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Act Your Age, Eve Brown, by Talia Hibbert

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katrinarose's review against another edition

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emotional funny lighthearted reflective relaxing fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.5

A bit repetitive after the first two books and slightly less likeable main characters but still a cute fun romance!

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jjenkins's review

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adventurous emotional funny hopeful lighthearted reflective medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0

Beautiful book with diverse characters and an even more unique and perfect love story. I love how relatable this book was while also being a lovely combination of hilarious and emotional. 

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linesiunderline's review

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emotional funny hopeful lighthearted slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes

5.0

Just delightful. I’ve met all the Brown sisters and it’s no easy decision to choose a favourite, so I’m not going to! However, I think perhaps this book is my favourite of the three in this series. 

Loved:
• the cute B&B setting
• the 🔥 connection between Eve and Jacob
• the nuanced exploration of how hard it can be to understand, accept, and love all parts of yourself
• all of the witty quips a girl could wish for
• perfect balance of tenderness and humour

If there were 5 more Brown sisters I wouldn’t be mad about it. A favourite of the year for sure!

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kyrstin_p1989's review

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emotional funny hopeful inspiring lighthearted fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.5

Romance novels are not typically my jam because they’re predictable and unrealistic and juvenile and way too sappy. Enemies to lovers never seems feasible to me and as a subgenre I always think it’s a bit too over the top. This enemies to lovers romance novel didn’t make me feel any of those things. It told a story — a complicated one — of growth, love, identity, and hard work. The characters are so loveable and their banter is to die for. Not to mention the spice in this book — while only occurring a few times — is well worth the wait. 

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atamano's review against another edition

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emotional lighthearted medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

2.0


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a_libra_library's review against another edition

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emotional funny inspiring lighthearted reflective medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0


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samchase112's review

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inspiring lighthearted fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.75

This was utter FLUFF and I absolutely loved it! Eve and Jacob are the sweetest humans alive, and seeing them together is just one big ball of happiness and cuteness. I highly recommend this romance for its autism rep and how it showcases self-confidence and "growing up" as an adult. My only complaint here is that Hibbert sort of...forgot about every character/plot point besides the romance between Jacob/Eve for a good 75% of the middle of the book (the whole time I was just wondering where the parents/worried family was???) but all in all this was a fantastic romance, and the perfect capper to the Brown sisters' trilogy.

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valeriabee's review against another edition

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emotional funny hopeful informative lighthearted reflective fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.75

It definitely lives up to the hype. Im tryna find out where I can get me a man like Jacob, especially given his particular skillset...and the tools at his disposal. Definitely less focus on the romantic, the lust was more heavy handed and I kind of wish they had both falled a little bit harder before proceeding with illicit engagements. It was a bit of insta-love....I mean it was enemies-to-lovers, which is fun and my favorite. After they stop hating each other, though, it's like they fall in love immediately. In just two to three weeks of knowing each other. I know that love and hate are separated by a thin line and by virtue of hating each other initially, they are much closer to falling in love than they would readily admit. 
I loved the neurodivergent rep.
Spoiler I only wish they hadnt also placed Eve on the autism spectrum because I kind of liked the idea that a neurotypical person could understand, love, and appreciate a neurodivergent person. So like, I liked the idea of Eve being neurotypical and loving everything about Jacob (not in spite of his autism, but including his autism). It made it feel to me like they could only fall in love with each other because only they understand each other? I know thats not the point.
The idea is that you are who you are, no matter your labels, and you can either accept yourself or live your life seeking validation from people who arent even willing to understand you. I also love how autism isnt a plot point, it's not a driving force. It's relevant, and it comes up, and it's discussed, but it's not a point of conflict. I love when diversity and inclusion in literature isnt used as a point of conflict. It just is. They just are as they are and it will have moments of relevance, and then it will not. 
Explicit sexual content that I thoroughly enjoyed. A little too heavy handed on the lust and too insta-love. It also feels like not a lot happens in the book. Nonetheless, Jacob and Eve make a lovely couple and I will be on the lookout for my own Jacob 🤪✌🏻 Also, being completely, I didn't like Eve for most of the book -- primarily due to her unwillingness to take responsibility for her actions and choices. It is part of her insecurity, but its also a pet peeve of mine. 

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eligru's review against another edition

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funny inspiring lighthearted medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

5.0

This book made me laugh out loud so many times xD 
It’s such a worthy end to the Brown sisters‘ trilogy! Probs my favourite of the 3. 
I kinda wish there was another sister (or brother!), and hence another book, because I’ve really grown to love these characters :) They are all so relatable! I feel like I am a mix of Dani and Eve with some Chloe moments sprinkled on top. Can‘t wait to see what Talia Hibbert comes up next.

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rachellewiski's review

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emotional funny hopeful lighthearted relaxing fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0

Only thing that would’ve made this book better is begrudging bed sharing. However, I am willing to look past that. 

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