friends Book Club, a virtual book club hosted on Instagram. It made for an awesome chat. If you get a chance to buddy read it with someone, do! If you don’t and still want to talk about it, comment below. We will find a way to chat!
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